NEWS FROM : Art & Heritage  

 In late April 1968, Gino and Anna Dagri of Queens were honeymooning in their native Italy when she insisted they visit Padre Pio, the future saint known for bearing stigmata — wounds corresponding to the wounds of the crucifixion of Christ. At first, Gino wasn’t interested, but he soon agreed to accompany his bride to Padre Pio’s church in the tow...

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation’s 14th annual Italian Festival will return to T.R. Gallo Park on Sunday, Oct. 10. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the park at the foot of Broadway. It will mark the return of the festival to the park after last year’s event was scaled back and moved to the town of Ulster due to COVID-19...

The clams, sausage and peppers, fold-over pizza slices, rainbow cookie chocolate donuts (a must-try!), and enough pasta to feed an army will soon be dished out to thousands of San Gennaro Feast-goers in Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy. “The Feast of All Feasts” will run from Sept. 16 – 26, and 2021 will mark the 94th celebration of this historic and...

Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro as the recipient of 2021’s Humanitarian of the Year Award. Nigro joins the previously announced guests of honor for this year’s Columbus Celebration, including 2021 Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, and Columbus Citizens Foundation’s 2021 Honorees Joe Gurrera an...

Tourists not familiar with this end of NYC will call it Belmont, but the Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is a true, old school Little Italy. It’s home to a string of century-old red sauce joints and family-run shops that serve a diverse clientele — from the Italian regulars and families who have been coming for decades, to all the welcome...

Roy Peter Clark: When I learned that a jet plane had hit one of the Twin Towers — even before we knew it was terrorism — I thought of my cousin Theresa, who worked on the 57th floor of Tower One. It took some time to learn that she had escaped. The next day, or it may have been the day after that, I got Theresa on the phone and she told me her stor...

Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, who is its president, focuses on mental health initiatives for young people. Its annual #BeKind21 campaign, which encourages participants to perform a daily act of kindness, either toward themselves or to others, started on the first of the month and is running throu...

Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment by Tony Cipriano, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. Tuesday, September 14th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Opera! Singin...

Founder and president Philip J. DiNovo began the mission in 1979 when the American Italian Heritage Association was founded “with the expressed purpose of recording and preserving Italian heritage.” In 1985, he established the first museum of Italian American history and culture in Utica, New York, selecting the city because of its large Italian Am...

His friends call him the “Miracle Man” — and after suffering a heart attack, Anthony Cosentino is counting his blessings since receiving a heart transplant to save his life. But it wasn’t just any heart: he intentionally received one with hepatitis C. It’s been one year since the operation and Cosentino reunited with his doctors at Staten Island Un...

The Toccolana Club in Rome will be holding its first ever Feast of San Gennaro celebration this September. The festival honors San Gennaro of Naples, an Italian bishop who was martyred in 305 AD. The free event will feature live music, Italian food, live entertainment, a bocce tournament, food trucks and food contests, including ‘Best Meatball’ and...

A Watertown woman, well known for involvement in her family’s business and the local Italian-American community, has passed away. Ida Alteri died on Saturday at the age of 87. Alteri and her husband owned and operated Alteri Bakery for 36 years before selling it to one of their sons. She was very active in both the Mount Carmel and the Bravo Italia...