Repost: New York Golf Kick Off Reception Features Mario Andretti to Benefit NIAF Scholarships

Shared directly from the NIAF Website: New York Golf Kick Off Reception Features Mario Andretti to Benefit NIAF Scholarships   (Washington D.C. – June 18, 2019) On June 17, the New York Golf Kick Off Reception hosted the legendary race-car driver Mario Andretti who presented a National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) scholarship to Trevor Tesoriero […]

Don Mattingly welcomes The IABF Representing Italian Heritage Day at Marlins Stadium

Last weekend, the president and founder of the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF), Joe Quagliano, was in Miami visiting the Florida Marlins’ Christian Capozzi, as well as famous former Yankee and current Marlins Manager Don Mattingly. The reason for the visit: The Italian American Baseball Foundation members were honored guests as the Marlins celebrated Italian […]

Italian Church And School Closed in Chicago: Santa Lucia In Armour Square Is No More

Santa Lucia school and parish in Chicago’s Bridgeport/Armour Square neighborhood just closed their doors for good. The school, which was opened in 1961, was built to support the burgeoning number of second, third and fourth generation Italian Americans who belonged to the parish and lived in the local community. The school and church were founded […]

A Look Back At The NIAF 2019 Gala At Cipriani In Midtown, Manhattan

The National Italian American Foundation celebrated its 2019 gala on April 9th at Cipriani on 42nd Street in Midtown, Manhattan. As always, guests came from near and far to take part in a vibrant evening that celebrated Italian culture and accomplishment throughout the world. The night’s master of ceremonies was Joe Piscopo, the beloved on-air […]

A Look Back To Carnevale At Il Centro With Vanessa Racci And Her Swingin’ Jazz Trio

Carnevale At Il Centro On March 2nd, our friends at Il Centro in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn threw an unforgettably amazing event. Guests attended from all parts of the tri-state area to revel in treasures of Italian culture. Vanessa Racci and her swingin’ jazz trio wowed all who attended with a mix of reinvented Italian songs from […]

Growing Up Italian Podcast: Features Italian Enclaves (Link in Story to Listen)

Sabino and I met in Williamsburg at the famed Carmines Pizzeria and Restaurant on Graham Avenue for the Italian American Baseball Foundation’s Annual Gala in December. I was vaguely familiar with the Growing Up Italian podcast and more familiar with the Instagram account. I found myself following Growing Up Italian earlier last year (2018) and […]

Carlo Acutis’ Body Reported To Be Incorrupt: Another Step Closer To Sainthood

In 2018 we made two posts about a young boy who was taken from this earth way too soon. His name is Carlo Acutis. To illuminate this boy’s importance for new readers and to remind our loyal followers, Carlo Acutis may become a Catholic Saint. Carlo first received the Eucharist at the age of 7 […]