The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2021 Region of Honor: Abruzzo. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 46...

The work I conducted had as its goal the construction of the processes that led to the evolution of some Italian American organizations from the late 1880s to the present. A preliminary study of the published bibliography was followed by a specific integrated study of the American territory. At the procedural level, every moment was seized, every n...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 | 6:00 P.M. EDT. Pride Passion and Pandemonium: Il Palio di Siena. Registration fee: $25. Register Here. Excited to get back to Italy? Us too! Join NIAF to experience the sights and sounds of Il Palio di Siena, a four-day cultural sporting extravaganza, culminates in the world's most thrilling horse race. Witness the crowds that...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce it has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in direct aid to outstanding Italian Americans in 2021 alone. “As the premier Italian American organization, we are very pleased to have been able to award $252,500 in scholarships and fellowships to Italian American youth,...

Today the House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament almost unanimously approved the motion presented by parliamentarians Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Federico Mollicone in defense of Christopher Columbus. It is a historic day. The motion was discussed on October 26, 2020 and it has been voted today. It was originally signed by 53 parliame...

June 11, 2021. The Litchfield School of Law at the Tapping Reeve House, 82 South Street, Litchfield, Conneccticut. The National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) was formed nearly forty (40) years ago with its genesis in a conversation among lawyers in Greenwich Village, New York.  The founders included lawyers of Italian heritage from acros...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to support Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Celebrating 160 Years of Bilateral Relations between Italy and the United States, a special virtual concert featuring repertoire by Italian and American composers to commemorat...

Thursday, May 27 | 6:00 P.M. EST. Registration fee: $25. REGISTER HERE. Join NIAF and Award-Winning Author/Chef/TV Host Amy Riolo as we explore the history of Italian-American cuisine. Often misunderstood and misrepresented as "unauthentic," the genuine culinary traditions of Italians in America are worth exploring and celebrating. In this fascinat...

Elon Musk’s episode of Saturday Night Live continues to court controversy. Days after he hosted on May 8, two of the episode’s sketches received backlash. A segment titled “Gen Z Hospital” was criticized for appropriating AAVE (African American Vernacular English) sayings such as “no cap” and “stan.” (In a since deleted Instagram post, SNL cast mem...

The Membership Manager is a key position in the organization to further the NIAF mission throughout the Italian American community. The Membership Manager is responsible for maintaining member relations within the organization, strategizing new avenues for member enrollment, enrolling new members and proactively seeking and increasing memberships t...