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Italian-American Heritage Month is celebrated in October to honor the contributions of Italian immigrants and their families to our country. Many of the neighborhoods they settled in are still very much holding onto the culture. Like a true Italian, Carmine Gangone graciously welcomed CBS2 into his family’s “second home” — Carmine and Son’s. “My da...

With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, of which 42 in the historic center, Bologna is the most ‘arcaded’ city in Italy. In July 2021, the porticoes of Bologna were inscribed onto Unesco’s World Heritage list. As reported by Unesco, “the porticoes have become an expression and element of Bologna’s urban identity.” Indeed, porticoes are not only an ide...

Fia, which has been a solid Santa Monica dining destination from Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins since August 2019, has split off its Wilshire Boulevard space into a new restaurant called Fia Steak, an intimate 48-seat dining room designed by Adam Picker and Morpheus Design. The mixed theme design has everything from church stained glass and...

In Italy, on November 1st, we celebrate Ognissanti: a very ancient ritual of Christian origin that commemorates all the Saints of our religion. The history of this festival evolves between the sacred and the profane and the rituals connected to it are many and vary from region to region. Let's discover together which are the most important ones. Th...

Gregory Amato was a Mahopac resident who was extremely active in local and county civic organizations for more then 50 years who passed away in April of 2020 at age 77. As a living tribute, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County is planting a tree in Loving Memory of Gregory Amato on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00am in Veterans Memoria...

Just like the great sailor after which it is named, the Amerigo Vespucci s navigates under full sail, unrestrainable alberi maestri, ventisei vele, una superficie, imposing, majestic. So, for 90 years, this ship of the Marina Militare italiana has been an integral part of the training of officer cadets of the Navy Academy and it has become a true s...

Co-Artistic Director of Et Alia Theater, Ana Moioli, is one of 3,000 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)...

The mandatory Green Pass arrives also on the Neapolitan crib: the master craftsman Marco Ferrigno has put the vaccine passport in the hands of the travelers par excellence, the three Wise Men. "We decided to introduce an important novelty: - says Ferrigno - The Three Kings with the Green Pass! For us it is not only a way to make indelible a particu...

This month’s featured guests for the "Meet the Mayor" series will be the Basking Ridge chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American organization in the United States, whose members will talk about Italian Americans' contributions and culture. Italian desserts and coffee will be served. The October "Meet the Mayor" session with Bernard Township Ma...

The World Bocce Championship played in Alassio in Liguria gives Italy three World titles, two of which were won almost simultaneously during the morning of Saturday, October 16, 2021. Valentina Basei - Francesca Carlini and Luigi Grattapaglia - Simone Nari won the world titles in the Men's Pair and in the Women's Pair. Valentina Basei - Francesca C...

Staten Island comedian Eric D’Alessandro already delivered. He had his crowd of 1,900 people roaring with laughter at the sold-out St. George Theatre. But his final bit of entertainment was a punchline the audience never saw coming. At the conclusion of his homecoming performance at the North Shore venue, D’Alessandro summoned his longtime girlfrie...

The economic system of Italian beauty, i.e. the historical, artistic and cultural heritage, the natural and landscape heritage, the services connected to them (such as transport and hospitality) and the production of design-driven Made-in-Italy sectors, as a whole, contributes 17.2% to the Italian GDP (of which 6% derives from the enjoyment of the...