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June 2019

Italian American Golf Tournament

June 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Sarah Shank Golf Course, 2601 S. Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, United States
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The IHSI Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Sunday, June 23 at Sarah Shank Golf Course. Matt Iaria and David Page have organized this ongoing event. We need individual or businesses to sponsor each of the 18 holes for $100 each. So please contact Matt at 317-443-5335 to sponsor one of the holes and to play in the tournament, Grazie. The application for registering can be found here. The form must be printed out and given to either Matt or…

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August 2019

Book Club – The House of the Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert

August 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Anthony’s Chophouse, 201 W Main St
Carmel, IN 46032 United States
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The Medici family first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. Beginning is 1434 with the rise to power of Cosimo de Medici, the family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance. A must read. “A superb introduction to the history and arts created by one man’s greed."   Join us at Anthony's Chophouse on August 7th at noon to dive into…

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Italian Heritage Society Lecture Series – Dual Citizenship

August 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nora Library, 8625 Guilford Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States
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Italian Heritage Society Lecture Series Back By Popular Demand! Obtaining Dual Citizenship: What You Need to Know! Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Nora Library 2:00-4:00 pm Always Free - No RSVP required. IHSI member Marlene Adami walk us through the complex process of applying for Italian Citizenship. This is not to be missed if you are wondering if you qualify and how to begin.

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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich – private reception and cocktails at WFYI

August 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Channel 20 WFYI Station, 1630 North Meridian st.
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Dear Members and 'future members' of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, IHSI would like to personally invite you to our fundraising event. A reception to meet Lidia Bastianich. Lidia will be at the WFYI PBS studios at which she will be taping an interview for WFYI. Afterwards she will be the guest at a reception in her honor that will be hosted by our IHSI and WFYI. This event is a fundraiser for our organization and we thank all…

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September 2019

IHSI 30th Annual Chapel in the Meadow, Mass and Picnic

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Chapel in the Meadow, 3008 Old Hospital Road
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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 Italian POW Chapel in the Meadow at Camp Atterbury Collage of 2018 Reunion Join IHSI for 30th Annual Celebration of  Mass & Picnic 11:00 a.m. Presentation of Colors Ceremony and Mass     The Picnic will  follow nearby, bocce and games are planned. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. A main pasta dish will be provided, as well as water, plates, napkins, cutlery.   Mario Vian will chair the event. The mass…

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October 2019

Indianapolis Italian History Walking Tour

October 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Led by Ray E. Brown Jr., this 2-mile walking tour explores the history of Italian legacy of the near southeast area of Indianapolis. The tour will start at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, which has been the heart of Indianapolis' Italian community, the bocce courts at Lacey Park, and other historical places in the area. After the tour, we can gather at Iaria's Restaurant for lunch. Free to the public and suitable for all ages Park in one of the two…

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Book Club – Columbus, the Four Voyages, 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen

October 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Indianapolis museum of art, 4000 Michigan Road
indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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October is Italian American Heritage month, so we will read a new biography of Christopher Columbus’ legacy, which is being hotly debated. Our reading this book will bring about interesting discussions as we learn of actual circumstances and the consequences that befell Columbus during his four voyages to the American continent. Book: Columbus, the Four Voyages, 1492-1504 Author: Laurence Bergreen When: Wednesday, October 16, 12:30 pm Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields) He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. He…

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IHSI Italian-American Heritage Month Dinner

October 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220 United States
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Una Serata Italiana An Italian Evening, of delicious food, conviviality, music and pride in our heritage! And . . . a special visit from Chris Columbus!! Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd. We cordially invite our new members to meet and share the camaraderie of our amicable Society.   Members . . . $35 Non-members . . . $45 Please make your reservations by Saturday, October 19. To purchase and reserve your seats click…

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November 2019

43rd Indy International Festival

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019
Indiana State Fairground Blue Ribbon Building, 1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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It is time for the 43rd INDY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Date: November 7, 8, 9, 2019 Where: Indiana State Fairground Blue Ribbon Building Hours: Thursday, November 7, 2019 9 am-5 pm Friday, November 8, 2019 9 am-9 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019 9 am-8 pm Theme: Food and Games around the world Set up is on Wednesday, November 6th in the afternoon This year’s theme of FOOD should be of particular interest to all the members of the Italian Heritage Society…

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Italian Heritage Society Lecture Series – Guy Tedesco artist, sculptor, designer

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Nora Library, 8625 Guilford Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240 United States
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IHSI Member, Guy Tedesco lives and works in southern Indiana, near Louisville, KY. His art works in bronze and diverse design projects have taken him to international destinations as well as locally and nationally. A son of an Italian POW, you may have met Guy at our annual celebration at Camp Atterbury. Join Guy as he shares with us his fascinating artistic journey. Know someone who might want to deliver a lecture? Contact us and let us know. We pay…

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