Osteria il Paiolo is a gem and a welcome addition to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The neighborhood is a hip place, reminiscent of a European-style neighborhood with a touch of youth, fun, and whimsical with a little funkiness, without being contrived. It's easily accessible for Manhattanites—worth the trip and only a hop and a skip from Manhattan. &nb...

Elmira, N.Y.     The Italian American Veterans Club, 1070 Magee St., Elmira, will hold its 28th annual Italian Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 20 and noon to 8 p.m. on July 21. The festival will feature Italian-American food, beverages and games. The schedule of festival events is as follows:- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20, music...

You can't honor Italian culture without considering la cucina. That's why the Italian Cultural Foundation has added a culinary program at its headquarters in Casa Belvedere, a historic mansion on Staten Island.   There are cooking courses for children and adults, as well as wine tastings and dinners. One class in September will cover regiona...

Once home to the likes of astronomer Carl Sagan and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn, New York's Bensonhurst neighborhood has produced more than celebrities. Its generations-owned pasticcerias, salumerias, homemade bread and mozzarella stores and open-air produce markets have created some of the most authentic Italian specialty foods th...

The Giants of the Mountain is a "myth" between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934, but eventually left unfinished despite encouraging contracts with American impresarios. Yet, in its present form, the play vibrates with the powerful contradictions of sublime Art torn between the inner necessi...

In the mid 1800s New York was a dangerous, chaotic city teaming with newly arrived immigrants. Ruthless crooks and brutal criminal gangs ruled the lawless streets. Host Kelly Choi maps the emergence of the police force that took on these cutthroat thieves and mobsters. Along the way, she highlights the work of some of New York's greatest detectives...

Marco Armiliato conducts this entertaining production featuring Diana Damrau's first-ever performance in the title role of the sleepwalking Amina.   The sensational Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is her fiance, Elvino, with the Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Count Rodolfo. The cast also includes the Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin as Lisa...

by Nicholas Rizzi   When Jody Scarvella opened his restaurant Enoteca Maria in St. George, he wanted a way to bring Italian home cooking to people who pined for their grandmothers' cooking. The eatery at 27 Hyatt St. hired a different grandma as head chef each night — and got them to cook up specialties from the region of Italy they emi...

di Riccardo Chioni   "L'ho conosciuto proprio il giorno della sua morte, ero un ragazzino e da lì è cominciato questo interesse profondo per studiare non solo la voce, ma la persona, il carattere" ha spiegato Emilio Iodice, autore del libro "A Kid From Philadelphia: Mario Lanza, The Voice of the Poets", presentato alla Columbus Citizens Foun...

È ufficiale: dal 19 al 28 settembre papa Francesco visiterà Cuba e gli Stati Uniti, con tappa anche all'Onu, per il decimo viaggio del pontificato, nel quale pronuncerà 24 tra discorsi, omelie, saluti.   A Cuba visiterà l'Avana e Santiago, negli Usa New York, Washington, interverrà davanti al Congresso e all'assemblea generale dell'Onu, Fila...