October 2017

Dear Friends:

Welcome to the 41st annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month! This year the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, New York, Inc., has selected as its theme: Celebrating Italian Americans in Cinema and Theater.

The IHCC-NY, Inc. recognizes the tremendous contributions of Italians with a special tribute to actors and directors. The many men and women whom we salute are those who have exhibited talent beyond our expectations. They have risen to great heights and we applaud them.

We continue our tradition of sharing valuable and significant cultural information with the publication of this magazine booklet for the 41st year. Our many programs and cultural collaborations celebrate our “Italianità.”

At this time, I thank all who have suggested and prepared the final work towards the various posters, bookmarks, pamphlets, and solicitation of programs for the booklet/insert of activities for the year 2017, all of which can be found as well on our web site. Our publications are provided through the generosity of benefactors, among whom are: the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, the Office of the Consulate General of Italy in New York, and many other individuals and contributors.

During these challenging economic times, we are most appreciative of the response by those individuals who have contributed to the development of our materials and, as well, to the overwhelming largesse of our sponsors whose ads are included within. Without their financial support, we might not have been able to produce such a comprehensive view of all of the many activities for Italian Heritage and Culture Month, 2017.

You are enthusiastically and wholeheartedly invited to join us in this celebration to partake of, and participate in, as many activities listed in the calendar of events as you are able. With all of us, the members of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, NY, Inc., a Board second to none in its enthusiasm and grace of life as “Italophiles,” I encourage you to celebrate our rich heritage! Indeed, we shall enjoy a Happy Anniversary – # 41!

Grazie a tutti e buon proseguimento!

Sciame Signature

Uff. Joseph Sciame
Mese della Cultura Italiana
Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc.