Holidays at Amici House

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Columnists, Featured | No Comments

By Tom Cesarini | Little Italy Heritage

Amici House, the new Italian cultural and heritage center in Little Italy, is now open! Operated by Convivio, this initiative brings to the neighborhood a unique and intimate resource in which to celebrate art, culture, heritage, and community through our many events and programs.

As part of our overall vision, Amici House will be a way to collaborate with community groups and celebrate camaraderie and goodwill. As we close out the year with our opening, as it were, we also look forward to the new year with a slate of programs and events that will offer something for everyone. Be sure to get on our mailing list to receive updates at

Be sure to join us on Dec. 2 for the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village hosted by the Little Italy Association. Stop by Amici House afterward for warm beverages and desserts and learn about our community programming and events. Dec. 2 hours: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Amici House provides a unique setting for promoting Italian arts, culture and heritage, in the Little Italy neighborhood. Through photographs and artifacts, Amici House also highlights the rich contributions of local Italian Americans who helped to shape the community. (Courtesy Convivio)

Amici House will be open during December on the following weekends:

  • Dec. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, and 16 & 17
  • General hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Dec. 2 hours above)

Holiday events at Amici House

Dec. 9 — Limoncello-making class and dinner

Learn how to make the classic Italian liqueur in our Limoncello-making class with Giuseppe Monaco of Cucina Caprese. But first, delight in some classic Italian fare prepared by the Neapolitan chef and enjoy some great company. At the end of the class, you will receive a complimentary bottle of Limoncello!

  • 6 p.m. — dinner (appetizer, entree, dessert)
  • 7 p.m. — Limoncello-making class
  • Tickets — $49 per person

Dec. 16 — Convivio Christmas celebration

Join us as we celebrate the holidays, Convivio style!

Music, desserts, coffee and great friends will make for an intimate evening you won’t want to miss. Bring an ornament to add to our tree as we decorate it, family style.

  • 7 p.m. — festivities begin
  • RSVP requested — but this is a free event

Please visit or call 888-862-4825 to purchase tickets, reserve spots for our events, or to learn more about our programs. Stay connected through Facebook and Twitter @conviviosociety.

— Tom Cesarini is the executive director of Convivio. Reach him at

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