Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa Promote, preserve and provide education about all aspects of the Italian-American culture.
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A big THANK YOU to our visiting chefs from Italy and all of our chefs in training for A Taste of Puglia-Sunday Dinner Co...
11/04/2019

A big THANK YOU to our visiting chefs from Italy and all of our chefs in training for A Taste of Puglia-Sunday Dinner Cooking Class. It was a huge success thanks to you all! A big hug and thank you to Frances Graziano for her help to organize and lead parts of the classes and to Rose Russo and Teresa Russo Dyer and Therese Riordan for all of the many hours that you put in as volunteers!

Yesterday afternoon class fried pastries, so pretty and what a great group of cookie makers we had! Cartellate (rosettes...
11/03/2019

Yesterday afternoon class fried pastries, so pretty and what a great group of cookie makers we had! Cartellate (rosettes in honey and wine syrup) and Calzoncelli (half moon pastries with chocolate ceci filling)

Calzoncelli, Cartellate, Guantis are beautiful as well as delicious! by Frances Graziano.   Come create these beauties w...
10/28/2019

Calzoncelli, Cartellate, Guantis are beautiful as well as delicious! by Frances Graziano. Come create these beauties with us! To register for A Taste of Puglia- Fried Pastries and other classes click here: http://iaccofia.org/?p=1876

Our 5th Annual Prima Dinner, An Evening in Puglia is fast approaching. Reserve your spot soon so you don't miss out on t...
10/16/2019

Our 5th Annual Prima Dinner, An Evening in Puglia is fast approaching. Reserve your spot soon so you don't miss out on this special evening with spectacluar food and wine selections. Maybe you will take this one home with you! To Register click here:http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1894

Award acceptance on behalf of Loretta Tursi Sieman  as an Italian American Citizen of the Year.  Thank you all for your ...
10/15/2019

Award acceptance on behalf of Loretta Tursi Sieman as an Italian American Citizen of the Year. Thank you all for your support and participation in the event and thank you Loretta for all that you do for our community!

A few scenes from last nights Columbus Day Dinner.  It was a wonderful event.
10/14/2019

A few scenes from last nights Columbus Day Dinner. It was a wonderful event.

Another view of Livingston and JacksonSanborn map - 1920
10/13/2019

Another view of Livingston and Jackson
Sanborn map - 1920

1920 Sanborn map of Livingston and Jackson
10/13/2019

1920 Sanborn map of Livingston and Jackson

1920 Sanborn Map showing the heart of Little Italy
10/11/2019

1920 Sanborn Map showing the heart of Little Italy

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
10/06/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

Our Vision For The Futurehttp://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1937
10/06/2019
Our Vision For The Future

Our Vision For The Future
http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1937

As a focal point for all things Italian, our present location has served us well for over 28 years! However, we need a new facility to accomplish our goal to expand community events, such as: Natio…

We have an incredible wine selection for our 5th Annual fundraiser gala, an Evening in Puglia!  Seats are going fast! To...
10/05/2019

We have an incredible wine selection for our 5th Annual fundraiser gala, an Evening in Puglia! Seats are going fast! To learn more and to reserve seats or a table please follow this link: http://iaccofia.org/?page_id=1894

The entry to our hall got a makeover today! Happy 90th Birthday to Pat Civitate!
10/04/2019

The entry to our hall got a makeover today! Happy 90th Birthday to Pat Civitate!

October Newsletter
09/23/2019
October Newsletter

October Newsletter

What would you make with these ingredients? Read here.

Parochial ChampsDes Moines Tribune2 June 1950
09/23/2019

Parochial Champs
Des Moines Tribune
2 June 1950

Entertainment at Iowa's very first Columbus Day celebration. From The American Citizen, October 1934, Page One
09/14/2019

Entertainment at Iowa's very first Columbus Day celebration. From The American Citizen, October 1934, Page One

Two New Classes!
08/22/2019
Two New Classes!

Two New Classes!

Italian Basics Basic fundamentals of the Italian language, including grammar, numbers, dates, common phrases, and simple sentences. An 8-week session, beginning September 25 at 5:30pm. $80pp  …

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa
08/02/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one? Find out here: www.iaccofia.org

Grazie a Tutti!!!
08/02/2019
Grazie a Tutti!!!

Grazie a Tutti!!!

Grazie a tutti! We hope you enjoyed our 10th annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa while learning something that your might not have known about our rich Italian culture. The three grou…

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one?  Find out here: www.iaccofia.org
08/01/2019

Do you know what these are? And why every home should have one? Find out here: www.iaccofia.org

Don’t miss Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses tonight at 9:00 on our main stage.
07/27/2019

Don’t miss Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses tonight at 9:00 on our main stage.

Lights Out: A tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits our main stage at 6:45. You won’t want to miss them.
07/27/2019

Lights Out: A tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits our main stage at 6:45. You won’t want to miss them.

An Evening in Puglia
06/19/2019
An Evening in Puglia

An Evening in Puglia

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – November 7, 2019 And join our Honorary Chair Pat Civitate for our 5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner “An Evening in Puglia” benefitting the Italian American Cultural Center o…

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
06/01/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

June Newsletter
06/01/2019
June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Find out about all the contests & games at this year’s Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa, try a new recipe, research dual-citizenship and learn more about Puglia. Newsletter is h…

Roll Into Summer with Bocce Ball
05/30/2019
Roll Into Summer with Bocce Ball

Roll Into Summer with Bocce Ball

Finalmente!  At last, sunny summer days are here!  It is time to take a walk, fare una passeggiata,  go for a bike ride,  fare un giro in bicicletta, and plant the garden, piant…

BRAVO Recognition
05/21/2019
BRAVO Recognition

BRAVO Recognition

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa is excited to announce that we are a receipant of a $13,000 BRAVO Grant! Thanks to this grant, we are able to further our mission by offering cultural e…

Des Moines Register5 Dec 2007
05/18/2019

Des Moines Register
5 Dec 2007

"Des Moines Dancers Continue Tradition"Des Moines Tribune, 12 Oct 1981
04/24/2019

"Des Moines Dancers Continue Tradition"
Des Moines Tribune, 12 Oct 1981

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa
04/01/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa

Don't miss out on our upcoming events! April/May 2019 Newsletter available here - www.iaccofia.org

Don't miss out on our upcoming events! April/May 2019 Newsletter available here - www.iaccofia.org
04/01/2019

Don't miss out on our upcoming events! April/May 2019 Newsletter available here - www.iaccofia.org

Another Plate On The Table
03/28/2019
Another Plate On The Table

Another Plate On The Table

We are proud to sponsor this worthwhile event……………… info here

03/21/2019

Thank you to our friends and family that made this year's St Joseph Altar Celebration a huge success!

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo
03/21/2019

Italian - American Cultural Center of Iowa's cover photo

Polk County Recognition
03/21/2019
Polk County Recognition

Polk County Recognition

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa is excited to announce that we have recently received a $25,000 Betterment Grant from Polk County! Thanks to this grant, we are able to further our miss…

Mary Marasco, Chautauqua SingerDes Moines Register, page 528 May 1914
03/21/2019

Mary Marasco, Chautauqua Singer
Des Moines Register, page 5
28 May 1914

St. Joseph Altar Celebration
03/14/2019
St. Joseph Altar Celebration

St. Joseph Altar Celebration

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will hold the 22nd annual St. Joseph Altar celebration on March 18th and 19th. Doors will open at 5:00 pm on March 18, with a Lenten meal served at 5:30…

Applications Online!
03/06/2019
Applications Online!

Applications Online!

The 2019 Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa will once again feature fresh, locally-produced food and specialties.  All your favorites ………… plus something n…

St. Joseph Altar Celebration
03/06/2019
St. Joseph Altar Celebration

St. Joseph Altar Celebration

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will hold the 22nd annual St. Joseph Altar celebration on March 18th and 19th. Doors will open at 5:00 pm on March 18, with a Lenten meal served at 5:30…

Vendors
02/22/2019
Vendors

Vendors

The 2019 Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa will once again feature fresh, locally-produced food and specialties.  All your favorites ………… plus something n…

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