Italian American Museum

Italian American Museum The Museum is undergoing reconstruction. The new building is expected to be complete Spring 2024

Currently closed for major renovations
Expected opening Fall 2022

September 29, 2023: Interior construction continues ...
10/02/2023

September 29, 2023: Interior construction continues ...

Italian PM Visits NYC Columbus Statue as Its Fate Hangs in the BalanceNYC politicians want to topple the 76-foot monumen...
10/02/2023

Italian PM Visits NYC Columbus Statue as Its Fate Hangs in the Balance

NYC politicians want to topple the 76-foot monument that was installed in 1892, a year after 11 Italian immigrants were lynched in New Orleans.

By ISDA Staff

On Sept. 19, Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni visited Manhattan’s embattled Christopher Columbus statue as a rebuke to NYC’s politicians, who are currently weighing whether to rip down the 131-year-old monument that stands in Columbus Circle at the edge of Central Park.

Meloni participated in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Columbus, just hours after New York’s City Council held a hearing on proposed legislation targeting monuments and other artwork featuring the explorer, as well as other icons such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, The New York Post reports.

“Through this important reaffirmation of identity, the President celebrated a symbol of the cultural and moral history of the American people,” according to a statement from Meloni’s office.

“Meloni showed the Italian Americans that we have her support and the support of the Italian people - we’re not forgotten,” said Joseph Scelsa, president of the Italian American Museum, who attended the wreath-laying event.

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On Sept. 19, Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni visited Manhattan’s embattled Christopher Columbus statue as a rebuke to NYC’s politicians, who are currently weighing whether to rip down the 131-year-old monument that stands in Columbus Circle at the edge of Central Park. Meloni participated ...

Italian American Museum Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa and Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni at wreath...
10/02/2023

Italian American Museum Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa and Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni at wreathe-laying ceremony held in honor of Christopher Columbus on September 19th.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni held a moment of silence during the wreath-laying ceremony in Manhattan at Columbu...
10/02/2023

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni held a moment of silence during the wreath-laying ceremony in Manhattan at Columbus Circle on September 19th.

‘Vinny Peanuts’ Little Italy corner co-naming O.K.’d by Community Board.By The Village SunCommunity Board 2 on Sept. 21 ...
10/02/2023

‘Vinny Peanuts’ Little Italy corner co-naming O.K.’d by Community Board.

By The Village Sun

Community Board 2 on Sept. 21 unanimously approved a street co-naming sign at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets for “Vinny Peanuts”

The board’s resolution supports co-naming the spot “Vincent ‘Vinny Peanuts’ Cirelli Sabatino Corner.” It’s a lot to fit on one street sign - but “Vinny Peanuts” meant a lot to the community.

Sabatino, the board noted, was “a beloved Little Italy activist and constant presence.” He lived and worked in the neighborhood his whole life, selling peanuts and torrone — a nut and nougat confection — at the corner, hence his nickname “Vinnie Peanuts.” He died in 2020 of COVID.

His corner was a place, the board’s resolution said, “where neighborhood people gathered, socialized and shared information, along with many visitors who joined in the camaraderie, all drawn by the friendly community ambiance that ‘Vinnie Peanuts’ instilled.”

Sabatino also worked to improve the neighborhood and preserve its cultural traditions.

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BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Community Board 2 on Sept. 21 unanimously approved a street co-naming sign at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Grand…

During the 92nd feast the museum had the pleasure to welcome the Grand Marshal Chazz Palminteri. In 2016, he was given a...
09/24/2023

During the 92nd feast the museum had the pleasure to welcome the Grand Marshal Chazz Palminteri. In 2016, he was given a tour of the Museum and its current exhibit at the time, Big Glass in Little Italy along with the museum's former Vice President Philip Foglia.

During the 91st feast the museum had the pleasure to welcome the Grand Marshal Joe Causi.
09/23/2023

During the 91st feast the museum had the pleasure to welcome the Grand Marshal Joe Causi.

This wasn’t the first time we’ve joined Vanessa in the Grand Procession. She joined us on the museum’s own float during ...
09/22/2023

This wasn’t the first time we’ve joined Vanessa in the Grand Procession. She joined us on the museum’s own float during the 93rd and 94th annual feasts of San Gennaro in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In 2019, she performed a duet with singer Charlie Romo.

09/21/2023

This year the museum joined the Little Italy Merchants Association and Italian American singer Vanessa Racci in the Grand Procession on 9/16. Vanessa is scheduled to perform a full concert at the Feast this Saturday, 9/23 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the main stage located on the corner of Mott and Grand Streets in Little Italy.

September 12, 2023: Interior lighting being installed in new Museum facility
09/20/2023

September 12, 2023: Interior lighting being installed in new Museum facility

In preparation of Italian and Hispanic American Heritage Months in October, would you like educators in your school dist...
09/20/2023

In preparation of Italian and Hispanic American Heritage Months in October, would you like educators in your school district to receive a new, innovative tool to stimulate critical and analytical thinking about complex issues in society?

If so, the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) is pleased to offer its “An Italian’s Dream: Leads to the Origin of the Hispanic Peoples and Beyond” video series. The focus is on immigration from the 15th century Age of Exploration and Discovery, to the present.

This unique curriculum infusion model provides an equitable, diverse, and inclusive approach to teaching/learning about the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, his encounter with the New World, subsequent colonization with the Indigenous people, thus leading to the creation of the Hispanic people, and current immigration issues. The carefully researched material presents information regarding these world-changing events—both good and bad and allows students to arrive at their own conclusions.

The video series was developed by the NJIHC Curriculum Development Committee, at the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE), meeting all its standards, with Kevin T. Brady, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Hibernian Global Education Initiative, Inc. The series is a component of “The Universality of Italian Heritage” curriculum. “An Italian’s Dream” is available FREE of Charge, by clicking on this link: www.njitalianheritage.org.

Teachers will be able to enhance their instruction throughout the school year with the use of the video above. They also have an opportunity to share their outcomes by presenting them as “Best Practices” at the NJIHC spring Conference 2024.

Click here to view the Columbus Curriculum video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iToBtIidckA

For questions or comments regarding the video, please contact Curriculum Committee Chairperson, Cav. Gilda Rorro Ed.D. at: 609.587.7000, or NJIHC Chairperson Robert DiBiase, at: 732.547.8799. Your attention to this request would be greatly appreciated.

On September 18, 2013 during the 87th feast of San Gennaro a reception was held at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s. It was...
09/20/2023

On September 18, 2013 during the 87th feast of San Gennaro a reception was held at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s. It was in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the church along with the past exhibition at the Italian American Museum called "Looking Back".

During the 87th feast of San Gennaro, we had the pleasure to receive a replica of the championship belt that belonged to...
09/19/2023

During the 87th feast of San Gennaro, we had the pleasure to receive a replica of the championship belt that belonged to the two time World Wide Wrestling Federation Champion Bruno Sammartino. He donated it to the museum on September 13, 2013.

The first Feast of San Gennaro was held in 1926. The Neapolitans who settled on Mulberry St. decided to have a one day b...
09/18/2023

The first Feast of San Gennaro was held in 1926. The Neapolitans who settled on Mulberry St. decided to have a one day block party for their patron saint and protector of Naples. This became an annual event. Every year the feast is held for 11 days. While the feast used to stretch out for 11 blocks in Little Italy the neighborhood is now approximately 3 blocks in size.

In the 97 years of the Feast of San Gennaro’s history it was only canceled twice. The first time it was canceled was on ...
09/17/2023

In the 97 years of the Feast of San Gennaro’s history it was only canceled twice. The first time it was canceled was on what would have been the 75th Feast of San Gennaro in 2001. The second time it was canceled was on what would have been the 94th Feast of San Gennaro.

In Naples where his body is preserved Saint Gennaro is honored as the city’s principal patron. His blood liquefies three...
09/16/2023

In Naples where his body is preserved Saint Gennaro is honored as the city’s principal patron. His blood liquefies three times a year, on the first weekend of May, on September 19th the day of the feast, and on December 16th.

San Gennaro of Naples was the Bishop of Benevento. San Gennaro died a martyr in 305 A.D. during the Diocletianic persecu...
09/15/2023

San Gennaro of Naples was the Bishop of Benevento. San Gennaro died a martyr in 305 A.D. during the Diocletianic persecution. The feast of San Genarro celebrates his life.

The 97th annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York City’s Little Italy will be held from 9/14 through 9/24. For more infor...
09/14/2023

The 97th annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York City’s Little Italy will be held from 9/14 through 9/24. For more information on the events and major attractions at the feast visit https://sangennaronyc.org/

September 7, 2023: Interior construction continues ...
09/09/2023

September 7, 2023: Interior construction continues ...

Ella Carriero (Italian American Museum Intern) and her father Rocco helped to restore Bell Tower of main Church in their...
09/09/2023

Ella Carriero (Italian American Museum Intern) and her father Rocco helped to restore Bell Tower of main Church in their ancestral hometown in Italy

By Elizabeth Vespe / The Southampton Press

A lightning storm damaged the bell in the tower of the Mother Church in Montescaglioso, Italy, a decade ago. Since then, the church has been struggling to raise enough money to replace the damaged bell.

But Rocco Carriero of Remsenburg and his family, who have ties to the small Italian town, recently helped push the project over the finish line with a $10,000 donation and were on hand last week to celebrate the installation of the new bell.

Montescaglioso is an old, rustic town in southern Italy. The closest major city is Matera, which dates back over 10,000 years. Matera is an ancient city, the third-oldest still-inhabited city in the world, after Jericho and Aleppo.

“Lightning struck the bell a while ago,” Carriero, who owns Rocco A. Carriero Wealth Partners in Southampton, said over the phone last week while in Italy with his family: daughter Ella Carriero, son Luca Carriero, wife Heather Carriero, and mother Ginetta Carriero.

“Over 10 years ago … and it changed the sound of the bell,” he said of the lightning strike. “It wouldn’t radiate the sound.”

With the money donated, in addition to a new bell, which came at a total cost of about $41,000, the parish was also able to add an automated timer to ring the bell at certain times every day. Before the renovation, someone would have to climb to the top of the tower to ring the bell.

Coincidentally, St. Rocco is the patron saint of the town that Carriero’s parents grew up in. Last week, as Carriero and his family were visiting, the town was celebrating the feast of St. Rocco. The church decided to inaugurate the bell to coincide with the feast.

It is like a homecoming week, as natives of the town return for the festival, and the population jumps from about 10,400 to 50,000 people.

Carriero joked that probably 25 percent of the town’s population is named Rocco, after the saint.

Carriero’s parents left Italy in 1962, and he was born in the United States in 1973. But the family has maintained a connection to their hometown roots. “We always come back every year or every other year,” he said. “We still have family here.”

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https://www.27east.com/southampton-press/carriero-family-helps-dedicate-new-bell-tower-in-ancestral-home-in-italy-2191545/

09/09/2023

Video of restored Bell Tower of the Mother Church in Montescaglioso, Italy

Connecticut ranks number 1 for percentage of Italian-Americans in the US. New York tops list for largest total populatio...
09/09/2023

Connecticut ranks number 1 for percentage of Italian-Americans in the US. New York tops list for largest total population.

By Lou Milano

According to 2023 statistics from the World Population Review:

"Italian Americans are most densely concentrated in the northeastern region of the United States. Connecticut has the highest percentage of Italian Americans with 16.1%, followed by Rhode Island with 15.5% and New Jersey with 14.6%. These states also have some of the highest total numbers of Italian Americans, at 584,128, 169,515, and 1,353,075 respectively. New York has the largest total population of Italian Americans at 2,330,336, but a lower percentage of 11.9%."

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https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/italian-population-by-state

Photo: Getty Images

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, the Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine in partnership with the ...
09/05/2023

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, the Office of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum & AMC Theatres, is hosting a screening called "The 9/11 Anniversary Digital Learning Experience” at the AMC Theater located on 84th Street 6 (2310 Broadway) on September 6, 2023.

This “The 9/11 Anniversary Digital Learning Experience” is a 30-minute film created annually by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum featuring first-person accounts of the hope, resilience, and unity that defined September 11, 2001 and the days and weeks that followed. “Providing the opportunity for communities across the country to share the stories of service, compassion, and bravery captured in this film is critically important to fulfilling our promise to ensure future generations never forget,” said Elizabeth Hillman, President & CEO of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. “More than 100 million Americans have been born since September 11, 2001, and through this partnership we are able to reach even more of those without a lived memory of the day.”

Event: Screening of 9/11 Digital Learning Experience

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Time: Doors Open 6:00 pm and Program Begins at 6:30 pm

Address: AMC 84th Street 6 at 2310 Broadway, NY

Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bp-levine-hosts-911-anniversary-in-the-theaters-tickets-708486741917?aff=oddtdtcreator

Questions and/or special accommodations, please email: [email protected].

Happy Labor Day!
09/04/2023

Happy Labor Day!

Italian American Museum Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa meets with the Museum's General Contractor Salvatore...
09/04/2023

Italian American Museum Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa meets with the Museum's General Contractor Salvatore Nicchitta, Principal of Empire State Contractors

On August 14th, the Italian American Museum's Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Curator, Janine Coyne and Hea...
09/04/2023

On August 14th, the Italian American Museum's Founder and President, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Curator, Janine Coyne and Head of Education, Marie Palladino attended a private viewing of the exhibit, "Pride and Memory: The Italian Immigration to the Americas" at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

The exhibition had a double focus: how the Americas have changed Italians and how Italians have changed the Americas. Never before published documents were on view thanks to the “Museo di Napoli – Collezione Bonelli” and “Città di Lendinara”.

Photo 1 (left to right): Massimo Sarti, Attache for Cultural Affairs, Italian Cultural Institute of New York and Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President, Italian American Museum

Photo 2 (left to right): Janine Coyne, Curator, Italian American Museum; Massimo Sarti, Attache for Cultural Affairs, Italian Cultural Institute of New York; Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President, Italian American Museum; Emanuele Capoano, Events Coordinator, Italian Cultural Institute of New York; Marie Palladino, Head of Education, Italian American Museum

NY State Sen. George Borrello Proposes Italian History Lessons In SchoolsBy John Whittaker / PostJournal.comThere are se...
09/04/2023

NY State Sen. George Borrello Proposes Italian History Lessons In Schools

By John Whittaker / PostJournal.com

There are several pieces of legislation introduced each year in the state Legislature to require schools to teach the history other than basic world or United States history.

State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, is adding Italian history to that list with S.7618. The bill, like the others, would direct that state education commissioner to require curriculum or instruction in Italian history and civic impact in public schools.

“It is important to incorporate Italian-American History into public-school curriculum to help dispel the ignorance and negative stereotypes that have remained prevalent in our culture and allow students to know the positive impacts Italian-Americans have had on our culture and society,” Borrello wrote.

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https://www.post-journal.com/news/community/2023/08/borrello-proposes-italian-history-lessons-in-schools/

The world-renowned Teatro Carlo Felice from Genoa, Italy presents an exclusive one-time performance to close out the San...
09/04/2023

The world-renowned Teatro Carlo Felice from Genoa, Italy presents an exclusive one-time performance to close out the San Gennaro festival on Sunday, 09/24 at 3PM. Featuring musicians from Italy performing handpicked pieces written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s close friend and librettist, this is a performance you won’t want to miss.

Sunday September 24th at 3:00PM, inside the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral (the corner of Mott and Prince Streets, Little Italy). Tickets: $20 General Admission, $30 VIP first three rows.

Click here for information / tickets:

https://erbenorgan.org/event/an-afternoon-with-lorenzo-da-ponte/

Join the New York Yankees and UNICO National as they celebrate Italian Heritage for select games during the 2023 regular...
09/04/2023

Join the New York Yankees and UNICO National as they celebrate Italian Heritage for select games during the 2023 regular season.

Fans who purchase through this offer will receive a special New York Yankees hat with the Italian flag.

Each Group ticket also includes a regular sized hot dog and your first drink (a 12 oz. domestic beer for those 21 years of age or older with a valid ID, Pepsi product or Poland Spring bottled water).

Click here for tickets:

https://offer.fevo.com/yankees-vs-brewers-ctn1f63-dc21a9b?fevoUri=yankees-vs-brewers-ctn1f63-dc21a9b%2F

Ground floor of new Museum facility: Looking up at skylight
08/16/2023

Ground floor of new Museum facility: Looking up at skylight

Sub-level 2: Area to house new Museum Auditorium
08/16/2023

Sub-level 2: Area to house new Museum Auditorium

Sub-level 2: Area to house Permanent Exhibition. The original Banca Stabile safe is visible in the background.
08/16/2023

Sub-level 2: Area to house Permanent Exhibition.

The original Banca Stabile safe is visible in the background.

Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends present "A Southampton Salute to Summer" on Sunday, September 3rd, 5:00 pm....
08/16/2023

Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends present "A Southampton Salute to Summer" on Sunday, September 3rd, 5:00 pm.

In the great tradition of the last 30 years, Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons will return to the East End bringing the great “chestnuts” of the Opera and Broadway favorites in their program “A Southampton Salute To Summer: Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place for the 3rd year in a row in the magnificent Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the heart of the Village of Southampton, within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Cristina Fontanelli: Host/Soprano
Matthew Cerillo: Tenor
Antonio Watts: Baritone
Alexander Chaplinskiy: Pianist

Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 168 Hill Street Southampton, NY 11968

Click here for more info / tickets:

A Southampton Salute to Summer Starring Cristina Fontanelli & Her Fabulous Friends   In the great tradition of the last 30 years,

The Italian American Museum is pleased to share images of our completed facade for the new Museum facility located at 15...
08/16/2023

The Italian American Museum is pleased to share images of our completed facade for the new Museum facility located at 151 Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York City.

Images: © Sahar Coston-Hardy/Esto. All rights reserved.

About the design:

The design for the museum’s storefront orients a double height window of its ground floor gallery to the historic intersection of New York’s Little Italy district. The setback canopy utilizes the geometry of an oblique cone to mediate between the figural window and the overall buildings rectilinear window grid. The pocketed storefront results in a design that playfully honors past traditions through contemporary materials and geometry.

Design by op.AL / http://www.op-al.com

The UNICO National Foundation presented the fifth installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian America...
08/16/2023

The UNICO National Foundation presented the fifth installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum at the 100th Annual UNICO National Convention, July 28, 2023, Fort Myers, Florida.

Pictured (left to right): Christopher DiMattio, Past National President of UNICO, Dr Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President of the Italian American Museum, Dr. Peter Pettinato, President of the UNICO National Foundation

Interior construction continues...
08/01/2023

Interior construction continues...

"The Italian American Museum is pleased to announce the publication of Columbia University Professor of Italian, Jo Ann ...
08/01/2023

"The Italian American Museum is pleased to announce the publication of Columbia University Professor of Italian, Jo Ann Cavallo’s latest book, “The Sicilian Puppet Theater of Agrippino Manteo (1884-1947). The IAM is proud to have in its archive 34 of Agrippino Manteo’s handmade puppets as well as his original hand written manuscripts.”

-- Prof. Joseph V. Scelsa , Founder and President, Italian American Museum

Sicilian puppet theater was the predominant form of cultural expression for working-class southern Italians and Sicilians from the early 1800s until the proliferation of television in the 1950s. This form of dramatic prose theater also flourished in diasporic Italian urban communities, bringing immigrants together for nightly performances of the same deeply cherished chivalric stories. Agrippino Manteo’s scripts, examined for the first time in this study, are testimony to the rich substance of the Paladins of France narratives dramatized on the traditional opera dei pupi stage. Even beyond their historical and aesthetic value, the alternating episodes of love, enchantment, adventure, and warfare invite us to relive the passion, heartbreak, excitement, and magic of knights and damsels from around the globe – from Europe to North Africa to East Asia – who share the stage with a host of wizards, fairies, giants, and monsters. This study reconstructs the history of the Manteo family marionette theater in New York City across seven decades and three generations, provides translations of eight selected plays and 270 extant summaries, and offers comparative analyses uncovering how Agrippino Manteo’s scripts creatively adapt Italian Renaissance chivalric poems and nineteenth-century prose compilations.

https://anthempress.com/the-sicilian-puppet-theater-of-agrippino-manteo-1884-1947-epub

Rolando, one of 34 Sicilian puppets that are part of the Museum's Manteo collection.  The puppets were fabricated by Agr...
08/01/2023

Rolando, one of 34 Sicilian puppets that are part of the Museum's Manteo collection. The puppets were fabricated by Agrippino Manteo circa 1923.

Photo by: Karsten Moran for The New York Times

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New York State Governor Kathy Hochul Announces $1 Million In Funding For Italian American Museum

Money Will Help Museum Complete Its New Building in Little Italy

New York, March 16 - New York Sate Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) today announced the state will award the Italian American Museum $1 million in funding to help the museum complete construction of its new headquarters at 151 Mulberry Street in historic Little Italy.

"Whether in government, business, public safety or in the arts, Italian Americans have been integral in building and strengthening New York State. I'm proud to honor the legacy and heritage of New York's Italian American community, the largest in the United States, by announcing $1 million in state funding to help complete construction of the Italian American Museum in Little Italy, said Governor Hochul.

“As we build back our economy, my administration is fully committed to supporting New York’s diverse communities and embracing our rich cultural heritage."

The Governor made the announcement during a meeting with Italian American community leaders at her New York City office, where she also commemorated St. Joseph’s Day (March 19) a culturally important date for those of Italian heritage.

The new museum will be a four-story structure adjacent to a new condominium project at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets. It is scheduled to open to the public later this year.

“We are extremely grateful to Governor Hochul for recognizing the importance of preserving Little Italy’s past by looking to the future,” said Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, founder and president of the Italian American Museum. “This generous gesture will go far in helping to create a world-class cultural institution that will serve as a community cultural anchor.”

The museum will feature both permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as lectures, presentations, and performances.

Founded in 2001, the Italian American Museum is dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage of Italy and Italian Americans by presenting the individual and collective struggles and achievements of Italians and their heirs to the American way of life. The Museum received its provisional charter from the New York State Board of Regents on June 12, 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Contact: Joseph Carella
Joseph J. Carella Associates Inc.
Public Relations - 212-262-8800
The Italian American Museum celebrates Women's History Month

On March 8, 1946, a group of Italian women chose the mimosa flower as a symbol of strength, sensibility and sensitivity for Women's Day.
On Thursday, March 24 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Prof. Santi Buscemi will discuss his translation of The Marquis of Roccaverdina, which brings a masterpiece of Italian literature to English-language readers and sheds light on life in an important era of Italy’s modern history.

Click here for tickets:

https://ccfdn.typeform.com/to/INh64aIg?typeform-source=myemail.constantcontact.com
The Antonio Meucci Essay Contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 who attend either public or private school in New York City. The contest invites students to have fun as they discover, research, and explore one of the four essay topics listed below.

https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/highschool-essay-contest-2022

The Young Inventors’ Competition is open to all students in grades 3 through 8 who attend either public or private school in New York City and Long Island. The contest invites students to present an original idea for a new invention or an improvement upon an existing one. The invention can be anything from a kitchen gadget to a machine.

https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/young-inventors-2022
February 22, 2022: Installation of steel frame for the facade on the new Italian American Museum is complete
On February 22nd, the Italian American Museum received a set of artifacts pertaining to Detective Georgianna DeRosa. The artifacts were donated by Howard Teich. Detective DeRosa was one of the NYPD's first female police officers.

Pictured (left to right): Lisa Ackerman, Executive Director, Columbus Citizens Foundation, Juliette Papa, Reporter, 1010 WINS Radio, Howard Teich, Donor, Det. DeRosa artifacts, Marian Pardo, Chairperson, Columbus Citizens Foundation, Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President, Italian American Museum, Michael Arena, Board Member, Columbus Citizens Foundation
The National Organization of Italian American Women is now accepting applications for its annual Scholarship Program, which provides financial awards annually to highly qualified Italian American women enrolled in college and graduate school. Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in Italian studies, education, and language.

Since 1980, NOIAW has awarded scholarships annually to accomplished women of Italian descent. While their academic passions vary, all of the scholarship winners share a strong connection to their Italian heritage and a history of academic excellence.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US academic institution for undergraduate or graduate study. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and are required to demonstrate financial need. The minimum GPA required is 3.5.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Friday, March 18th, 2022

All applicants will be notified by end of April 2022

Winners should try to be present at NOIAW’s Annual Luncheon in New York where the scholarship awards will be presented (whether in person or virtually).

https://www.noiaw.org/scholarships/
Seven-time New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani releases her latest novel, "The Good Thing Left Undone" on April 26th. The book is available for pre-order now at the link below:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/647099/the-good-left-undone-by-adriana-trigiani/
Steel frame for the facade installed on the new Italian American Museum (February 16, 2022).
Start or Sustain an Italian Program in Your School!
(Application links below)

IACE, under the supervision of the Consulate General of Italy in New York, provides incentive grants for Italian language instruction. Public and private schools in the consular jurisdiction of New York, New Jersey*, and Connecticut may apply for a grant for the teacher’s salary and/or the educational material to be used towards their Italian curricular courses.

For further information please contact us at [email protected]

https://www.iacelanguage.org/for-schools/grant-application/

Grants for educational material:

https://www.iacelanguage.org/grants-for-educational-material/

Grants for teacher's salary:

https://www.iacelanguage.org/grants-for-teachers-salary/
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