2018 Just a Gigolo 5k Fun Run

Join us for the first annual Just a Gigolo 5k Fun Run! 2018 Registration Fees $20 AICC Member Registration $25 General Registration $30 Day of Race Registration ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. THE COURSE: The course runs throughout the City Park Festival Grounds, Palm Drive and Roosevelt Mall Boulevard; a scenic way to spend the morning! […]

Walk With Me Through Venice

Join us for the final installment of the AICC and Tom Cortazzo’s series of walking tours through Italy’s greatest cities as we stroll through Venice. Learn a little history of the city and enjoy the beauty that is Venice, the captivating pearl floating on the Adriatic Sea. The lecture is free for AICC Members and […]

Bernini’s Rome

Many of the memorable sights a tourist sees in Rome were created by one man, GianLorenzo Bernini. Join lecturer Tom Cortazzo and continue the American Italian Cultural Center’s virtual walking tours of Italy’s great cities. We move from Florence to Rome where you will take a virtual walking tour through the Eternal City to see […]

Italian Movie Night: Fellini’s La Strada

There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La Strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman. When Zampanò encounters an old […]

33rd Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 pm Dinner St. Charles Room, New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel Gold seating: $225 per person, Silver Seating: $175 per person, AICC Members: $150 2018 National Honoree: Franco Harris Franco Harris played football for Penn State and played in the NFL for 13 years as a fullback. […]

Second Annual Amici Christmas Party

Tis the season to be jolly! Join us for a night of eating, drinking and Italian conversation. The event includes refreshments, yummy food and delicious sweet treats. We will celebrate the start of this holiday season and learn about Italian Christmas traditions, music, and stories! Tickets are $10 for AICC members and $15 for non-members.

Italian Movie Night: It’s a Wonderful Life

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the American Italian Cultural Center! We will be screening a Frank Capra’s classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” In the film, an angel helps a compassionate but frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Staring James Stewart and Donna Reed, this […]

Florence, Italy, the World

Lecturer Tom Cortazzo will take us on a magical tour of Florence! The wondrous city has a legitimate claim to being the birthplace of the Renaissance, the cultural movement that changed the western world forever. During the 15th and 16th centuries, more of the Renaissance luminaries had some connection with Florence than any other city […]

Lecture Series: Lowlife/Highbrow: Bernini and the Art of Baroque Rome

Join us for a lecture on Gianlorenzo Bernini given by  Father Gregory Waldrop, S.J., the chair of Loyola’s Art Department. Gianlorenzo was a coddled prodigy and the darling of the Papal Court who created the Baroque style of sculpture. His works furthered the ambitions of some of the 17th century’s most powerful patrons from popes […]

Art & Aperitivo

The American Italian Cultural Center is excited to announce the opening of the Luke Fontana Collection. The Luke Fontana Collection is a series of photographs and paintings of New Orleans jazz greats such as Matthew “Fats” Houston, Louis Nelson, Kid Thomas, and many others. Luke’s work will be on display at the American Italian Cultural […]