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LAST CHANCE! CONGRESS REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH Join NJIHC for Italian Culture, Art, & a Cocktail Reception on Saturday, Nov. 12th, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Program details are available below. We look forward to seeing you at our signature event!


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November 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick)

The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) is proud to invite you to its 13th Annual Congress. This year’s Congress will feature presentations from prominent local artists and will be immediately followed by a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s galleries and enjoy good food and camaraderie with leaders of the Italian American community and local representatives. $15 registration includes Program and Reception.


Italian Heritage Curriculum Featured on NJTV’s Classroom Closeup – NJIHC would like to thank NJTV’s Classrom Closeup team for creating a fantastic piece on the Commission’s “Italian Heritage Curriculum.” Click the video below if you missed the premiere, or just want to watch it again!

Watch NJTV Classroom Closeup Video


November 2016 Events


Believing the Impossible: Neapolitan Identity and the Cult of San Gennaro

November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Seton Hall University (South Orange)

Come listen to Ilaria Poerio, Visiting Scholar, University of Reading, UK, tell us about the cult of Saint Gennaro in the Napolitan tradition.

Sequenze: Italian language through contemporary film

November 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Princeton University (Princeton)

Join Elisa Dossena, Lecturer of Italian, as she demonstrates how students can strengthen their ability to understand and produce in the target language, while also increasing their cultural and intercultural competence.

Italian American Police Society General Membership Dinner

November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Chandelier (Belleville)

Come enjoy good food and learn about how you can support law enforcement officers by joining the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey.

Film: Cinema Quo Vado

November 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothea’s House (Princeton)

Join us for a screening of Quo Vado the story of Checco, a young man who has realized all his dreams.

La Bella Musica Mandolin Ensemble

November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo (Jersey City)

Come and join us at Casa Colombo for an early immigrant experience: a mandolin ensemble, pizza, and red wine!

Come sta l’Italiano? The Present and Future of Italian Language and Culture Studies

November 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Montclair State University (Montclair)

Join Consul General of New York Francesco Genuardi, Lucia Pasqualini from Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Modern Language Association (MLA) representative Dennis Looney, and David Ward from Wellesley College for a conversation on the current state of the discipline, the best practices recently identified by practitioners, and the interesting challenges intrinsic to the growth of a lively language that is studied in increasing numbers worldwide.

Puccini’s Tosca

November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Seton Hall University (South Orange)

Come experience Tosca, a melodramatic opera set in 19th century Rome containing depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.

“My Family ~ My Music” Italian American Heritage Show

November 20, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Montclair Art Museum (Montclair)

Join the Coro d’Italia and special guests for a musical journey from immigration to today, highlighting songs and dances from throughout Italy, as well as Italian American classics.


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