Sunday April 28, 2019, 2 pm. – Italian Cultural Center (ICC), 64 Brookwood Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. $5 for Members, $7 for Non-members, Reservation deadline, April 23. Dr. Douglas KenningExplore the great wave of Italians and Eastern European Jews at the turn of the 20th century (the Ellis Island generation) and the Hispanic-Asian immigration...

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia clearly demonstrated how far Italian Americans have risen in the U.S. since our ancestors arrived more than a century ago. Aside from the presidency, there is no more important or prestigious position in our country than being a Supreme Court Justice. And we had not just one, but two, including Justice...

A historical marker on the lawn of Our Lady of the Lake Church along oxbow Lake Chicot's shoreline sums up a melancholy episode from the end of the 19th century: "In 1895, Austin Corbin, a New York banker and land developer, working with immigration officials, brought 100 families from north central Italy to grow cotton at Sunnyside, a plantation l...

Tuesday, April 23. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, New York, New York 10301. $15 Member, $20 Non-member. Register Now! Refreshments and a light reception will follow. It is a well known fact that Italians have for centuries emigrated to many parts of the world, including our own...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. 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 your ticket online. After World Wa...

“Joseph” Giuseppe Antonio MARCELLINO nacque a Grotteria (RC), il 5 gennaio Agosto del 1891, da Vincenzo (settantunenne “calzolaio” figlio di Pasquale e Anna Nesci) e Rosa Bruzzese (trentenne “filatrice” figlia di Giorgio e Caterina Jirilli). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi a Raffaele Mundolo l’allora Sindaco di Grotteria. I suoi genitori, t...

The Genealogical Group of Long Island is Seeking a short memoir  (250-500) of Italian immigrants to be included in an anthology. If you are interested in having your story considered, please send your complete story, with name, phone and e-mail information to Dr. Marilyn Verna. at maverna@aol.com.Stories should contain some ancestral facts such as...

In an age where Americans are reaching the ripe old age of 100 and even exceeding, and a good percentage of super seniors engaging in active, productive lives more than ever, in walks Marie Grillo, a perfect case in point. In fact, Marie, who rounded the century mark on Feb. 12, shares her birthday — though they weren’t born in the same year — with...

In 1905, Angelo Brocato Sr. opened a sweet shop in a section of the French Quarter known as Little Palermo. Brocato himself was a native of Palermo, where he first learned to make ice cream as a 12-year-old apprentice. His New Orleans shop, Angelo Brocato's, made lemon ice, gelato, torroncino and cannoli. Today, his family still runs Angelo Brocato...

A Milwaukee father and son set out on a journey to learn as much as they can about their ancestors, with the help of NBC's " Today" show. Steve Balistreri's father and uncle started Sendik's. If you were part of the family, you likely paid your dues at at least one of those stores.  "All of us, all of my brothers and sisters, we all worked there, m...