The Greater Patchogue Foundation will be hosting the 51st annual Italian Festival of Saint Liberata, an Italian feast down Main Street, celebrating Louis Lucian Giordano, the 2018 Italian-American of the Year, this Saturday, Sept. 8. Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce executive director David Kennedy said the festival, which is in its 11th year...

Summer isn’t over yet. Enjoy the food, rides and games at the annual Italian Festival at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Celebrating its 39th year, one of the largest and oldest Italian festival in Nassau County will be held from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Festival organizers again present ride vendor, Blue Sky Amuse...

It wouldn’t be August in North Hyde Park without the smell of zeppoles and pizza beneath a bright fireworks display. The Cellini Lodge Italian Festival is back beginning Aug. 22 for five evenings of food, music and rides in Tully Park. Cellini Lodge No. 2206, the local lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, hosts the annual event. Live mus...

The Church of Saint Rocco in Glen Cove has dubbed its annual five-day fundraiser “The Best Feast in the East” for a reason. Take one bite from any of the 20-plus homemade dishes served in the Pasta Pavilion and you’ll know why. Each dish is a stunner because it’s made with love from the recipes of the Nonnas. This army of 30 grandmas, ranging in ag...

Mike Tamburino has sliced and diced his way to a Lincoln Saltdogs-best 36 strikeouts and 1.89 ERA early in the American Association baseball season. The Saltdogs hurler may be a force to be reckoned with on the mound, but back home in Cedarhurst, New York, Tamburino is behind the counter at Tamburino's Italian American Deli, helping run a family b...

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Sen. John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship as Marissa Nicoletti, a senior at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square. The $3,000 scholarship is offered yearly by the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators to high school students...

The competing needs of historic preservation and modern safety are in the balance to keep a taste of Italy alive along the south shore of Long Island. Town leaders in Babylon are in the process of restoring a pair of historic bridges in the village of Copiague, an $8.8 million project being paid for by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery plan,...

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth spoke to members of the Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Order Sons of Italy in America during their meeting on April 9 at Clinton G. Martin Park. Bosworth provided attendees with an updated on the projects impacting New Hyde Park residents, updates on the town’s financial stability, information on upcoming event...

A surgeon credited with transforming the lives of his patients, one of whom still remembered him decades later, has died at age 94. Dr. Peter Joseph Marchisello, who split his time between Bayside, Queens, and Florida, died March 24 of aspiration pneumonia, surrounded by family at Glen Cove Hospital, his family said. Marchisello’s work greatly impa...

An Italian restaurant that took the place of a pizzeria is now open for business in Brookhaven. Amore Kitchen & Bar is located in the Town Brookhaven development in a space previously occupied by Ohio-based chain PizzaFire, which closed in November. The restaurant, which also has a location in Stamford, Conn., is owned by Bruno DiFabio, who has app...