We know that John Miniero, a very charitable Brooklynite, displays an extraordinary Neapolitan Presepio outside his home each Christmas season.  The must-see display is located at 14th Avenue and 80th Street. But what some folks don't know is that the artist agreed to do an indoor display of his masterpiece at Casa Belvedere, the Italian Cultural C...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13, 2019. Participating venues will include Cherry Lane Theatre, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU, Bernie Wohl Center,...

Every week, two students from the Seton Foundation become regular employees of Pastosa Ravioli in West Brighton, cleaning refrigerators and fixing stock on display. Pastosa recently partnered with the Seton Foundation for Learning at Bishop Ahearn High School, as part of the school’s effort to have students learn pre-vocational skills. Sara Dalton,...

Saturday December 8, 2:00 pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: $10; open to the public. Contact: Carol Berardi 718-442-1608. A lecture and DVD presentation by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella featuring the unveiling of a newly created Presepe Napoletano by Brooklyn Artist John Miniero. A Neapoltan Presep...

“Christmas in Tuscany—A Concert with Michéal Castaldo,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00p.m. at New Dorp Moravian Church, 2205 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, NY 10306. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Join Us for a Presentation on the BAD BOY & "BAD" GIRL OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: BENVENUTO CELLINI - SCULPTOR & PROPERZIA DE' ROSSI - SCULPTRESS. A visual presentation and lecture by Snjezana Smodlaka, PhD. BENVENUTO...

Charles Azzue, a late-20th Century designer and contractor on Staten Island, built houses and commercial buildings that were so unusual they stopped traffic – and still do. Azzue, 79, died August 26 in Boca Raton, Fla., his home since 2014. A part-time fine artist, “He was still painting until the day he died,” said daughter, Roma Azzue. Among his...

In order to reach Staten Island, one of New York’s five boroughs, all you need to do is take the Staten Island Ferry, a boat that takes off every half an hour from the tip of Manhattan, right next to the southernmost stop of the subway, Broad Street. Here, in the heart of the Financial District, at the southern-most tip of the city, tourists mix wi...

A new Italian restaurant has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Il Pallino, the fresh addition is located at 4916 Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island's South Shore. The restaurant has indoor bocce courts, a full bar and a 75-seat dining room.The menu features classic Italian dishes, such as octopus Bolognese di nero with squid ink linguine,...

The upscale Italian eatery Bocelli's Ristorante in Grasmere was the setting Friday night for "A Taste of Italy Wine Tasting" as 160 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food and camaraderie to benefit the Eger Foundation. Fine Italian wines by Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco were paired with a scrumptious delicious three-course dinner, ...