Italian American Museum Presents “A Presepe For New York”

Dec 07, 2012 1621

Nearly every Italian town has a Presepe but after the events of 9/11, New York received its very own. Named "Il Presepe della Pace" (The Nativity of Peace), craftsmen at the famed Ferrigno workshop in Naples created this 18th century style Presepe that represents everyday Neapolitan life symbolically surrounding the Holy Family.

Naples has been the center of Presepe design for almost 300 years and today workshops line its most famous street, Via San Gregorio Armeno. This Presepe has been displayed at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, New York, Casa Belvedere in Staten Island and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Bronx. The Italian American Museum is proud to be its home for the 2012 holiday season.

The President of the Region of Campania, Antonio Bassolino donated this Presepe to the Federation of Associations of Campania in the Untied States, whose President is Cav. Nicola Trombetta. It has been sponsored for display at the Museum by the Società Solofrana ed Amici S. Michele Arcangelo, Inc.

On Display

Now through January 13, 2013

Italian American Museum

155 Mulberry Street

(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)

New York, NY 10013

Tel. (212) 965-9000


The IAM is chartered by the University of the State of New York and has a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS.

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