Kairos Italy Theater, the preeminent Italian theater company in NYC, will present its second In Scena! Italian Theater Festival (www.inscenany.com) in all five boroughs from June 9 to 24, 2014. The event will feature six full productions and four readings.   Production highlights include "Hanno tutti ragione" (Everybody's Right), performed b...

by Pamela Silvestri   Enoteca Maria is a small wine bar and restaurant in St. George with an unusual concept: The menu is orchestrated by about a dozen nonnas direct from Italy who bring their regional spin to the country's food.   Proprietor Jody Scaravella will hit the radio with his new cookbook between 11 a.m. and noon, Tuesday, A...

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.   Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's...

By Pamela Silvestri   Restaurateur Nick Colangelo of NicAngelo's Family Style Italian in Richmond Valley hopes Winter Storm Jonas just blows out to sea. "Saturday night is my best night," said Colangelo, adding, "Hey, Saturday night iseveryone's best night."   Actually since NicAngelo's quiet opening in November, weekends turn up...

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...