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Special events

In addition to the regular meetings, the Society participates in various other events involving Italian language and culture. For example:

  • Our Festa di Natale per i Bambini celebrates the Christmas traditions of Italy every December. For more details – Check out the event brochure.
  • DAS Annual Wine Tasting Dinner pairs a region’s delicious food specialties with both celebrated and undiscovered local wines. See the calendar below for the scheduled date.
  • Seattle’s Festa Italiana is a celebratory weekend each September at Seattle Center, with Italian entertainment, marvelous food and gifts, and booths representing Italian clubs and activities.
  • Italian Film Festival each fall and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)each summer are in part sponsored by DAS.
  • Small group events throughout the year, such as cooking classes, Italian conversation meetings, outings to opera, festivals, restaurants, art exhibits, Italian film showings, and similar activities of interest to members.

Upcoming Events

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda Approval of Minutes from last 2 Board Meetings – April 6 and May 20 Old Business Festa di Natale per i Bambini not taking place this year; Festa being postponed New Business Language School Director’s proposals for summer courses and 2020-2021 school year...

Festa di Carnevale 2020 – Il Punto

Il Punto Festa di Carnevale 2020 Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 6 – 10 PM Mercer Island Congregational Church 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WATickets are now on sale and are available for purchase until February 5, 2020. The cost is $50 per person, $20 for...

November 20, 2019 Italian Language Meeting with Il Punto

A SPECIAL ITALIAN PROGRAM - MILANO - SPONSORED by the DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY and Il PUNTO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 at St. Patrick's Church, Social Hall, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102 Federica Gabardi, a Milan native and a Women’s Empowerment Expert will be our...

May 8, 2019 English Language Meeting

Rob Prufer Topic: A Bellini in Venice: Seeing the paintings of Giovanni Bellini in Venice, like sitting in a Venetian campo and enjoying the cocktail named after him, is a special treat. What makes Bellini a master of the Venetian Renaissance? And what can we know...

September 25, 2019 Italian Language Meetiing

Robert ThomsonFlorence, Dante, and MeRobert Thomson from Victoria, Canada will be presenting his recently publishedbook, Florence, Dante and Me. Thomson spent the 1960-61 year in Italy ona scholarship from the Italian government. During the year he wrote many detailed...

April 24, 2019 Italian Language Meeting

Speaker: Matteo FitzGeraldTopic: La Sicilia Un’esplorazione della Sicilia, conosciuta come Granaio degli Imperi”, e nell’antico Greco, la Trinacria. È la più grande regione d’Italia e la quarta più popolosa, con oltre5 milioni di persone. Esploreremo la storia, la...

November 13, 2019 English Language Meeting

Dante Alighieri Society English Language Meeting Chris Kelly Topic: Italy Invades Italy Invades is an action packed history of Italy’s military involvements throughout the ancient and modern worlds. From the empire building of the Romans, through the globe-spanning...

October 23, 2019 Italian Language Meetiing

Claudio Mazzola Topic: Italian Cinema and Immigration Italy, perhaps more than any other European country, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate in Europe. Immigration has been the subject ofnumerous Italian novels, documentaries and films. Our speaker,...

Announcements

Socially Distanced Goodbye to Nancy McDonald

Hopefully, each of us can say that there are one or two friends in our lives who always made you smile, always told you the truth and who were always there to step up when things were falling apart. For the women of Dante who have been loving this Society for the last...

Summer Greetings from Joyce Rameé

Ciao a Tutti! I’m very honored to hold this office, following the long tenure of our beloved Dan. It’s my pleasure to send midsummer greetings to everyone. I hope this finds you, your “bubble family,” your extended family and anyone you hold dear in Italy in good...

Summer Quarter Classes

New Online Review Classes starting on July 7th & July 11th  The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington - Italian Language Program, after the positive experience of our spring quarter online classes, is offering for the first time two summer online review sections....

Language Program News

Language Program Director Giuseppe Tassone Jeffrey Freiberg is one of the students in our Italian Language Program.  He joined the Italian Language program in the fall of 2020 with the beginning level A1 and successfully completed his first year of Italian. Last...

In Memoriam: Terry Hanlon (1931-2020)

It is indeed sad news for Dante Seattle to hear of the passing of Terry Hanlon. Terry was a long-time member of Dante and someone whose kindness, enthusiasm and hard work endeared her to everyone. Caterina Wartes and Gini Harmon made contact with Terry’s family this...

Club Alpino Italiano – Pacific Northwest

CAI Update We hike - usually together. But in these days we hike solo and not on week-ends. We have monthly hikes or other activities (except during this pandemic) and usually an international trip or exchange with Italy or another country each year. In 2019 we had a...

The European Response to COVID-19 – May 28 @ noon

The University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies is hosting a virtual event addressing the European response to COVID-19 with former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba. Date, Time: May 28,...

Annual General Meeting – May 13

Ciao a tutti - The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington will hold it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 13. It This will be an online meeting with both video and audio. The Agenda for the meeting consists of the President's, Treasurer's and...

Revised Meeting Schedule for April and May

Ciao a tutti - Following the recent announcement that Governor Inslee has extended the mandatory stay-at-home order through May 4, we will POSTPONE the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for April 15 to May 13 and CANCEL the Italian Meeting scheduled for...

Dantedì Flashmob – 25 marzo le 10:00 di mattina

Dantedì Dal 25 marzo di quest'anno si celebra il Dantedì, la giornata dedicata a Dante Alighieri. A seguito delle emergenze sanitarie che costringe tutti a rimanere a casa, la Società Dante Alighieri ha promosso un flashmob invitando tutti con #stoacasacondante, a...