Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to Host 25th Annual Fundraiser Brunch at LiGreci's Staaten, 11/16

By: Nov. 01, 2013
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On Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will hold its 25th Annual Fundraiser Brunch at LiGreci's Staaten. This year's honorees are Salvatore and Marjorie Moschella, editor and co-editor of the official newsletter of the New York State Order Sons of Italy in America, The Golden Lion; Cammie Brandofino, Secretary of the National Cooley's Anemia Foundation and President of its Staten Island Chapter, and the late Janet Grillo, Education Director of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

Staten Island's historic Italian landmark, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy. For over 50 years the museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of these great men, and to promote understanding of the Italian-American heritage through cultural, artistic and educational programs and classes.

The cost of $65 will include a sumptuous brunch. Proceeds will go to fund the museum's cultural exhibitions and programs. LiGreci's Staaten is located at 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310.

Following the brunch at 2:00 p.m., the public is invited back to the museum for a champagne toast to celebrate the restoration the pillars at the main entrance to the museum and the historic candle vat where Giuseppe Garibaldi worked alongside his host, Antonio Meucci during his exile from Italy in 1850. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located at 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

For more information call 718-442-1608 or visit www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy. For over 50 years the museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of these great men, and to promote understanding of the Italian-American heritage through cultural, artistic and educational programs and classes. The historic Italian landmark on Staten Island, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned by the Sons of Italy Foundation and administered by the NYSOSIA?GMM?Board of Commissioners.

Regular museum hours are 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 per person, members and children under 10 are free. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more. The first floor of the museum is wheelchair accessible, but the restroom is on the second floor.


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