Tuesday December 17th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come hungry & thirsty! Concession available with homemade food from our Cucina Colavita plus beer, wine & soft drinks. Cash & credit accepted. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 718-273-7660. Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10pp. Additio...

Casa Belvedere will unveil its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà” — The FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche — on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill. The Il Presepio is gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the New York City Fire Department in honor of the v...

Joe DiMartino is not in the business of waiting. The Charleston resident started inviting Staten Islanders to tour his impressive Christmas village of a home on Thanksgiving evening. DiMartino created the display in memory of his wife, Debra Ann, who fell victim to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Each year, he raises...

Bruno’s Bakery NYC, with locations in West Brighton and Dongan Hills, was honored recently at the first-ever New York Wedding Awards, hosted by Creative Oceanic to honor top wedding professionals. The local bakery was named Staten Island’s “Cake Designer of the Year ” during the event, which took place in Long Island. “This award that I received is...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 - 7:00pm. REGISTER NOW. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Casa Belvedere joins Dante Alighieri Society in their celebration of Italian Cuisine in the World with the presentation of Gioacchino Rossini: An Opera of Flavors. Presented by: Daniela Bisello Antonucci...

Thursday marks the 55th anniversary of the completion of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which spans the New York Harbor, connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn. Construction began on Aug. 13, 1959. The upper deck opened on Nov. 21, 1964, and the lower deck opened on June 28, 1969, with costs totaling $325 million. Seven Staten Island friends were the...

Saturday, November 23rd @2:00pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum · 420 Tompkins Avenue · Staten Island, NY 10305. Join Professor Louis Leonini and Anita Sanseverino on a Picturesque and Cultural Journey through the "Veneto Region". $10 non-members, $5 members Award Winning Photographer Anita Sanseverino dedicated to the subject of Italy returns to the muse...

Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now!! Italian Geniuses & Colorful Personalities. With Carla Gambescia. Join us for a fun interactive evening led by award-winning author and cultural expert Carla Gambescia exploring Italian geniuses and some of Italy’s most colorful personalities...

Filomena Campitiello, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who embodied the spirit of self-sacrifice and giving, died Wednesday in Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J. The family matriarch was a 19-year survivor of breast cancer, but she succumbed to the disease after a brave six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 75. The former Filo...

Sunday November 17, 3:00 pm. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: Members: $5; Non-members: $10; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608 slundegard@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org Author Mike DeLucia grew up in the Throggs Neck/Pelham Bay section of the Bronx and spent his childhood playing bas...