Welcome To The Branford Italian-American Social Club.
Founded in 1938, the Branford Italian-American club is located on
Hamre Lane. The Club is an independent social organization for men
and women of Italian-American descent to preserve its members'
traditions, heritage, and culture.
Over the years, the Club’s purpose has become more community-oriented participating in the Branford Festival, providing a scholarship to a graduating Branford High School senior, and supporting the Columbus Day weekend activities in New Haven county. The Branford Italian-American Club has donated more than $100,000 to cancer research, hospice, local families in need, and youth activities.
The Club members have enjoyed a wide range of fun activities such as the annual porchetta dinner, monthly dinner socials, bocce games, and other camaraderie of activities. Club members attend at their own pace and guests are always welcome.
The Club membership generally meets the second Friday at 7:30 pm in our Clubroom.
Thanks so much for your interest.
Sincerely, Jeff Vailette
Best-Ever Italian Summer Panzanella
Panzanella is one of those summer recipes that truly tastes like summer. It's one that you want to make in peak season—when the tomatoes are extra juicy, the squash slightly sweet, and the basil extra cheap. To give this classic dish more flavor, we grill the bread, zucchini, and onion until charred, then toss those with the remaining ingredients. You can skip that step altogether if you don't feel like turning on the grill (just use extra-stale bread or toast in the oven instead). It's the perfect summer lunch or an easy side with your grilled chicken and it's what we always bring to summer potlucks. Let the dish sit and marinate for a bit so that the bread soaks in all of the delicious tomato juice.
While tomatoes are in season, be sure to make some fresh bruschetta too!
Up Coming Events
How To Play Bocce
Italian-American Bocce League 2022
IAC Branford, CT
40 Hamre Lane
Branford, CT 06405
We have a highly active seasonal Bocce League, which begins in May and ends in September with a dinner for all participants. The league is made up of 12 4-person teams which rotate play each week.
The games are held on Thursday evenings starting at 6 pm, followed by a second and third match at 6:45 and 7:30 pm.
Come down and enjoy the fun! Bocce, the game is simple and can be played by people of all skill levels.
If you are interested in participating, contact Chris Vailette at (203) 804-1583.
If you cannot commit weekly, be an alternate player.