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.

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
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Mission
The Italian Cultural Center of St. John's University with a sense of pride, seeks to preserve, communicate and celebrate Italian and Italian-American culture, values, and heritage while supporting the mission of the University.

Striving to maintain a standard of excellence we pledge to share our endeavors not only with the members of the University community, but also with the community in which the University is located, and the even greater society that lies beyond.

Professor Joan M. D'Andrea, Executive Director
St. John's University
Italian Cultural Center
St. Augustine Hall, Room 306A
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel (718) 990-7541
Fax (718) 990-7561
dandreaj@stjohns.edu