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February 2010

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Exhibition of the work of Renaissance artist Agnolo Bronzino at the Met.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,

On display for the first time together: nearly all sixty drawings by the great Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572). The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from January 20th until April 18th, 2010.

Metropolitan Hours: Monday: Closed (Except Holiday Mondays*) TuesdayThursday: 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.** Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.9:00 p.m.** Sunday: 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.** (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: 
http://www.metmuseum.org
Telephone: 
212-535-7710
(01:00 PM )
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Painted Portraits. An Exhibit of The Sports Art of Gabe Perillo

Garibaldi-Meucci Musem, NY,

In the course of his work at staff artist for Ring magazine and the official artist for ESPN's "Sport Century Series," Perillo painted portraits of the greatest athletes of all time, including Rocky Marciano an Joe DiMaggio.

Admission $5; members free.

Exhibit will be open Jan. 9-Feb 7, 2010. Tues - Fri: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sat & Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Website: 
http://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
E-Mail: 
info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
Telephone: 
(718) 442-1608
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Burlesque Film: Showy and 5'2": The World Famous Pontani Sisters (2004)

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Directed by Rebecca Shapiro, 55 minutes.

Third generation Italian Americans Angie and Tara Pontani and "adopted sister" Helen Burkett began dancing together professionally during the late 1990s. As The World Famous Pontani Sisters, they present burlesque entertainment with an ironic sensibility, combining tap, Las Vegas showgirl routines, 1960s go-go dancing, and other forms in a post-modern melange. They have been described as "curvaceous punk rock Rockettes" (Philadelphia Weekly).

Shapiro's documentary tells their story uding interviews with the sisters and their families as well as performance and behind-the-scenes footage.

Post-screening disccussion with The World Famous Pontani Sisters led by Joseph Sciorra, Calandra Institute.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qc.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Return to Naples: My Italian Bar Mitzvah and Other Discoveries. Reading and wine reception with Robert Zweig.

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Robert Zweig reads from Return to Naples: My Italian Bar Mitzvah and Other Discoveries (Barricade Books, 2008)

 

As a boy in the 1960s, Robert Zweig, an American Jew of Italian and German descent, had the exceptional opportunity to spend his summer vacations in Naplesthe birthplace of his mother, the home of his extended family, and the impoverished city that American tourists avoided altogether. The interconnected stories in Return to Naples recount many humorous episodes from those summers. Zweig also describes the family mysteries he uncovered with each visit and how this knowledge led to a deeper understanding of his parents and the place where they met.

Free an open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qc.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian Cinema. A Seminar

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Presented by Angela Dalle Vacche, Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Italian diva film" of the silent era provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes. These melodramas of seduction, betrayal, abandonment, and public reputation communicated both the spiritual and the demonic. Oscillating between a vibrant life-force of modernity and a suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa, the diva presented a vision ofif not always a realistic hope forself-discovery and emancipation. In her presentation, Angela Dalle Vacche will discuss actresses such as Francesca Bertini, Lyda Borelli, and Pina Menichelli to show how the diva film contributed to the modernist development of the new woman."

Free and open to the public.

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qc.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Laying claim to a Monument dedicated to Italian American history. A presentation.

The Italian American Museum, NY,

Power point presentation by Dr. Marilyn Verna and Mario Toglia from Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brooklyn.

Please call for further information.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian American Museum
Website: 
www.italianamericanmuseum.org
Telephone: 
(212) 965-9000
(06:30 PM )
Friday
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Seminar: “Between Two Worlds: Negotiating Italian Identity in Argentina during the Interwar Years”

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, NY,

This seminar is presented by David Aliano, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and will be held in the 5th floor seminar room of the Italian Academy, Columbia Univ.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu
E-Mail: 
itacademy@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 854-2306
(05:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Holocaust Remembrance: "Rome’s Jewish Ghetto". A lecture at Columbia University

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, NY,

Led by Kenneth Stow (University of Haifa, Israel), and Irina Oryshkevich (Columbia).

Jews have been residents of Rome since before the days of Julius Caesar, but the 16th century brought great challenges to their identity and survival in the form of Ghettoization. Created to expedite conversion and cultural dissolution, the Ghetto had an opposite effect. The Jews of Rome developed a microculture that ensured continuity and distinctiveness. The ability to settle disputes relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and other internal matters gave Jews the perception of themselves as actors of their own affairs and developed a unique cultural identity that permeates the community to these days.

Room TBA. Open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu
E-Mail: 
itacademy@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 854-2306
(07:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Italian Music: Rarely performed masterpieces at Carnegie Hall.

Zankel Hall Carnegie Hall, NY,

The Italian Cultural Institute invites you to the event:

Italian music: rarely performed masterpieces.

With Elizabetth Norberg-Schulz (soprano), Mattia Rondelli (conductor), and Symphony in C (orchestra). Program: R.A. Luciani Le Tombeau Perdu, G. Verdi String Quartet (for orchestra), L. Boccherini - Stabat Mater

Tickets: $38-44.

The concert is presented by ANIMA Productions and supported by Pastificcio Cocco.  Program:

 R.A. Luciani Le Tombeau Perdu G. Verdi String Quartet (for orchestra) L. Boccherini Stabat Mater

Program:

 R.A. Luciani Le Tombeau Perdu G. Verdi String Quartet (for orchestra) L. Boccherini Stabat Mater

 Program:

 R.A. Luciani Le Tombeau Perdu G. Verdi String Quartet (for orchestra) L. Boccherini Stabat Mater
Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
www.CarnegieHall.org
Telephone: 
212-247-7800
( 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
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Exhibition of The Hands Project (photography & video)

Ana Tzarev Gallery, NJ,

Maria Grazia Facciola': HANDS 

A multimedia exhibition showcasing how hands shape people's life.

OPENING: Thursday, January 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. @ the ANA TZAREV GALLERY - 24W 57th Street, New York, NY 

To RSVP please call: 212-586-9800

www.anatzarev.com 

 

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Ana Tzarev Gallery
Website: 
http://anatzarev.com
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Concert and reception: Julian Lawrence Gargiulo (pianist) at the Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cultural Institute , NY,

CONCERT with Julian Lawrence Gargiulo (pianist)

This evening will be J. L. Gargiulo's official CD release of "Mostly Julian", his 6th solo album featuring works of Gargiulo and Chopin.  This CD marks Julian's debut as a composer! Upcoming album tours include the Caribbean, Europe and the US.   After the concert there will be a CD signing and reception.

RSVP via telephone. Open to the public. Suggested admission: $10. IIC members: $5.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
E-Mail: 
events.iicnewyork@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 364
(02:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Tuesday Afternoon Film: Mio Fratello è Figlio Unico (2007) 108 min.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center, NY,

Directed by Danielle Luchetti. In an incredibly effective way, the movie portrays the dreams and disillusionments of two brothers who want to change the world, but in two very different ways.

Fee: Free for Members; Non-Members $5; registration is required.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Telephone: 
914-771-8700
(10:00 AM )
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Art and memory: a multi-screen projection exhibition in memory of the Italian deportees, by artist Jack Sal.

Italian Cultural Institute, NY,

This is a multi-screen projection installation by Jack Sal in memory of the deportees under the Fascist and Nazi rule.

Exhibition will ve on view until Feb. 26, 2010.

Please RSVP via phone.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
E-Mail: 
iicnewyork@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext.362
(06:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Film Screening: "Una Storia Romana". Oct. 16th, 1943: The Deportation of the Jews of Rome

Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, NY,

Film Screening: "Una Storia Romana"

This is the most recent document and probably one of the last testimonies of the round up of the Ghetto of Rome. Journalist and writer Pupa Garribba interviews Enrica Sermoneta, who, as a young girl, fortuitously escaped deportation amidst generosity and betrayal. Told in a direct and unconventional style, filtered through the lens of 67 years of debate on the "black Saturday," the story raises old dilemmas and new questions on those days and ours. A post-screening discussion with Pupa Garribba will follow.

An Interview with Enrica Sermoneta

On October 16, 1943, the Nazis began the round up of the Jews of Rome, an action that had been planned since the summer although the collection of fifty kilos of gold demanded by the Germans as ransom to spare the lives of Roman Jews had created an atmosphere of relative tranquility. Enrica Sermoneta Moscati, then 11, and her two siblings were the only members of their family of nine to escape deportation. It took 70 years for Enrica Sermoneta to share her memories in this intimate conversation with journalist Pupa Garribba, herself a survivor, who will discuss the film and her own experiences following the screening. Presented by the Primo Levi Center in observance of the International Day of Commemoration of the Holocaust. Italian w/ English subtitles.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Jewish Community Center of Manhattan
Website: 
www.jccmanhattan.org
E-Mail: 
info@jccmanhattan.org
Telephone: 
646.505.4444
(05:30 PM )
Monday
Friday
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Tribute to Ottorino Respighi

Italian Cultural Institute of New York,

 

with (representative of Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna)

 

Prof. Luigi Verdi

 

 

(artistic director of Chamber Orchestra of New York)   

Salvatore di Vittorio

 

(vice-president of Chamber Orchestra of New York) (violinist soloist)

Evan Wilson

Laura Marzadori

 

   

Pre-Concert Lecture Presentation:The teacher Luigi Verdi from Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna will introduce the famous Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi, by showing a video from the Respighi's Foundation Archive with live music by Laura Marzadori, violinist soloist and the participation of Salvatore Di Vittorio and Evan Wilson of the Chamber Orchestra of New York.

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8 pm 

Church of St.Jean Baptiste - Lexington Ave at 76th St, NY

 

"ALLA RESPIGHIANA: Announcing The Respighi Prize"

Chamber Orchestra of New York directed by Salvatore Di Vittorio with Laura Marzadori(violin)

 

Tickets:

$30 general admission; $20 seniors, students, IIC Members and Italian Consulate Employees

To buy tickets:www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org, by

Call TicketWeb* at 866-468-7619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Telephone: 
R.S.V.P. 212 879 4242 ext. 365
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Film screening: L'Oro di Roma (1961), Jews in Italy during the Holocaust.

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY,

The Primo Levi Center and the Italian Cultural Institute Present Jews in Italy During the Holocaust

L'Oro di Roma  (Italy, 1961, DVD, 110 minutes, Italian with English subtitles)

This fictional account of actual events chronicles a Gestapo commander's scheme to extort 110 pounds of gold from members of Rome's Jewish community on the eve of deportations.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Primo Levi Center
Website: 
http://www.mjhnyc.org/visit_.htm
Telephone: 
1.646.437.4200
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Salonika '43: a theatrical performace at the Primo Levi Center in memory of the Jews in Fascist Italy.

Primo Levi Center New York, NY,

The Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Centro Primo Levi present:

Salonika '43

Directed by Ferdinando Ceriani, Script by Ferdinando Ceriani, Gian Paolo Cavarai, Antonia Ferrari

With: Massimo Wertmuller, Evelina Meghnagi,

Carla Ferraro, Domenico Ascione, Arnaldo Vacca. The performance is in English and is part of the Jewish Heritage Project.

Salonika '43 recounts the last years of the culturally unique, centuries-old Jewish community of Salonika through the eyes of an Italian diplomat who, in spite of Italy's alliance to Germany and in fact taking advantage of it, struggles to save those who she can. Stories of ordinary people are woven together with songs, legends and tales from the Jewish tradition, many containing prophetic premonitions of future horrors.

The play moves from the gradual concentration of the 54,000 Jews of Salonika inside a ghetto, into the horrific era of their deportation by the Germans to the eath camps as the Italian Consul in Salonika, Guelfo Zamboni, struggles to limit the deportations through diplomatic channels. He hurriedly drew up "lists of life" of those Italian Jews in Salonika for whom he could claim exception from the deportation orders, even as the first trains were leaving for Birkenau.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Joseph M. Mattone and the Alexander Bodini Foundation.

   

Admission: Free-Reservations are necessary. Please RSVP via email.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Centro Primo Levi, Consulate General of Italy, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the John Calandra Italian American Institute, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
www.primolevicenter.org
E-Mail: 
info@primolevicenter.org
Telephone: 
212-294-8301 ext. 8202
(05:30 PM )
Monday
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A Presentation of Le Marche: Macerata in New York

Italian Government Tourist Board, NY,

Riccardo Strano, the Director of the Italian Government Tourist Board North America and Franco Capponi, the President della Provincia Macerata in The Marche Region invite you to:

Macerata in New York: A special presentation of The Marche's territories and Sferisterio's upcoming opera season with new exciting tousism opportunities in this beautiful corner of The Marche Region.

An exclusive celebration of The Accademia Italiana della Cucina for the 50th Anniversary of its U.S. delegation.

Refreshments will be served.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Government Tourist Board
Website: 
http://www.italiantourism.com/
E-Mail: 
newyork@enit.it
Telephone: 
(212) 245-5618
Person of contact: 
Riccardo Strano
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Artisanal cheese and wine: a class celebrating Italy's vinters and cheesemakers.

Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, NY,

Artisanal celebrates the unique combinations of Italy's best vintners and cheesemakers. Join our Dean of Curriculum, Max McCalman, as he leads a discovery into Italy's wealth of luxurious cheeses. From the abundant meadows of the Piedmont to the sparser plains south of the Tyrrhenian Mountains, each cheese is as distinctive as its home geographic region. Deliciously paired wines enhance this exquisite sampling of the very finest pecorini, caprini, and formaggi a latte di mucca.

 

The event is $75.00 per person. We always like to start each class with a half hour welcome reception of fondue, cheeses from our Caves and sparkling wine.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Artisanal Premium Cheese Center
Website: 
http://www.artisanalcheese.com
E-Mail: 
walbrecht@artisanalcheese.com
Telephone: 
212-871-3141
( 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM )
Tuesday
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Hands-on Mozzarella: make (and taste) your own fresh mozzarella at the Artisanal Cheese Center's class.

Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, NY,

Learn to make mozzarella! This is a unique hands-on experience, the only class where you can make, taste, and take home the fruit (or rather, ball) of your labor - but not before indulging in a one-of-a-kind tasting of fresh mozzarellas from the US and Italy. Summer would not be the same without fresh mozzarella - with shucked corn and watermelon slices, or with basil and fresh tomatoes. Just in time for the peak season of picnics and patio parties, this class is a delicious primer on enjoying - and making - fresh mozzarella. Wine will be served. Limited seating.

Class is a hands on working event, as you get to make your own fresh mozzarella, be prepared to get your hands in the water, and mixing fresh curd. Please dress accordingly. Price: $110. Seating is limited.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Artisanal Premium Cheese Center
Website: 
http://www.artisanalcheese.com
Telephone: 
212-871-3141
(12:00 PM )
Saturday
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Discussing the negative image of Italian Americans in the media. "No More Jersey Shore"

Most Precious Blood Church, NY,
Recently many Italian American individuals and orginizations have complained about our negative image in the media. The most recent example being MTV's production "Jersey Shore"! Are you concerned with the image of Italian Americans in the media?

If so, please attend this meeting with special guest speakers. Refreshments will be prrovided.

Please RSVP via telephone with John A. Fratta.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc.
Telephone: 
(212) 619-0602. (646) 261-8614 cell
Person of contact: 
John A. Fratta
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Screening of MID-AUGUST LUNCH (Pranzo di Ferragosto) with Chef Lidia Bastianich and others.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,
The Italian Cultural Institute and Zeitgeist Films cordially invite you to join   Lidia Bastianich, Chef Antonio Monda, film critic and professor at NYU's Tisch School of Arts at New York University Andrea Visconti, Journalist, L'Espresso

for a special presentation and screening of the new Italian film

MID-AUGUST LUNCH (Pranzo di Ferragosto) by director Gianni Di Gregorio Followed by a Q&A and cocktail reception

Meet the director Gianni Di Gregorio who will introduce his film.

Synopsis: Romano, Di Gregorio, stars in his directorial debut drawing upon events from his own life to craft an utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday.

RSVP via telephone. Event is free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
E-Mail: 
iicnewyork@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Film screening of To Die for Tano, directed by Roberta Torre.

Italian Cultural Institute, NY,

A groundbreaking, over-the-top musical with striking visuals and infectious music, TO DIE FOR TANO became a major critical and commercial hit in Italy, praised for its audacious style, eclectic soundtrack, and bold denunciation of the Sicilian Mafia.

TO DIE FOR TANO blends Italian neo-realism, kitsch and an MTV sensibility to tell the true story of Tano Guarrasi, a small-time Mafia boss in Palermo.

The movie will be introduced by Prof. Marcus Millicent, Yale University.

For further information www.leisurefeat.com RVSP via telephone.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://iicnewyork.esteri.it
E-Mail: 
iicnewyork@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 367
(08:00 PM )
Sunday
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"Tosca e le altre due" by Franca Valeri: a satirical theater Performance.

The Cell, NY,

Kairos Italy Theater and The Cell will present the US premiere of

Tosca e Le Altre Due (Tosca and the Two Downstairs) by Franca Valeri.

Translated by Natasha Lardara and directed  by Laura Caparrotti, with Marta Mondelli and Rocci Sisto (voice over). Music by Giacomo Puccini. In Italian with English subtitles.

This is a satirical behind-the-scenes look at Puccini's Tosca as imagined by the witty and admired Italian playwright and actress, Franca Valeri.

Tickets: $20, $15 students, Seniors, IIC members showing card at box office, and Italian Consulate employees. First week: Weds.-Sat. 8pm, Sat and Sun. 3pm. Second week: Fri.-Sat. 8pm, Sat. and Sun. 3pm. Third week: Weds.-Sat. 8pm, Sat and Sun. 3pm.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Cell
Website: 
www.brownpapertickets.com
Telephone: 
800 -838-3006
(03:00 PM )
Sunday
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FILM SCREENING: Stromboli (1950), staring Ingrid Bergman.

Westchester Community College, NY,
Italian Film Festival: Stromboli (1950)

Directed by Roberto Rossellini.

Featuring Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale and Renzo Casana.

This film is in English.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

This is a free event, open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Club of Westchester Community College
E-Mail: 
carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Telephone: 
(914) 606-6790
Person of contact: 
Carlo Sclafani
(07:15 PM )
Friday
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Necropolis (1970) . A film by Franco Brocani.

Anthology Film Archives, NY,

1970, 92 minutes, 35mm. In English, German, French, and Italian with English subtitles. Starring Viva, Pierre Clémenti, Tina Aumont, and Paul Jabara.

Brocani conjures together all your favorite European cultural and historical myth figures in order to attack the centuries of 'sublimation' that have produced our cities and their inhabitants. The gang's all here: Frankenstein's monster gropes towards the awareness that his mind is a universe; Attila, naked on a white horse, liberates his people from their ignominy; the ultra-caustic Viva bemoans the frustrations of married life and drifts into the elegiac persona of the Bloody Countess Bathory; Louis Waldon is a hip American tourist searching for the (missing) Mona Lisa. The range is extraordinary, from stand-up Jewish comedy to a kind of flea-market expressionism." TIME OUT FILM GUIDE.

Will be shown:

Friday Feb 12 7:15 PM Sunday Feb 14 4:30 PM

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Anthology Film Archives
Website: 
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Telephone: 
(212) 505-5181
(09:30 PM )
Friday
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SCHIFANOSAURUS REX (2008). Film celebrating the life of Mario Schifano.

Anthology Film Archives, NY,
by Franco Brocani 2008, 65 minutes, video. In Italian with projected English subtitles. Music by Andrea Monti.

Marking the 10th anniversary of Mario Schifano's death, Franco Brocani made this film both to celebrate his friend and to repay him for his film TRAPIANTO CONSUNZIONE E MORTE DI FRANCO BROCANI. The result is a very personal and elaborate portrait of Schifano, including old footage from a previously rediscovered film about him, and experimenting with the boundaries between fiction and documentary, art and philosophy. The title refers to a particular period in the artist's career, during which he focused on drawings of dinosaurs.

Will be shown:

Friday Feb 12 9:30 PM Sunday Feb 14 8:30 PM

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Anthology Film Archives
Website: 
www.anthologyfilmarchives.com
Telephone: 
(212) 505-5181
(08:00 PM )
Saturday
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Music Alla Respinghiana. Announcing the Respighi Prize with the Chamber Orchestra of New York.

The Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, New York, NY,

Chamber Orchestra of New York directed by Salvatore Di Vittorio with Laura Marzadori (violin) Tickets: $30 general admission; $20 seniors, students, IIC members and Italian Consulate employees.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Chamber Orchestra of New York
Website: 
www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Adventures in Italian Opera: in conversation with Fred Plodkin and Catherine Malfitano

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

The NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` will host a conversation between opera and food expert Fred Plodkin and  performer Catherine Malfitano. Fred Plotkin is the host of "Adventures in Italian Opera," a popular series now in its third season, presented by the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. He has worked at more than 40 opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala. He is the author of Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera [Hyperion, 1993], the standard text in America for opera education. Catherine Malfitano, Singer; Actor; Director; and Teacher, was born in New York City to a dancer/actress mother and violinist father. She has sung an eclectic, wide-ranging, and glamorous repertoire of over 70 roles, encompassing the entirety of operatic history from the 17th to the 21st century. Her more than 1400 performances have been seen and heard at all the major opera houses of the world, and on television. Celebrated as a unique music theater performer, Ms. Malfitano is acclaimed for her commanding vocalism, impeccable musicianship, elegant stage presence, and riveting dramatic abilities. Her portrayal of Tosca, broadcast live from the actual Roman settings and at the actual times of the opera, was seen by more than one billion television viewers worldwide in 1992, and garnered her an Emmy Award. Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Exhibition opening: Omaggio a De Chirico. A collective effort of paying tribute to the artist.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

The curators of the exhibition Antonio Porcella, friend of the great artist, and Gloria Porcella have selected notably famous artists for the occasion, including Enrico Prampolini and Renato Guttuso, Ruggero Savinio, Gino Marotta, Ennio Calabria, Sergio Vacchi, Mario Ceroli, Alberto Sughi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Bruno Grassi, Marco Nereo Rotelli, and promising young Italian and international contemporary artists Jean Pierre Duriez, Alfredo Rapetti, Erika Calesini, Angelo Colagrossi, Stefano Branca, Irem Inceday, Flavia Mantovan, Camilla Ancilotto, Isabella Orsini, Francesca Leone, Cristiano Cascelli, and photographers Pino Settanni, Tiziano Lucci and Fabiana Roscioli to pay homage to the artist.

The artists will tell in their own way, and with surprising and innovative results, the unique art of a timeless genius who with his works revolutionized the history of art. Each artist has been able to see and read de Chirico and above all each with his own specificity, has succeeded to create an original work and at the same time unique in its genre.

This exhibition will be on view through March 11, 2010. Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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MURALNOMAD: The paradox of wall painting, Europe 1927-1957. A panel-discussion

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

A discussion, based on art historian Romy Golan's new book, Muralnomad (published by Yale University Press, 2009) about mural paintings that are not convinced they belong on walls: such strange objects as mosaics designed to be disassembled; paintings that resemble large-scale photographs, or photomurals; and tapestries that functioned as portable woolen walls. The author argues that the uncertain relation of these objects to the wall is symptomatic of the dilemmas that troubled European art, artists, and architects during the middle decades of the twentieth century.

With

Romy Golan Professor of Twentieth Century Art, Graduate Center and Lehman College, CUNY; author of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe 1927-1957

Jean-Louis Cohen Professor, History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Jordana Mendelson Associate Professor of Spanish, NYU

Ara H. Merjian Assistant Professor of Italian Studies and Art History, NYU

This book explores mural and mural-like works in Europe from the 1920s to the 1950s, beginning with Monet's installation of the Nymphéas at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, and ending dramatically with Le Corbusier's huge tapestries in Chandigarh, India. The monumental wall painting became a fulcrum of critical debate in the middle decades of the 20th century. Many artists and critics looked to the mural as a corrective to the ills of painterly Modernism. At the same time it was clear that a return to the mural format would never be more than an anachronistic and futile gesture. This book is thus about mural paintings that are not convinced that they belong on walls: such strange objects as mosaics designed to be disassembled; paintings that resemble large-scale photographs, or photomurals; tapestries that functioned as portable woolen walls. The uncertain relations of these objects to the wall is, the author argues, symptomatic of the dilemmas that troubled European art, artists, and architects during those years.

FREE and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(05:30 PM )
Friday
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Symposium on Verdi's Attila. CANCELED

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

Casa Italiana Zerill-Marimò regrets to inform you that the symposium on Verdi's Attila scheduled for this evening WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE due to the harsh weather conditions

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
American Institute for Verdi Studies
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(12:00 AM )
Thursday
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Gala Italia 2010. Guest of Honor: Simona Ventura

Marriott Marquis Hotel , NY,
Simona Ventura will be the guest of honor at the 25th edition of GALA ITALIA to be held February 25, 2010, under the high patronage of the Italian Ambassador in Washington, Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata.

A key highlight of the evening will be an Italian Fashion Show, with clothes, jewelry and accessories of the spring-summer sportswear collection of StarChic by Simona Ventura. The choreographed presentation is to take place on the stage of the Broadway Ballroom and to be covered by various TV stations.

The GALA ITALIA is presenting also the promotional campaign for Italian fashion in the United States of the Italian Trade Commission.

Elena Bonelli, the well-known Italian singer, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, and who has been directing a film shot in part in New York, will enhance the Gala with a program of popular Italian songs.

     Special Italian travel prizes offered by the New York office of the Italian Government Tourist Board are to be drawn among the attendees of the GALA ITALIA.

As always, the highlight of GALA ITALIA is the grand Wine & Food Tasting from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Many leading Italian wine producers are personally presenting here again their best quality wines. Among them are those who have been instrumental for the success of Italian wines on the important American market and with their repeated participation have made an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Italian wines in this country. The following wine makers have already confirmed their participation: Astoria, Bava, Bertani, J. Biondi Santi, Bottega Vinaia, Cantina di Montalcino, Castello di Gabbiano, Castello di Querceto, Cavit, Michele Chiarlo, Concadoro, Concilio, De Nardin, Fazi Battaglia, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fonterutoli, Gigi Rosso, Gran Sasso, Imperiale, Lunetta, Marchesi di Barolo, Carlo Pellegrino, Planeta, Rocca delle Macie, Ruffino, Sansone, Sella & Mosca, Tenuta di Arceno, Tiburzi G., Todini, and Travaglini to mention a few of them.

Again, as in the past, prestigious Italian restaurants will offer their favorite dishes. Among them are names such as: Serafina, the restaurant of the international Jet Set, the very new and elegant SD26 of Tony May, the famous Osteria del Circo of Sirio Maccioni and Aleo, Bettola, DeGrezia, Falai, Gusto, Il Punto, Il Riccio, Ornella, Salumeria Rosi, Sora Lella and Testaccio, set up in an area adjoining the Ballroom, named appropriately Via Veneto" for the occasion. Also, a large number of Italian producers and U.S. importers of Italian specialty foods - Ferrero chocolates, Smeraldina as water sponsor and many others - will demonstrate the importance of pairing genuine Italian foods and wines.

Moreover exclusive books on wines and food are going to be presented thanks to the participation of the Little Bookroom Company.

  During the Wine and Food Tasting, the wine producers will receive the traditional Gold Medal" awarded by an American Jury to the best wine of each participating winery. The medal, especially made for the GALA ITALIA event, will be presented to the producers by an Italian personality together with a certificate of merit attesting their inclusion in the Special Selection of Top Italian Companies" in the wine world. This contest will increase the visibility of the participating companies in GALA ITALIA and further highlight the best Italian wines.

A special color catalog is being produced for GALA ITALIA giving prominence to all the participating wineries with detailed information for the show, such as the producer's name, station number and importer's name (including address, telephone and fax numbers). Over 4000 copies of the catalog are to be distributed to all attendees and after the show to importers of Italian wines and foods.

Over 3,000 trade representatives, restaurateurs and journalists in the sector of wine, specialty foods, fashion, design and art from the US Atlantic coast are expected to attend the 2010 edition of GALA ITALIA.

For the first time the GALA ITALIA in its 25th edition offers on-line registration to all guests allowing a better selection and control of the attendees. 

The GALA ITALIA will be followed by the Italian Wine Gala" in Los Angeles, on March 1, to expand the promotional action on behalf of the Made in Italy" on the great markets of California and the West coast of the U.S. 

  The GALA ITALIA is jointly organized by the Italian Wine & Food Institute and the Italian Trade Commission, under the high patronage of the Italian Ambassador in Washington, with the sponsorship of the Milan Chamber of Commerce and the cooperation of the Italian Cultural Institute and the New York Italian Government Tourist Board.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
ITALIAN WINE & FOOD INSTITUTE
Website: 
http://www.italianwineandfoodinstitute.com
Telephone: 
Tel.: (212) 867-4111
(02:30 PM )
Thursday
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Power Point Documentary. A Presentation on revered war hero Sgt. John Basilone.

Center for Italian Studies Meeting Hall, Frank Melville John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Section: Community Affairs February, 2010 Calandra Institute Events February 10, 2010 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Robert Zweig Reads from Return to Naples: My Italian Bar Mitzvah and Other Discoveries As a boy in the 1960s, Robert Zweig, an American Jew of Italian and German descent, had the exceptional opportunity to spend his summer vacations in Naples – birthplace of his mother, the home of his extended family, and the impoverished city that American tourists avoided altogether. The interconnected stories in Return to Naples recount many humorous episodes from those summers. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. This is part of the Writers Read Series. Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required) Contact: (212) 642-2094 calandra@qc.edu http://www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra February 25, 2010 (Thursday) 6:00 pm Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian Cinema With guest speaker, Angela Dalle Vacche, Georgia Institute of Technology. The Italian “diva film” of the silent era provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes. These melodramas of seduction, betrayal, abandonment, and public reputation communicated both the spiritual and the demonic. Oscillating between a vibrant life-force of modernity and a suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa, the diva presented a vision of—if not always a realistic hope for—self-discovery and emancipation. In her presentation, Angela Dalle Vacche will discuss actresses such as Francesca Bertini, Lyda Borelli, and Pina Menichelli to show how the diva film contributed to the modernist development of the “new woman.” and “criminal woman” in relation to the political, social, and cultural currents of his day. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. This is part of the Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies. Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required) Contact: (212) 642-2094 calandra@qc.edu http://www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra Contest Through February 14, 2010 Contest in Italian American Short Fiction In conjunction with its first Italian-American Arts Festival, the Watchung Arts Center is looking for submissions of short fiction written from an Italian or Italian-American Perspective. Five finalists will be chosen to read their work at the Italian-American Arts Festival on April 25, 2010, at the WAC. The winning composition will be awarded a $200 prize. Submissions will be accepted online only by February 14, 2010. There is a $10 entry fee to be paid via Pay Pal. Please call for further information. Sponsored by Watchung Arts Center. 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, New Jersey Admission: $10; open to the public Contact: Claudine M. D’Angelo-Dotzman (973) 519-8484 ItalianAmerican_Writers@yahoo.com http://www.watchungarts.org Play February 3 – 21, 2010 Tosca e Le Altre Due (Tosca and the two downstairs) By Franca Valeri. Translated by Natasha Lardera and Directed by Laura Caparrotti. With Marta Mondelli and Laura Caparrotti. In Italian with English supertitles. Presented by KIT – Kairos Italy Theater@the cell. For more information: www.KITHEATER.COM Sponsored by Italian Cultural Institute. The Cell 338 West 23rd Street, Manhattan Admission: $20; $15 Students, Seniors and IIC Members Contact: 800-838-3006 http://www.brownpapertickets.com Film Opens February 12, 2010 (Friday) To Die for Tano The hit Italian Mafia movie musical by Roberta Torre, that tells the true story of Tano Guarrasi, a small-time mob boss in Palermo, was a media phenomenon in Italy, winning three awards at the Venice Film Festival, three Silver Ribbons from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and two David di Donatello (“Italian Oscar”) awards for Best Music and Best Director. The music by the popular Italian singer-songwriter Nino D’Angelo (Gomorrah) combines rock and roll, rap, samba and traditional Neapolitan folk songs. The film is in Italian with English subtitles. Two music videos from To Die for Tano can be viewed at: http://todiefortano.com/clips.html New York’s Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street, Manhattan Contact: (212) 673-4627 http://www.leisurefeat.com Events February 2, 2010 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Opening Reception - Scholars, Explorers, Priests: How the Renaissance gave us the Modern World The achievements of Renaissance Europe ushered in key aspects of the modern world. Over seventy objects from the GTM collection explore three currents that live on in Western tradition. Curated by James Saslow, Professor of Art History, Queens College. Museum hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sponsored by Queens College, CUNY Godwin-Ternbach Museum 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York Contact: (718) 997-4747 http://www.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach February 3, 2010 (Wednesday) 11:15 am Catacombs of Rome This film captures the history, tragedy and drama of the Christian human experience during ancient Roman times. Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College. Westchester Community College Classroom Building Room 100 78 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790 carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu February 3, 2010 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Showy and 5’2”: The World Famous Pontani Sisters Rebecca Shapiro, director. Third-generation Italian Americans Angie and Tara Pontani and “adopted sister” Helen Burkett began dancing together professionally during the late 1990s. As the World Famous Pontani Sisters, they present burlesque entertainment with an ironic sensibility, combining tap, Las Vegas showgirl routines, 1960s go-go dancing and other forms in a post-modern mélange. They have been described as “curvaceous punk rock Rockettes” This documentary tells their story using interviews with the sisters and their families as well as performance and behind-the-scenes footage. Post-screening discussion with The World Famous Pontani Sisters led by Joseph Sciorra, Calandra Institute. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. This is part of the Film and Video Series: Documented Italians. Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required) Contact: (212) 642-2094 calandra@qc.edu http://www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra February 6, 2010 (Saturday) 12:00 pm Are You Concerned with the Image of Italian Americans in the Media? “No More Jersey Shores” Special guest speakers. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP if you would like to attend this meeting. Sponsored by the Coalition of Italian American Associations. Most Precious Blood Church 113 Baxter Street, Manhattan Contact: John Fratta (212) 619-0602 February 9, 2010 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm “Princeton Foodies and the Food and Places They Love” A talk about all things edible, from ethnic restaurants to farmers’ markets and favorite food blogs, featuring a panel of local food bloggers including Dorothea’s House board member Linda Prospero, creator of the blog “Ciao Chow Linda” (www.ciaochowlinda.blogspot.com). Princeton Public Library Community Room 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey Contact: (609) 924-9529 http://www.princetonlibrary.engagedpatrons.org February 10, 2010 (Wednesday) 11:15 am Lecture: “The Politics of verdi” Guest Speaker: Prof. Rosemarie Serrano. During the “Risorgimento,” Verdi realized the best way to touch the hearts of the Italian audience was to include messages of “freedom” and “homeland” in his operas. Politics helped determine Verdi’s success as a composer, but often got in the way of his operas. Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College. Westchester Community College Classroom Building Room 100 78 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790 carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu February 10, 2010 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm Robert Zweig Reads from Return to Naples: My Italian Bar Mitzvah and Other Discoveries As a boy in the 1960s, Robert Zweig, an American Jew of Italian and German descent, had the exceptional opportunity to spend his summer vacations in Naples – birthplace of his mother, the home of his extended family, and the impoverished city that American tourists avoided altogether. The interconnected stories in Return to Naples recount many humorous episodes from those summers. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. This is part of the Writers Read Series. Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required) Contact: (212) 642-2094 calandra@qc.edu http://www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra February 11, 2010 (Thursday) 1:10 pm Lecture: “Galileo’s The Assayer – The Fundamental Reality of (Much Of) Modern Science; the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities; The Mechanical Philosophy” Guest Speaker: Prof. Christia Mercer. This is part of the “Italy at Columbia” lecture series by Columbia University professors. Sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. The Italian Academy’s Teatro 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Allison Jeffrey (212) 854-8942 Aj211@columbia.edu http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/ Opening Lecture February 11, 2010 (Thursday) 6:00pm On display February 11 to March 15, 2010 “Unmasked: The Story of the Venetian Carnival” The exhibition will feature actual Venetian carnival masks, as well as acclaimed photographer Anita Sanserverino’s colorful interpretive essay of the centuries-old tradition. The museum’s hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday to 8:00 pm Sponsored by the Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required) Contact: (212) 965-9000 info@italianamericanmuseum.org http://www.italianamericanmuseum.org February 13, 2010 (Saturday) 5:00 pm Town of Ramapo Italian Twinning Committee “Carnevale” Dinner Dance Honoring John G. Giella, MD.D., F.A.C.S. and Anthony “Adam” Fazio, Jr. Music by DJ Stefano. Sponsored by the Town of Ramapo Italian Twinning Committee. The Colonial Inn 545 Tappan Road, Norwood, New Jersey Admission: $85 Contact: (201) 767-1505 February 13, 2010 (Saturday) 5:00 pm “Memories of Living in Italy” The Sports Art of Gabe Perillo” Opening reception with wine and cheese for Loren Ellis. Her show is a collection of one-of-a-kind non-digital photographic paintings on display February 13 – May 2, 2010. Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island Contact: (718) 442-1608 info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org http://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org February 13, 2010 (Saturday) 7:00 pm Tango Night/Milonga A time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, dance the Tango and meet new friends. Sponsored by Anabella Lenzu. Soundance 281 North 7th Street, Buzzer #7, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Admission: $10 Contact: info@anabellalenzu.com February 13, 2010 (Saturday) 8:30 pm Ballo di Carnevale in Maschera (Masquerade ball) Music by Emilio and Federico. Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College and the Salerno Club ed Amici. Westchester Community College Student Center Building 78 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY Admission: $10; $5 for students Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790 carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu February 14, 2010 (Sunday) 2:30 pm Frèdèric Chopin and Franz Liszt, The Essence of Romantic Piano Guest Artist recital Maura Pansini. Ms. Pansini is “Maestro” of piano at the Conservatorio di Musica of Campobasso, Italy. Sponsored by Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY. Lefrak Concert Hall Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, Queens Admission: $10 Contact: (718) 997-3800 February 14, 2020 (Sunday) 5:00 pm “Bronzino” Elizabeth Pilliod, an authority on 16th Century Florentine art, will offer a program on Bronzino, a court artist of the Medici Family in Florence. He is currently the subject of an exhibition of drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dorothea’s House Casa di Cultura Italiana 120 John Street, Princeton, New Jersey Contact: joeC@DorotheasHouse.org February 16, 2010 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm Symposium: “The Jewish Ghetto of Rome” Held in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speakers: Prof. Kenneth Stow, University of Haifa, Israel; Dr. Irina Oryshkevich, Columbia University. Seating is limited. Please RSVP. Sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Allison Jeffrey (212) 854-8942 Aj211@columbia.edu http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/ February 18, 2010 (Thursday) 5:20 pm A Question of Identity: The Case of Jewish Youth in Italy from emancipation to Racial Laws Lecture by Cristina Bettin, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Stony Brook University, Humanities Building, Room 3008 Nicolls Road (County Route 97), Stony Brook, NY Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Jo Fusco (631) 632-7444 jfusco@italianstudies.org http://www.italianstudies.org February 18, 2010 (Thursday) 6:30 pm Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc. Monthly Dinner Meeting Guest speakers: Two outspoken critics of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Andrè DiMino, UNICO National President and Linda Stasi, New York Post Columnist. Please RSVP. Sponsored by the Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc. Il Palazzo Ristorante 151 Mulberry Street, Manhattan Admission: $75 Contact: (212) 965-9000 February 21, 2010 (Sunday) 1:00 pm “Italian Customs and Traditions for St. Joseph’s Day and Easter” Professor Louis Leonini will describe customs in the different regions of Italy. Seating is limited. Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island Admission: $5; members free Contact: (718) 442-1608 (must RSVP for this event) info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org http://www.haribaldimeuccimuseum.org February 21, 2010 (Sunday) 2:30 pm It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust Book presentation with the author, Elizabeth Bettina and panel of guests: Survivors of the Holocaust in Italy and Human Rights Committee Chairman, New York State Council for the Social Studies, Vincent E. Marmorale. Reception to follow presentation with the opportunity to purchase books signed by the author. Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Stony Brook University, Wang Center Theatre Nicolls Road (County Route 97), Stony Brook, NY Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Jo Fusco (631) 632-7444 jfusco@italianstudies.org http://www.italianstudies.org February 23, 2010 (Tuesday) 3:30 – 8:00 pm Inauguration of Learn Italy New York Learn Italy, New York’s newest school for learning Italian and its related culture is made in Italy, and now arrives in New York City. With over 30 years of experience teaching Italian through its study abroad programs. For more information or to register for courses, Learn Italy invites you to attend its Inauguration. Representatives from the overseas Institute will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and literature, and present two complimentary one hour interactive lessons at 4:30 pm and again at 6:00 pm. Italian specialties will be served. Sponsored by Learn Italy. Learn Italy Headquarters 226 W. 37th Street, 10th Floor, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public Contact: info@learnitaly.us http://www.learnitaly.us February 23, 2010 (Tuesday) 4:10 pm Lecture: “Triumphant Art: The Monuments of the Flavians” Guest Speaker: Prof. Francesco De Angelis. This is part of the “Italy at Columbia” lecture series by Columbia University professors. Sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. The Italian Academy’s Teatro 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Allison Jeffrey (212) 854-8942 Aj211@columbia.edu http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/ February 24, 2010 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm “Laying Claim to A Monument Dedicated to Italian American History” Power point presentation by Dr. Marilyn Verna and Mario Toglia from Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brooklyn. Please call for further information. The Italian American Museum 155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan Contact: (212) 965-9000 February 25, 2010 (Thursday) 2:30 pm Power Point Documentary Presentation on Sgt. John Basilone Sgt. John Basilone, Italian American World War II Hero (Guadalcanal) and U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, by Frank Cannata, Armed Services Liaison for UNICO National. Hosted by D’Amato Chair Professor, Peter Carravetta. Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Center for Italian Studies Meeting Hall, Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, NY,

Sgt. John Basilone, Italian American World War II Hero (Guadalcanal) and U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, by Frank Cannata, Armed Services Liaison for UNICO National.

Hosted by D'Amato Chair Professor, Peter Carravetta.

Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
Person of contact: 
Jo Fusco
(11:15 AM )
Wednesday
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Lecture: The Politics of Verdi

Westchester Community College, NY,

Guest Speaker: Prof. Rosemarie Serrano.

During the Risorgimento," Verdi realized the best way to touch the hearts of the Italian audience was to include messages of freedom" and homeland" in his operas. Politics helped determine Verdi's success as a composer, but often got in the way of his operas.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Westchester Community College
E-Mail: 
carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Telephone: 
(914) 606-6790
Person of contact: 
Prof. Carlo Sclafani
(01:10 PM )
Thursday
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Galileo, Modern Science and Mechanical Philosophy. A Lecture.

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, NY,
Lecture: Galileo's The Assayer The Fundamental Reality of (Much Of) Modern Science; the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities; The Mechanical Philosophy"

Guest Speaker: Prof. Christia Mercer. This is part of the Italy at Columbia" lecture series by Columbia University professors. 

Sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University.

At The Italian Academy's Teatro.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/
E-Mail: 
Aj211@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 854-8942
Person of contact: 
Allison Jeffrey
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Unmasked: The Story of the Venetian Carnevale. Lecture and Exhibition.

Italian American Museum, NY,

The exhibition will feature actual Venetian carnival masks, as well as acclaimed photographer Anita Sanserverino's colorful interpretive essay of the centuries-old tradition.

The museum's hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday to 8:00 pm

Admission: free; open to the public (registration is required)

On display February 11 to March 15, 2010. Opening lecture will be on Feb. 11 at 6PM.

Sponsored by the Italian American Museum

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian American Museum
Website: 
http://www.italianamericanmuseum.org
E-Mail: 
info@italianamericanmuseum.org
Telephone: 
(212) 965-9000
(05:00 PM )
Saturday
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Carnevale Dinner-Dance at The Colonial Inn

The Colonial Inn, NY,
Town of Ramapo Italian Twinning Committee Carnevale" Dinner Dance

Honoring John G. Giella, MD.D., F.A.C.S. and Anthony Adam" Fazio, Jr. Music by DJ Stefano.

Sponsored by the Town of Ramapo Italian Twinning Committee.

Admission: $85

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Town of Ramapo Italian Twinning Committee
Telephone: 
(201) 767-1505
(07:00 PM )
Saturday
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Tango Night/ Milonga. Celebrating Valentine's Day dancing.

Soundance, NY,

A time to celebrate Valentine's Day, dance the Tango and meet new friends.

Sponsored by Anabella Lenzu.

Buzzer #7.

Admission: $10.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Soundance (Anabella Lenzu)
E-Mail: 
info@anabellalenzu.com
Person of contact: 
Anabella Lenzu
(08:30 PM )
Saturday
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Ballo di Carnevale in Maschera: Masquerade Ball.

Westchester Community College, Student Center Building, NY,

Music by Emilio and Federico.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College and the Salerno Club ed Amici. Join in an enjoyable night of dancing and participate with music by Emilio and Federico. Included is a costume contest.

Admission: $10; $5 for students

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Club of Westchester Community College
E-Mail: 
carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Telephone: 
(914) 606-6790
Person of contact: 
Prof. Carlo Sclafani
(02:30 PM )
Sunday
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The essence of Romantic Piano. Maura Pansini plays Chopin and Liszt.

Lefrak Concert Hall Queens College, NY,

Guest Artist recital Maura Pansini. Ms. Pansini is Maestro" of piano at the Conservatorio di Musica of Campobasso, Italy.

Sponsored by Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY.

Admission: $10

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College/CUNY
Website: 
http://www.qc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
(718) 997-3800
(05:20 PM )
Thursday
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A Question of Identity: The Case of Jewish Youth in Italy from emancipation to Racial Laws

Stony Brook University, Humanities Building, Room 3008, NY,

Lecture by Cristina Bettin, Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook

Admission: free; open to the publick University.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University
Website: 
http://www.italianstudies.org
E-Mail: 
jfusco@italianstudies.org
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
Person of contact: 
Jo Fusco
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc. Monthly Dinner Meeting

Il Palazzo Ristorante, NY,

Guest speakers: Two outspoken critics of MTV's Jersey Shore" Andrè DiMino, UNICO National President and Linda Stasi, New York Post Columnist. Please RSVP.

Sponsored by the Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc.

Admission: $75

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Coalition of Italian American Associations, Inc.
Telephone: 
(212) 965-9000
(01:00 PM )
Sunday
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Presenting Italian Customs and Traditions for St. Joseph's Day and Easter

Garibaldi-Meucci Musem, NY,

Professor Louis Leonini will describe customs in the different regions of Italy. Seating is limited.

Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

Admission: $5; members free

Contact: (718) 442-1608 (must RSVP for this event)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Garibaldi-Meucci Musem
Website: 
http://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
E-Mail: 
info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
(02:30 PM )
Sunday
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It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust. A Lecture.

Stony Brook University, Wang Center Theatre, NY,

Book presentation with the author, Elizabeth Bettina and panel of guests: Survivors of the Holocaust in Italy and Human Rights Committee Chairman, New York State Council for the Social Studies, Vincent E. Marmorale. Reception to follow presentation with the opportunity to purchase books signed by the author.

Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University.

Admission is free; open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University
Website: 
http://www.italianstudies.org
E-Mail: 
jfusco@italianstudies.org
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
Person of contact: 
Jo Fusco
( 03:30 PM - 08:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Inauguration of "Learn Italy New York". A new school for learning Italian.

Learn Italy Headquarters, NY,

Learn Italy, New York's newest school for learning Italian and its related culture is made in Italy, and now arrives in New York City. With over 30 years of experience teaching Italian through its study abroad programs. For more information or to register for courses, Learn Italy invites you to attend its Inauguration.

Representatives from the overseas Institute will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and literature, and present two complimentary one hour interactive lessons at 4:30 pm and again at 6:00 pm.

Italian specialties will be served. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Learn Italy.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Learn Italy
Website: 
http://www.learnitaly.us
E-Mail: 
info@learnitaly.us
(04:10 PM )
Tuesday
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Lecture at Columbia University. Triumphant Art: The Monuments of the Flavians.

The Italian Academy’s Teatro at Columbia University, NY,

Guest Speaker: Prof. Francesco De Angelis. This is part of the Italy at Columbia" lecture series by Columbia University professors. 

Sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/
E-Mail: 
Aj211@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 854-8942
Person of contact: 
Allison Jeffrey
(05:00 PM )
Sunday
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Italian American Mass followed by Italian Cuisine at Stonybrook University.

Ballroom, Student Union Building, Stonybrook University, NY,

Please RSVP if you and your family would like to attend.

Donations to the Catholic Campus Ministry will be greatly appreciated.

Sponsored by the Catholic Campus Ministry with the cooperation of Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies and CIAO, the Students' Italian Club.

Open to the public.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Stonybrook University
Website: 
www.italianstudies.org
E-Mail: 
jfusco@italianstudies.org
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
Person of contact: 
Jo Fusco
(08:00 PM )
Saturday
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Searching for Miss Italia USA 2010 at the Marquee. Hosted by Rosella Rago.

The Marquee, NY,

Commissione Giovani New York and The Sunday NYC are proud to announce their 2nd annual collaboration of Miss Italia nel Mondo, New York competition, 2010. We are pleased to be a part of this global event that highlights and exposes Italian heritage, culture, and beauty.

 

 This year's Miss Italia nel Mondo NY competition will be held at New York City's finest nightclub, Marquee and hosted by Rossella Rago. The competition's panel of judges will include renowned artists, entrepreneurs, professors, and journalists. Throughout the evening we will showcase talented performers, such as the gifted tenor Christopher Macchio and performer Simona D. 

Commissione Giovani New York and The Sunday NYC are honored to be able to expose young Italian-American women who intend to better their lives and community while embracing their Italian culture.

Purchase tickets via web.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Commissione Giovani NY and The Sunday NYC
Website: 
http://missitaliany2010.eventbrite.com
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Seminar: From Cancer Genetics to Cancer Genomics: A Systems Biology Approach to Cancer Research

Consulate General of Italy, 1st Floor Conference Room, NY,

ISSNAF SEMINARS. A series of talks open to the public, organized by the New York Chapter.

The Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation cordially invites you to: From Cancer Genetics to Cancer Genomics: A Systems Biology Approach to Cancer Research

This is a conference promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in New York as part of The New York Colloquia of Italian Scientific Culture

Program:

Cancer Systems Biology: Building the Assembly Manual of the Cancer Cell Andrea Califano, PhD Columbia University, New York Professor of Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics Director, Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology Director, J. Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center Associate Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center The Master Regulators of Stem Cells and Cancer in the Brain Antonio Iavarone, MD Columbia University, New York Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurology

Oncogenic Pathways and Targeted Therapy in T-ALL Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD Columbia University, New York Assistant Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics

This event is open to the general public; refreshments will follow. Please R.S.V.P. (acceptances only) by February 20 at info@newyork.issnaf.org Kindly indicate the name of your guest, ID required

Sector: 
Tecnologia/Technology
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation, Consul General of Italy in New York
Website: 
http://www.issnaf.org
E-Mail: 
info@newyork.issnaf.org
(06:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Screening of True Love. At the movies with Italian American women/directors.

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute introduces NOIAW's new film night series:

Evenings at the Movies with Italian American Women Filmmakers

Join NOIAW and Director Nancy Savoca for a screening of Savoca's award-winning film, True Love, about a Bronx couple dealing with the life-changing decision of marriage, and starring Annabella Sciorra, Ron Eldard, Vincent Pastore, Aida Turturro.

Reception and pizza: 6pm Film screening: 6:30pm

Free and open to the public. Screening followed by a Q & A with the director, Nancy Savoca.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
National Organization for Italian American Women and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Website: 
http://qc.edu/calandra
E-Mail: 
calandra@qc.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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MORO: UN PROFETA DISARMATO. Book presentation and colloquium on Italian statesman Aldo Moro and his legacy.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

Book presentation with the author Vincenzo R. Manca and

Antonio Rutigliano (NYU Gallatin)

Co-presented with The United Pugliese Federation of the Met. Area

General Manca and Prof. Rutigliano will discuss in a colloquium Aldo Moro's brilliance as a statesman and the various reasons why so many special commissions and investigations formed to unravel the mystery behind his kidnapping and assassination and how they are stonewalled and dismissed every time they get close to unraveling the names of those that pulled the strings for his gruesome murder.

In Italian with English translation.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`of NYU
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8730
(04:00 PM )
Friday
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Marinetti's 1932 five radio syntheses, Italian Futurism and the Avant-gardes. A lecture at the CUNY Graduate Center.

The Graduate Center, CUNY , NY,

The Doctoral Specialization in Italian and the Ph. D Program in Comparative Literature

Cordially invite you to a lecture by 

Professor Federico Luisetti

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Nonhuman Intervals: Marinetti's Radio Syntheses" 

Marinetti's 1932 five radio syntheses will be discussed as instances of the anti-representational techniques of communication inaugurated by Italian Futurism and the Avent-gardes. My presentationwhich will include excerpts from the audio recordings of the syntheseswill analyze the theoretical implications of the syntheses' unprecedented intervals, which I will interpret as a disruptive in-between," an opening up of the gaps in the temporal fabric of perception. By concentrating on this key aspect of the machinic aesthetics of Martinetti, I will frame Marinetti's technologization of artistic practices within the landscapes of a vitalist art of interruption.

Federico Luisetti is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Plus Ultra. Enciclopedismo barocco e modenità (2001) and Estetica dell'immanenza. Saggi sulle imagine, le parole e le machine (2008) He has edited volumes on museum theory and the Avant-gardes, and written essays on theoretical, artistic, and political topics. His main research interests are vitalism and topological thought after Nietzsche and Bergson.

Free and open to the public.

Event will be held in Student Lounge 4116. Please bring ID.

Sector: 
Tecnologia/Technology
Organizing institution: 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Website: 
http://www.gc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
1-212-817-7000
( 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Velocita' d'automobile + fiori / Car Speed + Flowers

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

 

 

On the occasion of Armory Arts Week 2010   opening of Velocita' d'automobile + fiori / Car Speed + Flowers site specific installations by Andrea Mastrovito

The young Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito is known for creating large-scale installations primarily using cut paper. Mastrovito uses the most basic of two-dimensional materials to create three-dimension installations. His monumental works are like interactive collages. He has exhibited his work across Italy and throughout Europe and U.S, including his most recent site specific installation at the Museum of Art & Design of New York (fall 2009 Slash:Paper under the Knife) and solo exhibitions at Foley Gallery of New York. Opening on March 3, 2010, 6pm   RSVP: 212 879 4242 ext. 372  

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
( 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Silone's Works: Revisited and Revised. A lecture by Professor Maria Nicolai Paynter at CUNY Hunter College.

Hunter College, Room 1344 Hunter West, NY,

The Department of Romance Languages and the Italian Club of Hunter College present a lecture:

Silone's Works: Revisited and Revised

lecture given by Professor Maria Nicolai Paynter

FREE and open to the public.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Held in the West Building, room 1344.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
CUNY Hunter College Dept. of Romance Languages
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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2010 Whitney Biennal - Lecture by Francesco Bonami

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

 

 

Lecture by Prof. Francesco Bonami - curator of the 75th Whitney Biennial of American Art (February 25 May 30, 2010)   Francesco Bonami is Artistic Director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery. He served as curator of the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, and from 1999 to 2008 he was the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. He is contributing writer for several art periodicals and author of museum and artists' catalogs.    
Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Telephone: 
RSVP: 212 879 4242 ext. 373
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Ungaretti's poetry and the "Sentiment of Time." A lecture in Italian at the CUNY Graduate Center.

CUNY Graduate Center, NY,

The Doctoral Specialization in Italian and the Ph. D Program in Comparative Literature

Cordially invite you to a lecture by 

Professor Fabio Finotti

University of Pennsylvania

On Ungaretti's Orphic Philology (In Italian)

Ungaretti's poetry centers on the Sentiment of Time," not only because of its content but its textual fluidity. Ungaretti plunges his books into the stream of becoming" through the reconfiguration of their structures and their variants. What poetics and idea of literature inspire this textual practice? What are its connections to both traditions and modernity? What response does it promote in its editors and readers?

FREE and open to the public. Will be held in room 4116. Please bring photo identification.

Fabio Finotti is Mariano DiVito Professor of Italian Studies and Director of the Center for Italian at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his numerous publications are Sistema letterario e diffusion del decadentismo (1988) and Retorica della diffrazione. Bembo, Aretino Giulio Romano e Tasso: letteraturea e scena cortigiana (2004), as well as editions of works by Fogazzaro, D'Annunzio, and Carducci. Prof. Finotti is currently president of Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana.

 

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
CUNY Graduate Center
Website: 
www.gc.cuny.edu
E-Mail: 
ITALIAN-L@gc.listserv.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
1-212-817-7000
(07:00 PM )
Friday
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Screening of the documentary "Sacco and Vanzetti", talkback with director Peter Miller.

Revolution Books, NY,

SACCO AND VANZETTI is an award-winning documentary on the case of two Italian-born anarchists, accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial.  The first major documentary film about this landmark story.  PETER MILLER directed and produced SACCO AND VANZETTI (released nationally in theaters in 2007); A CLASS APART, which aired on the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE; and THE INTERNATIONALE, shown on PBS and screened at over thirty film festivals. He has been a producer on numerous documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, including  PBS series THE WAR and JAZZ, as well as the Peabody Award-winning FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. Peter has also been a producer on THE UPRISING OF '34, PASSIN' IT ON, and the Academy Award-winning AMERICAN DREAM. He is currently directing and producing a new documentary, JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY.

Part of the Revolution Books series, "2-4 Friday Films" - films that matter every 2nd and 4th Fridays.

Open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Revolution Books NYC
Website: 
http://www.revolutionbooksnyc.org/
E-Mail: 
revbooksnyc@yahoo.com
Telephone: 
212-691-3345
(06:45 PM )
Wednesday
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Di-Vine Design: Journeying through Italian regions and the design of vineyards.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

This is the first in a series of six special educational lectures sponsored jointly by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani (GRI). Renowned writer/editor and wine consultant Stefano Milioni will take us through a slideshow journey through Italian regions and their vineyard designs, wine bottle shapes, label designs and ultimately wine glass designs themselves. You will learn how these designs enhance the very product we all enjoy so much.

This lecture will be in English; free and open to the public.

Followed by a reception hosted by SD26 Restaurant and Banfi Vinters. Members only wine reception at 6pm.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8730
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Film screening: L'uomo Giusto (The Right Guy)

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Screening of  L'uomo giusto (The right guy) directed by the young filmmaker Toni Trupia with English subtitles. Premiere feature in the United States. Produced by Michele Placido in collaboration with RAI Cinema. Synopsis: A love story about an elderly man whose routine is shaken by unpredictable events that mix choices and destiny. The film director Toni Trupia, the film distributor Carol Bidault de L'Isle and the manager for film production and distribution Angelisa Castronovo will attend.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 360
(08:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Teatromania presents "Weekend with a Killer", by Italian playwright Nicola Saponaro, at the Abingdon Theatre.

Abingdon Theatre, NY,

April 3 April 18, 2010       Tuesday- Saturday 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 3:00 pm

Weekend with a Killer By Nicola Saponaro

By Nicola Saponaro, Playwright and one of the most performed Italian authors. The New York premiere of a romantic comedy with a dash of a Dame Agatha Christie crime novel. Directed by Vittorio Capotorto and translated from Italian by Maureen Gonzalez. Presented by Teatromania.

Weekend with a Killer is a romantic comedy with a dash of a Dame Agatha Christie crime novel. The two main characters He and She are from two very different stations of society. When they meet at the crossroads of life, each is faced with a decision that will irrevocably determine their futures.

Admission: $25

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Teatromania
Website: 
http://www.smartTix.com
Telephone: 
(212) 868-4444