Register now for NIAF’s 35th Anniversary Gala
October 23, 2010

It’s time to celebrate!

This year, NIAF celebrates 35 years of representing the Italian American community. So, plan to join us at NIAF’s 35th Anniversary Convention and Gala Weekend in Washington, D.C. – the most prestigious Italian American event in the nation’s capital.

Danny De Vito

Giuliana DePandi Rancic

Held October 22-23, 2010 at the Hilton Washington, this star-studded weekend will be packed with conferences, speakers, receptions and parties, all culminating with NIAF’s black-tie 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

Don’t wait!

Please contact 202-387-0600 for ticket information.

CLICK HERE to reserve a room at the Washington Hilton through our preferred group rate.

CLICK HERE to read more about NIAF’s prestigious list of 2010 Gala Honorees.

It’s never too early to start planning your gala weekend today. The NIAF 35th Anniversary Convention and Gala Weekend Includes:
  • Dan St. Paul, an Italian-American national headlining comedian and author will be the opening act on Friday night!
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  • NIAF’s Annual Friday Night Entertainment, featuring actor Robert Davi performing “Davi Sings Sinatra: A Tribute to Sinatra, The Great American Songbook and America.
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  • The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Education Luncheon featuring Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano and other speakers.
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  • Let’s Talk About It!,” a Friday, October 22 free conference on women’s health, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. features panelists discussing the latest in preventative strategies for breast cancer, including the newest recommendations for diet, lifestyle and mammography screenings.
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  • On Friday, October 22, 2010 from 4-5 p.m. on the Expo Italia Center Stage, author Mark Rotella will discuss his new book, “Amore: The Story of Italian American Song.
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  • Expo Italia, a two-day exhibition, featuring fine wine, gelato and other Italian treats as well as bid on the silent auction showcase, or shop a row of exclusive salon boutiques.
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  • "Talking Points," an entertaining discussion on the latest sports topics by some of today’s leading sports personalities.
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  • A special Live Auction and NIAF’s silent Auction Showcase.
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  • A wine tasting and seminar, “Indulge in the Real Flavors of Italy without a Ticket!” sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission.
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  • A talk on “Dumbing Down Our Public Culture: Why the Arts Matter to America” by Dana Gioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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  • A screening of “Journey of Hope: Joe Leone’s L’Aquila Earthquake Relief Fund.”
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  • A screening of “No Kidding, Me 2!!”, a groundbreaking documentary by Italian American actor and director Joe Pantoliano (“Memento,” “The Matrix”) about mental illness.
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  • A screening of “Crimebuster: A Son’s Search for His Father,” a NIAF grant-winning documentary about ground-breaking Italian American judge and district attorney Louis B. DeMatteis.
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  • Two talks on “It Happened In Italy,” a book detailing the experiences of Jews in Italy during the Holocaust featuring author Elizabeth Bettina and Vincent Marmorale, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the New York State Council for the Social Studies.
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  • Interested in Advertising or Sponsorships?
    Download our Souvenir Journal Advertising Form (pdf format). Please contact Jerry Jones with any questions regarding advertising and sponsorships at 202.939.3102 or at

  • Want to purchase tickets?
    Click here or contact Jerry Jones at 202-939-3102 or

  • Weekend Schedule
    Click here to view and download (pdf format)

  • Interested in donating an item to NIAF’s Celebrity Auction?
    Contact Alessia Dinkel at or 202-939-3117.

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