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October 2017

Film: Andiamo a quel paese

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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“Let's go to that village" is a 2014 Italian comedy written, directed and starred by the comedy duo Ficarra and Picone. Valentino and Salvo - old friends, have lost their jobs - they decide to change their lives and move from the city of Palermo to the small Sicilian town of Monteforte, birthplace of Valentino and Salvo’s wife, hoping to limit expenses. The impact with the reality of the town is complicated and the small town seems to be inhabited…

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November 2017

Meet the Author.

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, 07302 United States
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$10.00

Richard Muti will read from his most recent book, Cent' Anni. The Sinatra Legend at 100. Come and celebrate Sinatra's 102nd birthday with Mr. Muti...and a cake! Where: Casa Colombo, the Italian Art and Educational Center. 380 Monmouth Street. Jersey City. .

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POSTPONED: Annual Congress – Jersey Jazz, Italian Style

November 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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EVENT POSTPONED The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) is proud to invite you to its 14th Annual Congress, “Jersey Jazz, Italian Style,” on Sunday, November 26th. The 2017 Congress will feature performances from prominent local artists and will be immediately followed by a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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December 2017

Candice Guardino Italian Bred

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Ocean County College, 1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753 United States
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$25 - $35

4 out of 4 Stars! Italian Bred is based on true life events, told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian in NY. Candice is being called someone who “Stuns!” by The Chicago Stage. She slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the City”), Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”), and Vic DiBitetto (“Mall Cop 2”). Candice Guardino will…

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La Cantata Dei Pastori

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
East Brunswick Vo-Tech High School, 112 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 United States
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Free

Celebrate Christmas Italian Style with this folk theatrical performance of a 17th-century Southern Italian play written by Andrea Perrucci. This hilarious musical version, adapted and directed by Alessandra Belloni, will be performed in Italian with English narration. This event is free of charge.

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Annual Christmas Singalong

December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, 07302 United States
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Free - $5

Join us with our annual Holiday Party, we will have Italian Music along with Italian Pastries and Appetizers. Click here for more information and registration.  

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Scarlatti in New Jersey

December 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ United States
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Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources at Washington's Headquarters Museum - part of Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey - discovered within the Lloyd W. Smith manuscript collection the original 1693 manuscript of Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorio La Giuditta.   Dr. Robert W. Butts, conductor of The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, created a modern edition and performed the work in its entirety in New York in 2008. In 2016 The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey celebrated its 20th Anniversary. …

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Book Presentation: Pre-Occupied Spaces Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies by Teresa Fiore (Fordham UP 2017)

December 11, 2017 @ 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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Free and open to the public

The Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science and Law, and Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University are pleased to present a conversation about Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies, a new book by Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University), published by Fordham University Press in May 2017. By linking Italy's long history of emigration to all continents in…

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January 2018

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet

January 7 @ 5:00 pm
Dorothea’s House, 120 John Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Free

Princeton author Beth Brombert will speak about Elena Ferrante’s widely translated popular books, and how the original works, written in Italian, offer subtleties of language not found in the English translation. A Tour of Elena Ferrante’s Naples: Danielle Oteri, art historian, writer and founder of Feast On History will walk you through many of Naples’ most famous sites and highlight the lesser known parts of the city.

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Symposium on the opera, Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Princeton University Princeton, NJ United States + Google Map

In conjunction with the performances of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo,” the Program in Italian Studies will present an afternoon symposium on the opera on, Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00-6:00PM, including a round table featuring the production team, presentations on the opera and its context by the graduate students in Professor Wendy Heller’s graduate seminar Music 515: Origins of Opera.  Professor Tim Carter, the David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and one of the leading…

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