On October 11, 2013, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted an Italian-American Heritage and Cultural Month celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Hundreds attended an event featuring food and refreshment graciously served up by dozens of local purveyors. Award-winning entertainment was provided by singers Cristina Fontanelli and Salvatore Spatola as well as youth dance troupe Figli Maria S.S. Addolorata. This was the twelfth and final such celebration hosted by Borough President Markowitz.
“There is no end to the contributions Italians have made and are making to Brooklyn and this country,” said Borough President Markowitz. “Suffice it to say, in every field of endeavor – art, politics, film, design, music, cars, fashion – you name it, Italians are at the top! America would not be as successful, powerful, prosperous, talented or delicious without Italian-Americans.”