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A restaurant on Staten Island has two kitchens – and both are run by grandmothers with cooking skills. Enoteca Maria’s Nonnas of the World program provides customers with a rotating series of international grandmothers who offer their own menu each night based on their homeland’s regional cuisine. The main kitchen is always staffed by an Italian no...

What do you get when you combine a 57-year-old family recipe, the culinary palate of a traditional Italian, and the heart of a New Yorker? Perfection. You also get one of the most underrated local Italian pizza joints in New York. When you ask any of the locals about where to find the best New York pizza Rubirosa tops the list because of their lege...

There’s something about New York. It has been a lively melting pot of cultures over several generations thanks to the migrants who inhabit its boroughs. Those two factors – drawing the most driven migrants and blending of cultures – have created a thriving food culture that is an essential part of the city. Perhaps the best representation of this i...

A crooning, tap-dancing, storytelling Tony Danza will take his traveling show “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories” to the Tilles Center at LIU Post on Dec. 2 and The Suffolk in Riverhead on Dec. 3. The acting star, who grew up in New York City and Malverne, Long Island, is best known for his roles in the television series Taxi and Who’s The Boss. Thou...

It was announced yesterday that the New York Yankees were able to sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed with a $6 million buyout on a $17 million club option. General manager Brian Cashman locking down someone as important to the lineup as Rizzo is huge for the team’s next couple seasons. The Yankees without Rizzo w...

There are few more beloved cuisines in New York City than Italian food, and three West Village restaurants just got named among the best in the five boroughs. Eater NY recently published a list of "New York City's 20 Top Italian Restaurants." Here are the three West Village eateries that earned a spot on the list. Don Angie: 103 Greenwich Ave. It i...

When: Wed, 11/30/2022 at 4:00pm - Where: Zoom Lecture Series. Participation is free. RSVP is MANDATORY. The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event. On the Italian Stage is a series of encounters conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti (Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater) that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore it...

In a celebration of migrants and their contributions to the fabric of American society, an immigration think tank honored a group of people who championed the cause. One of the honorees was a nonprofit organization founded by a Brooklyn family whose ancestors came to the U.S. from Italy. The Viola Foundation, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, received the Immi...

Piero (Peter) Riva of Glen Cove, New York, now in his 70’s, recently reconnected with some 40 cousins in his hometown of Imperia, on Italy’s Ligurian coast. Independent family reunions and guided heritage trips are a growing sector of the travel industry, says Rachel Cooke of Kensington Tours, a bespoke travel company. “Home never leaves you; your...

When: Tue, 11/22/2022 at 6:30pm - Where: Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò. The event will also be broadcast live on our YouTube, Facebook, and website Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) is the author of the first and, perhaps, still most important modern Italian novel. I promessi sposi (The Betrothed, 1827 and then, amply revised, in the 1840 definitive...

November 30 – December 1, 2022, a two-day conference dedicated to the work and legacy of Grazia Deledda, the first and only Italian woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926). A collaboration between NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Istituto Italiana di Cultura, New York, this jubilant celebration of the 150th birthday of Gra...

In the historic Carnegie Hall, amid the shimmering lights of Broadway, the Fondazione Arena di Verona held a special concert to celebrate their 100th anniversary and to promote the 2023 season. The concert was held in Zankel Hall, Carnegie’s newest concert venue and was opened with a speech by Cecilia Gasdia, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Are...