IAHF Events

Join us for one of our many fun events, bring a friend or make some new ones. Members and non-members are all welcome!


If you have an idea for an event or would like to become part of our event team contact send an email to events@iahfsj.org or call the office 408.293.7122 and let us know what's on your mind.

RSVP and Pay by Credit Card

Click on the green button for the events you'd like to attend, make sure to select the correct pricing for our multi-tier priced events. You will go directly to the RSVP/Payment page. You can edit the number of attending guests. Once you have completed your RSVP and payment, you will receive a confirmation and the information will be forwarded to the IAHF office.


RSVP and Pay by Check, Cash or Pay at Door Options

Email us at eventrsvp@iahfsj.org, call our office at 408-293-7122 or mail a check to

IAHF, 425 N. 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Be sure to note the event date on the check.


CENA FUORI events require a RSVP - call 408-293-7122 or email us at eventrsvp@iahfsj.org - NO PRE-PAYMENT, PAY AT RESTAURANT.


NO REFUNDS will be available for our events.

The seat is transferable, if you would like to transfer your purchase to another person, please email the new name to iahfsj@iahfsj.org. If you are unable to attend or transfer the event fee, it will be considered a donation to the IAHF and at your request a tax deductible receipt will be sent to you.

Please RSVP for all events 2 days prior to the event date at the latest (unless otherwise noted) by emailing eventrsvp@iahfsj.org or by calling 408-293-7122.

Italian American Heritage Foundation

425 N. Fourth Street

San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408.293.7122

Email: iahfsj@iahfsj.org


Office Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Saturday thru Monday


IAHF Events

 * A word of explanation why it's important to call in your reservations and interest, is because so much of these activities have limited space, and , or are on line, we need to strictly monitor them for health and safey security issues and to plan accordingly in line with current Covid Prevention guidelines.

Nanci Wilborn 1st VP, & Ken Borelli, Chair Cultural Committee.

Please note the Cena Fuori, the last Thursday of the month are postponed until SCC Health Department guidelines permit out door dining. Also check with the IAHF Web page for additional events pending including noon field trip to the Rose Garden and tips on pruning roses( Details pending).  Pending too is traditional Polenta Night with Tricarico Club, a Sunday takeout, and a master class at Vin Santo being rescheduled.


May 4/ Thursday / Rose Garden Tour

Thursday, May 4 demo and tour of the Rose Garden at 10am led BY Andrea Kenter.

Saturday, May 15 ZOOM presentation chaired by Marie Bertola from 11am to 12:30pm. “Natural Wines—a new page in the Italian culture and lifestyle “(Puglia Region).

May 15 / Saturday / 11am-12:30 / Buying your "Piede a Terre" in bella Italia / Marie Bertola

ZOOM presentation chaired by Marie Bertola from 11am to 12:30pm. “Natural Wines—a new page in the Italian culture and lifestyle “(Puglia Region).


May 27/ Thursday / Cena Fuori / Palermo's / 7 pm

Cocktails, and social at 6 30pm.  Call the IAHF for reservations as seating is limited, and you pay at the door with a check to Ken Borelli or cash, It is usually $40.00 a person with no-host bar services; the fee includes tax and tip. On a monthly basis, we dine around the Santa Clara Valley sampling Italian-focused restaurants in the area.  It is a fun social event, enjoying the company of members and their guests, and sample a fixed price meal( No substitutions).  The menu will be sent to you upon reservation, likewise, since the epidemic, we also do assign seating, and plan according to Health Department guidelines.

Ken Borelli, Event Coordinator


June 1 / Tuesday / Festa della Repubblica

The Honorary Chair Zina Russo, Zoom presentation and panel of people who recall the event. 


June 13/ Sunday / IAHF BBQ

We have hired Holy Cannoli Catering for our BBQ Chicken Dinner on June 13.  Dinner will include ½ BBQ chicken, salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and a cannoli cupcake.  Price will be $25.00.  You can drive thru and pick up your meal to go, or take it out into the parking lot where we will have some tables set up to eat on site.  We will be accepting prepaid orders for the dinners as the date gets closer--the committee is working on the details.


June 10 / Scholarship event


Other Italian Events

Here is a list of Italian-related events happening outside of our local area

  • Join Gruppo di Conversazione in Italiano  /  Panera Bread, 501 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell / Thursdays @ 7:00 PM / For information please tap here

Would you like to volunteer?


Please contact Ken Borelli at kjosephb@aol.com if you would like to volunteer to work on any of these events. We want to extend a special welcome and invite our many new members to join us as we work on these and several more exciting events celebrating our to Italian American Heritage.


June 3 / Thursday/ Cooking with Vin Santo Restaurant / 7 pm

Cooking demonstration at Vin Santo restaurant in  Willow Glen.

The cost to attend is $85.00 per person and includes wine pairings. Sign up with Stanley at the IAHF Office if you'd like to attend.