Welcome to the Bardi-Val Ceno Community of New York
The Bardi-Val Ceno Community of New York is an organization that strives to enrich the Bardi-Val Ceno region through our annual dinner dances, donations, and more. In the past, we have been dedicated to the restoration of our parish church, la Chiesa di San Michele, more commonly known as la Chiesa di Monastero. Most recently, we have also donated funds to La Baita di Val Noveglia, la Scuola Materna Cardinale Sanmore, and l’Assistenza Pubblica Croce Blu Bardi. Thank you to those of you who have joined us at our past benefit dinner dances and donated to these important causes.
We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 for our fifth annual benefit dinner dance.
La Chiesa di Monastero dates back to 650 AD and is where many of us celebrated our Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations and Weddings. Although we are 4,100 miles away, it holds a special place in our hearts and welcomes us back when we return to visit family and friends. With your financial assistance, we were able to raise enough money to begin the restoration of the church that has served us since 650 A.D.
Unfortunately, a few years ago, a landslide that occurred in the vicinity of the church caused substantial structural damage to the flooring, the arch above the altar, as well as its columns. For the safety of its parishioners, the church was closed on September 20th, 2012. The parish of Gravago commissioned a general survey to determine the cause of the structural issues. From November 2013 through February 2014, several geological and structural surveys have been completed and a protective reticular scaffolding has been erected above the altar, allowing the reopening of the church.