BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE CELEBRATION

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual celebration of Italian-American Heritage & Culture Month, “Mese della Cultura Italiana,” at the Schiff Family Great Hall on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo.

 (l to r) Hon. Frank Seddio, Esq; William Mayer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; City Council Member James Vacca; Maria Caruso; Joseph Sciame, Cav. Uff., President & Chairperson of the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York; Min. Plen. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York.

(l to r) Hon. Frank Seddio, Esq; William Mayer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; City Council Member James Vacca; Maria Caruso; Joseph Sciame, Cav. Uff., President & Chairperson of the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York; Min. Plen. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy in New York.

This year’s honorees included City Council Member James Vacca, Hon. Frank Seddio, Esq., Chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and an attorney with the law firm of Seddio & Associates; Maria Caruso, Director of Tourism at the City Island Chamber of Commerce and William Mayer, owner of Maestro’s Caterers in Morris Park.

“The Italian-American community has had an incredible impact on our borough, our city and our nation. I was proud to once again join so many of my colleagues and my constituents at this wonderful event to both recognize these four individuals for their outstanding achievements and pay tribute to our Italian-American population and its storied heritage and culture,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Gianna Gelosi of News 12 The Bronx served as the event’s emcee.

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