“Italian Food, Family & Community” at Haverstraw Library, New York

Published October 28, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_9004From left: Maryanne Mistretta, Carol Erickson, Mia Norrie

Thanks to the Haverstraw Library, Garnerville, New York (http://www.hkdpl.org/) for having Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta’s presentation “Italian Food, Family, and Community” on October 27.

Special guests were songstress Carol Erickson performing tunes by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra; and Mia Norrie singing Italian opera favorites.

Italian American Food, Family and Community

Between 1820 and 2004, about 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Italian women who arrived during the massive immigration period had to quickly adapt to new and unfamiliar social and economic conditions. Learn how, during that time frame, Italian women placed highest priority on family, remaining strong while adapting to new circumstances and used their home-based economic skills in order to avoid factory work.

Also discover how in the second half of the 20th century Italian American women excelled in practically all fields such as politics, television, health and more. And how today, even though many Italian Americans have inter-married within other ethnic groups, they kept a sense of their culture including Italian food, drink, art, and above all, family commitment – all of which has made its way into American culture.

To book this program for your library, senior group, rotary club, etc., contact Maryanne for pricing and availability at: MaryanneChristiano@gmail.com

One comment on ““Italian Food, Family & Community” at Haverstraw Library, New York

  • Sounds like a very enjoyable event ! Nice to hear a bright note. I just checked my FB and found a tragic message. One of my past co workers (from AT&T) that I knew for 23 yrs , so naturally we became family, took a trip to Texas to visit her children. They ventured out one morning and their SUV was struck be a motorcycle. OMG, her 4 year old grandson died. He was seated in his car seat and the point of impact of the guys helmet collided with the child’s head. I am so upset by this right now. … Later, possibly on the weekend I will enjoy reading on your event more… Send a prayer from your heart to my friend, Barbie & grandson Zandon. A very loving family. Thank so

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