Italian Music & Dinner • Growing up with Italian Music

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Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment, and a film presentation
A program with film by John Orlando and coordinated by Lou Barrella

Tuesday, August 17th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm

Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Italian music!

This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian music at Nonna’s house with our families on Sundays and how our fathers and mothers played it regularly at home. Music was as much a part of the Italian family as pasta, sauce and meatballs on a Sunday. The film is about how Italian music influenced the lives of Italians and their children. As john recounts his best memories, he reveals how Italian music was the common thread that wove all Italian Americans together into a magnificent tapestry of values and pride. It was the music and singing from the great Caruso to the popular Connie Francis, Dean Martin, Jimmy Roselli and Many others that forged Italian families together for close to a hundred years.

Listen, Learn and Enjoy! Listening together during this film will cause nostalgia along with wonderful memories. Sadly, it is music and a time that is fading away, as Italian and Italian-American traditions fade away; yet it will always remain a part of the Italian-American experience. To Italians, life without music is like a forest without trees. Although the memories fade, whenever these songs are heard they still have a positive effect. We can be proud to say: “This music is ours!”

Four-Course dinner includes wine and soft drinks.
Non-Members $85 per person (tax and gratuities included)
*Casa Members & Garibaldi Museum Members $75 Per person
(tax and gratuities included)

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