Buffalo’s Italian Cultural Center cut the ribbon yesterday on a brand new courtyard. It’s called the Russel J. Salvatore courtyard. The restauranteur helped fund the project. It’s located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hertel. The courtyard has new statues, lights, tables along with a bocce court and community garden. There’s a fountain that...

Though the Centro Culturale Italiano Di Buffalo has been involved in many ways in the Italian heritage of Buffalo, they finally have a new home with many exciting activities to come this summer. The “Little Italy ” of Buffalo got a little bigger in the Italian Heritage Month of October 2021 when the historic North Park Library was reopened as the n...

Dozens of Western New Yorkers joined together to help the people of Ukraine. Representatives from the Italian Center of Buffalo presented a check for more than $16,000 to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. A few weeks ago the italian center hosted a “stand together for ukraine” event. The fundraiser brought together 42 businesses and organizatio...

The Buffalo Italian Cultural Center is holding a special event to show its support for the people of Ukraine. The center, located at the corner of Hertel and Delaware Avenues, is putting on a fundraiser Sunday afternoon featuring Ukrainian borscht made by Chef Camille Le Caer, Flying Bison's Polonia Pilsner, basket raffles, crafts and face painting...

Astonishing photo-realistic paintings of Buffalo, 42 of them, are on display in north Buffalo. A former library on the corner of Delaware Ave. and Hertel Ave. is now the Italian Cultural Center. The president Mario Giacobbi says, "While this is primarily a function of Italian Americans, the real basis of the building was to give something back to B...

Buffalo’s Italian Cultural Center at Delaware and Hertel is cooking up a new series on video with a renowned pastry chef. CCI Buffalo just announced a new partnership with chef Camille Le Caër, the new Youtube show will be filmed in the center’s state-of-the-art kitchen. Chef Camille has appeared on other cooking shows, had his own restaurant and w...

A recent visit to the newly opened Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) was a real treat, in more ways than one. First off, I must say how nice it is to see this particular corner at Hertel and Delaware salvaged. It would be interesting to know what this entire corner once beheld, before it became a series of strip malls and fast food joints....

Buffalo’s Italian American community is celebrating a big weekend in the Queen City. The Federation of Italian American Societies hosted its annual banquet Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s a celebration of Italian culture and the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of Italian Americans. News 4’s Jacq...

A place for capturing and sharing Italian American culture and history opened Saturday  in Buffalo. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo's new home inside the former North Park library, 2351 Delaware Ave. The new location for CCI Buffalo will be the site of genealogy research, lessons in la...

I must admit that as much as I’ve been covering the arrival of the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) until a recent visit I was not fully aware of the impact that this complex would have on the city. And I say “complex” because it is a lot more complex than I imagined. This multifaceted cultural center is a testament to the vibrancy, dedic...