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Renato Camurri presents “Gaetano Salvemini and the Harvard Years”

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When: Monday, April 18, 2016 – 4:15 – 6:00 pm Where: Hoffman Room, Center for European Studies at Harvard — 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA Renato Camurri presents Gaetano Salvemini: Lettere Americane, 1927-1949, a collection of previously unpublished letters written by the Italian antifascist historian and political activist Gaetano Salvemini during his years of exile in the United States. Speaker Renato Camurri, Associate Professor of Late Modern and Contemporary History, University of Verona Discussant Charles S. Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University Chaired by David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; Chair, History Department, Harvard ...

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Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri

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Following the successful "Carbonara Night" event, the Consulate General of Italy presents a new challenge for the Italian student associations of the Boston area.

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Richard Aliberti: The North End’s Artistic Soul

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The North End is a place full of history and — nowadays — restaurants, but upon closer examination it is also a neighborhood full of art and culture. Anyone who has ever glanced up to take in the bronze statues or plaques that adorn one of the country’s finest Little Italies will have encountered the skillful hand of Richard Aliberti, an artist that has been in and out of the neighborhood for the past three decades, but who has left a lasting impression on it. “I wasn’t expecting to make a living off of art,” he explains as he thinks ...

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Long-awaited North End documentary premiers at Suffolk U

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On Jan. 20, the North End Historical Society presented its long-awaited documentary “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre. It was mostly filmed and directed by Maureen McNamara of Kendall Productions in Cambridge, with post-production editing done John Balcom of John Balcom Productions in Los Angeles. “As the title indicates, it is not so much a documentary history as it is the story of the things that made the North End special,” said James Pasto, co-founder of the North End Historical Society. “Those things include Sunday dinners, nicknames, street corners, doo wop, world boxing champion ...

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The Classics from Abruzzo – Fundraiser concert for AP Italian

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When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Maxwell Auditorium – Masonic Museum & Library – 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA The grand Lodge of Massachusetts O.S.I.A. and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston present the Italian Trio THE CLASSICS from Abruzzo performing Opera Arias & popular Neapolitan Italian songs. A fundraiser in support of the Italian AP Exam. Click on the image to purchase tickets:

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C.A.S.IT. celebrates 20 years at fundraiser event

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“Come, learn and play” was the main theme of C.A.S.IT.’s second annual fundraiser Casino Night, held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Raising funds to support Italian language and culture programs in public and private schools throughout New England, the non-profit organization also celebrated its 20th anniversary, with honored guests such as the Consul General of Italy for New England, Nicola De Santis, and State Sen. Sal DiDomenico joining C.A.S.IT. founder Maria Gioconda Motta and Vice President Alberto Mogavero for the occasion. DiDomenico also presentad an Official Citation to C.A.S.IT. in recognition of the big milestone and for its efforts in promoting ...

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REGALI Artists Residency at MassArt

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When: Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Where: The Godine Gallery, MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 The Godine Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) invites you to the opening reception of REGALI, an exhibition born out of a reciprocal Boston-Sicilian artist residency centered on the community of Favara, Sicily, and the culture of the gift, during an intense two-week residency in July of 2014. The exhibition features the collaborative work of American and European resident artists ranging from photography, video, and installation to performance and interactive media. This collective of artists from Europe and ...

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Job opening at Consulate General of Italy in Boston

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Il Consolato Generale d’Italia in Boston bandisce un concorso per l’assunzione di un impiegato nel settore Servizi di autista-commesso-centralinista La data di scadenza per le presentazione delle domande è il 14 febbraio 2016 Per maggiori informazioni si prega di visitare il sito web www.consboston.esteri.it nella sezione degli Avvisi.

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Donate Toys To The Italian Home For Children For Children In Need

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Filippo Ristorante in Boston is hosting a toy drive in honor of Mark F. Frattaroli. If you are interested in donating, you can drop off new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 4-14. The toy must be dropped off by December 17, 2015. If you are interested in making a donation instead, you can make a check payable to The Italian Home for Children and mail it to Filippo Ristorante, 283 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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North End Documentary Seeking Contributions

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The North End Historical Society is looking for support to make a documentary on Italian-Americans in the North End in Boston, MA. The North End has been home to Italian-American community for over 100 years. The film will be narrated by North End native Stephen Passacantilli. The film is based on interviews with North End natives and their descendents living in the Boston-area. “It will preserve a way of life that has all but disappeared from Boston.” If you are interested in donating, you can visit their website.

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First Italian American bookstore in United States opens in North End

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The country’s first Italian American bookstore officially opened its doors on Oct. 29. Located at 189 North St., in Boston’s North End neighborhood, I AM Books holds Italian and Italian American literature, magazines, games, toys and many more gift items. “When you walk into I AM Books, you might have a certain idea of Italy or of your Italian roots,” says co-owner Nicola Orichuia. “We’d like you to walk out with ten or twenty new ideas and a whole new perspective.” For co-owner Jim Pinzino, whose family hailed from Sicily, the store will give others the chance to live an ...

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Fundraiser Concert Will Be Held At Dante Aligheri

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The Italian Heritage Committee of Massachusetts will be hosting a fundraiser concert at the Dante Aligheri Cultural Center On November 8, 2015.  “The Classics,”  an Italian trio from Ortona in the Abruzzo region, will be performing “Songs That Unified Italy.”  If you are interested in attending the event, you can call Lino Rullo at 617-447-0598, to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as there will be a buffet with a cash bar after the event.

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