Help Raise the Flag on our Fundraiser!

Ciao, Amici! For over 90 years the Coro d’Italia has been handing down our precious Italian heritage through singing, dancing, traditional costuming, and cultural events. Founded in New York City in 1932, the ensemble moved to New Jersey and incorporated in 2001 as D’Italia Programs, dedicated solely to sharing the Italian American experience.

D’Italia researches and presents an annual concert of traditional and contemporary music. In addition, Bambini d’Italia children’s classes are held as an introduction to the Italian language and culture.

Special events such as heritage days, dance workshops, La Befana Festival, and performances at festivals, schools, libraries, and community organizations are offered during the year. We are proud to be a part of sharing the story of the many Italians who immigrated to America, and their descendants, but we can’t do it alone.

Do you remember when friends and family who wished to help others would present “aboosta” – a sum of money to lend a hand? Sometimes a roll of bills, sometimes an envelope tucked into a satin bag, but either way something to chip in, to help out. Please think about supporting us in our endeavor to host programs and activities that preserve Italian roots. After all, if we don’t save our culture, who will?

You can send your donation via credit card here:

Or you can send your donation via check made out to D’Italia Programs and mail it to:

D‘Italia c/o 20 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ 07110.

Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated!

Mille Grazie!

Marylou “Mariuccia” Romano

Artistic Director

90 Years of La Dolce Vita!

Celebrate 90 Years of Italian American Arts and Culture, and enjoy the best of what our ancestors brought to America’s shores:

  • Folk Songs and Dances from various regions of Italy! (We remember our roots)
  • Opera! (We’re classy like that)
  • Jazz! (President Jefferson specifically recruited Italian horn players to start “The President’s Own Band,” and we’ve never stopped tooting our horn)
  • Doo-Wop! (You know you harmonize while singing in the shower)
  • Favorites from the American Songbook (Might as well call it the Italian American Songbook since we’re more than 50 percent of it!)
  • Bambini d’Italia! (Raising the next generation right, with community and culture!)
  • Special Award Presentation for the 2022 MVP (Most Valuable Paesano): Essex County Executive, Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr.

…and More!

Presenting our 2022 MVP (Most Valuable Paisan!)

County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. will be honored as this year’s “MVP- Most Valuable Paisan” for his outstanding contributions to Essex County. Joe D has been instrumental in improving and creating a multitude of community projects, and is a tireless supporter of the arts.

We are pleased to take the opportunity to salute and thank him!

Join us in honoring him at our 90th Anniversary Concert, “La Dolce Vita,” on October 16, 2022. Click below for Tickets!