Cultural Italian American Organization 144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240 Auburn, New York 13021
Cultural Italian American Organization144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240Auburn, New York 13021

SAVE THE DATE! March 24, 2019
San Giuseppe Festa, Springside Inn, Auburn


Save the date of Sunday, March 24, 2019 for our annual St. Joseph Festa, which will
be celebrated with traditonal food and a procession. Many guests atend from out
of town; please plan to atend! It’s the traditons that we need to contnue to keep
our Italian heritage alive that we have inherited from our nonni. The actual St.
Joseph’s Day is March 18 - CIAO did not choose Sunday March 17 for the date of our
event so that our Irish (Irlandesi) friends could celebrate their patron saint, St.
Patrick. More informaton will follow on Facebook, our website, and in a future
newsletter.

2015

  • December - Buon Natale Christmas Party held at Osteria Salina, Auburn

  • September - Grape and Wine Making Festival at State Street Mall, Auburn

  • June - Limoncello and Italian cookies given out at admission to attendees of opening night of the musical "Light in the Piazza" at Merry Go Round Playhouse, with music provided by Paolo and Felice. 

  • Memorial Day - pizza fritte sold in front of Knight's of Columbus

  • March - San Giuseppe Day - A traditional St. Joseph's Table Dinner was held on Sunday, March 15 at Springside Inn in Auburn, with over 100 people attending. Ceremonies related to the Festa San Giuseppe took place during dinner. The altar of St. Joseph was adorned and set up. Homemade bread shaped like a shepherd's staff and zeppole were prepared by CIAO members and distributed during dniner. Click here for Auburn Citizen newspaper article.

2014

  • March – San Giuseppe Day – A traditional St. Joseph's dinner was held on March 19 at Osteria Salina in Auburn. This event will be an annual feast of St. Joseph's Day with traditional food served for this day and will include live music for everyone to enjoy. Canned food items collected are brought to the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry.

 

  • A Pasta dinner was held at Genesee Elementary School in Auburn to raise money for the Odyssey of the Mind competitive teams.

 

  • June/July – Bocce League, with a banquet to conclude the season. This will be an annual league.

 

  • August – A concert was held August 11 at the Emerson Auditorium of Auburn Junior High School featuring the New York State National Guard Army Band from Kingston, New York.

 

  • September – The First Annual Grape-Wine Making Festival took place on September 28. This family event was held on the State Street Mall.

 

  • October – The Christopher Columbus Day Recognition Day Dinner was held on October 13 at the Springside Inn and honored Jack and Jerry Bisgrove, and Matteo Bartolotta. This sold out event was attended by 280 people. Mistress of Ceremonies was Carrie Lazarus of NewsChannel 9. This annual event will honor distinguished citizens of the Auburn community. From the proceeds of the dinner, C.I.A.O. donated $1,000.00 to the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage at Everest Park. The goal of this center is to provide a retreat from the struggles of life, and foster growth and faith with a deeper understanding of God's presence in daily life.

 

  • December - The 1st Annual Buon Natale Christmas Buffet was held on December 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn. A wonderful buffet was enjoyed by all in attendance, and zeppola and homemade cookies were served for dessert. Music was provided by Paolo and Felice, and included a sing-a-long and caroling. 

 

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