Come to the Feast on March 24, 2019 starting at 1:30 pm. The Feast is held at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Bring a main dish or side dish to feed at least 6 -8 people. The Club will provide drinks, plates, cuterly and napkins.
2019 Italian Film & Culture Festival
Experience Italian culture through its films and cuisine. Winner of Best in Albuquerque in 2016, 2017 and 2018, this Festival is a must see. March 12 – 17, 2019, Tuesday – Saturday, Hiland Theater, 482 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. A complete list of activities and films as well as Festival Passes and tickets are available at the Italian Festivals of New Mexico web site, http://www.italianfifest.org.
Italian Counsul General of Los Angeles to Attend Italian Film & Culture Festival
The new Italian Counsul General of Los Angeles, Silvia Chiave, will join us for the L’inaugurazione, Opening Night, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Ms. Chiave is only the second woman to hold the position of Italian Counsul General of Los Angeles. She has scheduled her official outreach visit with the Governor and other state officials to coincide with the opening of the festival so that she can meet and socialize with members of the Italian community. She will be travelling with her husband and with the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of LA, Valeria Rumori. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to meet these Italian government officials in person, to thank them and ask for their continued support for what we do in New Mexico to promote and celebrate Italian culture and language.
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, Thursdays, 2:00 pm, North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, (505) 764-6475. Call Joe Marchese (505) 294-6988. Bring your own bocce balls.
March 16, 2019, Saturday, 2:00 pm, North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, (505) 764-6475. Call Joe Marchese (505) 294-6988.
Italian Cine Film Club
Come see great Italian films with English subtitles. Films are shown the fourth Friday each month at 6:30 pm at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, Albuquerque, NM 87113, (505) 764-6475. Free! Open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Lunch & Conversation
Practice your Italian. The Italian Culture & Language Group will meet March 2, 2019, Saturday, at 1:00 pm at Mimi’s Cafe, 4316 The 25 Way NE (@25 Shopping Center), Albuquerque, NM 87109, (505) 341-0300 There is a wonderful scheduled presentation by Linda Sassano Higgins entitled “The Secrets of Florence.” Linda is a licensed, professional tour guide specializing in the city of Florence (who will, by the way, be moving to New Mexico this fall). She will share with the Group her passion for this fascinating city, speaking to us about its little-known places and historical events.
June – Picnic. Come to the Picnic and enjoy the friendship. The Picnic will be held at Hidden Valley RV Park, 844-NM333, Tijeras, NM, (505) 281-3363. Breakfast starts 9:00 am, lunch starts at 12:00 pm. Bring your swimsuit. Bocce and cards in the afternoon. Bring a main dish or side dish to feed at least 6 -8 people. The Club will provide drinks, cups, cuterly and napkins. Date to be determined.
September – Picnic. The Picnic will be held at North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, (505) 764-6475. Breakfast starts 7:30 am, lunch starts at 12:00 pm. Bocce and cards in the afternoon. Bring a main dish or side dish to feed at least 6 -8 people. The Club will provide drinks, cups, cuterly and napkins. Date to be determined.