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NYU's Casa Italiana to celebrate 20 years

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This year, New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò celebrates 20 years of serving as a cultural venue for Italians and Americans of Italian descent.

The center, headquarters to NYU's Department of Italian Studies, was made possible through a generous donation by NIAF Board Member Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò. Her support allowed for the purchase and complete restoration of a 19th-century home situated at 24 West 12th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, a few blocks from Washington Square. Zerilli-Marimò also sits on the university's advisory board.

Since opening its doors in November 1990, Casa Italiana has become a true home for all who love Italy and live in New York. Each year it hosts a full calendar of events, ranging from art exhibits, music concerts, round-tables, debates on the most various subjects, and academic conferences. This year is no exception; plus, a special November 4, 2010 concert and fundraising gala will celebrate the 20th annivesary.

In a May interview for i-Italy.org, Casa Italiana's director, Stefano Albertini, discussed this year's milestone, connecting with students about Italian culture and upcoming events. Click here to read more...