The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced today that its Earthquake Relief Fund will give $450,000 to the Norcia community, a town with 5,000 residents located in Umbria, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016.  NIAF is partnering with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to build a new...

Court officer union boss Dennis Quirk has offended New York’s Italian-American Chief Judge Janet DiFiore with a T-shirt suggesting that she’s a mob boss, The Post has learned. Quirk ordered the T-shirts, which have Office of Court Administration written over a graphic of the scales of justice unbalanced, above the words “Organized Crime Association...

Friday, October 12 at 2pm at the NIAF headquarters located at The Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Building, 1860 19th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum, which features historical art, artifacts, documents, publications, and digital presentations providing visitors insight into the Italian American...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Gala Weekend will be held October 12-14, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The weekend kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum at NIAF’s headquarters, which features historical art and artifacts and digital presentations providin...

Christopher Columbus stays — with an asterisk. The findings of Mayor de Blasio’s monuments commission were set in stone Thursday — with the group deciding after months of deliberations not to completely tear down any statues around the city in a monumentally anticlimactic ruling. Columbus will remain atop his perch high above the circle named for h...

Imagine 600,000 Italians in America, good honest hardworking people. Imagine them all of a sudden branded as enemy aliens, discriminated, questioned, moved to internment camps. Imagine that they are prohibited to work, to live in their own homes, to travel more than 5 miles. Imagine them forced to prove their innocence, for a charge they don't even...

Politicians, teachers, art historians, feminists, futurists and more turned out to speak on the role of public monuments in New York City. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held their public hearing for Brooklyn this morning at Borough Hall. The hearing is the latest in a series, one in each of the five boroughs, i...

We now know who will help decide the fate of the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle. Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed the names of the members of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers. The group will offer opinions on issues surrounding public art, monuments and markers on city-owned property. The commission...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on his confirmation to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the Italian Republic. “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation, we want to extend our congratulations to Lewis Eisenberg, confirmed by President Trump to serve...