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Tom Verri, a Bronx native, put on a uniform to serve his neighborhood, his city and his country. The family man has a skill set that includes law enforcement, teaching, acting and singing. By far, his favorite role is being a husband and father. What can you share about your background? I live in Saint Johns County with my wife, Patty, and three da...

The annual Schuyler County Italian-American Festival is returning to Clute Park in Watkins Glen on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11, with its annual fireworks show over Seneca Lake, drawing spectators from across the region, starting at an earlier time of 9:45 p.m. The show will be dedicated to the memory of Rocco Scaptura, longtime festival leader...

We, at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and at La Voce di New York, deeply mourn the unexpected passing of Francesco Durante, journalist, essayist, literary historian, translator, editor and cultural broker. Francesco passed away earlier today on his island home of Capri at 66 years of age. A most adroit literary historian and a bril...

October is Italian Heritage Month, formerly known as National Italian-American Heritage Month. The proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States was first celebrated in 1989. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Isl...

The IABF is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday, August 18th for Italian Heritage Night. Brooklyn Cyclones vs Tri-City Valley Cats. August 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM. MCU Park - Coney Island, NY. As part of the night's festivities, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a Rocky Balboa bobble-head. But that's not all, a limited ed...

Thursday, August 15 at 7:00pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center | One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Members $15; Non-Members $20. Register Online or call 914-771-8700. My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust is a documentary that tells the story of courageous Italians who carried out ingenious schemes to rescue and pr...

The International Literary Award Città di Penne, created by Italian Professor Igino Creati in 1979, has been awarded to influential scholars and artists from all over the world. The Prize has evolved over time, and every year has become more prestigious and more relevant to Italian culture in Italy and abroad. Past recipients include: Umberto Eco,...

When anyone gets past the age of 100, everyone wants to know how the hell they made it to three figures. These centenarians often say a glass of water every day or no red meat or find a reason to smile as their reason why they've survived for so long. However, one American woman has been savage about the reason behind her long life. While she was c...

Love pizza? Then you won’t want to miss out on New York’s largest pizza festival happening this October. After a successful first run, the New York Pizza Festival is back for its second year on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx. Hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District, the two-day event will once again showcase the delicious creations by som...

Eugenio Saraceni was born to poor Italian immigrant parents on February 7, 1902 in Harrison, New York. Like many future hall of famers, he had to drop out of grade school to help support the family. His new job of caddie at the local golf course would change his life forever, and his sand wedge invention would improve your golf game each time you s...

Many of us are enthralled with the “One Bite” pizza rankings from “Barstool Sports” CEO Dave Portnoy — a man who goes around America, ranking pizza slice-by-slice. He’s even visited Staten Island a handful of times to try our signature pies. (And I thought my life was easy.) But between us: What does this guy really know about pizza? I’m from State...

The first profile of Rose D. LaMendola published in The Buffalo Evening News, on Oct. 14, 1955, had the headline "New Woman Lawyer Tried Teaching for One Year First." The "25-year-old brunette" had graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School and was one of two women statewide to pass the bar exam, along with 98 men. From the UB Law School f...