Wednesday, January 27 | 6:00 p.m. EST. An Evening with The Sicilian Tenors. Registration fee: $25. Register here. Take a journey with The Sicilian Tenors as they explore the history behind some of the great Neapolitan songs like O Sole Mio, Core n'grato, and Funiculi Funicula, along with other songs made popular by great Italian American singers. T...

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a special submission from Max Scoli, who is currently a Senior at the University of Michigan in honor...

Valarie D’Elia, Travel With Val, an award-winning travel journalist, who specializes in Italy and ancestral travel programming is seeking input from Italian-Americans who are doing something significant to honor their ancestry, for consideration to be featured in a documentary with the working title “Saving Southern Italy.”  D'Elia is one of eight...

The National Italian American Foundation has extended the deadline to submit an essay for its annual Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has proudly joined with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students of all...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Now in its fifth year, the program annually awards multiple $8,000 grants to amb...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away last night at the age of 93. As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years, Mr. Lasorda committed eight decades of his life to the game and will be sorely missed. “We are dee...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Timothy Garille in honor of his father. “My father, [George Garille] told me that out family was living in Hoboken, N.J., and list...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Russ Coriddi in honor of his father William and his two uncles. Brothers William, Ferdinand and Pat Corridi served in the U.S. Arm...

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 | 12:00 P.M. EST. Italian Opera Series: Learn About... La Traviata, with special guest, Richard Bernstein of the Metropolitan Opera. Italian Opera Series Classes: January 6: La Traviata by Verdi. January 13: La Bohème by Puccini. REGISTER The opera La Traviata is part of Giuseppe Verdi's Popular Trilogy along with Rigoletto and...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Joanna Allegretti in honor of her grandfather. Bernard Allegretti was born and raised in Trenton, N.J. His parents emigrated from...