Philadelphia is full of small idiosyncratic museums, from the memorials to Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Edgar Allen Poe to the 70s-tastic displays of the Mummer Museum, from the aging scientific displays of the Wagner Free Institute of Science to the one-of-a-kind monuments to freedom at the National Liberty Museum. I discovered another weird little tre...

Italian-American Foundation, Filitalia, honors Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Founder & President of Sbarro Health Research Organization at Temple University with the Humanitarian award at the foundation’s 31st Anniversary Gala. Filitalia International & Foundation celebrates 31 years of commitment, dedication and service at their Annual Gala Dinner on...

La Trentunesima Cena Annuale di Gala di Filitalia International (FI) si è svolta al Celebrations Banquet Hall, in Bensalem, PA dalle 16.30 fino alle 22.30 di domenica 11 novembre 2018. Il Maestro di Cerimonia della serata di gala è stato Marco Circelli, Direttivo Esecutivo di FI, il quale ha ricordato ai presenti che l’organizzazione celebra il tre...

I grew up with family stories.  My maternal great-grandfather, a hard-working immigrant from Abruzzo,  reacted to some now forgotten blow to his honor by hanging himself with his youngest daughter's jump rope in their West Philadelphia basement.  His wife, Philomena, was left to raise eight children, alone.  She suffered another devastating loss wh...

The History of Italian Immigration Museum opened in 2014 by the non-profit organization Filitalia International & Foundation 501.C.3 has been vandalized for the first time on Columbus Day, 2018. A group of vandals under the name of "End Columbus Day" sprayed the entire curbside in front of the museum with several accusations and the syllogism "Colu...

Police are investigating multiple acts of Columbus Day-related vandalism in Philadelphia. There are reports of several incidents around Columbus and Italian heritage landmarks around the city. It was just a little after 4 a.m. at the Filitalia Foundation on Passyunk Avenue when surveillance video shows the suspect spray painting these messages outs...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. The event will take place at the History of the Italian Immigration Museum -1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve...

Thursday September 6, Friday September 7, Saturday September 8 2018 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm EDT. History of Italian Immigration Museum, Filitalia International, 1834 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148. This performance is part of the 2018 Fringe Arts Festival. This show is performed in Italian and English, and deals with past Italian...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

L'On. Francesca La Marca ha partecipato domenica 15 novembre all'annuale Filitalia International Gala, che si è svolto negli eleganti ambienti della Celebration Banquet Hall, nei pressi di Filadelfia. Il Dottor Pasquale Nestico, fondatore di Filitalia, e la Signora Rosetta Miriello, attuale Presidente, hanno intrattenuto i circa trecento ospiti, tr...