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  • In front of the Mother Italy sculpture in Poses Park on Hunter College Campus
    The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York recently showed their gratitude to the finest individuals and organizations in the Italian American community during the 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony.
  • Francesco Genuardi, Joseph Sciame, Matilda Cuomo, and the Italian-American community.
    Art & Culture
    Joelle Grosso(October 04, 2016)
    On Friday, September 30th the Italian-American community gathered at the Italian Consulate in New York City to celebrate the start of Italian Heritage month.
  • Uff. Joseph Sciame, President/Chair of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of NY, Inc.
    Founded in 1976 by Dr. Angelo Gimondo, who at that time was the Superintendent of a Queens school district, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee – NY, Inc. turns 40 this year. The non-profit group is behind some of the major events and celebrations held in the City during what is widely known as the “Italian Heritage and Culture Month” – October. We sat with its current President and Chariman, Mr. Joseph Sciame.
  • IHCC-NY's poster that represents their theme for October 2016
    This Friday, Joseph Sciame and the rest of the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York, Inc. will be kicking off the start of October, which is the national month that celebrates Italian-American heritage.
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016, was the occasion for a unique and singular presentation ceremony, as Dr. Robert C. Gallo, Director of the Institute of Human Virology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, received the coveted Leonardo da Vinci Award for 2015 from the now 40-year-old Italian Heritage and Culture Committee-NY, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) The event took place at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City, in cooperation with the Office of the Consul General, under the auspices of Minister Natalia Quintavalle.
  • Life & People
    I. I.(October 22, 2015)
    The National Italian American Foundation reinvented its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the future. The NIAF gala was presented by Alitalia in an unprecedented partnership between the Italian airline carrier and NIAF. Stay Tuned for i-Italy's special
  • More than three and one half decades of special events, concerts, exhibits, lectures, and proclamations to celebrate and to better inform New York, the largest Italian city outside Italy, and other geographic areas throughout the United States and the world, of the important legacy of Italian and Italian American culture.
  • Facts & Stories
    I. I.(July 01, 2015)
    The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons of Italy in America's (OSIA) highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian American who has made significant contributions to the United States. This year's honoree is Joseph Sciame. He will be recognized at the Marconi Gala during the Sons of Italy's 54th Biennial National Convention in Bonita Springs, FL, on August 22, 2015.