UNICO National made the second installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum during their annual convention which was held on July 27th in Parsippany, New Jersey. UNICO chapters and individual members pledged an additional $50,000 from the convention floor for a total of $100,000 towards the construction of the "New"...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their final installment of $40,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. This exciting commitme...

Dr. Joseph Scelsa is one of the most respected and recognized figures in the Italian American community who has written essays and publications, sits on the boards of some of the major Italian American organizations, and is the recipient of multiple recognitions, and accolades. In 1999 he organized the exhibition “The Italians of New York: Five Cen...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their third installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. Pictured (left to righ...

Italian-American activists are demanding that the City University of New York reaffirm its decades-old pledge to give the group preferential treatment in staff recruitment, hiring and promotions. The Italian American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund is accusing CUNY officials of failing to honor a settlement that treats Italian-Americans as...

Dear friends, we are pleased to report that we have topped off our new building and the new brick facade is being applied. Due to COVID-19 we have postponed all of our fundraising activities for the year including our annual Golf Classic and Ambasciatore Awards dinner. However, we ask that you be as generous as possible during this time of our Annu...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

These are difficult times for Italian Americans, but maybe they always have been. Ever since they arrived, Italians who emigrated to America have very often been treated with contempt, and have worked very hard to earn the respect that is due to them, sacrificing their lives, giving hard work and talent and beauty and excellence to the United State...

Long before the first case of COVID-19 was reported, Little Italy was iconic for the sidewalk cafes and restaurants dotting Mulberry Street, the destination's central thoroughfare. But now that indoor dining in New York City has been indefinitely suspended, its outdoor dining scene has been taken to a whole new level, with in-street dining taking s...

St. Louis, St. Paul, Richmond, Boston — cities across the country have dismantled, torn down or removed their statues honoring the explorer Christopher Columbus. One of the more recent and more surprising additions to that list is his namesake: Columbus, Ohio. The city once had three Christopher Columbus statues. Construction crews recently dismant...