Annual Spring Gathering

For members & spouses. For details please see the flyer Cathy sent to members on May 17.

Movie: “Life is Beautiful”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Lecture Series: Rebel With a Cause

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

(Details updated Aug 10) Prof. Hilary Emerson will present a lecture entitled "Rebel with a Cause: Lina Mangiacapre and her Neapolitan Feminist Films".   The lecture includes the presentation of a 40-minute docufilm by Nadia Pizzuti.

Free

Lecture: Prisoners in Paradise

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

(Details updated Aug 10) Presentation of an award-winning documentary about Italian POWs held in the U.S. during WW II

Free

Movie: “The Godfather Part II”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

1974 film, set in the 1920's, won 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Lecture: Growing Up Italian in Rhode Island

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Dr. Edward A. Iannuccilli will discuss his story of growing up Italian and will integrate it with the history of Italian immigration ...

Free

Movie: “Paisan”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

This 1946 film spans one and a half years of the liberation of Italy towards the end of World War II.  The movie consists of 6 episodes, starting with the American invasion of Sicily in the first episode.  Subsequent episodes include Naples, Rome, Florence, and the Apennines mountains. The movie is included in the Italian

Celebrate La Befana with the Dante Society and Westerly Library & Wilcox Park

Westerly Library 44 Broad St, Westerly, RI, United States

The Dante Society of Westerly and Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will present stories, crafts, and snacks to learn about the Italian tradition of La Befana in the Terrace room at the library. This is open to the public. Please see the Library's calendar for additional detail. Information on La Befana and the Italian tradition

2024 Winter Gathering

Time for the annual winter gathering, open to members of the Dante Society of Westerly and their spouses. Cost is $15/per person; tickets will not be available at the door. An email will be sent to members shortly with details. Seating is limited.  It was sold out last year; please pay early.

$15