Newsletter: February 2016

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Passing of Justice Marie Garibaldi – The NJ Italian Heritage Commission is saddened by the loss of Marie L. Garibaldi, Esq. NJIHC joins the entire Italian American community in mourning her loss. Ms. Garibaldi was a featured speaker for the Commission at its annual Congress at Rutgers University. NJIHC recognizes her to be an icon on the national Italian American scene because of her trailblazing efforts in the field of law, service to myriad community projects, and dedication to her Italian heritage. Our organization is honored to promote her singular legacy. Click here to learn more about her life and incredible legacy.

Expanding NJ Italian Events Calendar – As you can see below, we’ve added a number of exciting upcoming events to our calendar. Stay informed by liking us on Facebook and bookmarking the NJ Italian Events Calendar.

February 2016 Events

Italians in America: Recent Documentaries

February 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Montclair State University (Montclair)

Join us for a conversation with documentary filmmakers. This round table will explore issues related to Italian immigration to the United States, yesterday’s as well as today’s. These documentaries speak to the more general scenario of migration in the U.S. as well as global migrations more at large. The panel of film-makers will also include the screening of excerpts from their works.

-John Maggio (Producer/Director): “Filming and Producing The Italian Americans for PBS”
-Cristian Piazza (Filmmaker): “The Making of WAITING: Stories from Recent Italian Immigrants”

Film – La Strada

February 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Ramapo College: ASB-136 (Mahwah)

Come watch La Strada (1954) directed by Federico Fellini; stars Anthony Quinn, Guiletta Masina and Richard Basehart.

The Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at Ramapo College presents the lineup for its Italian Language Film Series for the Spring 2016 semester. 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.

Bilingual Poetry: Jean Hollander’s Counterpoint

February 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Dorothea’s House (Princeton)

Jean Hollander, well-known poet and translator of Dante, will read from her collection of poems, “Counterpoint.” Originally written in English, the poems were translated into Italian by Nicoletta Braschi (wife of Roberto Benigni), and published in “Poesia”. Ms. Hollander will recite her poems in English, followed by Princeton University Professor Pietro Frassica, who will read the Italian version.

Film – Seduced and Abandoned

February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Ramapo College: ASB-136 (Mahwah)

Come watch Seduced and Abandoned (1963) directed by Pietro Germi Agnese; stars Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli and Aldo Puglisi.

Una Festa Musicale Italiana

February 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Monroe Township Public Library (Monroe Township)

Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra! Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the soaring beauty of music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, this program will transport you to a land where speech is like singing and melody flows like wine.

NJ Film Festival Italian Double Feature @ Rutgers

February 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Rutgers University, Voorhees Hall #105 (New Brunswick)

One night only! Come and enjoy 2 intriguing Italian Films (Double Feature with English Subtitles).
-Citta’ dei Sogni (City of Dreams) – Paola Bernardini, 18 min.
-Amore tra le rovine (Love Among the Ruins) – Massimo Alì Mohammad, 68 min.

Film – The Fabulous Young Man (Il giovane favoloso)

February 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothea’s House (Princeton)

Join us for a screening of “Il giovane favoloso” (The Fabulous Young Man, 2014). The film, rated “PG,” tells the short life of the great Italian poet Leopardi.


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