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Mayor Fiorello La Guardia reading the Daily News election results in 1941.


AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PRESEPIO, 1700 STYLE, ON DISPLAY AT THE
ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHOTO EXHIBIT
BY ANITA SANSEVERINO



Contact: Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa
917.642.4922
info@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org

Authentic Neapolitan Presepio, 1700 style, on loan from the Federazione delle Associazione della Campania USA and photographs by Anita Sanseverino on display at the Italian American Museum through January 15, 2015.

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 1700 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 2014 holiday season.

The President of the Region of Campania, Antonio Bassolino donated this Presepe to the Federazione delle Associazione della Campania USA, whose President is Cav. Nicola Trombetta.

The Italian American Museum is open to the public Friday to Sunday from noon to 6:00 PM and Monday to Thursday by appointment only to groups of 12 or more. During Christmas week, the Museum will be open Friday, December 26th to Wednesday, December 31st, noon to 6:00PM

Photographs by Anita Sanseverino

 




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