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February 2017
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Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA 07043
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Join us for a book presentation by Joseph Sciorra. Joseph Sciorra’s Built with Faith offers a place-centric, ethnographic study of the religious material culture of New York City’s Italian American Catholics. Sciorra spent thirty-five years researching these community art forms and interviewing Italian immigrant and U.S.-born Catholics. By documenting the folklife of this group, Sciorra reveals how Italian Americans in the city use expressive culture and religious practices to transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of ethnically infused…

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$110

Carnevale Italiano

February 26 @ 12:30 pm
Valley Regency, 1129 Valley Rd
Clifton, NJ United States
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Casa Colombo's annual Carnevale Italiano fundraiser will be honoring Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio, Carol Mori, and Anthony Catania. Tickets are $110 for adults and $25 for children. RSVP to Gina Verdibello by February 18th. phone: 973-4324991 email: ginaverdibello@gmail.com

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Film: Perfetti Sconosciuti, Cinema

February 26 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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When a woman suggests a game at a dinner party with her husband and five friends, it becomes a game of “chicken” that nobody really wants to play but nobody can say “no” to. Put your cell phone in the middle of the dining room table and share all calls and messages with everyone there. Would you all still be friends at the end of a game like this one? Directed by Paolo Genovese.

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March 2017
$15 - $76

New Jersey Festival Orchestra: La Traviata

March 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 United States
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Verdi's soaring arias and passionate duets have long made La Traviata one of the most popular operas of all time. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers from NY Metropolitan Opera and beyond joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this powerful romantic drama that will not leave a dry eye in the house. Free pre-concert lecture by Michael Rosin at 6pm

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$15 - $76

New Jersey Festival Orchestra: La Traviata

March 5 @ 3:00 pm
The Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Performing Arts,, 36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Verdi's soaring arias and passionate duets have long made La Traviata one of the most popular operas of all time. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers from NY Metropolitan Opera and beyond joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this powerful romantic drama that will not leave a dry eye in the house.    

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L’Infiorata, A show of Flowers

March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Come join us! Maria Pisano will talk about The Infiorata carpets of flowers created for the feast of Corpus Domini throughout Italy, and talk about the devotion of the participating communities.

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Film: Bread and Tulips (2000)

March 9 @ 6:30 pm
Ramapo College: ASB-136, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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The comedy follows the story of a housewife who, after being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. The films, in conjunction with the Italian Cinema course, will be shown on select Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in ASB-136. Discussions will follow the screenings. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Film: Confusi e Felici

March 19 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Description: A psychoanalyst suddenly quits his job after becoming ill. All his patients get together to find a way to make him feel better. Directed by Massimiliano Bruno.

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Critical Made in Italy Part 2: Food Innovation, Sustainability and Bio-technologies

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA 07043
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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This is the second event of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and inspired by a 2016 collection of essays edited by Daniele Balicco - Made in Italy and Culture. The association between Italy and food has only strengthened in the past couple of decades, especially outside of Italy. While the range of offerings in terms of regional culinary traditions, chefs’ techniques and approaches, as well as restaurant formats…

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Film: Once You Are Born, You Can No Longer Hide (2005)

March 29 @ 6:30 pm
Ramapo College: ASB-136, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy, a 10-year-old Italian (Matteo Gadola) finds himself on a barge with undocumented refugees after an accident at sea. The films, in conjunction with the Italian Cinema course, will be shown on select Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in ASB-136. Discussions will follow the screenings. Admission is free and open to the public.

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