On May 7, acclaimed comedian Anthony Rodia headlined The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island for a great turnout of fans. He played two back-to-back sold-out stand-up comedy performances. “It’s amazing,” he exclaimed about The Paramount. “It feels really good, I’m a bit shellshocked.”  Goumba Johnny served as his exceptional opening act, who was...

It’s a country the size of Arizona that wasn’t even a country until 1861, and yet the foods of Italy have captured the imagination and palates of the world like few others. That’s especially true here in the country of Long Island, where no less than a quarter of the population claims Italian heritage, a pizzeria exists around every corner, and alm...

On April 3, 2022 Domenic Giampino, President of Italian Charities of America received the Italian American Culture Award from Festival of Song USA. The award was given by the Festival of Song USA Board Member William Russo and President/Organizer Maria Grazia Romania Lindh. President Giampino was extremely honored to receive such a meaningful award...

Each year, the Bethpage Best of LI polls Long Islanders to lay down a roadmap “to the best, top-notch businesses and services throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties." Organizers of the contest have been counting votes since it began, with the winners ultimately chosen by the Long Islanders who rely on those businesses each and every day. In Ea...

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 3:00 PM EDT. Leonard's Palazzo, 555 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021. The Festival Of Song USA began in 1995 by Radio Show Producer, Silvana Romania, The Festival Of Song USA continues a legacy of music, tradition, culture, food and dance! Buy tickets here. A Singing Competition where the 1st Place Winner wins a Round...

When Adriana and Tom Milana moved to Oyster Bay in March 2020, they watched as businesses around them closed their doors due to Covid-19. When Osteria Leana, one of their favorite local restaurants, closed in 2021, they saw an opportunity. They reached out to their friend, Fabrizio Facchini. A chef, he has also been the couple’s business partner at...

Tucked away in the heart of beautiful Long Island City is Levante, an Italian Restaurant & Bar with a trendy yet artisanal flair that proves to be perfect for any occasion. This “pizza-centric” spot, located just off the 7-train a few blocks away from the historic Court Square, is one of the many gems popping up in the ever-growing area. With beaut...

Richard di Donato cannot bear to visit his childhood home, a Cape Cod that sits in Strongs Neck, a peninsula on Long Island’s North Shore tucked just below the Sound. Three miles north of Stony Brook University, the hamlet is named for Anna Strong, part of the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War. And it’s where, centuries later, Richard’s...

For those who celebrate Christmas, so much of the season builds up to the main event: Dec. 25. Christmas Eve is often an after-thought, a time to put gifts under the tree or scramble for last-minute presents and sparse parking spots at stores. But some find the idea of glossing over Christmas Eve a bit, well, fishy. Some families, particularly Ital...

A popular Italian restaurant chain that has locations across the globe is opening a venue inside a new development in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Serafina – which has restaurants in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, India, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will open in the second half of 2022 inside the recentl...