Wagner College will hold its annual commencement exercise on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. The program will take place under a big-top tent erected on the Sutter Oval in front of the college’s iconic Main Hall on Howard Avenue, Grymes Hill. The commencement speaker will be President Richard Guarasci, who is retiring in June after 22 years with the co...

The Staten Island society scene is decked out in full regalia and right about now the social calendar is aflutter with charity balls, glittery galas, and all sorts of ceremonial and celebratory events. And there’s lots more in store for the year ahead that we'll be sure to publicize. So as all sorts of fun photos file in — and because we like to ke...

After nearly 30 years at the same location in the East Shore community of Dongan Hills,  Café Luna continues to be a welcomed mainstay along Hylan Boulevard’s restaurant row, and distinguishes itself as one of first dining spots on Staten Island to offer alfresco dining. The cozy eatery where regulars return time and again for authentic Sicilian cu...

Inside the kitchen of a cozy Staten Island restaurant, 84-year-old Maria Gialanella stuffs a creamy spinach and ricotta mixture into a ravioli mold, which will be cooked and served to dozens of hungry customers. Gialanella has no professional training. In fact, this is her first restaurant gig since her teenage years, but one qualification makes he...

Tuesday, April 23. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, New York, New York 10301. $15 Member, $20 Non-member. Register Now! Refreshments and a light reception will follow. It is a well known fact that Italians have for centuries emigrated to many parts of the world, including our own...

Giacomo Santangelo ran a successful linen cloth Italian restaurant in Brooklyn with his namesake. Yet when the business cut so severely into his family life, Giacomo felt it was time to make a change.  As luck would have it, someone approached him about buying his place. So he picked up with a more casual concept and similar moniker -- Giacomo's Wo...

It’s been 75 years since 15 brave soldiers paddled their way to an Italian comune known as Ameglia, Liguria, for a covert mission during World War II known as “Operation Ginny.” The operation was breached and they were executed by the German army on March 26, 1944. Among them was a soldier named Rosario Squatrito, 22, who was a resident of South Be...

In an age where Americans are reaching the ripe old age of 100 and even exceeding, and a good percentage of super seniors engaging in active, productive lives more than ever, in walks Marie Grillo, a perfect case in point. In fact, Marie, who rounded the century mark on Feb. 12, shares her birthday — though they weren’t born in the same year — with...

Saturday, April 13, 2019. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT. CUNY College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314. From her Italian family roots in Little Italy and Hoboken to the great opera stages, this award-winning singer/PBS-TV host carries the Italian torch in her debut at the CFA. Her accomplishments include hosting Andrea Boce...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces the readings of Italian plays in translation to be presented as part of In Scena! 2019. In Scena! will partner for the third year with the Italian Playwright Project (IPP) curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC) together with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY, to present a reading of My Hero b...