Events in NOIA
NOIA hosts many events throughout the year around the Cleveland area. Most of our event ideas are brainstormed by our Committees and members. Below you will find event highlights from this past fiscal year. We also encourage you to visit our Upcoming Events page to see what we have planned next!
Please note, some events are for NOIA members only. By joining NOIA, you will be invited to all events. We invite members to annual meetings/dinners, social outings, and unique experiences and opportunities that are exclusive to our organization. Several events are free of charge, and if a cost is included, members receive special member pricing. Members are welcome to bring prospective members to designated outings, as well as invite guests to select events. All events require an RSVP to Angie Ianiro.
Find out what is upcoming in NOIA here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Highlights: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Events
July 2021 – Annual Golf Outing
96 golfers participated at in our outing at Mayfield Country Club. The afternoon was great and we were able to raise $20,000 for the Frank J. Feola, Ph.D., Legacy Fund Scholarship.
August 2021 – Summer Celebration
129 guests gathered for our first ever Summer Celebration at the Shoreby Club. The evening was beautiful and filled with food, fun, families, and live Italian music.
100 people attended our annual Bocce Night at the Alta House in Little Italy. It was a fun night of competition, laughter and pizza from Maxi’s. Team DiFonzo/ DiVincenzo won the tournament.
September 2021 – NOIAperitivo
25 members got together on the rooftop of the Beacon in downtown Cleveland. Views were taken in and snacks prepared by Anthony Quagliata were enjoyed.
October 2021 – Columbus Day
75 proud Italian Americans feasted together on Nido Italia’s patio for our traditional Columbus Day Luncheon in Little Italy following the annual Parade.
December 2021 – Pier W Christmas Party
135 guests celebrated the holiday season at Pier W for our annual event. Our numbers were lower than usual due to a COVID-19 outbreak. We are hoping for more members to attend in December 2022.
January 2022 – Cooking with Anthony
15 couples joined us for a virtual cooking class with Anthony Quagliata. The zoom event included some great recipes and our favorite cheese dishes from Miceli’s Dairy Company.
March 2022 – La Festa della Donna
28 Women of NOIA celebrated International Women’s Day at the Marble Room. The evening highlighted our strong Italian American females and a lovely musical performance.
April 2022 – Famiglia Fun! Buona Pasqua
A dozen NOIA families spent time together at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for a family fun event filled with Easter egg dying, an egg hunt, and delicious traditional Pasqua treats.
12 members volunteered their time and packed food for families in need at the Cleveland Food Bank.
35 guests gathered at Hyde Park in Beachwood to discuss NOIA and meet prospective members of the Foundation. We are happy to have welcomed in 7 new members from this event.
May 2022 – An Evening of Conversation in Little Italy
10 members enjoyed a presentation on photography in Italy by Dr. Marcello Mellino at the new Italian American Museum of Cleveland.
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