30 Jan St. Joseph’s Day Feast (SI) on March 20
Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with Staten Island Network members and friends! Enjoy a traditional feast of salad, a duet of pastas (including pasta con le sarde), a choice of three meatless entrees, wine, and soda. Zeppole and coffee will be served for dessert. A St. Joseph’s table will be on display with an abundance of fresh breads, fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino, Coordinator of the Italian Program at Wagner College, will speak about the historical figure of St. Joseph, focusing on the pagan origins of St. Joseph’s Day and how the holiday is celebrated in the South of Italy and within Italian American communities in the United States.
Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino is Coordinator of the Italian Program at Wagner College and collaborates with other institutions in New York (College of Staten Island and Baruch) as Adjunct Professor. Born and raised in the province of Naples, Italy, Giuseppe Sorrentino obtained his Doctorate in American Studies from the University of Rome “Roma Tre” and came to the US as a Fulbright Scholar. He teaches courses on a variety of topics ranging from Italian language and Comparative Literature to Italian American History and US History. His research mainly focuses on Post-Modern American Literature, Italian American Literature and Cinema, Mass Media and Identity.