The Westchester Italian Cultural Center preserves, promotes and celebrates the rich heritage of classic and contemporary Italian culture by encouraging an appreciation of the Italian language, arts and letters, history, cuisine and commerce through educational programs, exhibits and events.

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The Westchester Italian Cultural Center is considered the cultural gem of Westchester County, the only Italian Cultural Center in the tri-state area that offers a variety of programs and events to promote all aspects of Italian language and culture. From language classes, to open air film festivals, cooking classes, fine wine tastings, music and arts, history, our programs and events are open and attended by a wide range of participants, from Italian to Italian-Americans and Italophiles of all ages and walks of life.

Since its opening in 2007, the Cultural Center has presented unparalleled programs, events, and exhibits. From The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, to Italian Builders, Artisan, and TradesIl Cammino di Padre Pio, to the most recent Art & Perception exhibit that featured the artworks of some contemporary Italian-American artist in Westchester County, and the annual display of the stunning Presepio Napoletano. Through these events and cultural awakenings we continue to fight negative stereotypes by promoting the positive aspects of what it means to be Italian.

In 2014 we have presented a variety of outstanding cultural programs, launched new initiatives such as our First Journey to Italy, local trips, and members meet-up events. For the first time we presented a merit-based scholarship for outstanding students of Italian. Your loyal support will ensure that we can continue promoting our mission of celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of Italian culture not only for us but for generations to come. Your gift does make a difference, with your help we can continue on our mission!

We sincerely appreciate any donation you are able to offer. Please remember that any amount helps. Please feel free to contact us directly if you would like to be of more assistance to the Westchester Italian Cultural Center or to volunteer your time. Remember… all donations are fully tax-deductible. You can donate by check or credit card, or visit our website,www.wiccny.org, to make an online donation.

On behalf of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center staff and the Board of Trustees, I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Mille grazie,

 

Patrizia Calce

Program Director

 

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Viva Viva La Befana!

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00pm-3:30pm

Musical retelling of the folk tale of La Befana, featuring Mariuccia Romano of the Coro d’Italia, Italian Singing and Dancing Ensemble. La Befana is an Italian Christmas tradition that has its origins in the 13th century legend of La Befana. Befana is a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on January 5th, the eve of the Epiphany. Sing, dance, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with your children. The program will conclude with a holiday reception and gifts from la Befana.  A program for all ages!  Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a parent. Adult participation must be with a child.

Must register in advance and prepay.

Children’s Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40
Parent & Child Fee: Members $45, Non-Members $55
  • Dates: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00pm