The American Italian Cultural Center is dedicated to getting you in touch with your Italian roots. We strive to offer events that bring you a little bit closer to your ancestors, spiritually and physically.


Upcoming Events

2022

  • July 29 – UNICO Foundation Meeting (Private event)
  • Sept. 8 – AICC Hospitality Industry Social
  • Sept. 24 – Wedding & Reception (Private event)
  • Oct. 8 – DePaul USA Fundraiser (Private event)
  • Nov. 3-4 – Servant Ventures Meeting (Private event)
  • Nov. 6 – Bridal Shower (Private event)

2023

  • Jan. 8 – Lecture – “Sicily-1943 by Capt. Rick Jacobs (open to public)
  • Feb. 4 – Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Gala (open to public)
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May 2017

Lecture Series: Jazz Italian Style

May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Anna Celenza of Georgetown University will present on her latest book Jazz Italian Style, which reveals a forgotten chapter in jazz history – the development of jazz in Mussolini's Italy – and demonstrates how this new musical style eventually influenced quintessentially "American" performers like Frank Sinatra. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a valid university or high school ID, and a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

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September 2017

Stromboli

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Join the AICC for its screening of Stromboli! This Roberto Rossellini movie stars the talented, Ingrid Bergman and Mario Vitale. The film follows the life of Karen, a young Lithuanian woman who escapes an internment camp by marrying Antonio, an Italian POW fisherman. Antonio promises her a wonderful life on Stromboli, his island home between Sicily and Italy. When Karen arrives she finds the land desolate and the people very traditional and conservative. Her life is made even more difficult…

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Things to See in Rome and Florence

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Have you gone with your family to Italy and want to enjoy it again? Do you hope to go there with them one day? Do you want your kids or grandkids to learn something of the history and culture there? Come to this lecture and bring the whole family. Tom Cortazzo will be presenting things to see and do in Rome and Florence in a discussion for young people to enjoy. All children and teenagers are welcome. We will engage…

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February 2018

Bernini’s Rome

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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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 many of Bernini’s breathtaking and inspiring creations, from his spellbinding sculpture David (which rivals Michelangelo’s), to his Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona…

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November 2019

Lecture Series: Duccio, Giotto and the Origins of Western Painting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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This lecture explores the lives and major works of these two pioneering artists—one long famous, the other only more recently so—and examines the context for their groundbreaking achievements. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Father Waldrop works on the art and architecture of late medieval and early modern Italy, with a focus on 14th- and 15th-century painting in Central Italy and Tuscany. The lectures are free for AICC members and students with a…

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December 2019

Pelicans Italian Heritage Night

Pelicans Italian Heritage Night

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
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Come enjoy Italian Heritage Night with the Pelicans featuring Nicolo Melli, the new Pelicans player from Italy. Special offers available in all seating areas. For ticket information, contact Dominic Zahn at 504-593-4986 or email him at dominic.zahn@pelicans.com.

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February 2021

Ski Holiday in Cortina, Italy

February 13, 2021 - February 20, 2021

From February 13th to 20th 2021 for 7 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Majoni - a charming 4-star hotel right in the center of Cortina, a few steps from the pedestrian mall and shopping area. The package of $1945 per person, sharing double occupancy includes: • Seven nights’ accommodation at Hotel Majoni • Daily Full Breakfast • Daily Dinner • Transportation from Venice Airport to Cortina and back (travel time 2 hrs)     Not included: • Airline tickets from…

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January 2022

AICC HOSTS “CHAMBER AFTER FIVE”

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

January 20, 2022 5:30PM to 7:30PM Registration only via the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce https://www.neworleanschamber.org/events/details/2022-chamber-after-5-american-italian-cultural-center-15426

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February 2022

THE 36th LOUISIANA AMERICAN ITALIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME GALA

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

February 5, 2022 5:30PM to 9:30PM Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA You’re invited to the 36th Annual Gala! Come celebrate with us as we honor our amazing inductees from the fields of sports, medicine, civic service, the military, and more! Purchase your tickets by calling us at 504-522-7294 or send us an email at questions@americanitalianculturalcenter.com

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June 2022

Opera Night in the Piazza

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Piazza d’Italia, 377 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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Opera in the Piazza - Piazza d'Italia New Orleans

Join us for music, food and fun! The American Italian Cultural Center is excited to present Opera in the Piazza 2022. This event will feature live musical performances in the Piazza d'Italia behind the American Italian Cultural Center.   Opera In The Piazza - Buy Tickets Book before May 13th to enjoy the Early Bird discount. AICC members can select Member General admission for a discount. If you are interested in becoming a member please go to our membership section.…

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