Caltanissetta-Rochester 50th Anniversary Gala

For some Rochester area residents, Caltanissetta, Italy is a former home- and the ancestral home of more local Italian-American families than any other Italian city. For others, it’s the source of the authentic Sicilian recipes at Rochester’s Gruttadauria’s Bakery. For all of us in Rochester, however, Caltanissetta has been our sister city for half a century, one of Rochester’s 12 sister cities around the world. Mayor Lovely Warren invites the community to a Gala evening of music and gourmet food at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way, to welcome the official delegation visiting from Caltanissetta and to celebrate the golden anniversary of our sister cities relationship.

“From the Sicilian families living on Jay Street in the 1920s to the students we exchange every year, Caltanissetta is an important piece of Rochester’s cultural landscape,” said Mayor Warren. “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to recognize our diversity and invite you all to do the same.”

The Gala will feature “A Night of Broadway & Pop” by the ROC City Singers of the Rochester Association of Performing Arts (RAPA) led by director Judith A. Ranaletta. The banquet will also be an occasion to honor former Caltanissetta Sister Cities committee chair, Louis Gallo, Esq. for his commitment to the sister city relationship and his contributions to the Rochester community.

Tickets for the dinner and the performance are $50 and must be purchased by Oct. 5. Purchase online with Paypal or by sending a check, payable to “ISCOR/Caltanissetta50″ to Caltanissetta-Rochester Sister Cities Committee, 21 Marc-Mar Circle, Rochester, NY 14606.

To purchase tickets here online, select the $50 amount under the support section in the sidebar and specify Caltanissetta Gala Ticket. Make sure to provide your email under contact information and we will send you ticket confirmation.

For questions, please call Caltanissetta-Rochester Committee Chair, Rosalba Pisaturo at (585) 259-1405 or