Italian Heritage Month

Welcome to Italian Heritage Month at RCC

The Italian Heritage Committee provides an awareness and appreciation for Italian and Italian-American culture, history and contributions through a series of presentations, guest lectures and films for Rockland Community College faculty, staff and students.

As co-chairs of the Italian Heritage Committee we would like to welcome the entire RCC community to join us for Italian Heritage Month this October in a series of presentations that reflect on Italy’s legacy and contributions to the world as well as pivotal moments in Italy’s history that impacted its society both past and present.

2022 Italian Heritage Month Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the following events, stop by the Cafeteria for Italian Wednesdays October 12 (Chicken Parmesan Subs), Thursday, October 20 (Sausage, Peppers & Onions) and October 26 (Personal Calzones) plus fresh tossed Caesar Salad on all days.

“Sing, Dance, Love – The Sounds of Italy” – Listen for a collection of Italian musical favorites across campus during the month of October as compiled by Joan Asch, Joseph Falco and the Dream Team.  Italians contributed to music in a grand way with its many genres, words, notations and instruments.  Enjoy the melodies, poetry, emotions, and innate musicality of some traditional classics and modern tunes,  and you’ll understand why Italian is considered the “language of music” to many across the world.”

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, Beth Robinson will be sending out Italian trivia every Monday in October. All correct answers will be placed in a lottery for a swag bag. Participate in super fun Italian trivia online to test your knowledge of this bel paese (beautiful county) that contributed so many notable inventions, landmarks, entertainers, history, etc. Win prizes. Ce La Fai! (You Can Do It!) In Bocca Al Lupo! (Good Luck!) Be sure to check your inbox every Monday in October!

Upcoming Events

2022 Italian Heritage Month Co-Chairs

Joanie Asch
Konstadinos Ritsatos

2022 Italian Heritage Month
Planning Committee

Beth Coyle
Joseph Falco
Global Opportunities (International Students)
Erica Kaplan
Dino Lucido
Peter Marino
Veronica Murphy & Photography students
Sabrina Rieder
Yusuf Rimawi
Beth Robinson
Chris Spezial
Jessica Stallone
Christina Stern