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A NIAF NIGHT IN NEW YORK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: A NIAF NIGHT IN NEW YORK

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Wednesday evening, May 26, 2010
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with Food

WHERE: Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
212/586-7000


Join baseball greats Rick Cerone and Mike Piazza, singing legends Frankie Valli and Jerry Vale, actors Michael Badalucco, Dan Lauria and Joe Piscopo and culinary notables Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Buddy Valastro at A NIAF Night in New York.

The star-studded, cabaret-style evening on May 26, 2010, will feature a private performance by former cast members of Chicago’s hit show “Jersey Boys” singing a selection of standards by Valli, Elvis, Dion and other favorites. The evening also includes a performance by Italian singing sensation Alfio.

Held at the Hilton New York, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, Italian specialties and a silent auction. NIAF’s Night in New York is chaired by NIAF Regional Vice President Michael A. Zampardi. Zampardi also heads a host committee of prominent Italian Americans including Maria Bartiromo, Richard A. Grasso, Kenneth G. Langone, Frank Pellegrino and Vincent Viola.

Proceeds from A NIAF Night in New York will benefit the Foundation’s educational programs. Attire: Cocktail. For more information about the evening visit: www.niaf.org/nyc or contact Jerry Jones at 202/387-0600, jerry@niaf.org. To learn about sponsoring a page in the program book, contact Beatrice Santacroce at 202/387-0600 or beatrice@niaf.org.

Media Contacts: Elissa Ruffino at 202/939-3106, elissa@niaf.org or Natasha Borato at 202/939-3116, natasha@niaf.org.

For additional information about NIAF’s events across the country, visit www.niaf.org and click on “Calendar.”

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Italian Americans. www.niaf.org




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