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No restaurant can be all things to all people but Mio Vino bridges the fine dine/casual dine divide very well. There aren’t a lot of restaurant choices available in this small village nestled in the beautiful countryside, so if you want an upscale Italian dinner with appropriate wine pairings, you’ll want to go to Mio Vino. Want a burger? Mio Vino....

"Every kid or coach who participates in organized soccer on Staten Island owes him," were the words Sandy Rapaglia used to honor Dr. Gabriel Nigrin, one of the pioneers of the sport, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. "Doc started organized soccer on Staten Island. He's been a fixture since the 1960s. He was the man," said Rapaglia, the fo...

It’s noon in Florence, and you find a spot on the steps of the Duomo. After a bitterly cold winter, you feel your skin gladly soak up the sun shining down on you. You watch passersby marvel at Brunelleschi’s masterpiece. It’s lunchtime and you’re starved. As you bite into the salt-less bread of your panino you feel the flavors of the fresh savory m...

Since the closing of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy and the shortening of church hours (doors now close at 6pm), my visits to the Shrine Church of Most Precious Blood in NYC’s historic Little Italy has been considerably reduced. So when I had the opportunity to attend the church’s monthly “Music & Voices” concert series Thursday evening, I jumped...

The National Italian American Foundation will hosts it's yearly New York Gala, honoring New York State Superintendent of DFS, Maria T. Vullo; Chairman, Jackson Lewis P.C., Vincent A. Cino, Cooking with Nonna host, Rossella Rago and others at Cipriani, 42nd Street, March 22, 2017. This distinguished annual event highlights the very best in Italian f...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6pm: Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge. John Gennari, University of Vermont. Location: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036 In the United States, African American and Italian American cultures have been intertwined for more than a h...

March 8 (Wednesday) - 6:30 pm Italian American Women's Center, Inc. Celebrates "La Festa della Donna" International Women's Day Dinner - Douglaston Manor, 6320 Commonwealth Blvd, Douglaston, NY. Admission:  $65; at the door $75. Contact:  Vincenza Russo, IAWC President 646-515-2744 Each year International Women's Day is celebrated globally with eve...

Dozens of people with masks filled the room at Sons of Italy in Endicott for Little Italy Endicott's "Carnivale di Venezia" Masquerade Ball.  Tickets for the event were $35, which included a cash bar, food and live music. All the money for the event will go toward Little Italy Endicott's mission to revitalize the community. The purpose of the event...

Ancora un mese, e ci siamo. Il 24 marzo prossimi Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti spegne la candelina numero 98. Ne è passato di tempo da quando, Carlo Ferlinghetti, originario di Chiari vicino Brescia, e Albertine Mendes-Monsanto, originaria di Lione, curioso impasto franco-portoghese di origine sefardita, “fabbricano” a Bronxville, nello Stato di N...

March 3 (Friday)   6:30 - 8:30 pm. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan. Artiste Italiane - Women Artists of Italian Heritage Opening Reception In honor of Women's History Month, thirteen women artists of Italian heritage will be presented. These women are all accomplished artists having exhibited in galleries and museums both n...

On the occasion of the 150th birth of Luigi Pirandello, master of the dramatic arts, whose philosophical writings are enacted on the stage and screen worldwide, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. chooses its 2017 theme, Celebrating Italian Americans: Cinema and Theatre; Saluting Italian American Actors and Directors. Begin...

The del Lago Resort & Casino opened the Portico by Fabio Viviani restaurant on Thursday. The chef is known for his Old World Italian inspired foods and handmade pastas. Viviani made his name in the Bravo networks show Top Chef. Portico in Italian means porch, the gateway to the home. He said the Finger Lakes region reminds him of his home in Floren...