The Columbus Citizens Foundation has invited the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), Staten Island Network, to present its program on the history of Carnevale at a Feb. 21 networking cocktail party for foundation members and members of NOIAW in the foundation's Manhattan townhouse at 8 East 69th St.The non-profit Columbus Citiz...

by Pamela Silvestri   Donned in a black chef coat, Jeremy Pappalardo ducked into the kitchen at Molo, his brand new restaurant venture at 987 Bay St. in Rosebank with pal Joe Guastavino. About 10 minutes later, he stepped through the double doors into a wood-lined dining room with a pair of dishes.   The first one, shrimp cocktai...

Screening of Documentary "PANE AMARO" (Bitter Bread)The Italian American Journey from Despised Immigrants to Honored Citizens byGianfranco Norelli and Suma KurienOften referred to as the first comprehensive depiction on film of the Italian immigrant experience in the United States, this 2009, feature-length, English language documentary,...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, a borough cultural gem and historic landmark in Rosebank, is suggesting 10 reasons to sign up for its 12-week Italian-language classes that start Sept. 15: 1. You're planning a trip to Sicily next summer.2. The Italian language is close to Latin, the source of 60 percent of the English vocabulary.3. You want to be one...

Join Us For Casa Belvedere's Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7 pm to 11 pm Welcoming performance by Wagner College "Seahawk" Marching Band - Premium Cocktail Hour - Seasonal Gourmet Sit Down Dinner by Bocelli Restaurant Castello Verrazza...

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), Councilman Steven Matteo and the New Dorp Merchants Group (NDMG) will host their Annual Columbus Day Festival on Monday, October 12th from 1pm-4pm on New Dorp Lane. The free community event will feature live musical performances, rides for the children, a DJ, bocce tournament, rock wall an...

by Michael J. Fressola   Having squeezed Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" into tiny, 80-seat Sea View Playwright's Theater a few seasons ago, director Tina Barone has assigned herself an equal-or-greater logistical challenge, "Nine," the Arthur Kopit/ Maury Weston musical.   It fits too, she's happy to report. Her production, opening...

Potentially life-saving screenings were offered to women on the Island Thursday free of charge. The American-Italian Cancer Foundation's mobile clinic made a stop in Mariners Harbor to give women mammograms and breast exams. The free breast cancer screenings were organized in part by Councilwoman Debi Rose's office.   Source: http://sta...

Unlike Mayor deBlasio, perhaps there's no Italian sojourn on your calendar this summer. In which case: Drop by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Rosebank, which is saturated in Italian-ness thanks to its namesakes: inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889) and unification activist Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882).   This summer, "The Italian Paintings...

The 2nd Annual Christmas Benefit Concert for Casa Belvedere on November 30 will feature award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo. Castaldo will sing classic Italian carols from his best-selling album, "Extravergine: Christmas in the Mediterranean," accompanied by the Richmond County Orchestra Strings. Special Guest will be the award winning UK...