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November 1-30, 2018

Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium
November 1 (Thursday)       6:00 pm 
 
Valerie McGuire, ITALY'S EASTERN QUESTION: OTTOMAN COLLAPSE AND ITALIAN MOBILITIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1895-1945.
Sponsored by Italian Department, Columbia University.
Hamilton Hall 501, Columbia University
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Contact: Konstantina Zanou  212-854 0747
kz2269@colmbia.edu     
http://italian.columbia.edu/colloquia-and-seminars/italian-and-mediterranean-colloquium/events-2018-2019  
 
 
The Bridge Book Award at CIMA 
November 1 (Thursday)      6:00 - 8:00 pm
Celebrating the 4th edition of The Bridge Book Award: 2018 Italian winners Luciano Funetta and Sandra Petrignani, with Maria Ida Gaeta, director of the Casa delle Letterature, Ann Goldstein, former editor of The New Yorker, and Tiziana Rinaldi Castro, Italian novelist and journalist. The program will be chaired by the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi.
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome street, Manhattan
Contact: Giulia Nicita 646-370-3596
nicita@italianmodernart.org
http://www.italianmodernart.org/events/2018-bridge-book-award/ 
 
 
Adventures in Italian Opera featuring Sherrill Milnes
November 1 (Thursday)         6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Pasta, History and Ronzoni!
November 1 (Thursday)        7:00 - 9:00 pm
As part of the Italian American Month Lecture Series, guest speaker, Al Ronzoni, the great-grandson of the founder of Ronzoni, will be doing an oral and visual presentation on his family history and the history of the Ronzoni Macaroni Co. Information on the history of pasta, how it came to Italy, dispelling some of the myths will be covered. (As great a man as he was, Marco Polo had nothing to do with it!) There will be many beautiful images of the Ronzoni family, the Ronzoni factories, old-fashioned machinery, and even some of the vintage Ronzoni TV commercials. Refreshments will be served.  
Sponsored by Italian Charities of America, Inc.
83-20 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY
Admission: Suggested donation: $5; open to the public
Contact: Marialena 718-478-3100; Fax: 718-478-2665
italiancharitiesofamerica@gmail.com
 
 
The Deaths of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Rome
November 2 (Friday)        7:00 pm
Learn about the time spent by both SS. Peter and Paul in the city of Rome circa 60 AD during the reign of Emperor Nero. Focus will be put on the preaching and activity of the two apostles and their subsequent executions. Presented by Professor John Coppola.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY
Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public
Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700
lbrewster@wiccny.org
 
 
Pisa: Its History and Famous Tower
November 3 (Saturday)         10:30 am
A discussion on the construction of the famous tower and its unintended tilt. We will also explore Pisa's special round baptistery, majestic cathedral, and unique cemetery. Presented by Toni McKeen.  
Sponsored by Westchester Italian Cultural Center.
One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY
Admission: $20/$25; open to the public
Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700; Fax: 914-771-5900
lbrewster@wiccny.org
 
 
Garibaldi Meucci Museum 30th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon
November 3 (Saturday)         11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Honoring outgoing Commissioners/Directors of the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, with a special salute to the regions of Sardinia, Sicily and Tuscany, highlighting the lives of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci.  
Sponsored by the Garibaldi Meucci Museum.
Li Greci's Staaten
697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island
Admission: $75; Journal ADS available
Contact: Frances Cicero 718-442-1608
facfad24@verizon.net
 
 
Italian Welfare League's Autumn in New York Luncheon
November 3 (Saturday)        Noon
Annual luncheon gala includes: silent and live auctions, a raffle and presentations of awards to honorees. This year celebrates the 98th anniversary. The event benefits the IWL's "I Nostri Bambini" program - a grant program for children of Italian-American heritage with special needs. For more information, please visit the website: www.italianwelfareleague.org. Sponsored by Italian Welfare League.
Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street, Manhattan
Admission: $300; open to the public (by invitation, new guests welcome)
Contact: P. Maniace 212-861-8480
info@italianwelfareleague.org
 
 
Poetry Reading Featuring Maria Terrone
November 4 (Sunday)         3:00 pm
Poetry reading featuring Maria Terrone, author of three poetry collections including Eye to Eye (Bordighera Press). Her Pushcart-nominated work has appeared in such literary journals as Poetry, Plougshares, and The Hudson Review, and more than 25 anthologies. An open mic follows the reading.
Sponsored by Molloy College.
Molloy College, Kellenberg Hall Reception Room
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY
Contact: 516-323-3260 for further information
   
 
On the Italian Stage: The Neapolitan Macchiette
November 6 (Tuesday)         7:00 pm    
Lecture and performance presented by Kairos Italy Theater.
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
The Alchemy of Italy
November 6 (Tuesday)        7:00 pm
What is it about Italy? Cultural superpower yet merely a mountainous Mediterranean peninsula, Italy has exerted an out-sized force on the world, Western civilization and the popular imagination over the course of millennia.This is a special edu-taining program for anyone curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its remarkably rich cultural gifts. Carla Gambescia, New York area author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A-Z; a unique lifestyle compendium of all things Italian: food, wine, history, architecture, art, style, anecdotes, attitude, will be the guide as she explores the special alchemy of Italy and the cultural DNA, that has made it not only so influential but also so beloved. Even the most sophisticated Italophile will discover fascinating new facts and insights.  
Sponsored by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere.
Casa Belvedere Mansion
79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island
Admission: Suggested donation $20; open to the public
Contact: Marian Rodi 718-273-7660
info@casa-belvedere.org
 
 
Performance by Mivos String Quartet
November 7 (Wednesday)        7:00 pm
Stefano Gervasoni: Clamour (NY premiere)
Simone Movio: Zahir Ia (NY premiere, written for Mivos)
Zosha Di Castri: String Quartet no.1
Ivan Fedele: "...qui transitis per viam" (NY premiere)
Transcription of the motet 8220; O vos omnes 8221; by Gesualdo.  
Sponsored by The Italian Academy of Columbia University.
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Allison Jeffrey 212-854-8942
aj211@columbia.edu
 
 
Cristiana Pegoraro, Piano
Music Inspired by Women
November 7 (Wednesday)     8:00 pm  
Considered to be among the most interesting and versatile performers of her generation,Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with the program "Music Inspired by Women". Cristiana will take the audience inside the artistry of some of the greatest composers, including Beethoven, Chopin, and Rossini, and their female muses in a format that combines live performance with discussion on the composers' lives and impact.
Weill recital Hall
Carnegie Hall, Manhattan 
Admission: $30 to $75
Contact: 212-247-7800
www.cristianapegoraro.com


Richard Nasti Lecture Series
Topic: Government of Change: Populism and Isolationism in Italy After the Election
November 8 (Thursday)         4:00 pm
Presentation by Nicolino Applauso (Loyola, Maryland).  
Sponsored by The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University.
Room E4340, Frank Melville Memorial Library at Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Jo Fusco 631-632-7444
josephine.fusco@stonybrook.edu
 
 
MARIO SIRONI AND MARGHERITA SARFATTI: BETWEEN AVANT-GARDE AND MODERN CLASSICISM
November 8 (Thursday)       6:00 - 8:00 pm 
CIMA is pleased to present an evening with art historian Rachele Ferrario on the incredible relationship between artist and critic Mario Sironi-one of the protagonists of the 2018-2019 exhibition Metaphysical Masterpieces-and Margherita Sarfatti, the well-known art patron, journalist, and founder of the Novecento group.
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome street, Manhattan
Contact: Giulia Nicita 646 370 3596
nicita@italianmodernart.org
http://www.italianmodernart.org/events/sironi-sarfatti/ 
 
 
Neorealism Screening: Mamma Roma
November 8 (Thursday)         6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Italian American Women Writers and Their Influence of the Community
November 8 (Thursday)        7:00 - 9:00 pm  
As part of the Italian American Month Lecture Series, guest speaker, Tiziano Tomas Dossena  will be speaking about the interactions of the community with Italian American women writers and their ever growing presence in the literary world. He is the Editorial Director of L'Idea Magazine and Idea Press Publishing Group, and is the author of three books, numerous articles and short stories, published in more than 100 periodicals. Refreshments will be served.  
Sponsored by Italian Charities of America, Inc.
Italian Charities of America, Inc.
83-20 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY
Admission: Suggested donation: $5; open to the public
Contact: Marialena 718-478-3100; Fax: 718-478-2665
italiancharitiesofamerica@gmail.com
 
 
Book Presentation: Assassins Against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siecle Europe, by Fraser Ottanelli
November 9 (Friday)        6:00 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
IAWA Speaks Out: The MeToo Movement and Book Preview
November 10 (Saturday)       5:45 - 7:45 pm 
Italian American Writers Association celebrates its 27th Anniversary giving voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.
Sponsored by The Italian American Writers Association.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
Admission: $10 (includes one drink)
Contact: Maria Lisella  718-777-1178
marialisella@aol.com


Una Donna Fantasiusa - Un Nonologo 
November 10 (Saturday)      7:00 pm 
A true story, in which the imagination is only the foundation of the real life episodes narrated in this brilliant monologue; a "nonologo" as the play write himself, Stefano Maria Palmitessa,  defines it.This show is filled with literary transgressions made possible by Eleonora Micali actress' (from Lentini-Sicily). In Italian/Sicilian language with English subtitles.
Sponsored by F.I.A.O. Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn.
'IL CENTRO'
8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn
Admission: $25 
Contact: 718-259-2828  
https://fiaobrooklyn.org/una-donna-fantasiusa/ 
 
   
CIAO Festival
November 10 (Saturday)     8:00 pm
Five new one-act  plays with one common theme, pizza with various authors, directors and actors.
Sponsored by Italytime.
Our Lady of Pompeii Theater-Italytime Cultural Center
28 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Admission: $10
Contact: Maureen Gonzalez 212-860-2983
maureengonzalez66@gmail.com
http://italytime.org/ciao-festival/  
 
 
Dr. Joseph Tromba Lecture Series
Topic: "Pessimism in Giacomo Leopardi's Zoological Satires:  The Problem with the Evidence of the Senses."
November 12 (Monday)     4:00 pm
Abstract: The presentation looks at Giacomo Leopardi's late mock-epic poem, the Paralipomeni della Batracomiomachia, and another of his zoological pieces, the 1824 Dialogo di un Folletto e di uno Gnomo, as part of the poet philosopher's broad rejection of the optimism of his age and of the romantic ideal that art can both recover the past and see inside the processes of the present.  
Sponsored by The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University.
Room E4340, Frank Melville Memorial Library at Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Jo Fusco 631-632-7444
josephine.fusco@stonybrook.edu
 
 
Book Presentation: New Italian Migrations by Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D. and Laura Ruberto
November 12 (Monday)     6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
METAPHYSICAL YEARS LECTURE SERIES, YEAR 1: FRANCO BALDASSO ON 1916
November 13 (Tuesday)     6:00 - 8:00 pm 
 
This lecture series offers an overview of the birth and development of pittura metafisica (metaphysical art) against the backdrop of World War I and in the context of the post-war Italy. The presentations explore significant literary trends of the time along with socio-cultural events of the short yet crucially important period covered by CIMA's 2018-19 exhibition
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome street, Manhattan
Contact: Giulia Nicita 646 370 3596
nicita@italianmodernart.org
http://www.italianmodernart.org/events/franco-baldasso-1916/ 
 
 
Concert: Delilah Gutman and Project ITalY  
November 13 (Tuesday)      6:30 pm  
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Glorifying Church and State: The Chapel of the Holy Shroud of Turin, Guarini and the Royal House of Savoy
November 13 (Tuesday)     7:00 pm
The Savoy History Lecture Series focuses on subjects relating to the Royal House of Savoy and the history of Italy, Italian literature, history, art, science and impact on other countries. Distinguished guest speaker: Prof. John Belson Scott.Tie and jacket required.  
Sponsored by American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated.
American Foundation of Savoy Orders
100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600
Contact: Larissa Van Duser 212-972-0495
delegate@savoia.org 
www.savoia.org 
 

Hansel and Gretel - Free Sneak Peek" Performance
November 13 (Tuesday)       7:30 pm
Regina Opera will present a fully-staged performance of Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel with piano accompaniment and English supertitles.This opera is a musical re-telling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, and is suitable for all ages.
Regina Opera Company
Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium
5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (between 59th and 60th Streets), Brooklyn
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Fran Garber-Cohen 718-259-2772
info@reginaopera.org
www.reginaopera.org

 
Italian American Women in Psychotherapy: Perspectives and Reflections
November 14 (Wednesday)      12:15 - 1:30 pm  
Olivia Tursi, M.A., L.C.S.W-R, a psychological counselor at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, will reflect on professional endeavors as a female psychotherapist and small business owner, through the lens of an Italian American woman; and Trisha Rossi M.A., L.C.S.W., adjunct professor at Suffolk County Community College, will discuss how females have been, currently are, and will continue to influence the fields of psychotherapy, small business (private practice), and psychology in higher education. She will share how being an Italian American female influenced how she overcame hardships and achieved successes along the way.  
Sponsored by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and ARIA (Association to Reunite Italian Americans) at Queens College.
President's Conference Room #2 of Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
Queens College, Flushing, NY
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748
adeluise@qc.cuny.edu
 
 
La Commedia Di Dante in Italiano
November 14 (Wednesday)       5:30 pm 
Group Reading/Discussion Twice Monthly for One Hour. Group is now working on Inferno IX and X. Relaxed pace designed for lovers of Dante/Italian. All discussion in Italian. Second meeting November 28, 2018. Contact for more information.
Sponsored by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY.
The Calandra Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan
Admission: free; open to the public  
Dante in Italiano
Contact: 212-966-3245
danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com 
   
 
Mean Streets to Silence: An Evening with Martin Scorsese
November 14 (Wednesday)     7:00 pm  
On the eve of his 76th birthday, Martin Scorsese returns to his childhood parish, the Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral on Mott and Prince Streets, for a conversation about how his youthful imagination was inspired by his church and his neighborhood of Little Italy.
Sponsored by Friends of the Erben Organ.
Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral
Mott and Prince Streets, Manhattan
Admission: $50 - $300
Contact: Frank Alfieri 1-833-68-ERBEN
music@erbenorgan.org
www.erbenorgan.org 
 
 
Talk by Laura Mattioli (CIMA)
November 15 (Thursday)      6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Presepio Unveiling: History & Creation
November 16 (Friday)      7:00 pm
Depictions of the birth of Christ go back as early as the 3rd century A.D., but the Presepio Napoletano brings this art form to a unique level. Explore this Neapolitan art through photographs showing how presepio structures and figures are made. After learning about the traditional Presepio Napoletano you will join us as we unveil our grand presepio. Presented by Anita Sanseverino.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY
Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public
Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700
lbrewster@wiccny.org
 

Regina Opera presents Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
November 17, 18, 24, 25       3:00 pm
The Brothers Grimm's fairy tale comes to life on Regina Opera's stage. Don't miss this opera, a treat for music-lovers of all ages, which will be presented with full orchestra and English supertitles..
Regina Opera Company
Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium
5902 6th Avenue (between 59th and 60th Streets), Brooklyn
Admission: $25-adults; $20-Seniors; $5-teens; Kids-free
info@reginaopera.org
www.reginaopera.org  
 
 
The Life and Times of Enrico Caruso
November 18 (Sunday)     2:00 - 4:00 pm
This is a 1½ hour program of the Life of Enrico Caruso with lecture, films and viewing of many of his personal belongings.  
Sponsored by The Enrico Caruso Museum of America.
1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Commendatore Aldo Mancusi 718-368-3993
amancusi@enricocarusomuseum.com
 
 
Neorealism Screening: Riso Amaro
November 19 (Monday)      6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Adventures in Italian Opera featuring Michael Fabiano
November 20 (Tuesday)     6:30 pm    
Calendar: Italian Culture Month CASA.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University
24 West 12th Street, Manhattan
Contact: 212-998-8739, Fax: 212-995-4012
Casa Italiana reserves the right to change the programming without notice. For more information, please visit www.casaitaliananyu.org or call 212-998-8739
 
 
Performance by Pianist Andrea Lucchesini
November 20 (Tuesday)      8:00 pm
Selections from Berio, Scarlatti and Schubert.  
Sponsored by The Italian Academy of Columbia University.
Co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. 
The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Allison Jeffrey
Phone: 2128548942
aj211@columbia.edu
 
 
The Worth of Women
November 25 (Sunday)     6:00 pm
Kairos Italy Theater, the main Italian theater company, in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, presents seven women dialoging about gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers. By Moderata Fonte, translated by Virginia Cox, directed by Jay Stern and Laura Caparrotti.  
Sponsored by Embassy of Italy.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Laura Caparrotti 212-254-4025
info@kitheater.com
 
 
Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
November 27 (Tuesday)     all day
Organizers: Francesca Bartolini (Columbia) and Frank Polleux (Columbia).  
Sponsored by The Italian Academy of Columbia University.
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Allison Jeffrey 212-854-8942
aj211@columbia.edu
 
 
Tre Donne
November 27 (Tuesday)        12:30 - 2:00 pm  
Lecture by historian Marcia Gallo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Kitty Genovese, Diane di Prima, Virginia Apuzzo, and the Roots of Italian American Feminism in 1960s New York.
Co-sponsored by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, and Baruch College History Club.
Vertical campus, Room VC5-160
Baruch College, CUNY
24th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Admission: free; open to the public
 

METAPHYSICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
November 28 (Wednesday)     6:00 - 8:00 pm
This event explores how recurrent themes, iconography, and atmospheres of Metaphysical painting entered the repertoire of European decorators from the 1920s on. Antonio Fiore will discuss work by Gio Ponti, Tomaso Buzzi, Piero Fornasetti, and Giulio Rosso. Paul Stirton will respond by showing examples from central Europe, in which parallel approaches can be detected.
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome street, Manhattan
Contact: Giulia Nicita 646 370 3596
nicita@italianmodernart.org
http://www.italianmodernart.org/events/franco-baldasso-1916/ 
 
 
DRAWING NIGHT & APERITIVO AT CIMA
November 29 (Thursday)       6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Jen Mazza will lead a unique evening of drawing and conversation, addressing the artworks on view by Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà featured in the Metaphysical Masterpieces exhibition. Discussion will touch upon strategies of metaphor and image, chance, juxtaposition, and collage. Join us and see for yourself how the metaphysical can re-imagine reality.
Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome street, Manhattan
Contact: Giulia Nicita 646 370 3596
nicita@italianmodernart.org 
http://www.italianmodernart.org/events/franco-baldasso-1916/
 
 
Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium
November 29 (Thursday)       6:00 pm
Antonio Morone, AFRICAN SOLDIERS AND ITALY'S NEO-COLONIAL POLICY, 1943-52.
Sponsored by Italian Department, Columbia University.
Hamilton Hall 501, Columbia University
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Contact: Konstantina Zanou  212-854 0747
kz2269@colmbia.edu     
http://italian.columbia.edu/colloquia-and-seminars/italian-and-mediterranean-colloquium/events-2018-2019   
 
 
Julian Jimenez Band in Concert  
November 29 (Thursday)     7:00 pm
Original Jazz Concert in the KeyNotes Club & Event Cafe`  
Sponsored by Italytime.
Our Lady of Pompeii Theater-Italytime Cultural Center
28 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Admission: $5 suggested donation 
Contact: Maureen Gonzalez 212-860-2983
maureengonzalez66@gmail.com 
http://italytime.org/ciao-festival/  
 
 
Christianity in a Roman World
November 30 (Friday)      7:00 pm
Roman culture existed for thousands of years before the founding of the Christian religion. Artisans began creating new art and used familiar Roman imagery as a starting point for their own religious images and architecture. Let's explore some iconic Christian images and learn about their origins. Authentic "Widow's Mites," Roman coins from the Bible's "Lesson of the Widow" (Mark 12:41-44), will be available to view. Presented by Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY
Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public
Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700
lbrewster@wiccny.org
 
   

EXHIBITIONS AND ONGOING EVENTS

The Metropolitan Opera Presents Four Summer Encores 2018
Featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Verdi's Il Trovatore, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and Puccini's Turandot. Check your local cinema listings for participating locations and dates.
Visit the websites below for more information on a variety of performances:
https://www.metopera.org/SummerEncores
https://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-19-season/
https://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/
https://www.metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/
http://www.metopera.org/Season/Television/


Exhibition: In Our Gallery
Through November 10        Wednesday - Saturday  1:00 pm
Kenneth Restrepo, a former U.S. Marine, has been an artist his entire life. His main source of expression is his art. His favorite artists are Alex Ross and Norman Rockwell. While in the military, Kenny discovered reflective tape which he used as a medium to put images out into the world. After discharge for the Marines, he became a police officer and is now a tattoo artist and owner of Leathernecks Tattoo in Brooklyn. Kenny recently began making costumes. It started as a project for the NYC Comic Con and then gained another cause: to work with Humble Heroes of New York. These Humble Heroes put on a superhero costume and visit sick children in the tri-state area. Visit the museum to see a display of his art and costumes. Sponsored by Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.
420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island
Admission: $10/$5 for members; open to the public
Contact: Stephanie Lundegard 718-442-1608
garibaldimeuccimuseum.org


Exhibition: "Italian Women in America: Breaking Barriers"
October/November
Exhibition will put the spotlight on national and local Italian American women of distinction. The exhibit will include photos, stories, documents, art, books and much more that carry out the theme of the exhibit.   There will also be a cultural presentation on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 on the topic of Italian American women and their contribution to family life.  Our bi-monthly newsletter also carries out the theme.  Museum hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Also open by advance appointment and chance.  
The American Italian Heritage Museum, Special Exhibit Room
1227 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
Admission: $5, Seniors $4. Students $3, Children under 12 free.
Contact: 518-435-1979 

  
     
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute  |  Queens College, CUNY 
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036 
212-642-2094   |  calandra@qc.edu   |  www.qc.edu/calandra    
 
 

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