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...

Sanctity now. That could be the slogan of a worldwide organization of laywomen, called the “Pro Sanctity Movement,” which has had a presence in the Diocese of Brooklyn for over 50 years. On Oct. 20, it will hold a benefit dinner at Msgr. Finnerty Hall at St. Kevin’s Church, Flushing, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Italian Bisho...

Celebrate your Italian American heritage in style at the free Columbus Day celebration in Howard Beach on Sunday, Oct. 6. The festivities, sponsored by State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will kick off from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church Hall located at 100-05 Beach 159 Street. “For me, Columbus Day has always been a time to celebra...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373. Stanislao Pugliese, Professor of History will discuss his new book as well as the dilemmas and paradoxes of Italian American history. Stanislao Pugliese, Professor of History and the Queensboro Unico Distinguished Professor of It...

Tuesday September 17 Happy Hour: 6:30 - 7:30 pm; Film Screening: 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Italian Charities of America. 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Marialena Giampino 718-478-3100 italiancharitiesofamerica@gmail.com www.italiancharities.org Come network and mingle, meet colleagues and friends...

Corato Pizza celebrated 60 years of business on Thursday at its satellite location, Corato Pizza II, on Myrtle Avenue. Local politicians including Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Assemblyman Mike Miller, state Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilman Robert Holden came to honor the establishment, share their memories and grab a slice.  “Sixty years ago...

Police discovered the body of a missing chef at a Queens hostel Thursday, the NYPD said in a statement. Andrea Zamperoni had been missing since Monday. His friends and coworkers at the iconic Cipriani restaurant have been worried the whole time. The 33-year-old's body was discovered nearby his apartment. The hostel is known to be a trouble spot for...

Having run low on Cambodian snack bars, taco food trucks and vegetarian burger stands in Brooklyn to cover, the New York food media have turned their sights on Queens in search of the same kind of low-rent, small-menu eating places—all of which well deserve coverage—while largely ignoring more traditional, less trendy restaurants. Hard to remember...