Dante Alighieri Society of Washington
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Join Our Social Gatherings

Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

About our social gatherings and events

Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

Learn more about these gatherings and events below

 

English and Italian language meetings

In keeping with the Dante mission to promote knowledge of Italian culture and language, the Society holds meetings on the second* and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May.

The presentation given at the meeting on the second Wednesday is in English and the presentation given at the meeting on the fourth Wednesday is in Italian. A gathering featuring delicious homemade food, wine and conversation with fellow lovers of all things Italian precedes each meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to attend but membership is appreciated to support the cost of these non-profit activities.

 

 

Dante Alighieri Society Gatherings – 2020 – 2021

Italian Language Meeting – February 24, 2021

When: February 24, 2021Speaker: Marta BernsteinTopic: Venice and the Establishment of Printing in Italy in the Late 15th CenturyLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Designer and...

English Language Meeting – February 10, 2021

When: February 10, 2021Speakers: Rob PruferTopic: The Innocents at HomeLocation: Online Social "hour" begins at 7 pm. Presentation begins at 7:30 About the Presentation: The Innocents at Home explores Florence’s remarkable Renaissance institution, the Hospital of the...

Italian Language Meeting – January 27, 2021

When: January 27, 2021Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo GiacaniTopic: From the Apennines to the Cascades Pursuing Scientific ExcellenceLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the Speaker:  Dr. Lorenzo Giacani...

English Language Meeting – January 13, 2021

When: January 13, 2021Speakers: Janet and John LenartTopic: Walking Through History in the VenetoLocation: Online About the Speakers: Janet (a retired Nurse Practitioner) and John (a retired engineer) moved to Vicenza, Italy in 1994 to work as civilians on a U.S Army...

Annual Dante Alighieri Society Festa di Natale

Please join the fun at theDante Alighieri Society’sFesta di Natale Online!Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Zoom room opens at 7:00Tombola begins at 7:30 Print your Tombola Cartella before 7:30 so you're ready to play! We have a set of several unique Tombola cartelle.When...

English Language Meeting – November 11, 2020

When: November 11, 2020Speaker: Pat HoffmanTopic: Seated at Lorenzo’s Table – From Farm to TableLocation: Online About the Speaker: Pat grew up on the east coast and had a long career in immunological research at both for-profit and non-profit institutions. After a...

Location of our regular meetings

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington meetings are at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102. Parking is available in St. Patrick’s parking lot, off of E. Edgar street. Meetings are held in the Parish Hall in the basement of the church. The entrance is on the west side of the church facing the parking lot.

General timeline for meetings

English Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
5:30pm Room Setup and meal preparation; volunteers welcome! Pasta, salad, and bread is prepared by members, and all attendees are encouraged to bring wine, antipasti, or dessert to share. And, of course socializing. None
6:45pm Dinner is served! Preregistration* is requested to ensure that enough food is available for everyone. $8 per person or $15 per couple
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the English language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate. None

*Register for English Language Meeting Pasta Dinner

Register in one of the following ways by 5 pm on the Monday preceding the meeting:

Online

By Phone: (206) 289-0419

By Email

Cost is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple to be paid at the dinner. Cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted.

 

 

 

Italian Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
6:00pm Room Setup; volunteers are welcome! None
6:30pm Potluck wine, antipasti and dessert are provided by attendees, so bring your favorites to share. Conversation is in both English and Italian, as you wish; it’s a good opportunity to practice your Italian conversational skills. None, bring what you want to share
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the Italian language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate None