Order Sons of Italy

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was founded on June 22, 1905 at 203 Grand Street in New York City. An Italian immigrant, Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro, and five compatriots; pharmacist Ludovico Ferrari, attorney Antonio Marzullo, sculptor Giuseppe Carlino and barbers Pietro Viscardi and Robert Merlo, created the organization to unite men and women of Italian heritage under one banner in order to preserve and disseminate the large cultural heritage of Italy. They also felt a need to promote and advance their progress everywhere within the framework of American society.

OSIA has provided a community in which both men and women of Italian descent have preserved and nurtured their Italian heritage. It continues to thrive, meeting the initial objectives of its founders through a wide variety of community, cultural, social, charitable, educational, patriotic and civic activities. Read More


Disaster Relief Fund

To make your tax deductible donation to the relief fund
Make checks payable to:

NY Grand Lodge Foundation Inc., OSIA
Disaster Relief Fund
mail donations to:
Grand Lodge of NY OSIA
2101 Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
The Foundation is a 501c(3) organization

Contributions will be donated to the
American Red Cross
to help those victims of
Huriicane Harvey & Hurricane Irma

Upcoming Event

NYS Grand Lodge Foundation Inc
25th Anniversary Winter Charity Ball

OSIA National President Vera Girolami, Robert Fonti and Philip Foglia, Esq.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Chateau Briand in Carle Place, NY