Every year the Sons of San Paolino di Nola of Franklin Square, Long Island erect an elaborate three story giglio in honor of their beloved patron, San Paolino di Nola (Friday, June 20th).   These photos show the dedication of the builders and all the hard work that goes into "dressing" the votive tower. Thank you Bobby Maida for sharing them...

By Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Era il 1999 quando decisi di intraprendere la professione di docente e insegnante di italiano nelle scuole pubbliche di New York. Allora non conoscevo i requisiti per ottenere l'abilitazione dallo Stato, perciò dovetti iscrivermi a molte classi per sapere come e quando fare domanda per essere abilitata all'insegnament...

Today, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded in June at Italian-American Day, and all winners must be in attendance to receive their awards. "Over the next few months I strongly e...

Immigrants impact the culture of New York in many ways, one of them being music. Music is a universal language, and some of DJs that spin some of your favorite tracks on the radio have fascinating immigrant histories.   Their cultures influence the music play for our listening pleasure on the radio. Here are the profiles of radio hosts Nino...

This week, I took a train out to Long Island to meet my grandparents at their friends' house. As I walked in the door, I gave and received a kiss on the cheek from every man and woman, most of whom I either didn't know or had met when I was too young to remember. At one point, one of them held my shoulders and took a step back for a better look bef...

By Linda Wargo Order Sons of Italy in America Columbus Day Parade A Long Island Tribute to Columbus... "Celebrating our Italian Pride, Heritage and Culture"   Columbus Day Parade on Main Street in Huntington, sponsored by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America and the Town of Huntington, Frank P. Petrone, Supervisor When: Sunday, Oc...

Vic Rallo Jr., host of Eat!Drink!Italy!, today announced details of a partnership with Atalanta Corporation, one of the largest importers of specialty foods in the US, to promote the best of Italian food and beverage products on his popular PBS primetime show. The sponsorship deal incorporates Atalanta's portfolio of Italy's best known and highest...

Fratelli's Italian Eatery in the Stony Brook Village Center is excited to welcome their new Pizza Chef, Food Network Alumni, Francesco Ilardi, to expand their gourmet pizza business. His innovative ideas and gourmet pizza creations have reinvigorated an already appetizing menu at Fratelli's.   Francesco, who has over 25 years of experie...

Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of "art forms on wheels" as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture. Various Italian vehicle groups will be represented. September 25, 2016 - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook University campus on the lawn a...

by Nicole Allegrezza   Don't miss the annual Italian Festival of St. Liberata, an Italian feast down Main Street, this Saturday, Sept. 26. Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce president David Kennedy said the festival, which is in its eighth year since its re-inception, has great history in the village.   In the 1940s and 1950s,...