Tuesday, Jan. 25 • 7 pm EDT. Screening of "Our Hebrews". Followed by a discussion. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Two options: In-person or via Zoom (Links to view the documentary and to join the Zoom discussion will be sent upon registration). Presented in partnership with Wagner College Holocaust Center. Proof of vaccina...

Msgr. Ferdinando Berardi, the pastor of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church in West Brighton, has died. He was 71. “It is with a very heavy heart that I share with our parish family that Msgr. Ferdinando Berardi died peacefully in his sleep,’' the Rev. Frank Lanzaderas wrote in an email to parishioners on Tuesday. “Please keep his family and our parish i...

Louis DeLuca was the guy everyone knew and who knew everyone. A great connection with endless resources at his fingertips. When a staffing shortage created long lines at the Staten Island Zoo on a recent afternoon, executive director Ken Mitchell knew who to call. “Get Lou on the phone.” Within hours, a half-dozen eager teens from United Activities...

Hundreds of firefighters lined a street in Westerleigh as a procession carrying the coffin of Joseph Maiello arrived at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. The 53-year-old was discovered unconscious while on duty at his firehouse, Engine 163 and Ladder 83 on Staten Island, on Sunday. FDNY-Uniformed Fire Officers Association President Lt. James McCar...

For the Ficus trees among us, it’s time to go to sleep. So goes the “Burial of the Fig” ritual, an event happening virtually from Casa Belvedere’s Facebook page on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. The Grymes Hill Italian cultural foundation will play host to a ceremony dubbed as bending or “tucking in the trees” led by fig experts like Mary Menniti of Th...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites the public to see its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà,” the FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche, beginning Friday, Dec. 10 when it will be displayed on Casa Belvedere’s front porch. The 18th century style handcrafted nativity scene was a gift of friendship and solidarity from t...

Staten Island’s own, Candice Guardino, is coming to the historic St. George Theatre after acclaimed, sold-out shows in New York., New Jersey, Florida and Chicago. Tickets are now available for her show, ‘Italian Bred!’ scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. Doors will open 7 p.m. and ticket are $19-$59. Guardino’s hilarious show ‘Italian B...

Attention, Sebastian Maniscalco fans! The comedian will be taking the stage at four venues in the tri-state area: the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Madison Square Garden, the UBS Arena in Elmont, L.I., and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for his “Nobody Does This” tour. On Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m., Maniscalco will perform at the Prudential Ce...

Saturday Night Live ratings might see an uptick with viewership this weekend based on its featured Staten Island connections. Tottenville residents Chris Carvano, aka “Chris the Hobby Guy,” and wife Lisa will be featured this Saturday night in a skit with comedian Pete Davidson. The YouTube food bloggers and local cable personalities are known for...

We’re kicking off Season 2 with a trip to the most Italian American Borough in New York City, the often-overlooked and overwhelmingly Italian land of Staten Island, NY! Join John, Rossella and Pat as they visit their friend Gina Biancardi, the founder of Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation for a day spent exploring an island so Italian...