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 – 2021 – 2022

English Language Meeting – October 13, 2021

When: October 13, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Festa Italiana Quiz For the past several years, Domenico Minotti (Nic) has been our quiz-maker for the Dante booth at the annual Festa Italiana at Seattle Center. Nic...

Italian Language Meeting – September 22, 2021

When: September 22, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Elisabetta Valentini, Honorary Counsel, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel Our guest at the first Italian meeting...

English Language Meeting – September 8, 2021

When: September 8, 2021Where: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144Topic: Festa di Bentornato Members Only Welcome Back Party To celebrate our being able to get together again, our President, Joyce Ramee, will cook up a splendid pasta dinner...

English Language Meeting – May 12, 2021

When: May 12, 2021Speaker: Jonathan Brandt, AIA​Topic: I mercati dei Rioni RomaniLocation: Online There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. “La strada per il cuore passa attraverso lo stomaco.”(“The way to the heart is...

Italian Language Meeting – April 28, 2021

When: April 28, 2021Speaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: Ellis IslandLocation: Online Participants may find using headphones will enhance the experience of the presentation. There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. About the...

April 14, 2021 – Annual General Meeting

When: April 14, 2020Speaker: Board of DirectorsTopic: Annual General MeetingLocation: Online A link will be emailed to members of record on April 13 to enable them to participate in the meeting. Agenda To Be Announced

Location of our regular meetings

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington meetings are at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle, 98144.

Parking is available in St. Clement’s parking lot, at the corner of S. Atlantic and 31st Ave. S. On street parking is also available.

Dinners are held in the Social Hall in the basement of the church. The entrance to the Social hall is on the north-west corner of the church, facing Atlantic Street.

Most presentations will be in the Sanctuary on the main floor of the church. The entrance to the Sanctuary is on the east side of the church, facing 32nd Ave. S.

General timeline for in-person 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 online or by email by 5 pm on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Cost is $8.00 per person 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