As we have come to know many brilliant young Italians in the Washington, DC metropolitan area working at NIH, NASA, NIST or one of the local universities, we have come to realize some of the difficulties they have faced in their careers. To air these issues, the March ICS social meeting will host a panel discussion featuring some of these young sci...

This year our Carnevale will be a collaboration with several other Italian organizations in the area, to be held on Saturday, February 25 at Casa Italiana.  One of the features will be a performance by children who are students in our Italian Language Program, as well as entertainment by the I-Talians, activities for children, and dinner by Osteria...

Dear ICS community, in 2014, the ILP recognized an overall increase in enrollment of over 60%. We are very happy that more people are able to enjoy our "corner of Italy" in Maryland! Our primary goal is to offer authentic immersion into Italian language, literature, cinema, opera, art, history, cuisine, and our way of life. We also enable you to e...

In our Bethesda location, you will enjoy 8 classes of history, geography, art and archeology of Rome and its region. Starting from the Etruscan civilization and the origin of the "eternal city", you will learn about medieval Rome and Lazio, the origin of papacy, Rome and its monuments of the Renaissance, of the 17th and 18th centuries. The course w...

At our September 21 social meeting, the Italian Cultural Society is pleased to present Paul Oorts (playing mandolin) and his Rigatoni "Brothers" Gina Faber (mandolin) and Jay Benforado (guitar). They are part of one of Paul's projects which is to collect, play, and make available to the public music from the early to mid-20th century written for an...

ICS Award Applications deadline: Post-Marked on the 2nd Friday of May, (May 8) except for Maria Guarrera Wilmeth Awards, which have a deadline of Friday, May 1. Applicants should be no more than 25 years of age as of May 1.   Selection will occur during May and awards will be presented at the ICS  Awards Gala, which takes place in...

The May issue of Poche Parole is on the ICS website at: http://www.italianculturalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Poche-Parole-1405.pdf and the printed issue has been sent out.   Let me call your attention to the invitation to this year's GALA awards dinner on Sunday evening, June 22. Please see the invitation at: http://www.ital...

WTI Magazine #10    2013 Dec, 20Author : Italian Cultural Society      Translation by:   Last October 19, my colleagues and I attended the "Teaching Italian Culture Conference", organized by Georgetown University in collaboration with the Italian Embassy, and we were reminded how the teaching of the Italian Culture...

by Arrigo Mongini   You are cordially invited to celebrate a Venetian Carnevale together on Sunday, February 15 at 3:30pm at the Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.   Guests will enter an ambiance simulating Caffe' Florian in Venice where a "murder" will be staged by professional actors, leaving clues that coul...

All children are invited to improve, paint and create additions to Luigi De Luca's traditional Presepe (crèche), that we usually display at our Christmas Party. This fun and unique opportunity will take place at the Friendship Heights Village Center, this Sunday, November 15th at 1:30. Tamara D'Addieco will also be there helping. Please RSVP to thi...