Queensboro UNICO, the Queens chapter of the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, had a banner year and a holiday season to remember. Gaspare J. Mistretta was elected president of Queensboro UNICO in August 2019, after being a member for 17 years and holding “basically every position” at the private nonprofit organizat...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Russo's On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, NY 11414. Join us as we continue the legacy of music and culture left behind by Radio Show Producer Silvana Romania. ~ The 25th Annual Festival of Song USA ~ Our singing competition brings to light talented individuals who come to us with the ho...

“Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story” is a new book from the mind of Middle Village resident Anthony Sciarratta. He describes his book, published by Post Hill Press, as “the Italian version of ‘When Harry Met Sally.’” The main character, loosely based on himself, is a neurotic Italian American who falls in love with a quirky Broadway actress. He’s...

Wednesday December 4. 12:15 pm. Queens College, Rosenthal Library. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. Sponsored by ARIA and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Admission: free. Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748 Alexandra.Deluise@qc.cuny.edu www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra  Professor Lucchi, Substitute Lecturer in the Department of...

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Joe Gulla in The Bronx Queen on December 27th at 9:30pm. Playwright/actor/reality star Joe Gulla, best known for his award-winning shows, Bronx Queen Trilogy, Garbo, Gay.Porn.Mafia, Sleeping With The Fish, and his sold-out engagements at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, makes his Feinstein's/54...

Rosario Di Giovanna says his vintage scooters keep him young. The 71-year-old says they transport him back in time, to when he was a young man growing up in Sicily. “All the time. Every time I drive them, the memory goes back. And I enjoy myself,” said Rosario Di Giovanna, an Elmhurst Resident. Elmhurst, Queens is a far cry from the Italian country...

Tuesday November 12 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EST. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Admission: free; open to the public, donations accepted. Event will be held on the 2nd Floor, wheelchair and handicap accessible. As part of the Italian American Speaker Series at Italian Charities of America we welcome our...

A Queens councilman recognized a longtime Astoria resident for his significant contributions to the Italian-American community. On Oct. 10, City Hall played host to “A Celebration of Italian Heritage” in observance of National Italian American Heritage Month, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone.  The councilman issued a New York City Council procl...

Columbus Day will be observed this Monday, October 14, and Christopher Columbus, at the helm of the three ships that crossed the entire Atlantic Ocean in the 15th century, will be honored. Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc. (FIAO) is holding its 42nd Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, October 12 in Astoria and...

Discover the Howard Beach Columbus Day party for yourself. State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) is throwing a shindig in honor of the Italian explorer on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church Hall at 100-05 159 St., in Howard Beach.   “For me, Columbus Day has always been a time to celebrate my Italian American heritag...