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The Feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated annually on March 19th. The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa traditionally celebrates this beautiful feast day with a St. Joseph’s Altar. This year, because of the unavailability of our facility due to imminent renovation, we are making plans to celebrate our event in a different manner.

The Italian Consulate General in Chicago organized a passport day in Denver on April 14. Open to compatriots the need to apply for or renew it passport, during the day at the Honorary Consulate office in Denver biometric data will be collected for it document issuance. Compatriots who are regularly registered with AIRE in the consular district will...

A bill that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day failed to move forward in the Montana state Senate. After the bill brought by Missoula Democratic Sen. Shane Morigeau was tabled in committee its supporters attempted a legislative maneuver to bring it to the Senate floor for debate, but that was also opposed. Sen. Dan Salomon, a R...

2023 Italian American Bravo! Awards and Gala Event. Saturday, March 4, 2023. 5:30-10:00pm. Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge. 5925 W. 32nd Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212. Please join us as we recognize outstanding Italian Americans and businesses who have made substantial contributions to the community. Purchase tickets here. Our Celebration Gala in...

On March 15, 2023, St. Frances Cabrini will be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in a formal induction ceremony and celebration at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. Mother Cabrini is receiving this prestigious award for her outstanding accomplishments as a champion of immigrants, children, and the poor. She was nominated by the Dant...

Memory…belongs to the same part of the soul as imagination; it’s a collection of mental pictures from sense impressions but with a time element added, for the mental images of memory are not from perception of things present but of things past. —Frances Yates from The Art of Memory I grew up in a curious little locale hidden away on the north side...

As the year 2022 draws to a close - a year in which we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities - we have yet another reason to celebrate. Our board member and VP, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Ph.D., has announced the publication of her long-awaited book on the life of renaissance Bolognese noblewoman Genevra Sforza de' Bentivo...

For more than 120 years, the Potenza Lodge has served as a safe haven for North Denver’s Italian community. Though the present day lodge on 38th Avenue and Shoshone Street differs in many ways from the mutual aid-based society founded in 1899, the lodge principles remain steady: amore (love), benevolenza (good will), and pace (peace). Early newspap...

Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro: an Italian Holiday Tradition. Tuesday, December 20, 6:00-8:00 PM. Register here. Italian Cultural Center, Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis (MN). Join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome & Italian Instructor, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most tradit...

In June 2021, mutual friends introduced Marianna Gatto — the executive director and cofounder of The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) — to Harvard-educated lawyer, law professor, and Pueblo, CO native Fred Galves. A year prior, Galves had been hired by the city of Pueblo to serve as the mediator when tensions surrounding the city’s hi...

Works by Sandro Botticelli, one of the most revered, culturally omnipresent artists in European history, aren’t the first thing you see when you enter the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s exhibition “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi.” He’s relegated to the second room of the show bearing his name.  Instead, the new exh...

A wreath-laying ceremony for former German and Italian prisoners of war took place at the Fort Riley post cemetery, Thursday morning. The annual ceremony is held in remembrance of the POWs who lived and worked at Fort Riley between 1943 and 1946, specifically the 62 Germans and 11 Italians now buried here. In 1943, War Department officials establis...