Save – the – Date:
2017 Festa di Carnevale for Kids! – Saturday, February 25, 2017
2017 Festa di Carnevale – ADULT PARTY – Friday, February 10, 2017
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2016 Festa di Carnevale Parties
Thank you very much to all of our wonderful friends – both old and new – who joined us for one or both of our Festa di Carnevale parties this year. It is always so much fun to see everyone!
Children’s Costume Party: This year’s children’s party was celebrated at St. Philip Neri’s Carvlin Hall. It was a fantastic turnout with more than 100 children and adults celebrating the special day. BJ the Clown returned with his interactive games and crazy antics to the delight of our guests, and Parties by Inez brought back her popular airbrushed tattoos.
Our sincere thanks to teachers Lara, Pina and Flavia and to all of the hard working volunteers for setting up the venue, running the carnival games, and for generally rolling up their sleeves and helping out where ever needed. You are truly appreciated!
We would also like to give a very special thank you to Chris Germano of Germano Photography, for sharing his time and talent with us to capture our event in pictures.
Grazia Solazzi, scuola board president and owner of Cook with Grazia, once again prepared her delicious, traditional Italian treats. Year after year, she continues to invest many hours creating those tantalizing treats we all love so much. Thank you for your continued dedication to Scuola Italiana’s success, Grazia!
Adult Costume Party: For the third consecutive year, our carnevale party for grown ups was held at Caffe Umbria in the Pearl District. This year’s event turned into a bit of a reunion as many of the scuola founding members attended the event. The school was also fortunate to have many of the adult language teachers at the party. We can’t forget to mention the many fantastic guests who stopped by to say hello and support Scuola Italiana.
Thank you to Andrea Scasso for DJ’ing the party and to Caffe Umbria for the warm and friendly service and all of the delicious food. Of course, thank you also to Grazia Solazzi for her contribution of homemade Italian goodies.
We also wish to thank our many generous auction contributors who support Scuola Italiana di Portland at Carnevale time and throughout the year. Your help and encouragement make it possible for us to share the Italian culture and language with more and more people every year.
It is only with the support of everyone – guests, staff, board, contributors – that we continue to move closer to realizing our dream of becoming the first Italian elementary school in Oregon.
Thank you for attending Carnevale and for all you do to celebrate Italian language and culture in Portland!