Tuesday November 6, 7:00 pm EDT - The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: Suggested donation $20; open to the public. Contact: Marian Rodi 718-273-7660 info@casa-belvedere.org. What is it about Italy? Cultural superpower yet merely a mountainous Mediterranean peninsula, Italy has exerted a...

Sunday November 11, 3 pm. EDT, Garibaldi Meucci Museum · 420 Tompkins Avenue · Staten Island, NY 10305. John Anselmo Book Presentation, "Moonlight over Tuscany". "What happens in Tuscany, stays in Tuscany." "Oh, really? Well that is what Marissa Dodd's tells her just before she is about to depart for a Tuscan cooking school in the summer of 2014. I...

As a way to pay homage to Italian culture -- steeped in the arts, architecture, music and, yes, fine cuisine -- and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants, Filippo Giuffre, owner of Zio Toto, hosted an evening of music, dinner and dancing at the popular Tottenville dining spot. The mega event that celebrated Italian Heri...

She's back! In a return performance, former Woodrow resident Candice Guardino will star in "Italian Bred," a production set for Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island. FYI: "Italian Bred" is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Guardino slips i...

After much planning and research, Michael Lombardi opened Il Pallino in Richmond Valley over Columbus Day weekend.  The bistro marks his first foray into restaurant ownership.  And despite the long, intense hours putting the place together, Michael declares, "I'm having fun." With a love for cooking, Michael sees himself a natural for the restauran...

Domenica 21 ottobre alle 18, al Snug Harbor Cultural Center di New York , l’attore barese Gianni Colajemma e il suo cast porteranno in scena “Un barese a New York”, la storia divertente di Joe che dalla sua città natale si trasferisce in America per trovar fortuna, inseguire il suo sogno e diventare un attore famoso. Questo lavoro andrà in scena do...

A little more than two years after the Settepani family announced its restaurant rebranding, the new rendition of Bruno's has officially arrived on the Staten Island dining scene. The bakery and restaurant are located at 1650 Hylan Blvd., Dongan Hills; 718-987-5859,PasticceriaBruno.com.  "We are a family-owned business for over 45 years," said Fina...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents: "Leading Ladies of The Renaissance" on Tuesday, October 23rd @ 7:00 PM. A Presentation and Book Signing with author, Carla Gambescia - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Discover the lives and legacies of the Italy's “Renaissance Women” as well as those of several unheralded Italia...

Riviera Mediterranean Cuisine is  a Dongan Hills dining spot with unique fare.  It's menu boasts of Greek,  Italian and Albanian specialties at its finest.  Frank Beqiri is the executive chef who sits at the helm at one of our borough’s best kept secrets. The warm and welcoming eatery, that opened its doors to diners in March of last year, features...

It’s no secret: Bocce has been a staple in Sunny Italy for as far back as anyone can remember. And today, everyone is playing bocce with the  hottest sport in Italy continuing to catch on like wildfire in the U.S. And former Assemblyman Lou Tobacco -- now associate executive director of Staten Island University Hospital and Farrell alum -- knows it...