Notre Dame Academy alumna Analise Scarpaci is no stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. The 20-year-old made her Broadway debut in “A Christmas Story: The Musical" in 2009 and followed it with a Broadway and national tour performance in “Matilda The Musical." Now, the Bulls Head native is preparing to hit the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theat...

Tuesday March 10th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Today!! Presented by: Lou Barrella. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member. Although St. Joseph’s Day is celebrated as a sacred and secular holiday (“Father’s Day”) throughout Italy, it has special significance in Sic...

Charlie Romo, the award winning contemporary crooner who was recently named “Best Musician on Staten Island” by the Staten Island Advance/SiLive.com, will perform live in concert Thursday, March 5 at Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn — during a gala event to benefit the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. Romo said he’s thankful fo...

Millions of Italians emigrated to America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and hundreds of them arrived toting a pizza recipe. In 1905, Gennaro Lombardi opened America’s first pizzeria on the corner of Spring and Mott Streets in New York, leading other pizzaioli to follow suit and set up shop in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. In 1964...

Peter Salvatore was always ready to throw a party at his elegant Shore Acres home, with its panoramic view of the Narrows and endless rooms filled with antiques and artwork collected by his wife, Gail. In winter, it was a lavish New Year’s Eve black-tie bash with a seven-course meal. In summer, it was a Fourth of July extravaganza with a patriotic...

To mark the most romantic day of the year, Osteria Bocelli celebrated Valentine’s Day with a unique evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Alex Leonard Trio, where swing and jazz music from the great American songbook reverberated from every corner of the room. Guests indulged in a divine four course dinner a la executive chef, Stefano...

On Sunday afternoon Pastavino’s dining room sprang to life. Its light-filled space and open kitchen at 44 Navy Pier Way has been quiet for about two weeks when its former iteration, a seafood-centric, two-year old Barca, suddenly closed its doors. Yet rather than shut permanently, the operation’s owners, Vic Rallo and Dave Pasternack, decided to re...

New York City is blessed with countless Italian restaurants. They are just about everywhere. Around every corner is a pizza shop, or pasta and wine bar that will give you the carbs you are craving. But if you’re up for something a little more involved, here’s a list of some of the best Italian spots to check out around New York City, one for each b...

Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasur...

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island was named in honor of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. However, its name was spelled incorrectly for more than half a century. Now change is on the way, as on Wednesday crews from MTA Bridges and Tunnels replaced the sign at 92nd Street near Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Rid...