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To the Italian Educational Cultural Center, Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo

NEW EXIBIT -

JAN 15th: Dino Galiano’s Virtual Art Show - see events

Do you have roots in Jersey City? -  see our CASA COLOMBO BOOK below

REGISTER BELOW!

Sunday January 31, 2021 - An interactive culinary & cultural workshop with Stephanie Rizzolo

Carnevale 2021 has been postponed - new date TBD

To PURCHASE ART  from the galleries, click here to our store.

 

Exhibits & Events

                   

Experience Dino Galiano's Virtual Art Show  
"A Walk Through Saints and Faith"
New Exhibit: January 15th -February 15th

Virtually explore Dino Galiano's last major project involving frescos of the First Christians.  Through other mediums such as oil painting, frescos and sculpture, you can follow Dino's journey through life depicting such religious symbols and figures in these masterpieces.

Born in Newark, NJ, Dino P. Galiano was raised in Metuchen, and resided with his wife and children in North Brunswick, NJ. Dino started carving marble at the age of fifteen and was self-taught. A graduate from Rutgers College ‘83 with a B.A. in Art History, he was influenced primarily by artist Michelangelo Buonarotti and followed the procedure of directly carving into stone with few, or no models. Dino's interest in the Italian Renaissance era, enhanced by many inspiring journeys to Italy, gave him the fascination for carving marble. The love of the Italian language was also a passion of his. It only makes sense that The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri was Dino’s lifetime study.
 
Dino lived his life as a skilled mason of his and his family businesses. He was a true Renaissance man in his labor, artistic achievements, scholarly pursuits, and the way he lived every day of his life. He was a friend to all people and shared his passions for art, gardening, and literature with everyone whom he met. Dino's talents, passions, and spirit are represented today in this exhibit of his extraordinary character, talents, and the man, himself, Dino P. Galiano.

Click the Gallery button to enter the exhibit

Register now for a two hour Cavatelli Workshop!
Sunday January 31, 2021 at 4pm "Sapori D'Italia a Casa Colombo"
An interactive culinary and cultural workshop with Stephanie Rizzolo

Food writer and travel specialist, Stephanie Rizzolo, enthusiastically demonstrates her pride for her heritage and Italian Cuisine as a contributing writer for La Cucina Italiana USA.  Growing up as a second generation Italian, her family's Neapolitan roots have had a great influence on her passion to share the ancient techniques and methods of the rustic Italian kitchen.  Stephanie offers immersive pasta making classes with a focus on regional shapes and the rich culture associated with them.

Cavatelli Workshop

$30/person

Ingredients and tools you will need:

1. Semolina Flour (I prefer to use Caputo or Molino Grassi but any 100% durum semolina will work)

2. Salt (any fine salt will work here)

3. Plastic wrap

4. Large wooden cutting board or flat surface

5. Butter knife

6. Fork

7. Measuring cups

Optional:

Gnocchi board

Bench scraper

This workshop is limited to 10 people so secure your spot now!

 

Zoom information sent to you upon registration

Casa Colombo Book: A Constant Dynamic Presence in Jersey City

Review by: Sylvia Hinge

IECC member, Madison, NJ

 

"Casa Colombo is a detailed history of the Italian experience in Jersey City.  The book depicts how one building and the dedicated people behind it for decades have had such a significant positive impact on the lives of so many.  A very informative and uplifting read"

Do you have roots in Jersey City? We have the perfect book for you!

Our newly published history of Casa Colombo: A Constant Dynamic Presence in Jersey City.  This book will bring back memories of the neighborhood once called The Italian Village, of the people who once lived there and of the thriving community it once was.  

 

 

 

 

Purchase Price: $29.95 (includes shipping)

Note: Giving this as a gift?  If the book is to be shipped to a location different than your billing address, email info@casacolombo.org

Review by: Loredana Iori-Giulianelli

Patronato ACLI NJ

 

"What a delightful read! Melissa Dulebohn has written a wonderful account of Casa Colombo.  It will bring back warm memories to anyone who has any association with the neighborhood.  She chronicles the history of the building through the events and the people who passed through its doors.  Her descriptions are vivid and well supported by the illustrations.

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IECC on-site programming is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

However, keep checking back for more virtual events!

Thank you and stay safe!

Exhibit: Italian Heritage Room

Open all year!

Come and visit our Heritage room and you'll be instantly transported from the 1920's to 1950's.  Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm, Thursday 10 am - 3 pm, and by appointment.  No registration needed.  Free Admission.

(Due to covid, please call for an appointment.)

Exhibit: Italian Village

Open all year!

The Italian Village in the heart of Jersey City has been home to many Italian immigrants.  Immerse yourself in an era gone by that has left indelible memories.  Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm, Thursday 10 am - 3 pm, and by appointment.  No registration needed.  Free Admission.

(Due to covid, please call for an appointment.)

 

The Italian Educational & Cultural Center/Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo (IECC), a 501c3 not for profit organization, serves as a cultural multi-media link between the past and the future of the American and Italian communities of Jersey City.  IECC has a two-fold mission: (1) To honor Casa Colombo's place in immigration history by maintaining its historic building and by displaying historical materials and artifacts, and interpreting them for a culturally diverse population in Jersey City and Hudson County, and (2) To foster the visual arts and humanities in the area through visual arts exhibits, performances, concerts, cultural, educational, and literary events, tours, and other programming.

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Italian Educational Cultural Center, Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo

Designed by Andreà Cassar

Edited by Anne Curcio

Events are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.