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 Societ√† 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...

Annamaria Monaco, Suffolk County Community College associate professor of Italian and adviser to the College's Italian Club, has been elected president of the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). Monaco studied at the University of Pavia, Italy and earned a doctorate degree from Stony Brook University in 20...

by Josephine A. Maietta   Cari Amici, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the AlAE Seventeenth Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala. The event will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 3:00-8:00 PM at the Chateau Briand, located at 440 Old Country Road, Carle Place, Long Island. A cocktail reception in the garden, (weat...

Long Islanders were treated to a special event this past weekend as the first Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival got underway in Smithtown.   Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America and the New York Commission for Social Justice, the event took place on the fairgrounds of the Smithtown Historical Society. Patrons enjoyed a day of...

Thank you Bobby Maida for sharing your wonderful photos of the Giglio Feast of San Paolino in Franklin Square, Long Island (June 27th). As always, the Sons of San Paolino and friends performed their duty to the saint with love and devotion. In addition to the impressive dancing of the giglio, these folks sure know how to throw a great party. For m...