NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Rocco B. Commisso (’71SEAS, ’75BUS), the founder, chairman, and CEO of Mediacom Communications and president of Florence, Italy based football club ACF Fiorentina, and his wife Catherine Commisso have generously donated one of the largest gifts to date designated for undergraduate scholarship support to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and A...

On Tuesday, June 21 from 1-3PM, Scott Rosenbaum - spirits strategist and Grappa expert - brings the 2022 edition of Hello Grappa to Eataly Flatiron (La Scuola di Eataly, entrance on 23rd Street) along with eleven leading artisan Grappa producers for New Yorkers to learn and enjoy. The event will satisfy taste buds and feed curiosity. RSVP here. Her...

Performance Dates: Friday, June 10th at 8pm and Saturday, June 11th at 6pm & 8pm. Runtime: approx. 60 minutes. Italytime Cultural Center, 238 Bleecker Street. NY, NY 10014. For tickets click here.  Co-producers Federica Borlenghi and Covi Loveridge Brannan are proud to present Reminiscence, a community-based performance exploring the experience of...

Convivio Society and its San Diego Italian Heritage Commission were proud to host thirty-eight students and five chaperones from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi (La Scuola), a bilingual Italian school based in New York City. La Scuola D'Italia is one of only two schools in the United States that provides K-12 bilingual education firmly rooted...

Join us on Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm as we screen Heirloom - recipient of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant. Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. RSVP TODAY. Directed by Michela Maria, Heirloom is a documentary short about a mother and daughter who set out to discover why Italian Americans still...

Chatter about St. Anthony’s Festa — one of the most popular celebrations in the city — actually made it to the band waves of truckers sharing details about the fete on their CB radios. In fact, one volunteer for the 3-day festival is still connected — some 84 years later. Mary Pratico was just 10-years-old when she attended with her parents back th...

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation (UCIAF) has announced the 2022 recipients of its annual educational and community grants. Anna Brett, the Educational Awards Chairperson, and her committee selected the following winners for the annual $1000 award: Ashley Altieri — Saugerties High School, Paige Bell — Kingston High School,  Katerina Cal...

Mike Fratello, a basketball lifer who interspersed a successful coaching career with a successful broadcasting career, is the recipient of the 2022 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today. “Mike Fratello’s accomplishments are well documented, both as a coach and a broadcaster,” said Indiana...

Multipli Forti is a first annual appointment to open the Contemporary Italian Literary Fiction Festival in New York City. It will take place over three days, June 6th to 8th, and in three different locations: the Italian Cultural Institute, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), and the Rizzoli Bookstore, but many of the participants are writers...

For 12 years, West Islip’s Nick Galasso was on top of Long Island’s lacrosse mountain as the all-time career points leader. But on Tuesday night, Mount Sinai’s Joey Spallina passed Galasso with point 501 to become Long Island’s new points king. “The record is awesome,” Joey tells GreaterPortJeff. “But the best part about it was being able to achiev...

Having been in business for over 12 years, Serafina in East Hampton is a prime example of Italian food done with a commitment to authenticity that keeps patrons coming back for more. The restaurant is gearing up for the return of beach season crowds with some old favorites such as the kale salad and spaghetti with zucchini recently making their way...

The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro faced an uncertain future when its organizer was caught on tape uttering an ethnic slur on Election Night 2021. The Town Board acted swiftly, severing ties with Tom Pomposello’s organization, CCM of Westchester, also citing concerns about the organization’s delay in filing taxes for three years. About seven months...