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Spring

2016

Table of Contents
SPRING 2016
Exhibits

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Discover Italy

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Art & Music

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Cucina Italiana

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Spring & Summer Events

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The Eternal City of Rome


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Adult Language Courses
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Children's Language Courses

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Cooking Classes for Children

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Special Presentations

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Day Trips

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Italian Art & Artists

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Afternoon Films

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Community & Group Visits

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Policies & Procedures

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To register for programs, events, and courses, please call 914. 771. 8700,
Email programs@wiccny.org, or visit our website www.wiccny.org
For directions please see our web site at www.wiccny.org or call us at 914. 771. 8700

Westchester Italian Cultural Center


One Generoso Pope Place Tuckahoe, New York 10707
914-771-8700 p 914.771.5900 f
www.wiccny.org

OUR MISSION
The Westchester Italian Cultural Center
preserves, promotes and celebrates the rich heritage of classic
and contemporary Italian culture by encouraging an appreciation
of the Italian language, arts and letter, history, cuisine and commerce
through educational programs, exhibits and events.

Discover Italy

Enjoy Your Next Italian Adventure With Us!

July 1 - July 11
2016

Abruzzo, Molise,
Amalfi Coast,
and Rome
Personally Escorted by Professor
Joseph N. Spedaliere

11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS

INCLUDING AIR, HOTELS, MEALS AND DAY TRIPS

$ 4,299

Member Pricing:
Non-Member Pricing: $4,399
CALL NOW 914 771 8700

TO REQUEST A TRAVEL BROCHURE


or email programs@wiccny.org
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Programs and Events at a Glance


FEBRUARY
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:30pm

The Eternal City of Rome: The Etruscans

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

Afternoon Films: Passione

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MARCH
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm Classic Italian Easter Meals: Meatless Fridays

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

Discover Italy: Italys Amalfi Coast, Naples, Capri and Pompeii

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30am

The Eternal City of Rome: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:00pm

Binetto Grumo Music Festival Concert

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm Classic Italian Easter Meals: Torta Rustica
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:30pm

Special Presentations: The Macaroni's in the Basement: Stories and Recipes

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

Play: LABC Si Impara Cosi

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

Classic Italian Easter Meals: Pane di Pasqua

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:30pm

Cooking for Children: Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00pm

Special Presentations: Embroidered Stories

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm Classic Italian Easter Meals: Pastiera di Grano
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

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Afternoon Films: Mafioso

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Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Special Presentations: Dante- Part I

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

Cooking for Children: Ravioli alla Nutella

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APRIL

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

Discover Italy: Habemus Papam

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Exhibit Opening Reception: Il Giardino Incantato

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:30am

The Eternal City of Rome: Aqueducts and Fountains

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

Special Presentations: The Enduring Presence of Mamma in the Italian Kitchen

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Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:30pm

Italian Art & Artists: Titian & Giorgione

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016at 7:00pm

Special Presentations: The Secret Jews of Calabria

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

Afternoon Films: Smetto Quando Voglio

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Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Musica In Maschera
Cooking for Children: Homemade Pasta

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Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

Special Presentations: Dante - Part II

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Day Trip to Ellis Island

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

Discover Italy: LImperatore di Capri

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

Cucina di Capri

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:30am

The Eternal City of Rome: Roads and Arches

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

Afternoon Films: Cesare Deve Morire

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:30am

The Eternal City of Rome: Monuments of Rome

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Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Cooking for Children: Pizza Pizza!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Day Trip to the UNITED NATIONS

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30pm

Italian Art & Artists: Caravaggio

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

Afternoon Films: Lezioni di Cioccolato

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Day Trip: Tour & Tea At Caramoor House & Garden

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Italian Art & Artists: Modigliani

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Thursday, July 14, 21, & 28, 2016 at Dusk

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

MAY
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JUNE

JULY

DISCOVER ITALY through Films


Join us for an entertaining evening of films and documentaries as we prepare for our July sojourn in the
regions featured in these movies. Professor Joseph N. Spedaliere will present an insightful commentary and
discuss the screening as he will describe the featured areas, their culture, and traditions.
Light reception will precede the screening at 6:30pm. Screening will start promptly at 7:00pm
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25

ITALYS AMALFI COAST, NAPLES, CAPRI AND POMPEII


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Embark on a virtual journey that will take you to one of
the most spectacular stretches of coast, the Amalfi Coast!
Travel with us from the jet-setting, sun-splashed island
of Capri to the stunning towns along the coast, and from
ancient Pompeii to the bold and brash city of Naples. Prior
to the presentation, enjoy a tasting of the best wood oven
pizza especially prepared by renowned Neapolitan pizza
chef, Roberto Caporuscio, of the wildly popular Kest Pizza
& Vino & Don Antonio Pizzeria in New York City.

HABEMUS PAPAM We Have a Pope


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: HABEMUS PAPAM!
No, we do not have a new pope, but what we do have is
Nanni Morettis 2011 amiable comedy Habemus Papam, an
entertaining and even prophetic film depicting the Sistine
Chapel conclave and the election of a reluctant, panicstricken, aged man to the papacy. Praised by the Radio
Vaticana for its faithful representation of the conclaves inner
workings and for its accurate sets, the film is as humorous
as it is moving. Directed by Nanni Moretti | 2011 | 102 min.|
In Italian with English subtitles.

LIMPERATORE DI CAPRI The Emperor of Capri


Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Until the 19th Century, Capri did not exist in the minds and
dreams of travelers. Its enchanting and sensuous beauty, its
incomparable marriage of the sea and the sun, and its illustrious
historical legacy were known only to the locals. It was then principally due to the magnetic allure of its otherworldly Grotta
Azzurra - that the foreign grand tour visitors began to arrive en
masse. Relive the beauties of these places through the scenes
and scenery from LImperatore di Capri, a popular, hilarious,
masterpiece of Italian cinema featuring the great Antonio
DeCurtis, better known as Tot. Sonia, a beautiful gold digger,
mistakes Antonio (Tot), a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the
Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him
for the following day in Capri. Antonio goes behind his wife and
mother in laws back. Due to a lucky series of circumstances he
really does become the prince of the island.
Directed by Luigi Comencini | 1949 | 98 min. | In Italian with English subtitles.

ART & MUSIC


LABC SI IMPARA COSI

BINETTO GRUMO MUSIC


FESTIVAL CONCERT

An engaging, fun and entertaining play presented


by Laura Caparrotti, Kairos Italy Theater.
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30pm
This hilarious journey through Italy starts with
the three most common words in Italian: A as in
Amore, B as in Buono, and C as in Citt, cities
with their different dialects. During the show,
Laura also known as Miss Margherita captivates
and involves the public as she explains and
teaches Italian language starting from the art,
literature, food, music and clichs that are known
to the American public. Join us and meet the
talented Professor Margherita at the reception
following the show.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $25, Non-Members $35

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:00pm


A unique group of international artists and former
participants of the Binetto Grumo Music Festival
will present a concert performing classical, solo,
and chamber music treasures. Since 2009, the
Binetto Grumo Music Festival brings together
passionate, dedicated, and expert artists with
talented students from all over the world. It offers
them an incredible opportunity to learn different
instruments, chamber music, piano ensembles,
and participate in orchestral experiences, lectures,
studio classes, while performing and attending
concerts both in Italy and internationally. The
Binetto Grumo Festivals artists teach in major
schools and universities across the globe, yet
always felt connected to Italy thanks to their
experiences at the festival.
This year performing artists are:
Chi-Chen Wu, piano, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA
Michal Stanikowski, guitar, Trossingen Hochschule, Germany
Giuseppe Lupis, piano, Aquinas College - USA
Duo Manusardi/Berthold, piano and cello, Italy, Germany
Denine LeBlanc, piano, Louisville Montessori/Univ. of
Louisville, USA
Vincenzo Lentini, piano/voice, Italy

A reception with the artist will follow the performance.


Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $25, Non-Members $35

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

With the Artists of the NYC Amato Opera Co.

A charming opera-concert experience which


bonds melodramatic art to the mysterious
and enchanting Venetian mask. Musicians
and singers from the Amato Opera Company
will perform some of the finest Opera arias
enriched by 18th Century costumes and
intriguing handcrafted masks which will
make the show an unforgettable dream.
An elegant reception with the artists will
conclude the evening.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $45, Non-Members $55

Cucina

Italiana

We have selected some of the most traditional Easter recipes for you to enjoy and pass on as a testimony
that Italian cuisine continues to be the most celebrated and imitated.
Limited capacity. Must register in advance and prepay. Members $50, Non-members $60.

MEATLESS FRIDAYS

PASTIERA DI GRANO

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm.


From antipasto
to dessert all the
traditional recipes
you need to observe
Good Friday the old
fashioned way! Join
in the fun as we
prepare a full menu
for your meatless
Fridays. Featured dishes will be uova tonnate, torta
pasqualina and maritozzi quaresimali.

TORTA RUSTICA
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm
Learn how to prepare this traditional Easter Recipe
that holds a celebrated place on the table. Pizza
Rustica is often made with a thick crust and
a filling of prosciutto, cheese, ham, and eggs.
Learn how to make your own pizza rustica just
in time for Easter. Make your own personal torta
to take home and bake. The class will conclude
with a family style dinner tasting of torta rustica
accompanied by mixed salad.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm and/or 6:30pm


Torta di Grano, an ancient
Neapolitan Easter cake, is a
cake stuffed with a mixture
consisting of ricotta, wheat,
eggs, spices, and candied
fruit. The crust is crispy while
the golden yellow filling is
soft. Its flavor and aroma
varies accordingly to the spices used. Make your own
personal pastiera di grano to take home and bake.
The class will conclude with a family style tasting of
pastiera di grano accompanied by appetizers.

ZEPPOLE DI SAN GIUSEPPE


with Jerome of Ginos Pastry Shop
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:30pm
When served with fresh pastry cream, these
famous Neapolitan fritters are truly irresistible!
Join us for a very special class, a unique
opportunity to learn the secrets from pastry
chef Jerome of Ginos Pastry Shop in the Arthur
Avenue area of the Bronx. Limited capacity. Must
register in advance and prepay. Members $30,
Non-members $40.

BOOK YOUR OWN COOKING CLASS

Held in the Centers state-of-the-art professional kitchen, our interactive hands-on cooking classes are
designed to be fun, entertaining, educational and delicious!
For more information please call 914-771-8700

Presents

Cucina di Capri
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:30pm
5 Course Dinner with Paired Wines
Exclusively Created and Prepared by

La Masserias Executive Chefs


Pino Coladonato & Peppe Iuele
Hosted by

John Mariani
Author of How Italian Food Conquer the World and columnist for the Huffington Post.
Consult our website wiccny.org to view the menu and wine selection

Space is limited. Must register in advance and prepay. Members $85; Non-Members $95

fashion

SHOW

This May, fashion comes alive!


Join us in Depot Square in Tuckahoe,
NY for a day of fashion and fun as you
experience Italian culture first-hand.
The event will feature your favorite
Italian designers sampling their finest
apparel. Enjoy delicious food and wine
while you submerge yourself in the best
that Italy has to offer right here in your
own backyard!

CAR SHOW
Come down to Depot Square in Tuckahoe,
NY on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for the
Westchester Italian Cultural Centers 4th
Annual Car Show. Kick off your summer right
by feasting your eyes on some of the most
exotic, awe-inspiring cars you will ever see!
Depot Square will be filled with Maserati,
Lamborghini, Ferrari so enjoy a beautiful day
in the sun and indulge all of your automotive
dreams.

ITALIAN

FILM
FESTIVAL

Enjoy the warm July summer night while


watching award winning films at Depot Square in
Tuckahoe, NY. 8th Annual Cinema Sotto le Stelle
Thursday, July 14, 21 & 28
Starts at dusk - Bring your own chair
Screenings are in Italian with English subtitles

FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION


VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WICCNY.ORG
CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
OR CALL THE OFFICE AT 914.771.8700

THE ETERNAL CITY OF ROME


A series of five lectures presented by Toni McKeen will offer a deeper insight on the Eternal City of Rome.
The ancient Romans believed that, no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came
and collapsed, Rome would go on forever. The enduring quality of the city continues even to this day, as
Rome remains one of the most vibrant cities and a leading tourist destination in Europe.
Must register in advanced and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25

THE ETRUSCANS

ROADS AND ARCHES

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:30am


By 700 BC the Etruscans had established
themselves in the Italian peninsula. They occupied
Tuscany, Western Umbria, and Northern Lazio,
and much of what the Romans gave to the world
actually came from this advanced civilization.
Learn about their amazing accomplishments, the
major effect they had on Italian language, art,
architecture, and how they influenced the growth
of Rome and its culture.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:30am


Romans are also known for their great road
constructions and outstanding arches. They
built roads everywhere they conquered. The
extensive road system enabled its armies and
citizens to go from Western Europe to Greece
without ever leaving a Roman road, and these
amazing constructions have lasted over 2,000
years, with many still in use today. Roman arches
were used in many of Roman architecture, like
the Colosseum and aqueducts. Some arches
were made to honor and remember special
people in Roman history. Learn more about these
impressive roads and arches constructions and
take a closer look at how they were built.

GIAN LORENZO BERNINI


Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30am
Learn about the life and work of Gian Lorenzo
Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect. A major
figure in the world of architecture, he was the
leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating
the Baroque style of sculpture. Much of what
Rome looks like today is due to the work of this
talented genius. His sculptures, architecture, and
paintings left their mark in St. Peters Basilica, the
Vatican, numerous fountains, and works that can
be admired in Villa Borghese.

AQUEDUCTS AND FOUNTAINS


Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:30am
The Romans built an elaborate system of
aqueducts; they were an amazing engineering feat,
bringing water from distant sources into the city
supplying their baths, fountains, and their drinking
water. Learn more about how these amazing
aqueducts were constructed, their importance for
the roman society, how different the society would
have been without imported water, and take a look
at some the most beautiful fountains that were built
with the aqueducts water.

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MONUMENTS OF ROME
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:30am
Enjoy all the treasures Rome has to offer with a
virtual tour around the city. Learn more about
the best known monuments of Rome, such as the
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Trevi
Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and many
more that will be brought to you by Toni McKeen.

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If you are already a member, you know the quality of our programs and events, and the value
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our closest friends. Members support help us continue to offer educational programs, exhibits,
and events for the entire community. Our current roster of more than 700 members is the
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If you are not a member, have let your membership lapse, or if your membership is about to
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as you register for the many varied programs we are offering this season. Indeed, we offer
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All of our programs are aimed at preserving, promoting, and celebrating the rich heritage
of classic and contemporary Italian culture, connecting with local Westchester communities,
and expanding the Center's membership. With your help, these goals will become a reality. We
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invitations to exhibit previews and special receptions, access to the Catherine Pope Memorial
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Adult Language Courses


From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students
requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning.
New Students are encouraged to do a phone or person interview with the professor to
better determine their proficiency level.

Course Description

Beginner I: This course provides beginner students with a strong foundation for further study. The
course focuses on Italian phonetics, starting with the alphabet and syllables, common phrases, and basic
grammar. Students can expect to master simple sentences and engage in beginning level conversations.
Beginner II: Students pursue the next level of beginning conversation and writing skills. The course
is designed for those who want to go beyond a basic knowledge and understanding of Italian grammar.
Students master the past tenses and study grammar through in-class oral and written exercises and by
listening to dialogue in Italian that are spoken today.
Intermediate I: The basic rules of grammar are reinforced while introducing new vocabulary, adverbs,
new tenses and how to use them. Students engage in extended conversations and continue to write
descriptively, including letter writing about themselves and others.
Intermediate II: Students master the present, past, and future tenses as well as direct/indirect speech
enabling them to fine-tune their conversation skills. The use of the comparative and superlative, idiomatic
expressions, and higher-level vocabulary trigger language flexibility in students so they may begin to
express more complex thoughts and ideas in Italian and increase overall language comprehension.
Intermediate III: Students can converse with native Italian speakers, to tell stories, and effectively
summarize a movie or article. Students study advanced grammar, such as the conditional and subjunctive
tenses, slang, pronunciation and phonetics, and writing. The class is dedicated to listening and speaking
exercises with a focus on increasing the fluidity of conversation.
Leggiamo Insieme: A literature/reading group for advanced speakers and readers. As a class, we will
decide modern literature of the last century is a wonderful way to expand your vocabulary and deepen your
command of the language. Secondary sources may be provided as a means for interpreting or reaching a
better understanding of the works we study together.

Wednesday Morning Classes

Policy & Procedures for Language Courses

Course: Intermediate III; Instructor: Katherine Volkmer


Wednesday: 10:00am 11:30am, 90 minutes:
Winter Session: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
March 9, 2016 (10 classes)
Spring Session: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
May 18, 2016 ( 10 classes)
Fees: Each Session, Members $395 - NonMembers $495

10% discount applies to one family member only, when


two or more members of the family register and pay
for a course. Limit one discount per person/family.
Students can audit first day of class upon registration
and payment of trial class.Trial class fee: $40 prepaid.
Late registration fee: $30. If student withdraws from a
language course before it begins, they must notify the
office five full business days before the first day of class.
A refund will be issued but a $30 processing fee will
be deducted. No refund or credit is granted for missed
classes or for student withdrawal after first two classes
of the session. Full refund, including trial class, will be
issued if class is canceled by the Westchester Italian
Cultural Center due to low enrollment or filled. Students
will be notified of class cancellation due to bad weather
by email and a phone call; the class will be madeup and will not be refunded. The Westchester Italian
Cultural Center is not responsible for providing make-up
classes or issuing refunds for classes missed as a result
illness, emergency, or other events beyond our control.

Monday & Tuesday Evening Classes


Instructor: John Pettinella
Beginner II: Monday 6:30pm- 7:30pm, 60 min.
Beginner I: Monday 7:45pm- 8:45pm, 60 min.
Intermediate II: Tuesday 6:30pm- 7:30pm, 60 min.
Intermediate I: Tuesday 7:45pm- 8:45pm, 60 min.

Winter Session: Monday, January 11, 2016


March 28, 2016 (no class January 18 and

Private Lessons
February 15) Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Private Lessons at the Westchester Italian Cultural
March 15, 2016 (10 classes)
Center are personalized to fit the needs and wants
Spring Session: Monday, April 11, 2016 of the student. Students choose the day, time and
June 20, 2016 ( no class May 30) Tuesday, general focus of their lessons and are then paired
March 22, 2016 May 24, 2016 (10 classes)
with one of our qualified instructors. Lessons must
be a minimum of one hour long. Payment must be
Fees: Each Session: Members $300, Nonmade in full at the time of registration.
Members $400
Fee: Private lessons (1 person): Members: $100
10% discount when registering for more than one
per hour, Non-Members: $120 per hour
session
Semi private lessons (max 3 people): Members:
$120 per hour, Non-Members: $150 per hour

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Childrens Language Courses


Primi Passi in Italiano.
Mommy & Me
Stimulating language lessons for babies and
toddlers 12 months to 3 years old and
parents or caregivers. Immerse your children in
Italian song, rhymes, movement, and stories with
a themed craft activity culminating each lesson.
Our experienced teacher implements her own
curriculum and songs. Children learn in an ageappropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props.
Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided
each session for non-Italian speaking parents
and caregivers so that they may reinforce the
vocabulary at home. Siblings under 12 months are
welcome free of charge.
Thursday Morning: 10:00am 11:00am;
Thursday Afternoons: 1:00pm 2:00pm
Winter Session: Thursday, January 14, 2016 March 17, 2016 (10 Classes)
Spring Session: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - June
9, 2016 (10 Classes, No class April 2)
Fees: Spring season: Members $300, NonMembers $400
10% discount when registering for more than one
session simultaneously. For up to date information
about new courses visit our website www.wiccny.org

Impariamo Insieme
Italian Language Enrichment Course for Children
Ages 4 to 12.
Students are grouped by age and ability level in
this full immersion enrichment class. The program
is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills
in the Italian language, while exploring its culture
by engaging directly in interactive learning. They
will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce
what they have previously acquired and facilitate
the acquisition of new topics. It is designed as
an immersion language and cultural experience,
with the contemplated outcome of having children
with no previous knowledge or understanding of
spoken Italian acquire linguistic communicative
skills and an appreciation of Italian culture and
way of life.
Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:00noon.
Winter Session: Saturday, January 9, 2016
March 19, 2016 (10 classes, No class February 20)
Spring Session: Saturday, April 2, 2016 June
11, 2016 (10 classes, No class May 28)
Fees: Each Session: Members $300, NonMembers $400;
10% discount when registering for more than one
session simultaneously.

(914) 376-2560
paul.r@dcranieri.com

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Lets Cook

Together

Cooking Classes For Children

Our ever popular hands-on culinary classes for children are presented in our professional demonstration
kitchen. Children don chef coats and toques and have fun while learning to prepare traditional Italian food.
Start your family traditions and create memories to cherish forever. Presented by Cathy Blanco. Appropriate
for all ages. Each class is 1 to 2 hours long. Space is limited, early registration is suggested.
Must Register in advance and prepay.
Childrens Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40; Parent & Child Fee: Members $50, Non-Members $55;
Each additional person: Members $30, Non-Members $40

PANE DI PASQUA
TRADITIONAL EASTER BREAD

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00pm


Preparing Pane di Pasqua for Easter is a very
popular tradition in many cultures and Italy is
no exception!
There are many
recipes for
Easter bread,
and its known
by many names
depending
on the region
in Italy, but it
doesnt matter
what recipe
you use, it is the shapes that are formed with
your dough that make them what they are. This
short crust, or pasta frolla, style bread is crumbly,
buttery, and sweet with a delightful hint of lemon.

RAVIOLI ALLA NUTELLA


Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00pm
Share your love for Nutella while you learn how to
prepare yummy chocolate ravioli from scratch with
this delicious hazelnut-chocolate spread.

Ginos

HOMEMADE PASTA

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00pm


Join us for an afternoon of fun filled pasta!
Chef Cathy will be teaching you how to knead,
roll and cut pasta into delicious fettucine! Take
home what you made and enjoy some homemade
fettuccine with a delicious homemade tomatoes
sauce.

PIZZA PIZZA!
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00pm
Spend an enjoyable afternoon creating your own
pizza from scratch. Learn how simple it is to make
home-made pizza with your choice of fresh and
tasty toppings.

Delicious and Well Designed


Wedding Cakes, Pastries & Cookies

PASTRY
SHOP

10% Discount when you mention WICC

Call for Appointment.


Ask for Clara or Jerome.

580 East 187th St. Bronx, NY 10458 (718) 584 - 3558

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Special Presentations
A series of engaging lectures on different topic of interest presented by renowned professors and speakers.
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25

THE MACARONIS IN THE BASEMENT: STORIES AND RECIPES


Presented by Fran Claro
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:30pm
Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are
the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author
and blogger Fran Claro's book, The Macaroni's in the
Basement. This collection of stories and recipes focuses
on four grandmothers and the lives they created in their
Brooklyn neighborhood after World War II. The chapters
are divided by the four seasons, and recount how the
women shaped their families and community through
their Catholic beliefs and culinary expertise. They are
the masters of ceremonies for annual holidays, rites of
passage, and other family gatherings. Interspersed with photographs, the book offers fifty recipes
that conjure Italian-American life from 1947 for the twenty-first-century cook. The presentation
will continue in the kitchen with a tasting of a traditional Easter treat made from a recipe. Book
signing will conclude the evening.

EMBROIDERED STORIES: INTERPRETING WOMENS DOMESTIC NEEDLEWORK FROM THE ITALIAN DIASPORA

Presented by Dr. Joseph Sciorra


Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00pm
For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework
represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful
as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian
women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination:
embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Embroidered
Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the
Italian Diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, is
an exciting new anthology collection including academic essays
and creative works from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The entire collection explores
multiple interpretations of the relationships between needlework and immigration from a transnational
perspective during the period of the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Contributors to the
book including Phyllis Capello, Rosette Capotorto, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Lucia Grillo, Maria Grillo, Karen
Guancione, Joanna Clapps Herman, Joseph Inguanti, Annie Lanzillotto, and Tiziana Rinaldi will participate
in the presentation. A book signing will follow the presentation. A light reception is offered prior to the
beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

DANTE - PART I: The Father of the Italian Language


Presented by Professor Louis Leonini
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00pm
Dante Alighieri has provided guidance and nourishment to
major poets throughout the ages. William Butler called Dante
the chief imagination for all of Christendom, and T.S. Elliot
elevated him to the same level as only one other poet in
the modern world, William Shakespeare. Professor Leonini
will explore the life and history of Dante Alighieri, explaining
why the Florentine poet is called the Father of the Italian
Language and why Dantes Divine Comedy is considered the
greatest literary masterpiece of the Italian language and how
now more than 650 years later, it still continues to astonish generation of readers.
A light reception is offered prior to the beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

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Special Presentations
A series of engaging lectures on different topic of interest presented by renowned professors and speakers.
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25

THE ENDURING PRESENCE OF MAMMA IN THE ITALIAN KITCHEN


Presented by John Mariani
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
The image of the Italian mamma as central to Italian
cuisine has always been beloved and a bit of a
stereotype. This lecture will show how important she
was and how her role has changed in the 21st century.
Are there any mammas left cooking or has the burden
shifted to nonnas? Are young Italian women learning to
cook or buying food at the supermarket both in Italy and
the US? Who are the most important women professional
chefs right now and what do they contribute? John
Mariani author of How Italian Food Conquer the World
and columnist for the Huffington Post. A light reception
is offered prior to the beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

THE SECRET JEWS OF CALABRIA


Presented by Rabbi Frank Tamburello
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Join us as Rabbi Frank Tamburello takes us on
the incredible journey of the little know history
of the Jews of southern Italy. This story begins
at the time of the Macabees, continues through
the horrors of The Inquisition, and arrives at the
modern day when Calabrians began to discover
and embrace their Jewish roots. The program will
start with the screening of a one hour documentary
film The Secret Jews of Calabria, produced by
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, an American rabbi of Italian
descent, describing the history and traditions of
many of the Italians Jews living in Calabria with Jewish roots that goes back to the Inquisition.
Q & A with Rabbi Tamburello will conclude the event. A light reception is offered prior to the
beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

DANTE - PART II
Presented by Professor Louis Leonini
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
Please join us once again as Professor Leonini returns
to our center for the conclusion of his lecture on Dante
Alighieris Divina Commedia. In this second lecture,
Professor Leonini continues the exploration of Dantes
journey through Purgatorio and finally Paradiso. You will
discover why this work, besides being one of the alltime literary masterpieces of Western Culture, is also a
wonderful love story, which continues to fascinate us even
today. A light reception is offered prior to the beginning
of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

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Day Trips
Take a break from every daylife and join the fun!
Early registration is highly recommended. Members $85, Non-Members $95

DAY TRIP TO ELLIS ISLAND


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Genealogist Toni McKeen will guide a tour through the historic
halls and galleries at Ellis Island, one of the countrys most
important historic sites, and one of the most heavily visited
monuments where more than 12 million immigrants first entered
America. A bus will leave from the Cultural Center at 8:00am
to Battery Park where well board the State Cruise ferry to Ellis
Island. Bring your own lunch. The return ferry is scheduled to
leave Ellis Island around 2:30pm and we will board the bus back
to the Cultural Center at 3:00pm. Must register in advance and
prepay by April 1, 2016. Limited seats.

VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS


Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! The
one hour long guided tours offer an engaging way to explore
the United Nations Headquarters, an opportunity to discover
and get a behind-the-scenes view of the Organization at
work. The tours include a visit the newly renovated General
Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship
Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) Chamber in the renovated Conference Building.
Learn about how the United Nations addresses issues such
as disarmament, peace and security, human rights, and the
Millennium Development Goals. After the tour enjoy lunch at one of the most renowned restaurant &
pizzeria Don Antonio in New York City. The bus will leave the Cultural Center at 9:00am and return to
the Cultural Center by 5:00pm. Must register in advance and prepay by May 1, 2016. Limited seats.

TOUR & TEA AT CARAMOOR HOUSE & GARDEN


Thursday, June 23, 2016
When you set foot on the grounds of the Caramoor
house and gardens, you see Mediterranean-style
architecture surrounded by 90 acres of cultivated
and natural beauty. Fine and decorative Asian and
Renaissance art is what you find when you venture
indoors. History, culture and music all live here. The
historic Rosen House, listed on the National Register
of Historic Places, and the gardens are the legacy of
Walter and Lucie Rosen, the early 20th-century family
who called Caramoor their home. As they take you
through the mansion, the docents describe the Rosen
family, their much loved country home and its art collection. Absorb the richness of a bygone era: tour
the Rosen House and enjoy a delightful tea service in the Summer Dining Room of the Rosen House,
overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones
with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the
most exquisite vintage china. Enjoy some leisure time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoors
dazzling gardens and bucolic grounds. The bus will leave the Cultural Center at 11:15am and return to
the Cultural Center by 5:00pm. Must register in advance and prepay by May 10, 2016. Limited seats.

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Italian Art & Artists


This series of lectures presented by Professor John Coppola, MFA, MA will study and discuss the life career
and unique aesthetics of some of the greatest Italian Artists from the Renaissance to the contemporary age.
Must register in advanced and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25

TITIAN & GIORGIONE: The Venetian CARAVAGGIO: The Radical and


Renaissance Masters

Dramatic Genius Of The Baroque Master

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:30pm


He was not the great architect or sculptor like
Michelangelo, or the inventor and scientist that
was Leonardos gift, he was just a painter, but a
painter who fully utilized color in his work. Titians
style did alter throughout his long life but his
interest in color never diminished. His use of paint
and brushwork made him the foremost painter in
Venice and his execution of both landscapes and
portraits brought him great fame in his own lifetime
and after. The High Renaissance Venetian painter
Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, popularly known
as Giorgione, was a pupil of Giovanni Bellini, whose
unique expression of color, light and atmosphere
gave Venetian painting a distinctive character to
rival the Florentine focus on line and composition.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30pm


Caravaggio's works constitute some of the most
stunning works in the entire history of Western
painting. Observing the evolution of his style from
his early works, The Fortune Teller, Bacchus and
Narcissus, to his major successes, The Calling of
Saint Matthew and Doubting Thomas, to his final
paintings, David with the Head of Goliath, is like
watching the tumultuous ups and downs of his life.

Alissa Salvatore
Real Estate Agent
Cell: (914) 202-5728
(914) 722-0700 Ext. 22
alissa@century21royal.com

MODIGLIANI: The Modern Master


Of The Female Nude And The Portrait,
His Italian Artistic Heritage And Tragic
Ending
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:30pm
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian
artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a
figurative artist, he became known for paintings
and sculptures in a modern style characterized
by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He
became the epitome of the tragic artist, creating a
posthumous legend almost as well-known as that
of Vincent Van Gogh. His style used in painting
landscapes is similar to that of Marc Chagall, but,
a master at depicting the female body, his surreal
nudes and portraits earned him the widest acclaim.

Ron Salvatore
Real Estate Agent
Cell: (914) 497-7895
(914) 722-0700 Ext. 25
ron@century21royal.com

For all of your real estate needs


Serving Westchester, Bronx & Putnam Counties
697 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, New York 10583

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Afternoon Films
Afternoon films are complimentary to members. The films are in Italian with English subtitles, unless stated
otherwise. Screenings start promptly at 2:00pm. A short intermission is offered half way through each film.
Registration is required. Members free, Non-Members $15

PASSIONE
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00pm
Passione is a documentary filmed in Naples
in 2010, which chronicles the rich Neapolitan
musical heritage, tracing the influences of
European, African
and Arabic cultures,
while touching on
the Neapolitan
song tradition. It
explores the city's
music history with
archival footage and
accounts of such
historic artists as
Enrico Caruso and
Massimo Ranieri,
and also featuring
dozens of contemporary singers currently
established on the city's music scene, including
Fiorenza Calogero, Pietra Montecorvino and
James Senese.
Directed by John Turturro | 2010 | 90 minutes|

MAFIOSO
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00pm
"In Mafioso, Alberto Lattuadas incomparable,
half-forgotten 1962 crime comedy-travelogue, the
divisions between northern and southern Italy are
drawn in vivid, almost cartoonish relief. The hero,
played by the great Italian comic actor Alberto
Sordi an
irrepressible
mixture
of clown,
blowhard
and matinee
idol
scrambles to
reconcile the
contradictions
between his
life in Milan
and his Sicilian
roots, an
identity crisis that is clearly not his alone." - The
New York Times
Directed by Alberto Lattuada | 2007 | 102 minutes |

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SMETTO QUANDO VOGLIO - 'I

Quit Whenever I Want'

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00pm


The film tells the story of Pietro, a brilliant
university researcher, who is fired because of
university budget cuts. To earn a living he decides
to put together an unusual criminal gang with
former university's researchers to create a special
smart drug, still unknown and not illegal by Italian law.
Directed by Sydney Sibilia | 2004 | 105 minutes |

CESARE DEVE MORIRE - Caesar


Must Die

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2:00pm


Set in Rebibbia Prison,
in the suburb of
Rome, the film follows
convicts in their
rehearsals ahead of a
prison performance of
Shakespeare's "Julius
Caesar." The movie
competed at the 62nd
Berlin International Film
Festival where it won
the Golden Bear.
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | 2012 | 76
minutes |

LEZIONI DI CIOCCOLATO

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00pm


Mattia, a building contractor on the verge of closing
his biggest deal to date, finds
his future jeopardized when
Kamal, an illegal employee, is
injured on the job and makes
a most unusual attempt at
blackmail. Mattia is forced to
attend a chocolate cooking
class in Kamals name.
Directed by Claudio Cupellini
| 2007 | 98 minutes|

Community &
Group Visits

Policies &
Procedures

PASTA/PIZZA MAKING WORKSHOP

Registration: Please call 914- 771-8700 to


register for any program/course.
Payments: Full payment is required upon
registering for an event, program or course. We
accept cash, personal checks, money orders, as
well as Visa, Master Card, Discover and American
Express. All checks must be drawn on US funds.
There is a $20 charge for returned checks.
Cancellation: All Westchester Italian Cultural
Center courses, program and presenters are subject
to change or cancellation. For closing due to bad
weather, check our website or call 914-771-8700.
Class cancellations due to bad weather will be
made up and will not be refunded.
Refunds and Withdrawals: All programs and
classes registrations are non-refundable and
non-transferable. There are no refunds unless the
Center cancels an event. If you are unable to attend
a program or event, you may contact us 24hours
prior to the date for a receipt that enables you to
claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift. If
student withdraws from a language course before it
begins, they must notify the office five full business
days before the first day of class. A refund will be
issued but a $30 processing fee will be deducted.
No refund or credit are granted for missed classes
or for students withdrawal after first two classes of
the session. Full refund, including trial class, will
be issued if class is canceled by the Westchester
Italian Cultural Center due to low enrollment or
filled. The Westchester Italian Cultural Center is
not responsible for providing make-up classes
or issuing refunds for classes missed as a result
illness, emergency, or other events beyond our
control.
Accessibility: Our facilities are accessible to
persons with disabilities. Please advise us when you
register if you have special needs.
Discounts: When applicable discounts are granted
one per person/per family.
General: Please remember to bring appropriate
event passes. For the safety and enjoyment of
all participants, we reserve the right to refuse
admission to disruptive children or adults.
Famiglia membership is required to claim
memberships fee for all family programs, and
childrens language.
Events and classes may be recorded for archival
and/or media purposes. Such recordings may
include pictures of the audiences or class, or of
individuals in the audience or class. Your attendance
in the audience or at class shall be deemed your
consent to appear in such programming without
compensation of any kind.

Available year-round; grades K through 12.

The Italian cuisine is rich and varied in all its aspects,


but pasta and pizza have been its pride and glory
throughout much of history. Students learn about the
history and traditions of pasta and pizza while having fun
making their own from scratch. A warm plate of pasta
with tomato sauce or pizza and a salad will be served
for lunch. Students will be able to take home what
they make. The workshop is approximately 90 minutes
long and is limited to 25 students per workshop. This
workshop can be combined with other workshops.

PRESEPIO
Available from December to January; grades K to 8

Enjoy a private visit to the Centers immense


Neapolitan Nativity display led by one of our
instructor who will introduce students to the
relevant aspects of presepio, including traditions,
history and culture. The program includes the
screening of a cultural, educational video, or an
age appropriate workshop in which students create
their own works of art based on their perception
of presepio. This workshop can be combined with
other workshops.

CARNEVALE
Available from January to April; grades K though 8

One of the common elements found in every


Carnevale celebration is the mask. The program
includes the screening of a cultural, educational
video, and is led by one of our instructors. Students
of all ages will learn about the history and traditions
of Carnevale and be inspired to decorate their own
masks in the following mask making workshop. This
workshop can be combined with other workshops.

EXPERIENCE ITALY
Available year-round; grades K through 12

The program includes a guided tour of the current


exhibit and the screening of a cultural, educational
video. Led by one of our instructors, students will
learn about Italy, the regions, the culture, and
the traditions. The workshop is approximately 45
minutes long.

MOVIE NIGHT

Available year-round; Middle and High School


students

Students will make their own pizza in our state-ofthe-art kitchen and enjoy a screening of an Italian
movie. Choose from our movie selection or bring
your own. The estimated time to complete the
workshop is 2 hours.
Please call us at 914-771-8700 to discuss these and
other options for school and group trips.
Subject to availability; prices available upon request.

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