LONG ISLAND ITALIAN AMERICANS - History, Heritage & Tradition

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You are cordially invited to attend a presentation and signing for Dr. Salvatore J. LaGumina's latest book titled, "Long Island Italian Americans: History, Heritage & Tradition".

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, moving from "the city" out to Long Island was more than a change of address. It signaled that the family had achieved the American dream, and in turn, elements of Italian values and culture are visible all over the island. Italians helped to build Long Island, whether as laborers or as contractors, such as the Castagnas. They brought their culinary traditions and opened markets, such as the still family-owned Iavarone Brothers Foods and restaurants, including New Hyde Park's Umberto's. Italians' industrialism helped them thrive in fields as diverse as medicine, politics, acting and winemaking and importing (including the nationally recognized Banfi label). Join author Salvatore J. LaGumina to discover the remarkable contributions and vibrant culture of Italians and Italian-Americans on Long Island.

Thursday, October 3rd, 6:30PM

Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $10 PLEASE RESERVE EARLY

To reserve a place for this event, please call the
Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000 or
email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com





For information on the Museum's Travel Program, please call (718) 597-1414
or email: JRusso-Winner@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org

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