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"New York’s Italian American Community Calendar"

(October 28, 2007)
By John D. Calandra Italian American Instute - Queens College of The City University of New York (October 28 through November 11, 2007)


October 29, 2007 (Monday) 8:00 am

Free Mammograms – Sponsored by Council Member James Vacca

An opportunity for underinsured women to get their yearly mammogram. Please call to make an appointment.

Sponsored by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation.

985 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx

Admission: free

Contact: Women’s Outreach Network (800) 564-6868

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 12:15 pm

Discovering the Regions of Italy

Travelogues will highlight several regions in Italy for planning a trip or reliving a past experience, Florence and Rome are the cities that will be highlighted. Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing

Admission: free

Contact: Joseph Grosso (718) 997-5769

joseph.grosso@qc.cuny.edu

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 12:15 pm

Fellini’s 8 1/2

Federico Fellini’s great comic fantasy in the genre of autographic filmmaking. The movie director (Marcello Mastroianni), at the peak of his career, is unable to find inspiration to begin a new production. He escapes from the pressures of reality and retreats to the safety of his personal fantasies, where he finds the true meaning of life.

Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing

Admission: free

Contact: Joseph Grosso (718) 997-5769

joseph.grosso@qc.cuny.edu

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 1:30 pm

Classic Italian Film Comedies

Film showing of CIAO PROFESSORE, a Lina Wertmuller film describing teacher/student relationships/problems in

Southern Italy...delightful human interest film. Discussion led by Irene Porco

Sponsored by Harborfields Public Library.

Harborfields, Long Island

31 Broadway, Greenlawn, N. Y. 11740

Admission: free

Contact: Irene Porco Eckert (631) 423-2313

hurreck@aol.com

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 6:00 pm

A Prince Named Totò

Inauguration of the exhibit displaying more than 50 documents including original film posters, manuscripts and personal photographs coming directly from the De Curtis family archive, that reveal the entire creative spectrum of a genius named Antonio De Curtis a.k.a. Totò, Screen and Stage Actor, Composer and Poet. Curated by Diana De Curtis, Toto’s granddaughter, and Laura Caparrotti. Followed by the screening of Are We Men or Corporals? (Siamo uomini o caporali?) by Camillo Mastrocinque, cowritten by Totò. The series is presented in conjunction with 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Sponsored by New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

24 West 12th Street, Manhattan

Admission: free

Contact: (212) 998-8739

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/casaitaliana

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 6:00 pm

Gian Antonio Stella presents his latest book: La casta (Rizzoli 2007)

This is part of Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo.

Italian Cultural Institute

686 Park Avenue, Manhattan

Contact: (212) 879-4242, ext.376

http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it

October 29, 2007 (Monday) 7:00 pm

Professor Joseph Tusiani

The Montfort Academy is proud to continue The Lawrence E. Auriana Distinguished Speaker Series with International Classicist and Latin Scholar Professor Joseph Tusiani, “Rident stolidi verba Latina” Beyond Romance: Why Latin Lives and Still is the Lingua Franca. A wine and cheese reception will follow Professor Tusiani’s talk. Please RSVP.

The Montfort Academy

99 Valley Road, Katonah

Contact: (914) 767-0325

http://www.themontfortacademy.org

October 30, 2007 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm

Special Halloween Banquet

Enjoy an evening of tricks and treats as you dine, and don’t forget your costume! Costume attire.

Italian Culinary Center

302 Fifth Avenue at 31st Street, ninth floor, Manhattan

Admission: $100

Contact: (212) 725-8764 ext. 15

daniel@italiancookingandliving.com

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com

October 30, 2007 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm

Alessandro Piperno participates in “Europeans Behaving Badly”

Within the “New Literature from Europe” project, together with four other writers. Presented by Czech Cultural Center, Goethe Institute, Cervantes Institute, Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. This is part of Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo.

Instituto Cervantes

Contact: (212) 308-7720 ext. 119

events@cervantes.org

October 30, 2007 (Tuesday) 7:30 pm

“Garibaldino” – The Essence of Giuseppe Garibaldi

Cultural presentation focusing on the Man, Adventurer and Hero of the two Worlds, by Ben V. Scannella, Italian American Professor and Editor of L’Esperienza Magazine.

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Society at Farmingdale.

Ellsworth Allen Park Pavilion

Motor Avenue, Farmingdale

Admission: free

Contact: Louise Lagatta (516) 822-3461

LmLagatta@juno.com

October 30, 2007 (Thursday) 7:30 pm

A Literary Evening

Paola Corso, author of Giovann’s, Patricia Santangleo, co-editor of Lucky Corner by Betty Santangelo and Porf. Paolo Palombo will highlight the literary accomplishement of these remarkable women. Refreshments will be served.

Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Belmont Branch of the New York Public Library

Admission: Free

610 East 186th Street, Bronx

Contact: Frances Fusco (718) 590-5665

October 31, 2007 (Wednesday) 11:15 am

Enrico Caruso: Voice of the Century – Italian Cultural Film

This documentary, produced in 2001 for Biography by A&E Television Networks, profiles the life of this legendary tenor from his birth in Naples in 1873 through his career with the Metropolitan Opera House. Rare footage and exclusive interviews go beyond the myths to bring his story to life.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room 100

75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla

Admission: free

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

October 31, 2007 (Wednesday) 12:15 to1:30 pm

A Feast of Tongues: Italy’s Literary Dialects

President Muyskens warmly invites all students, faculty and staff to the second Presidential Roundtable of the semester. Professor Hermann Haller, Queens College European Languages & Literature will examine Italy’s unique literary treasures which exist in a myriad of dialects from many places rich in cultural and linguistic diversity. Originating in the Renaissance, dialect literature has experienced a revival in recent decades, while spoken dialects are losing ground in form and use. Lovers of language and literature will enjoy this Roundtable. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and refreshments will be provided. Q & A to follow discussion. Please RSVP by Monday, October 29 to the Events Office at ext. 7-5559 or by e-mail to QC.Pres.EventsRSVP@qc.cuny.edu. Please indicate “Haller Roundtable.”

Queens College

Q-Side Lounge in Dining Hall (formerly F&S Lounge)

Admission: free

October 31, 2007 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm

Hands-on-Class: Gnocchi Night

Learn how to make a variety of gnocchi dishes from scratch. Casual attire.

Italian Culinary Center

302 Fifth Avenue at 31st Street, ninth floor, Manhattan

Admission: $95

Contact: (212) 725-8764 ext. 15

daniel@italiancookingandliving.com

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com

October 31, 2007 (Wednesday) 10:00 am, 3:00 pm, 8:30 pm

ITALICS, The Italian American Magazine

ITALICS, monthly Italian American TV magazine program focuses on many of the events that comprise the Italian Heritage and Culture Month 2007 celebrations. Hosted by Dr. Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY.

Sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY and CUNY-TV.

CUNY TV channel 75 - Time Warner Cable; channel 77 - RCN TV

Contact: William Schempp (212) 642-2044

William.Schempp@qc.cuny.edu

Conferences

November 1 – 3, 2007

American Italian Historical Association (AIHA)

The 40th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association will taker place in Denver, Colorado at the Adam's Mark Hotel and the Denver Public Library

For more information, consult the following website: http://www.aihaweb.org

November 3, 2007 (Saturday) 10:00 am

Ellis Island - Conference on History of Sicilian Emigration to the United States

Presentations and commentaries will be given by representatives of the region of Sicily and U.S. political figures. Featuring ceremonies inaugurating the Ellis Island Exhibition: Sicilian Crossing and Derived Communities. A display of 104 panel posters depicting the history of Sicilian emigration. Exhibition opening is at 12:30 pm in the Dormitory Gallery, 3rd floor. Wine tasting by Istituto Siciliano della Vite del Vino at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room, 3rd floor. There will be a screening of Nuovomondo by Emanuele Crialese at 2:00 pm in Theatre 1, discussed by the director and Prof. Marcello Saija, University of Messina. Organized by Regione Siciliana, On. Dott. Santi Formica; avv. Giovanni Bologna; ing. Michele Augugliaro and Prof. Marcello Saija. Co sponsors: Stony Brook University-Center for Italian Studies; Order Sons of Italy in America, The Garibaldi Meucci Museum; Università di Messina and Filicudi Associates.

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 6:00 pm

“Prisoners in Paradise”

Directed by Camilla Calamandrei. During World War II more than 51,000 Italian soldiers were brought to the United States as prisoners of war. This documentary traces the previously untold story of these young men, their romances and friendships with American women, and their significant but unrecognized contribution to the Allied war effort. Including rare period footage of POW camps. Ultimately the film offers a provocative meditation on the meaning of national identity in times of peace and war. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Peter Vellon, Queens College. 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, CUNY TV with a generous grant from the National Italian American Foundation.

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, Suite 1400, Manhattan

Admission: free (registration is required)

Contact: (212) 642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

www.qc.edu/calandra

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm

Luigi Fontanella Reads from Land of Time: Selected Poems 1972-2003

Luigi Fontanella moves between countries as an Italian who has lived in the United States for many years but returns often to his native land. In this collection, he draws on his experience in both countries. Fontanella’s poetry is rooted in both a profound critical awareness of the labor of poetry and a wide embrace of life’s labors and joys. 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 (registration is required)

Contact: (212) 642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

November 8, 2007 (Thursday) 7:00 pm

Reading and Book Signing

Bordighera Poetry Prize • Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation

Book presentation of the 2006 winner, Emily Ferrara” The Alchemy of Grief (2007), translated into Italian by Sabine Pascarelli as L’alchemia del dolore. Also present will be the 2007 winner. The Bordighera Poetry Prize is generously sponsored by the Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation. Reading, reception, and book signing.

Sponsored by Bordighera Press.

Calandra Institute, Queens College/CUNY

25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10036

Admission: free

Contact: Daniela Gioseffi (718) 643-3837

daniela@tellurian.net

www.italianamericanpoets.com

November 1, 2007 (Thursday) 5:00 pm

Sumptuous Sicilian Specialties – Italian Pastry Making

Hands on cooking and dining experience with Giovanna Bellia La Marca author of Sicilian Feasts. Prepare anise biscotti, zeppole, cassata Siciliana, then indulge your sweet tooth as you share the sweets with the class.

Sponsored by the College of Saint Elizabeth.

2 Convent Road, Morristown, New Jersey

Admission: $49 (code: 286)

Contact: (973) 443-9222

http://www.cse.edu

http://www.theadultschool.org

November 1, 2007 (Thursday) 6:30 pm

Major Dominic S. Gentile – World War II

Learn about why Gen. Eisenhower called Major Dominick S. Gentile a one man air force. Enjoy a four-course meal.

Sponsored by the Circolo da Vinci Italian-American Organization.

Miraggio’s Restaurant

Triangle Shopping Center, Yorktown Heights

Admission: $30

Contact: Dorothea LaScala (914) 245-2316

wdlascala!email@aol.com

November 1, 2007 (Thursday) 8:00 pm

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Lecture by Carolyn Balducci.

Sponsored by the Italian American Lecture Series/Hofstra.

Cultural Center Theater, Hofstra University

Hempstead

Admission: free

Contact: Stanislao Pugliese (516) 463-5611

stanislao.pugliese@hofstra.edu

November 1 and 3, 2007

Another Night of Opera! Wine and Food Pairing from Venice

Lauren Ciardullo returns to host a theatrical collage of Italian music, opera and culture entitled, “Vissi D;Arte” (Live for Art). Maestro Roberto Merelli from Venice is one of a few remaining artists to still paint “en plain air” and is well known as a painter of Venetian panoramas and drawings.

Sponsored by FIERI Bronx Westchester.

One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe

fieribronxwest@aol.com

November 2, 2007 (Friday) 6:00 pm

The Sea of the “Terze pagine”

Conversation with Gloria Satta, Il Messaggero; Luigi Saitta, TG1; Riccardo Chiaberge, Il Sole 24 ore. This is part of Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo.

Italian Cultural Institute

686 Park Avenue, Manhattan

Contact: (212) 879-4242, ext.365

http://www.iicnewyork.esteri.it

November 2, 2007 (Friday) 6:30 pm

La Dolce Vita

Screening and interpretation of the profound film by the legendary director Federico Fellini in the greatest period of his career. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. Professor Giuseppe Spedaliere from White Plains High School will engage the audience in a discussion of the film and a special reception will be offered during intermission. The film is in Italian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.

One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe

Admission: Members $20; Non-members $25

Contact: Geoffrey Claroni (914) 771-9119

programs@wiccny.org

http://www.wiccny.org

November 2, 2007 (Friday) 8:00 pm

La Traviate by Giuseppe Verdi

Opening night. There is also a complimentary pre-curtain talk by Maestro Joseph Pucciatti at 7:00 pm with fascinating background information about Alexandre Dumas, Marie Duplessis, Giuseppe Verdi and La Traviata.

Sponsored by Boheme Opera New Jersey.

Richardson Auditorium

Contact: LaTanya McNeil (609) 581-7200

http://www.bohemeopera.com

November 2, 3, 4, 2007 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 pm

Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 3, 2007 (Saturday) 10:00 am

Ellis Island - Conference on History of Sicilian Emigration to the United States

Presentations and commentaries will be given by representatives of the region of Sicily and U.S. political figures. Featuring ceremonies inaugurating the Ellis Island Exhibition: Sicilian Crossing and Derived Communities. A display of 104 panel posters depicting the history of Sicilian emigration. Exhibition opening is at 12:30 pm in the Dormitory Gallery, 3rd floor. Wine tasting by Istituto Siciliano della Vite del Vino at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room, 3rd floor. There will be a screening of Nuovomondo by Emanuele Crialese at 2:00 pm in Theatre 1, discussed by the director and Prof. Marcello Saija, University of Messina. Organized by Regione Siciliana, On. Dott. Santi Formica; avv. Giovanni Bologna; ing. Michele Augugliaro and Prof. Marcello Saija. Co sponsors: Stony Brook University-Center for Italian Studies; Order Sons of Italy in America, The Garibaldi Meucci Museum; Università di Messina and Filicudi Associates.

November 3, 2007 (Saturday) 10:00 am

Tour of Ellis Island

Ceremonies inaugurating the Ellis Island Exhibition: Sicilian Crossing and Derived Communities. A display of 104 panel posters depicting the history of Sicilian emigration. Presentations and commentaries by representatives of the region of Sicily and U.S. political figures. Price includes coach and boat to Ellis Island.

Departure at 8:30 am from Westchester Community College, Parking Lot 1, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla

Admission: $35

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

November 3, 2007 (Saturday) 10:00 am

Ellis Island

Ceremonies inaugurating the Ellis Exhibition: Sicilian Crossing and Derived Communities. A display of 104 panel posters depicting the history of Sicilian emigration. Presentations and commentaries by representatives of the region of Sicily and U.S. political figures. The Center for Italian Studies, as a co-sponsor of this event, has arranged for transportation to and from this event. Bus pick up from three Long Island points: Middle Country Library Parking Lot, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach at 6:30 am; LIE Park and Ride Lot on Commack Road at 6:50 am; and Nassau County’s Christopher Morley Park Entrance Lot at 7:30 am.

Admission: $35

Contact: (631) 632-7444

http://www.italianstudies.org

November 3, 2007 (Saturday) 12:30 pm

IAWC Book Club Luncheon

Book club selection: Their Other Side, Six American Women & the Lure of Italy by Helen Barolini.

Sponsored by the Italian American Women’s Center, Inc.

Epiphany Restaurant

284 Glen Street, Glen Cove

Admission: $26

Contact: Connie DeCaro (516) 759-2199

iawcinc@yahoo.com

November 4, 2007 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Buon Compleanno Coro d’Italia!

The Coro d’Italia Singing and Dancing Ensemble will be celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary with a gala concert featuring an array of classic, folk and popular songs, regional dances and costuming. The Coro is America’s longest established ensemble dedicated solely to the Italian American musical tradition.

The Van Fossen Theater

447 Franklin Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Admission: $20, $15 – Senior Citizens, Students, Children

Contact: Della Romano (973) 743-0257

ditalianij@yahoo.com

November 4, 2007 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

“International Opera and Song Festival”

Regina Opera soloists will perform selections in many languages.

Sponsored by the Regina Opera Company.

Regina Hall

Corner of 65th Street and 12th Avenue, Brooklyn

Admission: $10; Teens - $5; Children - free

Contact: (718) 232-3555

http://www.reginaopera.org

November 4, 2007 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Contemporary Trends in Italian Theater

A journey through the different types of performances offered on the Italian stage: entertainment, new Italian plays, experimental theatre, works in dialect, musicals and operettas. A presentation with images and short readings of recent theatrical works, pictures of theatre halls, actors, playwrights, will be presented by Alberto Bentivoglio, professor at Milan Università degli Studi, curator of iconographic exhibition at Museo del Teatro at La Scala Theatre in Milan.

Sponsored by Dorothea’s House, Casa di Cultura Italiana.

120 John Street, Princeton, New Jersey

Admission: free

Contact: Joe Casalaina

joec@dorotheashouse.org.

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 3:10 and 7:00 pm

Il Cammino Della Speranza (The Way of Hope)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 1:20, 5:10, 9:00 pm

Il Brigante di Tacca Del Lupo

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org 

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 6:00 pm

“Prisoners in Paradise”

Directed by Camilla Calamandrei. During World War II more than 51,000 Italian soldiers were brought to the United States as prisoners of war. This documentary traces the previously untold story of these young men, their romances and friendships with American women, and their significant but unrecognized contribution to the Allied war effort. Including rare period footage of POW camps. Ultimately the film offers a provocative meditation on the meaning of national identity in times of peace and war. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Peter Vellon, Queens College. 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, CUNY TV with a generous grant from the National Italian American Foundation.

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, Suite 1400, Manhattan

Admission: free (registration is required)

Contact: (212) 642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

www.qc.edu/calandra

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 6:00 pm

Sacco and Vanzetti

In 1920, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two poor Italian laborers, were accused of robbing a Boston shoe factory, killing its paymaster and clerk. After a prolonged trial and an appeals process filled with ethnic and political bias, the two were executed, creating one of the greatest controversies of our age. Peter Miller’s film reinvestigates the case with a cool eye as it offers a shattering and unexpected set of conclusions. Film director Peter Miller will be present to discuss his film.

Sponsored by La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University, Walsh Library, Beck Rooms

400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ

Admission: free

Contact: Barbara Ritchie (973) 275-2967

ritchiba@shu.edu

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 7:30 pm

AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi

Price includes ticket to the opera and round-trip transportation from Westchester Community College. Departure is at 5:30 pm from Parking Lot 1, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Admission: $85

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 7:30 pm

Dolce Vita, Addio?

Lecture by Stefano Vaccara of the US/Italian Daily America Oggi will take a look at contemporary Italy through an analysis of the political, social and economic events that occurred in the country after World War II until the creation of the European Union. The journalist’s insights will challenge the audience to decide whether the famous Italian lifestyle portrayed in the film La Dolce Vita still exists today in Italy. A special reception will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.

One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe

Admission: Members $20; Non-members $25

Contact: Geoffrey Claroni (914) 771-9119

programs@wiccny.org

http://www.wiccny.org

November 5, 2007 (Monday) 7:30 pm

AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi

Price includes ticket to the opera and round-trip transportation from Westchester Community College. Departure is at 5:30 pm from Parking Lot 1, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Metropolitan Opera House

Manhattan

Admission: $85 (Balcony seats)

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

November 6, 2007 (Tuesday) 1:00, 5:25, 9:50 pm

Il Ferroviere (The Railroad Man)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 6, 2007 (Tuesday) 3:10 and 7:35 pm

Luomo di Paglia (The Straw Man)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 6, 2007 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm

Chef’s Night

Chef demonstration with Vittorio Aconi from Vittorio’s Ristorante, Hamilton, New Jersey. Business attire.

Italian Culinary Center

302 Fifth Avenue at 31st Street, ninth floor, Manhattan

Admission: $85

Contact: (212) 725-8764 ext. 15

daniel@italiancookingandliving.com

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com

November 6, 2007 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm

The Adventures of Garibaldi

A TV Interview. Prof. Vito De Simone interviews Anthony Di Perno on his recently published book on Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators.

In Brooklyn – BCAT: Channels 35 & 36

Contact: Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352

vitodesimone@aol.com

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 11:15am

Fairy Tales, Barons and Crossed Destinies: Italo Calvino and Post-Modern European Fiction

Prof. Manichiello will speak on Italo Calvino’s considerable contributions to modern literature.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room 100

75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla

Admission: free

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm

Luncheon in Italian

Brush up on your Italian, meet new people and enjoy great food. Casual attire.

Italian Culinary Center

302 Fifth Avenue at 31st Street, ninth floor, Manhattan

Admission: $45

Contact: (212) 725-8764 ext. 15

daniel@italiancookingandliving.com

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm

The Adventures of Garibaldi

A TV Interview. Prof. Vito De Simone interviews Anthony Di Perno on his recently published book on Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators.

In Brookhaven: Channel 20

Contact: Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352

vitodesimone@aol.com

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 3:00 and 7:10 pm

Un Maledetto Imbroglio (The Facts of Murder)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 1:00, 5:10, 9:20 pm

In Nome della Legge (In the Name of the Law)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm

Luigi Fontanella Reads from Land of Time: Selected Poems 1972-2003

Luigi Fontanella moves between countries as an Italian who has lived in the United States for many years but returns often to his native land. In this collection, he draws on his experience in both countries. Fontanella’s poetry is rooted in both a profound critical awareness of the labor of poetry and a wide embrace of life’s labors and joys. 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 (registration is required)

Contact: (212) 642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Garibaldi, Hero of Two Worlds

A film bio of Garibaldi, displays of the Museum, a red shirt, and a large image of Garibaldi. Also, various biographies about Garibaldi from local libraries, and other memorabilia. Members only.

Sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America.

Guglielmo Marconi Lodge, OSIA

333 Moffitt Blvd, Islip

Admission: free

Contact: Dr. C. De Rosa (631) 661-2455

drjerryd@optonline.net

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Wine Dinner - Piemonte

The executive chef from Arthur Avenue Caterers of the Bronx will prepare authentic dishes from the region of Piemonte. Accompanying this wonderful cuisine will be a fine selection of wines from the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and a special presentation by renowned wine expert Charles Scicolone.

Sponsored by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.

One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe

Admission: Members $120; Non-members $150

Contact: Geoffrey Claroni (914) 771-9119

programs@wiccny.org

http://www.wiccny.org

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm

The Adventures of Garibaldi

A TV Interview. Prof. Vito De Simone interviews Anthony Di Perno on his recently published book on Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators.

In Nassau County: Channel 115

Contact: Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352

vitodesimone@aol.com

November 7, 2007 (Wednesday) 8:30 pm

The Adventures of Garibaldi

A TV Interview. Prof. Vito De Simone interviews Anthony Di Perno on his recently published book on Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators.

In Great Neck Area: Channel 20

Contact: Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352

vitodesimone@aol.com

November 8, 2007 (Thursday) 4:00 pm

Dedication Ceremonies of the Papers of the Late Pietro Di Donato

Mr. Di Donato, was an American writer often referred to as the grandfather of Italian-American literature. Speakers include scholars: Fred Gardaphe, Stony Brook University and Louise Napolitano of Farmingdale State College; filmmaker, Joseph Di Pasquale and Di Donato’s sons, Pietro and Richard. Offered in collaboration with the Special Collections Department of the University’s Libraries.

Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook

Admission: All are invited

Contact: (631) 632-7444

http://www.italianstudies.org

November 8, 2007 (Thursday) 6:00 pm

Hands-on-Class: Ravioli

Learn to make your own homemade ravioli using a variety of both savory and sweet fillings. Casual attire.

Italian Culinary Center

302 Fifth Avenue at 31st Street, ninth floor, Manhattan

Admission: $95

Contact: (212) 725-8764 ext. 15

daniel@italiancookingandliving.com

http://www.italiancookingandliving.com

November 8, 2007 (Thursday) 7:00 pm

Reading and Book Signing

Bordighera Poetry Prize • Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation

Book presentation of the 2006 winner, Emily Ferrara” The Alchemy of Grief (2007), translated into Italian by Sabine Pascarelli as L’alchemia del dolore. Also present will be the 2007 winner. The Bordighera Poetry Prize is generously sponsored by the Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation. Reading, reception, and book signing.

Sponsored by Bordighera Press.

Calandra Institute, Queens College/CUNY

25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10036

Admission: free

Contact: Daniela Gioseffi (718) 643-3837

daniela@tellurian.net

www.italianamericanpoets.com

November 8, 2007 (Thursday) 9:00 pm

The Adventures of Garibaldi

A TV Interview. Prof. Vito De Simone interviews Anthony Di Perno on his recently published book on Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators.

In Manhattan – Cable TV: Channel 56

Contact: Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352

vitodesimone@aol.com

November 9 - 15, 2007 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00 pm

Divorzio all’Italiana (Divorce Italian Style)

This is part of the Pietro Germi film series presented at the Napoli Mediterraneo-New York USA 41° Parallelo Film Festival.

Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, Manhattan

http://www.napolifilmfestival.com

http://www.filmforum.org

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) 9:30am to 2:00 pm

Homage to Mario Fratti

Noted Playwright, Journalist, and Professor on the occasion of his Eightieth Birthday. Testimonials by scholars, students, actors, journalists. Breakfast refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.

Stony Brook Manhattan

401 Park Avenue South, 2nd floor, Manhattan

Admission: All are invited

Contact: Jo Fusco (631) 632-7444

jfusco@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) 2:00 pm

IAWC Meeting

Topic: “Celebrating the Life of Garibaldi via the music of Verdi.” Guest speaker: Louis M. Barrella, M.A. has been a dedicated music educator for over 35 years. He has conducted symphonic bands and choruses, taught Music and Opera Appreciation and collaborated with many cultural organizations. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Italian American Women’s Center, Inc.

Garden City Community Church

Corner of Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Blvd, Garden City

iawcinc@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/iawinc

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) 3:00 pm

Pasta Pasta for Children

Children will be entertained for hours learning how to make homemade pasta with the executive chef from I Trulli Ristorante of Manhattan. This is a fun and educational workshop suitable for children from the ages of 6 – 11.

Sponsored by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.

One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe

Admission: Members $30; Non-members $38

Contact: Geoffrey Claroni (914) 771-9119

programs@wiccny.org

http://www.wiccny.org

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) 5:45 pm

IAWA Literary Reading

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) continues to celebrate its 15th Anniversary at the Cornelia Street Café. Sharing the stage will be award-winning Hofstra Professor Stansilao Pugliese and B. Amore. The evening begins with Open Mic readings of five minutes each.

Sponsored by the Italian American Writers Association.

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan

Contact: (212) 989-9319

http://www.iawa.net

November 10, 2007 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

“Caruso Sings Lanza”

This dinner/show starring Aaron Caruso is a tribute to the legendary tenor, Mario Lanza. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Nicola Paone Restaurant

207 East 34th Street, Manhattan

Admission: $75

Contact: Maria (718) 256-6794

November 11, 2007 (Sunday) 2:00 pm

Greater Ramsey Chapter UNICO National Dinner Dance

Greater Ramsey Chapter of UNICO National is hosting its first annual dinner dance honoring Barbara Peirano.

Sponsored by Greater Ramsey Chapter UNICO National.

Sheraton International Crossroads

Mahwah, New Jersey

Admission: $75

Contact: Rick D’Arminio (201) 327-4533

November 11, 2007 (Sunday) 3:00 pm

Everybody’s Fine (Stanno Tutti Bene)

From the director of Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore. This is a bittersweet tale of family love and family secrets, starring Marcello Mastroianni.

Sponsored by the Italian Club of Westchester Community College.

Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room 200

75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla

Admission: free

Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790

carlo.sclafani@sunywcc.edu

November 11, 2007 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Figli di Carolei Dinner Dance

The Honorable Janet M. DiFiore, Westchester District Attorney and Dominick Frank Reda, M.D. will be honored at this event. Featuring music by ERA 2000.

Sponsored by Figli di Carolei.

Villa Barone Manor

737 Throgs Neck Exwy, Bronx

Admission: $90

Contact: Rose Rossi (914) 769-8726

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