by Roberto Zanni L'elenco è lunghissimo, se ne contano 366 in tutti gli Stati Uniti, in 39 dei 50 stati, più District of Columbia. Di cosa stiamo parlando? Si chiama '2014 Italian Festival Directory' ed è stata compilata dal 'The Order Sons of Italy in America' (l'organizzazione più grande e più antica che raccoglie gli immigrati italiani negli US...

Patrick L. Gilkey, a Lincoln High senior has been awarded a 2015 Corona D'Italia $500.00 scholarship. This award is given to a child or grandchild of an active member of the Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 or Sons of Italy #607 who attain the scholastic record and involvement in school activities as required.   The grandson of member Mary Jane Fo...

The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 17th through italianfestthe 20th. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as one of the biggest events in Rockland County.   T...

By Frank Cahill   Joe Jannarone, President of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 of Parsippany, and Mayor James Barberio are seen presenting gift cards to Regina Braham. Regina is the Director of Community Relations for Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS). Sons of Italy has been supporting the charitable needs of JBWS and other organizations f...

Sons of Italy, Paradiso Lodge No. 2743, will hold a drawing for a $300 grand prize during its 15th annual pasta and meatball dinner fundraiser 12:30-5:30 p.m. March 8 at Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road.   Drawing tickets for other prizes and gift baskets will be three for $5 or 10 for $10, benefitting scholarships and local c...

By Roberto Natalini   In conjunction with the celebration of the Festa della Repubblica, the Italian Republic Day, San Francisco has once again hosted Italian Opera in the Park, part of the 131st season in Golden Gate Park's music concourse, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler. Presented under the auspices of Italian Community Ser...

"Isn't that a men's organization?" Have you ever heard this? I've been confronted with this statement many times since I began working for the Sons of Italy in 2011.   Contrary to popular belief, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was originally named Ordine Figli d'Italia, which literally translates to Order Children of Italy. As suc...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA's highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially t...

All Joseph DiTrapani knew about his family was that they came from Palermo so it was a challenge for the genealogical firm, My Italian Family to research the lineage of this former OSIA president and current president of the Sons of Italy Foundation®.   In big Italian cities like Palermo, researchers must contend with a byzantine and illogic...