This past weekend the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) hosted its 42nd Anniversary Gala, at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. A weekend-long celebration of Italian and Italian-American heritage, traditions, educational talks, food and entertainment with Sicily being the region of honor for this year. NIAF also saluted his President & COO John M. Viola, resigning from his role after six years of exceptional dedication.
Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio at Gracie Mansion with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan for a celebration of Italian pride. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and some of his constituents did not necessarily see eye-to-eye.
The Lamborghinis in front of the Consulate General of Italy, Park Avenue
Italian institutions celebrate June 2nd and italianità. An entire day filled with the best in Italian food, classic and contemporary art, and jazz. Community representatives inaugurated the design of the Consulate General of Italy’s new waiting room. Also noteworthy was the presence of Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, who presented awards to Frank Bisignano and Jhumpa Lahiri .
Armando Varricchio con i giornalisti della stampa italiana
L'Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington Armando Varricchio incontra per gli auguri di Natale la stampa italiana a New York. Una straordinaria occasione per riflettere insieme: "È importante seguire da vicino tutte le tessere di quella che sarà la nuova immagine dell’America e anche cercare di comprendere come il nuovo governo italiano sarà in grado di impostare un dialogo di ampio respiro diplomatico con gli States"
Italian Ambassador in Washington, Armando Varricchio, met the Italian press in New York to wish everyone Happy Holidays. This is a great opportunity for us to reflect together: “It’s important not only to closely follow all facets of America’s new image, but also to understand how the new Italian administration will be ready to shape productive exchanges and establish fresh diplomatic ties with the United States.”
This festival is full of events that will pay tribute to Venetian achievements
On Friday, October 28, the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi, hosted an event that illustrated the program for the Carnegie Hall festival “La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic," with the company of Ambassador Armando Varricchio and Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director, Clive Gillinson.