A Bensonhurst record store is going strong after over 50 years of keeping Brooklyn residents in touch with their Italian heritage. SAS Italian Records opened in 1967 and houses more than 3,000 CDs and other items. Owner Silvana Conte says the store was the first Italian importer of some items they sell like sportswear, magazines and Italian DVDs. R...

Thursday December 6, 7:00 pm. Swinging Sixties Senior Center, 211 Ainslie Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094. From the Jersey shore to Las Vegas to Hollywood, and all the dance halls in between, this multilayered story is vivid with historical color and steeped in the popular music that se...

On most days, Bensonhurst’s new Italian-American community center looks like a miniature UN, with immigrants from all over gathering together for events and classes. Since the 1950s, Bensonhurst has been synonymous with Italian-American – the Little Italy of Brooklyn. But over the past 15 years, the demographics of the community have shifted, and n...

Sunday, December 16th at 3PM. Soccer Roof - 14 53rd street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, New York 12232. Dear Friends, New York Italians in collaboration with D&C Sports Management Ltd. is happy to invite you to our 1st Annual Memorial "ALESSANDRO PATERNO", 1st annual soccer tournament in memory of Alessandro Paterno. A few months ago we lost an incredible...

At Italian Enclaves we like to shed light on Italian American success stories. We also have an agenda to support Italian American-owned businesses, hence the establishment of the #SupportItalianAmericanBusinesses hashtag, which is becoming consistently more popular. The success story that we are sharing today has to do with food, so we are even mor...

Italy’s premiere film festival, Italy on Screen Today, announces it will make New York and Miami its home this coming December. Bringing the best of Italian contemporary cinema to America, the Festival will feature American premieres, great authors, young up and comers of direction, and the most iconic faces of cinema. Starting on December 8th and...

The 7 December NBA meeting of the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will be a night unlike any other. It’s going to be a Juventus Night! And it will be the first time that an italian football team collaborates with an NBA team during an NBA match and in an arena like the Barclays Center. Th...

"W2! (Women too!)" choreographed by Manuel Vignoulle. "InnerActions" choreographed by Guido Tuveri. Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 at 8 PM. Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY (F train to York station). Tickets: $25. Reservations: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444. Dancers: Alessandra Corona, Michael Bishop, Brian Castillo, J...

America has always appreciated the creativity, ingenuity and manual skills of the Italians. These are qualities that have allowed many Italians to emigrate to the US, work hard, prove their skills, find their way, be successful. It has happened in every field, and the person we host today on We the Italians is a living example of this. Alberto Zamp...

Tony Evangelista has been carrying around a photo of his distant cousin in his wallet for decades. Last weekend, his distant cousin Nunzio Sulprizio was among the seven men and women elevated to sainthood on Oct. 14. Evangelista, who owns Il Posto Italian Restaurant in Bergen Beach, refers to his cousin as “the beato,” which means blessed in Italia...