On the street art scene, Michael De Feo a.k.a The Flower Guy, is a big deal. He's been creating works using the urban landscape and magazines as his mediums of choice for the past 25 years, hitting the streets of Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires and Hong Kong to showcase his art. His style? To beautifully deface fashion ads and edito...

New Yorkers can beat the heat this summer with sweet treats from three new gelato pop-ups in Lower Manhattan. Chelsea-based L'Arte del Gelato has expanded its artisanal gelato operation to three new neighborhoods at Tribeca's Whole Foods, the Oculus in the Financial District and at the Bowery Market on the outskirts of the East Village, according t...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations Queens (FIAO) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 5K Run to Fight Drug Abuse, which was sponsored by SB One Bank. Runners come from all boroughs to compete in the heat and humidity, in an out and back course. The race was started by Vito Gianola, former senior vice president of SB One Bank, who al...

For Mike Campanile, Wednesday’s first race brought back fond memories when a horse named Brockton George went to the post. “The first bet I ever made was in 1969 at the Brockton (Mass.) State Fair,” he said. “They had thoroughbred horse racing. My friend and I split a $2 win bet on a horse that threw his jockey when he came out of the gate, and we...

Thursday August 30 at 8 PM - Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street, New York, NY 10019. Tickets for performance: $35; $20 for students & seniors ($99 tickets include performance and cast party) Reservations: www.danceaward.org Director/producer ANTONIO FINI, native of Calabria and recent guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, anno...

The 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in NYC’s historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The Feast kicks off on Sept. 13 along Mulberry Street, and lovers of all things Italian will flock to the former immigrant enclave to celebrate...

Looking to chow down on some fresh pasta? A new addition to 290 Hudson St., called Nonna Beppa, has you covered. The project of chef Giancarlo "Wendy" Cacciatori, it specializes in the cuisine of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, where his family has several restaurants, as Just Opened New York reports. From the menu, diners can try the house specialt...

It's coming back - the Miss Italia pageant will return to Watertown's Bravo Italiano festival at the end of August. After the pageant was canceled last year, organizer Kathy Lettiere says she's ready to plan for it once again. "This is a family pageant. There's no talent involved. There's no swimsuit involved. It's all about family, and it's all ab...

Il Comitato per il Ripristino della Festa della Madonna Nera cordially invites you to the 15th Annual Festa in Honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari. Saturday, September 8, 2017, 6PM at the Phoenix Bar, located at the former site of her devotion, 447 East 13th Street, off of Avenue A, Manhattan. Each September 8, a group of people gathers...

It wouldn’t be August in North Hyde Park without the smell of zeppoles and pizza beneath a bright fireworks display. The Cellini Lodge Italian Festival is back beginning Aug. 22 for five evenings of food, music and rides in Tully Park. Cellini Lodge No. 2206, the local lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, hosts the annual event. Live mus...