October 13, 2019, Sunday, 1:00 pm, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Bernalillo, NM
A smaller but faithful group came to Bernalillo to enjoy the surperb and decious meatballs, sausages and pasta prepared by Rosalba Manciaci. Salad, rolls and butter also accompanied the dinner. All followed by the most delicious cannoli. Enjoyable company and pleasant conversation, as always. Thanks to all who worked to make it a success.
September 15, 2019, Sunday, 7:30 am, North Domingo Baca Park
A sudden rain storm could not dampen our spirits. We packed up the doughnuts, the food and the drinks. We headed to Angela Profera’s house and continued the picnic indoors there. We really had a great time together.
Brakensiek – INFM Bocce Fest
September 13-15, 2019, North Domingo Baca Park
Matches held on Friday night and Saturday were competitive and hard-won. Attendees thought the matches were lively and thrilling. Unfortunately matches on Sunday were cancelled by rain.
August 10, 2019, 2:00 PM, 12409 Coronado NE, ABQ
Forty-three enthusiasts gathered at the home of Joe and Anna Santangelo to consume pizza and play bingo. The Club raised four hundred and thirty dollars. Pizza Castle provided the pizzas. Rosalba Maniaci brought out the Spumone. Thanks to all who purchased the Bingo games and ran the games. We all had a great tme.
June 23, 2019, Sunday, 10:00 AM, Hiden Valley RV Park, Zuzak
It was so pleasant to get out the heat of Albuerque and cool off. To spend the day with friends and family was so nice. As always, the food was excellent. And Bocce in the afternoon brought a great day to a close.
Italian Culture & Language Group
April 13, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 PM, Mimi’s Cafe, Albuquerque
Aberto Agostini and family talked about their impressions of life in the U.S.
St. Joseph’s Feast
March 24, 2019, Sunday, 1:030 PM, First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque
All the chefs brought their best dishes to the Feast, so delicious. It was so nice to visit with friends and family. Thanks to all who set up the tables, and prepared, cooked and served the food.
2019 Italian Film & Culture Festival
March 12 – 17, 2019, Tuesday – Saturday, Hiland Theater, Albuquerque
According to sources, this year’s Italian Film Festival raised $23,000, a new record. The donnee is NDI New Mexico. Winner of Best in Albuquerque in 2016, 2017 and 2018, this year’s Festival again showed great, thought provoking films. Many thanks to all those involved in the Italian Film Festival.
Italian Counsul General of Los Angeles Attended Italian Film & Culture Festival
The new Italian Counsul General of Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave, and her husband joined attendees at the L’inaugurazione, Opening Night, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 She met and socialized with members of the Italian community.
February 17, 2019, Sunday, 1:00 PM, Nick & Jimmy’s, Albuquerque
Lots of people came, some new members, some old members. We all ate great food, laughed a lot.
Christmas Pot Luck
December 16, 2018, Sunday, 1:00 PM, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Bernalillo
There was an excellent turnout and enough food and desserts to feed all. Thanks to all who set up the tables, and prepared, cooked and served the food. After dinner, the raffle of t-shirts and gift baskets was a great success and enjoyed by all.
Cuncordu Sas Bator Colonnas
November 16, 2018, Friday, 7:30 PM, Outpost Performance Space
Cuncordu Sas Bator Colonnas – all everyone can say is, “They were excellent, spellbinding.”
Italian Consulate of Los Angeles – Came to ABQ
November 14, 2018, Wednesday, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
Once again Italian Consulate staff came to Albuquerque to handle the renewal of Italian passports for Italians here. By all accounts, things went smoothly.
Diego Pani – Sardinian Bluesman
November 13, 2018, Tuesday, 6:00 PM, Universy of New Mexico’s Fine Arts & Design Library
Love the Blues, loved Diego Pani singing the Blues. That says it all.
BOCCE TOURNAMENT, ladies vs men
September 17, 2018, Tuesday, 6:00 PM, North Domingo Baca Park bocce courts.
The results of the Ball Blaster Babes, Albuquerque’s women bocce league, vs three men’s teams are men 3 wins, women 0. However, after the tournament the best women played the best men and won. The competiton will continue.
Joe Marchese just received an award. Congratulations! The award recognized all his hard work developing interest in bocce in Albuquerque. He’s held bocce practices and games for years, always encouraging the player, never criticizing. He also worked with the City Government to get bocce courts built at the North Domingo Baca Park on Camel. Thank you!
September 9, 2018
Everyone had such a good time. Thanks to everyone who brought food. We enjoyed the friendship. Welcome to the newcomers who came. We hope you attend more functions and meetings and become friends.