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"Ashes" with novelist Tony Mancini
Wednesday, February 21

On Wednesday, February 21, CCF is pleased to welcome author Anthony Mancini. The reception begins at 6PM, with introductory remarks by CCF Board Member Michael Arena. Mancini’s latest novel, Ashes, tells the story of a retired Jesuit priest who sojourns in volcanic Taormina in 1949 where he confronts the ghosts of his past and the shades of his foreshortened future.Anthony Mancini, former director of the journalism program of the English Department of Brooklyn College, is the author of seven novels, many of which have been reprinted in international editions in Japan, Finland, Romania, Spain, France, Germany and Holland.

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A Celebration of the work of Harry Warren aka Salvatore Guaragna:
Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood

Thursday, February 29

Join us on Thursday, February 29, for a melodious evening of songs and classic movie clips highlighting Harry Warren's illustrious career presented by music educator and performer, Robert Lamont, accompanied by cabaret/jazz singer Vanessa Racci. Warren, Italian-American born , had an impressive career that began with Tin Pan Alley and spanned through his hit Broadway musicals and movies. The most important Italian American composer of popular songs of the 20th century, the Brooklyn native won three Academy Awards for Best Song, had more than 55 songs that charted in the Top 10 on “Your Hit Parade” with 16 hitting number one, and his compositions form a core of the American Songbook. Come celebrate this Italian American composer’s heritage with songs in Italian and lead the audience in a finale singalong to the Oscar-nominated hit, “That’s Amore.” The reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the program at 6:30pm. 

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A Discussion with Melissa DeRosa
Tuesday, March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, Angelo Vivolo invites you to a conversation with Melissa DeRosa, a 20 year veteran of politics and government at the senior most levels, is a democratic strategist living in New York City.

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Music of Nature with Cristiana Pegoraro
Friday, March 8

On Friday, March 8, celebrated Italian pianist and composer Cristiana Pegoraro demonstrates her deep passion and enthusiasm for classical music in a format that combines live piano performances with stimulating conversation about the composers' lives, impact, and artistry.

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5th Annual Festa della Donne
Saturday, March 9



The 5th Annual Festa Della Donna event features five talented women; Vannessa Racci, Danielle Fusco, Dina Gregory, Ripley-Lucas Tagliani, Regina DeCicco, and guest of honor Kathrine Narducci.. Join us on Saturday, March 9 at 6:30PM.

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A Fireside Chat with Terry Golway
Thursday, March 14

Join us Thursday, March 14, 2024 for a fireside chat with Terry Golway, in advance of is latest book, "I Never Did Like Politics" about former Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Terry Golway was a senior editor at POLITICO and the author of several works of history, including Frank and Al and Machine Made. 

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A Talk with Dr. Cascianelli, Head of School at La Scuola d'Italia - Wednesday, March 20



Join us Wednesday, March 20, 2024 for a presentation on Structuring and Leading Contexts for Talent Development, High-Performance and Well-being with Dr. Cascianelli, Head of School at La Scuola d'Italia, New York. La Scuola d'Italia offers a unique bilingual English-Italian curriculum for elementary and high school students. We look forward to Dr. Cascianelli's talk, his impressions of his first year in NYC, and vision for La Scuola.

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Paul Moses author of The Italian Squad
Thursday, March 21



Please join us Thursday, March 21 for a discussion with Paul Moses, a professor emeritus of journalism at Brooklyn College and a former reporter and city editor at Newsday’s New York City edition. He is the author of The Italian Squad: The True Story of the Immigrant Cops Who Fought the Rise of the Mafia, which tracks the detectives of the NYPD following the murder of their heroic founder, Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino.

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Feast of San Giuseppe
Saturday, March 23

Members and their guests are invited to the Townhouse on Saturday, March 23 for CCF's Annual Feast of San Giuseppe. Join us for this joyous community celebration which includes our St. Joseph's Table. Donations of non-perishable foods can be brought to the Townhouse anytime and will be accepted starting March 1st. Last year we collected and donated over 100 pounds of food as a result of the community's generosity! The event includes a cocktail reception with traditional hors d'oeuvres, three-course dinner, desserts, wine and music. Our San Giuseppe dinner is a popular event, so please do not hesitate to make your reservation.

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Easter Sunday at the Townhouse
Sunday, March 31

CCF offers two Easter Sunday seatings, 1:00PM and 4:00PM, for Members and their guests for a traditional Easter menu. Colored eggs, Easter candy & chocolates for the kids!


PLEASE NOTE: TWO SEATINGS ARE AVAILABLE - 1 PM OR 4 PM Adults - $140 | Children (12 and under) - $65 + service & tax. Easter reservations are for Members and their guests. RSVP online, or contact Marguerite at mzappa@columbuscitizens.org. Business attire required. Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours in advance, or you will be subject to full charge.

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