Benvenuto a BACIO INC. of CONNECTICUT Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization
Bacio Events
For information on any events listed below, please contact Leonard Paoletta at
Event Photos
Big Night, October 2016 Photos
Columbus Day Parade 2011 Photos
Carnevale 2009 Photos
Christmas Sing-Along 2008 Photos
Christmas Sing-Along 2007 Photos
Carnevale 2007 Photos
Carnevale 2006 Photos
See our ads in the Connecticut Post
in honor of Italian Culture Month
October 2010
October 2008

Up Coming Events
When Where Event

Every Monday Morning

Dr. Mautner's radioshow
Tune into WNHU 88.7FM
Listeners can either tune in or stream in live -
(Show is every Monday morning.)

"The Art Of Living Well" Radioshow. (Hosted by Dr. Mautner - her show goes over the negative press and stereotyping of Italians by the media.)


Every Sunday Morning
Approx. 10:30AM

Len will be featured on WICC, 600AM, for the Italian House Party show!

Each Sunday morning, Len will speak of Italian events and culture for the week.


October 1, 2018

Circolo Sportivo
2500 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT


Don't miss the noted, italian american rights activist, Lou Gallo, as he discusses debunking the misconceptions of Christopher Columbus!

Lou Gallo has been an involved member of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America since 2002. During that time he has served as a Lodge President, Chairman of the Suffolk County Presidents Council, NYS Trustee of the NYS Grand Lodge, and most reputably as the NYS Chairman of the Commission for Social Justice (CSJ), the anti-defamation wing of the Order. As the CSJ Chairman Lou fought against bias and bigotry against Italians and Italian Americans for four years (2013-2017) and promoted a positive image of said people through education and public relations. Most importantly he was one of many to vociferously lead the charge against the diminution and denigration of Christopher Columbusí legacy and holiday. Having studied both positive and negative works on Columbus he now makes presentations all over the state passionately defending his exploits and debunking all misconceptions about this remarkable Italian icon.

This event is free and open to the public.

See our News Channel 12 video:


Monday, October 22, 2018
Doors: 5:30PM

Holiday Inn
1070 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT


Come celebrate our 22nd annual BIG NIGHT!

The price is $95.00 per person. This includes more than enough food and variety, a never-ending bottle of wine at your table, a Venetian table by Luigiís, a nostalgic lemon ice from Micalizziís, espresso, keyboard renditions and song from Tony Riccio, and, best of all, the joy of being with our friends Ė the price is a giveaway.

There will be a surprise this year - you won't want to miss it! When you have decided that you and your party will attend, please make your check for $95.00 per person payable to "BACIO, Inc-BIG NIGHT" and mail it to Len at:

Leonard S. Paoletta
19 Old Sport Hill Road
Easton, CT 06612

There will not be a ticket. All will be done by mail.


Individuals $40 and Families $60
Mail to:  Leonard S. Paoletta
 19 Old Sport Hill Road
     Easton,  CT 06612