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Renée Anne Louprette, internationally acclaimed concert organist, will present an organ recital as part of the annual San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy. Erben Organ Days 2019 is a series of concerts and events highlighting our historic 1868 Henry Erben Organ. Ms. Louprette will be playing both the 1868 Henry Erben and the 1859 Hall & Labagh orga...

A major exhibition of Verdi artefacts and scores opens in New York next month bringing many major items to the United States for the first time. ‘Verdi: Creating Otelloand Falstaff – Highlights from the Ricordi Archive’ can be seen at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum from September 6 and will run until January 5, 2020. The Library's own collectio...

State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth, parts of South Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Woodside, The Rockaways) yesterday fired off a letter to First Lady Chirlane McCray and her selection panel for the ‘She Built NYC’ for an explanation on why the panel ignored the people’s choice of Moth...

In 2020, for the second year, the Claudia Corrieri Literary Prize, a scholarship fund, will be awarded to actors, playwrights and screenwriters at two institutions: Manhattan's Barrow Group Theater Company and School and Brooklyn's Terry Knickerbocker Studio. The grants, valued at $1,500 each, will help fund writing classes to be selected at the st...

 The best lunch around Linden Mall is at Policano’s Italian Sausage truck. Doug Policano has been parking his truck on the north side of Linden Boulevard at 79th Street since 1978, right on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, and locals claim you won’t find a better sausage in either borough.  Policano’s Italian Sausage is about one thing, and one t...

On the first night of the Santa Rosalia Feast in Bensonhurst, the festival committee held a dinner in honor of this year’s grand marshal, City Councilmember Justin Brannan. The kick-off dinner was Thursday, Aug. 22, at Il Colosseo restaurant at 77th Street and 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst. It was hosted by District Leader Joseph Bova, who welcomed gu...

There’s not much left standing from the days when the St. Rocco Society was founded. The church where it all began, St. Joachim, which was the first national parish in the United States for Italians, was demolished. The tenements that housed the massive parish community met their end either in flames or by the wrecking ball of progress, and even Ro...

A new neighborhood wine bar has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Prospect Heights, called LaLou, is located at 581 Vanderbilt Ave. Taking over for Korean cafe Tygershark, the new business preserves that spot's open-kitchen design and offers a wide selection of natural wines from Europe and California. The wine bar comes courtesy of...

After thirty years of following the Arena Football League Giancarlo Rancati from Monza, Italy attended his first AFL game in Albany New York at ArenaBowl 32. Rancati witnessed the Capital Region's first championship in twenty years, standing on the field under the confetti after the Empire’s victory. “I believed that it would be great, but it was m...

From Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, October 10, 2019. Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm. Entrance: Free. Book Now! Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Gianni Berengo Gardin photographs Renzo Piano. Exhibition curated by Guido Risicato and Lorenzo Trompetto Two talents, two creative practices, two diffe...

Dear Mr. Lynch, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with your unnecessary – and wildly offensive – August 14th cover story headline and illustration. I am a native New Yorker, a longtime reader of the Post, and a proud Italian American. While I am no stranger to the Post’s attention grabbing headlines and graphics, I urge you to seriousl...

Police discovered the body of a missing chef at a Queens hostel Thursday, the NYPD said in a statement. Andrea Zamperoni had been missing since Monday. His friends and coworkers at the iconic Cipriani restaurant have been worried the whole time. The 33-year-old's body was discovered nearby his apartment. The hostel is known to be a trouble spot for...