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STARS COME OUT TO ATTEND A NIAF NIGHT IN NEW YORK

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


STARS COME OUT TO ATTEND A NIAF NIGHT IN NEW YORK *Cabaret-style evening with Special Performances, Italian Specialties*

(WASHINGTON, D. C. – May 12, 2010) Baseball greats Rick Cerone and Mike Piazza, NBA coach Mike D’Antoni, singing legends Frankie Valli and Jerry Vale, actors Michael Badalucco, Dan Lauria and Joe Piscopo and culinary notables Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Buddy Valastro will attend the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) – A NIAF Night in New York.

The star-studded, cabaret-style evening will be held at the Hilton New York on May 26, 2010. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, Italian specialties and a silent auction.

A NIAF Night in New York 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.

NIAF Regional Vice President Michael A. Zampardi is the event chairman and 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.

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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