Welcome to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

Welcome to the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), San Francisco's premier Italian fraternal organization located in the heart of San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach. The SFIAC traces its roots back to 1917 and since 1936, has been located at its present location at 1630 Stockton St.

The SFIAC is the heartbeat of the Italian community in San Francisco and has catered weddings, parties, and cultural- and community-based events to Italians (and non Italians) for generations. Each year, the SFIAC hosts one of America’s oldest foot races (the Statuto Race), a Columbus Day celebration, an Italian Festival, a bocce tournament and picnic, regional dinners and spectacular member-only events.

News Flash

News Update


North Beach Neighbors Hosting National Lasagna Day Competition And Dinner

Want to find out who makes the best lasagna around? Grab your fork, put on your fat pants and get ready to carb-load at the first-ever National Lasagna Day competition and family-style dinner. The event will be held at 6pm next Wednesday, July 29th, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (1630 Stockton St.)

The event was organized by the North Beach Neighbors, which wanted to put on an old-fashioned community get-together. "All it is meant to do is to drum up some attention to North Beach, and have a big dinner where you get to know your neighbors and make it like one big family," said Lisa Marie Michelis, an event planner who is on the group's board.

"I was raised in North Beach, and that’s how it was," Michelis said. "Everybody knew everybody." She recalled a time when it would take her an hour to walk to work because of all the friends and neighbors she'd stop to talk with along the way. "We’re trying to get that feeling back, because it’s such a unique neighborhood and great neighborhood.” The dinner will include salad, antipasto, lasagna (including vegetarian options), wine, coffee and dessert. "We’re going to put Big Night on the big-screen TV with no volume," Michelis said, adding that the Stanley Tucci film is "very Italian; very food-oriented."

Participating restaurants will compete to win the inaugural “Best Lasagna“ trophy, judged by a panel of five local luminaries. The competing restaurants will include Acquolina, Alimento, Da Flora, Firenze by Night, The Italian Homemade Company, Piazza Pellegrini, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club/Marcella's Lasagneria, Sodini's, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

In addition, Michelis said attendees will sing "Happy Birthday" in honor of Father Austin Conterno of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, who would have turned 100 on July 29th. (He passed away on July 12th; an early birthday party was held on June 16th at Original Joe's.) Admission is $35 ($20 for kids age 5–10). For tickets, call (415) 307-8034 or email michelisevents@gmail.com.

http://www.hoodline.com/2015/07/north-beach-neighbors-hosting-national-lasagna-day-competition-and-dinner

Festa 2015

FESTA COLONIALE ITALIANA
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2015 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 09:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will also celebrate the Year of Italian Language in America.

Along Stockton St., between Union and Filbert, you’ll find mouth-watering food, a variety of beverages, handcrafted Italian merchandise, and best of all, bella musica Italiana. Inside the Club’s facilities, the ballroom will be transformed into an Italian piazza (complete with a fountain!). The ballroom will contain additional vendors and also host this year’s wine tasting - featuring some of the best Italian wines available. The Festa Coloniale Italiana remains San Francisco’s only Italian festival and is FREE, fun, family friendly and open to the public. For up-to-the-minute Festa information, please visit: www.sfiacfesta.com or contact the Festa at info@sfiacfesta.com or at (415)781-0166.




Results of the 95th Annual Statuto Race are official. Click here to view the results...







TELL US A STORY

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The SFIAC is looking for members to write us stories about the Club. Gianrico Pierucci is working to update his book for a 2nd edition and would like the members to get involved. If you would like to write a story please do so. You can send all stories to Tyler Thompson. Stories can be emailed to administration@sfiac.org or mail them in to 1630 Stockton St. San Francisco, Ca 94133.

 

ATTENTION ITALIAN CITIZENS
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If you are an Italian citizen or a dual American/Italian citizen, you may be entitled to benefits that were unknown to you or your family. The Consul General of Italy in San Francisco has asked one of the members of our Board of Directors, Nickolas Marinelli, to serve as a liaison to Italian citizens who are members of the SFIAC. If you would like to be notified of benefits for Italian citizens as they become available, please contact Nickolas Marinelli at Nickolas@SFIAC.club and let him know that you are an Italian citizen.

 

 

 

This Week at the SFIAC

Monday, July 27 – No Event Scheduled

Tuesday, July 28  – No Event Scheduled

Wednesday, July 29 – No Event Scheduled

Thursday, July 30 – No Event Scheduled

Friday, July 31  – No Event Scheduled

Saturday, August 1 – No Event Scheduled

Sunday, August 2 – No Event Scheduled


Coming Events

August Stag Dinner
Tuesday, August 4. Cocktails – 6PM / Dinner 7PM. Menu: Salad, antipasto, Risotto with tomatoes, Pork Scaloppini, Seasonal vegetables and Roasted Potatoes, Wine, Tea, Coffee and Dessert. Tickets are $30 for members and $40. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 31

FESTA COLONIALE ITALIANA
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2015 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 09:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will also celebrate the Year of Italian Language in America.

Along Stockton St., between Union and Filbert, you’ll find mouth-watering food, a variety of beverages, handcrafted Italian merchandise, and best of all, bella musica Italiana. Inside the Club’s facilities, the ballroom will be transformed into an Italian piazza (complete with a fountain!). The ballroom will contain additional vendors and also host this year’s wine tasting - featuring some of the best Italian wines available. The Festa Coloniale Italiana remains San Francisco’s only Italian festival and is FREE, fun, family friendly and open to the public. For up-to-the-minute Festa information, please visit: www.sfiacfesta.com or contact the Festa at info@sfiacfesta.com or at (415)781-0166.

BOCCE TOURNAMENT & PICNIC
The SFIAC Annual Bocce Tournament and Family Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Marin Bocce Federation located at Albert Park (550 B Street) in San Rafael. The bocce action begins at 9:30 am and teams consisting of four to six players can sign up by downloading a registration form from the Club website at www.sfiac.org or picking up a registration form at the Club. Players should arrive at 9 am. Registration for SFIAC sponsored teams will be accepted beginning July 1 and for unaffiliated teams on August 1. Cost for players is $50, which includes the BBQ at noon. Cost for the BBQ only is $25 per person, $15 for children 7-12 years and free for those under six years of age. The fee includes the BBQ lunch, water, soda and beer. Wine is allowed, but not provided. 

GOLF TOURNAMENT
The SFIAC Annual Frank Clima Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Crystal Springs Golf Course located at 6650 Golf Course Drive in Burlingame. Registration begins at 11 am with a noon Shotgun Start with a Scramble Format. Get a foursome together or play solo. Both male and female players are welcome. Cost is $150 per player and includes green fees, a golf cart, tee prizes, a box lunch, raffle and hosted wine with dinner at the end of play. If you’re not a golfer, you can still attend the dinner and awards ceremony for $45 per person. The raffle benefits the SFIAC Foundation and our Club’s annual Children’s Christmas Party.

Columbus Day Lunch
Tickets for lunch are on sale to member’s only for purchasing up to 6 seats. Due to the demand we have faced in recent years, the Columbus Day Committee has decided to handle it more or less as we do for stag dinners allowing more members to participate on this day. You may buy one, two but not more than 6 from July 1 to July 31. On August 1, sale of complete tables will be on a first come/first serve basis. We realize that not everyone will be happy but we believe that this method allows a fair opportunity to more members as opposed to the few we have been able to accommodate in the past. Lunch will be $55 per person and it begins promptly at 12:30p. Each table will have 3 bottles of wine to share. The increase in per person cost from last year is to allow the rental of a full canopy to cover the lunch guests. For those having dined in previous years, you know how hot and uncomfortable it gets on Columbus Day. This solution should make it much more comfortable for everyone. (Watch it rain this year!)

Columbus Day Dinner
Tickets for dinner cost $60 and are already on sale. The main course will be Roast Beef. Come join the Queen and her Court along with many special guests to cap off the day. Cocktails are served at 5:00p and dinner at 6:00p. The dinner has sold out the last two years so don’t wait to purchase your tickets. If you have not made the dinner before, do yourself a favor and get your seat today.

General Meeting $$ Pool. We are going to draw a members name and if he is present he will receive the total in the pool. If not present $25 will be added to the next meeting and so on until someone is present to win. The requirement is that you must be present to win. Don’t forget to join us at 6:30pm for a small buffet dinner before each General Meeting.

Every Friday Night is “Buffet Night”. Food is served at 6:30p to members and guests. The only distractions are the cheers and groans over the game of the week being shown on the many screens.

Note: Printed tickets are not mailed. Your printed tickets are available in the lobby on the day of the event or members bar before the event day.

These and other events are listed on the club's events' calendar at www.sfiac.org.

To book your event at the SFIAC, contact Paul Alioto at 415 781 0165 ext 3.

CLUB HOURS:

Monday 1:00 p until 9:00 p

Tuesday* 1:00 p 11:00 p
Wednesday 1:00 p 9:00 p
Thursday 1:00 p 9:00 p
Friday* 1:00 p 11:00 p
Saturday 11:00 a 8:00 p
Sunday 10:00 a 5:00 p
 * Bar opens at 3:00 PM

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