October 2015 



Antonio Talarico

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Discover Expo Milano 2015
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L'Ufficio Passaporti (solo su appuntamento) e l'Ufficio AIRE sono aperti il Lunedý, il Mercoledý ed il Venerdý dalle 9:00 alle 12:30 e Giovedý dalle 14:00 alle 15:30. 

L'Ufficio Cittadinanza e' aperto Martedi' e Giovedi' solo su appuntamento

L'ufficio notarile e' aperto il martedý ed il giovedý e riceve esclusivamente per appuntamento (prego scrivere a: notarile.boston@esteri.it)



The Passport Office (online booking only)  and the Registry Office are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30pm



The Citizenship Office is open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

The Notary office is open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. (notarile.boston@esteri.it)


Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia,

ottobre Ŕ un mese tradizionalmente molto ricco di eventi in cui festeggiamo l'Italian Heritage Month, motivo di rinnovato orgoglio per tutti noi italiani ed italo-americani. La cerimonia ufficiale di inaugurazione dell'Italian Heritage Month avrÓ luogo domani 1░ ottobre alle 6 pm presso la State House. Siete tutti invitati a partecipare!
Tante sono le iniziative che caratterizzano questa XVI edizione dell'Italian Heritage Month e tra queste vi segnalo in particolare gli eventi collegati alla Settimana della lingua italiana e la quarta edizione del Salvemini Colloquium che si terrÓ presso il Center for European Studies di Harvard.

Ricordo inoltre che quest'anno la parata del Columbus Day avrÓ luogo a partire dalle ore 13 nel quartiere italiano del North End!
Buona lettura a tutti e spero parteciperete numerosi ai vari eventi.
Nicola De Santis
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Dear Italians and friends of Italy,
October is traditionally a month full of events to celebrate the Italian Heritage Month, a reason to be proud for all Italians and Italian-Americans. The official ceremony for the inauguration of the Italian Heritage Month will be tomorrow October 1st at 6pm at the State House. You are all welcome to participate!
There are many initiatives in this XVI edition of the Italian Heritage Month and among these I want to point out in particular the events linked to the Week of the Italian Language and the Fourth Edition of the Salvemini Colloquium at the Harvard Center for European Studies.
I also would like to remind you that the Columbus Day parade will take place in the North End of Boston starting at 1pm.
Happy reading and I hope you will participate to many events.

Nicola De Santis 

Milan in 2015 is #1 destination for The New York Times

Expo Milano 2015
 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors.

A journey of tastes

Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. They will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its products but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet's precious resources.

Expo Business Matching is the ultimate web based matching solution, designed to promote and facilitate dialogue among business operators while in Italy. The initiative is promoted by Expo Milano 2015, in partnership with the Milano Chamber of Commerce, Promos, Fiera Milano, PwC and aims to offer the international business community an unrivalled chance to promote its excellence, expertise and leadership - For more info: www.expobusinessmatching.com

Thursday, October 1st | October Italian Heritage Month | Grand Staircase | State House, Boston
Kick-off Italian Heritage Month 

Saturday, October 3 | 7:00pm | St. Stephen's Church| Hanover Street, Boston
A Musical Concert "Italy American Style"
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October 2-11 | Citi Performing Arts Center | Shubert Theatre | 265 Tremont Street, Boston 
Puccini's La BohŔme
Music by Giacomo Puccini
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Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
  • Friday, Oct 2, 8pm
  • Sunday, Oct 4, 3pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 7, 7:30pm
  • Friday, Oct 9, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Oct 11, 3pm
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
Puccini's poetic masterpiece La BohŔme, is reimagined against the electrifying
 backdrop of the 1968 Paris student revolution. Inspired by the films of the French New Wave, this theatrically and musically vivid new production transports one of the world's greatest love stories to a mythological Paris, fueled by sexual liberation, intense passion, and burning idealism.

DIRECTED BY Rosetta Cucchi
Kelly Kaduce as Mimý
Jesus Garcia as Rodolfo
Jonathan Beyer as Marcello
Emily Birsan as Musetta
With James Maddalena, Brandon Cedel, andAndrew Garland

October 6 - November 7 | XV Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo - 2015
XV Settimana della Lingua Italiana

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Thursday, October 8 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Boston University Castle | 22 Bay State Road, Boston
Transatlantic partnership and economic integration
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The event will be opened by the Portuguese Consul General in Boston, JosÚ Carošo, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University, Prof. Vivien Schmidt. The EU ambassador, David O'Sullivan, will give a keynote speech on TTIP negotiations and the context in which they take place, based on his direct involvement in these talks. Two sessions will follow centering on topics related to transatlantic trade and economic collaboration. Two sessions will follow centering on topics related to transatlantic trade and economic collaboration.
The first session, "Geopolitical and Broader Context of TTIP," will feature presentations from Dr. Tereza Novotna, a FNRS post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for European Studies at the UniversitÚ libre de Bruxelles, and Prof. Roberto Dominguez of Suffolk University. Dr. Novotna will speak on "EU Institutions, Member States and TTIP Negotiations: The Balance of Power." Prof. Dominguez will present a talk titled, "Implications of TTIP for the Wider World: Views from Latin America."

The second session focuses on "Trade Implications, Sectors and Issues." Woodrow Wilson Fellow and American University Professor Michelle Egan will begin with an outline of "Reframing Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP." Next, Prof. Fernanda Nicola, of American University's Washington College of Law, will examine "Transformative ISDS: The Constitutional Dimension of Investor-State Arbitration in TTIP." Finally, Prof. Kaija Schilde, from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, will review "Possibilities For and Challenges to Defense Markets Opening Up as a Part of TTIP."

The event will conclude with a discussion by Prof. Daniela Caruso, of the Boston University School of Law, and a Q&A session moderated by Prof. Schmidt. Participants are invited to stay afterward for a networking reception.
Please contact Izabella Zandberg at izandberg@rsi-research.com for more information about this event.
Attendees can reserve for the event by emailing RSVP@rsi-research.com

October 8-9 | Neiman Marcus | 5 Copley Place, Boston, MA 
The Italian Jewerly Festival
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Friday, October 9 | 6:00pm | Harvard Art Museum Theater | 480 Broadway Street, Cambridge
Movie: The Vatican Museums 

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Saturday, October 10 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | The Cedars Banquet Hall | 375 Island Pond Road, Springfield
Festa Italia! A Taste of Italy, food and wine. 
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Wednesday, October 14 | Scullers Jazz Club | 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston
Sounds of Italy presents: Chiara Civello 

Sounds of Italy Festival is back. The only Italian Concert Series that promotes Music and Musicians from the "Bel Paese" in New England.  Italian Singer, piano player and songwriter Chiara Civello will be opening the Sounds of Italy second edition with the new Album "Canzoni", a tribute to the most popular Italian songs.

Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
Tel: 617-562-4111

Saturdays from October 17 to December 19 | C.A.S.IT. | 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield
Gioca con me: Italian laboratories for children of age 4 to 10 at C.A.S.IT. 

Children will "discover" the beauty of the Italian language with a non-traditional teaching approach.
Theme-based laboratories, such as music, theater, art, dance, and poetry blended in "active learning", will foster a yearning for deeper "discovery" of  the Italian language.

Start date: Saturday October 17th 2015 through Saturday December 19th 2015 1pm-2pm

Location: 37 Water Street, Suite 4, Wakefield, MA
Contact info: Gisella DiPaola, gdipaola@bankeagle.com
Phone #: 617-833-9661 or 617-939-4216

Visit our web-site for additional information at www.casit.org or CASIT Facebook page www.facebook.com/casitinc

Monday, October 19 | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Discovering Dario Fo and Franca Rame: "Scena, Musica e Parole"

Discovering Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Lecture with video materials, original records of their first performance in U.S. during the Spring of 1985 and a live short performance by Benjamin Evett of The Poets' Theatre . Presented by Walter Valeri, former personal assistant of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, and Bob Scanlan  Director of The Poets' Theatre - Cambridge.

Thursday, October 22 | 5:30pm | Center of European Studies | 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
The 2015 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture

Thursday, October 22 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Cambridge Innovation Center | Havana Room | One Broadway, Cambridge
Startup with Italy
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Discover 13 of Italy's most Innovative early stage life science companies developing therapeutics, devices and tools
Registration and Networking: 3:00 PM
Company pitches: 3:30-5:00 PM
Networking at Venture Cafe: Italian Life Science
Night: 5:00-7:00 PM
Participating Italian Companies
  • Abiel - recombinant collagenases for use in regenerative medicine research and cell therapy
  • Cell Dynamics - real time visualization of cells in culture
  • egoHealth - wearable sterilization device ffor stethescopes
  • Grademi - device to diagnose specific diseases using erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • GreenBone - biomemtic (resorbable) implants, initially for non-union fractures I-Delivery - topical therapeutic for treating plaque psoriasis 
  • Immagina Biotechnology - high throughput tools for isolation and analysis of polyribosomes Interceptin - antibody fragment with radioisotope for prostate cancer diagnosis and for a therapeutic toxin-drug conjugate 
  • IEM Lab - technology to enhance medical device performance by reducing signal to noice ratio 
  • PharmaGo - bi-specific antibody to inhibit cancer angiogenesis and metastasis 
  • Surgica Robotica - surgical robot integratingall elements of the surgical process 
  • Universita degli studi di Udine - Research university exploring technology transfer opportunities 
  • Xenus - patient specific, anti-idiotype antibodies for refractory non-Hodgkins lymphoma

If you are interested in connecting with any of the companies, contact the meeting organizer at robertmg52@gmail.com

October 22 - January 25 | The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | 25 Ewans Way, Boston 
Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice
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Ornament and Illusion is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to
 Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the United States. The Gardner's newly conserved Saint George Slaying the Dragon is the touchstone for a two-part installation. The first reunites four of six surviving panels from Crivelli's Porto San Giorgio altarpiece, of which the Gardner painting is a fragment. The second features 20 of Crivelli's most important works from Europe and the U.S. Together, they will introduce visitors to the artist's repertoire of dazzling pictorial effects, and refine each encounter with his bravura illusionism.

October 23 - January 16 | MIT List Visual Arts Center | 20 Ames Street, Cambridge 
Rosa Barba: The Color of Space
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Rosa Barba's works encompassing sculptures, installations, text pieces, and publications are grounded in the material qualities of cinema. Her film sculptures examine the physical properties of the projector, celluloid, and projected light. Barba's longer projected works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in the past or the future. These speculative stories probe into the relationship of historical record, personal anecdote, and filmic representation. For this first survey of her work in North America, Barba premieres The Color Out of Space (2015), a new film incorporating images of stars and planets collected over the last year at Hirsch Observatory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The work expands upon Barba's ongoing interrogation of geological time as measured against the span of a human lifetime. The exhibition includes works made over the last ten years including two of Barba's cinematic large projections, which focus on natural landscapes and man-made interventions into the environment, as well as a group of small projector sculptures and wall works.

Rosa Barba (b. 1972, Sicily, Italy) lives and works in Berlin. Barba studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus ZŘrich, Switzerland; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany among others. She was a resident artist at Artpace, San Antonio in 2014 and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa in 2013.

Sunday, October 25 | 5:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge 
Parlare con la Musica e il proprio Corpo - Petra Conti Interview
Stefano Marchese interviews Petra Conti, first ballerina at the Boston Ballet, with screening of video clips. 

Petra Conti graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 2006. In 2007 she joined the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg where she danced for one year before joining the Bavarian State Ballet Company in 2008.
In 2009 Conti joined La Scala Ballet Company, where she was promoted to Principal Dancer. She represented the Company on tour in Italy, Brazil, Russia, Oman and Poland. She performed with La Scala until November 2013, when she was invited to join Boston Ballet as a Principal Dancer.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston
Light refreshments will be served 

Wednesday, October 28 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | Fitchburg State University | Kent Recital Hall | 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
Talk on Italian Poetry by Dr. Rala Diakite 

Discover some of the most beautiful Italian poems of the modern era, and learn how words and musicality have charted a rapidly changing world. The talk will include readings in Italian and English, as well as audience participation in a poetic activity.

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Until November 6 | Springfield College | 263 Alden Street, Springfield
Silent Screams of Sardinia By Richard Anderson

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Direct from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia come the photographs of a small mountain town called Orgosolo. Taken by author and Springfield College professor Richard Andersen, the photos capture the murals painted on Orgosolo buildings, which highlight the history and political struggles of Sardinia and beyond. William Blizard Gallery

Enter the Grazie Italia photography contest!
Grazie Italia Photo Contest organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington #ItalyInUs

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The Embassy of Italy in Washington is pleased to announce the photo contest Grazie Italia.* The competition will run from 21 September to 21 October 2015 in collaboration with the Italian diplomatic and consular network in the United States.
Submit your best 'shots' that relate to Italy, taken anywhere in the world. All images submitted will be shared on social media platforms operated by the Embassy, including its Facebook pageWinners will receive prizes provided by the Embassy and Expo 2015, the largest event in history on the theme of global food and nutrition that is ongoing in Milan until October 31st with 145 countries participating.
Contest details and submission form click here.

I Am Books - An Italian American Cultural Hub

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Like any bookstore, I Am Books sells primarily books. What makes this bookstore unique is its focus on Italian and Italian American culture, history, cuisine, art, authors. 
Ethnic bookstores are not a new thing, but usually they are geared towards new immigrant communities, in which the native language is still a fundamental component.
I Am Books will feature a few books in Italian, sure, but its inventory will be mostly English language books, as the bookstore's focus will be on the ongoing discussion of what it means to be an American of Italian heritage in this day and age.
The bookstore will host author events, readings, and small acoustic concerts on the ground level, while at the lower level it will hold a media center and the offices of Bostoniano, Boston's Italian American Voice, a print monthly magazine launched in Dec. 2012.

Pazzi Lazzi Commedia dell'Arte troupe tour

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During the summer we have worked on a variety of interesting projects. We opened the outdoor Shakespeare performance "Pericles" by the theatre company "It's a Fiasco" with a one act musical pantomime. We held a workshop/demonstration at the Mary Eddy Baker Library and we entertained the fantastic bilingual children of the Italian Summer Camp of CASIT Inc. with our new scene "The Hunger Pains" and taught them all about the characters of Commedia. (Photos and videos of these summer performances on our Facebook pagefacebook.com/PazziLazzi or on our blog pazzilazzitroupe.wordpress.com ) We are now busy with our fall gigs, with the highlight of "Aria di Commedia" will be performed at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington DC on October 25!

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 6 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Spinelli's | 10 Newbury Street - Peabody

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Come! Learn! Play!
2nd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

November 6, 2015 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Come join us for a real casino experience where you will play at tables of Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em Poker and learn how to help us achieve our mission of assisting communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools

* Guests will be give Casino Cash, delicious food and cash bar
* Fabulous Raffle and Auction Items
* Live Entertainment

Spinelli's Function Facility
10 Newbury Street - Peabody, MA 01960
Tickets: $75.00 per person and can be purchased at: www.casit.org

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Please contact Adelaide Guarracino at:aguarracino@casit.org



The Education Committee, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Boston,CENTRO ATTIVITA SCOLASTICHE ITALIANE (C.A.S.IT), is pleased to invite those who wish to learn the beautiful Italian language to enroll in a new adult education program. You may choose to take Level 1 for beginners or Level 2 for more experienced speakers of Italian.   Both classes run for10 sessions. They prepare you for travel to Italy and/or simply enjoying speaking and writing in beautiful Italian.  Evening classes starting September 23 are held from 6:30-8:00 PM. Day classes and  individual tutoring can also be arranged.

Classes are taught by professional educators of Italian heritage and will be held at 37 Water St., Wakefield MA, Unit 4.

For additional information, call (781) 640-3637; E-mail smaio@casit.org.

C.A.S.IT., Inc
37 Water St. Unit 4
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 224-0532 (Office)

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