October is Italian Heritage Month, formerly known as National Italian-American Heritage Month. The proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States was first celebrated in 1989. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Isl...

Many of us are enthralled with the “One Bite” pizza rankings from “Barstool Sports” CEO Dave Portnoy — a man who goes around America, ranking pizza slice-by-slice. He’s even visited Staten Island a handful of times to try our signature pies. (And I thought my life was easy.) But between us: What does this guy really know about pizza? I’m from State...

Wednesday, July 31st @ Sunset. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10301. An Evening of Comic Opera with excerpts from Donizetti's "Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale" and "Figlia del Reggimento." Plus, the complete "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini. Introductory remarks by Lou Barrella Opera Buffa or Comi...

It’s often been said that good things comes in threes. Happenings in threes oftentimes turn out to be just a bit more perfect or even complete, for that matter. The reasoning suggests a positive connotation with events or situations times three somehow more satisfying and effective than with any another other number.  Over at Trattoria Toscana, the...

Tuesday August 6th • 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, New York, New York 10301. The second half of the 20th century is the most transformative period of time in the history of Italian culture, and the new role that women start occupying in post-war society is a clear signal of this transfor...

Finally, one of the biggest debates in the history of Staten Island can be put to rest: How do you say mozzarella? The borough has a proud Italian-American population that loves to share its food and culture with us. And while no one complains about the food, some question how these delicious eats are actually pronounced. The correction pronunciati...

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...