Order Sons of Italy in America, Fr. Vincent R Capodanno Lodge #212

Order Sons of Italy in America, Fr. Vincent R Capodanno Lodge #212 Originally called “Figli d’Italia,” the Order Sons of Italy in America® was established in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City on June 22, 1905, by Vincenzo Sellaro, M.D., and five other Italian immigrants.

President: Maria Castello Officers:

President: Gaspare Randazzo
1st. Vice President: Dr. Vincent Maligno
2nd. Vice President: Maria Castello
Immediate Past President: William Castello
Orator: Loretta Drogon
Recording Secretary: Luigi Montesano
Financial Secretary: Rose Sforza Kelly
Treasurer: Gale D'Onofrio

Trustees: Marcy Dabbene
Carl Ciaccio
Thomas Cavatio

President: Maria Castello Officers:

President: Gaspare Randazzo
1st. Vice President: Dr. Vincent Maligno
2nd. Vice President: Maria Castello
Immediate Past President: William Castello
Orator: Loretta Drogon
Recording Secretary: Luigi Montesano
Financial Secretary: Rose Sforza Kelly
Treasurer: Gale D'Onofrio

Trustees: Marcy Dabbene
Carl Ciaccio
Thomas Cavatio

Operating as usual

08/16/2021
08/08/2021
By Carol Ann Benanti | benanti@siadvance.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —After 17 months, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum reopens its do...
08/05/2021
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum

By Carol Ann Benanti | [email protected]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —

After 17 months, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum reopens its doors with never-before-seen artifacts, new exhibits
Updated Aug 03, 4:53 PM; Posted Aug 03, 4:53 PM
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum features the bust of Antonio Meucci, said to be the original inventor of the telephone.Staff-Shot

After a 17-month hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will reopen its doors to the public Wednesday, where visitors will be able to experience a number of never-before-viewed archived historical artifacts.

A tribute to “Women in World History” has been added to the Meucci exhibit room.

In anticipation of the arrival of the Tower of Venice, “Sights and Sounds of Venice,” a multimedia exhibit presented by talented artists, will be open for viewing until the last week of September.

Normal hours of operation remain the same: Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. with the last tour at 4:30 p.m.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORIC MUSEUM

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, formerly known as the Garibaldi Memorial, is a circa 1840 Gothic Revival cottage that was once home to inventor and candle maker Antonio Meucci, who is said to be the original inventor of the telephone.

During the 1850s, Gen. Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary, fled his homeland and lived for a time with Meucci before returning to Italy to successfully fight for its independence.

The museum, maintained by the Order of the Sons of Italy, houses a schematic of Meucci’s teletrofono invention, as well as photographs, letters, some of Garibaldi’s medals and memorabilia relating to both Garibaldi and Meucci.

The landmarked site also hosts periodic lectures on Italian culture and history, Italian language classes and gallery displays.

The museum, whose mission is “Preserving the Past for the Future,” promotes an understanding of Italian-American heritage and presents a positive image of Italian-Americans. It conducts educational, cultural and artistic programming designed to eliminate ethnic and racial prejudice for a diverse and growing audience.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located at 420 Tompkins Ave. in Rosebank. For more information about events, programs or classes, visit www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com or call 718-442-1608.
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The Garibaldi Meucci Museum and Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island is a Historic House Museum and was the home of Antonio Meucci, the original inventor of the telephone, and Giuseppe Garibaldi the general who fought to unify Italy in 1861. Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island.
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The Garibaldi Meucci Museum and Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island is a Historic House Museum and was the home of Antonio Meucci, the original inventor of the telephone, and Giuseppe Garibaldi the general who fought to unify Italy in 1861. Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island.

08/02/2021

Fr Vincent Capodanno Lodge #212
General Meeting
August 3rd, Tuesday at 7:30

Will be at
New Dorp Moravian Church
2205 Richmond Rd will
Staten Island, NY 10306

Parish House
Parking in the back of the building, enter through the front of the building.

If in need of the elevator, please contact Bill - 718-344-5341
When you arrive.

SEE YOU THEN!

07/20/2021

Welcome Back
You are cordially invited
to return to the
Garibaldi Meucci Museum
as it prepares to reopen its shuttered
doors to the general public.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Share in a blessing
and raise a glass to its
prolonged prosperity and prominence.

07/04/2021

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand," the former president said to Congress in his first economic report, according to the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum.

06/20/2021

Happy Father’sDay!

Spring Hill, Florida, the only VFW Fallen Chaplins Memorial in the United States was Dedicated this Memorial Day Weekend...
06/02/2021

Spring Hill, Florida, the only VFW Fallen Chaplins Memorial in the United States was Dedicated this Memorial Day Weekend 2021.

Photo Credit: Johanna Torchio

Spring Hill, Florida, the only VFW Fallen Chaplins Memorial in the United States was Dedicated this Memorial Day Weekend 2021.

Photo Credit: Johanna Torchio

“Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster
05/29/2021

“Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster

05/12/2021
FRIENDS OF HISTORIC NEW UTRECHTPresents Two Virtual Events and a Live EventItalians of BrooklynTuesday, May 18th, 2021 7...
05/08/2021

FRIENDS OF HISTORIC NEW UTRECHT
Presents Two Virtual Events and a Live Event
Italians of Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 7:30pm
Marianna Biazzo Randazzo will offer an illustrated interactive Zoom presentation based on her book “Italians of Brooklyn” (Arcadia 2018). Ms. Randazzo has described her book as a “labor of love” arising from her experience of “growing up Italian in Brooklyn for almost 50 years.” A 35-year veteran of the New York City school system, Ms. Randazzo is also the author of several other books and many published articles. She is a board member of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Enrico Caruso Museum and the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Father Vincent R. Capodanno Lodge No. 212.
Registration information and the Zoom link will be announced on FHNU’s page, www.facebook.com/friendsofhistoricnewutrecht and will be sent by email to everyone on our email list. You can add your email address to our list by emailing us at [email protected].

FRIENDS OF HISTORIC NEW UTRECHT
Presents Two Virtual Events and a Live Event
Italians of Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 7:30pm
Marianna Biazzo Randazzo will offer an illustrated interactive Zoom presentation based on her book “Italians of Brooklyn” (Arcadia 2018). Ms. Randazzo has described her book as a “labor of love” arising from her experience of “growing up Italian in Brooklyn for almost 50 years.” A 35-year veteran of the New York City school system, Ms. Randazzo is also the author of several other books and many published articles. She is a board member of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Enrico Caruso Museum and the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Father Vincent R. Capodanno Lodge No. 212.
Registration information and the Zoom link will be announced on FHNU’s page, www.facebook.com/friendsofhistoricnewutrecht and will be sent by email to everyone on our email list. You can add your email address to our list by emailing us at [email protected].

05/07/2021
Celebrating Antonio Meucci and Italian Cuisine.
04/20/2021

Celebrating Antonio Meucci and Italian Cuisine.

Please join us for a  Celebration Honoring the Birthday ofAntonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.mOpen Air Event...
04/16/2021

Please join us for a
Celebration Honoring the Birthday of
Antonio Meucci.

Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m
Open Air Event on the grounds of the
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
420 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards.

There will also be a raising of the new flags.
Light Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP 718-442-1608.

Donations Welcomed
Raindate, April 18th, 1:00 PM.

Thank you for subscribing to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum newsletter. - https://mailchi.mp/e74021724a15/celebrate-antonio-meuccis-birthday-with-us-saturday-april-17th

04/03/2021
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum
03/01/2021
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum

Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum

The Garibaldi Meucci Museum and Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island is a Historic House Museum and was the home of Antonio Meucci, the original inventor of the telephone, and Giuseppe Garibaldi the general who fought to unify Italy in 1861. Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island.

Coming soon to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, the fabulous artwork of Maria Giardina-Alleca.
03/01/2021

Coming soon to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, the fabulous artwork of Maria Giardina-Alleca.

Carnevale di Venezia
02/20/2021
Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia

Join Photographer/lecturer Anita Sanseverino for this special online presentation of "Carnevale a Venezia," at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Learn from her talk on the history and traditions of "Carnevale", the wearing of masks and how this became part of everyday life in Venice. Anita Sanseverino's....

Happy Valentine's Day From the Fr. Capodanno Lodge #212.Come join the fun, become a member!
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day From the Fr. Capodanno Lodge #212.
Come join the fun, become a member!

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Hemsley Hall, Richmondtown Helmsley Hall (1956) Church Of St. Andrew 4 Arthur Kill Rd. Richmondtown, Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
10306

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About Us: ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA, FR. VINCENT R. CAPODANNO LODGE #212

Who was Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno? Fr. Capodanno was born on Staten Island in New York City to Italian immigrant parents. In 1957 he was ordained a Catholic priest by Cardinal Francis Spellman, then vicar of the U.S. Military Ordinariate. He entered the Maryknoll religious order and served as a missionary in Taiwan and Hong Kong from 1958 to 1965. Having successfully petitioned his Maryknoll superiors to release him to serve as a U.S. Navy chaplain, he arrived in Vietnam during Holy Week of 1966. Holding the rank of Lieutenant, Fr. Capodanno participated in seven combat operations. He became known for putting the well-being of Marines above his personal safety, moving among those wounded and dying on the battlefield in order to provide medical aid, comfort, and Last Rites. During Operation Swift on September 4, 1967, Fr. Capodanno was injured by an exploding mortar round which caused multiple injuries on his arms and legs and severed part of his right hand. Fred Smith, head of FedEx Corporation, who served with Fr. Capodanno, recalled during the May 11 ceremony how the chaplain nearly lost his hand to shrapnel as he tended to the wounded, but refused care so that medical supplies could go to his injured Marines. The priest directed Marines to help the wounded and continued to move about the battlefield, encouraging them with his words and example. As he sought to administer aid to one particular marine, he placed his own body between the wounded man and an enemy machine gunner and was killed. In 2006, the Catholic Church declared Fr. Capodanno a Servant of God, which is the first step towards being officially recognized as a saint.

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Happy birthday to our first lady Marianna Biazzo Randazzo. Tanti auguri!
Happy birthday to our member Palma Mingozzi!
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Come and visit the Colors of Italy Art Exhibition by Artist Fritz Weiss in the Loretto Library at St. John's now until December 20th. Come as a guest to the Art Exhibit Reception Artist & Artist Talk on Thursday, October 24th in the Loretto Library at St. John's in celebration of Italian Heritage Month.
Dear Order of the Son's of Italy Lodge #212. I am the alumni advisor and coordinator of the Circolo Garibaldi, Italian Student Organization, at St. John's University and the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Life. I'd like to invite you all to the upcoming Italian Heritage Month programs at St. John's University's Staten Island Campus. Please RSVP using this link to come as a guest. https://forms.gle/yhKw2uUuzAzL5Wtm8
Hi Marianna, I am sorry but I can not make this years Christmas Party, Our lodge is having there annual toys for Tots in the afternoon and I am having my 3rd annual neighborhood family Christmas Party at night. I wish everyone a great day, Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
Happy birthday to our member Paul Stallone. Enjoy your day!
Ever wonder where your Friday night cravings come from? You can thank the city of Naples for that. Bakers in Naples began adding tomatoes to flatbread in the late 18th century, giving rise to everyone's favorite comfort food. Though there's been debate over who was the true first pizza maker, there's a fun story about Raffaele Esposito, a baker from Naples who is widely accredited with inventing the first margherita pizza, which contained the colors of the Italian flag—green (basil leaves), white (mozzarella), and red (tomatoes) and honored Queen Margherita. Excuse us while we find the closest pizzeria.
Happy birthday to our President William Castello. Enjoy your day!
Happy birthday to our member Gale Meleo D'Onofrio. Enjoy your day!
Giuseppe Garibaldi died today in 1882.
Thank you for the invitation for a Christmas party, I can not attend it enjoy all