Location:79 Howard Avenue
Phone:718-273-7660

Upcoming events

  • 09/29/2020 8:00 PM - 09/29/2020 10:00 PM

    Join Us For Our Annual Tuesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival 

    This Summer's Theme: Celebrating 100 years of Alberto Sordi, the famous Italian actor who depicted Italy's virtues and vices in more than 160 movies and contributed to making Italian comedy famous worldwide.

    Il Marchese del grillo – The Marquis of Grillo 1981, by Mario Monicelli

    The film depicts early nineteenth-century episodes in the life of a nobleman in Rome. Loosely based on folkloric accounts of the real Onofrio del Grillo (who lived in the eighteenth century), this character plays a number of pranks, one even involving Pope Pius VII.

  • 10/06/2020 8:00 PM - 10/06/2020 10:00 PM

    Join Us For Our Annual Tuesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival

    This Summer's Theme: Celebrating 100 years of Alberto Sordi, the famous Italian actor who depicted Italy's virtues and vices in more than 160 movies and contributed to making Italian comedy famous worldwide.

    l Presidente del Borgorosso - The President of Borgorosso Football Club (1970) by Luigi Filippo d’Amico

    Hilarious comedy on the world of football fans. In 1970 the football sports industry was nothing new, but a comedy/comical film about it definitely was. Albero Sordi plays the part of Benito Fornaciari, a pale, religiously devout Catholic Upper Middle-class Italian, who inherits from a long-lost uncle a minor league football club. He decides to visit the club so as to sell it. But the local population has other ideas and gradually his initial reservations about football slowly erode away to be replaced by an almost fanatical devotion to "his" football club, to the point that he abandons his family, friends and hometown.

  • 10/15/2020 7:00 PM - 10/15/2020 9:00 PM


    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!

     

  • 10/20/2020 7:00 PM - 10/20/2020 9:00 PM


    Raphael Santi/Sanzio - Celebrating His Art 500 Years After His Death

    Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, all three known by their first names, are considered the greatest masters of Italian High Renaissance. Raphael created his own recognizable style -serene celestial beauty of religious paintings – but learned from, and absorbed, also Leonardo’s sophistication and Michelangelo’s sculptural monumentality. An extremely prolific painter and architect, Raphael produced in his short life 183 paintings and numerous architectural drawings. His paintings are admired for their incomparable beauty, harmony, and balance of the composition. The most famous are many delicate depictions of the Virgin Mary with Christ and a series of large frescoes in Vatican Palace, known as Raphael Rooms. The two iconic cherubs from his painting The Sistine Madonna became globally famous.

    For the last 6 years of his life, he was in love with a baker’s daughter, Margherita Luti. Probably secretly married to her because of their different social status, he portrayed in two famous paintings as “Veiled Lady” and “La Fornarina”, the second one nude from the hips up. The legends abound about his sudden, early death, at the age of 37; from excessive erotic indulgence with his mistress to medical errors and/or poisoning by his rivals in artistic circles. After an elaborate funeral ceremony -his coffin carried by four cardinals-, he was buried, at his own request, inside the Pantheon, in Rome.

  • 10/29/2020 7:00 PM - 10/29/2020 9:00 PM

    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.