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Columbus Day & Italian-American Heritage Celebration

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Celebrate Italian-American Day & Columbus Day Together! 

We invite you to share a special day celebrating both Italian-American Heritage Day and Columbus Day with a special ‘al fresco’ Lunch Buffet on our shady terrace overlooking the park. Also invited are some of the regions fine olive oil producers to taste and buy their olive oils. We'll also be showing a special film: “PIZZA SHOP, An Italian-American Dream” during the event.

Italian-Americans are one of the largest groups to immigrate to America and were the single largest group of immigrants to come through Ellis Island. In celebration of the Italian-American experience, we will take a contemporary look at the Italian-American dream through the story of the Osso brothers who have run a successful Pizzeria in New Jersey for 40 years. Charlie and Fred Osso immigrated from Calabria in the 1960s and ran Rudy’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, one of northern New Jerseys most beloved restaurants. Through their humor and hard work their journey reminds us of our own immigrant pasts which so richly define America. 

Another tradition of our celebration is the super food, ‘olio d’oliva’ (olive oil), also known as “liquid gold,” an integral part of the Italian diet! We encourage our guests to visit the featured California olive oil producers we’ve invited to this special event. 

And - don’t forget your appetite! At 1:45 a bountiful Italian-style buffet lunch including wine by Andis Wines wil be served on our Italian Center terrace facing the lovely Carmichael Park.