July - August 2016



Antonio Talarico

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I seguenti Servizi Consolari necessitano di un appuntamento:

- Passaporti

- Cittadinanza

- Notarile

- Visti. 

Per i rimanenti servizi:
Lunedi 9:00-12:30
Martedi 9:00-12:30
Mercoledi 9:00-12:30
Giovedi 9:30-12:00/14:00-15:30
Venerdi 9:00-12:30

An appointment is needed for the following services:

- Passports

- Citizenship

- Notary

- Visa.

For all other Consular services:
Monday 9:00-12:30
Tuesday 9:00-12:30
Wednesday 9:00-12:30
Thursday 9:30-12:00/2:00-3:30pm
Friday 9:00-12:30




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Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia,
l'estate � finalmente arrivata anche nel New England e se molti di voi sono gi� in Italia o si apprestano a partire, sono sicuro che coloro che resteranno non mancheranno di trovare anche quest'anno diverse occasioni per sentirsi pi� vicini al nostro Bel Paese!
Tra i prossimi eventi segnalo la cerimonia di premiazione delle quarta edizione del PIB - Scuola di Vela Mascalzone Latino Sailing championship, campionato di vela per ragazzi organizzato insieme con la Scuola di Vela "Mascalzone Latino" di Vincenzo Onorato, che si terr� domani presso il Courageous Sailing Center di Boston.
Per gli amanti dell'arte, da non perdere la mostra sui Della Robbia " Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence" che aprir� al MFA il 9 agosto e nella quale potremmo ammirare circa 50 opere della famosa famiglia rinascimentale inventori della tecnica della scultura in terracotta invetriata, splendido connubio tra genio artistico, creativit� e attenta conoscenza dei materiali e delle tecniche di lavorazione.
Complimenti, infine, al Prof. Bruno Coppi, docente emerito di Fisica al MIT, per l'attribuzione da parte dell'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei del Premio "Antonio Feltrinelli", quest'anno destinato alla Chimica e alla Fisica. L'annuncio � stato dato in occasione dell'adunanza solenne dell'Accademia tenutasi lo scorso 10 giugno mentre il formale conferimento avr� luogo nel novembre prossimo.
Buona lettura e buona estate a tutti!
Nicola De Santis
Fellow Italians and dear friends of Italy,
Summer has finally arrived in New England! Many of you might already be in Italy or perhaps about to leave but for those of you who will stay I am sure you will not lack opportunities to feel closer to our beautiful country!
Among the upcoming events I wish to point out the award ceremony of PIB Fourth Edition Annual Sailing Championship organized together with the Sailing School Mascalzone Latino of Vincenzo Onorato which will be held tomorrow July 2nd at the Courageous Sailing Center in Boston.
Art lovers should not miss the exhibition on Della Robbia "Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence" which will open at the Museum of Fine Arts on August 9th where you will be able to admire about 50 works of the famous renaissance family, inventor of the tecnique for glazed terracotta sculpture, a wonderful combination of artistic genius, creativity and skillful knowledge of materials and techniques.
Finally congratulations to Prof. Bruno Coppi, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT for the award "Antonio Feltrinelli" conferred to him by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, this year designated to Chemistry and Physics. The announcement was made at the Academy solemn assembly on June 10th while the formal award ceremony will take place next November. 
Happy reading and have a great summer everyone!
Nicola De Santis

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 The end of the year recital at the Pirandello Italian Language Center (PILC) was a great success. After 43 years ,Stefano Marchese has taken over as Director. He proposed, along with a whole new staff, a recital based on the notorious "Carosello" with a mixture of comic sketches, poems, songs, and nursery rhymes. In fact, the students acted out some of the most famous scenes in Italian television. At the conclusion of the event the adult students described what the PILC is to them in "La Pirandello �" which brought out smiles and applause from the audience.
Classes will resume with registration on Saturday, September 10, 2016 starting at 10am. "We are working on many new activities for next year" says the director Stefano Marchese. "The classes will run an extra 15 minutes per lesson, from 10am-12:15pm, there will be more field trips and other extracurricular activities. The classes will be more solidly structured to increase learning and retention". All in all, the Pirandello Italian Language Center seems to have truly been taken in a new and exciting direction.

Raised $5000 to support AP Italian Program thanks to the commitment of COMITES that, on this occasion, has opened a fundraising  activity. The FAA/USA (Federazione delle Associazioni Abruzzesi) has replied positively this year, too. Gizio's, Paesani d'Italia's and Aprutium's contributions have made the AP program even stronger. An important contribution has also come from the Federazione Associazioni Italiane. A special thank-you to all the Associations and in particular to Comites (Presidente Maurizio Pasquale and Andrea Boggio, charged with the Italian language and culture), for the exciting initiative that we hope will become a regular appointment for the Italian community. Other $2,500 have been raised thanks to the Concert The Classic, promoted by the Grand Lodge of MA O.S.I.A. in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, under Lino Rullo's careful direction that made possible the musicians arrival from Italy, thus offering an unforgettable Italian music evening.

VIDEO: Speciale Museo Harvard - RAI Italia  - Aired on 'Community' June 24th, 2016 from Boston Stefano Salimbeni

Saturday, July 2 | Courageous Sailing Center | Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard | 1 First Avenue, Boston
Sailing Program - Award Ceremony 

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Light refreshments will be offered by sponsor Stefano Barbiero Italimport Inc.

July 5-8 | 9am-5pm | Eliot K-8 Innovation School 16 Charter Street, Boston
Innovative Italian Summer Cam/WorkShop Model
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Early drop-off and early/late pick-up options available)
Location: Eliot K-8 Innovation School 16 Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
Contact: mgmott[email protected] 617-939-4216  or [email protected] 617-803-1808
C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro Attivit� Scolastiche Italiane), in cooperation with the Eliot Innovation School and the Office of the Education Director of the Italian Consulate is proud to sponsor its third Full Immersion Italian Summer Camp for students ages 4-10. The camp is a great opportunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them excited about language learning. Learning a foreign language provides many benefits: from experiencing new cultures to gaining the skills needed to succeed in today's world. The camp will be full of fun activities that will prove to be a blast for all children!

Thursday, July 7 | 2:30-4:00pm | 
Liberman Miller Lecture Hall |
515 South Street, Waltham

GaIDI  Summer Event Presents:  
A Conversation with Patrizia Guarnieri on 
The Case Of Renata Calabresi, Psychologist And Anti-Fascist: From Florence And Rome To New York

GaIDI  Summer Event Presents:   
A Conversation with Patrizia Guarnieri on "The Case Of Renata Calabresi, Psychologist And Anti-Fascist: From Florence And Rome To New York"
Professor Patrizia Guarnieri is a prominent cultural historian at the University of Florence, Italy.  [See attached bio and description of her latest book , Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism: From Florence to Jerusalem and New York].

Sponsored by GaIDI, Gender and International Development Initiatives at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, and Co-sponsored by Boston University's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS).
The event if free and open to the public

Thursdays, July 7 - July 28|6:30-8:30 pm | Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park | Boston 
Nempac - Summer Concert in the Park + Story Telling
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Wednesday, July 20 | 6:30-8:30 pm | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Fall Winemaking Event

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August 9, 2016 - December 4, 2016 | Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)| Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Della Robbia  - Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
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Above: Andrea della Robbia, Prudence (detail), about 1475. Glazed terracotta. Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1921.

Celebrate the beauty and liveliness of Della Robbia sculptures.

In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482) invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterized by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. Luca shared the secrets of his technique with his nephew and principal collaborator Andrea della Robbia, who in turn passed them on to his sons Giovanni, Luca the Younger, Marco, Francesco, and Girolamo. The Della Robbia family workshop flourished in Florence for about a century, producing expressive artworks for all spheres of life. Portraying both sacred and secular themes, it gained a strong presence in public spaces-from street corners to churches-and private homes. Production of sculpture using this technique lasted only about a century before its secrets were lost. Some of the most familiar images today of Renaissance Italy, Della Robbia sculptures have retained their original color and shine over the centuries.
"Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence" presents these works as powerful, expressive examples of the best of Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition features about 50 objects, mostly from American collections but including six important loans from Italy, never seen in the US before. The Visitation (about 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia and the Brooklyn Museum's newly restored Resurrection of Christ (about 1520-24) travel to Boston along with a trio of nearly life-size works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a private collection. The exhibition of glazed terracotta Renaissance works by the Della Robbia and rival workshops spans a variety of formats-Madonna and Child reliefs, small- and large-scale figures, narrative reliefs, coats-of-arms, and still-life compositions-that demonstrate the range and visual impact of the groundbreaking Della Robbia glazing technique.

August 18-21| Our Lady of Mount Carmel Campus | Worcester
Italian Festival of Worcester 2016
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Through January 9, 2017  |  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Anne H. Fitzpatrick Fa�ade| 25 Evans Way, Boston
Maurizio Cannavacciuolo - A lecture on Martian History
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Maurizio Cannavacciuolo is the eighth Artist-in-Residence to create a temporary site-specific work for the Museum's Anne H. Fitzpatrick Fa�ade. A native of Naples, he has lived and traveled extensively in Asia, especially India and Thailand. His art explores the many ways cultural influences overlap and diverge in contemporary society.

Save the Date: Thursday, September 22 | 6:00-8:30pm | Great Room, 60 State Street, Boston
Celebration of distinguished honoree Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

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Claudio Del Vecchio, an international business entrepreneur and industry leader, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
, a premier retail and manufacturinggroup with a portfolio of highly specialized fashion companies composed of Brooks Brothers, Southwick and Carolee Designs. Mr. Del Vecchio is also Executive Director of Luxottica Group, the world's largest manufacturer of eyewear.
Mr. Del Vecchio came to the United States in 1982, and was instrumental in transforming Luxotti
ca into the premier factory-direct eyewear organization in the United States. He would later serve as the president of the Optical Industry Association. In 1990, Mr Del Vecchio directly oversaw Luxottica's public offering on the
 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE - LUX). In 1995, through Luxottica's purchase of The United States Shoe Corporation, the company acquired Lenscrafters, the largest optical retailer in the United States, and Casual Corner Group stores, a retail chain specializing in women's clothing. Mr. Del Vecchio assumed ownership of Casual Corner Group i
n 1997. In early 2001, the company acquired Adrienne Vittadini and Carolee Designs. Casual Corner Group was then renamed Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. In December 2001, Retail Brand Alliance acquired Brooks Brothers. Mr. Del Vecchio has been recognized for his philanthropic work with the Helen Keller Services for the Blind, The Interfaith Nutrition Network of New York, the One S
ight Organization, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Friends of San Patrignano Organization, the American- Italian Cancer Foundation, St. Francis Hospital of Long Island, along with other numerous organizations.
Mr. Del Vecchio was honored by Bryant University, Smithfield, RhodeIsland, and received the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, with all its rights and privileges, on Saturday, May 19,2012. He was saluted for his many accomplishments in the world of commerce and for his involvement and generosity to an array of good causes. On June 2, 2014, Mr. Del Vecchio was named into the "Cavalieri Del Lavoro," the Order of the Knights of Labor, in his native Italy. This honor is bestowed annually on 25 Italian nationals, who have demonstrated exceptional merit in their business or professional pursuits. It is the highest civilian honor. Mr. Del Vecchio established "The Golden Fleece Foundation, a Brooks Brothers Charity" in 2007. The foundation guides Brooks Brothers philanthropic outreach and has already raised millions of dollars on behalf of national charities including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as numerous local organizations

Eataly Boston is coming this fall but they are hiring now!
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Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). 

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS)

Founded and edited by Professor Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA) in 2012 and published by Intellect (UK), JICMS is the only English-language academic journal representing a forum for theoretical, methodological and critical debate on Italian film and media production, distribution, and reception. The journal enters the international publishing world as a platform for dialogue between academics, filmmakers, and cinema and media professionals. The journal includes critical articles, book and film reviews, notes on Italian film festivals, and a special section on independent filmmakers.

The journal dedicates a special issue  (Volume 4:2, 2016), edited in collaboration with Massimo Mascolo, to the historic and artistic celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the David di Donatello Awards (1956-2016) with testimonials, reflections, and interviews with the following professionals in the Italian film industry: Gian Luigi Rondi, Giuliano Montaldo, Nicola Piovani, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone, Emilia De Sica, Carlo Verdone, Giuseppe Battiston, Aldo Signoretti, Dino Trappetti, Luca Bigazzi, Francesca Calvelli and Paola Cortellesi. This special issue also includes several articles and the reviews of the films: Gian Luigi Rondi: Vita, Cinema, Passione di (Giorgio Treves, 2014); 50 Anni di David, 1956-2006, La storia per immagini (Massimo Mascolo, 2006); e La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013).
This publication was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano and generous support of Wellesley College

2016 Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Calls for Fellowship Applications
ICGEB Calls for Fellowship Applications are now open 

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Interested candidates should contact ICGEB Research Group Leaders and PIs to define a joint research project prior submitting the online application. For more information: www.icgeb.org/fellowships.html

Accademia della Cucina Italiana
Commitment and Research for the protection of the traditions of Italian cuisine

Goethe disse "dimmi con chi vai e ti diro chi sei, e se so di cosa ti occupi sapro che cosa vuoi diventare".
L'Accademia Italiana della Cucina, ha lo scopo di identificare ristoranti italiani e di accertarne la qualita.
La qualita del cibo non puo essere isolata dalla qualita dell'ambiente, dal servizio, dalla conoscenza e gentilezza del personale. In sintesi, la vera esperienza italiana a tavola composta da tutti quegli elementi che contribuiscono a rendere la colazione un evento culturale e non una attivita mangiereccia, lo scopo non e' di sfamarsi bensi di ricordare odori e sapori autentici di una storia millenaria se pure in evoluzione. Gli Accademici condividono l'amore per la buona tavola e per la sana conversazione, l'Accademia riprende il pensiero di Goethe almeno nella sua prima parte tanto da celebrare lo stare insieme e nutrirne insegnamento. Al ristoratore, dedichiamo la seconda parte del pensiero di Goethe pertanto ci poniamo la domanda - di cosa si occupa principalmente il cuoco? Se si occupa della cucina allora l'amore per gli ingredienti e come innovarli rispettando la storia e la classicita della cucina Italiana, diventa l'attivita primaria. Tutto il resto e' business o peggio fuffa. I cuochi nel Medioevo erano organizzati e rappresentavano la propria gerarchia, con Enrico IV di Francia la gerarchia era stata suddivisa in aree di competenza con i "maestri chef, cuochi e porte chapes" dedicati a organizzare pranzi di nozze. Questi chef, alla fine del loro apprendistato avevano il compito di offrire 6 libbre di carne o pesce a ciascun membro della Confraternita e riceverne la critica. 
L' Accademia Italiana della Cucina a Boston ha visitato ogni tipo di ristorante "italiano" e piu di recente "Sportello" ristorante casual firmato Barbara Lynch su Congress Street. La pasta alla Carbonara risulta la pietanza piu falsificata all'estero e Sportello non ha fatto eccezione usando la pancetta al posto del guanciale e il parmiggiano al posto del pecorino, i rigatoni un disturbo alla vista. Tutti ricordiamo che la Carbonara nasce durante la seconda guerra mondiale come evoluzione alla pasta "Cacio e Pepe" propria del Lazio quindi in assenza di parmiggiano. Lo Stracotto di manzo e polentina (polenta) puo solo essere Piacentino altrimenti diventa un pezzo di manzo stracotto e questa seconda versione e' piu vicina al piatto offerto dalla Signora Lynch. La torta con fragole e mascarpone e' una ricetta della cucina italiana moderna ma la nostra attenzione era rivolta al "mascarpone" formaggio lombardo di latte vaccino acidificato. Il nome deriva da una espressione utilizzata nel '200 da un nobile spagnolo che assaggiandolo disse "Mas que bueno" cioe...piu che buono! La nostra tavola accademica ha invece apprezzato le fragole laddove non toccassero il formaggio dal gusto non definito e a noi ignoto. Per chiunque volesse far visita a Sportello, limitatevi agli antipasti buoni, semplici creativi. Il fiore all'occhiello le prugne ripiene e brindate con vini italiani di grande prestigio...quelli ancora non riescono a falsificarli in nome della creativita.

Let's Learn Italian-Impariamo L'italiano! - 
Are You Interested In Studying Italian?

Welcome to our Italian classes. Are you ready for an exciting and rewarding ten weeks studying the most beautiful language in the world? Our Italian  Level 1 classes are designed for beginners and Level 2 for more experienced speakers and readers of Italian. Classes are taught by native Italian speakers and will include a variety of communicative activities, short readings and and written exercises. During the ten weeks of study, participants will also study cultural aspects of Italy and its people.

ScheduleClasses are conducted in the evening from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Day classes and private lessons can be arranged.
Tuition: $250 for ten session (Total 150 Hours).
Location: C.A.S.IT., Inc., 37 Water St., Unit 4, Wakefield, MA 01880
Information and Registration: Call Steve (781) 640-3637; smaio@casit.org

C.A.S.IT Inc. (Centro Attivita scholastiche Italiane) is under the auspices of  the Consul General of  Italy, Boston.
37 Water St-Unit #4
Wakefield, MA 01880
Office Phone (781) 224-0532

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407

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