La Befana and Friends in New York

La Befana
An unlikely and ancient heroine for modern times.


La Befana and Friends are on a mission to create a global neighborhood one magical encounter at a time. Whether on the street or in her magic kitchen, this jovial Italian grandmother figure embraces everyone, from those in the mainstream to those in the margins and she is here to show the world that LOVE is the magic that unites us all.

La Befana
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Kate West

Kate West is a multimedia storyteller whose passion it is to illuminate the triumphant nature of the heart. She became enchanted by Befana one Christmas day while baking La Befana stars, remembering the love that she felt as a child when her family would gather around the table with friends and neighbors alike, celebrating each others differences as if they were family. She has made it her mission to bring the magic of La Befana to kids of all ages, all over the world.

She is the author of La Befana and the Star which was written around the kitchen table illustrated by her dad. She is excited about extending this kitchen table to the rest of the world through joining forces with Dina.


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Dina Gregory

Dina is former public school ENL teacher turned sacred storyteller and movement maker. She is a healer, a lover, a restorer, a performer, and a master in the art of conscious evolution.

She helps people of all ages to think like a planetary citizen, appreciate cultures and cultural stories and myths, exhibit the joys of being a lifelong learner, and brings laughter and delight to the growing pains associated with personal and social transformation.