This year marks our 46th anniversary as an organization that is dedicated to children, families and the fostering of the Italian-American heritage and culture. The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean (IAATO) was started by a few dedicated members, and over the years, has grown into a membership that is now over 400 strong!
Due to our growth we have been able to accomplish many of our goals as a club, and increase many levels of service to our community. We recently purchased and rebuilt a new Italian Cultural Center, which serves as our headquarters. We are proud to announce it’s world class banquet facility, classrooms, meeting rooms and Resource Center.
We also provide thousands of dollars in scholarships for students that pursue Italian Studies. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorers, Little Leaguers and many others have also benefited by receiving funds and play ground equipment.
The club’s membership is vital and contributes greatly to the social fabric of the community. Club gatherings are casual and newcomers will find it easy to make lasting friendships with our welcoming group, since we have members that are not just from Ocean.
Our five day Italian Festival annually attracts over 80,000 people with a taste for our traditional foods and wholesome family fun. IAATO welcomes you to visit our Festival Page for event information
The IAATO Italian Festival attracts over 80,000 patrons and offers several sponsorship opportunities. Click below to learn more about sponsorship for the IAATO Italian Festival
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