On view on Staten Island: Hand-crafted Italian nativity exhibit created in 2001 to honor the FDNY, victims of 9/11

Dec 03, 2021 377

BY: Carol Ann Benanti

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites the public to see its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà,” the FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche, beginning Friday, Dec. 10 when it will be displayed on Casa Belvedere’s front porch.

The 18th century style handcrafted nativity scene was a gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the New York City Fire Department following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. It was later donated to Casa Belvedere to become a part of the organization’s cultural collection.

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SOURCE: https://www.silive.com

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