And why wouldn’t the first New York satellite of Florence’s renowned La Carraia Gelateria open in East Meadow? If the location, along the Hempstead Turnpike service road, doesn’t exactly bring to mind the Uffizi or the Galleria dell'Accademia, it is next door to the original Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace. La Carraia, which opened Sept. 24, is actual...

In the years that Alessandro Acquista spent inside his family's Queens trattoria, there was barely a task he didn't do. As a teenager, he'd work alongside his father on the weekends. Later, after studying at the French Culinary Institute and working in other New York City restaurants, he returned to Acquista Trattoria and worked every station and p...

October 10 (Sunday). March in the Long Island Columbus Day Parade! Main Street (25A) Huntington, Long Island (assembly area: Town Hall Parking Lot). Grand Marshals for 2021: Grand Lodge of NY State Immediate Past President Anthony Naccarato Former NY Yankee Legend Joe Pepitone; News 12 L.I. Anchor Rich Barrabi; WRHU Hofstra Radio Producer/Host and...

You’ll see a lot of Curt Giacobbe at the Italian Feast these days, and there’s a reason for that, as he is the new owner of the restaurant, the first he’s purchased in New York. Giacobbe was born in Ilion and stayed there until he was 13 when they moved to Long Island. He said that he’s been there until he was about 50, but always kept a house up h...

September 5 (Sunday) 5:00pm. Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY. In the great tradition of the last 30 years, Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons will return to the East End bringing the great “chestnuts” of the Opera and Broadway favorites in their program “FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY: CRISTINA FONTANE...

Greenport’s newest restaurant is offering a brand of food the town, and maybe all of Long Island, has never seen before. Alpina, which opened to the public on July 17, is a Swiss-Italian restaurant which features, among other things, pastas, schnitzels and wine. The idea of a New York eatery that focuses on Alpine cuisine came from Christoph Muelle...

The Feast of St. Rocco — a five-day celebration of Italian heritage and the patron saint of the sick — returns to Glen Cove this month. The "Best Feast In The East," as it's dubbed, is hosted by the Church of St. Rocco. It kicks off July 28 and includes carnival rides, live music and entertainment, raffle prizes, and a wide variety of food. Each ye...

“Idda means ‘her’ in Sicilian dialect,” says artist and designer Gabriella Picone.  It’s a word she heard often growing up between New York City and Lipari, the Aeolian island off the coast of Sicily. Now it’s the name of her new studio, which she launched last year while hunkering down in another seaside locale, the North Fork of Long Island. What...

Former Sayville Little League President Joseph P. Gallo, a paratrooper during the Korean War, died on Saturday, June 26. “JP” Gallo lived in Sayville for 55 years before moving to Bayport with his wife Joanne in 2014. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to Italian immigrants, he was the youngest of seven children. After serving in the U.S. Ar...

Carattere gioviale da bambina quello della tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators. È con il suo “Sabato Italiano” di cui è Producer Speaker che ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari, è colonna portante...