NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Although I had never visited Randy Loren’s previous establishment, Dolce Vita, I was curious about the new venue he was creating at the long-vacant Ground Round in Schenectady. It seemed like forever that the sign in front promised the opening of Amelia’s Italian Eatery. Mother’s Day was opening day, appropriate because Amelia was Randy’s mom. Amer...

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini took to heart Jesus’ greatest commandment to love God and love one’s neighbor by tending to those most in need — children, the sick, orphans and “most of all” immigrants, said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan July 13. “Her work still goes on and her work is more essential than ever today,” he said during a celebration o...

Paul Michael’s Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant is a treasure waiting for you, tucked away in an unassuming shopping center in Kew Gardens with PARKING. Paul Michael’s has fabulous pizza on one side of this eatery, with customers and take out orders constantly moving in and out the door, seven days a week. The adjoining dining room offers casual dinin...

Wethersfield, the estate in Amenia, NY, of the late Chauncey Devereux Stillman(1907-1989), was the setting for a small luncheon on June 22nd celebrating the ceiling frescoes painted there by the celebrated Italian artist Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988). These are the only Annigoni frescoes in the United States. Perhaps best known for his 1955 portrait...

Saturday, July 27th. 11:00 am. The White Horse - 567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014 IAWA: Italian American Writers Association. Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry. Mike Fiorito’s book Call Me Guido was just published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019. Maria Lisella’s Thieves in the Family was publis...

The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is relocating to Niagara Square for the first time in decades. The event organizers decided to make the switch to Niagara Square in order to reconnect Italian Americans to their roots. "What's really cool is it's like a natural piazza here just like in Italy where people would come and gather," organizer Chris...

The Italian Teachers’ Association of New York and Westchester (Chapter of American Association of Teachers of Italian) gathered at NYU’s Kimball Hall on Saturday, June 15, 2019 to acknowledge the accomplishments of both students and educators. Awards were given in the name of Dr. Leonard Covello, a pioneer in community education and cultural awaren...

The smell of sausage, peppers, pizza and other Italian food staples wafted down Pleasant Street as people made their way down blocked roads hoisting lawn chairs and pushing baby strollers on their way to the neighborhood's annual three-day celebration: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's Festa. The annual summer party, which always falls across a wee...

Rainbow coloring has become a visual assault on perfectly delicious, albeit stubbornly beige, foods with the rise of social media bait eating, accosting everything from waffles to pasta. They rarely taste as loud as they look on Instagram. That same flash over substance applies to a more historic multi-hued food, too: the rainbow cookie. Born befor...

A cheesy, tomato-y pie can be yours for the nice price of free this weekend, when “fast-fine” Neapolitan pizza chain MidiCi opens their first New York location in Williamsburg this Saturday. Originally based in LA, MidiCi was opened in 2015 by Amit Kleinberger, the CEO of frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s. Now, MidiCi has locationspeppered across the c...

On Sunday, thousands of revelers will gather in Williamsburg for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. Unlike other Brooklyn events, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based in a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborho...

L’America e la Mia Gente, novità letteraria fresca di stampa edita da MnM print edizioni, è la prima traduzione italiana dell’opera di Mario B. Mignone (titolo originale: The Story of My People - From Rural Southern Italy to Mainstream America, Bordighera Press 2015). Un’autobiografia e insieme un racconto dell’esperienza di emigrazione vissuta in...