The 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony for the Italian American National Hall of Fame will take place on Saturday, October 20 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This year’s inductees include Giovanni J. Antinoro, founder of Giovanni’s Fine Men’s Clothing and Tuxedos; Michael A. Blandina, Chairman of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee; Dr. Maureen J. Persi, New Jersey educator and advocate for the elderly and Dr. Nicole L. Simone, Professor of Oncology and Radiology.
Tenor Ronald Naldi of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera will sing the national anthems of the U.S. and Italy, as well as God Bless America. The Master of Ceremonies will be Anthony “Skip” Cimino, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Hamilton (retired). The evening’s music will be provided by Don Felice.
For additional information or to purchase tickets for the gala event, please contact the Italian American National Hall of Fame by phone at 609-586-9010, or by e-mail: [email protected]. You can also visit their website at www.ianhof.org for additional information.