Friday Together

Spot on Sharing: Friday Together

The COVID-19 is keeping apart. We cannot meet in person and create new meaningful and fun memories… This is why we are launching Friday Together, an online virtual gathering to talk about what we love: arts, culture, movies, food and lifestyle.
See you on Zoom!

Friday Together will be live on Zoom starting Friday, May 22, and every other week after.

Friday, May 22 at 1:30pm
CANTIAMOCI SU! LET’S SING ABOUT IT!
THE UNSTOPPABLE ITALIAN SPIRIT OF MUSIC AND LIFE

 

 

 

A portrait, a vision, a memory

Friday, June 5 at 5:30pm

A portrait, a vision, a memory
the art of
photography

Join us for an exciting and entertaining discussion about photography. Start capturing those unforgettable moments like a professional. Portrait photographer Flavia Loreto will be your guide to the perfect shot. From manual exposure basic settings (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) to the principals of composition and lighting, you will discover the secrets of portrait photography and self-portrait. Go beyond your camera’s automatic setting, and take control of your creativity!

About Flavia Loreto
Flavia Loreto is an Italian photographer. Born and raised in Rome, she moved to Germany in 1994 where she opened her first photo studio specializing in portrait photography. In Düsseldorf Flavia worked as official photographer for the German-Italian Business Association – Mercurio, advertising agencies and magazines. Flavia moved to San Francisco in 2016 and continued her activity as photographer cooperating with the Italian Consulate and several associations like the Leonardo Da Vinci Society. Since 2019 Flavia is based in the Philadelphia area and is continuing spreading her love for Italy and people through her photography. Among her exhibitions: Donne (Düsseldorf 2013), A Day in Naples (San Francisco 2017)
She collaborated on books like – L’arte in cucina (Mondadori 2018) – and – La Valle del Silicio (Italian Foreign Ministry 2019). Besides being a photographer Flavia is the proud mom of Sven, Mark and Erik.

Join us on Zoom

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Live from Italy – Rolando Giambelli

Friday, May 22 at 1:30pm

CANTIAMOCI SU! LET’S SING ABOUT IT!
THE UNSTOPPABLE ITALIAN SPIRIT OF MUSIC AND LIFE

Live from Italy, Journalist, Photographer and Singer Rolando Giambelli will talk about why music is so important to Italians, especially in these days. The music of Italy has always been a key part of Italian culture. So much of our history and identity has been shaped by our music. Rolando has been a life-long enthusiast of music and its role in our daily lives. He’s high-energy, a lot of fun, and always entertaining. We’ll talk music, life in Italy these days, and we might get Rolando to perform for us! Come join for this great event.

Join us via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86712705520
Meeting ID: 867 1270 5520

One tap mobileFrom your iPhone
+16699006833,,86712705520# US (San Jose)

Dial in – regular phone
+1 669 900 6833 US
Meeting ID: 867 1270 5520

About Rolando Giambelli
Rolando was born in Brescia, Italy on July 1, 1949, and his interest in music began at a very early age. His mother, a soprano singer, inspired him as a child by learning and rehearsing opera while caring for him at home. This early musical experience ignited a passion inside him that he carried with himself for many years. He was 13 years old when he first discovered the Beatles and their music, which he soon learned to sing and play on the guitar. In 1992, Rolando created the “Beatlesiani d’Italia Associati,” and  in 2001 opened a permanent museum exhibition  dedicated to the Fab Four in Brescia. Later on, Rolando developed a love for journalism and photography. He became member of the Lombardy Association of Journalists and collaborated for over thirty years a with various newspapers and organizations documenting cultural and musical events.  Among many important accomplishments, Rolando created a series of posters with various images and close-ups of celebrities in art, music, and entertainment titled EXPRESSIONS. Additionally, Rolando has created and illustrated several books, including Twin Towers Forever, which was praised by acclaimed former president, Barack Obama.
In his spare time, Rolando enjoys writing song lyrics and, above all, celebrating the Beatles with passionate friends like him. He is the producer of the Beatles Day event and he has been part of the judging panel of the San Remo Music Festival.  During his life, he had a chance to meet and work with many celebrities and needless to say, he became a celebrity himself.
Rolando’s big personality and love for music, and art in general is unstoppable.

 

Friday Together

Spot on Sharing: Friday Together

The COVID-19 is keeping apart. We cannot meet in person and create new meaningful and fun memories… This is why we are launching Friday Together, an online virtual gathering to talk about what we love: arts, culture, movies, food and lifestyle.
See you on Zoom!

Past Events

Friday, June 19 at 5:30pm
ON THE TANGENT OF  REALITY

Dr. Angelina Sorensen, our amazing LDVS Board Member, will entertain us with a short funny show: be prepared to laugh a lot!
At the end of the show we will open up Zoom to anyone who wants to tell us a joke or a funny story. It’s your time to share some laughs with your friends. Don’t be shy and join us for this unique  event.

Friday, June 5 at 5:30pm
A portrait, a vision, a memory
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Join us for an exciting and entertaining discussion about photography. Start capturing those unforgettable moments like a professional. Portrait photographer Flavia Loreto will be your guide to the perfect shot. From manual exposure basic settings (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) to the principals of composition and lighting, you will discover the secrets of photography.
Go beyond your camera’s automatic setting, and take control of your creativity!
About Flavia Loreto

Friday, May 22 at 1:30pm
CANTIAMOCI SU! LET’S SING ABOUT IT!
THE UNSTOPPABLE ITALIAN SPIRIT OF MUSIC AND LIFE

Live from Italy, Journalist, Photographer and Singer Rolando Giambelli will talk about why music is so important to Italians, especially in these days. The music of Italy has always been a key part of Italian culture. So much of our history and identity has been shaped by our music. Rolando has been a life-long enthusiast of music and its role in our daily lives. He’s high-energy, a lot of fun, and always entertaining. We’ll talk music, life in Italy these days, and we might get Rolando to perform for us! Come join for this great event.  About Rolando Giambelli

 

 

Italy Stay Strong

#ItalyStayStrong

The Embassy of Italy has launched in partnership with the Italian Scientist and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF) a fund raising campaign for the Covid-19.

Italy and the United States are facing an unprecedented challenge. Italy was one of the first countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak and has been severely affected. Italians have responded with courage, from doctors and nurses on the front line to law enforcement officers, from the many volunteers to businesses, to all the citizens who every day make great sacrifices.

In light of this difficult moment, the Embassy of Italy and ISSNAF have launched the #ItalyStayStrong fund raising campaign through GoFundMe to assist Italy and its people. The funds will be devolved to three Italian medical and research institutes that have been at the forefront of the outbreak and continue to relentlessly fight the pandemic:

the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome
– the Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan
– the Cotugno Hospital in Naples

Throughout the emergency, the United States – the Administration, the private sector, no-profit organizations and our American friends – have shown closeness, unity and provided support to Italy and the Italian people.

“We are grateful to the United States and to all American citizens who in these dramatic hours have decided to show their solidarity towards Italy. A gesture of friendship that will remain impressed in our memory, a testament to the strength of the bond that unites our democracies” said Ambassador Varricchio. “We are pleased to partner with ISSNAF, which works daily to support the Italian research community in the US and to create synergies with their American counterparts.”

“As members of the Italian community, our thoughts of encouragement and solidarity are with everyone who is struggling with the outbreak of covid-19 in Italy, as well as in the US. Now more than ever our network can play a critical role in broadcasting this call and supporting it generously.” says Cinzia Zuffada, ISSNAF President.

The Leonardo da Vinci Society is fully supporting this initiative. We believe that we can all make a difference and showcase our love, brotherhood and solidarity. We ask our members and community to help promote #ItalyStayStrong and support this program. Every donation, big or small, will help  make a difference!

To make your donation, please visit directly GoFundMe  

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

COVID-19

Dear Friends,

We are all watching what is happening with the new corona virus as it unfolds here in the Bay Area, in Italy (bella italia!) and around the world.  Unfortunately, there is so much uncertainty and with an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend all Leonardo da Vinci Society events until further notice.

I am so sorry for everyone involved in preparing these wonderful events.  And I’m sorry I won’t be able to see you there!

As soon as possible, we will reschedule and restore the great events we have planned.

Personally, I am optimistic that we will soon get back to normal.  Life is always full of surprises! For now stay safe.

Sabrina Longega Wilson, President

Here a few basic information about COVID-19

The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

“A pandemic is a global outbreak of a serious new illness that requires sustained transmission throughout the world,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This loosely-defined term does not necessarily refer to the lethality of an illness, but more so the worldwide spread.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf