Thank you, Nationals, for an incredible experience on #ItalianHeritage Night! IABF officials Joe Quagliano, Carmine Gangone and Chris Vaccaro were joined on field by GM Mike Rizzo, young pitcher Cade Cavalli and coach Gary DiSarcina. They’re all very proud of their Italian American heritage. IABF felt it was necessary to have representatives from t...

Ovation Dinner Theater and the Italian-American Heritage Club will present “Joey and Gina's Italian Comedy Wedding” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The fundraiser supports scholarships to benefit Sussex County high school seniors. It is a full wedding, so guests...

In Gerald Addison’s mind, the perfect slice of pizza does not exist. The Michelin-starred chef, who mastered open-flame grilling at Maydan and Caribbean-style cooking at Bammy’s, turns his attention to pizza with the opening of Grazie Nonna within downtown’s sleek new Midtown Center complex (1100 15th Street NW). Starting Friday, September 23, dinn...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host NIAF Forum; a series of seminars that are relevant to various aspects of the Italy- U.S. relationship. All the NIAF Forum seminars are free and open to the public and are a way for Italian Americans and Italophiles to connect with the Bel Paese. Learn more about Italy's role in transatlantic...

The Embassy of Italy hosted a ceremony co-organized with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Centro Primo Levi New York to celebrate the donation of the Alessandro Sabbadini Family Archive to the Museum’s David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation. “Memory is crucial to building a conscience, to connect t...

Baseball at the National Postal Museum AMHS is pleased to offer an opportunity for a guided tour of the National Postal Museum’s baseball exhibit on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2022. The free tour will be given by the museum’s curator, Daniel A. Piazza, who recently gave the AMHS a virtual talk on Italian stamps (see related article on page 3). Th...

AMHS is pleased to announce that our next in-person program will feature distinguished art expert, Dr. Eric Denker, who until recently was the Senior Lecturer of the National Gallery of Art.  The luncheon meeting will take place in Casa Italiana on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. The program is being co-sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocul...

This summer, nine Vespisti of the Vespa Committee of Washington, DC, led by AMHS member Willy Meaux, set off on an epic two-week Vespa ride from Rome to a first Vespa rally in Sulmona in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo. The trip, which began June 30, 2022, then took the riders through Umbria to Spoleto and Perugia, on to Tuscany via Montalcino,...

Thursday, September 15, 2022. 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Embassy of Italy in the U.S. 3000 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008. RSVP is a must. RSVP by September 9, 2022 to info@MDRproject.com Space is limited. Networking reception to follow. Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy to the United States. As nutrition issues take...

Centrolina chef Amy Brandwein is expanding her footprint in CityCenter DC with Piccolina 2.0—a larger, full-service version of her Italian café that closed for renovations last month. The sunny enoteca is now open and has doubled in size, with seating for 75 between the dining room and patio. All-day hours cover morning espressos and pastries, afte...