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Upcoming events

    • 6 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Cooke Street


    Festa Italiana Hawaii will take place on Cooke Street in Honolulu's lively Kaka'ako District. The event will occur both indoors and outdoors, providing attendees the opportunity to vai in giro - walk around - Cooke Street to enjoy a variety of food vendors and entertainment of Italian variety. An adjacent interior space will offer an elevated food and wine experience - Passaporto Italiano.

    Festa Italiana in Strada - The Street Festival

    Open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    • Entrance is FREE to the public.
    • Street vendors offering authentic Italian and Italian-inspired culinary delights for purchase.
    • Wine and beer garden offering a selection of Italian wines, beer and traditional spirits for purchase.
    • Entertainment by Enrico Rennella, Stef Mariani, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Mango Season, Pierre Grill and more.
    • Street performers of Italian and European variety.
    • Italian-inspired photo ops.

    Passaporto Italiano - VIP Experience

    Open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (early entry 5:00 p.m.)
    445 Cooke Street


    Taste the many flavors of Italy at the "Passaporto Italiano" VIP Experience. Indulge in a selection of carefully curated wine and food selections. Featuring Arancino at The Kahala, Chef Massimo Falsini, Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, Noe at Four Seasons Resort Oahu, Sale Pepe, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar, Vintage Cave Cafe, and wines from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street #100, Honolulu

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Chiara Logli, Ph.D. 

    Chiara is originally from Bologna (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in international/cross-cultural education from the University of Hawaii. She is the Assistant Director for the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership and the Institutional Assessment Specialist for the Honolulu Community College. In the past, she worked for various educational institutions, including the University of California in Berkeley and Santa Barbara. In her free time, she dances hula with Halau Kaulakahi, loves the ocean, and volunteers with Hoa ‘Aina o Makaha.


    Courses will take place every Tuesday from October 23 to December 11, 2018

    Beginners' Course: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    Designed for students who have no or minimal grasp of the Italian language.

    Intermediate Course: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    Expands students' competency in writing, reading, listening and speaking.

    Advanced Course: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    Designed for students who have written and spoken competency of the language in all tenses.


    • 10 spots are reserved for FOISOH members at $160.
    • 3 spots are reserved for Impact Hub members at $160. Impact Hub members must use a registration code to register on the website; the code will be provided to Impact Hub members by Impact Hub.
    • Non-members of FOISOH and Impact Hub may register at $320 after October 10 (if there are remaining spots).
    • Payment must be made in full no later than October 16.
    • You can make payment through this online registration (preferred method);
    • If you prefer paying by check, fill out this registration form and mail it with your check payable to "Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii" to: Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, PO BOX 1376, Honolulu, Hawaii 96807. Form and check must be received by October 16.

    • Once you are make payment for a course, you agree and understand that will be no refunds for fees for this class. Only in the case of a situation in which FOISOH would not be able to deliver this class in its entirety, would a full or partial refund be offered.
    • If you are interested in joining FOISOH and receiving the Member rate, please visit


    To get the most out of the course, participants are asked to purchase the textbook, "Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well. Click here to find the book on Amazon.

    • Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street, #100, Honolulu. 
    • Click here to view a map that provides parking options.
    For questions, please contact

Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807

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