In late June, the Italian Language Foundation announced the recipients of the first-ever Giambelli Culinary Award at an event at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan. The winners represent a range of culinary figures and organizations that exemplify the foundation’s goal to honor and promote Italian culture and cuisine in the United States...

Among the many philanthropic endeavors CCF has undertaken throughout the years, one we have taken particular pride in is responding to emergencies in Italy, from earthquakes to COVID. Last year, the region of Emilia Romagna was devastated by severe flooding, with the city of Faenza facing heavy damages. Thanks to the efforts of Cay. Giuliana Ridolf...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, coordinated a wreath-laying ceremony on April 17, 2024, at the Giovanni da Verrazzano Statue in New York City’s Battery Park to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the fl...

Friday, April 26 - 6PM Seating | Musical Performance of Neapolitan classics featuring Mara Adler-O’Kelly, Ivan Dalia, Patricia Lazzara. Dinner to Follow in the Oak Room. Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY. RSVP Today. The evening will be in tribute to Anthony Correra, a longtime member and avid supporter of bringing art...

Columbus Citizens Foundation offers opportunities for students to engage with all things Italian through study abroad, internships, or other programs in Italy. The applications for the study abroad scholarships are now open. The deadline is April 15, 2024. Apply Today here for The Guarini Scholarship or CCF Opportunities Fund. The Honorable Frank G...

On Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY), Angelo Vivolo invites you to a conversation with Melissa DeRosa, a 20 year veteran of politics and government at the senior most levels, is a democratic strategist living in New York City. RSVP TODAY From April 2013 to August 2021, Melissa DeRosa serv...

On Jan. 25, Brooklyn Eagle food columnist and Editor-in-Chief of the “Good Food” newsletter, Andrew Cotto, presented his lecture “Italian Food as a Muse” at the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), a non-profit organization that fosters appreciation of ItalianAmerican heritage and achievement. The event took place at the CCF townhouse, an opulent ma...

Join us (Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY) on Thursday, February 29, for a melodious evening of songs and classic movie clips highlighting Harry Warren's illustrious career presented by music educator and performer, Robert Lamont, accompanied by cabaret/jazz singer Vanessa Racci. RSVP here. Warren, Italian-American bo...

An Evening with Andrew Cotto: Italian Food as a Muse. Thursday, January 25, 2024. 6:00PM Reception | 6:30PM Talk. Columbuis Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 | $35. RSVP here. Andrew's love of Italian cuisine ignited his prolific writing career, inspiring seven novels, more than 500 articles, and regular contributions to...

Discover Sicilian Puppet Theater with Jo Ann Cavallo on Wednesday, November 15 at Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY). Professor Cavallo, Chair of the Italian Department at Columbia University will guide an exploration of Sicilian puppet theater, a beloved working-class tradition that thrived for over a century. Cavallo'...