Join us Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street in Montclair) as we celebrate the launch of Rossella Rago's newest book Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia, followed by an exclusive Q&A session with the author herself, book signing, and FREE food tasting from da Pepo in Montclair. RSVP Here. Host of...

On Sunday, December 4, The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, at Montclair University will present Rossella Rago’s new book, “Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia!”, in collaboration with Watchung Booksellers. The book launch, which will take place at 2 pm, will be followed by a Q&A session with the author hersel...

The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America wishes you all a happy Italian Heritage Month! We invite you to celebrate with us this month in attending the world premiere of “Red Sauce: An Italian American Culinary Journey”. The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America is thrilled to announce the premiere of Red Sauce: An...

Wednesday, April 27 1 to 3 pm ET. Italian Hand Gestures: The Art of Nonverbal Communication with Luca Vullo. Sponsored by The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America. Feliciano School of Business Room 140. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Please join the Coccia Institute as Luca Vullo, notable film & theater performer, and director ch...

October 3 (Sunday) 5:00pm. The Coccia Institute will hold a joint event in partnership with the Montclair Literary Festival featuring an exclusive talk with Stevie Van Zandt, former actor on The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band guitarist. Regular admission includes a signed copy of Unrequited Infatuations. VIP tickets include VIP seat...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2021 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...

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 12pm ET. Free event, register here. Mark Rotella, director of the Coccia Institute at Montclair State University, leads a discussion with Anna Celenza, professor of music at Georgetown University, and John Gennari, professor of English at the University of Vermont, on the impact and influence Italian Americans have had on...

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Rotella as its new director. Rotella joins the Coccia Institute from Publisher’s Weekly, where he has been Senior Editor since 2006.  Rotella is an internationally recog...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

Fox Lane High School Italian teacher Raffaella Pirone recently became the first teacher from New York to receive the national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). "This annual prestigious recognition of outstanding and creative teaching is funded by Coccia Foundation and the Inserra families under th...