Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to hold 22nd Fundraiser Brunch on Sunday, August 29

Diane J. Savino

August 10, 2010

On Sunday, August 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will hold its 22nd Annual Fundraiser Brunch at The George Washington Manor in Roslyn, New York.

This year's honorees are Joseph J. DiTrapani, National President of the Order Sons of Italy in America; Edward Innella, recipient of the Order Sons of Italy Bene Emeritus Award and the museum's representative to the Sons of Italy Foundation, and Dr. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and professor of Italian & Italian-American Studies. Additionally, Robert Necci, past Chairman of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, and Sam Fumosa, who is stepping down from his position as Chair of the National Overseers of GMM, will be recognized. Lastly, the work of Fran Cicero, Silvia A. Montemurro, Eric Pappalardi and Lino Pizzaia will be acknowledged, as they conclude their terms as Commissioners of the museum.

The cost of $60 will include a sumptuous brunch with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, appetizer, salad, choice from four entrees, beverage and dessert. Proceeds will go to fund the museum's cultural exhibitions and programs. The George Washington Manor is located at 1305 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, New York.

For more information call 718-442-1608 or e-mail The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned and operated by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy. For over 50 years the museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of these great men, and to promote understanding of the Italian-American heritage through cultural, artistic and educational programs and classes.

Regular museum hours are 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, members and children under 10 are free. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more. The first floor of the museum is wheelchair accessible, but the restroom is on the second floor. At press time, program funding has been provided through the Order Sons of Italy in America; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, Richmond County Savings Foundation; Northfield Bank Foundation, and by grants allocated by New York State Senator Diane Savino and New York City Council members Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo.


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