Italian Conversation Classes — Fall 2014

Chal­lenge your­self!  Learn the Ital­ian lan­guage. Our instruc­tor is highly qual­i­fied and expe­ri­enced with close to 40 years of teach­ing expe­ri­ence.  We are offer­ing an 8 week ses­sion at The Cen­ter Office, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Lower Level, Cedar Grove. Hours:  7:00 — 8:30 PM. on Wednes­day nights. Begin­ner and Inter­me­di­ate lev­els to be offered depend­ing upon response.  Open House on 9/10 with a guest speaker. Classes end on 10/29 (weekly start­ing on 9/10).  Call The Cen­ter office for more infor­ma­tion — 973–571-1995 or e-mail us:

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Update: Movies Will Not Be Shown During July & August

We look for­ward to com­menc­ing our movie series in Sep­tem­ber again!  ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!

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Magnaninni Farm & Winery Day Trip

A ter­rific way to spend a fall day — a visit to a fam­ily owned win­ery and restau­rant!  Our itin­er­ary will be:  a wine tast­ing, a sump­tu­ous six course din­ner (food rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Emiglia Romagna region of Italy), wine with your meal, per­for­mances by famous accor­dion­ists, bus trans­porta­tion.  There will be time to stroll through the lovely wine vine­yards. Wine will be avail­able for purchase.

WE CAN ONLY RUN THIS TRIP IF WE HAVE 45 PEOPLE.  TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!  Please notify us by August 31 if you will be join­ing us on this trip.

Mag­naninni Win­ery is located in Walkill, NY.

Sun­day, Octo­ber 26

Mem­bers:  -  $95.00        Non-members:  -  $105. Gra­tu­ities included.

Advance reser­va­tions and pay­ment in advance a must.  Make checks payable to CIIAC,                                                      411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Ste. 5, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Bus leaves from The Center’s park­ing lot, 411 Pomp­ton Ave., Cedar Grove at 10:30 AM                                                          and returns at approx­i­mately 6:00 PM.

Sit back, relax — EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!

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New Procedure Re: Mailings to Members

Due to increased postage costs, The Cen­ter will be e-mailing the The Cal­en­dar of Events to those mem­bers who have e-mail. Any­one who does not use e-mail will con­tinue to receive a hard copy of the calendar.

Check­ing our web­site: will also keep you updated regard­ing events and programs.


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Family Bocce Barbecue

Bocce may not be for every­one, but good food, friendly peo­ple and enjoy­ing the ambiance at Ed Zazzali’s Dia­mond Spring Restau­rant and Pool is plenty of fun for all.  A vari­ety of typ­i­cal bar­be­cue food will be served, such as ham­burg­ers, chicken, var­i­ous sides, corn on the cob. Wine, beer, soda, cof­fee, tea included. Play bocce or not — your choice. Your chil­dren will have a great time.  Join us on:

Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 14      Rain Date:  Sep­tem­ber 21

Time:  1:00 — 5:00PM.

Loca­tion:  35 Ever­green Avenue, Nutley

Cost:  Adult– Cen­ter mem­bers (21 & up) — $45 pp   Non-members:  $50

Teens:  Ages 12–20 — $30 pp

Chil­dren:  Ages (under 12) — $15 pp           Under 2: Free

Reser­va­tions required.  RSVP by Sep­tem­ber 11.  Call The Cen­ter at 973–571-1995 or by e-mail: All reser­va­tions must be pre-paid by check or credit card.

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Wednes­day, August 20 — Children’s “End of Sum­mer Gelato Party” at Palaz­zone, 190 Rte.  23, Wayne. Watch a demon­stra­tion of how gelato is made.  If you have never been to Palazzone’s, you are in for a treat — the ambi­ence and the authen­tic­ity reminds you of a gelater­ria in Italy.  Plenty of fla­vors to choose from — noc­ci­ola, baci, fragola and many more!  Reserve early by call­ing The Cen­ter (973.571.1995).  Reser­va­tions are required; the cafe can acco­mo­date only a cer­tain num­ber of peo­ple.  Join us at 6:00 PM.  Pay­ment is the respon­si­bil­ity of each attendee.

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FACCIAMO LA PIZZA! (Let’s Make Pizza)

If you are a pizza lover, and who isn’t?  Then join us at AH! PIZZ!, voted one of NJ’s best pizze­rias and best NJ pizza.  This is authen­tic Neapoli­tan pizza.  Make your own pizza with your favorite top­pings.  Each pizza cooks in less than 90 sec­onds in a spe­cial wood-fired oven hand-crafted in Naples, Italy.  The oven usu­ally heats to over 1,000 degrees!  The pizza is excep­tional — made with San Marzano toma­toes and moz­zarella di bufala or moz­zarella fior di latte.  A great learn­ing expe­ri­ence for children!

JOIN US AT Ah! Pizz! at 7 North Wil­low Street, Mont­clair, NJ07042

$30.00 mem­bers   $35.00 non-members.  Gra­tu­ity is additional.

Lim­ited seating!

PRICES FOR CHILDREN:  9 years old & under — FREE       9–12 years old — HALF PRICE

Reserve early — by July 16.   Call 973.571.1995    e-mail:


Includes your favorite pizza, salad, soda, cof­fee and dessert.  BYOB.

Please make checks payable to CIIAC & send to:  CIIAC, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Ste. 5, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009          DON’T MISS THIS EVENTYOU WILL ENJOY MAKING PIZZA WITH OTHER PIZZA LOVERS!

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Movie Night — “Lo Sceicco Bianco”(The White Sheik)


A 1952 Ital­ian roman­tic com­edy film about a man who brings his new bride to Rome for their hon­ey­moon, to gain an audi­ence with the pope, and to present his wife to his fam­ily.  When the young woman sneaks away to find the hero of her romance nov­els, the man is forced to spend hour after painful hour mak­ing excuses to his eager fam­ily who want to meet his miss­ing bride. A won­der­ful movie directed by Fed­erico Fellini, director.

Thurs­day, June 19 at 7:00PM

Mem­bers:  $10.00        Non-Members:  $15.00

To be shown at the CIIAC Office,  411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Lower Level,  Cedar Grove, NJ

Con­tact us at:  973–571-1995

Light refresh­ments to be served!  Call or e-mail to reserve!

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MOVIE NIGHT — “La Vita e Bella”(Life is Beautiful)

A 1997 Ital­ian com­edy drama film directed by and star­ring Roberto Benigni.  Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jew­ish Ital­ian book ship owner, who employs his fer­tile imag­i­na­tion to shield his son from the hor­rors of intern­ment in a Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp.  The film was a crit­i­cal and finan­cial suc­cess — Benigni received the Acad­emy Award for Best Actor.                                                  THURSDAY, MAY 22 at 7:00 PM. The Cen­ter Office, 411 Pomp­ton Avenue, Lower Level,  Cedar Grove                                                                                               RSVP  by May 21                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mem­ber:  $10           Non-Member:  $15                                                                                                                                                                  Light refresh­ments to be served!

Tel. #  973.571.1995

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A Concert Featuring Carlo Aonzo and Rene Izquierdo

Enjoy the music of two inter­na­tion­ally known musi­cians — Carlo Aonzo (world renowned man­dolin­ist) from Italy and Rene Izquierdo (famous gui­tarist), a native of Cuba.  They will mes­mer­ize you with their musi­cal tal­ent.  A rare oppor­tu­nity to hear the beau­ti­ful music of two musi­cians who excel at their craft.

Fee:  In Advance:  $20        At Door: $25

Date:  Wednes­day, April 30

Time:  7:30 PM

Loca­tion:  Cen­tral Pres­by­ter­ian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair

Light refresh­ments to be served!

RSVP:  April 28

Space Lim­ited — Reserve Early!

Call:  The Cen­ter — 973.571.1995 or e-mail us at:

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