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


Save Columbus Day

Log on to 
and read about the Columbus Heritage Coalition and the effort to "Save Columbus Day and our beloved Christopher Columbus statues.”  If you could possibly donate to this worthwhile cause it would help tremendously.  Funding is needed to continue the cause.


Upcoming Event

2018 New York OSIA CSJ Dinner Dance
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Russo's on the Bay - 12:00 pm

New York OSIA IPP Carolyn Reres
Past New York OSIA CSJ Chairman Louis J. Gallo
New York Assemblyman Ron Castorina, Jr.
Columbus Citizen Foundation – Chairman of the Board Angelo Vivolo

  Albany, New York
 Students Exploring
 April 6 – 8, 2018
Sponsor a Student
For information call
Carolyn Reres     516-376-3056


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