Italian Cultural Center

The Italian Cultural Center, established at St. John's in 1992, conducts various educational and cultural activities that increase the awareness of Italian-Americans of their heritage, and strives to foster a greater appreciation of the significant contributions of Italians to American culture. With pride, the Center seeks to preserve, communicate, and celebrate Italian and Italian-American culture, values, and heritage while supporting the mission of the University.

Additionally the Center strives to:

  • promote Italy, its language, literature and culture
  • inform the community of Italy's contribution to architecture, art, music, literature, medicine, mathematics, philosophy,theology, science, law and every field of human endeavor
  • present cultural events, such as concerts, operas, plays and exhibits; enhance opportunities for the study of the Italian language, literature and culture
  • enlarge the St. John's library collection of publications covering the contribution of Italy and the Italian-American experience
  • create exhibits for Italian art and artifacts; present workshops in art, music and theater
  • and provide scholarships to students for study in Italy.

Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame, Advisory Board Chair
St. John’s University
The Office of Community Relations
Newman Hall, Room 155