Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School Junior Paula Andrade has won first place in the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) Long Island Chapter Italian Poetry Contest. Paula won the contest with her recitation of the poem Il Colore de Mestieri (The Color of Professions) by the famed children’s author, Gianna Rodari. Each year, Italian...

Being named the St. Liberata honoree is especially important to Steve, Jean, and their children because this honor highlights the importance of family, community, and the Italian heritage.  Steve Fuoco is humbled to join such an esteemed group of prior honorees who he respects and admires. Fuoco was born and raised in East Patchogue with his brothe...

An Italian café opened Thursday on the ground floor of a new high-rise apartment building on the Long Island City waterfront. Santa Chiaro Café opened at 52-41 Center Blvd., inside a 44-story residential building that is part of the TF Cornerstone two-tower development on Parcel C of Hunters Point South. The café, which is around 850 square feet in...

One of Bridgeport’s most popular festivals returned Friday at the St. Margaret Shrine Parish. The Feast of Saint Anthony has been called the hidden gem of Bridgeport for years and that's because of its large variety of Italian food. This is the first year back since the pandemic hit in 2020. Saint Anthony's Feast brings out thousands of people, wit...

Nino’s Restaurant Group announced the opening of its newest concept, Nino’s Beach, on the North Shore of Long Island in Port Washington. Slated as one of the largest restaurant openings on Long Island this year, the restaurant sits right on the shores of Safe Harbor Marina and features refined, upscale Mediterranean cuisine using locally sourced in...

Vico, an Italian restaurant, is set to bring a taste of Italy's Amalfi Coast to Farmingdale. Owner Perry Fortuna visits his family in the Italian coastal town of Vico Equense each year. A popular food destination, many chefs hail from Vico, and Fortuna draws inspiration from the town's cuisine, which he hopes to soon bring to 313 Main Street. The r...

For 12 years, West Islip’s Nick Galasso was on top of Long Island’s lacrosse mountain as the all-time career points leader. But on Tuesday night, Mount Sinai’s Joey Spallina passed Galasso with point 501 to become Long Island’s new points king. “The record is awesome,” Joey tells GreaterPortJeff. “But the best part about it was being able to achiev...

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...