NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Ralph Louis Panella of Southold, N.Y., died May 14, 2019, at Stony Brook Hospital with his wife and two daughters at his side. He was 83 years old. Ralph was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He was a seasonal Southold resident since 1972 and permanent resident since 2004, moving from Yonkers, N.Y. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bron...

Professor Stanislao Pugliese, professor of history and the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian-American Studies, has been awarded a 2020 Fulbright grant to teach next spring at the University of Calabria in Italy and research patterns of Italian immigration and emigration. He also plans to finish a book on the port city...

Lavazza supports a new exhibition at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of an ongoing commitment to arts and culture worldwide. The exhibition titled, "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection," is the first-ever artist-curated exhibition featured at the museum, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Guggenheim's iconic Frank...

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation Annual Scholarship Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. The Foundation welcomes eight candidates this year, seven from Genesee County schools and one from Wyoming County. The family of Vincent Gautieri, also offers a scholarship for members of the Foundation...

Open Roads torna al Lincoln Center di New York dal 6 al 12 giugno 2019, presentando una selezione di film e documentari italiani della stagione cinematografica appena trascorsa, oltre a un classico restaurato, La commare seccadi Bernardo Bertolucci, un omaggio al grande maestro scomparso lo scorso novembre. Tra le numerose opere presentate spicca q...

The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers held its 56th annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 5 at Westchester Manor in Hastings-on-Hudson. This year’s scholarship winners, all high school seniors, were Faith Sansone of Lincoln High School, Alexandra Spano of Maria Regina H.S., Alessandra Zimmer of The Ursuline School, Julia Caldropoli of Irvingto...

Wednesday June 5, 5:30 pm. Sponsored by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY is hosting a group...

It didn't take long for the word to spread that Calabresella New York Style Deli opened Wednesday on Park Avenue. With a Facebook post and the telltale sign of cars in the parking lot, the customers started trickling in. "I love the steak sandwiches here," Mike Valente remarked as he walked in the door for a cup of coffee with his son, Chris. The t...

Saturday June 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. The Pompei Restaurant, 401 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY. Admission: $45. Contact: Angela Danzi 516-756-0627/516-485-8620. Sponsored by Italian American Studies Association, Long Island Regional Chapter. Guest Speaker: Stanislao G. Pugliese, Ph.D., Professor of History, Hofstra University, and co-editor, wit...

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, from June 20-23, 2019 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducte...

For New Yorkers seeking comforting Italian cooking, the easy 2019 answer is to look to Jody Williams and Rita Sodi. The couple first independently ran their own hit West Village restaurants, but together, they reached fixture status after partnering up to open Via Carota more than four years ago. Now, the duo is working together once again, combini...

The daughter of “Mean Streets” director Martin Scorsese is dealing with some mean sewage. But rather than ask her daddy, worth $100 million, for help fixing her flooded Brooklyn apartment, Catherine Scorsese has gone public to beg for $30,000. “This is f–ked up,” said one industry insider after seeing her GoFundMe campaign. “She is Marty’s daughter...