Italian American Heritage and Culture Month 2021! 

The JCCIA invites you to participate in our celebration of Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.
Listed on our calendar are events and names of Italians who came before us, and notable Italian Americans contributing to our history and heritage. 


While there are countless more Italian Americans whose names should be on this calendar, limited space prohibits it. However, we will continue to compile names of worthy honorees for the future.
October is our month to honor, embrace, and show support to our fellow Italian Americans in all industries.
Please print out the first calendar for display and click on the interactive calendar of events below for more information.


*The information provided came from various sources and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

Please scroll down to register and secure your ticket(s)  at our upcoming IAHCM events!

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Click on the interactive links for each day on the calendar below for a full description of events and honorees.

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Kick-off Italian American Heritage and Culture Month (IAHCM) by proudly flying your Italian Flag!

If you don’t have one yet, you can order one online today and the JCCIA will send you one. Order your flag now!

Join the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans for dinner and conversation with Italian American author, Adriana Trigiani at the Banquet Room of Casa Italia! The Loyola University Chicago Paul and Ann Rubino Italian American Studies program will help facilitate the LIVE streamed conversation.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:45PM
Price per person $30.00    
Space is limited. 
Download Informational Flyer

Place an order of Adriana Trigiani's latest book that will be signed here:

Join the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans for Italian American Day at Hawthorne Racetrack 
Come join us at Club Concourse (3501 S. Laramie Ave. Stickney, IL 60804)

October 23, 2021 2pm-7pm. 
$30.00 per person includes the following:
3:00 pm- Dinner buffet begins
3:10 pm- Live racing begins with a dedicated race and winner circle photo.
Space is limited to 50 people.  Buy your tickets today!  

Join the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans at the Mazzini Verdi Club, Inc. for a fun night of Bocce Ball Lessons!
Never played before?  Come and learn the game!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6PM
Mazzini Verdi Club
9230 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Price per person $30.00  includes court time and dinner. Cash Bar available.

Space is limited.  Buy your tickets today!  

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Join the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans for a private tour of the museum to view the famous colorful 12ft Columbus Statue. Learn the important story of its survival!
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30 AM
Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
5218 S Western Ave,
Chicago, IL 60609

Register for FREE!