Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the New Providence Middle School PTSA mini-grant program hundreds of students were able to enjoy a cultural celebration of Italian heritage through food, music, and art. 

Middle School Spanish Maria Stiuso applied for the grant and coordinated the festival held Thursday in the HS/MS cafeteria.  

The “Eataly” gastronomical festival was inspired by the Italian marketplace located in Manhattan, NY.

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Attendees practiced Italian vocabulary and basic conversation associated with the different establishments found in a typical Italian village. Some examples of the interactive stations were “La Pasticceria”, “La Salumeria”, “La Focacceria”, “La Formaggeria” and "La Gelateria".

Argentina and Uruguay were represented, as well, due to the migration of Italians to South America in the earlier part of the 20th century.  A great time was had by all!