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Ben Gazzara (1930-2012) was an Italian American film, stage, and television actor and director. He is best known for films such as “Anatomy of a Murder” and “The Big Lebowski.” Born “Biagio Anthony Gazzarra” in New York City to Sicilian immigrants, Gazzara grew up in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New York. He attended two years at the City College of New York, studying electrical...
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Who else is excited for Eataly's food-centric amusement park? #FoodFriday

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Inside Eataly's $106 Million Culinary Destination

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#FlashbackFriday to our Voyage of Discovery trip to Capri!

Want to join us this summer on our all-expenses-paid trip for Italian American students to Italy? Click here to apply: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Fiorenzo Magni (1920-2012) was an Italian professional cyclist. Born in Vaiano, in the region of Tuscany, Magni began cycling at the age of 16, keeping it a secret from his parents until his early successes as a racer began to spread around the local community. After his father passed away, Magni left school and briefly took over his father’s business to support his family before...
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Italy's recent referendum vote, and Prime Minister Renzi's resignation, have sent shockwaves across the globe.

But what does the "No" vote mean for Italians, and the rest of the world?

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Italy’s “No” Vote: What it means for Italians, Italian Americans, and the World

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Don't miss Fairmont, West Virginia's Feast of the Seven Fishes festival this Saturday, December 10!

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Feast of the Seven Fishes 2016

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Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) was an Italian American film, television, and voice actor who worked in the entertainment business for over 60 years. Born in Hamden, Connecticut as “Ermes Effron Borgnino,” Borgnine was the son of Italian immigrants from Carpi (in Emilia-Romagna) and Ottiglio (in Piemonte). He lived briefly in Italy from the age of 2 to about 5, before returning to...
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Happy #WineWednesday! Celebrate by learning 10 fun facts about wine in Italy, via Eating Italy Food Tours.

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10 Wonderful Wine Facts by Eating Italy

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Are you a NOIAW member or interested in becoming one? Don't miss the organization's December 17th Long Island Annual Holiday Luncheon!

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Long Island Annual Holiday Luncheon at The Carltun (LI) on December 17 - National Organization of Italian American Women

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Today’s #ItalianADay is a featured “Paesano” from the current Winter 2016 edition of our magazine:

Tony Gemignani (pictured right) won first place in the Pizza In Pala division of the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy, in 2016, but it wasn’t until he had been in the pizza business for 11 years before he realized he "had so much more to learn” about his trade. “I wasn't respecting my...
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Get a tax break...AND help a deserving organization? Donating to NIAF is a win-win!

This holiday season, consider giving back to the Italian American community - give back to NIAF.

www.weareniaf.org

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Piemonte, NIAF's 2016 Region of Honor, is known for expensive delicacies such as white truffles and the famous Barolo wines.

But there IS a way to experience these luxuries on a travel budget! #TravelTuesday

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Truffles and Barolo in Piedmont, the Frugal Way

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We want you to get to know the staff at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so here is a snapshot of one of our staff members: Stephanie Gordon, Executive Assistant to NIAF President John M. Viola.

How long have you worked at NIAF?
Since September 2013.

Why is working here awesome?
Where do I begin?! I get to come to work every day and talk about my most favorite...
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In Washington, D.C.?

Don't miss Ashoka Italia's social entrepreneurship event this Wednesday, December 7th, featuring pioneers in their fields whose work focuses on improving the lives of others through innovation.

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Ashokaitaly - Splash

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Continue your education and apply today for one of NIAF's 2017 Scholarships!

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Scholarships Overview - The National Italian American Foundation

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NIAF is so grateful for the generosity of Ferrari for their donation of the exclusive 949hp LaFerrari, which sold for $7 million this weekend!

ALL proceeds from the auction will benefit our Foundation's Italian American Relief Fund, which go directly to communities in Italy that have been affected by the recent earthquakes.

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LaFerrari Sets $7 Million Record for 21st-Century Car at RM Sotheby’s Florida Charity Sale for Italy | Artinfo

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Are you a nonna or know a nonna who wants to show off her cooking skills?

Answer Cooking with Nonna's casting call for Rossella Rago's online cooking show and share your love of Italian food with the world!

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Casting Call for all Nonne - Winter 2016

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Don't miss The Italian American Podcast's interview with Anita Bevacqua McBride - former assistant to President George W. Bush and chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush, and currently serving on NIAF's Board of Directors.

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IAP 28: From an Italian immigrant neighborhood to the White House, a conversation with Anita Bevacqua McBride

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Help us carry on the stories of our Italian American community!

Do you have a family member you're proud of? Do you know of an important Italian or Italian American in history?

Share your #ItalianADay nominations & images with NIAF at facebook@niaf.org or just message us directly on Facebook!
Embrace the Italian lifestyle next summer on NIAF's 2017 Voyage of Discovery Program!

Italian American college students who have never been to Italy have the opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to the land of their ancestors, to reconnect with their roots. Apply today!

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Voyage of Discovery Overview - The National Italian American Foundation

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