ANNUNCIO ALLA COMUNITA’ ITALIANA – Rilascio/Rinnovo Passaporto Italiano

Rilevamento Impronte Digitali – Appuntamenti

L’Ufficio Passaporti del Consolato Generale d’Italia realizzera’ una missione a Seattle, al fine di rilevare le impronte digitali ed i dati biometrici dei connazionali che fossero impossibilitati a raggiungere la sede di San Francisco, per il rilascio del passaporto elettronico.
Si possono trovare i requisiti, le istruzioni, e le informazioni riguardo alla missione sulla pagina web dell’ufficio Passaporti del Consolato Generale d’Italia in San Francisco.
Visistare il seguente link:
e cliccare sulla voce
“MISSIONE FUNZIONARIO ITINERANTE A SEATTLE – ISTRUZIONI ed INFORMAZIONI.” 
Giovedi’ 4 Maggio, Venerdi’ 5 Maggio, Sabato 6 Maggio a Seattle
Presso
Consolato Onorario d’Italia
23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Suite H Bothell, WA 98021
Location: Consolato Onorario d’Italia

IT’S OCTOBER! MICROSOFT EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGN

Microsoft’s annual Employee Giving Campaign takes place in the U.S. throughout the year, with a special push every October.

Il Punto! is listed among the organizations you can donate to. If you are a Microsoft employee or someone in your family is, please consider to donate to us!

More info here

Moreover, for every hour of time you dedicate to our cause Microsoft donate to our organization $25! Yes! Microsoft is paying to us your time as volunteer! Just volunteer at one of our events and enter your hours on the microsoft portal.

Remember!
Microsoft volunteers can submit all match requests via http://give (internal only site).
Microsoft donors can submit their match requests via http://give.

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Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Puget Sound Concert opera is pleased to announce its next production: Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Saturday October 8 at 7:00 PM
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
411 156th Ave NE Bellevue WA

Sunday October 9 at 2:00 PM
Music Center of the Northwest
901 North 96th Street Seattle WA

Sung in Italian with supertitles in English and Italian, Cavalleria Rusticana will be performed concert style with soloists, chorus of over 20 singers and a 11 piece chamber orchestra. Featured performers include Gino Lucchetti, Charles Robert Stephens, Regina Thomas, Katie Stevenson, Victoria Chaussee. Conducted and arranged by Bernard Kwiram.

Admission at the door: $20, cash or checks. They cannot accept credit cards at this time.

More info on their website

 

Inaugurazione Italian Cultural Center (Grand Opening) – Saturday September 17th

Join us anytime from 2-6pm Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
Location: 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Ste A Seattle, WA

 

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The Grand opening is part of a week of events hosted at caffe’ musica. http://www.caffemusica.com
Great food, live music, wine tasting, games, and other activities.

 

Activities:

  • Walk around the new space
  • Participate to the small book sale in the library room from 2-4pm. You can take home some nice Italian books for a little donation.
  • Caffe’ Musica invited author Jill Ginsberg to present her book. Listen to her presentation about “4 healthy lifestyle philosophies we should steal from the Italians” from 2-4pm in the caffe’ Musica space.
  • Became a member or renew your membership for 2017! Ask our volunteers at the membership table. (credit card payment available)
  • Learn about our Bimbi BIS program, the new Italian conversation groups (now also on the Eastside!), and wine walk on October 22nd.
  • Toast a glass of wine with friends
  • Try the new food at caffe’ Musica. For the occasion espresso will be half price and there will be some complementary cold brew coffee available.
  • Stay with us longer and enjoy the music of Reggie Garret from 6.30 at caffe’ musica.

ITALIAN FALL FESTIVALS

So many Italian Festivals and events are waiting for our community this September!

Sept 9-11th  San Gennaro Festival

Location: 1225 South Angelo Street, Seattle, WA
Festival Hours
September 9th:   6pm – 10pm
September 10th:  10am – 10pm
September 11th:  10am – 6pm

For a full schedule please visitwww.sangennarofestivalseattle.org

Saturday Sept 17th Inaugurazione Italian Cultural Center (Grand Opening)

Visit Il Punto!, BIS (Italian Library), Caffe’ Musica & Rare Earth Music Studio all under one roof.

Join us anytime from 2-6pm Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
Location: 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Ste A Seattle, WA

Program:
2-4pm: Visit the center & learn about our programs. Small book sale at the library.
4-6pm: Ribbon cutting, toast and appetizers
6pm +: try the new Italian menu from Caffe’ Musica
8pm +: live music
Connect with old friends and new!

This is a family friendly event.
More info on www.ilpuntoseattle.org

The Grand opening is part of a week of events hosted at caffe’ musica. www.caffemusica.com
Great food, live music, wine tasting, games, and other activities.

September 24-25 Festa Italiana Seattle
From 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center

This Italian Festival features food, music, art, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. There’s “The Great Italian Chefs” cooking demonstrations, the Festa Grape Stomp, the Bocce Tournament, children’s activities, an historical photo collection, a contemporary exhibit of photos of Italy, an Italian Classic Vehicle Show, and three stages with Free Entertainment.

More info on their website

Il Punto! will be to these events with a booth. If you would like to volunteer to one of these events, let us know! it is a great way to make new friends and new connections.

Volunteer for Il Punto! at San Gennaro, Inaugurazione and Festa Italiana

Dear members and volunteers of Il Punto!

There are many events coming up and we are looking for some people that can spare 1-2h of their time and help us at our booth. We will have our own table at San Gennaro and Festa Italiana and we will need help also during our Grand opening. That’s a very easy task and if you already plan to go to one of these events, you should volunteer. It is a great way to make new friends and help the Italian community! We are trying to have always 2 people at the table all the time.

Please respond asap so we can plan accordingly.

Pick a slot and communicate when you are available to us!!!

NEXT FRIDAY
Sept 9-11th  San Gennaro Festival

Location: 1225 South Angelo Street, Seattle, WA

Friday September 9th:
6pm – 10pm

Saturday September 10th:
10am – 12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-10pm

Sunday September 11th:
10am – 12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-10pm

Saturday Sept 17th Inaugurazione Italian Cultural Center (Grand Opening)

Location: 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Ste A Seattle, WA

We need help
2-4pm
4-6pm

More info on www.ilpuntoseattle.org

 

September 24-25 Festa Italiana Seattle

From 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center

Saturday
10am-12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm

Sunday
10am-12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm

Members of the board will be present most of the time as well.

Thanks in advance
Andrea Callegari
President, Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center

BENEFIT DINNERS FOR ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS with CAFFE’ MUSICA – Aug 25-28th

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Caffè Musica, in conjunction with Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle, is hosting benefit dinners for the victims of Italy’s earthquake four nights this week on Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28th, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

The caffe’ is located in the same place where the Italian library and Il Punto! are.
14300 Greenwood Ave N Ste A- Seattle, WA 98133 between 144th St & 143rd St

Three-course dinner prepared by Chef Gaspare Trani — $75 per person.

For reservations please call (206) 418-6797.

100% of profit will be donated to the Italian Red Cross (English), Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian) for victims of Italy’s earthquake. Additional donations welcome. Seattle’s Honorary Italian Consulate will present the proceeds to the Italian Red Cross.

BENEFIT MENU

Your choice of one dish from each course:

Gaia
Insalata rucola, peperoni dolci, arancia e noci.
Arugula salad, sweet peppers, orange and nuts.

Caprese
Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, basil & olive oill

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Capellini con Langostino
Baby lobster with fresh tomato sauce.

Ravioli con Ripieno di Anatra
Duck ravioli with wild mushroom sauce.

Fettucine con Pesto e Vedure
Fettucine with fresh pesto sauce and seasonal vegetables.

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Tiramisu
Traditional Italian dessert homemade by Chef Trani.

Agosto con gli Italiani

There are several picnics planned in August for the Italian and Italian-American community.

Sunday, August 14th, 1.30-5.30pm – Annual Polenta picnic with the Seattle Trentino Club.
Location: Des Moines beach park, FOunder’s Lodge 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines
If you want to know more about this group (and maybe join the club) please email the president Mary Beth Moser mbmoser@comcast.net

Sunday, August 14, 1 pm – 5 pm. Annual picnic with Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association
Location: Royal Manor Condominiums, 1120 8th Avenue, 4th floor
Info here
http://www.seattle-perugia.org/index.php/feature-stories/109-spotlight-on-perugia-at-may-9-gala

Monday, August 15th, 4pm to dusk – FERRAGOSTO with Il Punto!
Let’s celebrate together Ferragosto at Lincoln park. 
We reserved shelter #3 and 6 extra tables (#47-52) in the beautiful scenery of Lincoln park in West Seattle. Kids can enjoy the close by swimming pool, while families can stroll along the numerous trails in the park …or just get lazy on the beach by the water! We are going to prepare for everybody panini con salsiccia alla griglia, and provide a few side dishes, plates, forks, napkins. We will have some San Pellegrino sodas available, but you should bring your own favorite beverage. You are welcome to bring other side dishes and desserts as well to share with the group.

Free for Il Punto members!
$5 for non members

Reserve your ticket here on eventbrite

 

Sunday, August 21st, 12-4pm. All-Italian Community Picnic organized by Festa Italiana.
Location: Royal Arch Park, 20821 Renton-Maple Valley RD SE, Maple Valley
$5 admission for adults – Children 12 and under free
more info at info@FestaSeattle.com

 

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Update: Lecture + degustazione vini del Beneventano – June 17th

Il Punto! organizes a night on Friday June 17th at 7pm with a lecture in Italian by Biagio Osvaldo Severini followed by a wine tasting with wines from the Benevento area (Sairus Aglianico and Falanghina del Sannio DOC). Small appetizers will be served as well.

The lecture + wine tasting is free for Il Punto! members, but donations are always welcome.
$5 fee for non members.
We have a very limited number of seats, so do not wait to reserve/buy your ticket!

Please reserve/buy your ticket here 

The lecture will focus on the last book of the writer “La magica avventura della letteratura”.

Her some more info on the wines you will have the opportunity to taste:

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"Sairus Aglianico è la migliore sintesi della pregiata Vitis Hellenica, vitigno millenario che affonda le sue radici nelle più antiche memorie della Campania Felix, ed in particolare della zona del Sannio, così come testimoniano i passi delle opere storiche dei Romani Marco Terenzio Varrone e Plinio il Vecchio. 

 Vinificato dall'annuale selezione dei suoi frutti migliori, è un Aglianico di grande complessità e vigorosa struttura, che richiede almeno 4 anni di invecchiamento per vestirsi del suo rubino intenso e di quell’equilibrio di profumi speziati, di viola e frutti rossi. Al palato è a un tempo deciso e armonico. Al pari dei grandi rossi invecchiati è superbo con antipasti a base di affettati affumicati, formaggi stagionati e piccanti, primi  ai Funghi, arrosti e selvaggina. Da provare con i Fusilli al Ragù napoletano."

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"Falanghina del Sannio DOC e' un bianco secco di gran classe interamente prodotto dalle uve del vitigno Falanghina, selezionate ogni anno da Montesole nei piccoli comuni appartenenti alla provincia di Benevento.

 Di colore giallo paglierino con riflessi verdognoli, risulta delicato e floreale all'olfatto, con note di frutta bianca esotica, banana e pesca gialla. Il gusto fresco e raffinato assieme alla delicata acidità rendono perfetto l'abbinamento con aperitivi e antipasti a base di fritture di pesce e verdure. Ottimi gli accoppiamenti con insalate di mare, caponate alla caprese, spaghetti alle vongole e piatti tipici della cucina mediterranea estiva."

BIMBI BIS – Story time for kids starting on June 12th

Happy to announce our new program: “BIMBI BIS“, a story time in Italian for kids 1st-6th grade. A  volunteer, native Italian speaker, will meet parents and kids at 2.30PM every second Sunday of the month at Biblioteca Italiana Seattle for 20-30min reading time of favole italiane.

First appointment will be June 12th!

Everyone is welcome! Access to the Library is free, but we suggest to become members of Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center and thus support our activities.

We would also like to remind that BIS also has a section dedicated to kids and teens. It is very important that children born in the US from Italian and Italian-American couples get exposed to Italian language since early age, so it does not get lost with time. BIS offers a great variety of books, illustrated works and comics that parents and children can borrow and enjoy.

 

BIMBI BIS AND EXPLANATION