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Celebrate Italian American culture!

Thanks to all those who attended WCNY’s celebration of Italian American history and contributions to the CNY regional culture on March 15!

Be sure to watch PBS’s documentary The Italian Americans, including stories of some of New York State’s iconic Italian Americans such as former Gov. Mario Cuomo and Frank Sinatra

Watch the trailer for The Italian Americans

Italian American Family Photo Album

  • Sgarlata Family
    Anthony and Virginia Sgarlata, immigrants from Italy (Francavilla, Sicily) with children Phyllis, Sam, Frank, Josephine and Mary - Early 20th century
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    Nancy, Anna, Vince, Rose, Sam, Maria, Angela Lattanzio - Circa 1965
  • Patsy Cicora
    Patsy Cicora fought in World War II. He was in the Battle of Monte Cassino.
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    St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cortland, NY, founded in 1917 by Rev. Vincenzo Penta, an Italian-born native.
  • Vivian (Cristello) and Anthony Cecora
    Vivian (Cristello) and Anthony Cecora, on their wedding day - June 7, 1941
  • Grandma & Grandpa Lattanzio
    Grandma & Grandpa Lattanzio - Cemetery in Locorotondo, Italy
  • Charles (Ciarla) family
    Charles (Ciarla) family picnicking at Emerson Lake Park in Auburn - Circa late '30s or early '40s
  • Lattanzio Family
    Lattanzio Family
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    Parishioners carrying regional banners of Italy, made by artist Mario Venturini of Cortland, NY.
  • Samuel Convertino
    Samuel Convertino
  • Cristello Family
    Vivian (Cristello) Cecora and brother Nick Cristello - Circa 1923
  • Old Timer’s Band
    The Old Timer’s Band, derived from the St. Anthony’s Band, formed in the 1920’s under the direction of Frank Crisara, a parishioner, musician, and immigrant from Italy.