Earlier this year, the Sacramento City Council formally adopted a Resolution recognizing the Second Monday of October as Italian American Day, the same date that Columbus Day is observed each year. The Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento, California, will be celebrating Italian American Day and Columbus Day together on October 7th. The Society will be hosting a special ‘al fresco’ lunch buffet on the terrace at their Italian Center, facing Carmichael Park, located at 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael. At 1:45 pm, the bountiful Italian-style buffet lunch including the fruit of the grape by Andis Wines will be served on. Also invited are some of the regions fine olive oil producers for tasting and purchase.
There will be a special film presentation of “PIZZA SHOP, An Italian American Dream.” In celebration of the Italian American experience, the film takes 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 emigrated from Calabria in the 1960s and ran Rudy’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Closter, New Jersey. Through their humor and hard work their journey reminds us of our own immigrant pasts which so richly define America. Doors open at noon with the film presentation beginning at 12:45. An Italian olive oil tasting takes place from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Admission is $25. For more information call 916-482-5900.