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Che Figata! RCC Celebrates Italian Heritage With Slate Of Events

South Orangetown students dance the Neapolitan Tarantella at the Rockland Italian Feast in Tappan.
South Orangetown students dance the Neapolitan Tarantella at the Rockland Italian Feast in Tappan. Photo Credit: South Orangetown Central School District

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Everything from the "Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust" to horse racing in Tuscany, and how to make Italian ice cream are part of a celebration of Italian heritage at Rockland Community College through November.

The public is invited to attend a free array of events beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Technology Center with a discussion about  Antonin Scalia, a Supreme Court Justice from 1986 to his recent passing in 2016.

The world renowned horse race which takes place twice a year in Siena, a region of Tuscany discussion with video and images is set for Thursday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in Academic II, Room 2315.

Watch a spumoni ice cream demonstration Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union. It is necessary to pre-register to jasch@sunyrockland.edu

A book discussion, "The Neopolitan Novels Focus On "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is Thursday, Oct. 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Technology Center.

Then on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 3  to 4 p.m., "Musical Notes: History of the Sistine Choir" will be offered at Academic II, Room 2315.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m., in Academic II, Room 2315, participants will learn why an archipelago of islands north of the Sicilian coast are becoming a popular destination for tourists.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Technology Center, a film, "My Italian Secret, the Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust" will be presented.

A DVD of a concert shot live in Pompeii will wind up the program on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Acedemic II, Room 2315. "Volo, Live from Pompeii" features Italian trio, Gianluca, Pietro and Ignazio who won the Sanremo Music Festival in 2015.

Rockland Community College is located at 145 College Road, Suffern, N.Y.

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