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All programs are offered free of charge by the Dorothea van Dyke McLane Association to anyone in the community with an interest in Italian culture.

Doors open at 4:45 pm. Seating is limited. Due to fire regulations, when seating capacity has been reached we regret that we may have to turn people away from that evening’s program.

Programs are followed by informal get-togethers where one can chat with old and new friends, and taste dishes and offerings brought by participants.

There is no reception after a movie, however a few people usually get together at a local restaurant or coffee shop. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.

In case of cancellation of a program due to inclement weather or unexpected reasons, please check this Web site or call Dorothea’s House for information.

Click here for a PDF of the printed program which includes an Italian translation.

Click here for a PDF printable on letter size paper.

To see our past events, please click here.

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February 2019

Program Cancelled due to Illness – Florence in Italian Cinema

February 10 @ 5:00 pm

Program Cancelled due to Illness Florence in Italian Cinema: Florence has served as a starring character in countless films, from horror to period dramas. The city has become an iconic symbol of Italy itself across the world. Francesco Pascuzzi, who…

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Renowned restauranteur, TV personality and author Lidia Bastianich to talk about her biography, “My American Dream.”

February 24 @ 3:00 pm

Renowned restauranteur, TV personality and author Lidia Bastianich will appear at Dorothea's House on Feb. 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. to talk about her biography, "My American Dream." Tickets to the event, which include a copy of the book, are…

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March 2019

Palcoscenico Fragile – Italy Upends the World Stage

March 3 @ 5:00 pm

Palcoscenico Fragile - Italy Upends the World Stage: Italian politics may be colorful at home, but since 1945 Italy has taken pains not to ruffle feathers abroad. That's changing. International affairs analyst Jeffrey Laurenti will be our guide to current…

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Film – Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go) 2017

March 10 @ 3:00 pm

Directed by Francesco Amato Lasciati andare (Let yourself go) is a classic example of an Italian screwball comedy. There's the older, more affluent and educated Elia (Toni Servillo), and the pretty young screwball Claudia (Verónica Echegui) who challenges his masculinity,…

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April 2019

Only in Naples

April 7 @ 5:00 pm

Only in Naples: The story of an American author's journey to the heart of Neapolitan life. Through courtship, culture clashes, and most of all the preparation and consumption of food with her mother-in-law, Katherine Wilson learns to embrace the Neapolitan…

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May 2019

Mozzarella and Burrata Making

May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Note the change of time... Mozzarella and Burrata Making: Learn how these specialty Italian cheeses are made in a demonstration and hands-on class at Dorothea's House. Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton will show how curds are transformed into milky mozzarella,…

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October 2019

The Controversial Verdi

October 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Controversial Verdi: Boheme Opera NJ Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti will explore the background, story and music of Verdi’s Rigoletto, planned for the company’s 31st season in spring 2020. Despite initial problems with Austrian censors who controlled Northern Italian theaters,…

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