Since October has been designated Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, Casa Belvedere, the Italian Cultural Foundation, hosted a Columbus Day Dinner & Casa Cavalieri and Dame Designation Ceremony that saw some 125 revelers come out to support the Grymes Hill cultural. The evening, staged in the mansion that once served as home to the Roebli...

By profession, Tottenville resident Sal Finocchiaro works in his own accounting business. Yet the bean counter had a hankering for the restaurant business -- opening his first venture, Palermo’s Pizzeria in Richmond Valley. “That’s my secret weapon -- the 70-year old from Sicily,” said Finocchiaro, nodding to the man working on a cheese pie behind...

Due to the high volume of applications, Joseph Rizzuto is proud to announce an extension to the 2019 edition of his scholarship program, the Joseph Rizzuto Staten Island Scholarship. The scholarship will now be accepting submissions until November 15, 2019. The scholarship is now also open to Italian-American students who have been accepted to accr...

 Mario Di Biase loves to cook from the land. And the Great Kills resident, who owns Sottovoce Restaurant in Park Slope, regularly fishes New York waters and forages Staten Island’s parks to harvest the goodness indigenous to the region. He then brings the fresh haul home to play with it. This past spring, he began a hunt for pawpaws, tropical-like...

Tuesday, October 22 • 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Alessandra Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical practices to heal women and men and shows how these practices can be us...

There’s a house on a hill – Grymes Hill – that needs your help. And, at least in this campaign, it won’t cost you a dime. The place has a rich history. It’s situated on Howard Avenue, across from Notre Dame Academy, with a commanding view of the Lower Bay, New York Harbor, Manhattan and the majestic Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Today we call it Casa...

The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation will host their annual Gala Thursday, Oct. 17 in LiGreci’s Staaten in West Brighton, where four individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the community of Staten Island, will be recognized. Jackie Delfino and Nicholas Principato, residents of On Your Mark under the leadership of executive dir...

What does an abundance of Italian food, a cannoli eating contest, and a performance by Louis Prima Jr. all have in common? They will all be part of this year’s annual Italian Festival at the Mount presented by ShopRite and The Nicotra Group on Columbus Day Weekend from Oct. 11 to 13. Hosted by Catholic Charities of Staten Island and Borough Preside...

Julio Vincent Gambuto sets his film in a part of the world that owns his heart: Staten Island. Now, he’s among A-listers in the Mill Valley Film Festival, where his feature film “Team Marco” will make its world premiere on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 92-minute production is listed in the “family films” category, screening at 11:45 a.m. PST on Sunday, Oct....

Just when you thought the fall social scene couldn’t get any more spectacular, in walks Robert Scamardella, chairman of the Wagner College DaVinci Society, and you’re attending the group’s 16th annual Scholarship Dinner, a stylish, sophisticated affair — where the guest list read more like a “Who’s Who” of Staten Island. More than 500 attended the...