Italian Cultural Center

St. Joseph's Day 2021

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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.

Comm. Joseph Sciame, Advisory Board Chair
St. John’s University
The Office of Community Relations
University Center
[email protected]

Additional Information

Comm. Joseph Sciame, Chair

Theresa Cantarella

Professor Joan M. D'Andrea

Dawn Esposito, Ph.D.

Professor Caroline Gozzer Fuchs

Hon. Joseph Golia

Paul Lazauskas

Cav. MaryAnn Mattone

Cav. Joseph M. Mattone, Esq.

Lina Merlino, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Matthew Pucciarelli

Florence Russo, Ph.D.


Italian Government

Italian Ministry of Culture

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Italian Parliament

Italian Presidency


Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone (212) 879-4242, (212) 439-0118
Fax (212) 861-4018

Embassy of Italy in the United States
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone (202) 612-4400
Fax (202) 518-2154

Consulate General
690 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone (212) 737-9100
Fax (212) 249-4945

Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN
2 UN Plaza, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 486-9191
Fax (212) 486-1036

Italy-American Chamber of Commerce
730 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10029
Phone (212) 459-0044
Fax (212) 459-0900

Italian Cultural Institute (Washington)
1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202) 328-3840
Fax (212) 745-0364

Italian Tourism Board / ENIT
630 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10111
Phone (212) 245-4822
Fax (212) 586-9249

Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco
425 Washington Street
San Francisco CA 94108
Phone (415) 788-7142/3/4, (415) 788-6210
Fax (415) 788-6389

Italian Trade Commission
33 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone (212) 980-1500
Fax (212) 758-1050

Italian American Organizations

American Italian Historical Association

Arba Sicula

Center for Migration Studies

Fieri - The International Organization of Students & Young Professionals Celebrating Italian Culture

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

The National Italian American Foundation

National Organization of Italian American Women

Order Sons of Italy in America


Ricerca Scientifica e Technologica

ENEA - Ente per le nuove tecnologie, L'energia e L'ambiente

Italian Physical Society (IPS)


Ellis Island

Italian American Museum

Museum Online