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On tonight's "Chuck's Eat the Street" Chef Chuck Hughes visited Little Italy on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx in this episode titled, "The Last Little Italy." In one of the most awesome neighborhoods in America, that features Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the home of New York's largest "Litt...

Saturday, October 26th Join us for a wonderful evening of Neapolitan music, dancing, raffles and 50/50. Tickets are $45 each and includes live entertainment, a hot buffet dinner, coffee and dessert. Tickets are available after all weekend Masses in the church lobby and at the rectory from Monday–Friday, 1 PM–4 PM. For More information call the rec...

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) was recently honored by the Italian Charities of America as their Man of the Year at its October 20 luncheon at Roma View restaurant in Howard Beach. The organization, founded in 1936 and located at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, was originally formed to provide assistance to Italian Americans during the...

Two new sculptures will stand outside Bryant Park this Fall, "The Guardians: Hero and Superhero," by architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Mr. Saracino had the unusual good fortune of being offered two commissions by two groups at more or less the same time—he counter-proposed that they all work together.   "Hero," constructed from wh...

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the simultaneous presentations of new work by four artists, Rossella Biscotti, David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, and Jumana Manna, each artist to have a solo project in an U.S. institution for the first time.   SculptureCenter will present the U.S. premiere of Rossella Biscotti's film The Undercove...

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. on the museum's Great Lawn, John Gatti will present "Canzoni di Domenica Pomeriggio" ("Songs for a Sunday Afternoon").   Introduced by Professor Louis Leonini, Gatti and his company-Broadway veteran PJ Nelson, and community theater veterans John Mangini, Charles Milo and Al Pica-will perform songs in tribute to D...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Tuesday (Aug. 19th), I was finally able to go to Saint Luke's Church (16-34 Clintonville Street) in Whitestone, Queens and see the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello. On loan from the Santuario Santa Maria Addolorata di Romitello near Borgetto, in the Province of Palermo, the painting was only on display from Augus...

The documentary film MEN OF THE CLOTH will have its New York premiere on Thursday January 8th at 7 PM the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island and on Sunday January 25th at 7 PM at the Picture House in Pelham, NY.   The film by Vicki Vasilopoulos is an inspir...

by Rachel Silberstein When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?   Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research th...

On Sunday, January 18, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute will host a memoir writing workshop, "Documenting Family Stories, Giving Voice to Our Ancestors and Ourselves," from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   In this workshop, Annie Lanzillotto will teach her signature writing techniques including Action Writing, Spiral Writing, and Memory Sca...

An American consortium is interested in a takeover of AC Milan, but it will not involve the club's former midfielder David Beckham. The group wants to purchase 51% of shares in the Rossoneri, but current owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is only willing to give up 30% for €300 million.   According to Tuttosport, the consortium be...

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated...