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ITALICS:  Television for the Italian American Experience

  

January 29, 2014     10:00 am, 3:00 pm, 11:00 pm
ITALICS:  Television for the Italian American Experience
ITALICS, hosted by Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of  The Calandra Institute, brings the best of the Italian American community to your home every month on CUNY-TV, Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & The Bronx.
Like  ITALICS' Facebook Page to get updated information www.facebook.com/ItalicsIATV.
Watch previous editions of ITALICS on demand at cuny.tv/show/italics and additional webisodes on ITALICS' YouTube Channel youtube.com/ItalicsTV. New on ITALICSTV
Contact:  Lucia Grillo  212-642-2049    
 

February 1, 2014     8:00 pm (Rebroadcast)
ITALICS:  Television for the Italian American Experience
ITALICS, hosted by Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of  The Calandra Institute, brings the best of the Italian American community to your home every month on CUNY-TV, Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & The Bronx.
Like  ITALICS' Facebook Page to get updated information www.facebook.com/ItalicsIATV.
Watch previous editions of ITALICS on demand at cuny.tv/show/italics and additional webisodes on ITALICS' YouTube Channel youtube.com/ItalicsTV. New on ITALICSTV
Contact:  Lucia Grillo  212-642-2049       


February 2, 2014     10:00 am (Rebroadcast)
ITALICS:  Television for the Italian American Experience
ITALICS, hosted by Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean of  The Calandra Institute, brings the best of the Italian American community to your home every month on CUNY-TV, Ch.75 and RCN, Ch.77 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & The Bronx.
Like  ITALICS' Facebook Page to get updated information www.facebook.com/ItalicsIATV.
Watch previous editions of ITALICS on demand at cuny.tv/show/italics and additional webisodes on ITALICS' YouTube Channel youtube.com/ItalicsTV. New on ITALICSTV
Contact:  Lucia Grillo  212-642-2049
     
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THIS WEEK 

 

January 10 (Friday)            6:30 - 8:30 pm 

An Epiphany Celebration
IN HONOR OF Three Wise Women
DR. CHRISTINE CEA
Researcher, NYS Institute for Basic Research
in Developmental Disabilities
Regent, NYS Board of Regents,
Judicial District XIII, Richmond
ANNA FIORE
Headmistress, La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
LAUREN RUOTOLO
Director of Entertainment Promotions,
Hearst Magazine
Author and Motivational Speaker 

Gentlemen Always Welcome.  Business attire. 

Sponsored by The Greater New York Region of
The National Organization of Italian American Women
Columbus Citizens Foundation
Admission:  $125
Contact:  212-642-2003; fax: 212-642-2006
noiaw@noiaw.org
www.noiaw.org

 

January 11 (Saturday)             10:00 am
Italian Genealogical Group Monthly Meeting
This month our meeting topic is "Ask the Experts". A chance to have your most vexing genealogical questions answered.
Bethpage Library
47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY
Admission:  free; open to the public
Contact:  Maryanne Yenoki 631-940-0255
ma.yenoli@gmail.com
www.italiangen.org

       

Be sure to check out the list of Italian Language Resources

 


Italian Language Resources

  

An array of learning opportunities are available to foster Italian language acquisition for toddlers, children, teens and adults. The following organizations are offering classes from basic to advanced level skills:

 

Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Inc.
79 Howard Avenue, Grymes Hill, NY 10301
(718) 273-7660, Fax: (718) 273-0020,
info@casa-belvedere.org,   

www.casa-belvedere.org 

 


Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
(631) 632-7444, Fax: (631) 632-7421
dseverino@italianstudies.org 

 


Dorothea's House, Casa di Cultura Italiana
120 John Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
(908) 359-1564,
gilda@dorotheashouse.org
www.dorotheashouse.org/classes.html 

 


Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Order Sons of Italy in America
420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 442-1608, Fax: 718) 442-8635,
info@garibaldimeuccimuseum.org
www.GaribaldiMeucciMuseum.org 

 


Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) 

Italian for Adults and Children and English for Adults 

686 Park Ave LL New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-8755, Fax: (212) 772-8756,
info@iacelanguage.org
www.iacelanguage.org 

 

 
Italian Educational and Cultural Center (IECC)
Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, (201) 963-6332,
info@casacolombo.org
www.casacolombo.org 

 

 

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
29-21 21st Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 204-2444,    Fax: (718) 204-9145, 

 


Westchester Community College/SUNY
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact: Prof. Carlo Sclafani (914) 606-6790,
Carlo.Sclafani@sunywcc.edu 

 

 
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 771-8700, Fax: (914) 771-5900,
info@wiccny.org
www.wiccny.org 

 

  


Next Week


January 12 (Sunday)        11:30 am - 2:30 pm
An Epiphany Celebration Lunch and Silent Auction IN HONOR OF Three Wise Women
Carol Bonomo Albright
Author and Editor,
Italian Americana
LISA M. BERGERON
President,
Leading Women of New England
LOUISE ROSARBO DINSMORE
Principal,
Partners in Philanthropy
Executive Director and Co-Founder,
Gabrielle Dinsmore
Heart and Hope Fund   
Master of Ceremonies Alison Bologna,
Co-Anchor NBC 10
Gentlemen Always Welcome.
Sponsored by The Rhode Island Region
of The National Organization of Italian American Women.
The Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Admission:  $65 
Contact:  212-642-2003; fax: 212-642-2006
noiaw@noiaw.org
www.noiaw.org


January 15 (Wednesday)     6:30 - 8:30 pm
An Epiphany Celebration and Silent Auction
IN HONOR OF Three Wise Women
ANITA BOTTI
Chief of Staff and Principal Deputy
Office of Global Women's Issues
Department of State
CAROL ACINAPURA TRAWICK
President, Trawick Foundation
LAURA BENEDETTI
Professor and Chair, Laura and Gaetano DeSole
Professor of Contemporary Italian Culture
Department of Italian, Georgetown University.
Buffet Dinner. Gentlemen Always Welcome. Business Attire. 
Sponsored by the Greater Washington, DC Region The National Organization of Italian American Women.
Maggiano's Little Italy
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Admission:  $115
Contact:  212-642-2003; fax 212-642-2006
noiaw@noiaw.org
January 17 (Friday)              7:30 pm Chelsea Opera, in collaboration with the Bloomingdale School of Music Chamber Orchestra, presents Opera Lab:  The Sleeping Beauty - a work in progress and an evening of student ensembles
Christ & St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69 Street (between Broadway and Columbus), Manhattan
free admission (first come, first served)
 http://www.chelseaopera.org/thesleepingbeauty_about.html
ChelseaOpera@aol.com
212-260-1796
www.ChelseaOpera.org 


And Beyond

 

January 19 (Sunday)           10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5th Annual Epiphany Celebration Brunch and Silent Auction IN HONOR OF Three Wise Women
MARY BARNEBY
Chief Executive Officer,
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
CAROL HEINS
Owner & Image Consultant,
Carol's Creations
DR. JERALYN FANTARELLA
Owner, General Dentistry Practice
Jeralyn R. Fantarella,
D.M.D., P.C.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Region of The National Organization of Italian American Women.
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Admission: $60
RSVP BY January 13, 2014.
Contact: 212-642-2003; Fax 212-642-2006
noiaw@noiaw.org
www.noiaw.org


Current Exhibits and Special Events 

 

Current exhibits, film festivals, theater, special events, and more...



Dorothea's House

Casa di Cultura Italian Programs and Films listing of the 2013-2014 season:
http://www.dorotheashouse.org/
Italian Classes at Dorotheashouse
http://www.dorotheashouse.org/classes.html
Dorothea's House
Casa di Cultura Italian
120 John Street, Princeton, NJ
Contact: Joe Casalaina  joec@dorotheashouse.org
 

Dancing with Anabella Lenzu
NEW CLASSES in Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn for this year!
CLASS SCHEDULE STARTING JANUARY 2ND, 2014
BARRE A TERRE (Open Level)
* THURSDAYS, from 7:30- 8:30pm at Peridance Center
* FRIDAYS, from 10am- 11:30am at Peridance (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)
ARGENTINEAN TANGO WORKSHOP (Beginner Level)
Special 4 Week Intensive Session
Starting January 8th
* Wednesdays 7- 8:30 PM
 at Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center
(347 Grand Street, Williamsburg / Brooklyn)
DANCEDRAMA LABORATORY WORKSHOP SERIES
(Pre-registration required) STARTING FEBRUARY 1st, 2014
* SATURDAYS, from 9:30am- 1:30pm
at The Cave (58 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
    The February Laboratory (Feb 1 , 8, 15 & 22) will cover Voice/Acting and Dance Technique.
    The March Laboratory ( March 1, 8, 15 & 22) will cover Dance Technique and ALDD Repertory.
    The April laboratory ( April 5, 12, 19 & 26) will cover Choreography and Improvisation.
http://www.anabellalenzu.com/weekly-classes/


    

Exhibit: Presepio Napoletano  

On view: Friday, December 6, 2013 through Saturday, January 11, 2014. Exhibit Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm; Friday 2:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Hours subject to change
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity scene originated in Italy in the 13th century when Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita from the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. Today many artisans are dedicated to the craft of creating handmade figures for presepi. 'Presepio Napoletano' represents rich cultural and spiritual traditions. The landscape is handcrafted in wood, cork and paper mache. The figures are made of terra cotta, hemp and wire many of which stand more than a foot tall. For more information or to schedule a guided tour or group visit please call 914-771-8700.
Suggested donation:  adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5.  

Sponsored by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center.
One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY
Contact:  Patrizia Calce 914-771-8700 ext. 109 

  


On view through January 12, 2014
Photographic Exhibit Presented by Anita Sanseverino
Photographic exhibit on the history of the "Presepe Napoletano," the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene which dates back to the 11th Century.  Meaning "crib" or "crèche" in English, a presepe depicts the birth of Jesus, and also became a showcase for local artisans and craftsmen.
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
Contact:  212-965-9000
ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com
  

  

 
Italian Classes for the Community at Stony Brook University 

For a complete schedule and fees visit:  

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/italian_studies/docs/Updated%20Classes%202013-2014.pdf
Classes begin October 15, 2013, and run through March 29, 2014, for an annual fee of $250.00 (payable by check or credit card).
Classes are available as follows:
John Glenn HS, Elwood: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
John Glenn HS, Elwood: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Stony Brook University: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Contact: Donna Severino, 631-632-7444 or email donna.severino@stonybrook.edu



January 17 (Friday)              7:30 pm Chelsea Opera, in collaboration with the Bloomingdale School of Music Chamber Orchestra,
presents Opera Lab:  The Sleeping Beauty - a work in progress and an evening of student ensembles
Christ & St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69 Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
free admission (first come, first served)
 http://www.chelseaopera.org/thesleepingbeauty_about.html
ChelseaOpera@aol.com
212-260-1796
www.ChelseaOpera.org



Italian Comedy Events with Giulio Gallarotti 
Free weekly show at Fat Baby on the lower east side, 112 Rivington street, Manhattan 
showtime is 9:30 pm 
Contact Giulio Gallarotti for further information.
gcgallarotti@gmail.com


Permanent Exhibits

ANTONIO MEUCCI:  THE TRUE INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE  
Featuring  Meucci's telephone models and original documents. 
Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Order Sons of Italy in America. 
420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island 
Contact:  Bonnie McCourt (718) 442-1608  
 

  

 
GENERAL GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI:  THE LEGENDARY HERO OF TWO WORLDS
Featuring Garibaldi's "Red Shirt" which he wore during the 1849 defiance of the Roman Republic and original handwritten documents.
Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Order Sons of Italy in America.
420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island
Contact:  Bonnie McCourt  (718) 442-1608  
    
 

ITALIAN HERITAGE COLLECTION  The Enrico Fermi Cultural Committee showcases a display of sculptures and artwork that feature Arturo Toscanini, "Madre Italia," Cardinal Lucchesi, Dante Alighieri, Italian Nobel Prize Winners, "The Italians of New York" and a silkscreen of "Festa" by Ralph Fasanella.
Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Belmont Branch of the New York Public Library
610 East 186th Street at Hughes Avenue, Bronx
Contact:  Marisa Parish (718) 933-6410  
    
  
DANTE ALIGHIERI
Display of photographs, posters, prints, books, and artifacts featuring the life and work of Dante Alighieri.
Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Belmont Branch of the New York Public Library
610 East 186th Street at Hughes Avenue, Bronx
Contact:  Marisa Parish (718) 933-6410  

  


FASANELLA PRINTS
Prints of the work of Ralph Fasanella on display include "Welcome Home Boys," "Working the Night Shift," "Working at the Mill," "South Bronx Rebirth," "Washington Square," and "Labor Education - New Bedford Union Hall" all signed by the artist.
White Plains Public Library, Computer Alcove
100 Martine Avenue, White Plains
Contact: (914)422-1480 
http://www.whiteplainslibrary.org 

  


ENRICO CARUSO
Collection of costumes, photographs, caricatures, and personal artifacts of Enrico Caruso.  Please call to make reservations.
Sponsored by the Enrico Caruso Museum of America.
1942 East 19th Street at Avenue T, Brooklyn
Contact:  Cav. Aldo Mancusi  (718) 368-3993 

CarusoMuseumNY@aol.com

http://www.enricocarusomuseum.com 

  


ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM
The museum tells the poignant story of the immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island and details the history of immigration processing station between 1892 and 1954.  Featuring trunks, baggage, immigrant clothing and costumes, passports, steamer and railroad tickets, ship passenger manifests, and more from Italian immigrants as well as the original painting "Family Supper" by Ralph Fasanella.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Ellis Island, New York Harbor
Contact:  (212) 363-3200  
http://www.ellisisland.com 

  


THE BALDIZZI FAMILY TENEMENT
Visit a re-creation of the tenement of this Italian family as it was in the 1930s.  Discover the spirited and imaginative means that the Baldizzi family employed to make their way through hard times and forge new lives for themselves in America.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
90 Orchard Street at Broome Street, Manhattan
Contact:  (212) 431-0233  
http://www.tenement.org 

  


THE PICCIRILLI STUDIO:  PUBLIC SCULPTURE FOR THE NATION  Traveling exhibition presented by Bill Carroll to feature the great sculptures (such as the 'Lincoln Memorial,' 'Library Lions,' 'Firemen's Memorial,' 'Maine Monument') that were carved at the famed Piccirilli studio in the Bronx.
Mott Haven Branch of the New York Public Library
321 East 140th Street at Alexander Avenue, Bronx
Contact:  (718) 665-4878

  


LUIGI DEL BIANCO CHIEF CARVER ON MOUNT RUSHMORE A permanent exhibit showcasing Luigi Del Bianco's work as Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore is now on display at the Italian American Museum. To find out more about Luigi Del Bianco and his great contribution to Mount Rushmore, visit www.luigimountrushmore.com 
Sponsored by the Italian American Museum.
155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
Admission: $5
Contact: (212) 965-9000  
info@italianamericanmuseum.org
http://www.italianamericanmuseum.org 
    

  



Television Programs

ITALICS:
  The Italian American Magazine

Monthly television program documenting the Italian American experience.  Produced by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY and CUNY-TV cable channel 75 in the five boroughs.  Check your local cable listings.
Contact:  Lucia Grillo (212) 642-2049
  
  

TV show:  I-Italy/NY 
On NYC Life (Channel 25 NYC)
Episodes are aired each week on Saturday (11:00pm) and Sunday (1:00 pm).  The show embraces everything Italian and explores the Italian and Italian-American faces of New York City, especially places in NYC that are not known, even to the majority of Italians and Italian-Americans that live in the city. It is also a great opportunity for students studying Italian to discover something new about Italy today and the program also explores Italian spots and events going on around NYC.
If you missed the first two episodes show on TV I-Italy/NY you can find it on their website and all the new episodes can be see on their website each week.
I-Italy also came out with I-Italy magazine in print last week but you can also see it on line.
If you missed the first episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPCUt_cQmTw&feature=BFa&list=UUzqf9M765oO-keWPaeaMC_w  



ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS
A television interview produced and hosted by Professor Vito De Simone.  
On Brooklyn BCAT channels 56 and 69, every Friday at 1:30 pm. 
On Great Neck area (Long Island) channel 20, every Monday at 8:00 pm and every Saturday at 8:30 pm. 
On Brookhaven-Stony Brook (Long Island) channel 20, every Sunday at 12:30 am. 
On Woodbury area (Long Island) channel 20, every Tuesday at 2:30 pm. 
Contact:  Vito De Simone (516) 466-6352  
 


THE GINO DI NAPOLI SHOW  
Featuring Gino Di Napoli performing the best Neapolitan, Italian and American music. 
Woodbury system (All Nassau and western Suffolk) 
Every Monday, 6:30 pm channel 20. 
Every Wednesday, 6:30 pm channel 150. 
Happauge System (Eastern Central Suffolk) 
Every Sunday, 4:00 pm channel 20. 
Every Tuesday, 1:00 pm channel 20. 
Riverhead System (All of East end) 
Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm, channel 20. 
Contact:  Gino Di Napoli (631) 242-5808  
dinapoli1@aol.com 



Italian comedians in NYC

Host: Ray DeVito. 

Sacapuntas! is a monthly show at the UCB East (153 E.3rd); the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 pm (begins October 4th).

Recess is the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at B Bar (40 E. 4th) 8.30 pm

Shoot the Shite at Creek and the Cave in Long Island City is a monthly show; third Saturday of every month;  

8:00 pm.

Please contact Ray DeVito for further information. 




Italian Opera

To see the schedule of performances of The Metropolitan Opera and The New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Manhattan visit  http://ww.lincolncenter.org   (by typing in this website address or double-click on the hyperlink).

  


Italian Radio Programs

  

To see a list of Italian radio programs in the New York Metropolitan area visit   http://www.qc.edu/calandra/community/commradio.html   (by typing in this address or double-click on the hyperlink).
  
 
   
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