Tag Archives: New York

Meet NIAF

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to Julia Streisfeld, … Continue reading

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Book Review – My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily

In need of a good beach read this summer? Check out Gilda Morina Syverson’s travel memoir, reviewed by NIAF in our Ambassador magazine.  My Father’s Daughter: From Rome to Sicily By Gilda Morina Syverson “Dad,” I said, “I’m giving everyone … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

The Ghetto By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com To many, the “ghetto” is part of the city in which members of a minority group live. The term, however, was originally coined in Venice to describe the section of the city to which … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

Fast Fun Facts  We know you have busy weeks, so here are just a few fun facts on Italian and Italian American culture and history to keep your day moving! By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com During the Renaissance blonde hair became … Continue reading

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Italian A Day – the music and story of Alfredo Morena Sr.

The story of Italian composer Alfredo Morena Sr. is one that spans generations. Born in 1891, in the town of Marsiconuovo, in the province of Potenza, Morena was the son of Giuseppe Morena, who served in the army during the … Continue reading

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Mayor Bill de Blasio remarks at the opening of “The Italian Americans” at NYU

The National Italian American Foundation was at New York University’s Kimmel Center., on February 10, for the preview screening of “The Italian Americans,” set to air nationally February 17 and 24 on PBS. At the event, New York City Mayor Bill de … Continue reading

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Day 24 of 31 Days of Italians – Tony Bennett

Resiliency best describes legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett. His musical career has spanned well over half a century, having created his own singing style that integrates jazz with voice imitation of instrumental solos. Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto , in 1926, … Continue reading

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NIAF DC Gala Weekend October 23-26

This year, NIAF will host its 39th Anniversary DC Gala Weekend, October 23-26, at the beautiful Washington Hilton in historic Dupont Circle. The multi-day affair is a time to celebrate the vivacious and influential Italian American community, with a variety … Continue reading

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