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November 19, 2015

Giovanni Crozzoli, Immigrant Tower Builder

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Detail of Giovanni Crozzoli's tower with creator's name and birth year.

On encountering the creative work of immigrant mason Giovanni Crozzoli of College Point, Queens.

October 23, 2015

Innovation in Tradition: The Columbus Day Giglio Party

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Dancing the giglio on Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, October 12, 2015.

Italian Americans are active agents in the re-imagining and recreation of Italian-American culture.

October 13, 2015

Why I’m Boycotting This Year’s Italian American Studies Association Conference

Joseph Sciorra
NIAF’s brand on IASA conference program.

The 2016 NIAF gala-IASA conference.

March 9, 2015

Andrea Cuomo, Immigrant Pebble Artisan

Joseph Sciorra
A still from "Castle," Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014 election campaign ad.

My on-going research on the Italian-American art of pebble decoration leads me to the father and grandfather of two New York State governors.