Festa Italiana

March 2019 will be highlighted by Festa Italiana, a month-long celebration of Italian history and culture. Programs will be held on Mondays nights at 6:30 p.m. in Thornton Wilder Hall.

March 4 – Stephen Spignesi, always an audience favorite, will kick-off the series with From Michelangelo to Mozzarella: An Illustrated Presentation of Italian People, Places and Things.

March 11 – Deborah Gaudet, Curator of Film and Theatre at the Wadsworth Atheneum, will present the Italian language film (with English subtitles) We Have a Pope, a comedy concerned with the process and outcome of selecting a new pope. Ms. Gaudet will introduce the film as well as lead a post-screening discussion.

March 18Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut author Anthony Riccio will discuss the stories and photographs of Connecticut first and second-generation Italian immigrants he has collected for nearly a decade.

March 25Italycious, a performance by vocalist Enzo Boscarino, originally of Siracusa, Italy. His repertoire includes traditional Italian music as well as songs from other countries ranging from folk to modern and classic to modern rock which he enhances with historical and cultural anecdotes throughout the performance.

April 1The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy, a documentary focusing on the Wooster Square area of New Haven.

Registration using the links above, or by calling 203-287-2680 is recommended.