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LIGHTS! CAMERAS! ACTION! STARS for NIAF 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA WEEKEND—OCTOBER 16-18 in D.C.

(October 06, 2015)
Celebrities and entertainment take center stage during the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Gala Awards Weekend to celebrate a milestone at its new venue at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, October 16 -18, 2015. “For our 40th Anniversary and first year at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, we are really excited to present a new, unique version of our annual weekend. This year is all about recognizing incredible honorees, providing our guests with constant entertainment and celebrations, and making sure we welcome Italian Americans interested in NIAF into our family,” NIAF President John M. Viola said.


Celebrities and entertainment take center stage during the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Gala Awards Weekend to celebrate a milestone at its new venue at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, October 16 -18, 2015.

One of the largest Italian festivals in the nation’s capital, Expo Italiana will showcase the best of Italy with the finest Italian food and specialties, wine, fashion and culture on Saturday. The free and open-to-the-public Expo will feature beer sampling, wine tasting, cooking demos, Italian Sports Cars, and pop-up luxury stores. David Greco, owner of the world-famous Mike’s Deli of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y., will prepare old-fashioned Italian sandwiches and other specialties as a complimentary lunch. Guests can play bocce indoors on a court set up by Pinstripes of Georgetown. Children can meet La Fata Italiana (The Italian Fairy), who will present a musical learning program. The fun, interactive performance will teach Italian language and culture through song and dance.


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