But Tina is a survivor. She is able to forgive those who took so much away from her, and her spirit triumphs over adversity. As she grows older, she struggles to keep the harsh realities of World War II and abandonment at a distance through her sense of humor, imagination and determination.   At age 15 fate intervenes again, and to gain pass...

Very few innovators had the kind of bad luck that dogged Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the longtime Rosebank resident who invented a telephone — but never received credit or royalties.   Still, sad times won't be the whole story of "Meucci's Messages," a new play premiering this month in a Sundog Theatre presentation at Casa Belvedere: The Ita...

Special Invitation! Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.Who: The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum What: Hosting a Carnevale Celebration to remember! Where: Italianissimo Restaurant107 McClean Ave, Staten Island (718) 442-4442http://italianissimony.com/ When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.   We invite you to a dinner with delicious gourmet a...

Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, United StatesJohn Anselmo, Joe Zarba, and Francesco Bonavita PhD, present their book "The Newsstand", a novel about teenagers coming of age in the '60s on the tough streets of New York City's Little Italy.   The Newsstand, a novel by JJ Anselm...

Thanks to a generous grant from Time Warner Cable and The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors' Competition was a great success on June 15, 2015, hosted at Staten Island Tech High School.   Well attended by students, families, a representative from Senator Lanza's office, Congressman Vito Fossella (as a parent) who spo...

On September 12, 2015 Enzo Boscarino, an Italian-American musician entertained the audience of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, historical site located in Rosebank at 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, with a visual concert around Italy called "Viva Italy". Mr. Enzo Boscarino, a native Italian, was born in Sortino in province of Siracusa. He graduate...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island's historic Italian landmark — the age-old Gothic Revival-style house located at 420 Tompkins Ave. in Rosebank — will be featured on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" Thursday at 9 p.m.   According to Carol Berardi, event coordinator at the cultural center,...

Maestro Francesco Santoro, World-renowned Renaissance-style artist and art history scholar, will present a lecture and discussion on one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He is known best for his Statue of David, and his painting on The Sisti...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Mauro Peroni, PhD, a native Italian from the region of Le Marche, gave a presentation about his region at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Sunday, September 20, 2015 The presentation of this Italian region was sponsored by the tourism office of Le Marche, to promote American tourism in this north-Italian region. Accordi...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Ann C. Pizzorusso, author of the prize winning book "Tweeting Da Vinci" is coming directly from Naples, Italy to give a presentation on her book at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420, Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY) on October 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pizzorusso is a geologist and an Italian Renaissance scholar. Her i...