News & Events

Reading of Leo Politi’s, “A Boat for Peppe” at IAMLA – Mar. 30

Date 03.15.2019

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles invites you to a reading of Leo Politi’s A Boat for Peppe. Italian American artist and award-winning author Leo Politi wrote and illustrated over twenty children’s books as well as other works intended for adults. Published in 1950, A Boat for Peppe explores the adventures of a Sicilian American boy in California who is the son of a fisherman. With Peppe’s help, readers learn about the cultural tradition of blessing fishing boats at the beginning of the fishing season each year. This free public program is designed for children and their families and is presented in conjunction with the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ current temporary exhibition, Leo Politi’s Los Angeles-Works of Love and Protest, which showcases a collection of original art by Politi, who is best known as the “Artist of the City of Angels.” Visitors will be able to view the exhibition during the book reading.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm
RSVP by March 28 – or (213) 485-8432
Recommended for children ages 4-12

Chapman Italian Studies Presents Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective – Mar. 30

Date 03.01.2019

Don’t miss the fourth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective will include four plenary lectures focusing on different intersections between Italian art and culture and scientific thought and discoveries, including anatomy, mathematics, geometry, and more.Aimed at a general audience and characterized by an interactive quality, the presentations will reveal the interlaced development of the scientific and artistic understanding of the world, and will provide a special celebration of Italian scientific and artistic culture. Join us in this exploration of the beauty and complexity of Italy’s intellectual and aesthetic import, and of the intense humanity behind the pursuit of truth and beauty yesterday and today.Chapman ID: free | Community: $15

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A portion of the ticket will go towards supporting Italian Studies. For more information, please contact Dr. Federico Pacchioni at

The Sounds, The Stories: Reimagining The Italian Art Song – Mar. 9

Date 03.06.2019

The concert and discussion will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 8pm at 1888Center in Orange, CA and will be recorded by the podcast, “The Sounds, The Stories,” by Brew Sessions Live.

Composers: Linda L. Rife, Derek Dobbs, Cassandra Venaglia, Jon Brenner, Danielle Rosaria, Kostas Rekleitis, and Brooke deRosa. Guest Musicians: Cristina Jones (soprano), Cris Law (countertenor), Cassandra Venaglia (soprano), Jillian Lopez (harp), Cosima Luther (violin), and David Mason (cello).

Discussion with: LACC composers, Dr. Federico Pacchioni, The Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian Studies, Chapman University and students of Chapman’s Italian Studies Program.

Il Consolato si informa…You can now register for AIRE online

Date 03.05.2019

News from the Italian Consulate! Did you know that Italian residents living abroad can now register to AIRE directly online? With Fast It it’s extremely easy! It is not necessary to go to the consulate. You can simply upload your request and supporting documents from the comfort of your home, keeping yourself updated on the status of your application.Connect to the online portal and register now!

Il Consolato Informa – Sai che l’iscrizione all’AIRE si puo’ effettuare direttamente online? Con Fast It e’ faclissimo! Non e’ necessario presentare di persona i documenti, puoi caricarli direttamente da casa tua, e rimanere aggiornato sullo stato della tua pratica! Collegati sul portale e iscriviti subito!

Los Angeles Family Carnevale Party – Mar. 3

Date 02.28.2019

RAIN OR SHINE join Fondazione Italia on Sunday, March 3 in Los Angeles for our annual CARNEVALE party! We are teaming up with LAfirstep and Garibaldina Society to bring you this amazing event that includes prize for best costume, selfie photo booth, Italian food, carnevale sweet treats, balloon twister, bocce ball lessons, arts & crafts, a Commedia dell’Arte performance, espresso, gelato and more! Free entry! Food, drinks and treats are for sale to support Fondazione Italia and our mission to promote Italian language and culture in the

Festa di Carnevale! LOS ANGELES
Sunday, March 3
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Garibaldina Society – 4533 N. Figueroa Street

Please RSVP

The IAMLA Presents Leo Politi’s “Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest”

Date 02.28.2019

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents a new exhibition, Leo Politi’s “Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest” from February 12 to May 19, 2019.

Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest presents a collection of original art by beloved Italian American artist and Caldecott Award-winning author Leo Politi, who is best known as the “Artist of the City of Angels.” For most of his artistic career, Los Angeles served as Politi’s muse. He consistently demonstrated a love for the region’s diverse cultures and a reverence for its history. Politi’s work proves truly avant garde in that it predated the multicultural movement by decades. During a time when many historic neighborhoods were being erased or transformed, Politi was among the lone advocates of preservation. He captured Los Angeles enclaves, landmarks, and communities in his art and writing, suspending them in time.

Through a series of rarely exhibited works spanning sixty years,  Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: Works of Love and Protest transports audiences to bygone eras—Watts in the late 1960s, and San Pedro during the apex of the fishing industry—along with forever altered places, including the forgotten neighborhood of Bunker Hill, and World War II-era downtown Los Angeles.

IRVINE Carnevale Rescheduled due to rain

Date 02.27.2019

Due to the heavy rain we’re expecting this weekend, the Irvine Carnevale party will be held NEXT weekend- Saturday, March 9th. The upside? You have 1 more week to get your costume ready! 🎭 Update your calendars and we’ll see you there…

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“Aperitivo Italiano + Conversation” Event – Mar. 16

Date 02.20.2019

Join Fondazione Italia to mingle and converse in Italian at a private home in Glendale at our first ever “Aperitivo Italiano & Conversation” gathering. Native Italian speakers will be there to guide conversations and give students the opportunity to put their Italian into action in a relaxed and informal setting (price includes Italian cocktail and appetizers).

“Aperitivo Italiano” & Conversation
Saturday, March 16
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register by March 8, 2019.

Open House at Garibaldina Society – Mar. 3

Date 02.20.2019

The Garibaldina Society, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest Italian social organization still operating in Los Angeles. They will be having an open house with cocktails and bocce ball on Sunday, March 3 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm to introduce prospective members to the club and their activities including monthly dinner dances, bocce ball tournaments and field trips.

Il Consolato Informa – Important Updates from the Consulate General of Italy

Date 02.18.2019

The  Consulate General of Italy Los Angeles wishes to inform you that from today the Consular Offices will answer your calls directly (from Monday to Friday, with the exception of Wednesday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.) at the following telephone numbers:

Ufficio cittadinanza: (310) 432-9762
Ufficio notarile: (310) 432-9763
Ufficio stato civile: (310) 432-9764
Ufficio passaporti: (310) 432-9765
Ufficio visti: (310) 432-9766
Ufficio AIRE: (310) 432.9767

The Consulate will continue to answer your calls for general information from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at (310) 820-0622.

Please note that most of the information is available on our webpage, at, or by email at:

Stato civile

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