Bruno’s Bakery NYC, with locations in West Brighton and Dongan Hills, was honored recently at the first-ever New York Wedding Awards, hosted by Creative Oceanic to honor top wedding professionals. The local bakery was named Staten Island’s “Cake Designer of the Year ” during the event, which took place in Long Island. “This award that I received is...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 - 7:00pm. REGISTER NOW. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Casa Belvedere joins Dante Alighieri Society in their celebration of Italian Cuisine in the World with the presentation of Gioacchino Rossini: An Opera of Flavors. Presented by: Daniela Bisello Antonucci...

Thursday marks the 55th anniversary of the completion of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which spans the New York Harbor, connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn. Construction began on Aug. 13, 1959. The upper deck opened on Nov. 21, 1964, and the lower deck opened on June 28, 1969, with costs totaling $325 million. Seven Staten Island friends were the...

Saturday, November 23rd @2:00pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum · 420 Tompkins Avenue · Staten Island, NY 10305. Join Professor Louis Leonini and Anita Sanseverino on a Picturesque and Cultural Journey through the "Veneto Region". $10 non-members, $5 members Award Winning Photographer Anita Sanseverino dedicated to the subject of Italy returns to the muse...

Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now!! Italian Geniuses & Colorful Personalities. With Carla Gambescia. Join us for a fun interactive evening led by award-winning author and cultural expert Carla Gambescia exploring Italian geniuses and some of Italy’s most colorful personalities...

Filomena Campitiello, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who embodied the spirit of self-sacrifice and giving, died Wednesday in Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J. The family matriarch was a 19-year survivor of breast cancer, but she succumbed to the disease after a brave six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 75. The former Filo...

Sunday November 17, 3:00 pm. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: Members: $5; Non-members: $10; open to the public. Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608 slundegard@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org Author Mike DeLucia grew up in the Throggs Neck/Pelham Bay section of the Bronx and spent his childhood playing bas...

Benito “Benny” De Rosa moved to Staten Island in the late 1970s and established Pastosa Ravioli in Eltingville, a thriving store that is part of his food legacy to the borough. The pasta-maker and shopkeep, known for his remarkable work ethic, love for America and dedication to his family, passed away on Saturday at 79. On Tuesday morning, customer...

The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation played host to a crowd of some 200 at their annual gala staged in LiGreci’s Staaten, the West Brighton catering spot where four individuals were recognized for their service to community. Lauded during the evening were: Jackie Delfino and Nicholas Principato, residents of On Your Mark under the leadershi...

Just blocks from the 122nd Precinct, a New Dorp street has been renamed in honor of one of New York’s Finest. Otis Avenue, at the corner of Hylan Boulevard, has been renamed Police Officer Rocco W Laurie Way in honor of the late Rocco Laurie, a Staten Islander who was stationed in Manhattan’s 9th Precinct, where he lost his life in the line of duty...