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February 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
Wednesday
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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
(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
(10:00 AM )
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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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 )
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
(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
(06:00 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
( 06:30 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
(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
(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
(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
( 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
(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
(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
(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
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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
(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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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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
( 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM )
Sunday
Monday
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Friday
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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
( 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
( 06:30 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
(08:00 PM )
Tuesday
Wednesday
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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