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    Oct, 19

  • Trash Towns: Excavating Garbage at Ancient Pompeii

    The excavations of Roman Pompeii, a bustling seaside town utterly destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, have revealed no shortage of treasures. Golden jewelry, evocative wall paintings, delicate mosaics, even the frozen impressions of the disaster’s victims: these objects have inspired imaginations across the world for more than two and a…

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  • 08

    Aug, 19

  • Origins of Siena: Myth vs Memory

    With no clear textual or physical proof of an ancient Roman settlement, Siena faced considerable challenges to its assumed antiquity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Far more than a point of pride, an association with a Roman past linked the Italian city-states of the early Renaissance with the glory and achievements of the former…

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  • 21

    Jun, 19

  • Opera in the Piazza

    Join us in the newly renovated Piazza d’Italia for an evening of opera! Our line up this year is very exciting: NOCCA student, Sophia Parigi, will perform a selection of Italian American favorites at the pre-show, Lena Prima will treat us to songs from her classical repertoire, and opera singers will perform a selection of…

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  • 25

    Jul, 19

  • Preserving Italian Culture in New Orleans Cemeteries

    Emily Ford of Oak and Laurel Cemetery returns to the American Italian Cultural Center for a fascinating lecture on preserving Italian culture in New Orleans cemeteries This lecture will draw from the historic landscapes of all New Orleans cemeteries and from ongoing research into the preservation of Italian heritage. The impact of Italians in New…

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  • 08

    May, 19

  • Book Talk: La Passione

    Join New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales for a presentation & signing of her newest book: La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World. “[Hales’] love affair with Italy shines through as she recounts the histories of colorful characters who made their names through war, art, food, wine, music, and more. She brings the reader with her to…

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  • 06

    Jun, 19

  • Movie Night: Food on the Go – CANCELED

    CANCELED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER! Italian food has taken its spot in the echelons of global gastronomic heritage thanks to the diaspora of millions of emigrants to key spots like New York and Buenos Aires. Through testimonies from all over the globe, we discover the adaptations that have been made to Italian food abroad, as…

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  • 29

    Mar, 19

  • Pizza at the Piazza

    Join us for a pizza party at the Piazza d’Italia and check out the AICC’s newly rennovated second floor event space while mingling with the Sansepolcro flag throwers! This will be a fabulous evening with friends, food, and fun. Tickets include unlimited food (appetizers, pizza, salad, & dessert) and a wine ticket.

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  • 16

    May, 19

  • Italians and the Birth of Jazz

    Join award-winning author Jason Berry for a presentation and signing of his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. In City of a Million Dreams, Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. The lecture will focus on the birth of jazz and the…

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  • 11

    Jul, 19

  • Author Reading: Kathy Curto

    Join us at the AICC on Thursday, July 11 for an author presentation and book signing with Kathy Curto featuring Not for Nothing: Glimpes into a Jersey Girlhood. “In this tense and tender memoir, Curto dishes up her family’s crazy moody love like rich red Italian gravy. Sometimes platters of it smash against the wall, sometimes…

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