Welcome to Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo
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The primary goal of the Center is to provide Italian lessons so as to preserve the Italian language in Western New York. Focusing on families and children, additional goals are to promote Italian culture and traditions such as La Befana, Carnevale, and the St. Joseph’s Table.
The Center will include a library of Italian books, magazines, newspapers, and films as a resource for the community. Live video from RAI International will be available as well as Italian radio. Other planned activities include cooking classes, televised sporting events, guest speakers, and presentations.
The Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo will also serve as a resource for exchange students to and from Italy and for individuals who travel to Italy for business or pleasure.
Plans are also underway to establish an Italian Heritage Center so that many of the untold stories of local Italian immigrant families may be preserved. Resources will also be available to assist Italian-Americans to research their ancestry.
Please visit this site periodically to monitor our ongoing progress.
Check out this article and video featuring the new CCI location covered by WKBW Buffalo, “Italian Cultural Center on Hertel Ave to open in August.”
The KEY that holds a commitment to teach the future generations cooking, language, art, music, hard work and dedication to family is what is most meaningful in life. Next to God.