Newsletter: May 2017

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Summer Italian Immersion Course Offers High School Students College Credit

Montclair State University is excited to be offering a brand-new program, which seamlessly links the high school and college learning experience. Taught by a native speaker and coordinated by an experienced high school teacher on the Montclair State University campus, its aim is to consolidate rising senior students’ intermediate Italian skills on their way to an advanced level. Students will benefit from an engaging college experience on a campus boasting a dynamic Italian program and proximity to New York City and richly Italian local NJ venues.

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$5,000 Coccia-Inserra Teaching Award Reminder

Italian teachers, there is still time to apply for the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian. If you are planning on applying, please remember to record a video of one of your lessons prior to the end of the school year.

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NJIHC Chairman Robert DiBiase alongside UNICO National President Dominic Nicastro

NJIHC Chairman Speaks at Westfield UNICO’s 40th Year Celebration

“All organizations, governmental or private, should take a lesson from UNICO. If they followed your motto, ‘Service Above Self’, think how wonderfully successful we would all be” – Robert DiBiase

NJIHC Commissioner Sal Davino and Consul General of Italy in New York Francesco Genuardi

Commission Commends Kings Food Markets for Innovative “Piazza Italia”

NJIHC was delighted to join Kings Food Markets at the opening ceremony of “Piazza Italia,” which includes 8 days of Italian entertainment and tastings throughout New Jersey. Consult the below schedule to find an event near you!


May 2017 Events

The Written Language of the Body

May 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Princeton University (Princeton)

Join professor Ara Merjian as he explores Pasolini’s engagement with performance art in the 70s and beyond, offering us a glimpse of his forthcoming book “Heretical Aesthetics: Pier Paolo Pasolini against the Avant-Garde”.

East Hanover Italian American Club Carnival

May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Lurker Park (East Hanover)

Join the East Hanover Italian American Club for its annual fair featuring rides for all ages, games, great food, and more!

Tarantella Dance Workshop

May 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Bloomfield Public Library (Bloomfield)

Get your groove on the Italian way! Come and learn the “spider dance” Learn the Quadriglia (Italian square dance) the Furlana waltz, then drum ancient tambourine rhythms.

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