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March 2010

(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Mike Cavallaro reads from Parade (With Fireworks) (Image Comics, 2008)

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Part of the Calandra Institute's Writers Read Series: Mike Cavallaro's comic is based on a family story that takes place during the Feast of the Epiphany in 1923 Calabria. Tensions are high between fascist party members and socialist organizers. An argument escalates into a gunfight, and a fascist shoots Vincenzo, who supports the socialist cause. When his brother Paolo retaliates and goes into hiding, the family faces unforeseen hardship. Parade (With Fireworks) takes place during a critical period in Italy's history, but its emphasis is the human element of the story questions of family, country, loyalty, and betrayal set against a volatile political climate. The book was nominated for a 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Limited Series and for the Young Adult Library Services Association 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens" list. 

 Whether he's portraying sunlit festivals and bloody gunfights or dank prison cells and tense courtrooms, Cavallaro's mastery of light and shadow is as impressive as his versatility as a visual storyteller."

                                    Ian Chant, PopMatters.com 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
(09:30 AM )
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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 )
Tuesday
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Saturday
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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 )
Thursday
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Film screening: Merica (2007). Investigating the complexities of migration.

Calandra Italian American Institute, NY,

Merica (2007), 65 min.

Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, and Francesco Ragazzi, dirs.

 

Merica investigates the complexities of migration and the migrant's desire for national belonging using the parallel stories of Italian immigration to Brazil in the 1800s and the current Italian-Brazilian migration to Italy. These return migrants," who have a strong attraction to Italy, face considerable challenges in a country still plagued by the difficulty of integrating outsiders. The film investigates why return migrants, while officially recognized as Italians, are not viewed as such by Italian-born citizens in everyday life. Ultimately, the film poses the question: if nationality does not create a sense of belonging, what does?

 

Post-screening discussion led by Guido Tintori, Fulbright-Schuman Scholar, New York University.

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
(07:00 PM )
Friday
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Andrea Padova in Concert

Italian Cultural Institute , NY,

 

 

"The Italian pianist Andrea Padova made his name as the winner of the J.S.Bach International Piano Competition in 1995 and with a highly regarded recording of Bach-Busoni transcriptions" (NEW YORK TIMES). His return recital in San Francisco includes a Bach masterpiece, Ouverture in the French Style, Schumann rarely played and highly poetic Intermezzi op. 4, and the first book of Preludes & Interludes, an interesting cycle alternating Bach and Padova short pieces. He will, also, present his CD "Notes posted on the refrigerator".

R.V.S.P. 212 879 4242 ext. 371

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
( 06:30 AM - 08:30 PM )
Thursday
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Honoring Mario Fratti. Reception and cocktail hour at the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Columbus Citizens Foundation, NY,

The Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, NY-Inc. cordially invite you to a reception and tribute honoring Cav. Prof. Mario Fratti, International author and playwright of "Nine", and on the occasion of the Pre-Oscar celebrations, and in recognition of Louis Tallarini - 2008 DaVinci Award recipient, and Astronaut Michael Massimino - 2009 DaVinci Award recipient.

Donation $100 per person. RSVP by February 28. Business attire please. Event coordinators: Josephine Belli, Esq., Maria C. Marinello, Esq., and Joan Migliori.

Please contact Joan Migliori in order to RSVP.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Columbus Citizens Foundation
E-Mail: 
joan.migliori@qc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
Person of contact: 
Joan Migliori
(06:00 PM )
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Vinicio Capossela

Italian Cultural Institute, NY,

 

The documentary "La Faccia della Terra" will be shown and be followed by Capossela's short performance. "Calling himself an "enchanter," Mr. Capossela, one of the cleverest and most eccentric musicians in Italy, spins enigmatic fantasies of both skid row Americana and mythological Italy in a grittily elegant cabaret-jazz style that recalls Tom Waits and Paolo Conte". (The New York Times) "Like a mystical cross between Tom Waits and John  Cleese, Capossela limns a wry, topsy-turvy musical universe...he is known for  captivating theatrical performances".  (The New Yorker) "Italy's most intriguing musical traveller".  (Mojo) Italy's award-winning avant singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela brings his renown musical side show to North America for a coast to coast string of concert offerings in March 2010.

R.V.S.P. 212 879 4242 ext. 370

 

The Live Concert will be on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY 158 Bleecker St (@Thompson St) Time: 7:30 pm (Doors open @ 7:00 PM) Tickets: 25 $

Box Office:http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/786 <http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/786> or 866 55 TICKETS or (212) 505-3474

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
(07:30 PM )
Friday
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Singer/songwriter Vinicio Capossela performs at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, beginning his North American tour.

Le Poisson Rouge, NY,

Vinicio Capossela brings his renown musical side show to North America for a coast to coast string of concert offerings in March 2010, performing on Friday March 5 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Tickets: $25

Multiple Tenco Prize (Italy's equivalent to the UK's Mercury Prize) winner Vinicio Capossela is at the forefront of a new generation of singer-songwriters re-inventing Italian song. The work of this musical auteur pays homage to the influences of both Paolo Conte and Tom Waits. But Capossela's own magic lies in his ability to break the boundaries of a song and to evoke, though the use of images, entire worlds inhabited by demons, shadows, lost souls and losers. Lyrics play a crucial role while the music free from any genre restraints is at the complete disposal of the musical world Capossela conjures up.

In his early pieces, Capossela's music was informed by the American underground culture and road myth embodied by Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski and by the Italo-American" identity of the work of Martin Scorsese. His songwriting continues to explore the many facets of the Italian cultural diaspora from the Argentine tango of Astor Piazzolla to the American swing of Louis Prima. A dramatic and bewitching 'circus artist', Capossela is known for his theatrical live performances.

Capossela has collaborated with artists as diverse as Macedonia's Kocani Orkestar, American jazz crooner Jimmy Scott and New York City guitarist Marc Ribot. He is also an award-winning novelist in Italy whose work Non si muore tutte le mattine" (You Don't Die Every Morning) has been adapted for radio broadcast and for the stage.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Vinicio Capossela, Mark Gatemberg PR, Le Poisson Rouge
Website: 
http://lepoissonrouge.com
Telephone: 
(212) 505-FISH (3474)
(08:00 PM )
Friday
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Puccini's Madama Butterfy debuts at the New York City Opera, directed by Mark Lamos.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, NY,

Madama Butterfly will appeat at the New York City Opera.

Mark Lamos's Emmy Award-winning direction captures the romance and pathos

of this heart-wrenching tale. The radiant Shu-Ying Li reprises her role as the trusting

geisha, whose love for her American naval officer ends tragically when Eastern and

Western cultures collide.

Tickets start at $12 David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd & Columbus)

 

City Opera's Madama Butterfly soars. One of the most emotionally involving stagings ever." Daily News

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
New York City Opera
Website: 
WWW.NYCOPERA.COM
Telephone: 
212.721.6500
(07:30 PM )
Saturday
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Vinicio Capossela performs at Le Poisson Rouge

Le Poisson Rouge, NY,

Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Capossela will play a second concert at Greenwich Village's Le Poisson Rouge before heading to Canada and other American cities for his 2010 Northamerican tour.

Tickets: $25

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

"Calling himself an 'enchanter', Mr. Capossela, one of the cleverest and most eccentric musicians in Italy, spins enigmatic fantasies of both skid row Americana and mythological Italy in a grittily elegant cabaret-jazz style that recalls Tom Waits and Paolo Conte." - The New York Times

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Mark Gatemberg PR, Le Poisson Rouge
Website: 
http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/786
Telephone: 
(212) 505-3474
(08:00 PM )
Saturday
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Concert with Alessandra Belloni: Daughters of Cybele.

The Catherdral of St. John the Divine, NY,

Celebrating Spring and re-birth at this special women's concert: the premiere of the larger ensemble of DAUGHTERS OF CYBLE.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Internationlaly renowned Singer Percussionist and Cathedral Artist in Residence, Alessandra Belloni and her new Women Ensemble, Daughters of Cybele, Women Drummers for World Peace.

Countries around the world, including Southern Italy, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East have musical traditions based on the power of women.  Belloni and Company will emulate one of the most ancient ways of praying and healing, including sacred chanting to the Black Madonna sung by female voices in harmony, accompanied by various percussion instruments (frama drums, tambourines, shakers, djembes, ballaphones, dumbecks, riqqs, mazhars, and marimbas.)  Dancers will spin and stomp their feet in celebration of life and peace with the healing trance dance of the Tarantella.

With "Daughters of Cybele," Alessandra Belloni carries on the tradition of Roman priestesses who played the tamboruine in worship od Dionysus, god of ectasy and wine, and the Earth goddess Cybele.

This concert will also feature actress Cynthia Enfield and violinist Susan Aquila.

Tickets: $20.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Alessandra Belloni
Website: 
http://stjohndivine.org/belloni.html
Telephone: 
1.866.811.4111
( 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM )
Monday
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Friday
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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
(08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Concert with Italian trumpet star Paolo Fresu and Ralph Towner: Chiaroscuro.

Italian Academy at Columbia University, NY,

American master guitarist Ralph Towner may collaborate rarely, but his choices in partners have always been beyond astute. For this exciting new duo, of unusual, yet highly attractive instrumentation, he introduces a new partner in the form of Italian trumpet star Paolo Fresu whose remarkably pure and elegant tone is reminiscent of early Miles Davis. Towner's compositions offer continually changing landscapes for Fresu's horn to grace, in poetic and lyrical pieces which feature gradations of light and shade, of sound and shadows. The performance will be built around their aptly titled new CD Chiaroscuro.

Ralph Towner: classical, baritone and 12-string guitars;

Paolo Fresu: trumpet, flugelhorn

Tickets: $20 at the door.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/events_calendar.html
(05:00 PM )
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Screening of "La Forza del Destino"

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

 

 

There will be the screening of  "La Forza del Destino" composed by Giuseppe Verdi and directed by F. Molinari Pradelli, with Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini, Boris Christoff.   R.S.V.P.212 879 4242 ext. 375 Suggested admission 10$, IIC Members 5$  
Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Meeting Edoardo Bennato at the Italian Cultural Institute, followed by a reception catered by Keste.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,
Join us for this exciting opportunity to meet and speak with Edoardo Bennato, one of the most creative and innovative Italian rock and roll icon. He will speak about his long and successful career and his exclusive NYC performance. General admission 5$ R.S.V.P.  via telephone: 212 879 4242 ext.376

A reception at Keste' Pizzeria will follow this meeting.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
(07:00 PM )
Tuesday
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Suggestioni - Italian Music and Poetry on the spot

Italian Cultural Institute of New York,

An evening of music and poetry reading with Talea Ensemble, D. Savron, music by S.Sciarrino, F.Nieder, S.Gervasoni, P.Billone, poetry of G.Caproni, D.Rondoni, P.Valesio, poetry readings by D.Rondoni and S.Giampaola.

  R.S.V.P. 212 879 4242 ext.377 Suggested admission 10$, IIC Members 5$
Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it
Telephone: 
212.879-4242
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Documentaty film screening: "La Faccia della Terra", followed by a performance by Vinicio Capossela.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

The U.S. premiere screening of the documentary film La Faccia della Terra (The Face of the Land) 2009 52', Italian with English subtitles, directed by Gianfranco Firriolo with music by Vinicio Capossela.

A short piano performance by Vinicio Capossela and reception will follow the film.

Please RSVP via telephone.

General admission: $5

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://iccnewyork.esteri.iic_newyork
E-Mail: 
iicnewyork@esteri.it
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 370
(11:00 AM )
Monday
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A tribute to opera singer Renata Tebaldi, with Riccardo Muti.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Riccardo Viale, Riccardo Muti, and Giovanna Colombo (President of the Comitato Renata Tebaldi) will introduce the figure of Renata Tebaldi. The press conference will be followed by a video presentation of the permanent exhibition "Renata Tebaldi profonda ed infinita" related to her life. This exhibition will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute from September 15th 2010 to October 15th 2010.

Please RSVP via telephone.

"I know that my voice has entered into the hearts of many people and has caused beautiful reactions. Some, hearing me sing, have become more religious; some who were ill felt joy; friends, while in hospital, played my tapes whenever they felt ill; they all said that my voice gave them the strength needed to stand the pain. Therefore, how can I not be thankful for this great gift?"

- Renata Tebaldi (1922-2004)

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it/IIC_NewYork/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=433&citta=NewYork
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 374
( 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM )
Thursday
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New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission Public Meeting.

Montclair State University, NY,

The Coccia Institute presents a meeting of the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission.

The meeting will take place at Montclair University, in Dickson Hall - Student Lounge.

Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP with Nicole Padula.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
The Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America
Website: 
www.montclair.edu
E-Mail: 
padulan@mail.montclair.edu
Telephone: 
973.655.7977
Person of contact: 
Nicole Padula
( 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM )
Thursday
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A New Language, A New World. Book presentation by Associaite Professor of History Nancy Carnevale at Monclair State University.

Montclair State University, NY,

Dr. Nancy C. Carnevale, Associate Professor of History at MSU, will present her new book, A New Language, A New World. Italian Immigrants in the United States from 1890-1945 and follow-up with a question and answer session.

This event will directly follow the public meeting of New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission.

Free and open to the public.

"An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the topic of language in American immigrant life. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process." -University of Illinois Press

Organizing institution: 
Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America
Website: 
www.montclair.edu
E-Mail: 
padulan@mail.montclair.edu
Telephone: 
973-655-7977
Person of contact: 
Nicole Padula
(01:30 PM )
Sunday
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Puccini's Madama Butterfy debuts at the New York City Opera, directed by Mark Lamos.

David H. Koch Theater, NY,

Madama Butterfly will appeat at the New York City Opera.

Mark Lamos's Emmy Award-winning production captures the romance and pathos

of this heart-wrenching tale. The radiant Shu-Ying Li reprises her role as the trusting

geisha, whose love for her American naval officer ends tragically when Eastern and

Western cultures collide.

Tickets start at $12 David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd & Columbus)

 

City Opera's Madama Butterfly soars. One of the most emotionally involving stagings ever." Daily News

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
New York City Opera
Website: 
WWW.NYCOPERA.COM
Telephone: 
212.721.6500
(08:00 PM )
Thursday
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Puccini's Madama Butterfy debuts at the New York City Opera, directed by Mark Lamos.

David H. Koch Theaterr, NY,

Madama Butterfly will appeat at the New York City Opera.

Mark Lamos's Emmy Award-winning direction captures the romance and pathos

of this heart-wrenching tale. The radiant Shu-Ying Li reprises her role as the trusting

geisha, whose love for her American naval officer ends tragically when Eastern and

Western cultures collide.

Tickets start at $12 David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd & Columbus)

 

City Opera's Madama Butterfly soars. One of the most emotionally involving stagings ever." Daily News

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
New York City Opera
Website: 
WWW.NYCOPERA.COM
Telephone: 
212.721.6500
(08:00 PM )
Saturday
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Puccini's Madama Butterfy debuts at the New York City Opera, directed by Mark Lamos.

David H. Koch Theater, NY,

Madama Butterfly will appeat at the New York City Opera.

Mark Lamos's Emmy Award-winning direction captures the romance and pathos

of this heart-wrenching tale. The radiant Shu-Ying Li reprises her role as the trusting

geisha, whose love for her American naval officer ends tragically when Eastern and

Western cultures collide.

Tickets start at $12 David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd & Columbus)

 

City Opera's Madama Butterfly soars. One of the most emotionally involving stagings ever." Daily News

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
New York City Opera
Website: 
WWW.NYCOPERA.COM
Telephone: 
212.721.6500
(12:30 PM )
Thursday
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The Jews of San Nicardo. A lecture by Professor John Davis.

The Graduate Center, CUNY History Program Lounge, Room 5114, NY,

The topic of Professor Davis' talk (and forthcoming book) is the   curious but true story of a group of Italian peasant families from a   remote town in Southern Italy who in the early 1930s decided to become   Jews. Despite all sorts of obstacles, their great ambition was   realized after the war when the rabbinical authorities in Rome ruled   to formalize the conversion of the whole community, probably the only   example of collective conversion to Judaism in Europe in modern times.   In 1949 the converts emigrated to Israel.

John Davis (D.Phil., Oxford) is the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor   of Modern Italian History at the University of Connecticut and the   editor-in-chief of The Journal of Modern Italian Studies. He is also   the general editor of Oxford History of Italy (6 volumes). His last   book, Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions   1780-1860 (Oxford U Press 2006) is just out in paperback. The Jews of   San Nicandro is forthcoming with Yale U Press.

This is a brown-bag lunch talk; please bring your own lunch.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Website: 
www.gc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 817-7000
(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
(06:30 PM )
Thursday
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Adventures in Italian Opera: in conversation with Fred Plotkin and Marco Armiliato

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

In conversation with Fred Plotkin and Marco Armiliato.

At the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Marco Armiliato has just finished conducting performances of Donizetti's Fille du Regiment, and will be conducting Puccini's La Boheme, as well as the final performances of Verdi's Attila. Click on Read More for complete bio by IMG Artists.

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. 

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8730
(08:00 PM )
Friday
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Puccini's Madama Butterfy debuts at the New York City Opera, directed by Mark Lamos.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, NY,

Madama Butterfly will appeat at the New York City Opera.

Mark Lamos's Emmy Award-winning direction captures the romance and pathos

of this heart-wrenching tale. The radiant Shu-Ying Li reprises her role as the trusting

geisha, whose love for her American naval officer ends tragically when Eastern and

Western cultures collide.

Tickets start at $12 David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd & Columbus)

 

City Opera's Madama Butterfly soars. One of the most emotionally involving stagings ever." Daily News

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
New York City Opera
Website: 
www.nycopera.com
Telephone: 
212.721.6500
(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
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Friday
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Opening of "Velocita' d'automobile + fiori / Car Speed + Flowers", installations by Andrea Mastrovito.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

On the occasion of Armory Arts Week 2010

This is the 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.

Exhibition on view through March 26, 2010

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://iccnewyork.esteri.iic_newyork
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 372
( 08:30 PM - 11:30 PM )
Thursday
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Tarantella-Spider Dance CD release party with Alessandra Belloni at DROM NYC.

Drom, NY,

Special concert and CD release party of the sound track of the World Music Opera

TARANTELLA- SPIDER DANCE featuring the techno tarantella trance dance beat!

Bring your dance shoes!

For ticket ($10) and info please visit the DROM website.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Alessandra Belloni
Website: 
http://www.dromnyc.com/home/
Telephone: 
(212) 777-1157
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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Italian Reformation and Exile in 16th century Europe. A conversation and panel discussion.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` And the

Department of Italian Studies

Invite you to a conversation and panel discussion

Inside and Outside Italy: Italian Reformation and Exile in 16th century Europe   With

Giorgio Caravale (Università  degli Studi di Roma Tre, Columbia University) Diego Pirillo (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) David Parson (Brown University)

Response by Jessica Goethals (NYU) Moderated by Jane Tylus (NYU) ----- Giorgio Caravale is the author of Sulle tracce dell'eresia: Ambrogio Catarino Politi, and L'orazione proibita: Censura ecclesiastica e letteratura devozionale nella prima età  moderna. Diego Pirillo is co-editor of Favole, metafore, storie: Seminario su Giordano Bruni.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
www.casaitaliananyu.org
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(07:30 PM )
Monday
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Una minosa siciliana. Celebrating International Women's Day 2010.

La Palma Restaurant, NY,

A festive appreciation of women through art, food and wine. Enjoy Sicily Wine tasting and a four course menu featuring Sicilian pastries,  poetry and music in a cozy Mediterranean atmosphere, as you pay tribute to the memory of all women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" NYC 1911. Presented by Vanvakys Art International and Palma Restaurant.

Sponsored by Sicily Wine, Palma Restaurant, Villabate Alba and Sicily Art.

Admission: $55

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Sicily Wine
Website: 
http://www.siciliana.it/Sicilywine/mimosa.html
E-Mail: 
rsvp@sicilywine.com
Telephone: 
(212) 691-2223
(04:00 PM )
Monday
Tuesday
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Presentation of the novel Controfigura by author and Professor Luigi Fontanella

Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies Meeting Hall, NY,

Presentation of the novel by author and Stony Brook Professor Luigi Fontanella, who will read and discuss his work. Introductory remarks by Professor Mario Mignone.

Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University.

Free and open to the public.

Event will take place in the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University
Website: 
http://www.italianstudies.org
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
(08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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The Grand Tour Ochestra at Columbia University

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

This is part of a concert series.

Charles Brink, Artistic Director.

Trios/Concertos: Leo, Locatelli, CPE Bach, Von Weber.

Visit website for further information and registration. 

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

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
The Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://www.italianacademy.columbia.edu/
E-Mail: 
aj211@columbia.edu
Person of contact: 
Allison Jeffrey
(11:15 AM )
Wednesday
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“Luigi Del Bianco: Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore” The Man Who Brought Lincoln’s Eyes to Life

Westchester Community College, NY,

Guest Speaker: Lou Del Bianco.

In this 45 minute presentation, grandson Lou Del Bianco uses video, photos and historic documents to tell Luigi's story, Q&A to follow. 

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Event will take place in Classroom Building Room 100.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Club of Westchester Community College
E-Mail: 
carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Telephone: 
(914) 606-6790
Person of contact: 
Prof. Carlo Sclafani
(09:10 AM )
Wednesday
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“Antony and Cleopatra” as part of Italy at Columbia lecture series.

Italian Academy at Columbia University, NY,

Guest Speaker: Prof. James Shapiro.

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.

  Event will be held in The Italian Academy's Teatro.

 Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Academy at Columbia University
Website: 
http://italianacademy.columbia.edu
E-Mail: 
Aj211@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 854-8942
Person of contact: 
Allison Jeffrey
(11:20 AM )
Thursday
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The Theatre of Luigi Pirandello and the Issue of Subaternity in “Questa sera si recita a soggetto”

Stony Brook University, Humanities Building Room 3020, NY,

Presentation by Guillaume Bernardi, Associate Professor in Drama Studies at York University (Toronto).

He will be visiting the Stony Brook Music Department to assist with coaching singers for the Opera Guild's April Production of Cavalli's Eliogabalo.

Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University.

Stony Brook University, Humanities Building Room 3020.

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University
Website: 
http://www.italianstudies.org
Telephone: 
(631) 632-7444
Person of contact: 
Jo Fusco
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Friday
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A Vocal Performance by the "CoroAnaRoma" choir at La Scuola D'Italia Gugliemo Marconi.

La Scuola D'Italia Gugliemo Marconi, NY,

La Scuola D'Italia "Gugliemo Marconi", L'Associazione Nazionale Alpini Sezione di New York, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY, the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee - NY, Inc., the Columbus Citizens Foundation, The Gaetano Filangieri Philosophical Society, the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) of Greater New York invite you to a vocal performance of CoroAnaRoma, the Rome Chapter of the Associazione Nazionale Alpini Choir.

The Choir Coroanaroma" (choir of the Associazione Nazionale Alpini, Rome chapter) was founded in 1963, under the musical direction of Lamberto Pietropoli, an extremely ingenious musician whose arrangements never betray the fact that he was originally an amateur; those who met Pietropoli used to say that he was able to make even stones sing in chorus.

This concert if FREE and open to teh public. Please RSVP by March 17, 2010

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
La Scuola D'italia
E-Mail: 
joan.migliori@qc.cuny.edu
Telephone: 
212 642 2094
Person of contact: 
Joan Migliori
(06:00 PM )
Monday
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The Solitude of Prime Numbers. Book presentation with author Paolo Giordano and Antonio Monda (NYU)

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

A stunning meditation on solitude, love, and the weight of childhood experience, The Solitude of Prime Numbers explores the loneliness of being human, and how those who suffer it to the extreme survive.

Just twenty-seven years old, Paolo Giordano recently completed his doctorate in particle physics. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his first novel, has sold over one million copies in his native Italy and has been translated into more than thirty languages worldwide. He is the youngest winner of Italy's premier literary award, the Premio Strega, and has been called "a promising hope for the future of Italian literature" by Britain's The Independent. Book will be on sale.

FREE and open to the public.  

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`, NYU
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
(06:00 PM )
Thursday
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Opening of Art Exhibition: Matteo Montani at the Casa Italiana.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

Exhibition of works by MATTEO MONTANI

On view through April 29 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

Curated by Isabella del Frate Rayburn Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar

Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
( 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM )
Thursday
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Mind the Bridge: Gran Finale, New York City. An event at the Consulate General of Italy

Consulate General of Italy, NY,
This year's silicon valley road show, during which the winner's Mind the Bridge's annual business plan competition for the best Italian innovative ideas pitch venture capitalists and receive mentoring services for experienced managers, will for the frist time be followed by a stop in New York, where the selected entrepeneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas to potential investors from the greater New York area.

A speed-networking session will follow presentations by companies such as Andant, Echolight, Fluismesh Network, and much more.

Admission is FREE but on a first come basis-seating is LIMITED. RSVP by March 18 with Richard Fishler.  

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Trade Commission, Consulate General of Italy in New York
E-Mail: 
rfishler@italtrade.com
Telephone: 
212-848-0327
Person of contact: 
RIchard Fishler
( 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM )
Sunday
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Historical Eyewear Exhibition by Italian Trade Commission

Vanderbilt Hall, NY,

The Italian Trade Commission-ICE and the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers' Association-ANFAO are pleased to announce an eyewear retrospective that is taking place in Vanderbilt Hall(r) in Grand Central Terminal: "Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future: The history of eyeglasses from their invention in Italy to the latest trends." The exhibit will be on display from March 19 to March 23

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Trade Commission, ANFAO
( 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM )
Tuesday
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A New Italy in New York: From Pizza to PhD, from Dante to DNA. A lecture with Consul General Francesco M. Talo`

CUNY Graduate Center, The Segal Theatre, NY,

The European Union Studies Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, and The European Union Center of New York invite you to a lecture by Consul General Francesco Maria Talo` and co-panelists Professor Anthony J. Tamburri of The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and Mrs. Valentina Petricciuolo, Chief of the Investment Desk of the Italian Trade Commission in New York:

A New Italy in New York: From Pizza to PhD, from Dante to DNA

Seating is limited. Open to the public. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

This event is a part of the EUSC Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
E-Mail: 
eusc@cuny.edu
Telephone: 
212-817-2053/51
(05:30 PM )
Wednesday
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An Evening of Italian Opera Arias featuring Luciano Lamonarca: an Orthopaedic Cancer Benefit Concert.

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital - the Wintergarden, NY,

The Columbia University Center for Orthopaedic Research proudly presents:

Tenor Luciano Lamonarca with singers Valentina Popa, Alessandra Belloni, and pianist Asami Tamura in an evening of Italian Opera Arias for cancer patients, families and friends.

Hosted by Franic Y. Lee, M.D.

Sponsored by Columbia University - the Center for Orthopaedic Research, and the Puglia Center of America.

DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. Please send donations to: The Center for Orthopaedic Research Columbia University Medical Center 650 West 168 St., BB 14-1412

OR FOR DONATIONS, CONTACT KATHRYN KENNEDY AT 212-305-7965 OR kmk2128@columbia.edu OR visit www.childrensorthopaedic.com/donation.html New York, NY 10032

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Website: 
http://www.pugliacenterofamerica.com/news&eventi-ing.html
E-Mail: 
kmk2148@columbia.edu
Telephone: 
212-305-7965
Person of contact: 
Kathryn Kennedy
(06:00 PM )
Friday
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Presenation of The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Italian Cultural Institute of New York, NY,

Riccardo Viale, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to invite you to a presentation of The Ides of March, by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Meet the writer, who will be presenting his historical novel, a new political thriller that is set in the tempestuous final days of Julius Caesar's Imperial Rome.

Free and open to the public.

Please call to RSVP.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Website: 
http://iccnewyork.esteri.iic_newyork
Telephone: 
212 879 4242 ext. 361
( 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM )
Thursday
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European Science Series: Opportunities, support and networking for researchers in the USA

Consulate General of Italy, NY,

You are codially invited to a          European Science Series

event co-organized by

EURAXESS Links USA, the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, ISSNAF and the Consulate General of Italy in NY

 

Transatlantic Mobility, Networking Opportunities and Support Mechanisms for the European Researchers in the United States:  

The Italian Experience

This interactive event will explore various programs and mechanisms that have been established to support the European research diaspora in the United States. Different models of support programs both at the national and EU levels - will be introduced, and the ways in which those programs can help the community of European researchers in the US will be discussed. Part of the discussion will be focused on the Italian experience. Information about various opportunities for networking among European researchers in the US will be provided. The open discussion after the presentations will aim to explore opportunities for further internationalization of the European research enterprise, including research policies, programs supporting mobility, and opportunities for research diasporas to contribute to research and innovation in their home countries. Input will be sought from the event participants to identify initiatives that may increase such transatlantic involvement and additional potential issues that would need to be addressed in order to make transatlantic mobility of European researchers easier and more productive.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
ISSNAF
Website: 
http://www.issnaf.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=52&Itemid=99
E-Mail: 
delegation-usa-era@ec.europa.eu
(06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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ISSNAF SEMINARS. The Transformation of Industrial Organization in Italy. A conference at NYU.

New York University, Silver Center, Room 207, NY,

As part of ISSNAF seminars, you are cordially invited to:

The Transformation of Industrial Organization in Italy. A conference organized in collaboration with the New York University Department of Economics and the US Representative Office of the Bank of Italty.

With: Speaker, Matteo Buganelli, Bank of Italy. Commentator, Alessandrro Gavazza, PhD, NYU Stern Moderator, Alberto Bisin, PhD, NYU Stern

Please RSVP by March 20th. Open to the general public.

ABSTRACT:

Faced with the major changes that have reshaped the global economic landscape and with its legacy of structural problems, in the last decade Italy has suffered from low productivity growth rates. However, there are signs that the Italian productive system is reinventing itself. I present the results of an in-depth study of Italian non-financial firms, showing how a significant number have reacted to the challenges posed by the euro, new technologies and globalization, changing their productive structure and gaining competitiveness. This study reveals that there is a high degree of heterogeneity among firms, identifies the factors that will be crucial for future growth, and provides useful indications for economic policy.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
ISSNAF
Website: 
http://www.issnaf.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=52&Itemid=99
E-Mail: 
info@newyork.issnaf.org
( 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM )
Wednesday
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Genuinely Italian: Lecture on the History of Italian Cuisine in New York City.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

A lecture by John Mariani, food and travel correspondent for Esquire Magazine.

John Mariani, known as one of America's premier food writers, journalist and author of more than 10 books on food, wine & gastronomy, is a three-time James Beard Journalism Award nominee, and hailed by the Philadelphia Enquirer as "the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press". Mr. Mariani will present the fascinating history and development of Italian cuisine in New York City. He will then be joined in a discussion on the topic by one of the nation's most respected restaurateurs, Tony May, owner of  the SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar and Chairman of Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani.

This lecture will be conducted in English. Free and open to the public. There will be a Members Only wine reception at 6pm. For more information about the event and Mr. Mariani, visit CasaItalianaNYU.org

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8739
( 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM )
Tuesday
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EXTRA-ORDINARY LIFE

ONISHI GALLERY,
EXTRA-ORDINARY LIFE Curated by Stefania Carrozzini   March 30 - April 10, 2010  Opening Reception: Thursday, April 1, 6 -8 pm   Nicola Bortolussi, Pino Chimenti, Miriam De Berardis, Isa Di Battista Gorini, Barbro Eriksson, Franca Faccin, Claudio Martini, Shinichi Nakahata, Clara Scarampella Lombardi, Bruno Petronzi, Gianni Testa     Onishi Gallery is proud to present Extra-ordinary life" a group exhibition curated by Stefania Carrozzini, featured by eleven artists mostly from Italy. The exhibition is composed of 26 artworks: photographs, paintings, installations, sculptures, collages. The artists developed the idea of extra-ordinary life looking into the conflicts of contemporary culture and into their own personal experiences.   In this exhibition we can find different expressive languages, assemblages, works involving the transformation of non-art objects and materials into sculptures, urban landscapes and imaginary worlds in which anything can happen, fantastic atmospheres, new dimensions of reality and different ways of seeing the world which go beyond the visible: a search for the poetic meaning of nature and the strength of emotions through color and light. All of the artists focused on representing time and space where daily life events meet the mysteries and secrets of existence, the dialectic of life.   There is no doubt that we live a chaotic yet at the same time extra-ordinary life. The prefix "extra" separated by the hyphen stands for everything which goes beyond the ordinary, beyond the apparent banality of our existence until it reaches those boundless territories which touch the totality of man and of the universe. It is a thin line which divides the two dimensions, the two poles flow into each other. In everyday life, each individual is immersed in daily activities and habits. The role of the artist is to bring out the extra-ordinary, to upset this "everydayness" through creative thinking which produces energetic sparks able to shake up our common sense and reality. It is the capacity to see beyond the depths of our existence, to be amazed by the mystery of this world. It is the cathartic and purifying purpose of artistic imagination. It is the desire to continue to provoke in the spectator, nowadays so used to seeing too much and seeing badly, existential energy in its essence, a new joie de vivre.   Art intervenes to fill the gaping hole of human ennuie, of emptiness of the spirit. To be able to see in the fleeting moment of our daily life new, extra-ordinary horizons of the senses means to go beyond the visible, to look for that truth hiding in all the ephemera of our existence. Because the invisible harmony is superior to the visible, and the extra-ordinariness of life is not the exception, but the real potential which each of us harbors within.   By Stefania Carrozzini   The catalogue is available at the gallery.

For more information please visit our website at: www.onishigallery.com or contact Nana Onishi at info@onishigallery.com or at: 212.695.8035.

Organizing institution: 
stefania carrozzini
Website: 
http://www.onishigallery.com
E-Mail: 
stcarro@tin.it
Telephone: 
9172132875
Person of contact: 
Stefania Carrozzini , Nana Onishi
( 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM )
Monday
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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. A Lecture with Hasia Diner.

Judson Memorial Assembly Hall, NY,

Presented by the  Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Free and open to the public; reservations required.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
E-Mail: 
rsvp@gvshp.org
Telephone: 
212-475-9585 ext. 35
( 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM )
Thursday
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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire with a night of music and performance art.

Judson Church, NY,

This year marks the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwairst Fire, and a night of performance art and music will take place in reverence to the victims who perished in the disaster almost a century ago.

Please RSVP at email below. Free and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Triangle Fire Coalition
Website: 
http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/
E-Mail: 
rsvp@rememberthetrianglefire.org
(08:00 PM )
Friday
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Italian rock n' roll icon Edoardo Bennato performs at the Highline Ballroom, NYC.

Highline Ballroom, NY,

An exclusive NYC appearance: Edoardo Bennato live at the Highline Ballroom.

Tickets: $30 in advance or $35 on the night of the show. Order tickets through Ticketmaster.

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and Alitalia.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Massimo Gallotta Productions
Website: 
www.highlineballroom.com
Telephone: 
(212) 414-5994
(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
(02:00 PM )
Saturday
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“Pinocchio – A One Woman Show”. An original adaptation of the Italian tale.

Westchester Community College, TECH Auditorium (Parking Lot 8/11), NY,

Performing artist Stephanie Mita has created an original adaptation of the Italian tale Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

Ms. Mita interweaves elements of acting, movement and the spoken word to create an exciting telling of this classic story. A must see for the entire family ages six and up. 

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

FREE and open to the public.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Italian Club of Westchester Community College
E-Mail: 
carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu
Telephone: 
(914) 606-6790
Person of contact: 
Prof. Carlo Scalfani
(01:00 PM )
Saturday
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Tracing Italian American Immigrant History. A lecture.

Christ the King High School, NY,

Dr. Primeggia will lecture on the immigrant legacy which is a cultural imprint that continues the physical and social landscapes of our nation.

Sponsored by Bella Italia Mia, Inc.

Admission: Members - $5; Non-members - $7; open to the public

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Bella Italia Mia, Inc.
E-Mail: 
bellaitaliamia@mail.com
Telephone: 
(718) 426-1240
Person of contact: 
Diego Lodico
(08:00 PM )
Friday
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Shakespeare in Opera. Signature series.

The New Church, NY,

Showcases singers in excerpts from Hamlet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Sponsored by Chelsea Opera.

Performance will be held at The New Church.

Admission: $20; $12 Seniors and Students, or $25 and $15 at the door.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Chelsea Opera
Website: 
http://www.chelseaopera.org/events.html
E-Mail: 
ChelseaOpera@aol.com
Telephone: 
(212) 260-1796
Person of contact: 
Lynne Hayden-Findlay
( 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM )
Saturday
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Westchester Wine Experience at Pace.

Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville Campus, Pace University, NY,

Aries Wine and Spirits is coordinating wine tables for the event, featuring over 20 wine vendors and 100 wines to taste, and purchase. The cuisine of top Westchester restaurants will be served. The proceeds from this wine tasting and food pairing event will benefit the Food Bank of Westchester. Presented by the Rotary Club of Pleasantville.

Admission: $45 in advance; $50 at the door.

Sector: 
Cibo&Cucina/Food&Wine
Organizing institution: 
Rotary Club of Pleasantville
Website: 
http://www.westchesterwineexperience.com
Telephone: 
(914) 310-0739
(05:45 PM )
Wednesday
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Burrattini Cortesi's Arlecchino Lovesick. A Commedia dell'Arte Puppet Show.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo` NYU, NY,

After the Cortesi Family's successful tour of New York in Spring 2007, that included a sold out show at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University, they are back with a new show.

Arlecchino Lovesick includes some of the most well known Commedia dell'Arte characters and is the best example of classical Northern-Italian puppetry school.

Synopsis: The marquis of Almaviva is pursued by his creditors. Taking advice from his servant Brighella Cavicchio, he plans to marry Pantalone's daughter Smeraldina and use her dowry to pay his debts.  The news of the imminent wedding shocks Arlecchino, who becomes desperate to regain his beloved Smeraldina and seeks the help of his friend Gioppino Zaccalunga, who has just been diagnosed with a serious disease by the half-blind and stuttering Dr. Tartaglia. After a series of mishaps and funny situations, everything goes well and the comedy ends with a traditional masquerade ball.

Performance is in universally comprehensible Italian.

5.30-5.45 Casa MEMBERS & NYU community (with ID) priority seating 5.45-6.00 general admission NO RSVP

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`, NYU
Website: 
http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/
E-Mail: 
casa.italiana@nyu.edu
Telephone: 
(212) 998-8739
( 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM )
Monday
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Puppet performance at La Scuola d'Italia G. Marconi

La Scuola d'Italia Gugliemo Marconi, NY,

Puppet Performance by the Cortesi famliy for students in grades 2-8, parents and Friends of La Scuola community.

Please RSVP via email or telephone.

Sector: 
Altro/Other
Organizing institution: 
La Scuola d'italia
E-Mail: 
develop@lascuoladitalia.org
Telephone: 
(212) 369 4433
( 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM )
Thursday
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ONE: a year in New York. Anniversary party and week long exhibition at the Randall Scott Gallery.

Randall Scott Gallery, NY,

The Randall Scott Gallery will host a special one week exhibition of artists featuring: Renato D'Agostin, Chris Anthony, Nathan Baker, Marco Delogu, Jenny Okun and many, many others.

The exhibition will run from April 1-8, with a special anniversary party on April 1st.

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Randall Scott Gallery
Website: 
http://www.randallscottgallery.com/
Telephone: 
212-796-2190
(09:30 PM )
Thursday
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Gianmaria Testa's Feral Songs of Love, Loss and Politics. Concert at Joe's Pub, NYC.

Joe's Pub, NY,

There will be a live performance by Italian musician Gianmaria Testa, who sings about lost loves, masses of huddled immigrants and quirky characters, all rendered in a tango-infused and bossa mixed sound.

Admission: $20 For tickets please visit: www.joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555 between 10am-9pm "Gianmaria Testa's gravelly, nicotine infused voice often reminds listeners of legendary cabarettista Paolo Conte. Both hail from Italy's northwestern Piedmont region, and both write timeless, bittersweet songs drawing on a sophisticated palette of sounds, including tango blues and bossa nova. But where Conte's muse is baroque and exuberant, Testa's work is resolutely intimate, as insidious as a twilight fog and as beguiling as the touch of silk...there's something about the simplicity of guitar and melodica that best shows off the earthy warmth of this extraordinary artist, whose smoky tones and beautifully crafted melodies always find their way straight to the heart." -Time Out NY

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Joe's Pub
Website: 
http://www.joespub.com
E-Mail: 
info@joespub.com
Telephone: 
212-967-7555
(10:30 AM )
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Saturday
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ART EXHIBITION: "Palladio and his Legacy: a Transatlantic Journey"

The Morgan Library and Museum, NY,

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey features thirty-one original Palladio drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects. These exquisite drawings, which were exhibited only once before in America and never in New York, will be on view to the public for the first time in over thirty years. They are being presented with rare architectural texts to illustrate the journey from Italy to North America of Palladio's design principles of proportion, harmony, and beauty.

Palladio's work has significantly impacted American architecture from colonial times to the present day. Focusing on the artist's original drawings and following the trajectory of his ideas, the show also traces the story of American Palladianism. The drawings are supported by numerous architectural models. Three large examplesthe Pantheon, Villa Rotunda, and Jefferson's unrealized design for the White Houseprogrammatically illustrate the journey from Rome to America. Smaller models along with rare architectural texts and pattern books, through which Palladio's ideas were primarily transmitted, reinforce the themes of the exhibition.

On display from April 2nd-August 1st, 2010.

The exhibition is organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust, London, in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Plaster models are by Timothy Richards. Hours The Morgan Library & Museum and the Morgan Shop are open Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission $12 Adults $8 Children (under 16) $8 Seniors (65 and over) $8 Students (with current ID)

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
The Morgan Library and Museum
Website: 
http://www.themorgan.org/home.asp
Telephone: 
(212) 685-0008
(04:30 PM )
Thursday
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Arlecchino Malato d'Amore performed by the Cortesi family in Hoboken, NJ.

Hoboken Shelter, St. John's Church, NY,

A special presentation by the Cortesi family in the tradition of Italian puppetry.

This show will benefit the Hoboken Shelter with a suggested donation of $10 for admission.

After the Cortesi Family's successful tour of New York in Spring 2007, that included a sold out show at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University, they are back with a new show.

Arlecchino Lovesick includes some of the most well known Commedia dell'Arte characters and is the best example of classical Northern-Italian puppetry school.

Synopsis: The marquis of Almaviva is pursued by his creditors. Taking advice from his servant Brighella Cavicchio, he plans to marry Pantalone's daughter Smeraldina and use her dowry to pay his debts.  The news of the imminent wedding shocks Arlecchino, who becomes desperate to regain his beloved Smeraldina and seeks the help of his friend Gioppino Zaccalunga, who has just been diagnosed with a serious disease by the half-blind and stuttering Dr. Tartaglia. After a series of mishaps and funny situations, everything goes well and the comedy ends with a traditional masquerade ball.

Performance is in universally comprehensible Italian.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
( 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM )
Saturday
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The Cortesi family presents a puppetry workshop, hosted by the Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum, NY,

Please join the Cortesi family as they present a workshop on puppetry. Children from first grade to fifth grade will get to design their own paper puppets. The suggested donation is  $10.

Call 201-656-2240 to reserve a place in the workshop. Parental supervision is required for the children's workshop.

Sector: 
Cultura/Culture
Organizing institution: 
Hoboken Historical Museum
Website: 
http://www.hobokenmuseum.org
Telephone: 
201-656-2240