Ciao, Little Italy, Brunch Fundraiser

Ciao, Little Italy
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Reminder: Get-together and Fund Raiser Brunch, Sunday, Nov 22 at Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042. See flyer below or attached for more details. It is only 12 miles from NYC and takes about 20 minutes. There is free parking. See the website
Click on the address at the bottom of the web page for directions and parking instructions.
As stated in an earlier note, we need to get some money into our National Italian American Foundation account for our first project, a plaque to commemorate Play Street, Little Italy. The bronze plaque will be placed on the sidewalk on Mulberry Street at a location to be determined, probably on the east corner near Prince Street, where it will be most visible. It will be similar to those on Library Way in NYC between Park and Fifth. See attachment. More details will come, but for this, our first fund raising event to be successful your support will be needed to get folks involved that are not on this list. If they don’t have Email send me their snail mail addresses. Also,as stated above you do not need to be present to donate, and you need not donate to be present.
The cost of the brunch at $30 per person, plus tax and tip (see flyer) including a drink and entertainment is a bargain by any standard. It is seperate from the donation.
As for the donation we have an arrangement with the National Italian American Foundation in Washington D.C. to accept donations with a 5% administration fee. Right now donations should be made payable by check to NIAF, but make sure to put the following in the Remarks section of the check–Ciao, Little Italy projects. NIAF will send you a receipt for IRS purposes. Checks may be given to me at the event or mailed to me at
R. Rinaldo
500 Heacox Lane
Newport News, VA 23608
And I will mail them to NIAF. However, if you desire to remain anonymous, you may mail them to
The National Italian American Foundation
ATTN. Serena Cantoni for Ciao, Little Italy
1860 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Funds will not be used for any Ciao, Little Italy individual member travel, entertainment, lodging, expenses, or attendance at meetings or events of Ciao, Little Italy to include fundraisers.
Call or Email to me with any questions or comments. 757-874-6048
Ciao Little Italy Buffet Brunch
A Celebration of our Heritage
Play Street
Sun., November 22nd
12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Purpose: To raise funds to purchase a plaque for Play Street, between Prince and Houston on Mulberry and other Little Italy commemorative projects.
Where: Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-2600
(12 miles from NYC and takes about 20 minutes. Free parking across from club. See the website Click on the address at the bottom of the web page for directions and parking.)
Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, country sausage, bacon, chicken francese, Roast Pork, Panko-crusted tilapia in lemon white-wine sauce, eggplant parmigiana, penne alla vodka, farfalle al pesto, roasted potatoes, vegetables, tossed salad, desserts. Juice, soda, tea and coffee included. One drink included; additional house drinks $5 each.
Music: Enrico Granafei Quartet with Kristine Massari (vocals)
Italian songs and jazz.
Cost: Adults $30 (tax and gratuity not incl.) Young adults 13-18 $16
RSVP: email or phone by Nov 18th
Please include your contact information and number of people in your party.
Special reservation line: 973-486-0822 Email reservation:
with cc
Donations: Contact Rich for more details
You do not need to be present to donate, and you need not donate to be present.