Local filmmaker Julio Vincent Gambuto’s “love letter to Staten Island” could be headed to the big screen in the near future. The rights to his movie, “Team Marco,” which filmed around the borough, have been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I am thrilled to bring this thoroughly charming film to audiences this...

A Staten Island native sang her way to the stage of NBC’s “The Voice” this week, making a lasting impression with the judges. Marisa Corvo, a 33-year-old borough-bred singer who currently lives in Irvine, Calif., performed P!nk’s “Perfect” for the televised singing competition’s celebrity judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen S...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm edt. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. With religious roots as old as the dawn of modern civilization, Italy teems with churches central to the identities of cities that built them. Naturally, visitors flock to St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice and Florence’s Duomo which defined Italian Renaiss...

October 20th • 7:00-9:00pm - Raphael Santi/Sanzio – Celebrating His Art 500 Years After His Death. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, all three known by their first names, are considered the greatest masters of Italian High Renaissance. Raphael created his own recognizable style -serene celestial beauty of religious paintings – but learned from,...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

It’s unfortunate that this year’s Columbus Day Parade was canceled because of the pandemic. But it’s even more unfortunate that in recent years, an anti-Columbus movement has risen up attempting to eradicate history. Columbus Day is not a day to honor an individual, but rather a day to remember a courageous voyage, the catalyst that initiated over...

Thursday October 15th • 7:00-9:00pm. With Carla Gambescia. Organized by Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation. Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of the Italian cuisine’s most iconic ingredients and dishes. An interactive and entertaining “salon” exploring It...

Though the pandemic has prevented live participation in Casa Belvedere’s classes and program offerings over the last several months, it didn’t stop the cultural foundation from sharing Italian arts and culture with the community on a virtual basis. In late summer when the foundation was able to resume outdoor programs, protocol related to proper so...

Rev. Vincent Capodanno served both his country and as a member of the clergy. On Sept. 4, 1967 -- 53 years ago -- he died in action while ministering to wounded Marines on the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Father Capodanno spent time as a Maryknoll Missionary, a Catholic priest and U.S. Navy Chaplain. Born on Feb. 13, 1929, on Staten Island,...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are still open for takeout, delivery or pickup during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Friday, the Advance highlighted Nucci’s South Italian Restaur...