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It’s peak time on Saturday night and a child is screaming. The rest of the crowd registers only a few decibels lower. And in a few minutes, the sound is mostly laughs. In Oceanside, Noble Kitchen & Cocktails is clearly the place to be. The weekend experience, of course, is different from the weekday, when your voice may just echo. Still, even quiet...

The American Italian Socio-historical Association (AISA) has rescheduled its 2nd St. Joseph’s Day Celebration Conference this year for April 4, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm to be held at the D'Angelo Center Room 128, St. John’s University. It is a goal of the AISA to hold a special conference every year dealing with the Italian American experience in...

At the National Italian American Foundation’s New York gala Wednesday night, comedian Joe Piscopo did his “Saturday Night Live”-minted impression of Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York.” He also introduced Anthony Scaramucci, who was receiving an award for special achievement in business and financial services -- though Piscopo, who’s conside...

Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Consuelo is retiring at the end of September, after about seven years at the helm. “I’m nearing the age of 70, and having retired once before, I thought maybe another go-around is needed,” he said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “While I’ve enjoyed my tenure with the chamb...

Leave the sign, take the cannoli. Little Italy pastry shop owner John "Baby John" Delutro of Caffé Palermo asked Broadway's "A Bronx Tale" to remove a sign on its set that dubs another pastry joint "The Cannoli King," infringing on his trademark. The show — a coming-of-age story about an Italian kid growing up in the Bronx during the socially segre...

Who among us isn’t spellbound by the New York City skyline? Whether it’s architecture, design, construction or Instagram, one look at the rooftops and towers and you can’t help but be enchanted. The Chrysler Building has a pretty remarkable effect on Veronica Mainetti, the president of Sorgente Group of America. The night before her interview with...

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the exhibition Spatial Fluidity, which opens April 1, 2017 and runs through April 21, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017  – April...

Marisa Merz's story is one of upward mobility. From her humble beginnings in Turin, Italy, the artist developed her own style in a diverse array of mediums, eventually becoming the sole female contributor to a prominent artistic subculture. Through the distortion and manipulation of imagery and materials, she reveals her prowess for abstraction in...

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food". The Italian eatery’s Woodstock location opened March 9. Palmieri also runs a location in River Grove, which opened in 2014. As a child, Palmieri said he spent time watching his grandfather cook w...

One of the wonderful aspects of what I do is meeting remarkable people who passionately pursue their life’s work. They live by a set of rules that might not seem conventional but I find their determination to live a life of creative struggle profoundly inspiring. Recently I visited the composer and conductor Anton Coppola a few days before his hund...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative “Food in Focus,” a photography contest. This year’s theme is : “Bringing People Together Through the Power of Food” IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image s...

Four $3,000 scholarships are now available to future or current college students who reside in the state’s 1st State Senate District. The scholarships are limited to constituents who reside in a district represented by state senators and Assembly members who belong to the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators—Senator Ken LaValle...