November 18, 2017

The Presepe Napoletano: A Presentation by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella

Tuesday, November 28th @7:00PM

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

The Presepe Napoletano is more than a Nativity scene! It is a unique art form which combines the birth of Christ with the daily life of the people of Naples. This art form places Naples at the center of the monumental event of the birth of Christ! The art form reached its pinnacle in 18th century Naples, but still continues today. Come and learn the history of this art form and appreciate the detailed re-creation of the traditional Presepe as crafted by local artist, John Miniero. Two new original presepe creations will be displayed.

An award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy, as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture, Sanseverino began her career by photographing New York City more than 20 years ago. She is a recipient of the Woman of Achievement in the Arts Award, and has had solo exhibitions at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Wagner College, Ramapo College and the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Her work highlighting the unique beauty of the Puglia region of Italy was featured in BRIDGE Apulia-USA Magazine. Her photographs are on permanent display at the Frederick Gallery in Spring Lake, New Jersey and at Wagner College, and are held in various private collections in the United States, Italy, and Argentina.

Please reserve in advance for this wonderful program so that we can plan accordingly for the group.

Suggested Donation: Non-Members $25; Members $22

Refreshments and light fare will be provided.

Pre-payment is recommended and appreciated. We accept credit cards over the phone.

For any questions or to register for this program, please call 718-273-7660 or E-mail

Parking will be located directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School.