December 2015 



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L'Ufficio Passaporti (solo su appuntamento) e l'Ufficio AIRE sono aperti il Lunedì, il Mercoledì ed il Venerdì dalle 9:00 alle 12:30 e Giovedì dalle 14:00 alle 15:30. 

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

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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. (
Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia, 
desidero innanzitutto inviare a tutti voi e ai vostri cari i piu' sinceri auguri di Buone Feste!
Sono felice di annunciarvi che, in occasione dell'avvicinarsi delle festività natalizie, anche quest'anno si terrà il tradizionale Concerto di Natale, giunto ormai alla sua quarta edizione, organizzato insieme con gli Amici del Centro Italiano di Cultura (FICC) ed il Boston Conservatory. Il Concerto avra' luogo il 4 dicembre alle 18:30 presso la Chiesa del Sacro Cuore nel North End. E' una bellissima tradizione a cui sono sicuro parteciperete numerosi!
Per gli amanti dell'arte ricordo che presso l'Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum si terra' fino al 25 gennaio la prima mostra monografica statunitense dedicata al pittore rinascimentale Carlo Crivelli dal titolo "Ornament and Illusion". Una bellissima mostra che sono sicuro non vi deluderà! Infine, per gli amanti del jazz, e non solo, segnalo che prosegue la serie di incontri "Sounds of Italy" con il concerto di Lello Molinari al Ryles Jazz Club il 9 dicembre.
Auguri a tutti voi e buona lettura! 
Nicola De Santis
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Dear Italians and friends of Italy,
First and foremost I would like to wish you and your families Happy Holidays!
I am happy to announce, as the festivities approach, that also this year we will hold our traditional Christmas Concert, on its fourth edition, organized together with the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center (FICC) and the Boston Conservatory. The concert will be held on December 4th at 6:30pm at the Sacred Heart Church in the North End. It is a beautiful tradition and I am sure many of you will attend!
I want to remind all the art lovers about the first monographic exhibition in the US of the Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli "Ornament and Illusion" at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a wonderful exhibit which I am sure will not disappoint you! Finally, for the jazz lovers and not only them, I want to bring to your attention that the series "Sounds of Italy" continues with the Lello Molinari's concert at Ryles Jazz Club on December 9th .
Best wishes to you all and happy reading!
Nicola De Santis

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Would you like a coffee......?

The idea now is spreading:
Caffé 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:
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!

Today | 6:30pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41  Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Open house: Discover Italy Without Leaving Boston? Now You Can! Join Us!

Get a sense of what it will be like taking classes at the Dante by attending our winter trimester.
Open House will be on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Students will be able to:
Evening program:
  • between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM there will be a Commencement for students who have successfully passed their PLIDA Exams A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • between 7:30 PM and 7:45 PM there will be a presentation by one of our students who was awarded a fellowship to "Scuola Dante Alighieri" in Camerino - Italy
For info: Tel.  617-301-8354

Thursday, December 3 | 6:30pm| 20 Ames Street | Bldg. E15 Atrium level | Cambridge
Lavine lecturesurface tension, screen space: a talk by Giuliana Bruno

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"Join us for this special talk by Giuliana Bruno, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Professor Bruno's talk "Surface Tension, Screen Space" is presented in conjunction with the List's current exhibition, 
. The gallery will be open before the presentation." 

About the Speaker
Giuliana Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film, and media. Her latest book is Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. Her seminal work Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002) won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award in Culture and History - a prize awarded to "the world's best book on the moving image" - and has provided new directions for visual studies. Atlas was also honored as Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, and named a Book of the Year in 2003 by the Guardian. Her recent book Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT Press, 2007) has been translated in Europe and Asia. For Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1993), a journey through modernity and cultural memory, she won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual award for best book in film studies. Off Screen (Routledge, 1988) was devoted to women and film, and Immagini allo schermo (Rosenberg & Sellier, 1991) was named one of the 50 Best Books of the First 100 Years of Film History.

About the Lavine Lecture Series
The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lecture Series was established to honor the Lavines, two prominent Boston art patrons and long time supporters of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lectures bring to the Boston community distinguished art world figures for talks on modern and contemporary art. The 2015 Lecture received additional support from the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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Friday, December 4 | 6:30pm| Sacred Heart Church | North Square - North End, Boston
Fourth Annual Christmas Concert

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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Through December 8 |
Kickstarter: Three indie filmmakers fly to Italy in search of divine intervention for a film they have been trying to make for the past 20 years
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The Making of a Miracle

From the filmmakers who brought you "Ciao America" comes the final chapter in the Italian-American immigrant saga. Twenty years in the making, the script for "Miracle of Ferragosto" represents the dream project of the two Italian-American brothers from Boston. Join them and actor Eddie Malavarca as they travel to Italy to make their dream a reality with "The Making of a Miracle".
Part Documentary, part Meta-Film, part Supernatural Thriller,  "The Making of a Miracle" will follow the filmmakers on their magical pilgrimage to Italy in a desperate Hail Mary attempt to turn their script into a film. As the camera rolls, the development process unfolds, punctuated by stories from the Filmmakers about their own personal "miracles" and the encounters with divine intervention that have kept them going against all odds. 
Support the Filmmakers in their sentimental journey back to La Bell' Italia and help them to make the Leap of Faith necessary for "The Making of a Miracle".

Click here to see the Kickstarter campaign

Wednesday, December 9 | 9:00pm | Ryles Jazz Club | 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Lello's Italian Job

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Friday, December 11 | 7:00pm | Lowe Auditorium | Arlington High School, 869 Mass Ave, Arlington
AHS Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Jazz Band:  Winter Concert
Where: Lowe Auditorium, Arlington High School, 869 Mass avenue, 7 PM
Who: AHS Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Jazz Band.

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Saturday, December 12 | 7:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
A Christmas Party

Saturday, December 12 | 9:30pm | Serafina Boston | 10 High Street, Boston
Professionisti Italiani Boston Dance Party 2015

PIB e' lieto di invitarvi al nostro evento Natale 2015! Dopo un anno pieno di impegni, desideriamo regalarvi una serata rilassante, in compagnia del Dj Edward Grant. Sara' l'occasione per ritrovarsi per il tradizionale scambio di Auguri e per continuare a supportare le attivita' PIB.

Thursday, December 17 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Band Room | Auditorium | Arlington High School, 869 Mass Ave, Arlington
Open House - Info Session - Musica Vesuviana Italy Music & Art Camp
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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,
Phone #: 617-833-9661 or 617-939-4216

Visit our web-site for additional information at or CASIT Facebook page

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 Zürich, 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.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 24 | 3:00pm | Sanders Theatre at Harvard University | 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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Federico Cortese, Conductor

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

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.



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 January 2016 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

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

L'Italia Chiamò - Supporta il Programma
L'Italia Chiamo'- Supporta il Programma

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407 


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