by Jillian Jorgensen   Mayor Bill de Blasio was unable to keep a meeting with the mayor of a small Italian city Wednesday -- so City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio, perhaps the city's second-highest ranking Italian-American, welcomed the visitor to his office. "I couldn't give up on the opportunity when I saw the mayor," Ignizi...

Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, United StatesJohn Anselmo, Joe Zarba, and Francesco Bonavita PhD, present their book "The Newsstand", a novel about teenagers coming of age in the '60s on the tough streets of New York City's Little Italy.   The Newsstand, a novel by JJ Anselm...

Thanks to a generous grant from Time Warner Cable and The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors' Competition was a great success on June 15, 2015, hosted at Staten Island Tech High School.   Well attended by students, families, a representative from Senator Lanza's office, Congressman Vito Fossella (as a parent) who spo...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 4:30-6:30pm. Private Residence - Ward Hill, Staten Island (Address will be provided to guests one week prior to the event.) Members: $5 | Non-Members: $15. Spaces are limited. Gentlemen are always welcome!   Join us for a delectable yuletide tea at an elegant private residence on Ward Hil...

Casa Belvedere Presents: "Hidden Treasures of Italy Through the Photographic Lens". A Presentation by Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, June 16th @ 7:00 PM   Join award-winning photographer Anita Sanseverino for an insider's narrative and photographic journey of the hidden treasures of Campania, Puglia and Lazio. Through Anita's kno...

Come celebrate Italian heritage with this unique evening of traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk music fused with other world music traditions. Michela Musolino is an internationally-acclaimed folk singer specializing in traditional and contemporary Sicilian music.   Her first CD, Songs of the Trinacria has been widely broadcasted thro...

Historic Richmondtown was painted red, white and green for the first annual Rome Through Richmondtown festival on Staten Island.   The festival was presented by Borough President James Oddo and served as the replacement for the annual Columbus Parade, which had seen an attendance drop in recent years. Oddo went the way of a festival to exten...

Anthony Del Zoppo, 88, of Concord, a veteran and respected local businessman who was devoted to his family, died Friday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. Mr. Del Zoppo was born in Manhattan. He moved to West Brighton with his family when he was 13 years old. He also lived in New Dorp before settling in Concord 57 years ago....

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere on Staten Island continues its busy summer schedule this month with a Tuscan Farm-to-Table Dinner with Chef Dave on August 17, and Dining al Fresco with Michael Colameco on August 21. And catch some of the most-awarded Italian films at Casa Belvedere's 8 p.m. outdoor screenings starting with "The Fi...

A DVD Presentation by Anita Sanseverino, Joe Zarba & Lou Barrella   This DVD presentation will include festive music, photographs and live video from a variety of Carnevale celebrations in Italy. Come experience the 474th anniversary of where it all started in Tuscany, the fabulous masks and balls of Venice, the street festival in V...