Welcome to Il Circolo
Il Circolo is a cultural foundation with a primary mission is to preserve and promote the Italian Culture through education, art and music.
Il Circolo recognizes and promotes Italian American contributions, culture and heritage. Its programs include regional dinners, wine tastings, musical experiences including opportunities to network with authors, musicians, chefs and local and international members of the Italian American community. It also serves as a resource for high school and college student with scholarships who have the passion and desire to embrace the Italian heritage in the Palm Beaches of South Florida, USA.
Il Circolo is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) supporting local student educational scholarships including but not limited to Italian Language, Art, Music, Travel, Learning, and Mentoring experiences.
Download the Il Circolo Brochure with complete calendar included.
DONATE to our Scholarship Fund HERE
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As you may have heard through our last few blasts, there is an exciting week of
events taking place on Worth Avenue which has put Il Circolo on the map, not
only locally, but nationally as well. Featured in this month’s issue of Town &
Country Magazine, Worth Avenue’s Italian Week will hold some of the most
awe-inspiring events to take place on that famous street since the last Italian
Week of 1976!
The Worth Avenue Association has banded together with the city of Palm
Beach, the Italian Trade Commission and countless partners and sponsors to
present this very special week of lavish events to celebrate all that makes Italian
music, art, goods, services, and food some of the best in the world!
There are three events during this week that are specifically and solely benefiting
Il Circolo. These are the Opera e Apertivi event with Tenor Carlos De Antonis on
February 24, the Il Circolo Yacht Hop with Franco Corso as the featured performer on February 25, and the Italian Open Par 3 Golf Tournament presented by Golfino on February 26.
Here is an opportunity for you to raise money for Il Circolo!
As a bonus, you will enjoy a beautiful concert, Italian Wines and heavy hors
d’oeuvres provided by the chefs of the Seminole Casino and The Royal Blues
Hotel. The Yacht Hop will be a party in not on one, but THREE luxury yachts
docked in one of the most beautiful and coveted marinas in the state! The Golf Tournament will take place on a beautiful ocean front golf course that is not only gorgeous but a coveted course as well.
I would like to encourage you to attend all of these fantastic events to bask in the glory of our beautiful
Italian Heritage and all of the efforts that have been made over the past 39
years to preserve and promote it through our cherished organization.
The most important detail of these events is not the breathtaking voice of
Internationally Acclaimed Tenor, Carlos De Antonis, not the yachts which will be
docked and staged specifically for this evening and the Italian singing sensation of Franco Corso, not the delicious food and wine that has generously been provided for the events by The Royal Blues Hotel and
The Seminole Casino.
The most important detail is that Il Circolo receives Every Single. Dollar of the $75, $200, & $100 admission!
I would like to encourage you to Carpe Diem and attend one or all of these
events. We promise you will not regret it!
Paul Finizio, President
EXCITING NEWS! Il Circolo has reached its power2give.org goal of $10,000!!
Mille Grazie to all those who were involved!
Sally Valenti, Paul Finizio (finiziolaw.com), Frank Cefaratti, Jenifer Mangione Vogt, Domenic Gaeta, Dr. Antonio Festa, Sergio Salani, Frank DeStefano, Basil and Lousie Scaffidi, Francine Scaffidi Katz, Marilyn Brown, Virginia Longo, Gloria Ciongoli, Kathleen Miller, Ryan Boylston (wearewoo.com), Betty and Dan O’Connor, Tom Harney, Angela Fisher, Dan Arnold, Monty Preiser, Eileen Dagit, Frank LaBarbera, Debi Rodi, Lynore and Chris Laws, Brad Folkers, Kyle Cloutier, and Elizabeth & Nhu Nguyen
And a very special thank you to,
Marianna DuBois (fashiondoctorsrx.com), Dee-Ann Leone,
Adriano & Kathleen Cerasaro (rabbitcoffeeroasting.com)
Il Circolo is proud to announce the first meeting for the Italian Conversational Classes powered by our power2give project, which will take place at the Il Circolo office February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm!
This will be your chance to meet your Italian professor, Sandra Sicolo, and be properly introduced to all these classes will have to offer as well as the pricing and class schedule.
On this fun and informal gathering Sandra Sicolo will introduce herself as well as answer any questions you may have on her teaching technique and methodology. She will give you a mini lesson so you can get a feel of how her classes are conducted and we will discuss materials to use based on your level of proficiency.
She promises to have you speaking from your very first lesson!
Our classes will be based on a conversational approach without neglecting grammar, reading, writing and comprehension.
We will have a great time experiencing one of the most romantic languages in the world!
You will learn not only the technique of the language but also aspects of the Italian culture, interesting facts about our traditions, idiomatic expressions and travel tips.
Learning a new language is great for the brain. Learning Italian is great for the soul! Light Refreshments will be served!
Please email Executive Director, Kristen DiNonno Noffsinger to rsvp for this exciting meeting and don’t forget to donate to power2give which makes it all possible!
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