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, ...

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization which oversees the Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the sixth annual Minty Awards Dinner Gala set for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. And it's not too early to reserve. Recognized during the evening will be Edwar...

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...