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[SOLD OUT] Pasta Lab for Kids

For ages 3-4 | 5-7 | 8-12

March 16, 2024
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Please note:

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

Casa Italiana’s 1st
Pasta Lab for Kids

In collaboration with
Allora – Creative Cultural Center

Part of the series
La Casa dei Piccoli


“Pasta Lab” at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò is a family-friendly culinary journey to Italy led by Italian chef Valentina Carbone. Families will join Chef Valentina in a hands-on exploration of pasta making, focusing on the beloved cavatelli, a type of “Pasta del Sud” shaped in small shells. Together, children and parents will knead, cut, roll, and shape the dough, discovering the traditional techniques behind this famous and tasty Italian pasta. Through hands-on participation, children will learn about food preparation, cultural traditions, and the importance of teamwork and patience. They will gain practical skills in following the recipe, measuring ingredients, and understanding the science behind cooking. The experience fosters a deeper appreciation for Italian culture and cuisine, and children may find joy and pride in creating something from scratch. Sharing their culinary creations with others can induce feelings of happiness and satisfaction.

After the Lab, families will have a taste of cavatelli, freshly mantled by chef Valentina, with butter, Parmesan and sage. Children will receive a certificate of completion, a personalized paper chef hat to color, and will take home in beautiful boxes their handmade cavatelli, ready to be cooked and savored. “Pasta Lab” at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò promises a delicious culinary adventure and an occasion for socialization and fun. Italian treats will be served to our young participants after each lab.

Please RSVP by age group:
Group A, age 3-4 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.