Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, March 12th

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Presentation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Journey through Lazio and Campania

A visual presentation and lecture by Anita Sanseverino about notable, yet lesser known cities within the two regions. The evening will also include an information session and discussion about an organized group trip to Naples, Italy, led by Anita. 

Light fare & refreshments will be provided.

$15 Member

$20 Non-member

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Thursday, March 14th

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Opera Lunch

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Verdi’s“I Vespri Siciliani”with Introduction and Commentary

by Opera Educators, Lou Barrella and Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka

I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)is Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th opera and based on an historical event that occurred in Palermo in 1282. Verdi enhances this Romantic Era story with patriotic passion allowing audiences to relate to its characters and their struggles even as we are entertained. It has a wealth of melodic and dramatic opportunity for all the main characters. This particular production is a truly “Italian” operatic experience for those who love Verdi and great operatic singing. 

Three-Course Lunch including wine & soft drinks. 

$54 Member

$54 Garibaldi Museum Members

$60 Non-member

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Cultural Program Overview

Art & Photo Exhibits

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Exhibits showcasing the best of Italian art, history, and culture and contributions of Italians to the United States.  Among the special exhibitions will be paintings, sculptures, ceramics, artifacts, and photography from Italy and by present day Italian American artists.

Wine & Spirit Tastings

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Italian wine classes, tastings, demonstrations and workshops designed to help individuals develop an appreciation for a variety of wines by learning about the history of the grape, different soil and climates, how wine is made and vineyard cultivation techniques on the property’s “representational” vineyard.

Guest Chef Demos

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Celebrity chef Donatella Arpaia and tenor Michael Castaldo were welcomed at Casa Belvedere for an evening of amazing food, wine and lots of memories. 

Lectures & Presentations

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Lectures, presentations, and guest speakers in both English and Italian, on various topics of Italian ancestry, culture, holidays, traditions, and society of Italy as well as the contributions of Italians to America and around the world .

Musical Performances

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A variety of live musical performances will include Piano Night, Opera Night, Philharmonic Ensembles, Classical and Contemporary Music, Jazz, Violin and much more.

Film/Theatre

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Screenings and festivals featuring full-length films, shorts, animated films, and documentaries from classic and contemporary Italian cinema highlighting  a wide variety of topics.  Additionally, children will perform classic plays such as the Adventures of Pinocchio, La Befana, and Strega Nonna.