Cara’s Cucina: Pasta With Asparagus

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco celebrates spring by teaching us how to make pasta with asparagus.

DiFalco uses fresh asparagus for the dish, which serves four. Other delicious ingredients including fettuccine, grated parmigiano and diced pancetta come together to create this beautiful dish.

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official recipe.

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

Michael Napolitano on Preschool of Rock

Michael Napolitano, founder and director of Preschool of Rock, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss his experience working with the Blue Man Group.

“Blue Man was a wonderful experience for me,” Napolitano says. He worked with the founders of the company in a small group, developing new content.

“Whatever the mad geniuses wanted to bring out there, we had to make it happen,” he says. This involved creative production, and tons of interesting instruments.

“I used to tune the tubes and create instruments with amazing technical developers,” he recalls. This has transferred to Preschool of Rock in the form of a focus on drumming. “For toddlers, it’s hard to make chords on a guitar, but you can whack on a drum,” he says.

To learn more about Preschool of Rock, click here.

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner

On May 12th, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center hosted over three hundred Museum supporters at New York City’s Plaza Hotel for the Inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Awards Dinner. The evening, which was held on the beloved Montclair figure’s would be-92nd birthday, saluted individuals who embody the qualities that made the New York Yankees icon an American treasure. 

“Although Yogi is no longer with us, the values he lived by are more important today than ever,” says Eve Schaenen, Executive Director of the Yogi Berra Museum. “All proceeds from this awards dinner will support the work we’re doing at the Museum to sustain Yogi’s legacy and the ideals he lived by his entire life, both on and off the field.”

Boomer Esiason, Lou Lamoriello and Robert Wahl awarding the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation.

The Museum presented the inaugural Yogi Berra Museum Humanitarian Award to the McMullen Family Foundation for their philanthropic leadership and commitment to community.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Teammate Award went to legendary Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry, Yogi’s close companion and mentee.

The first Yogi Berra Museum Service Award went to NFL stars Devin and Jason McCourty for their charitable initiatives.

The Museum also awarded the first Carmen Berra Award to Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, General Partner and Vice Chair of the New York Yankees.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan opened the evening’s program with an invocation. Then the night’s all-star emcees took over: former NFL quarterback and current football analyst Boomer Esiason; and the star of the television comedy series Arliss, Robert Wuhl. The evening concluded with a performance by Jersey Shore mainstays Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who were joined on stage by Yankee great – and great musician – Bernie Williams! 

The event co-chairs were Lou Lamoriello and Finn Wentworth.

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the values of perseverance, respect, sportsmanship and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sports-based educational exhibits and programs. For additional information, please visit YogiBerraMuseum.org.

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