The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is celebrating 100 years as a museum. This small home on Tompkins Ave. has been a beacon of light for history, learning and the Italian culture. To commemorate this monumental  achievement, a series of exhibits will be highlighted. They will include  all of the regions of Italy with a colorful display of their regional d...

Italian Contemporary Politics: A Handbook. Presented by Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino. Tuesday, July 23rd @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Click here to register. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member In the 74 years of its Repub...

Move over Coney Island and its Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest: Staten Island has something bolder and more caloric for the occasion. At 11 a.m. this Thursday, Empire Outlets will host a cannoli-eating competition. There are 15 spots open for the throw-down, a spectacle open to the viewing public on the main stage of the new St. George shoppi...

In an age where restaurants are often housed within strip malls and outdoor shopping plazas, Basilio Inn, the age-old iconic dining spot “with character," stands alone with its unique style — for more reasons than one. Situated off the beaten path on Galesville Court in Arrochar, original founder Basilio Giovannini opened the doors to the charming...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s inaugural “Taste of Italy” BocceFest Sunday saw hundreds participate in a professional bocce tournament, kids activities, award presentations and prizes, raffles, live entertainment, dinner — and indulge in authentic Italian specialties at all day food stations. These days the age-old sport of boc...

Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM. The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy. Presented by Francesco Bonavita. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Who are t...

The Italian Club of Staten Island, an organization founded to promote “a better understanding among leading Italian-Americans in the business and professional field and to raise awareness about Italian culture,” has awarded four $2,000 and five $1,000 college scholarships to nine young adults for outstanding academic achievement and community activ...

Chissà quante volte mi è capitato, mentre ero Sindaco, di vedere arrivare all’improvviso in Municipio degli italo-americani da New York o dal New Jersey alla ricerca delle loro radici. Nonostante la loro cittadinanza americana il richiamo della terra, dei nonni o dei bisnonni è stato così forte da leggere nei loro occhi una commozione particolare n...

Tuesday, June 18th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. "Venice: A Preserve of a Bygone Civilization" presented by Francesco Bonavita, PhD. MEMBERS: $15 per person. NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. C...

'An Evening in Puglia': a cultural and photography presentation with Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Click here to register. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. PUGLIA has everything: Castles, Forts, Lighthouses, an abund...