Those with a penchant for all things Italian won't want to miss the "Anthony D'Andrea Festa & Motori D'Italia" at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill. The annual event returns Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. "It is a great honor that Casa Belvedere continues to recognize my father, Anthony D'Andrea, a great Ital...

Sunday September 30. 2:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 718-442-1608 www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org. Marianna Randazzo, former Director of School Programs and newly appointed Commissioner of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, will present her newest book Italians of B...

Friday September 28, 5:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island NY. Admission: $40; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608. Light dinner will be served. A "Night at the Opera" with Lou Barrella. Our distinguished professor of Italian opera will present Adriana Lecouvreur. This four-act opera of j...

The DaVinci Society of Wagner College will host its 15th Annual Scholarship Dinner in Nicotra's Ballroom Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Bloomfield's Hilton Garden Inn in observance of Italian Heritage Month. The DaVinci Society serves to raise scholarship funds to benefit Staten Island Italian-American students. To date, the DaVinci Society has awarded mo...

The Little Victory Theatre is all about showcasing local talent -- and this weekend is no different. Making a name for itself as a safe place for playwrights and actors alike, Little Victory presents "Wake Me At Midnight," written by Joe Simonelli and directed by Gary J. Moore Here's what the show is about: There is a winning lottery ticket that ex...

Saturday, September 22. 2:00 pm Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: $10/$5 for members; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608 info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org In What My Father Taught Me, Maria Giura writes richly and candidly about growing up Italian-American Catholic from her earlier...

Saturday, September 15 at 3:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. Admission: $10/$5 for members; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608 www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org Andy Mele will present his latest book Caesars of the Diamond. During the largest mass of Italian immigration to the U....

Our Fall Bocce Tournament is set to begin on Thursday, September 6th and on six to eight consecutive Thursdays (weather permitting). Get a team of 2 or 4 players together and join the fun! 16 teams would be ideal, but we require a minimum of 8 teams to run it. Alternate players will be allowed so rounds played can be consistent. Registration is Req...

Tuesday September 11, 7:00 pm EDT. Casa Belvedere Mansion, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: Suggested donation $20 per person; open to the public. Contact: Marian Rodi 718-273-7660 info@casa-belvedere.org Sponsored by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. A one-hour video presentation by Bill Ronayne in celebration of th...

Ahhh, Italia! It's a given: The time-honored Italian culture is steeped in the arts, architecture, incredible cars, music, fashionable clothing, fine food and wine -- and yes, family tradition. Within the culture, gathering with family is a high priority and frequent get togethers are commonplace -- especially on holidays and important occasions wh...