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Art, Gastronomy, Theater & Dance

Carnevale Lab for Kids

For ages 2-4 | 5-7 | 8-12

February 17, 2024
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Casa Afternoons invite our neighbors and their families to enjoy the arts in a relaxed atmosphere

Casa Italiana’s 1st
Carnevale Lab for Kids

In collaboration with
Allora – Creative Cultural Center

Part of the series
La Casa dei Piccoli


This family event aims to take children on a virtual journey to Italy, with artist Costanza Musumeci, exploring the captivating story of Italian Carnevale and its famous traditions, characters, masks and culinary specialties. Ms. Musumeci will share a few insights into Carnevale’s rich history and cultural significance. Following the presentation, the children will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on Venetian Maschere Lab, getting creative and decorating paper-machè masks using gems, laces, special markers, colorful stickers, and feathers. Traditional and delicious treats known as chiacchiere di carnevale will be served to our young participants. At the end of the Lab, children will bring home their masks as a sweet memory of this colorful and creative experience.

Please RSVP by age group:
Group A, age 2-4 years old, from 3 to 3:45 pm
Group B, age 5-7 years old, from 4 to 4:45 pm
Group C, age 8-12 years old, from 5 to 5:45 pm

Please note:
Space is limited to a few children per group. Please let us know at least 24 hours before the event if you cannot make it so that we can release your seat to attendees on the waiting list.
Please arrive on time. The doors will close once the program begins.

La Casa dei Piccoli is a series of events for children sponsored by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU in collaboration with Allora – Creative Cultural Center. Coordinated by our Media and Communications Strategist, Chiara Basso, the series offers activities for children ages 2 to 12, aimed at encouraging them to learn, speak or improve their Italian in fun and engaging ways. All La Casa dei Piccoli events are free, open to families, and held at 24 West 12th Street.