Cellini History

History of Cellini Lodge #2206

Cellini Lodge #2206 was founded in September 1968 and granted its Charter from the Order Sons Of Italy in America (OSIA). The Lodge is headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York and has a membership of 570 men and women. It encompasses the areas of Garden City Park, Williston Park, Albertson, Floral Park, Garden City, Stewart Manor, Great Neck, and New Hyde Park.  One of the principal aims is to enroll in its membership all persons of Italian birth or descent, regardless of religious faith or political affiliation and to keep alive the traditions of our ancestors. The influence of the order is reflected in its strong family ties and warm regard and involvement with the community; the Lodge strives to always keep the OSIA motto of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity” in every action.

Today’s Cellini Lodge

Cellini Lodge and its members support many charities, civic organizations, and community sports programs with donations. The members of Cellini Lodge work together to raise the funds for these awards and donations with many social events. They run many dinner dances, scholarship journals, plant sales, Chinese auctions, and much more. The largest fund raising event is a five-day Italian Festival held every year at the North Hempstead Park in New Hype Park.

The Lodge has a very successful scholarship program which provides monetary awards not only to the sons and daughters of Lodge members but also to graduating students from the local community high schools.

Cellini Lodge has within its ranks two senior citizen groups, two youth groups, a bowling league, and a culture and heritage committee.

Recognized nationally in 1976 by the American Revolution bicentennial Administration as one of ten Italo-American organizations across the country which distinguished itself in the celebration of our Nation’s 200th birthday, the lodge presents a real picture of the Italian-American suburbanite who has achieved a reputable and respected position in the community.

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