The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), which is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), presented $100,000 in Central Italy earthquake relief to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation for the rebuilding of a kindergarten and elementary school in Muccia, a town located in the Marche region of Italy. The presentation...

It was a strong showing for reviving Italian-American culture in the North End as over 100 new members were recently sworn in as part of the founding for Lodge #2996 in the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy of America. A formal ceremony was held at the newly restored Saint Leonard Church in Boston’s North End on October 25, 2018 followed by a social...

To enter, click here and comment, answering the question, "Who is your all-time favorite Italian-American baseball player?" Leave your comment before 5:00pm EST on November 2, and be entered to win a Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball. The baseball comes with a James Spence (JSA) authentication. Italian America Magazine is the official publication o...

A local group was able to raise $7,500 for three Northwest Florida organizations. Members of the Richard A. Capozzola Lodge, Sons of Italy No. 2865 presented checks for $2,500 each to Children in Crisis, Emerald Coast Hospice and the Crestview Manor. The Richard A. Capozzola Lodge No. 2865 Crestview President Bob Grappone recently presented a check...

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin, will go to bat for the less fortunate this fall with a fundraiser benefiting the Doug J. Flutie Foundation for Autism. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Dubbed “An Afternoon with Frank,” festivities wi...

Take a tour of Italy with local flair at the 10th annual Festa Italiana presented by the Sons & Daughters of Italy Buona Fortuna Lodge Pensacola. Come join us Friday October 19th and 20th from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Located at St. Joseph Catholic Church 140 West Government Street in beautiful downtown Pensacola.  There will be wonderful locally pr...

In 1929, a group of Italian immigrants who had settled in the city of Washington formed a chapter of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), a fraternal association with headquarters in Pittsburgh. The group decided upon the name “Alpine Star,” a reference to the colorful mountain flower. The purpose of Alpine Star Lodge No. 9 – like mos...

A red, white and green wreath hung off the statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Binghamton on Monday morning. Every year, members of the Sons of Italy Lodge #487 and Duca Degli Abruzzi Lodge #443 place the wreath on the statue to commemorate not only Columbus, but Italian contributions to the local community.  "In the name of all the great th...

At the Valley Regional Lodge of the Sons of Italy, their Columbus Day celebration included nods to both Italian and American heritage. At the annual celebration of Columbus Day, they raised the flags of both the United States and Italy and enjoyed some of the best culinary offerings of their Italian homeland. Here, this holiday is as much a celebra...

The annual celebration of Columbus Day will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Columbus Monument, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. The occasion celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in October 1492 and salutes those of Italian heritage who have made contributions to the community and the nation. "It's a day that symbolizes all...