Saturday, February 11
Screening of Festival Della Canzone Italiana Di Sanremo

Join us for a livestream of the 73rd Annual Sanremo Music Festival at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse on Saturday, February 11 from 4:00PM to 7:30PM. Entry is $50 and includes an Italian buffet and beverages.

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Tuesday, February 14
Valentine's Day Dinner

On Tuesday, February 14, the Taverna will feature a special menu and live music by Dominic Karcic, a frequent performer at the Townhouse. The event is $90 per person and includes a complimentary glass of prosecco. Chocolates and Roses are our gift to you that evening. Reservations are available for 6 PM or 8 PM. Book today to reserve your spot! View the full menu here.

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Friday, February 17
The Decades of Love Songs with Vanessa Racci

Join us Friday, February 17 for a special dinner and The Decades of Love Valentine Show with Vanessa Racci. The evening celebrates a romantic journey of Vanessa's favorite tunes from each decade of the past Century sung in a jazzy style with interesting anecdotes interspersed. A perfect way to snuggle up with your Valentine and reminisce or dance to the love songs of yesteryear. The cocktail reception begins at 6PM, followed by the performance, dinner, and a decadent dessert. The cost is $135 per person. Beverages served during dinner will be billed on consumption. Book now to reserve your table!

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Saturday, February 18
An Interactive Chocolate-Making Workshop with Aigner Chocolates


Looking for a family-friendly activity during Valentine's Day weekend This interactive chocolate-making workshop with Aigner Chocolates on February 18 will make you forget your New Year’s Resolution to give up sweets. The event runs from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Taverna. Mark Libertini, celebrated pastry chef, will guide us through the intricacies and fun of making chocolate. Space is limited. We hope to see you there! Don’t worry about making a mess—that’s part of the fun and we have an apron waiting for you!.

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Thursday, February 23
A Presentation by Poster House

Poster House opened its doors in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in 2019. On Thursday, February 23, CCF welcomes the museum's chief curator, Angelina Lippert, for a presentation. Please join us at 6PM for a cocktail reception, followed by a discussion on the general history of advertising posters, from the dawn of color lithography in the 1860s to the present day. She will also touch on the wide array of exhibitions presented at Poster House, and answer any and all questions about the history of the poster.

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Saturday, March 4
Regional Dinner: Food & Wine From Naples

It would be very difficult to say who has been the most enthusiastic CCF Member, but many would agree that Anthony Correra would come to mind immediately as someone whose love for the Foundation was infectious. He encouraged us all to celebrate our Italian American heritage and his enjoyment of Italian culture was limitless. On March 4, we celebrate his life and legacy with a special Regional Dinner devoted to the food and wine of Napli.

The Food & Beverage and Events Committees are pleased to open bookings for the Naples Regional Dinner. Join us on Saturday, March 4, for a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM. Dinner at 7:15pm. The Events Committee has arranged for Charlie Romo to join us to add great music to the evening. Proceeds from the evening pay tribute to longtime Member Anthony Correra through support for the scholarship fund in his name.

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Tuesday, March 7
Italian Love Affair - An Evening of Sparking Wines and Caviar at De Gustibus

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday, March 7 at 6PM at De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s Herald Square, 8th floor featuring Italian Wine expert Anthony Giglio and Caviar specialist Chiara Carfi. Anthony and Chiara will offer CCF Members a selection of sparkling wines and caviar with a guided discussion on their unique qualities. After the tasting, our discussion will continue with a pasta featuring a pressed caviar. Guests will enjoy three featured caviars and Chiara will provide details on their production and special characteristics. The Q&A with Anthony and Chiara will offer insights into industry trends, their careers, and who will have a chance to ask questions you always wanted to ask about caviar and sparkling wines.

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Saturday, March 18
Feast of San Giuseppe

This is a Members-only event.
Come join us at the Townhouse on Saturday, March 19 to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Joseph with food, drink, and music. Price is $140 per person.
Reception at 6:00 PM
Cocktails and special hors d'oeuvres
Dinner at 7:00 PM
  • Fried Sardines for the table
  • Choice of Perciatelli con Sarde or Pasta alla Norma
  • Choice of Swordfish Involtini, Roasted Loin of Veal, or Pollo alla Puttanesaca
All entries served with broccoli rabe & rosemary roasted potatoes. Live Music throughout the evening, featuring Dominic Karcic. $140 per person includes cocktail hour, dinner, featured Sicilian wines with dinner, and traditional Feast of San Giuseppe desserts.  All other beverages on consumption. RSVP online by clicking below - or by emailing Marguerite at mzappa@columbuscitizens.org. Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be subject to full charge.

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Past CCF Events