Celebrate Dante’s Birthday at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge

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LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016

SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM – Dante Birthday Celebration, 6:30 PM – Light Refreshments, 7:00 PM – Showing of the Movie "Palio," known as "Rocky on Horseback"
PARKING: In the Dante Alighieri Society Building lot, with overflow in the Kendall Cinema Garage
COST: No cost for this event; cash bar only

"Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. Not your average race: strategy, bribery and corruption play as much a part as the skill of the riders. Horses are allocated by lot four days prior to the race. This is when the madness truly begins. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys. Loved and loathed by the districts they represent, they forge alliances and make deals promising large cash sums to try and get the best start."

Source: http://www.dantemass.org/

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