Promotion Center for Little Italy wishes each of you a happy Christmas and a blessed 2017

  This issue is sponsored by:
City Council fails to pass legislation
to change Columbus Day
around the neighborhood and beyond
Little Italy accepted in
Light City Baltimore 2017
Little Italy has applied and was once again accepted for the 2017 Neighborhood Lights project, part of Light City Baltimore. Our amazing artist will be Laure Drogoul, the mastermind behind the Creative Alliance's lantern parade. Check out Light City's webpage for more info on Laure and Little Italy's participation at lightcity.org.
Little Italy Lodge hosts
Christmas & Epiphany Party
Friday, January 6

great music, great food !
members $15 / non-members $30

For info or to purchase tickets:
Mike 410-971-9331 or Joyce 410-877-0731. Tickets sold at door.
Christmas Mass Schedule
St. Leo's Church
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve
8 am;  4 pm; 6:30 pm; 12 midnight

Sunday, December 25
Christmas - 9:30 ONLY
(NO 11:30 am)

Saint Leo's webpage
Competition begins for Sons of Italy Foundation® Scholarship

The Sons of Italy Foundation offers a dozen merit-based scholarships annually, up to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited U.S. academic institution for the 2016 Fall term are eligible. To be considered, application packets must be postmarked by February 28, 2017. Learn more here>>>
Little Italy kicks off Christmas season
with tree lighting

Little Italy's annual tree lighting is hosted by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association. Santa's goodies for the children are donated by Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore. Click image to view photos on our facebook page.
Please consider a year-end donation?
Promotion Center logo

Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore (established 2010) is striving to grow as a nonprofit organization as it promotes the Italian heritage, history and events of Baltimore's Little Italy.

We need bigger fundraising to produce MORE and a larger staff to add to its current one-person volunteer office. Your donation of ANY amount is important and appreciated - and tax-deductible.

To learn more about Promotion Center for Little Italy and the ways it supports The Neighborhood, visit our webpage. Meet our volunteer board of advisors here. Contact its director here
Christmas dinner for homeless 
needs servers & baked goods
Christmas Dinner for the Homeless
Monday, December 19
noon - 3 pm
Hosted by Saint Anthony
Society of St. Leo's

Don an apron and a smile and head down to Saint Leo's Church Hall where you'll have the gracious opportunity to serve hot meals to  the homeless / underprivileged.

Your donations of pies and cakes are needed for dessert. Ways to donate:
  • Drop off cakes/pies in parish office during business hours
  • Bring with you December 19
  • Take to Little Italy Lodge during its Friday Night Dinner Dec 16; and receive a complimentary glass of wine!

    Your generosity
    makes a difference!  
Promotion Center for Little Italy has donated 325 hats and gloves for guests attending the Homeless Dinner, plus 10 ladies' gift bags and 10 kids' gift bags. If you would like to help offset these costs to our nonprofit organization, your donation is welcome.
 LAST CHANCE before Christmas!
Little Italy souvenirs 50% off

Need a gift idea?
Purchase these souvenirs to wrap with a Little Italy restaurant gift card!
photo blast from the past
 "Neighborhood residents visiting Bay Shore Park on a Sunday in the early 1930s. My grandmother, Consiglia Tana is standing right; my Zia Anina Tana is to her left." 

submitted by Johnny Manna
2017 Newsletter Sponsor Space available
Sponsor this newsletter for a year: $620 ($100 discount)
Sponsor 2 newsletters: $60

Revenue from Sponsor Space pays for annual membership on Constant Contact email service, the platform we use to produce this bi-weekly newsletter. 

Will your business please
consider a sponsorship?

Grazie tanto 2016 newsletter sponsors:

  • Disability Support Services / Lou Mazzulli
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott
  • Hyatt Place of Baltimore
  • Iacoboni Site Specialists / Tom Iacoboni
  • Chris Montcalmo / Sierra Pacific
  • Vince Piscopo & Associates / Perry Hall Insurance Brokers
  • Squire's Italian Restaurant
  • Turf Valley (Mangione Enterprises)

We also had included ads of the 9 Little Italy map sponsors in our newsletter:

  • Amiccis, a very casual eatery
  • Baltimore National Heritage Area
  • Chiapparelli's Restaurant
  • Da Mimmo Ristorante
  • Germano's Piattini
  • Hyatt Place of Baltimore
  • La Scala Ristorante Italiano
  • Sabatino's Italian Restaurant
  • Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop
paid sponsors

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Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore

S uzanna Molino, director

Ray Alcaraz, past president

Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
with a mission to promote Little Italy's events, community organizations,
history and Italian heritage.