The ‘Funky Soulfulness’ of New York’s Immigrant Nativity Scenes
The presepio is to Italians what the Christmas tree is to Germans. And the legacy of Italian immigrants is on display all over the city this time of year.
It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and Joseph Sciorra was ready to build his presepio in his Williamsburg apartment. Continue reading at The New York Times.
— Tony Mangia (@TonyAtTheTable) December 5, 2016
The presepio (elaborate #nativity scene) is to Italians what #ChristmasTree tree is to Germans & #Santa to Americans–& the legacy of Italian immigrants is on display all over #newyorkcity, from the @metmuseum tree to paisan versions in Brooklyn, @nytimes https://t.co/rQhXqo3yPD pic.twitter.com/nnHAbThtj1
— The Displaced Nation (@DisplacedNation) December 11, 2018