The Sons of the Two Sicilies Smoking and Pipe Club is a gathering place for the smokers, collectors and creators of tobacco pipes made in the territories of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.  For over one hundred and fifty years, the Italian Peninsula has been an important hub for the manufacture of tobacco pipes. From the finest artisans cra...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy and the City of Redding are partnering once again to bring you a Spring Bocce League. It will start Thursday, May 6, at 6 pm and run for five weeks. Teams of four will compete weekly until we have a league Champion with a grand prize and bragging rights! Put together a team of four and have the captain register on the...

On March 17, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America John Michael Marino Lodge No.1389 in Port Washington hosted the Installation Ceremony of its 2021-22 Lodge Council. It was the first time in the 95-year history of the Lodge that the installation ceremony was held utilizing Zoom technology vs. an in-person ceremony. Peter Prudente was inst...

This new scholarship is in memorial for our fellow NIABA member Vincent Marchetti. It will be awarded to a law student of Italian descent. Check back for further information shortly. Use the donate form here to donate and specify to "Vincent Marchetti Scholarship Fund". You can also mail checks payable to: NIABA - PMB 932 - 202 Washington Avenue, N...

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...

Celebrating 41 years chartered this past month, the local chapter of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America has spent more than four decades sharing and promoting their heritage and culture. “We were formed on a Sunday similar to this. It was raining,” said Bob Rizzo, one of the original charter members. “We met a state president, who cam...

Normally the village’s Sons of Italy chapter is the place to be on the first Friday of every month, as they host their fish fry. However, due to the start of the Lent season leading up to Easter, diners even have more to celebrate as it becomes a weekly occasion.  Friday marked their inaugural weekly fry, where members cooked 220 lbs. of cod, four...

The national organization Order of Sons of Italy in America was started in 1905 to help Italian immigrants assimilate into American society. The group established homes for the elderly, orphanages, credit unions and gave scholarships to help Italian-Americans to succeed in their new country. During the World Wars, the lodges gave to the Red Cross,...

The Little Italy Lodge Foundation (of Little Italy Lodge OSIA 2286) will award $32,000 in educational scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year: two $6,000 and five $5,000 awards will assist students of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, spouses and specific family members may apply. Applications...

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) received a generous $5,000 donation from Bob and Ginger Grappone, who represented the Order of the Sons of Italy in America/Richard A. Capozzola Lodge No. 2865 in Crestview. “We are so appreciative of the Grappones and the Crestview Sons of Italy Lodge for their generous donation,” said Julie Por...