The Greats! A New Photo Exhibit on Display at Casa Belvedere

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More than 100 sports memorabilia photos, every one signed by the athlete, are part of a unique exhibit, a first on Staten Island, that chronicle the rich history of Italian Americans in the world of sports spanning the 20th Century.

There are household names, for sure, but many even the most diehard sports enthusiast might not recognize. They range from an original love letter from boxing great Rocky Marciano to his soon-to-be wife, to baseball stars like Joe DiMaggio, to hockey stars like the Esposito Brothers, to jockeys like Eddie Arcaro, to race car drivers like Mario Andretti, to cyclists like Susan Notorangelo, to football stars like Gino Marchetti, to tennis stars like Lea Pericoli. Each photo, obtained by Casa Belvedere from the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago, carries the history of that athlete.

Fall 2014 Open Exhibit Schedule on display now at Casa Belvedere

Location: 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2:30 - 5:30 PM - Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Donations Welcome and Appreciated
For further information on this exhibit or other programs, call 718-273-7660 or write to


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