"How Pasta Fazool is Destroying Your Heritage". March 17 (Friday)   7:30 pm. Italian American Studies Association Long Island Regional Chapter Meeting. Speaker: Donna Chirico, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology, and Dean of Arts and Sciences, York College, CUNY.  In this lecture, Professor Chirico will focus on how language influences the development o...

“When you’re here, you’re family,” claims a well-known national chain. But Olive Garden has nothing on Long Island’s homegrown family-style Italian restaurants, where countless thousands of hungry diners share enormous platters of linguine and clams, veal Parmesan, clams oreganata, Caesar salad and other stars of the Italian-American repertoire. Th...

The Italian American Museum Cordially invites you to attend to "My Grandma's American Dream: From Italy to a New Life". Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM Presented by: Anthony DiFranco. Light Refreshments Will Be Served. The film is a personal tale of the immigrant generation of a century ago who helped make the world we live in and the people who li...

September 20 (Saturday) 2:00 pmUMBERTO E by Anton Evangelista Anton Evangelista, an award-winning filmmaker and actor, will present a documentary on his father, Umberto Evangelista. The film is a tender story of his 90 year old father which shows his triumphs and his personal struggles, his journey as an orphan in Italy and as a young immigrant, h...

When we heard Chef Rocco Sacramone, of Trattoria L'Incontro, had partnered with Tommy Demaraso, owner of Cavo restaurant and lounge in Astoria, for a new venture in Long Island City, we were really excited.   Ask any hardcore Queens foodie where to find the best Italian fare in the borough, and there is a fair to middlin' chance that the nam...

By Abigail Gepner, Jazmin Rosa and Sophia Rosenbaum   Pokémania is running wild throughout New York, as players of the world's hottest video-game app go on scavenger hunts that include trespassing, office feuds and walking head-on into poles. The Pokémon Go game is even helping some city pizzerias roll in the dough as owners figure out...

In the great tradition of the last 25 years, opera will once again come to the Hamptons through the annual favorite concert "Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends" taking place on Saturday, July 18, 2016 at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 4435 Main Rd., Southold, NY on the North Fork of the Hamptons on Long Island. This annual concert will contin...

The chef behind acclaimed Italian eatery Trattoria L'incontro will be heading up the kitchen of a new restaurant in Long Island City that's set to open next month.Rocco Sacramone, who opened the Zagat-rated Trattoria L'incontro in 1999, is teaming up with Tommy Demaras — owner of Astoria restaurant and lounge Cavo — to open Maiella on the Long Isla...

by Randy Vogt   Livio D'Arpino was an Eastern New York Hall of Famer who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002. He was the third vice president of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and the first vice president of the Eastern New York Adult Soccer Association.   L...

Porto Empedocle è una ridente cittadina ai piedi di Agrigento, in Sicilia. Un posto fantastico, con il suo mare, la sua costa, il suo porto, è uno di quei luoghi che fanno sognare. Reso celebre dalla penna del famoso scrittore Andrea Camilleri che a Porto Empedocle, "Vigata" nella finzione, ha ambientato le celeberrime vicende del Commissario Monta...