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PIB and Italian Consulate to Host Sailing Championship

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Beginning on June 27, Professionisti Italiani a Boston will host two Italian students from the nonprofit sailing school “Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino;” the teenagers will visit Boston, discuss motivational personal stories with local Italian professionals, and compete against young sailors from renowned Boston sailing clubs. On July 2, PIB and the Consul General of Italy in Boston, Mr. Nicola De Santis, will award the Neapolitan sailing team during the final reception. Three regattas will take place on Tuesday, June 28 at the Courageous Sailing Center; Thursday, June 30 at the MIT Sailing Center, and Friday, July 1st at Community Boating. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, ...

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Watertown Sons of Italy Distributes Nearly $10,000 to Scholarships and Charities

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This month, the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, distributed nearly $10,000 to deserving high school graduates and local charities. These donations were made possible by the on­going fundraising efforts by the Sons of Italy throughout the year, including funds generated by the yearly motorcycle ride, the Boston Strong ­Watertown Strong Bike Ride, to honor the victims and first responders from the Boston Marathon bombings. Started four years ago, after the Boston Marathon attacks, the Boston Strong ­Watertown Strong Bike Ride aims to raise awareness to the first responders who sacrifice their lives on ...

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Tonno Restaurant to Open in Gloucester June 17th

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BOSTON, MA (June 7, 2016) – Famed North End restaurateur and chef, Anthony Caturano (Prezza), will open the doors to his new Gloucester restaurant, Tonno, on June 17. Italian for “tuna,” Tonno will be housed in the former Blackburn Tavern space and will feature coastal Italian seafood and other treasures from land and sea. Seating 99 people, Tonno has partial ocean views and is open year-round. After undergoing a full renovation this winter, the renewed 4,000 square foot space is outfitted with a dining room, a lounge with a cocktail bar and a private events room. The lounge area features communal ...

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Odyssey Opera to Perform Mozart’s Lucio Silla at BU Theatre

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A love-struck tyrannical Roman dictator, love triangles, death threats, togas, and opera—you’ll find it all in the Odyssey Opera production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s rarely performed opera Lucio Silla, premiering tonight and being performed again Friday and Sunday at the Boston University Theatre. The opera, one of two being staged this season as part of the company’s third annual opera festival (a production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Ezio preceded Lucio Silla), tells the story of Lucio Silla, a self-proclaimed Roman dictator who lusts after Giunia, the daughter of his enemy Gaius Marius. Giunia, however, is in love with, and wed to, Cecilio, ...

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Bottega Fiorentina to Open New Location Sunday in Newton

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This weekend, Brookline-based Bottega Fiorentina will open the doors to a new Newton outpost. On June 5, starting at 11 a.m., launch-day patrons will be able to drink free espresso or enjoy the regular Sunday and Wednesday special, pasta with any of over fifteen sauces for $4.99. Additionally, the regular fare will include a wide array of insalate, panini, antipasti, and gelati. This new location is the product of over one year’s preparation by Florentine owners Andrea and Cristina Ferrini, including construction of the interior and obtaining requisite approvals by the city. The menu will be the same as the ...

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Italian Festa at Waltham Common

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When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date Sunday, June 5 Where: Waltham Common, Waltham MA The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date is Sunday, June 5. In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa subsidizes the Lodge’s Scholarship Fund from which annual awards are presented to deserving high-school seniors in Waltham and other Massachusetts communities based on scholastic excellence, community service, extra-curricular activities and in some instances, Italian heritage and/or proficiency in ...

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Film Screening: 8 1/2 at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline

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When: August 22, 2016 – 7 p.m. Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo) transforms one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is a director whose personal and professional life is collapsing around him. An early working title for the film was La Bella Confusione (The Beautiful Confusion), and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a fantasy, a spectacle, and a glittering magic act. Click here for tickets

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