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& Welcome

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

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SUNDAY MARCH 21st

Ricotta Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Workshop with Stephanie Rizzolo - see below for details

POSITION AVAILABLE - Administrative Assistant

-click here for details

NEW EVENT-

Italian Culture & Language Winter Classes 

via Zoom - see below

COMING SOON: New Exhibit "Legends of the F1" Pictures of the Grand Prix of Valentino Park and Grand Prix of Monaco

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

Carnevale 2021 has been postponed - new date TBD

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

 

Exhibits & Events

                   

Join us on Zoom!

  Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 4pm

   "SAPORI D'ITALIA A CASA COLOMBO"

From Puglia to Campania

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. 

Ricotta Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Workshop

From demonstration to actual savoring

$30/person

Ingredients and tools you will need:

1. 00 flour

2. Fresh whole milk ricotta (Calabro brand or other. Supermarket/generic ricotta is not recommended)

3. Eggs

4. Salt

5.Canned, whole peeled tomatoes (San Marzano or other)

6. Fresh mozzarella

7. Fresh basil

8. Garlic

9. Black pepper

10. Extra virgin olive oil

11. Large bowl

12. Fork

13. Bench scraper or knife

14. Large pot

15. Baking dish or oven safe pan

16. Wooden cutting board

This workshop is limited to 15 people so register now 

 to secure your spot!

Zoom link sent upon registration

Virtual gallery March 1st through March 31st

Legends of the F1

A selection of pictures from the Italfoto Archive

featuring

The GRAND PRIX OF VALENTINO PARK 1955

The GRAND PRIX OF MONACO 1958

Competition is in the nature of human beings. When we invented the car we finally had the perfect tool to push ourselves ‘over our limits’. The thirst for victory in these powerful machines; the desire to be ‘number one’, pushed men to show off their skills and courage, and then made them legends.

Italfoto Archive is a collection of 180,000 negatives, preserved in excellent condition, spanning from the early 50s up through the late 90s and containing many unique events and exciting moments in car  racing from those years. While the opening, digitizing and cataloging of this unusual collection continues, revealing hundreds of amazing pictures every day, we at the Archive are proud to share with you some of our work to date. This show contains unique pieces capturing portraits of the racing car pilots, real pioneers and heroes, and their machines that wrote unforgettable pages in the history of the sport.

 

In this virtual exhibition are pictures from The Grand Prix of Valentino Park (1955) and The Grand Prix of Monaco (1958).

 

Curated by: Luca Margarita & Jim Fischer

Gallery Link coming soon!

Italian Culture & Language Winter classes via Zoom
Contemporary Italian
for Intermediate/Advanced Level

To learn Italian through regional traditions, customs and cultures of Italy.

 

A course of 10 classes to be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7.00pm (Group lesson, max. 5 students) on the following days: February 2021: 10/17/24 - March 2021: 3/10/17/24/31 - April 2021: 7/14

 

$30 per lesson + Registration fee of $10

Total $310 per student

*****

Instructor: Prof. Antonio Pisano (antonio.pisano@gmail.com)

Coordinator: Carla Mastropierro, IECC Exec. Director

Italian Culture & Language Winter classes via Zoom
Contemporary Italian
for Beginners

To learn Italian through regional cultures and popular traditions of Italy.

 

A course of 10 classes to be held every Monday from 6:00 to 7.00pm (Group lesson, max. 5 students) on the following days: February 2021: 15/22 - March 2021: 1/8/15/22/29 - April 2021: 5/12/19

 

$35 per lesson + Registration fee of $10

Total $360 per student

*****

Instructor: Prof. Antonio Pisano (antonio.pisano@gmail.com)

Coordinator: Carla Mastropierro, IECC Exec.Director

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.

IECC is Open
for Virtual Programs
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Upcoming Events

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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Memberships and Hall rentals please click below.

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To reserve our hall please contact us through our contact page

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Jersey City, NJ 07302

Tel: (201) 222-9317

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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.