Join us for our 4th Annual Spring Gala! Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Razberry’s Banquet Center - 834 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. 6pm Cocktail hour, 7pm Buffet Dinner and entertainment. Black Tie Optional Honoring Elda and Elisa Coccia as our Italian Americans of the Year! Live Musical entertainment by Joe Caroselli and his Masterpiece Orche...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

"Paese che vai, usanza che trovi: Regional Customs, Traditions and Superstitions"--The theme of this year's collaboration between ITANJ and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University! A full house of 350 students and teachers from four middle and 10 high schools participated in this annual showcase/comp...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

By Mary Ann Re   Congratulations to our 250+ participating students and teachers—You were all phenomenal! Bravi!  It was a truly difficult and unenviable choice, but our trophy winners were:   Middle Schools - Skit TitleFirst Place: Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School - "Una famiglia in crisi"Second Place: Frelinghuysen Midd...

The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have generously increased to $4,000 the monetary prize associated with the Teaching...

The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donors will be awarding a very genero...

La rappresentazione degli italoamericani da parte dei media contemporanei offre spesso delle immagini negative e corre il rischio di confermare sempre stereotipi già noti. Una possibile soluzione è cercare di sradicare queste idee prestando attenzione al cinema indipendente che tende a controbilanciare le immagini proposte dal cinema di grande cons...

The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donors will be awarding a very ge...

Venerdì scorso il Coccia Institute e il dipartimento di spagnolo e italiano della Montclair State University, nel New Jersey, hanno tenuto il loro settimo simposio sull'insegnamento dell'italiano.   L'evento è stato organizzato dalla professoressa Enza Antenos, Deputy Chair of Italian della Montclair, e da Mary Ann Re, PhD., direttrice del C...