La Befana, January 6
St. Joseph’s Table
Italian Republic Day (June2)
Members Appreciation celebration
Fourth of July
Ferragosto, August 15
Columbus/Italian Heritage Month (October)
Family Christmas Party
St. Vincent DePaul
Italian Festival (participate)
Musical Instrument Museum (participate)
Sister Cities Catania (participate)
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Fun Trips/Casino Trips
Casino Night Italian Card Games – Briscola, Scopa, Tombola (Italian Bingo)
Italian Conversation Lessons
Kids Activities (pizza making)
Several DaVinci members participated at the Hearn Academy annual cultural event. Our display table contained a map of Italy, the Italian flag, pottery pieces, books, apron and kitchen towels unique to Sicily, a tri-fold poster board filled with postcards highlighting various Italian cities, pictures of typical foods, and included on the board were every day phrases. The children enjoyed the diversion of the day and the teachers were very welcoming and accommodating. It was great opportunity to share our love of Italy with the children.
The custom of honoring favorite saints with outdoor ceremonies was brought to America more than 100 years ago by the early Italian immigrants and given these strange times, we are very thankful that some Italian Festivals in the US are able to meet again!
Find the full 2021 Directory of Italian Festivals in the U.S. on our website!