The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) condemns the bigoted attack against Congressman David Cicilline’s heritage. Congressman Cicilline is a valued member of the bipartisan Italian American Congressional Delegation. Similar to other immigrant groups and minorities, Italian Americans have long been the target of attacks on their heritage a...

L’attore Salvatore Esposito, noto in tutto il mondo per le brillanti interpretazioni di Gennaro Savastano nelle serie Gomorra e di Gaetano Fadda nella 4° serie di Fargo, Patricia de Stacy Harrison chairman del Niaf e lo stilista Alviero Martini, sono tra i premiati dell’edizione 2021 del “Patrimonio Italiano Awards”, il prestigioso riconoscimento i...

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 John Messina in honor of his late grandfather. Giuseppe (Joe) Messina was bo...

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 | 6:00 P.M. EST. Exploring the Italian Traditions in the Mediterranean Lifestyle. Organized by NIAF. Registration fee: $25 per class. Register here. Join Award-Winning Author, Chef, TV Host and Mediterranean Diet Ambassador Amy Riolo as we explore the Italian roots of the Mediterranean lifestyle. We'll take a virtual culinary tour...

Being born into a loving Sicilian-Louisiana family, nurtured within the heart of New Orleans’ multicultural mélange of fabulous food, music, art and celebrations, gave me a perspective that I now acknowledge as truly extraordinary! Earliest memories are sensuous–fresh-baked schicciata, earthy pan bread pressed to perfection by loving hands, pungent...

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 Nancy Federico in honor of her late father. Antonio (Tony) Francis Federico w...

Joseph Anthony Longo was born on September 21, 1916, in Guardia Lombardi in the Province of Avellino, Italy, and arrived in the United States at age 11 in 1927. The Longo family settled in Scranton, Pa. He entered the US Army on June 27, 1945, and served until August 5, 1946. He served at the Infantry Replacement Training Center at Fort McClellan,...

Wednesday, February 17 | 12:30 p.m. EST - REGISTER here. In 1786, the year Le Nozze di Figaro was composed, Vienna was the center of the opera scene and the primary language of opera was Italian. Revolutionary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and rebellious librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who had recently been banned from Venice for his politics, were...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Fauci Fellowships, inaugurated in recognition of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s contributions to humanity and the medical and scientific community. The Fauci Fellowships will award two $50,000 post-doctoral research grants—one to an Italian researche...

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 Submitted by Anthony Jr. and Janine Venezia in honor of their father. Anthony...