On October 24, 2021, Italian Charities of America held their 85th Annual Dinner Dance at the Roma View in Howard Beach, Queens. Italian Charities of America is a nonprofit organization located in Elmhurst, Queens that promotes Italian American culture, heritage, history, and language as well as events for the local community since 1936. As in the p...

A musical about the life of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Italian-born Roman Catholic nun known as Mother Cabrini to the many immigrants in New York she served in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tells Cabrini’s story through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl with multiple sclerosis (MS) who sees the trailblazing nun as an inspiration for her...

Italian Restaurant Sac's Place will host its 23rd annual Abruzzo Pastoral Night and Pig Roast to honor its Italian roots on Thursday, November 4th and Thursday, November 11th at Sac's Place, 35-11 35th Avenue Astoria, NY. Abruzzo is a little-known region in Italy that the Sacramone family used to call home. Its location between the mountains and se...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, fourth from left, last Thursday celebrated the contributions of Italian Americans. The event at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center honored George Russo, right, a longtime Queens attorney and small business owner, as well as a member of Community Board 10 and member of th...

October 9 (Saturday) 12:00pm. Parade route commences on Steinway Street and Astoria Boulevard, and Cav. Vincent Iannece Street, named in honor of the co-founder and motivating force in reinstating this parade. Sponsored by Federation of American Organizations of Queens, Inc. Assemble at Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY. Admission: fr...

The stroll south down 104th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to the Park Side Restaurant — an Italian-American old-timer in the heart of Corona that I longed to revisit — is a walk backwards in time. It traverses a former Italian neighborhood dating to just after World War II, of which only a few vestiges remain. One establishment you’ll pass is Leo’s...

When first-generation Italian immigrant Vito Carrieri started considering stepping away from the restaurant he had run in Mesa for two decades, he had no natural successor. His children were in California and were not interested in returning to take over for their retiring father. But he did have friends in the restaurant business, namely Ryan and...

Aug. 3 is no longer a regular day in New York State, it is now 'Tony Bennett Day," Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. This proclamation comes on Bennett's 95th birthday, as he prepared to take to the Radio City Stage in the first of his two final public performances in New York City. "You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has made more of a c...

Athena Visits the Marina is the first children’s book written by Gino Cafarelli, a multitalented Italian-American actor and filmmaker from Queens. He was inspired to write the book by his daughter Athena, who was born with a hearing loss and now shares her name with the book’s title character and protagonist. The book tells the story of Athena, a l...

Beloved Queens Italian restaurant Il Triangolo is set to reopen after initially closing down permanently last October. The red sauce joint will reopen March 4 with a new owner at the helm but the same staff and menu, Eater has learned. Edwin Nunez, who oversaw the design and marketing for the restaurant, purchased the establishment from its longtim...