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Club Garibaldi is a social and cultural organisation based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Club Garibaldi was established to foster and promote Italian heritage, language and customs. Membership is open to any New Zealander who can demonstrate a link to Italian parentage, and their partners.

The club’s principal activities are:

Social – Weekly (Sunday) gatherings at the club to play indoor bowls, cards, enjoy a drink and each other’s company. Social occasions during the year include the national day celebration, a senior members’ lunch, a fund-raising dinner, a picnic, children’s Christmas party.

Cultural – The club runs Italian language classes for children. Adult classes are run by the club’s companion organisation, Circolo Italiano, at the club’s premises. The club holds an annual evening of Italian entertainment and twice a year hosts some of the country’s leading singers in a cabaret-style show. The club has a close link to the current exhibition at the New Zealand national museum, Te Papa, Qui Tutto Bene, and has previously been involved in the exhibition at the Petone Settlers Museum and historical book, Alle Fine Del Mondo, To the Ends of the Earth.

Major event – The club is the principal organiser of the one day annual Italian Festival. The festival has been running since 1995 and shows off the best of Italian entertainment, food and drink to up to 15,000 visitors.

More info at: www.clubgaribaldi.org.nz/home/

One Response to “Club Garibaldi in Wellington, New Zealand”

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