Brush up on your Italian the fun way - through music!

Thanks to our friends at The Italian American Podcast for making language learning so fun!

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How to make learning Italian fun through song

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We'll have incredible entertainers - such as The Sicilian Tenors and Alfio - performing at our NIAF 2017 New York Gala!

Don't miss out on this great evening of Italian culture and celebration - buy your tickets today!

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New York Gala Registration - The National Italian American Foundation

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The stories and traditions of our Italian families matter - from the big festivals, to Sunday afternoons spent with the family (and plenty of food), here at the National Italian American Foundation, we believe in preserving our culture through the stories of our united community.

Do you have a family member you're proud of? Do you know of an important Italian or Italian American in history?...
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The deadline to apply for NIAF 2017-2018 Scholarships is just around the corner (MARCH 1ST).

Find out how the National Italian American Foundation can support your academic career by clicking below!

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Scholarships Overview - The National Italian American Foundation

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Listen up, parents! An Italian restaurant owner is offering a discount for well-behaved children at dinner.

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Penne saving: polite children secure discount at Italian restaurant

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#ItalianADay

Totò was an Italian comedian, actor, and singer. The illegitimate son of Marquis Giuseppe De Curtis of Naples, Totò was not officially recognized by his father and adopted by his father’s family until he was 35 years old. As a result, he inherited the incredibly long name and title of: “Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Ducas Komnenos Gagliardi de Curtis of Byzantium, His Imperial...
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Italian food does not only vary by regions in Italy, but also by areas of the United States.

Italian Americans in Upstate New York, for example, are big fans of Tomato Pie, a regional delicacy. #FoodFriday

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Never Tried Tomato Pie? Then Get Yourself to Utica Right Now

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Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) was an Italian typographer and printer in Parma, whose typefaces and fonts are still used today. Born in the Alps, in what was then Savoy but now is Piedmont, Bodoni learned printing as a trade from his father. His skill in wood-engraving and printing was evident at a very young age, and by 17 he had moved to Rome to begin his own business. Once in...
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NIAF, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and Hollywood directors The Russo Brothers have joined together to create an incredible opportunity for aspiring filmmakers.

Learn more about The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant by clicking below! Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

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The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant - The National Italian American Foundation

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Join Italian Americans in south Florida on Sunday, March 26, with Il Circolo - The Italian Cultural Society, for their 41st Anniversary Gala!

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Blacktie South Florida - Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Il Circolo “Viaggio Italia”- 41st Anniversary Gala

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Today's #ItalianADay is Mr Luciano Baietti - an Italian man who holds the the world record for the highest number of university degrees!

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70-year-old Italian man is world record holder with 15 degrees

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NIAF's 2017 New York Gala is just around the corner - don't miss this stellar evening of Italian food, wine, entertainment, and celebration!

Purchase your tickets now for our March 22nd event by clicking the link below.

New York Gala Registration - The National Italian American Foundation

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"The stories of our past, especially when told by our elders, have been the major vehicle by which our heritage is transmitted from generation to generation." #WordWednesday

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Tradition and the Individual Italian American:The Importance of Italian American Writing

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We're hiring!

NIAF has TWO positions currently available: Major Gift Officer and
Membership Sales Associate. Click below to find out more about each job description, and what it's like to work at the National Italian American Foundation.

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Openings at NIAF - The National Italian American Foundation

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Today’s #ItalianADay nomination is a special nomination from the Tropiano family:

On behalf of the Tropiano family, we are honored to nominate Domenic Tropiano for the #ItalianADay. Born in 1915 to immigrant parents Francesco and Maria Tropiano of Santa Caterina Dello Ionio, in Calabria, he was the youngest of 4 siblings and the first to be born in America. Domenic proudly served in the...
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Dante Alighieri is Italy’s foremost poet, the “Father of the Italian language,” and one of the greatest Italian writers on the subject of love. Born in Florence – when Florence was still its own independent republic – around approximately 1265, Dante was raised in a relatively well-off family and is believed to be educated at home. At the age of 9, he fell in love with a young...
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Brush up on Italian love language for your valentine today!

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25 Romantic Italian Phrases (or How to Melt Your Lover’s Heart)

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Happy Valentine's Day!

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the roots of this love-filled holiday are firmly planted in Italy - one of the most romantic cultures in the world!

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Valentines day history and the culture of Italy.

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Today is National Italian Food Day!

Of course, Italian food is so much more than pasta, and each region of Italy has its own unique culinary culture. We hope that whatever your favorite Italian food is, today you celebrate our heritage appropriately and with plenty of second helpings!
Carnegie Hall's tribute to the Venetian Republic and all of its culture is in full swing in New York City this week.

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La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic

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