Commending the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. on hosting its 37th Annual Italian Heritage and Culture Cele...

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  • 05 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Italian Heritage and Culture
Committee of New York, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its 37th Annual
Italian Heritage and Culture Celebration

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those organiza-
tions which foster ethnic pride and enhance the profile of cultural
diversity which strengthens the fabric of the communities of New York
State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC)
upon the occasion of its 37th Annual Italian Heritage and Culture Cele-
bration designating October as Italian Heritage and Culture Month; and
WHEREAS, This year's theme is an initiative of the Italian Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi Sant'Agata, coordinated by the Italian
Ambassador in the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, and in collab-
oration with the Office of the Consul General, Natalia Quintavalle; and
WHEREAS, The New York events will include theme-related lectures,
panels, receptions, and proclamations at every level of government in
concert with the Italian Consulate, educational institutions, and other
community organizations; and
WHEREAS, The multifaceted theme, highlighting Italy's history and
culture in every area of creative endeavors, will emphasize research,
discovery and innovation, as well as what is evident in Italy's signif-
icant historical contributions to world civilization, its connection
with the science, technology, and art of contemporary Italy, and its
ever-presence throughout the culture and daily life in America; and
WHEREAS, Special commemorative anniversaries will be noted such as the
Bicentennial of Verdi's birth; the 700th Anniversary of Boccaccio's
birth; the 500th Anniversary of Machiavelli's The Prince; and the 50th
Anniversary of the Lamborghini; and
WHEREAS, Unique to this year's celebration is not only the production
of the singular Italian Heritage and Culture Committee's annual poster
but also nine subsequent brilliant posters, underscoring the Italian
Government's themes: Music and Theater; Science and Technology; Language
and Literature; Art; Cinema and Photography; Italian Brand & Design;
Italian Territories; Tastes and Flavors of Italy; and the Next Gener-
ation; and
WHEREAS, The annual poster depicts Michelangelo's David-Apollo, pres-
ently on loan from Museo del Bargello, Florence, Italy, to the National
Gallery in Washington, D.C., where the inaugural event was launched; and
WHEREAS, IHCC Artistic Director, John DeSantis conceived the collect-
ible series, which are available on the IHCC website via on demand
printing as they are launched; and
WHEREAS, On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, an Opening Exhibit will take
place at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute recognizing the
stellar work of John DeSantis, as well as the articulate planning of the
members of the Board of Directors, which is made up of both Italian and
Italian-American leaders throughout the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, The year 2013 has been designated by the Government of Italy
through the Offices of the Foreign Ministry of Italy and the Embassy in
Washington, DC, as the Year of Italian Culture in the United States; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and committees of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought
to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the
citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc.
upon the occasion of hosting its 37th Annual Italian Heritage and
Culture Celebration, and to extend best wishes to the President/Chair
Joseph Sciame, and all members of the IHCC Board of Directors as they
embark on a year-long celebration; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph Sciame, President/Chair, Italian Heritage and Culture
Committee of New York, Inc.


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