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Phillies prospect and Team Italia player Vito Friscia is the 2022 IABF Future Star honoree. He will be honored at the annual IABF Gala in Brooklyn on December 1. Friscia, a Long Island native, is a Triple A catcher in the Phillies organization. A product of Hofstra University, he wore the uniform of the Italian national team for the first time duri...

Westchester County officials celebrated Italian heritage month Tuesday night by raising the American and the Italian flags and singing the respective national anthems. The event was held outside the County Office Building in White Plains. Westchester County Executive George Latimer was there along with other officials. Latimer's heritage is half-It...

John “Vig” Vigliotti is a winner in the world of calzones. Vigliotti, owner of Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering in Syracuse, took home the top prize last weekend in what was billed as the “World Calzone Championship.” That was one of several contests held at the Pizza & Pasta Northeast Competition in Atlantic City, N.J., sponsored by Pizza Today m...

Williamsburg’s treasured Settepani Bakery (602 Lorimer St.) is turning 30, and the Settepani family is inviting the whole neighborhood to celebrate with them. Settepani’s 30th Birthday Party, complete with great food, drinks, and music, will take place on October 23 from noon – 3 p.m. at 602 Lorimer Street. Settepani Bakery is a family-owned busine...

Every fall, Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate hosts a sports banquet to honor a local servant leader in the Auburn community. As always, this year's banquet is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 207 and offers a delicious and authentic Italian dinner prepared by the Cultural Italian American Organization and the Italian Cucina Crew. A...

Make your bookings for Wednesday, November 2, for "Italy: The World's Superpower" with Carla Gambescia. All attendees will receive a copy of Carla's 2nd edition of her award-winning book, La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z. RSVP Here. Join us for this fascinating exploration of how Italy arose like a ph...

Italians have been a force in jazz almost since the music was born, and this week’s guest is no exception! Vanessa Racci has dedicated her career to being an ambassador not only for her Italian heritage but also for the heritage of jazz music. Vanessa grew up in Westchester County, New York amid an Italian American family that steeped her in Italia...

Ahh, Italiana! Food dominated by sauces, cheeses, herbs and carbs…it’s no wonder the cuisine is so popular. But what is the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island? Long Islanders voted Grandpa Tony’s the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest! What makes Grandpa Tony’s the best Italian restaurant on...

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2022-23 Composer Portraits series with Luca Francesconi. Ensemble Signal performs two large-scale works by the Italian composer in a concert rescheduled from last season. The program also features an onstage discussion with Luca Francesconi and Melissa Smey, Thursday, November 3...

If you missed Vanessa Racci on the Red Carpet at the Columbus Day Parade, you can still celebrate Italian Heritage Month with her performance at the Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY) on October 29 at 7 pm. Cocktails: 6:15pm. Performance: 7:00-8:00pm. Cost: $45/person Vanessa and her band return to the Townhouse for Son...

The Consorzio di Tutela Vini d'Abruzzo is pleased to announce its return to the US with multiple occasions to taste its signature wines and learn about them from some of the best wine educators of the country. Two of the masterclasses in the program are part of Simply Italian Great Wines US Tour which will have among its protagonists a selection of...

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our member and supporter, Fr. Anthony Chiaramonte. Father was our regular celebrant for almost every Saint Patrick/Saint Joseph and Saint Anthony masses. Father especially enjoyed celebrating his feast day mass celebration with us and reminiscing with people about growing up in the old neighborhood i...