2016 Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony and Dinner. ** Submit a Nominee by November 30, 2015 ** Honoring Outstanding Italian American Leaders and their Italian American Organizations. Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The Italian American Museum will host the Long Island Ambasciatore Awards on Sund...

Se l'unione fa la forza, l'appuntamento di domenica 14 settembre per l'Annual Italian Experience Outdoor Festival alla Hofstra University di Long Island è stato un buon passo avanti. Il Breakfast annuale tra le associazioni di educatori italo-americani impegnate nel campo della formazione e dell'insegnamento della cultura e della lingua italiana av...

Our friend Bobby Maida was kind enough to share with us his pictures of the 2015 Sons of San Paolino Children's Gilio lift (Friday, June 26th).   We love all of our feasts and cultural events, but there is always something extra special when they are focused on our youth. To see the enthusiasm of these kids while they actively participate in...

Everyone seems to know Frank Carrado, who at 86 is arguably the most popular resident in Long Island City. "I got to know all of the politicians," says Frank Carrado. "I got to know all of the police department. The whole police department knows me."   Denizens of the neighborhood call him the 'Mayor'. It's a title he says not even Mayo...

By Giovanni di Napoli After a trying week of work, my friend and I were looking for a brief respite from the city, so we took a short trip to Elmont, Long Island for the opening night of the Feast of Saint Anthony. Arriving a little early, we visited the newly renovated Saint Anthony Chapel on 90 Meacham Avenue for the Novena.   Greete...

October 22 (Thursday) 4:00 pm. International Prize Gradiva 2015 for Italian PoetryThis event is to celebrate the third International Poetry Prize, devoted to contemporary Italian poetry. President: Luigi Fontanella. Members of the International Jury: Alessandro Carrera, Milo De Angelis, Luigi Fontanella, Irene Marchegiani, Sylvia Morandina, El...

In occasione del XVI appuntamento annuale della Association of Italian American Educators, tenutosi domenica presso lo Chateau Briant a Carle Place a Long Island, hanno fatto pervenire messaggi augurali il presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano, il governatore Andrew Cuomo, l'ambasciatore a Washington Claudio Bisogniero e quello alle Nazion...

Italy comes to Long Island once again as Camp Italia welcomes children ages 4-12 to its summer camp programs from July 21st – July 24th, transforming the space at 38 Old Country Road in Garden City to an oasis of all things Italian.   For children ages 4-7, the camp day starts at 9 am and ends at 11am. For ages 8 to 12, the program begins at...

Fast-rising Long Island City is getting a next generation Italian joint. Oro, a new construction restaurant at 41-17 Crescent St., is slated to open later this month from Vlado Celic and his son Mike Celic. Vlado came to New York from Croatia in 1986, and ran restaurant Appetito on W. 39th Street before this.   Chef Tony Cacace will off...

Former New York state Senator George Onorato peacefully passed away at his home in East Elmhurst, surrounded by his children and family on February 21, 2015, at the age of 86.   At this time of his parting we celebrate the life of a distinguished gentleman and statesman who was loved and respected by his community as a public servant and by...