Order Sons of Italy, NY State President's Column

This Column is Dedicated to Important Messages
From our State President!

New York State OSDIA Immediate Past President Naccarato’s Message: Rally Opposing NYC Board of Education Decision to Remove Columbus Day.

Click Here To See The Five Minute Video


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

Click HERE to see a 30 minute video of our own Louis Gallo as Christopher Columbus where he tells the real story.

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

Please check the "Events" Link for all upcoming events as many events are canceled or rescheduled due to the present health crisis.

We will update the calendar constantly to ensure that it is up to date.