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The Giglio Feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is an Italian American summer street fair known for the dancing of the Giglio, an 80-foot tall, three ton wooden steeple decorated with lilies. “Giglio” means lily in Italian. White lilies, Italy’s national flower, grow in summer. The Giglio Feast at the Our Lady of Moun...

In late June, the Italian Language Foundation announced the recipients of the first-ever Giambelli Culinary Award at an event at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan. The winners represent a range of culinary figures and organizations that exemplify the foundation’s goal to honor and promote Italian culture and cuisine in the United States...

The daughter of an Italian saint is set to visit Western New York this weekend. Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, will be in town from Thursday until Sunday. She will make numerous visits to local churches during her stay. A mass in her honor will be held at Buffalo’s St. Joseph Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. St....

My father was ashamed of his Italian heritage. I hate to say that, but it’s true.  Allow me to start at the beginning: His mother, Assunta Bevevino, immigrated to the United States from Calabria, Italy, in the early 20th century, along with countless other Europeans. I believe she was in her teens. She married his father, Phillip Paone, who was Ame...

Palermo FC and PUMA today unveiled the Club’s new home jersey at an event in New York City with football icons, and former Palermo FC players, Luca Toni, Javier Pastore and Amauri. The historic Sicilian Club will wear the new shirt for the upcoming 2024/25 football season. In keeping with tradition, the shirt features an iconic pink color, Palermo’...

In the great tradition of the last 30+ years, Opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the North Fork of Long Island through Opera & Broadway of the Hampton’s annual concert “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971...

There are few restaurants that do hundreds of covers in Italy, a country where the dining industry has always been undersized. Everything is different across the ocean, where one may find it possible to lead the orchestra for an audience both large and generous, lured by the charm of Italian cuisine.  It happened to Alessandro Pendinelli, who, prio...

Friday, August 2, 7:05 PM. Yankee Stadium One East 161st Street Bronx, New York 10451. Join the New York Yankees as we celebrate Italian Heritage at Yankee Stadium! Each Ticket includes a New York Yankees hat with the Italian flag.  Item Pickup: Once inside the Stadium, head over to the redemption table located on the Field Level (100 Level) next t...

Torrisi, located at 275 Mulberry St. in New York, stands as a pinnacle of contemporary Italian-American dining. Positioned inside the iconic Puck Building, Torrisi offers a unique blend of creativity and comfort, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. Upon entering Torrisi, guests are greeted with an atmosphere that marries crisp...

In the heart of Staten Island, New York, there exists a culinary gem that celebrates tradition, family, and the art of homemade meals like no other. Enoteca Maria isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a tribute to the warmth and flavors of grandmotherly love, where each dish tells a story passed down through generations. A Unique Culinary ConceptAt Enoteca...

Each year the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation hosts its annual Patsy Serra Sr. Award Dinner, which recognizes a dedicated member whose community spirit, leadership, and selflessness greatly benefit not only the organization, but Staten Island as well. Serra, who passed away in 2014, was one of the founders of the Italian Club. He was an ac...

Patrick Bertoletti gobbled up 58 hot dogs to win his first men’s title Thursday at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, taking advantage of the absence of the event's biggest star. In the women's competition, defending champion Miki Sudo won her 10th title and set a new world record by downing 51 links. Joey “Jaws” Ches...