Where can you go to experience Italian food, fashion and local celebrities? The 57th Annual ISDA Celebrity Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon! On April 28 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburg, you can feast your eyes on the latest looks modeled by our models on the glimmering runway. Global women’s fashion brand Joseph Ribcoff will be featured on...

“These sneaking and cowardly Sicilians, the descendants of bandits and assassins, who have transported to this country the lawless passions, the cut-throat practices, and the oath-bound societies of their native country, are to us a pest without mitigations…These men of the Mafia killed Chief Hennessy in circumstances of peculiar atrocity…Lynch law...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) announce the 2019 grant selections for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experience for the bene...

Sunday, January 27th, 2PM. The Museum will host a new exposition, second in a year long series, of regional costumes from Compania, Abruzzo, Le Marche and Lombardia, designed by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305.  The presentation will be accompanied by a collec...

An epoch has come to an end with the retirement of Josephine Petitti as executive director of the Midwest District of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. “It’s been a long and wonderful run, and it’s been an honor to serve,” says Petitti, who has more get-up-and-go at 90 than most folks do at half her age. A driving force for the local ISDA...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...

Columbus Day has become synonymous with Italian Heritage Day, a time in which Italian Americans remember the sacrifices made by their parents and grandparents, and the contributions Italian Americans have made in the U.S. The time-honored Columbus Day parades began in the late 1800s as Italian immigrants strived to create a sense of self-esteem and...

As cities across the country increasingly reject Columbus Day, choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, Italian-Americans have sent a clear message: Their holiday isn’t going down without a fight. Columbus Day, named for the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas on behalf of Spain more than 500 years ago, has become a painful re...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2018 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

Each October, we come together and celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month. It is a time set aside for the 18 million Americans of Italian descent to reflect on their family’s history, traditions and values. The most meaningful way to do this is by making certain your family’s story is kept alive:  Pass it on to your children, grandchild...