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Constance DelVecchio Maltese, a respected artist and wife of a long-time state senator and a long-time Middle Village resident, died on Friday. Known for her “American Women” series of paintings which went on display at the Italian American Museum in 2007, Maltese was also the beloved wife of former state Senator Serphin Maltese who served in Alban...

Those itching for some Italian feast food can head to the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove, located at 18 Third St., on Saturday for its  second annual Food Truck Festival and Christmas Boutique Extravaganza from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Patrons can nosh on some of the same classic festival food found at the parish's long-running summer Feast of St. Rocco —...

Manhasset Secondary School is pleased to announce that three AP Italian students have been chosen as winners of the “La Resistenza in Cucina (The Resistance in the Kitchen)” video project sponsored by the Italian American Committee on Education. Congratulations to Despina Frankis, Alexis Powers and Alessia Ruffo for their award-winning video. Under...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13, 2019. Participating venues will include Cherry Lane Theatre, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU, Bernie Wohl Center, ...

Every week, two students from the Seton Foundation become regular employees of Pastosa Ravioli in West Brighton, cleaning refrigerators and fixing stock on display. Pastosa recently partnered with the Seton Foundation for Learning at Bishop Ahearn High School, as part of the school’s effort to have students learn pre-vocational skills. Sara Dalton,...

Amid what seems like unlimited choices, a key way for retailers to stand out is to try to offer products no one else has. For a small boutique, that could be exclusive access to a bespoke clothing line, say, but creating and manufacturing one is typically cost-prohibitive except for the largest of retailers. Enter MakersValley. The New York-based s...

Santangelo's has been around since 1986--a lifetime in the restaurant industry--yet when it comes to our five finalists, Santangelo's falls squarely in the middle. That's evidence not only of restaurants with great food and service, but of Italian cuisine's staying power in Central New York. Address: 673 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool.  Dinner start...

The Christopher Columbus monument across from Central Park has gone from endangered to protected. The 76-foot statute of the Italian explorer that some recently wanted removed was instead recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday. "The Columbus monument is revered by the Italian-American commun...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7-9pm Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Magazzino Italian Art Foundation is pleased to present Le Nuove Musiche Fra Passato e Futuro, an hour-long concert program exploring the repertoire from Italy and the Italian diaspora over the course of the 20th century until the present. Organiz...

A sweeping range of Frank Sinatra memorabilia and jewelry owned by his fourth and last wife Barbara goes on sale in New York on Thursday, likely to be snapped up by mega fans and aficionados all over the world. The single most expensive lot, the enormous 20-karat diamond engagement ring that Sinatra gave Barbara in a champagne glass has already sol...

Midtown resident Sam Chapnick loves visiting Milan so much that she wears a custom-made necklace of the city’s skyline. “That’s how into Milan I am,” the 49-year-old butter sommelier — a job that includes consulting with restaurants and teaching classes on different types of butters — tells The Post. So when she learned that Princi, a Milanese bake...

Italian food is serious business in Central New York, where the options to dine are rivaled only by the level of loyalty and rivalry diners have to their restaurant of choice. We were searching for our Final Four--the four finalists that our judges would visit and rate and you, the reader, would vote on to determine the readers' choice winner. We t...