By Rosario Mariani   December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Italy officially prepares for il Santo Natale. In most of Southern Italy, it is quite common to see the zampognari playing Christmas carols in grottoes, shrines and other religious places throughout the area.   As Americans, we associate the bagpipes with...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

Scholarships are now available to college students through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Since NIAF's inception 40 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarships of $250 each to dozens of annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $12,000, each in the Italian lang...

by John Calvelli, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Executive Vice President   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation's Board of Directors, we congratulate Westchester County District Attorney Janet M. DiFiore on her nomination as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, by Governor A...

SPONSOR: National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in conjunction with the NIAF- Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum and the Italian American Congressional Staff Association WHO: Opening Remarks from Congressman David Cicilline and a Panel of Experts on Italy and the Syrian Refugee Crisis WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015. Noon – 1:3...

For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take place in June 2016. Th...

Thursday October 22 - 6,30 pm - 8,30 pm EDT - The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 1860 19th St NW, Washington 20009 - tickets here. Join the DC Region to experience the beauty and charm of the traditional Italian American backyard vegetable garden! Mary Menniti, founder of The Italian Garden Project, will share her w...

Sabato 17 ottobre scorso, l'On. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli ha partecipato, presso l'Ambasciata italiana a Washington, alla tradizionale riunione annuale di coordinamento consolare, indetta dall'Ambasciatore Bisogniero, con i Capi degli Uffici consolari, i Presidenti dei Comites, i Direttori degli Istituti di cultura e i neo eletti membri del CGIE....

The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation's celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the future. The NIAF gala was presented by Alit...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from the East Coast! Welcome to the 70th issue of our online magazine. We've been in New York, where we attended the Columbus Day Parade: a big wave of energy, Italian pride and passion of Italy that every year gives us an incredible strength and confirms to...