NOIAW mourns the passing of Lois Scialo Ellis, who along with her sister Carol, was honored as a NOIAW Wise Woman at the very first Epiphany celebration in NOIAW's Rhode Island Region, in 2012. Lois was a beloved educator who touched the lives of thousands of students over her 34-year career teaching History and American Government at Rhode Island'...

NOIAW was delighted to discover that a recent newsletter issued by New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) featured two oil paintings, “Walking Distance” (above) and “Venice” (below) by NOIAW’s longstanding member Nancy Macina, the Italian American painter who curated the NOIAW artists’ exhibition, “Rinascimento Femminile,” in July of 2019...

As a psychotherapist, my curiosity about the effects of ethnicity on personality development was heightened by my early work with patients.  There was little in the literature about Italian American ethnic identity and mental health before the late 1970s. While looking for answers–and missing the big family I left behind in Brooklyn some 20 years e...

Join NOIAW at 2:00 EST on Wednesday, 7/8, for a live stream ‘show & tell’ of Campania with Cassandra Santoro, founder and CEO of Travel Italian Style. While living and traveling through Italy 6 months every year, Cassandra has visited all 20 regions of Italy, and uses her experiences and knowledge to create memorable vacations that open doors to th...

NOIAW Connecticut Region invites you to an interactive discussion with Italian American women authors, focusing on what compels them to write about their heritage, family, and community. The panel will examine the contemporary situation of immigration in Connecticut, and how their families’ immigrant past empowers them to be successful in the prese...

The brilliant poet, Vittoria Colonna, whose longing is buried beneath her grief, ignites the spirit of the artist Michelangelo and challenges him with both the profound terror and the fierce beauty of love. NOIAW Greater New York Region and the Long Island Network invite you to a book presentation by author Linda Cardillo, followed by a question-an...

Felician University President Dr. Anne Prisco was honored January 14 by The Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) at its Three Wise Women Epiphany Celebration in New York City. The mission of the Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is to unite and co...

National Organization of Italian American Women Greater Washington, DC Region presents: Constantino Brumidi in The Capitol. The Italian-born Artist Who Painted the U.S. Capitol’s Corridors. A Special Tour for NOIAW Members and Friends. Saturday, February 8th, 11:00AM-12:30PM. U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Center. First Street and East Capitol Stree...

Join the Rhode Island Region as we celebrate the holidays with an evening that includes dinner and an entertaining Trivia Night Italian Style at the Aurora Civic Association on Wednesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:00PM. Guest speaker Carla Gambescia, travel writer and author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture...

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 7:00-8:30PM - Where: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue | Manhasset, NY 11030 To celebrate Italian Heritage Month, NOIAW’s Long Island Network cordially invites you to a book presentation by Lou Del Bianco, author of Out of Rushmore’s Shadow. Using photographs and other primary source materials to illu...