Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In). 

Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    • 7 Jan 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • 490 Coral Street, Honolulu
    Register


    INSTRUCTOR:
    Chiara Logli is originally from Bologna (Italy) and holds a Ph.D. in international/cross-cultural education from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center. Currently, she is the Institutional Assessment Specialist for the Honolulu Community College. In the past, she worked for various educational institutions, including the University of California, USAID, and the East-West Center. She also taught Italian language for the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. She has studied five languages and worked in three continents. In her free time, she dances hula with Halau Kaulakahi, loves the ocean, and volunteers with Hoa ‘Aina o Makaha.

    Beginner Level 1
    For students who have no or minimal grasp of the Italian language—we’ll cover up to chapter 3 of the book Prego.

    Intermediate Level 2
    For students who have mastered all grammar and vocabulary of Level 1—we’ll cover chapters 4-9 of the book Prego.

    Advanced Level 3
    For students who have mastered all grammar and vocabulary of Level 2—we’ll cover from chapter 10 to the end of the book Prego.

    BOOK:
    "Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well, but you may have a hard time finding correspondent pages.

    LEARNING APPROACH:
    Students review assigned grammar and exercises at home ahead of time, so class time is used to clarify questions, do a couple of exercises, and especially read and speak together.

    LOCATION:
    490 Coral Street, Honolulu. Attention: The classroom is on the WEST side of Coral street--enter through the GLASS DOOR and go UPSTAIRS. Some free perpendicular parking spots by entrance, plus meter street parking or Salt Parking Garage (get validation in one of the cafes: https://saltatkakaako.com/about/parking/).

    MEMBERS: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In). If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    NOTE: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    QUESTIONS: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI
    Register


    Let's celebrate Carnevale together, "Martedi' Grasso" is around the corner! Bring healthy/delicious food, carnival tricks, masks, "stelle filanti'" and bocce sets. Or just YOU! 

    Free! But please RSVP so we can organize the games and space accordingly.

    Become a member so you can join too! You will receive discounted prices for our events, invites to member-only gatherings, and discounts through our community partners. Plus you'll make all our events possible and show your love for Italy-Hawaii :-) Join at http://www.friendsofitalyhawaii.org/become-a-member .

    Questions: Pl
    ease contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Da Shop
    Register

    Both of us have ties to Hawaiʻi and Italy, and when collaborating on The Penguin Book of Mermaids we came to a stronger understanding of the common and distinguishing features of water deities and beings in these two cultures. Moʻo Akua are fearsome and fascinating Hawaiian reptilian gods who embody the life-giving and death-dealing properties of water, the element with which they are associated. Predominately female, those mo`o who masquerade as humans are often described as stunningly beautiful. The Italian-language sirena refers to both siren and mermaid in English, and these are two very different kinds of water beings. We will share a few stories from Hawaiʻi and Sicily.

    Cristina Bacchilega is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of English at University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. She writes about fairy tales & their adaptations, traditional narratives across cultures, and the power of storytelling.

    Marie Alohalani Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Her first book Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of John Papa ‘Ī‘ī, won the Palapala Po’okela Award for the best book on Hawaiian language, culture, and history

    Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

    Members:  Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Information: Contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • Honolulu
    • 24
    Register


    SERIES: Learn a little water color while also learning a little Italian! Or practice your Italian conversation while painting with friends! Each lesson will include Italian words, glossary, and mini conversation in Italian. No Italian or painting experience is needed.

    DATES: Every Saturday, March 7-21, 2020 (3 weeks)

    LOCATION: We' ll meet in a garden in Honolulu, with also a covered space in case of sun or rain. Locations will be announced via email to registered students.

    BRING:

    • 1 or 2 soft pencils
    • 1 soft eraser
    • Watercolor paper (a few sheets medium size, 8"x 12"; 11" x 14; 12" x 18" more or less)
    • Card board backing or clip board (to place you paper sheet on)
    • 6 clothespins (to hold the paper sheet onto the card board)
    • Kitchen paper roll
    • 3 watercolors brushes (small, medium, and large)
    • Empty glass jar ( 16 oz. size) to fill with water to rinse brushes
    • Watercolors set of your choice (the better quality ones contain more pigment and offer brighter colors)
    • Comfortable clothes and apron or easy wash clothes
    • Sun screen, water to drink, hat.

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Daniela Rocco Minerbi pursued classic studies (Liceo Classico Berchet), earned a Fifth Year Piano Diploma (Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi), and obtained a Doctoral Degree in Architecture (Polytechnical University) in Milano, Italy. She taught Italian language and culture, painting in Italian, psychology, architecture, and peace studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Kapiolani Community College. Dr. Minerbi is the co-author of the book “Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change” (Galtung et al., 1997). As an artist, she has won prizes and awards, and had art exhibitions in both Italy and Hawaii.

    MEMBERS: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    YOUR GUESTS: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee
    If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    NOTE: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    QUESTIONS: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • Da Shop
    • 20
    Register


    SERIES: Singing songs, playing games, and creating projects will make learning Italian fun!

    DATES: 
    Every Saturday, March 7-21, 2020 (3 weeks)

    LOCATION: Da Shop, 3565 Harding Avenue, Honolulu. Parking: Street, meter, lot across the street.


    YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
    Originally from Napoli (Italy), Iole Marinelli is a Substitute Teacher in K-12 grades with the Hawaii Department of Education (Windward District). She teaches Italian language at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School. She also taught Italian at Saint Anthony School of Kailua. She holds a MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a Teaching Certification in English for secondary education from Italy. She speaks five languages and is the Italian Representative on the Executive Board of the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers. In a former career, Iole was a Contract Specialist with the US Naval Base Headquarter in Napoli for 14 years, where she was responsible for the contract negotiations in Europe and South West Asia. She likes to cook, to travel, and to watch movies with her son Gabriele and husband Erik.

    MEMBERS: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    YOUR GUESTS: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    NOTE: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    QUESTIONS: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence (Honolulu)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join Chef Ivo Rossi for a making- (and eating-) class on different types of pasta cuts, such as Orecchiette, Farfalle, and Tagliatelle. He will also explain how to pair distinct sauces with distinct pasta cuts. For example, Orecchitte with pesto, Tagliatelle with Ragu', and Farfalle with veggies for a summer salad. 

    This class is a bit more expensive than our usual classes because it's very laborious. A smaller number of participants will allow each student to actually make pasta and chef Ivo to correct closely. 

    Please bring wine or pupu to share so we do not just have pasta for dinner :-).

    Registered attendees will receive an email with the address.

    MEMBERS: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    YOUR GUESTS: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    NOTE: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    For questions, please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    Grazie mille!

    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence (Kahala)
    • 0
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    Join us for a special dinner in celebration of Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii's 30th anniversary on Saturday, April 4, 2020. At 6 pm we will begin with an intimate piano concert by Drs. Daniela Minerbi and Carol Beresiwsky. Followed at 6:30-9pm by a five-course dinner prepared by ten talented gourmands, who will be cooking the signature dish from their own distinct Italian region. Enjoy a brief introduction from each chef and gain insight on what makes their regional cuisine so unique.

    BYOB

    Menu:

    • Antipasto: Arancini (Sicilia) e Cassoni farciti (Emilia-Romagna)
      Crisped stuffed rice balls coated with breadcrumbs; veggie-cheese stuffed flat bread

    • Primo: Bucatini all’Amatriciana (Lazio) e Minestrone di fagioli (Basilicata)
      Pasta with smoked bacon tomato sauce; bean soup

    • Secondo: Faraona ripiena (Toscana) e Polenta ai funghi porcini (Lombardia)
      Stuffed roasted Guineafowl; polenta with porcini mushrooms

    • Contorno: Verdure (Umbria e Campania)
      Seasonal vegetables

    • Dolci: Strudel (Trentino-Alto Adige) e Gelato gianduia e crema (Piemonte)
      Sweet delicate layered pastry; chocolate hazelnut gelato

    Dress code: Cocktail

    Location: Private villa in Kahala (guests will receive address upon payment)

    Street parking: Please be conscious and discreet with neighbors; consider carpooling or Lift/Uber.

    Members:  Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.


    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S Beretania st, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Register

    In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Raffaello's passing, please join us for a FILM and PANEL CONVERSATION with Drs. Fabrizio Medosi and Nancy Miwa, who will engage in Q&As about Raffaello's contributions to the arts and humanity.

    Fabrizo Medosi, Architect
    Fabrizio was born last millennium in the belfry of Cremona, Italy. When he was 18 years old, he moved to Rome to pursue his studies in the black arts and at 21, disguised as a raven, flew to New York City to study Architecture at Columbia University, where he met a young sorceress from Hawaii. After marrying her, in 1983, with a little sorceress’ apprentice on her way, the three of them flew a broomstick to Honolulu where he has been bewitched ever since. Presently he is president of Pacific Atelier International practicing the black magic of Architecture. In 1990, Fabrizio was a founding member of the FOISH and years later (he can’t quite remember exactly when) one of its presidents when he survived being burned at the stake.

    Nancy Miwa, Docent
    After spending several years in the nonprofit arena, Dr. Miwa returned to graduate school to study the history, theology, iconography, and literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. She moved to Honolulu five years ago and immediately joined the Honolulu Museum of Art as a docent and instructs other docents on the museum’s small but important collection of medieval and Renaissance masterpieces. Her travels have taken her all over the world, but she particularly enjoys her visits “home” to Italy.

    Tickets: https://honolulumuseum.org. Discounted rate of $10 to Friends of Italy members to purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the box office (you just need to mention that you are member of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii).

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 26 May 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • 490 Coral Street, Honolulu
    Register


    INSTRUCTOR:
    Daniela Rocco Minerbi pursued classic studies at the Liceo Classico Berchet, earned a Fifth Year Piano Diploma at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, and obtained her Doctoral Degree in Architecture at the Polytechnical University in Milano. She taught Italian language and culture at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) and Kapiolani Community College outreach programs. At UHM, she also taught Painting in Italian and co-taught in Psychology, Architecture, and Peace studies. Daniela has organized peace seminars and is the co-author of the book “Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change” (Galtung et al., 1997). As an artist, she has won prizes and awards, has had art exhibitions, and has been curator of several art shows in both Italy and Hawaii. She loves to perform piano four hands and two pianos. Daniela provides consulting services in Architectural Design.

    DATES: Every Tuesday, April 7-May 26, 2020 (8 weeks)

    Beginner Level 1: 5-6:30pm
    For students who have no or minimal grasp of the Italian language
    —we’ll cover up to chapter 3 of the book Prego (half a chapter per week).

    Intermediate Level 2: 6:30-8pmFor students who have mastered all grammar and vocabulary of Level 1—we’ll cover chapters 4-9 of the book Prego (a chapter per week).

    PAYMENT:

    • $180 for members (please join our membership first at http://www.friendsofitalyhawaii.org/join-us )
    • By March 31, 2020 register online.
    • 15 students maximum per class.
    • No refunds, except if FOISOH cannot deliver this class, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    BOOK: 
    "Prego!" 6th Edition, available online for $5 and up (used). Other editions are fine to use as well, but you may have a hard time finding correspondent pages. 

    LEARNING APPROACH:
    Students review assigned grammar and exercises at home ahead of time, so class time is used to clarify questions, do a couple of exercises, and especially read and speak together.

    LOCATION:
    490 Coral Street, Honolulu. Attention: The classroom is on the WEST side of Coral street--enter through the GLASS DOOR and go UPSTAIRS. Some free perpendicular parking spots by entrance, plus meter street parking or Salt Parking Garage (get validation in one of the cafes: https://saltatkakaako.com/about/parking/).

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

    Your guests: If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence (Honolulu)
    • 12
    Register

    Join Chef Ivo Rossi for a making- (and eating-) class on four different types of pasta sauce: Ragu' (meat-based), Besciamella (milk-based), alla Norma (vegetarian from Sicilia), pesto (vegetarian from Liguria). He will also explain how to pair distinct sauces with distinct pasta cuts. 

    Please bring wine or pupu to share so we do not just have pasta for dinner :-).

    Registered attendees will receive an email with the address.

    Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (for login directions, click here)

    Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing).

    Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

    For questions, please email info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    Grazie mille!

    • 1 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Tiki's Grill, second floor of Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2570 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
    Register


    The Friends of Italy Society of Hawai'i is excited to invite you to our 2020 Annual Meeting and Dinner!

    Buffet--Especially designed for us by chef Ronnie Nasuti:

    • Antipasto of cured meats, olives, cheese
    • Seafood Cioppino Mussels, Clams, Island Fish
    • Creamy Polenta
    • Eggplant Parmesan
    • Chicken Piccata
    • Lilikoi Cheesecake

      No-host bar: A full bar of wines, cocktails, liqueurs, and coffee will be available for purchase.

      Valet parking: Free for 3 hours with validation stamp; then $4 for each additional ½ hour.

      Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti discovered his love for cooking through Italian cuisine, when he became a kitchen manager at a Classical Northern Italian restaurant at the age of 17. After culinary school, he moved to Oahu, where he worked as Executive Chef at Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaii Kai and Chez Michel. At Tiki’s Grill he promotes the farm-to-table movement by building strong bonds with local farms and fisheries, bringing in island fresh produce and breads, as well as 175 pounds of local grass-fed beef and 450 pounds of locally caught or raised fish every week. Chef Ronnie is a frequent guest on “Hawaiian Grown TV.”

      Register: Tiki's Grill needs a count by April 10, so please register to help us.

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

      We look forward to sharing our updates and vision for next year with you!

      • 9 May 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Private Residence (Honolulu)
      • 26
      Register

      Join Chef Ivo Rossi for a making- (and eating-) pizza class, including dough and home-made tomato sauce, for Pizza Bianca, Margherita, Vegetariana, Prociutto e Rucola!

      Please bring wine or pupu to share so we do not just have pizza for dinner :-).

      Registered attendees will receive an email with the address.

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

      • 28 May 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Da Shop
      Register

      For those who like the Opera this is a unique occasion in which we will talk about the various aspects in the world of Italian Opera. We will explore Opera stories: anecdotes, myths, and famous singers and primedonne which influenced the last 3 centuries of Italian history. Those stories tell us why Italian Opera is an ideal candidate for UNESCO recognition. In Italy there are hundreds of structures that were born to create the Opera. Outside Italy it is common to find ourselves in Opera Houses that had been built by Italian architects or that run their productive system in a sort of projection of the knowledge and style of the multiple professions of the Italian Opera Houses . The Italian language and Italian culture wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have this important phenomenon. The Opera was born in Italy: Monteverdi was the first who combined voice and theater and therefore it is important to protect and export the activities of Italian Opera Houses all over the world because the Opera is truly Italian, not only for the language but also for the great composers who have gone through an era of more than two hundred years. In Hawaii Italian Operas are constantly represented by the local performing arts and educational institutions.

      Dr. Carlo Andrea Malanima was born and raised in Italy, he has been working in the Opera world for over 30 years. As a musician he has been member of the orchestras of some of the most important Opera Houses of Italy and Europe. He has also been a General Manager and Artistic director of important Italian Opera Festivals as well an Opera Conductor. In 2011 has collaborated with the VII Culture Committee of Camera dei Deputati of the Italian Parliament and the former Ministry of the Culture H. Massimo Bray to the stesure of new decrees and forms of economical improvement and organization of the Italian Opera Houses. Dr Malanima studied at the Italian Conservatory Viola Performance and The Julliard School of New York as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. He also studied Political Science at University of Pisa. In 2014 he moved to Hawaii following his wife Susan McGinn who is currently the principal flutist of the Hawaii Symphony, they have set their house in Manoa. Both Dr. Malanima and his wife manage very well know music teaching studios where they tries to inspire young musicians and plays enthusiastically with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.

      Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

      • 6 Jun 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • La Pietra (Honolulu)
      Register

      Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is turning 30! Let’s celebrate together three decades of Italian love in Hawaii! There will be Italian food, music, singing, dancing, bocce, cooking demonstrations, art activities, traveling and language tips, special merchandise, and so much more!

      Menu: Authentic pizza, pasta, gnocchi, caprese salad, platters of cured meat/cheeses/breads, veggie/sausage BBQ, gelato. 

      Ticket includes: Everything, except wine ($5 glass, Italian treats for sale, silent auction).

      Dress code: Summer flavors; consider wearing a Venetian mask or costumes from Commedia dell'Arte, Renaissance, Baroque, or your favorite Italian era! Diamond Head Theatre has a wonderful collection of costume rentals.

      Parking: Valet will be available for the first 100 cars. Please consider carpooling or Uber/Lift.

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.


      Non vediamo l'ora! We cannot wait!

      • 29 Aug 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Iolani Palace
      • 19
      Register

      Iolani Palace was the official royal residence of King Kalākaua, his wife Queen Kapiolani, and his sister and heir to the throne, Queen Liliuokalani, from 1882 to 1893. The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii has partnered with Iolani Palace to offer a private guided tour that explores the connections between the Kingdom of Hawaii and Italy during the 1880s. Please join us as we learn about royal visits to Italy as well as objects in the Palace with an Italian association.

      Born and raised in Honolulu, Marybeth Fentriss is a member of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and very much enjoys the cooking classes and enrichment opportunities sponsored by the Society. Marybeth has been a docent at Iolani Palace since 2015 and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.


      Meet at Ticket Office.

      • 24 Sep 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Da Shop
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      Margherita Balbo Parrent was President of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii from 2004 through 2010. With a passion for many things Italian, she founded Cinema Italiano in Hawaii under the Friends of Italy umbrella and with the support of many, many inspired volunteers and special loyal sponsors. Today Ms. Balbo Parrent is the Executive Director of the 501c3 non-profit Cinema Italiano in Hawaii, a community partner of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii.

      Why have an Italian film festival in Hawaii? The festival came about due to the yearning to enhance the cultural link between Hawaii and Italy. For eight years the festival successfully drew an audience who for fours days laughed and cried together as we watched the best of contemporary Italian film to arrive in Hawaii. The festival’s specialty is to focus on securing Italian tragic comedic films for its audience whenever possible. The upcoming discussion will focus on this genre of films, review the festival’s film archive and share with you what makes these films so special. Cinema Italiano in Hawaii is looking to host another festival in 2021!

      Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

      • 29 Oct 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Da Shop
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      Ancient explorers navigated the oceans, like astronauts are now navigating into space. Astronauts are the modern explorers enlarging our horizons. Is it possible to live on the Moon or Mars? How will a moon village look like? What are the steps for the next human space exploration? Since 2011 the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) detector has been operating on board of the International Space Station and providing valuable data to NASA. AMS may be the key for future human explorations to the Moon and Mars.

      Dr. Veronica Bindi is an Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her academic interests include the study of Dark Matter, Cosmic Rays, Space weather, and Space Radiation. Dr. Bindi has been part of the CERN team in Switzerland, which led to the construction of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). With her team, she is currently analyzing the AMS data in order to solve major challenges for human exploration to the Moon and Mars. In 2013, she was featured in the Women Inspiring Europe by the European Institute for Gender Equality. She has just returned to Hawaii, after a year at the NASA Science Mission Directorate.

      Complimentary Italian wine and pupu. Bring some treats to share, if you'd like. 

      Members: Login in order to receive discounted pricing (directions for Logging In).

      Your guests: Will automatically be assigned the non-member fee. If you want to register other members (including your Family Membership's spouse/children), you need to register each of them separately, under their own name and UNIQUE email (Note: Update your Family Membership account accordingly, if family names/emails are missing--Directions for Bundle Administrator Guide).

      Note: The Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is not responsible for any liability, cost, and damages which could arise from the programs below; and does not provide any refunds, except if it cannot deliver the program, for instance in the case of insufficient enrollment.

      Questions: Please contact info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org.

    Past events

    30 Jan 2020 Dance class: Tarantella
    25 Jan 2020 Lecture and tour: Dante's Divina Commedia (MEMBERS ONLY)
    14 Dec 2019 Cena di Natale: Appetito (by Chef Hiro, Executive Chef of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine)
    7 Dec 2019 Cooking class: Canederli (meat balls)
    9 Nov 2019 Cooking class: Tiramisu'
    9 Nov 2019 Art class: Painting in Italian
    9 Nov 2019 Language class: Children
    24 Oct 2019 Lecture: Marine explorations
    19 Oct 2019 Bocce and potluck
    5 Oct 2019 Cooking class: Risotto
    28 Sep 2019 Lecture and tour: Firenze and its dome
    10 Sep 2019 Language Class: Adults
    7 Sep 2019 Cooking class: Limoncello
    29 Aug 2019 Lecture: Learn from rocks how to defeat cancer
    3 Aug 2019 Cooking class: Lasagne
    17 Jul 2019 Party: Maserati Yacht--Benvenuti!
    6 Jul 2019 Cooking class: Ravioli
    8 Jun 2019 Cooking class: Ravioli
    30 May 2019 Lecture: Cinematic connections
    20 May 2019 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
    1 May 2019 Film and panel: Leonardo 500
    20 Apr 2019 Community service: Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha with Gigi
    20 Apr 2019 Language class: Children
    11 Apr 2019 Wine tasting: Flavors of Italy and Mediterraneo
    6 Apr 2019 Cooking class: Biscotti
    2 Apr 2019 Language class: Adults
    28 Mar 2019 Lecture: Climate change--Hurricanes in the Mediterranean and Pacific
    9 Mar 2019 Community service: Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha with Gigi
    23 Feb 2019 Cooking class: Gnocchi
    31 Jan 2019 Lecture: Land that connects hearts
    26 Jan 2019 Cooking class: Pizza
    22 Jan 2019 Language class: Adults
    14 Dec 2018 Cena di Natale: Vintage Cave Cafe'
    23 Oct 2018 Language class: Adults
    8 Sep 2018 Picnic: Kapiolani Park
    18 Jul 2018 Lecture: Tarantella
    15 Jun 2018 Film: Arrangiarsi: Pizza...and the art of living
    16 May 2018 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
    24 Apr 2018 Dinner: Fête
    17 Apr 2018 Italian class: Adults
    4 Mar 2018 Brunch: Outrigger Canoe Club
    11 Feb 2018 Concert: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
    10 Dec 2017 Cena di Natale: Cafe Julia
    1 Dec 2017 Dinner: Brick Fire Tavern
    18 Aug 2017 Wine tasting: Hawaii Loa Ridge
    6 Aug 2017 Italian class: Adults
    23 Jul 2017 Brunch: Outrigger Canoe Club
    22 May 2017 Annual meeting and dinner: Outrigger Canoe Club
    27 Apr 2017 Film: Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)
    19 Apr 2017 Film: La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy)
    14 Apr 2017 Film: Maurizio Cattelan--Be Right Back
    6 Apr 2017 Concert and dinner: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Oahu Choral Society, Cafe Sistina
    1 Apr 2017 Concert: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
    31 Mar 2017 Lunch: Sabrina's with JoAnn Falletta
    18 Mar 2017 Concert and dinner: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Brick Fire Tavern
    24 Feb 2017 Dinner: Baci Bistro
    9 Feb 2017 Lecture: Italian Fencing
    18 Dec 2016 Cena di Natale: Cafe Julia
    14 Nov 2016 Cooking class: Pasta

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