Dante Alighieri Society of Washington

per la diffusione della lingua e della cultura italiana nel mondo

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About our social gatherings and events

Devoted to sharing the wondrous art, history, literature, music, culture and cuisine of Italy, the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington offers twice-monthly meetings with a rich program of lectures in English or Italian. A warm, welcoming hospitality includes antipasti social hour or a delicious pasta dinner prior to the presentations. And always, vino and dolci, generously shared by our members.

Additionally, throughout the year we publicize and participate in events of the larger Seattle area Italian community.

Learn more about these gatherings and events below

English and Italian language meetings

In keeping with the Dante mission to promote knowledge of Italian culture and language, the Society holds meetings on the second* and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May.

The presentation given at the meeting on the second Wednesday is in English and the presentation given at the meeting on the fourth Wednesday is in Italian. A gathering featuring delicious homemade food, wine and conversation with fellow lovers of all things Italian precedes each meeting. It is not necessary to be a member to attend but membership is appreciated to support the cost of these non-profit activities.

Location of our regular meetings

The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington meetings are at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 815 East Edgar Street, Seattle 98102. Parking is available in St. Patrick's parking lot, off of E. Edgar street. Meetings are held in the Parish Hall in the basement of the church. The entrance is on the west side of the church facing the parking lot.



 

General timeline for meetings

English Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
5:30pm Room Setup and meal preparation; volunteers welcome! Pasta, salad, and bread is prepared by members, and all attendees are encouraged to bring wine, antipasti, or dessert to share. And, of course socializing. None
6:30pm Dinner is served! Preregistration* is requested to ensure that enough food is available for everyone. $8 per person or $15 per couple
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the English language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate. None

*Register for Pasta Dinner (English language meetings only)

Register for the Pasta Dinner before English language meetings here. Or, call our Information Line (206) 289-0419 by the Monday before to reserve your spot(s) or email your request to reserve@danteseattle.org. Cost is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple to be paid at the dinner. Cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted. Reservations are not necessary for Italian meetings.

Italian Language Meetings

Time Activity Cost
6:00pm Room Setup; volunteers are welcome! None
6:30pm Potluck wine, antipasti and dessert are provided by attendees, so bring your favorites to share. Conversation is in both English and Italian, as you wish; it's a good opportunity to practice your Italian conversational skills. None, bring what you want to share
7:30pm A presentation related to Italian culture provided by guest speaker and is presented in the Italian language. None
8:30pm – 9:00pm Room Cleanup: everyone is encouraged to participate None

Special events

In addition to the regular meetings, the Society participates in various other events involving Italian language and culture. For example:

Get Involved! We'll welcome you, and we'll get to know each other.


As an all volunteer organization (except Language School staff) Dante activities above are made possible only by the time, energy, passion and love of our volunteers. Our events and gatherings create unmatched opportunities to learn more about Italy, its language and culture and to meet other people, of Italian heritage or not, who share our common fascination with Italy. It takes a lot of volunteers to make all the Dante events happen. Member or not, you are encouraged to become actively engaged in Dante's programs - it's a great way to better know a great group!

Volunteer opportunities:

To volunteer for any position or activity or if you have questions before committing, send an email to: info@danteseattle.org or call: (206) 289-0419.

PO Box 9494, Seattle, WA 98109 / (206) 289-0419 / info@danteseattle.org
The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized to promote Italian language and culture throughout Washington State.
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