A COVID-19 Update From

AJ Pope, Director of Programs

To Our Valued Members and Guests,

Thank you for being part of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (WICC) community during these unprecedented times. We consider you part of our “Big Italian Family” and hope that this letter finds you safe and well! As you know, the Center is closed, but we are working on several exciting projects that we know you will enjoy. We are confident that we will be welcoming you into the Center again soon! Also, we have some fantastic news that we will share with you towards the end of this letter.

We reached out to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic to find out how we could provide you with some much needed relief during these stressful times and keep you engaged with your “family” here at the Center. The response was overwhelming and as a result, we created live-streaming webinars delivered straight to your home. Because of the positive response, we anticipate that we will keep live-streaming events even after the Center reopens. For more information about our webinars, please visit www.wiccny.org/webinars.

Once the Center reopens, our immediate plans to gather us all together safely include, Cinema Sotto Le Stelle in August, a wine tasting event towards the end of the year and the Presepio for the Christmas season. (As you know, the Presepio has been refurbished and we are extremely excited to exhibit it again for all to enjoy!)

As promised, we have some wonderful news for you! A generous anonymous donor has given the Westchester Italian Cultural Center a $5,000 matching grant in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Center. The donor will match each donation made by our community dollar for dollar, so if you make a $25 donation to the WICC, we will receive $50 dollars! Our goal is to reach $10,000 and with your support, we know we can keep Italian culture alive in Westchester, even during the most difficult of times. We will be sure to keep you posted on our progress.

All proceeds from this this appeal will go towards the further development and expansion of quality programming for our WICC family and community. Donations can be made securely on our website by clicking the button below or by mailing a check to WICC, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Thank you for your support!

Finally, we would love to keep in touch with you to hear how you are doing! Please follow us on Facebook and leave your comments there or email us directly at info@wiccny.org. Once again, thank you for being part of our “Big Italian Family!” We look forward to seeing you at the Center soon!

Very Truly Yours,