Italian Cultural Center

What We Do

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.

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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]
    718-990-1941

    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.

    Italy

    Italian Government

    Italian Ministry of Culture

    Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Italian Parliament

    Italian Presidency

    USA

    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

    Science

    Ricerca Scientifica e Technologica

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

    Italian Physical Society (IPS)

    Museums

    Ellis Island

    Italian American Museum

    Museum Online