The initiation of the new members of OSDIA* Garibaldi Lodge in Eastchester turned out to be a very special evening for all members in attendance, with the presence of two Officers from the Grand Lodge and two National Officers. The surprised members had the remarkable opportunity to hear their Grand Lodge President Biagio Isgro Jr. speak about the...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, recently announced plans for coordinating initiatives to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the flag of France in his voyages across the Atlantic. While there may be a g...

Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 held their Installation Ceremony and monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 27th at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany., NJ. A Large crowd of over 65 members, including State President of the Grand Lodge of N.J. of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Stephen Camiscioli, and State V.P. Andrew Simon...

And the winner is… Everyone at the March Wakefield Sons and Daughters of Italy gathering who enjoyed a variety of 10 different meatball recipes. Some members/contestants made them the way they learned from their families. Others from a cookbook or based on their instincts. It truly smelled wonderful at the West Side Social Club on March 12. Other m...

Requirements for $2,500 Scholarship (Due Monday, May 6, 2024): 1. Must be of at least twenty-five (25%) Italian-American descent, one parent at least ½ Italian.           2. Must be going to a post-secondary school/training/certification program and must be a senior at a Washington County School District (Avella, Bentworth, Beth-Center, Brownsville...

Being Italian has always been central to Frank Schiro’s identity, and for decades he has devoted himself to highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of the community in the United States. An experienced litigator and trial attorney in Milwaukee, Schiro recently was elected president of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Gra...

After five months of negotiations and subsequent proposals, the Private Joseph F. Merrell Jr. - Father Vincent Capdoanno American Legion Post No. 1368, Staten Island, N.Y., was born. The new name became official on the afternoon of Feb. 27 during a solemn ceremony in the banquet room of Jody’s Club Forest in West Brighton — where more than 30 membe...

What an honor it was to host this young Italians event at the Watertown Piave Fiume Sons of Italy lodge. It was an electrifying experience where young, enthusiastic Italian-Americans made connections and wanted to work to write the next chapter of our beautiful Italian story. After a traditional Italian breakfast of espresso and sfogliatelle, we st...

When Father Adam Forno offered the opening prayer at Sgt. Bonanno Lodge, Order Sons & Daughters of Italy’s 40th anniversary, he noted how long it could take for then new Italian emigrants to be recognized. Fast forward, and the speaker and longtime lodge advocate is the daughter of a U.S. Army Infantry soldier and an Italian war bride, Palm Beach C...

Former Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and Italian-American advocacy groups have criticized Nassau County Legislator Mazi Pilip’s campaign for referring to Suozzi as the “godfather of the border crisis.” The phrase “godfather,” particularly in usage against Italian-Americans, carries a negative stereotype of association with the Mafia, as a result of...