On April 17th, the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Da Verrazzano's discovery of New York Harbor, NIAF held a private screening of the upcoming documentary “Giovanni da Verrazzano: From the Renaissance to New York City” at the Paley Center in NYC!  After the film presentation, guests were treated to a panel discussion featuring the film’s director and...

It’s been 500 years since Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano explored much of what is now America’s eastern seaboard in 1524. Officials from Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, the Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Association, and the Rehoboth-area chapter of UNICO gathered April 17 at the Verrazzano Monument i...

Dear friends, I just came back from a magnificent Verrazzano Day in Tuscany, in Greve in Chianti, the small town where the great explorer who first entered New York Bay 500 years ago was born. It was a beautiful day of friendship between Italy and the United States together with the Tuscan authorities, the new U.S. Consul in Florence Danela Ballard...

The Montauk Library will present a series of concerts and live performances in the coming months as part of “Waterways: Commemorating The 500th Anniversary of Verrazzano’s Voyage in 1524.” Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528), an explorer for France, was the first European to sight New York Harbor and Narragansett Bay. After receivi...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, have coordinated a wreath laying ceremony at the Giovanni da Verrazzano Statue in New York City’s Battery Park at 11:30 AM to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the flag...

A new and revealing documentary about the life of the 16th century Italian explorer Giovanni Da Verrazzano will make its debut in New York City on April 17th. The film will be shown on the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Da Verrazzano’s ship, in what is now New York Harbor, on April 17, 1524. The film "Giovanni Da Verrazzano: From the Renaissan...

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano's arrival to New York, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) is trying to pass a bill to make the Verrazzano bridge toll-free this Wednesday. The Verrazzano bridge, which opened in 1964, was named after the explorer who arrived in the New York Bay on April...

A 500th anniversary celebration of the explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, rain or shine, at the Verrazzano Monument on the Boardwalk at Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth Beach Mayor Stan Mills will open the program with an official proclamation. The history and placement of the monument on the R...

The land that is now the State of Rhode Island was first settled by Europeans in July 1621, however, this was not the first time that Europeans had visited and spent time in the area. That distinction belongs to Giovanni da Verrazzano and the crew of La Dauphine who explored the area in 1524 and spent 15 days with members of the Narragansett and Wa...