The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise*
cordially invites you to its
Inaugural Annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance, Gala, and Reception**
Friday, April 8, 2011, 6:00pm
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
(right off the corner of 5th Avenue)
***bocce court on the premises***
Spring is in the air, and it’s time to move from the indoor court to the outdoor court! We have a lot of work ahead of us: sweeping and leveling the court, watering, packing, and smoothing the clay, refurbishing the sideboards and backboards, upgrading the rubber bumper, refreshening the tricolor score board, recalibrating the Bocce Cup MeasurerTM, and polishing the pallino so that we are in keeping with the Bocce Standards Association best practices for bocce courts.
Please join us as we celebrate with our Mondo Bambini youth league, the Macaroni Rascals, who have been training diligently under the dutiful eye of our very own Dr. Mary Plaza, D.M.V. We are proud to open the FESTA with an exhibition match and are proud to see our youth, the next generation, carrying AVANTI our bocce culture and heritage.
We are honored to honor IAP&MBCofP member Alvara Gigiriva who went on to World Renown, clinching both the Northeast Tri-State Inter-League Bocce Championship and the Super-Frustalupi Gran Premio (IBCA), and who, but for a mere 0.5 centimeters, failed to win the renowned Champion of Champions League “Pallino D’Oro” of the Americas Cup. Mrs. Gigiriva is now a retired periodontist residing in Darien, CT.
Alvara Gigiriva, Villa Roma, Catskill, NY 1965
In addition, we will be presenting the 2011 IAP&MBCofP Honorees Award to Vin, a longtime member, and supporting him in his relentless work to achieve his goals, which requires many hours of dedication, fueled only by Vin’s passion to fulfill a childhood dream, a dream that was realized as a young boy from the first time, when he was able to envision himself as someday being a success, from that day on, a slowly burning desire has been instilled in Vin, although he started his career much later in life, it is now evident that his childhood dream must become a reality. We would like you to join us by coming out and showing your support and appreciation for Vin and his undying efforts.
Vin, Pursuing the Dream
Passaic Valley Regional High School, 1985
The IAP&MBCofP will give its coveted “William Cimillo Menefreghista Carpe Diem Award” to the first ten people who show up.
Exclusive Film Premiere
How a Humble Game from Italian Mountain Villages, Coastal Towns, and Urban Borghi Traveled the Globe to Capture the Hearts and Minds of Just about Everybody
Director Guido Anselmi, recipient of the IAP&MBCofP’s Gerardo L. Colonna and Catherine C. Balotta Grant, will be joined by Professor Vanessa Longo-Murphy of Montclair State University, who served as the film’s academic consultant, for a post-screening discussion.
The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise is dedicated to the political and moral benefits of Italian-American bocce. Established in September 2009, the IAP&MBCofP has 160 Facebook members. Its mission is to celebrate the diversity of the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent, their family members and friends, and the larger Italian diaspora world wide, and their family members and friends (but not Italians vacationing in Brazil, Thailand, or the Dominican Republic).
Anthems and Entertainment by mezzo-soprano Bianco Castafiore, the "Milanese Nightingale," singing the aria “BOCCE E BARBERA” and, from Porgy and Bess, “BOCCE BOOGIE.”
Space is limited! Reserve your ticket today!
Age 3 and a half & Under FREE!
Remember the Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise’s motto:
Se ‘ng n’amma sci, sciam’nninn, se non ‘ng n’amma sci, non ‘ng’n sciam scenn.
President: Cav. Rust. Enrico Conti, J.C.D., Mech.E.
Vice-President: Veronica M. Sciuè, D.S.S.c., D.M.V.
Secretary: KaNèesha Leilani al-Jamil-O’Neil née Yamaguchi, Esq.
Treasurer: Chickie Santo Janni di Gianola
President, Men’s Auxiliary: Filomena Dobbins
Mondo Bambini Bocce League: Dr. Mary Plaza, D.M.V.
Honorary Academic Consultant: Professor Vanessa Longo-Murphy (Montclair State University)
*Not affiliated with the Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise of Philadelphia.
**Please indicate your choice of primo (Fettuccine alla crema di gamberetti e brandy or ravioli quasi tutto), secondo (chicken cutlet scarpariello or bass in padella con pomodorini), contorno (crocchette di patate e speck or melanzane al Posillipo) and dolce (bocceball tartufo or zuppa inglese all’ungherese). No vegetarian options available.