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History
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Established 1903

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Who We Are. . .
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Over a century ago, the Central Ave Italian American Association was founded by a small visionary group who realized that by uniting together, the Italian community who lived and worked in  the Central Avenue area of Westchester could overcome many of the social and economic challenges that confronted those "turn-of-the-century" immigrants from Italy.

Since reaching our 100 year anniversary of this venerable organization, we now become the "turn-of-the-century Italians. Because of the courage, imagination, resiliency and pride that our ancestors brought to this country and instilled in us, we find ourselves, at the end of this century, so much better off socially, economically and educationally than our immigrant ancestors were.

The image of the gaunt, threadbare, and downtrodden immigrants carrying suitcases has been replaced by the appearance of thriving, frequently fashionable, and confident entrepreneurs, educators and professionals carrying briefcases.

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Our Mission
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The mission of The Central Ave Italian American Association is to preserve and honor the culture, traditions and heritage of the Italian Community. and to maintain and pass on the historical knowledge as a functioning memorial to all our future generations of the sacrifices and accomplishments of the Italian working class immigrants of the previous century.

We will support this mission through the dues and contributions provided by the members, their families, friends, and government. In return we will add value to the membership by providing social activities, fellowship, Italian arts and culture; these activities will provide for growth and stability in the membership, creating a safe and comfortable environment for both members and employees. This atmosphere will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for our members and our associate members.

As one of the oldest historical leaders and voice of the Italian community in Westchester, we will operate in an environment characterized by the highest ethical standards and provide open and honest communication with the members and the community and their children and families.

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Some of the club's activities include:
  • Participation in community events.
  • Bus trips to Atlantic City and Fox woods Casino
  • Concerts and Dances
  • Social Gatherings
  • Annual Pasta Dinner and Bake Sale
  • Italian cultural presentations
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Join Us
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Come and join The Central Avenue Italian American Association today! If you want to feel a part of a close knit community and are interested in exploring your Italian roots, please fill out the form listed below.    

  It will immediately be sent to the Italian Club Office and you will receive more information in the mail. Thank you for your interest in our historic building and helping us support our culture and way of life for our children.

 
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