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...

Casa Belvedere, the Italian cultural center on Grymes Hill, formerly known as the Stirn mansion, is connected to several trailblazer women who made invaluable contributions that helped shape Staten Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the United States. And now the historic site that’s being restored is one of 20 finalists competing in a prestigious Na...

Tuesday October 8th, 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A DVD Presentation by Opera and Music Educator, Lou Barrella. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Everyone knows about Pavarotti as a great singer and charismatic personality: he embodied the Italian spirit of embracing life. This program...

Julie Valenti started in the catering business about seven years ago with Serena’s Catering Hall in New Dorp. And in July she jumped into a new venture, Emilio’s Restaurant in Great Kills. “I’ve been in in the industry a long time. I really want to open a catering hall on the South Shore – that’s my dream,” said the Prince’s Bay resident. But for n...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. Bordighera Press Authors Kathy Curto (Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood) and Maria Giura (What My Father Taught Me) Will Read From Their Books About Growing Up Italian-American And Discuss th...

Fig growers and fans of the ficus collected at the National Lighthouse Museum on Sunday for the ninth annual Fig Fest. It is held each year, rain or shine, on Sept. 15. And this year was the first at the St. George venue. “The waterfront is where this festival should be. It’s a very Staten Island location for a homegrown thing -- with a view of the...