The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, Grymes Hill, will host its first annual "Taste of Italy" Golf Outing and Bocce Tournament on Wednesday, June 19, at Silver Lake Golf Course. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., and cocktails, dinner and an auction begin at 6 p.m. The cost of golf, lunch and dinner is $175 per person; the co...

When everybody thinks about New York, the first thought goes of course to Manhattan. And when everybody thinks about the Italians in New York, one may think about Little Italy, or East Harlem, or Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. But if you look at the percentage, the New York borough with the highest percentage of inhabitants of Italian heritage is defi...

by Pamela Silvestri   Mario Gentile signed a lease at 1657 Richmond Road back in the summer. The address recently played home to the former Espana Royale in Dongan Hills. Now, it becomes Mario's Restaurant with his take-out section, Mario's To-Go, ready to open right next door.   Right after the New Year, job applicants came for an in...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 presents "Italy's Earliest Settlers", a presentation by Prof. Louis Leonini. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM. Who were the earliest settlers on the Italian peninsula, where did they come from and what was their legacy? Pho...

Un po’ come si addice ad una favola, poco prima dello scoccare della mezzanotte di lunedì, il consigliere comunale di Brooklyn Vincent Gentile ha inoltrato la documentazione al Board of Election municipale con la sua nomina del partito democratico nella prossima elezione speciale al Congresso del 5 maggio.   I democratici di Staten Island av...

Come Columbus Day weekend, Staten Islanders can prime their appetites for a fresh, new outdoor festival. On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Borough President's Office announced the inaugural "Rome through Richmond Town: A Celebration of Italian Culture," a six-hour, free fete to all things Italian that's intended to replace the New Dorp Lane parade tra...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Growing Up With Italian Music. A Program with Film by John Orlando This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian music at Nonna's house with our families on Sundays and how our fathers and mothers played it regularly at home.   Music was as much a part...

Salvatore Sciandra, 8, of Eltingville, who experienced what his family regards as a miracle cure, will be among the Staten Islanders making the trek into Lower Manhattan on Aug. 18 to honor the patron saint of the sick at the 124th Feast of St. Rocco.   "It's a real miracle," said Salvatore's grandmother, Louise Fioriello of Westerleigh, reg...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, located on Staten Island, N.Y., offers a wide variety of educational and cultural events. This month, its calendar includes a Christmas Concert and Reception—a Staten Island Sandy Relief Benefit featuring "Two Tenors & a Lady" with VETRO tenors Christopher Macchio, Elio Scaccio and soprano Mari...

On Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Staten Island Museum Art Curator Robert Bunkin will present "I Macchiaioli: Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento."   I Macchiaioli was a group of painters working in Tuscany in the second half of the nineteenth century, including such painters as Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati, Vito D'Anc...