Join us for Savor the Arts - Italy November 14-16

- Friday, November 14 -

7:30-9:30 pm:  Paint & Sip # I   $30 per person (includes supplies)

Fun night out! Glass painting workshop with Laurie Ruggeri


7-11 pm:  MAC's Ballroom Dance Social Visits Italy   $15 per person

A fun evening of Ballroom dancing.  No partner necessary. Wine is available for purchase.


- Saturday, November 15 -

10-11 am:  Florence   $15 per person

Brookdale's Armchair Tour Presentation by Franca Giuliana

Be transported to this beautiful city!  Learn about the culture, food, and music and leave feeling as if you spent the morning in Europe!


11 am-12 noon:  Puglia: The Next Tuscany   $15 per person

Brookdale's Armchair Tour Presentation by Franca Giuliana

Find out why this Italian South East region is a rising star in tourism.


1-1:45 pm:  Mozzarella Making and Tasting Class with Gregory Isnetto    

$10 per person

Join us for an experience you will never forget!  We begin with an introduction to the world of Mozzarella and a tasting of its varietals; from authentic imported Italian Mozz made from traditional milk and methods to our more commonly eaten Mozzarella here in the US, as well as home-smoked mozzarella and the delectable Burrata. A full demonstration is provided to show you how curd becomes the Mozzarella we all love with just a little time, hot water, and stretching.  Then we dive in and sample the Mozzarella the way it should be and fresh right out of the water!


2-3 pm:  Mozzarella Cheese Take Home Class with Gregory Isnetto   
$20 per person

You will be welcomed to the world of Mozzarella in grand fashion            

with a sampling and tasting of the 4 styles of this amazing cheese.  You will witness curd turn into Mozzarella cheese right before your very eyes and at the end of the experience, you will be leaving with your prize in hand:  a pound of fresh cheese and lb of fresh curd so you can do it yourself on Sunday?  The Fresh cheese can stay out for 24 hours on the counter, refrigerated for up to 4-5 days, or frozen up to a's your call.  It can be enjoyed hot out of the water in class or a year later one you defrost it.  Come spend your hour a little differently with us and leave with lasting memories and a new skill!


11 am-4 pm:  Italian Wine Cork Crafts with Cindy Gato (Adults)    FREE! 

Stop in and make a beautiful wine cork craft with Cindy.

Crafts will also be available for sale. 


6:30-8 pm:  Pre-Performance Reception   

$45 with show ticket

Food catered by Gaetano's. Wine available for purchase.


8-10 pm:  Blood-Type: Ragu   $30 per person

Award winning Off-Broadway Production. A humorous and tender coming of age one-man play exploring the first generation American's delicate dance between culture and identity through a universal story of family, healing, and forgiveness.  Award-winning actor/playwright Frank Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force performance portraying more than 20 characters.


- Sunday, November 16 -

1 pm: Poetry Reading from "Matriarch - A Journey Through Tradition" by Suzann Brucato   FREE

Matriarch is a photo journal tribute to motherhood, family, and heritage that conveys the importance of family traditions as a contribution to ensuing generations.                                                                                                                                                   

1-3 pm:  Paint & Sip #2 with Gail Sanderson    $35 per person (includes supplies) 

Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and creativity as you paint your

very own Italian scene with acrylic on canvas.  All supplies included. 


2-4 pm:  Sunday Gravy   $25 per person  

Join us for this traditional Italian catered dinner. Italian wine available for purchase.


4-5:30 pm:  The World of Italian Opera Multi-Media Presentation by Jeffrey DiLucca

$15 per person

A trip to Italy wouldn't be complete without a trip to the opera!

Learn about Italian Opera and how it influenced our musical culture of today.  Become opera literate in this entertaining presentation by Mr. DiLucca, a composer, classically trained baritone and Adjunct Professor of Music at Brookdale Community College. You may also realize you know more about opera than you think you do!


Pre-registration required for most events. For more information, please visit or call us at 732-706-4100. Click here to download schedule of events.


Club MAC will offer child care throughout the weekend for $5 per hour.  Pre-registration is required.


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Middletown Arts Center
Where the Community & the Arts Come Together

36 Church Street
Middletown, New Jersey (Across from the Middletown Train Station)
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