COLUMBUS DAY MEET-UP

   Join us for a MEET-UP on COLUMBUS DAY, Mon­day, Octo­ber 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM. at

   CALABRIA’S RESTAURANT, 588 South Liv­ingston Avenue, Liv­ingston, NJ 07039

An evening to social­ize, have inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions, eat deli­cious food!

THE MENU

Appe­tizer — moz­zarella cap­rese & bruschetta

Pasta Selec­tion — penne filetto di pomodoro

Entree — choice of pollo marsala, pollo francese, egg­plant parmigiana 

(served with chef’s choice of potato & vegetable)

Dessert — brown­ies & cookies

Bev­er­ages — cof­fee, tea & soda

COST:  $40.00 p.p. (gra­tu­ity included) 

Call to reserve — 73–571.1995 or e-mail:  info@ciiac.org

(reser­va­tion dead­line — 10/6/16)

Mail your check to:  The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture

411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Ste. 5

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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COLUMBUS DAY MEET-UP

SAVE THE DATEDINNER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT

COLUMBUS DAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

7:00 PM

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!

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EARTHQUAKE DONATIONS

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY.  DONATIONS MAY BE SENT TO THE:

ITALIAN RED CROSS

VIA TOSCANO 1200187

ROME, ITALY

Indi­cate on the check:  Ter­re­moto Cen­tro Italia

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CALENDAR OF EVENTSFALL 2016

LOOKING AHEAD TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE FALL!

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 25 — “The Evo­lu­tion of Ital­ian Cui­sine in America”

Loca­tion:  The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture

              411 Pomp­ton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove

TIME:  3:00 PM

Reser­va­tions and pay­ment are required in advance.  

Mem­bers:  $10.00;     Non-members:  $12.00

To reserve call 973.571.1995 or e-mail: info@ciiac.org

Our fea­tured speaker will be Mary Ann Cas­tronovo Fusco.  Her pre­sen­ta­tion will cen­ter around “what con­sti­tutes gen­uine Ital­ian cook­ing and how it has evolved over time on both sides of the Atlantic.  She will dis­cuss the ori­gins of some of the most beloved Ital­ian hol­i­day culi­nary tra­di­tions.  Ms. Fusco is an award-winning food writer who has been pub­lished in the New York Times, the New York Daily News and The Star-Ledger.  For­mer senior edi­tor of Atten­zione mag­a­zine, she is cur­rently editor-in-chief of a busi­ness jour­nal pub­lished by John Wiley & Sons, and a con­trib­u­tor to New Jer­sey Monthly mag­a­zine.  In 2010, she received a Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award from the Ital­ian Trade Com­mis­sion for endur­ing com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to Ital­ian food.

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ITALIAN CONVERSATION CLASSES 

Classes (Inter­me­di­ate) will begin Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 14, 2016 — 7:30 — 8:30 PM.

Classes (Begin­ner) — Date & time to be determined

Classes are taught by highly qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced instructors.

Classes will be held at The Cen­ter, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove. 

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UPDATE  –  RE:  GELATO SOCIAL

GELATO SOCIALMONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

THEGELATO SOCIALHAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED YOU.

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SCHOOL WILL BE OVER SOON!  COME AND CELEBRATE WITH A GELATO SOCIAL”            

WHO DOESN’T LOVE GELATO?  WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN A REFRESHING TREAT OF GELATO, STRAWBERRIES, WHIPPED CREAM!

AGE RANGE:  5 — 9 YEARS OLD

A spe­cial evening has been planned for chil­dren.  This will not only be a fun event, but also a learn­ing expe­ri­ence.   Chil­dren will learn some com­mon Ital­ian words and phrases.  

Skip dessert at home and join us!  The fun begins at 7:00 pm.

Chil­dren: $5.00

Adults:  mem­bers — $8.00 // non-members:  $10.00

Every­one gets to eat gelato, not only the children!

We will be raf­fling off a cus­tom designed tote bag with all kinds of Ital­ian prod­ucts in it!

 Reserve early!

Call The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Cul­ture @ 973.571.1995 or

e-mail:  info@ciiac.org

This will be held at The Cen­ter, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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REGIONAL GOURMET DINNERPIEMONTESE CUISINE

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JOIN US FOR A REGIONAL GOURMET DINNER FEATURING THE CUISINE OF PIEMONTE ITALY

WE HAVE PLANNED A DELICIOUS DINNER AT:

ED ZAZZALI’S DIAMOND SPRING RESTAURANT

35 EVERGREEN AVENUE, NUTLEY, NJ

THE CHEF WILL PREPARE A SUMPTUOUS AND AUTHENTIC DINNER!  THE RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE FROM THIS PARTICULAR AREA OF ITALY!

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016

1:00 — 5:00 PM.

MEMBERS:  $60.00      NON-MEMBERS:  $65.00 (price includes wine and gratuities)

Pay­ment Required In Advance!  Reser­va­tion dead­line — June 7th

For info and to reserve call 973.571.1995 or e-mail:  info@ciiac.org

The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture

411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Ste. 5, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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A TRIP TO OPERATIC ITALY

An Audio Visual Pre­sen­ta­tion by Lou Barella

Dur­ing the sum­mer of 2009, Lou made a trip to Italy.  While there he went to the places impor­tant in the lives of Giuseppe Verdi (Bus­seto, LeRon­cole, Sant Agata and Milano) and Gia­como Puc­cini (Torre del Lago, Lucca and Viareg­gio), as well as the Teatri dell’Aperto in Verona, at Torre del Lago and at the Baths of Cara­calla.  This pre­sen­ta­tion is a pic­to­r­ial sou­venir of that trip accom­pa­nied by the oper­atic music of these two great com­posers.  It is not just a typ­i­cal “trav­elog” but a mar­riage of pic­tures and appro­pri­ate music for each beau­ti­ful loca­tion.  Lou will share these beau­ti­ful mem­o­ries with you.  Come along on this musi­cal trip!

Thurs­day, June 2 at 7 pm.

Loca­tion:  The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture

411 Pomp­ton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Pay­ment & reg­is­tra­tion required in advance!

Light refresh­ments will be served!

Mem­bers — $8.00    Non-members — $10.00

Call 973.571.1995 to reg­is­ter or e-mail:  info@ciiac.org

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CANCELLATION OF PROGRAMPROFESSOR SUE TARDIMAY 22, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The pre­sen­ta­tion by Pro­fes­sor Tardi, sched­uled for Thurs­day, May 26, 2016 has been can­celled.  The pro­fes­sor is unavail­able.  The pro­gram will be re-scheduled for the fall.

We regret any incon­ve­nience this may have caused you.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  WE HAVE PLANNED SOME VERY EXCITING EVENTS FOR YOU!  RESERVE EARLY!

Ital­ian Con­ver­sa­tion Classes (begin­ner), Tues­day, May 17.  Tues­day evenings.  Course is taught by a highly qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced instruc­tor.  Classes meet Tues­day evenings from 7:00 — 8:00 pm.  Mem­bers:  $125   Non-members:  $175 

Bobby Valli Per­for­mance, Sun­day May 22 — “Jer­sey Leg­ends”- Music of the 50s, 60s, 70s. Bobby Valli is the brother of Frankie Valli.  Take a trip down mem­ory lane!  $30.00 pp.  Time:  3:00 — 6:00 pm.  Refresh­ments will be served.

Sue Tardi, a soci­ol­ogy pro­fes­sor at William Pater­son Uni­ver­sity, presents a topic of inter­est — “Ital­ian Cul­ture — Saliency or Extinc­tion.”  Thurs­day, May 26, 7:00 PM. at The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Cul­ture, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ.

Pre­sen­ta­tion by Lou Bar­rella, Music Edu­ca­tor & recip­i­ent of the Dr. Leonard Cov­ello Life­time Achieve­ment Award from The Ital­ian Teach­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to Ital­ian cul­ture.  Topic — “Trip to Oper­atic Italy” — an Audio Visual pre­sen­ta­tion.  Takes place at The Cen­ter.  Thurs­day, June 2 at 7:00 PM.

Fee for both pre­sen­ta­tions:  mem­ber:  $8.00   non-member:  $10.00

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Gelato Social — Mon­day, June 27, 7:00 PM.  Age range:  5–9 years old.  What could be bet­ter than Gelato, Straw­ber­ries & Whipped Cream?  This is not only a fun event, but also a learn­ing expe­ri­ence.  Chil­dren will learn some com­mon Ital­ian words and phrases.  Chil­dren:  $5.00.  Adults:  mem­bers — $8.00 // non-members:  $10.00.  We’ll be raf­fling off a tote bag with all kinds of Ital­ian prod­ucts in it!  COME & ENJOY!

A REGIONAL GOURMET DINNER — Sun­day, June 12 from 1:00 — 5:00 pm.  Spe­cial­ties of Piemon­tese cui­sine will be fea­tured at Ed Zazzali’s Dia­mond Spring Restau­rant, Nut­ley, NJ.  Price includes wine and gra­tu­ities.  Member-$60  non-member-$65.

Call with ques­tions you may have about any of the above events.  Reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment for these events is required in advance.  

The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Culture

411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Ste. 5, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

tel:  975.571.1995    e-mail:  info@ciiac.org      www.ciiac.org

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROMOTING AND PRESERVING THE MAGNIFICENT AND UNIQUE CULTURE OF ITALY!

Inquire about becom­ing a mem­ber of The Cen­ter for Ital­ian & Ital­ian Amer­i­can Cul­ture.  Our mem­ber­ship fees are rea­son­able; mem­bers receive dis­counts to pro­grams, events and dinners.

 

 

 

 

 

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