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The Nativity Scene – Natale in Casa Cupiello

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Nativity Scene imparts insights into why millions of immigrants left Italy and established their presepe (Christmas cribs) elsewhere, in the new Promised Land ... Through the image of the presepe, The Nativity Scene presents a dramatic debate over the place and significance of Italy's rich and powerful iconic heritage, and the myths and rituals attendant upon it as shapers of social life.
(Kevin Z. Moores)

The Leopard | Italian Book Club

January 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy. Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the 1860s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth, and great personal magnetism. Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters: a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires.

Gino Bartali: The Invisible Hero

January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Gino Bartali: Eroe Silenzioso
Three-time Giro champion helped save the lives of 800 Jews during the Holocaust.
We invite you to a Meet and Greet with Special Guest Speaker: Gioia Bartali

The Leopard | Film Screening

February 9, 2020 @ 4:30 am - 7:00 pm

Luchino Visconti's best film and certainly the most personal of his historical epics, The Leopard chronicles the fortunes of Prince Fabrizio Salina and his family during the unification of Italy in the 1860s

Italy: The Fairy-Godmother of Literary Fairy Tales”

May 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Fairy tales have captured our imagination for centuries and they still do. In this presentation we will see how the literary fairy tale began in Italy long before Perrault and before the Brothers Grimm made it famous.

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