November 2015 


 

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AVVISO - NUOVI ORARI UFFICI CONSOLARI:

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)

 

NOTICE - NEW CONSULAR OFFICE HOURS:  

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,
 
desidero anzitutto ringraziare tutti voi per l'ampia partecipazione che ha caratterizzato anche l'edizione 2015 dell'Italian Heritage Month e della Settimana della Lingua italiana! La fine del mese di ottobre ha segnato anche la chiusura ufficiale dell'Esposizione Universale Expo Milano 2015, un successo di pubblico - con piu' di 20 milioni di visitatori - e di eventi a cui ha contribuito l'intero Sistema Italia e di cui dobbiamo essere fieri!

Proseguono numerosi anche nel mese di novembre gli appuntamenti per gli amanti della lingua e della cultura italiana. Desidero anzitutto segnalarvi la raccolta di fondi a sostegno dei corsi di lingua italiana organizzata dal CASIT in occasione del suo 20░ anniversario che si terra' il 6 novembre a Lynnfield.

Tra i vari eventi segnalo in particolare la nuova edizione dell'Aperitivo Scientifico, occasione di ritrovo e networking tra i membri dell
'importante comunitÓ scientifica italiana dell'area di Boston e sempre piu' punto di riferimento per la crescente e qualificata rete di studenti e ricercatori italiani qui presenti. In questa edizione avremo ospite il dott. Christian Greco, Direttore del Museo Egizio di Torino che terra' un interessante intervento dal titolo "Ricerca e Museologia". Studenti e ricercatori italiani, vi aspetto numerosi il 16 novembre presso la sede della Dante Alighieri a Cambridge!

Sono inoltre felice di annunciare che con il presente numero della newsletter consolare prende avvio una collaborazione con la delegazione di Boston dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina il cui compito e' quello di salvaguardare, insieme alle tradizioni della cucina italiana, la cultura della civiltÓ della nostra tavola. 
A questo proposito troverete periodicamente la recensione di un ristorante italiano del New England, insieme anche a consigli in materia culinaria proposti dai membri della prestigiosa Accademia. Una ulteriore valida occasione di promozione delle tradizioni della cucina del nostro Bel Paese!

Buona lettura a tutti e spero parteciperete numerosi ai vari eventi.
 
Nicola De Santis
 
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Dear Italians and friends of Italy,
 
First of all I would like to thank all of you for the great support for both the 2015 edition of the Italian Heritage Month and the Week of the Italian Language! The end of October has marked the official close of the Universal Exposition Expo Milan 2015, a great success both for number of visitors - more than 20 million - and the number of events that involved the whole Italian national system and for which we should be proud!

The month of November will feature numerous events geared towards lovers of Italian language and culture. First and foremost I would like to bring to your attention the fund raising event to benefit Italian language classes organized by CASIT on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, to be held November 6th in Lynnfield.
 
I would also like to highlight the new edition of the "Aperitivo Scientifico", a networking event among members of Boston's Italian scientific community, a point of reference for the ever growing network of qualified Italian students and researchers present in the area. The speaker for this edition will be Christian Greco, director of the Museo Egizio of Turin who will present a lecture entitled "Ricerca and Museologia". I invite all Italian students and researchers to take part in this event which will be held on November 16 at the Dante Alighieri's center in Cambridge.

I am happy to announce that this consular newsletter marks the beginning of a collaboration with the members of the Boston's delegation of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina whose goal is to safeguard, along with Italian cooking traditions, the culture and values of our cuisine. 
To that end we will periodically publish a review of an Italian restaurant in New England, along with culinary advice from the members of the prestigious academy; another effective way of promoting the culinary traditions of our Bel Paese.  

Happy reading and I hope you will participate to many events.

Nicola De Santis 


For more information visit - www.usicboston.it

 
Do you want a Coffee......?


The idea now is spreading:
CaffÚ Italiano is a conversation group (started at the North Eastern University) taking place during the Fall and Spring semesters where you can practice speaking, meet new friends, learn about Italian culture, playing games, while drinking a real Italian espresso or cappuccino! The idea now is spreading.

Where you can find Caffe' Italiano - conversation:
Join CAFFE' ITALIANO!
relaxing gathering for Colleges students/adults ISL learners from elementary to advanced level having a coffee together, chatting and improving own Italian no registration needed: just come when you can. It's Free!


EASY NEWS - in simplified Italian
The new VIDEO PODCAST of the Educational Office

A new opportunity for students of Italian language (and people who love Italian) EASY NEWS in simplified Italian language.
The Educational Office and C.a.s.it. present this new VIDEO PODCAST where the students can find news of interest related with the Italian life, language and cultural.

During the first two Easy News you could find this kind of information:
The Pope visits U.S. - Valentino Rossi and MOTO GP - The migrant issue in Europe - Facebook or not Facebook
TRY the next EASY News . Visit Youtube using this link:

Friday, November 5 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Aston Martin New England | 85 Linden Street, Waltham
A Night of Cocktails & Heroes!

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Friday, November 6 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Spinelli's | 10 Newbury Street, Peabody
Casino Night
 
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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

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


Saturday, November 7 | 2:30pm - 5:30pm| North Eastern University | The Behrakis Center |
30 Leon Street, Boston
Workshop: La Musica per l'Insegnamento dell'Italiano
 
This Workshop is organized by The Education Office of the Consulate of Boston, CASIT, AATI, MITA, RITI and The Program of Italian at NEU, and is dedicated to the teaching of Italian language through the use of Music.
Introduction and presentation of the workshop: Domenico Savio Teker, Director of Education Office at the Italian Consulate in Boston.
Moderator: Gina Maiellaro, Northeastern University.
Speakers: Walter Valeri, Boston Conservatory and Stefano Marchese, Pirandello Italian Language Center.
Registration for the worskshop is free and open to teachers of Italian language at every level.

PDP will be recognized upon request.
Contact: Gina Maiellaro a l.maiellaro@neu.edu
 

Sunday, November 8 | 5:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
The Classics: The Italian Trio from Abruzzo "Songs That Unified Italy"

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The Italian Heritage Month Committee presents:
The Classics The Italian Trio from Abruzzo "Songs That Unified Italy"

Sunday, November 8, 2015 5:00 pm - 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge
$30 donation includes a buffet dinner

Thursday, November 12 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | MIT - Center for International Studies
Building E40-496 (Muckley Building) 4th floor  | 
1 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Davide Zaccagnini: moving Boxes
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Davide Zaccagnini Ŕ un chirurgo che al MIT ha studiato le applicazioni cliniche dell'intelligenza artificiale. Ha poi  diretto lo sviluppo di sistemi informatici clinici in diverse start-up e aziende internazionali. Oggi vive tra Roma e Boston. Moving Boxes Ŕ il suo primo romanzo.
Avvisiamo i gentili soci che se si trova chiusa a chiave la porta centrale vi preghiamo di entrare dalla porta secondaria che si trova al lato del palazzo che si affaccia al parcheggio.  
C'Ŕ una rampa e la porta si trova in cima alla rampa. 

  Parcheggio nel Lot di Hayward Street (gratuito dopo le ore 17). 
Il parcheggio si trova arrivando da Main Street verso Amherst Street. 
Mezzi pubblici - linea rossa, fermata Kendall Square.

Guest Fee $5.

Thursday, November 12 | 7:30pm | The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street, Boston
Alfio in concert
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Beloved around the world for his modern interpretations of Italian standards, classical takes on contemporary chart-toppers, and original compositions that bridge musical genres, Italian-Australian powerhouse vocalist ALFIO brings a new approach to the tenor tradition.  Now, after the national debut of his first U.S. public television special and live CD, ALFIO IN CONCERT this summer,the charismatic crooner launches his first U.S. concert tour, coming to The Wilbur in Boston's historic theatre district on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 pm.   

For tickets and more information about The Wilbur and other great events visit http://thewilbur.com 




Saturday, November 14 | 8:00pm |MIT Chapel |48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Scherzi Musicali - Madrigals and songs by Claudio Monteverdi

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The Lutheran Episcopal Ministry at MIT presents
The Cherry Street Singers in
Scherzi Musicali 
Madrigals and songs by Claudio Monteverdi

This group of madrigal enthusiasts is excited to present a passionate rendition of 1 to 6 part madrigals from the great Claudio Monteverdi's Books of Madrigals (libri IV to VIII). Playing with "chiaroscuro" and with the exciting acoustics of the MIT Chapel, this daring ensemble will explore the colorful palet of sounds and emotions that the 17th century italian Maestro della Musica left for us to bring to life. 

Pam Igelsrud, Soprano
Sophie Michaux, Mezzo-soprano
Alex Nishibun, Tenor
Adam Simon, Baritone
Lawson Daves, Bass
Brian Church, Bass
Velleda Miragias, Baroque Cello
Ben Katz, Harpsichord

Suggested donation $15.




Monday, November 16 | 6:30pm |Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Aperitivo Scientifico: Museo Egizio: ricerca e museologia
 
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Saturdays until 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

Until 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.


Until 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.



Quarterly Review - Accademia della Cucina Italiana
Osteria Nino - Burlington, Ma
 ACCADEMIA

Commitment and Research for the protection of the traditions of Italian cuisine

The Accademia Italiana della Cucina was born - naturally at the dinner table, as is often the case with important things - when a group of friends, united at dinner on the 29th of July of 1953, heard and agreed with the idea which Orio Vergani had long been nurturing: that of founding an academy with the task of safeguarding, together with the traditions of Italian cuisine, the culture of the civilisation of the table, lively and active expression of the entire Nation.


Review of Osteria Nino, located on 19 3rd Avenue, Burlington, MA 
 
Our delegation of 16 diners recently got together at Osteria Nino, located in Burlington, MA.  The overall experience has been great. This osteria has been established only 5 months ago and its menu is massively influenced by the typical Roman dishes. Both the general manager and the culinary director of Osteria Nino have extensive work experience in Rome where they met and decided to create this idea of "typical Roman style dishes" around the Boston area.  The service is fabulous while the actual size of the osteria is big enough to accommodate private and non-private functions. They have multiple wood ovens inside and outside (for both winter and summer wood oven recipes). We were particularly impressed by the quality of their "Primi", boasting delicious Roman style "tonnarelli cacio e pepe" or cavatelli all'amatriciana" or even " gnocchi al tartufo". "Porchetta" was also cooked to perfection. The pairing of exquisite wines with each dish was also superb. Finally, the "torta al cioccolato fondente" prepared without flour was simply to die for.  Parking (plenty) and convenience (right off Rt. 128 North) make the location easy to access. Overall, our accademici found Osteria Nino and its employees a very good place to taste authentic Roman style recipes. For these reason we decided to award Osteria Nino with our unique sticker to be affixed on their entrance door.

SAVE THE DATE: December 6 and 13 |  Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge and the Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston
Coro-Dante Christmas Concerts
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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 9 | 9:00pm | Ryles Jazz Club | 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
 
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C.A.S.IT. FALL CLASSES 

INVITATION TO LEARN ITALIAN IN WAKEFIELD FROM C.A.S.IT.

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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Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407

urp.boston@esteri.it 

 

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