New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

Award-winning poet Louisa Calio directs and hosts the Association of Italian-American Educators Poets & Writers Piazza at Hofstra's 21st Italian Experience, Sponsored by Arba Sicula, at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center and Theater, Hofstra University on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 12: noon – 5:00pm. Readings by: John Barrale, Gaetano Cip...

The Association of Italian American Educators 18th Annual Awards and Scholarships Gala will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 12:00-5:00 PM at the Chateau Briand, located at 440 Old Country Road, Carle Place, Long Island. A cocktail reception in the garden, (weather permitting), will be followed by the ceremony, dinner and dancing in the Norma...

If you knew Vespa Italian Kitchen & Bar was owned by the same team behind red-sauce restaurants Spuntino and Filetto's in Suffolk County, you might suppose it's more of the same.   But for owner Ben Lo Manto, the new Farmingdale restaurant is the one he always hoped to open. Shortly after 6-year-old Lo Manto arrived in Brooklyn from...

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, moving from "the city" out to Long Island was more than a change of address. It signaled that the family had achieved the American dream, and in turn, elements of Italian values and culture are visible all over the island. Italians helped to build Long Island, whether as laborers or as contractors, such...

Two of the five New York borroughs, Queens and Brooklyn, are not only part of New York, but also part of Long Island, at least officially: even so, usually when somebody refers to Long Island thinks about Nassau and Suffolk Counties, not the Queens or Kings (Brooklyn) County.   Long Island is home to many, many Italian Americans. One of them know...

By Robert Brodsky The Italian American Political Action Committee of New York has endorsed Republican Edward Mangano for Nassau County executive, bypassing Democrat Thomas Suozzi, a fellow Italian. The executive board of the PAC, a nonpartisan group that is affiliated with more than 140 Italian-American organizations, said it had unanimously endo...

As part of the Nassau County Parks' International Music Nights Concert Series, which provides residents an opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer free of charge, Italian-American night will be presented on June 22, 2015. The concert is presented at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, an outdoor theatre...

By Noah Manskar The Order Sons of Italy's annual Italian Feast saw its biggest crowd ever last weekend. At least 11,500 people attended the festival at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park from Aug. 26-30, a record for the event, said Alfonso Squillante, president of the Order's Cellini Lodge. The count not yet final, but the lodge expects...

Sunday, September 28th, members of the Società Sant'Amato di Nusco of Long Island City, New York (47-39 Vernon Boulevard) gathered at Saint Mary's Church (10-08 49th Avenue), to celebrate the Annual Mass and Procession in honor of Saint Amato, patron saint of Nusco, Avellino.   I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to t...