• Did you miss any of our virtual programs? Now you can watch them on demand or gift someone with a package… Single webinar price$10. Buy a package and get one for free.
    • Italian Auto Industry
    • Italian American Vegetable Garden
    • Changing Habits After Covid19
    • Celebrating Women Suffrage
    • Naples Culinary Tour
    • Celebrating Father's Day
  • Did you miss any of our virtual programs? Now you can watch them on demand or gift someone with a package… Single webinar price$10. Buy a package and get one for free.
    • Italian Music Festivals, food and wine
    • The city of Modena with Mara De Matteo
    • Relax in the Countryside/Relax in campagna e in un "agriturismo"
    • Il Palio di Siena
    • At the Lakes
    • Explore the Italian Mountains in the Summer
    • Italian Beaches - Le Spiagge Italiane
  • Did you miss any of our virtual programs? Now you can watch them on demand or gift someone with a package… Single webinar price$10. Buy a package and get one for free.
    • From Boxer to Barista
    • Raphael Sanzio
    • A Mangiare!
    • The Almond Harvest
    • Before Venice...
    • Buon Natale!
    • Pop Go the Holidays!
  • Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Relax in the Countryside and Farmhouses/Relax in campagna e in un agriturismo Guest Speaker: Marco Evangelista, Director of Journeys by Central Holidays Discover the beauty of the Italian countryside, rolling hills, charming farmhouses, and the essence of the simplistic living with us! We will virtually travel across iconic areas of Italy but also the lesser-known relaxing countryside. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.
  • Italy’s Best Kept Wine Secrets: How To Spice Up Your Wine Rack For The Fall Walking through pumpkin patches. Cutting oven-roasted Turkey. Pulling checkered flannel out of your closet. Every season has its style. So does wine… In this wine class, author and importer Tony Margiotta will show you how to pair 4 delicious Italian wines with food for the Fall season. You won’t believe how easy it is once it’s revealed to you! You’ll discover:
    • How To Pair Food & Wine In The Fall
    • A White Wine That Can Outlive Some Reds
    • A Daring Wine Pairing With Turkey
    • The People’s Wine In Piemonte
    • When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do With This Timeless Classic
    Join us for a virtual hour of La Dolce Vita with good company while insider Tony Margiotta shares a new way of pairing Italian wines with food. About Tony Margiotta: Tony Margiotta roams the less-traveled backroads of the Italian countryside in search of quality craft wines. He’s the President of Gladiator Wine Distribution, an importer of small artisanal wines handcrafted in Italy. He’s the author of "Hidden Gems of Italy,” winner of “The Best European Wine Book In The US” at the Gourmand International Book Competition. His wines have won numerous awards including double gold and silver medals at the New York International Wine Competition. His family comes from a small village called Montaquila in Southern Italy. And Mr. Margiotta has been traveling to Italy for 20 years immersing himself in Italian food, wine, and culture. We’ll be tasting 4 hard-to-find local artisan wines from across Italy. There is no obligation to purchase wine to attend this class. You’re welcome to have any wine of your choice during the program. If you decide to purchase the four wines presented during the class you have three options to choose from. There are 4-bottle, 8-bottle, and a mixed 12-bottle case that includes 3 bottles of each label from the class. 
  • December 17th • 7:00-9:00pm Make great Prosecco cocktails from the comfort of your own home—and learn about the world’s most popular Italian bubbly with drinks author Amy Zavatto Do you know the difference between Prosecco and Champagne? Have you ever seen the stunning, hand-harvested, near vertical Cartizze vineyards of Prosecco’s DOCG region in the Veneto? Did you know that paying attention to a few simple (but sometimes cleverly hidden!) words on a Prosecco label can make you more savvy when selecting just the right sparkling for your occasion? Are you ready to be convinced that bubbles make everything (especially cocktails) better?! Let's virtually tour the effervescent world of Prosecco with wine and spirits journalist and Staten Island resident Amy Zavatto, the author of Prosecco Made Me Do It: 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktails. Shewill take you on a sparkling tour through the effervescent world of Prosecco, from where and how its made, its fascinating history, to (most important!) how to properly pop a bottle and to use it to make several great cocktails for any celebration. From the comfort of your own ghome, join in the bubbly fun as Amy teaches you about the world's most popular sparkling wine, and helps you to find a few new favorite bubble-based tipples with which to toast this holiday season.  
  • Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! At the Lakes/ I laghi Italiani Guest speaker: Annamaria Sorrentino, President & Founder of Shop Wine and Dine Who hasn’t heard of Lake Garda or Lake Como? Italy is blessed with many other amazing lakes, each providing a glimpse of their special characteristics and beauty. Our virtual journey will take us to the Region of Piemonte’s most famous lakes, each with very unique and distinct attributes, cuisine, and wine cultures. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.
  • Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Il Palio di Siena A four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, Il Palio culminates in the world’s most thrilling horse race and takes place twice every summer — on July 2 and August 16. Though canceled this year, you can experience its colorful pageantry virtually through stunning photographs taken at last year’s race. Author, lecturer and photographer Carla Gambescia will explain the history behind the race which lasts a mere 75- 90 seconds but represents the climax of a fiercely competitive all-consuming year-round rivalry between the 17 contrade (districts) of Siena. Carla will aslo touch on some of the gorgeously preserved highlights of Siena, where the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture as well as the civic spirit Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.
  • Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! In the Mountains in the summer/ In Montagna d’estate Guest speaker: Annamaria Sorrentino, President & Founder of Shop Wine and Dine Italy is home to mountain ranges with majestic and breathtaking views in the North and also all along the “boot” going south. While trail-walking or hiking on one of the many mountains, you will be amazed by the overwhelming beauty of the summer landscape. The Italian Alps offer an alternative version of Italian culture, influenced by the neighboring countries of France and Germany. It is very unique and not to be missed while vacationing in Italy! Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.
  • A Mangiare: A Cultural History for Foodies. with Carla Gambescia Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of the Italian cuisine's most iconic ingredients and dishes. An interactive and entertaining "salon" exploring Italy's culinary heritage from antiquity to the present day. Even the most sophisticated Italophile and foodie will come away with new insights!
  • From Boxer to Barista: A Story of Love and the Fine Art of Italian Coffee! Come to hear the story of Vincenzo Imparato, former Professional Boxer and Italian super-middleweight Champion of Italy and founder of Si Espresso. Along with his business partner and wife, Adriana they will talk about life in Italy, the art of Italian coffee and life lessons of his boxing career which spans 30+ years. Come join us for an evening talking about coffee, boxing and meet these two Staten Islanders who are very passionate about their work, life and the art of coffee!  They are bringing lots of coffee swag too!   A presto!!
  • Learn how to vacation as the Italians do! Guest speaker: Mara De Matteo, author, writer, blogger, and Italian language instructor Modena Have you ever heard of Modena?  Located in in the region Emilia-Romagna, it is a little jewel of city life and small town living at once.  Elegant, rich in history, lively in a gentle way, it is welcoming and warm with the golden hue of most of its buildings, sophisticated, with adorable small shops and cafes under exquisite portici.  Not to mention the food!  One of the best cuisines in Italy, starting with puffy and flaky gnocchi, delectable sour cherry crostate, legendary hand-made tortellini, and plenty of excellent, slightly fizzy Lambrusco. Lovely, very centrally-located, Modena should definitely be on the list of your next trip to Italy. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.