Welcome to Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo

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The Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote Italian culture in the Western New York area. The Center will be a place where Italians, Italian-Americans, and individuals with an interest in Italian culture may meet and interact.

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.

 Hours of Operation

Monday:  Language Lessons Only

Tuesday: Language Lessons Only

Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday: Closed

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.

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