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



Garibaldi-Meucci Museum 27th Annual Fundraiser
Luncheon at Li Greci's Staaten
697 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
$75.00 per person - 11:00 am
State IPP Joseph Rondinelli,
Past GMM Chairman Luigi Squillante, 
President of the SI Chamber of Commerce Annamaria Gentile,
and NYS Regent for Staten Island Christine Cea