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...

This fall, Long Island got another Italian restaurant. But the owners of Nunzi's in Farmingdale wanted to create a unique Italian dining experience. Michael Napolitano knew downtown Farmingdale would be the perfect place for the southern Italian food eatery, he told Patch. "We wanted to find something in a town that was growing and expanding such a...

If you love panettone and live in the New York area, you must check out the first-ever New York Panettone Festival, December 9th - 19th 10 AM - 6 PM at The Piazza at Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, NY. The festival is free for all to join. No tickets are required. Panettone and other seasonal refreshments will be available for purcha...

Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 2021 Long Island Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Sunday, November 7 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Join us in honoring outstanding Italian American leaders and their Italian American Organizations. To RSVP by phone or for further information contact Dr. Joseph V. Sc...