Trust us - you don't want to miss this year's NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C.

NIAF Members can still buy Early Bird priced-tickets! Click below for more details on our November 3-5, 2017 weekend event!

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Trust us you don't want to miss this year's NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala in Washington DC

NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala - The National Italian American Foundation

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Professors and students at Fordham University are saving the stories of Italian Americans who lived in the Bronx in the 20th century through this exciting, new interview project!

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Professors and students at Fordham University are saving the stories of Italian

College project aims to dig up Italian-American history

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Lynette Salamida Vasil
Virginia Beltrami Maestri
Lucio Cristofano
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Jennifer Esposito is an Italian American actress best known for her television roles on Blue Bloods and NCIS. Born in Brooklyn in 1973, Esposito was raised on Staten Island. Her first television appearance was in 1996, in “Law & Order.” She soon after appeared in the show “Spin City” and the popular horror movie, “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.” Perhaps one of her more...
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Become a NIAF member and enjoy endless benefits - discounts from our corporate sponsors, networking and happy hour events, and the knowledge that your membership fee ensures that we continue to provide scholarships and educational programs for deserving, young Italian Americans!

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Al says, “She used to say in Italian, ‘Non abbiamo fatto niente a nessuno. We have done nothing to no one. Why is this happening?’”

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Al says She used to say in Italian Non abbiamo fatto niente

75 years later, Bay Area Italian Americans remember wartime restrictions, internment

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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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You have less than 2 weeks to apply for our NIAF Congressional Fellowship for Fall 2017!

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NIAF Congressional Fellowship - The National Italian American Foundation

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Three Americans are desperately trying to save this small, Sicilian village through artwork.

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Three Americans are desperately trying to save this small Sicilian village through artwork

Three Dallas Artists Are Trying to Turn a Struggling Italian Town Into a Mural Destination

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John Piccone
Joseph Sciame
Today’s #ItalianADay is a special nomination from Pat McGrenaghan:

Nicholas V. Cagliuso, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Assistant Vice President, Emergency Management for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He attended John Jay College, New York Medical College, and holds a certificate in Healthcare Leadership from The Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University and a...
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We know there are some Italians down in Texas - don't miss the Houston 2017 Meatball Brawl tomorrow! 10 restaurants will be competing in a cook-off for the title of Best Meatball. #FoodFriday

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Like Meatballs? Get Ready For The Houston Brawl

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Vanessa Ramírez Colella
Buon Compleanno, Roma!

According to tradition, on this day (April 21st) in 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, founded Rome along the banks of the Tiber River. From there, an empire was born! Ancient Rome was the basis for not just modern Italy, but also for western civilization and culture worldwide.
Buon Compleanno Roma According to tradition on this day April 21st in
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The National Italian American Foundation delegation was honored to be in attendance yesterday at The White House press conference with President Donald J. Trump and the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

We are proud to serve as the national voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C.!
The National Italian American Foundation delegation was honored to be in attendance
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#ThrowbackThursday to all the fun and excitement of last year's NIAF gala!

Want to join in on the fun this November? Purchase your tickets to our 42nd Anniversary Gala today! NIAF Members receive Early Bird Discount Pricing until July 14 >>

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ThrowbackThursday to all the fun and excitement of last year's NIAF gala
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NIAF was honored to hear Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speak today at CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies on Security in the Mediterranean as a Cornerstone of Global Stability: The Common Engagement of Italy and the United States, alongside President and CEO of CSIS, John J. Hamre.
NIAF was honored to hear Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni speak today
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Nicoletta Braschi is an Italian actress and producer, best known for her work in the 1998 classic “La Vita è Bella” (Life is Beautiful). Born in Cesena, a city in the region of Emilia-Romagna, in 1960, Braschi moved to Rome when she was 20 years old to study at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica (the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome). It was here that she first...
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Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person and the last person to be born in the 19th century, passed away last week. #ItalianADay

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Italys Emma Morano the worlds oldest person and the last person to

World's oldest person, last one of 19th century, dies in Italy at 117

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Salvo Migliorino
Lou Schirripa
Aglio (“ahl-yee-oh”) – Garlic. Today is #NationalGarlicDay! Garlic is often associated with Italian food, but it is used much more in Italian American dishes than traditional Italian cuisine.

Garlic appeared in historic records in Italy as far back as the Ancient Romans, and continues to be consumed not only for its delicious, pungent flavor, but also for numerous health benefits! Garlic has...
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Aglio ahlyeeoh Garlic Today is NationalGarlicDay Garlic is often associated with Italian
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NIAF Members - don't forget to buy your Early Bird tickets to our NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala, and take advantage of our member discount! #NIAF42nd

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Sicily and Sardinia made it onto National Geographic's list of underrated Mediterranean travel destinations!

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Sicily and Sardinia made it onto National Geographics list of underrated Mediterranean

Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit Right Now

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Gab Viola
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Luigi Alamanni (1495-1556) was an Italian poet and politician. Born in Florence, Alamanni’s family had close ties to the Medicis, but Alamanni himself held a personal grudge against the infamously strong Renaissance family. Because of this, he joined an unsuccessful conspiracy against Giulio de’ Medici which, when failed, required him to flee to Venice for safety, and later...
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