The Albany Museum of Art, with the help of Chef Laura Piovesana, rang in the New Year a little early with its Supper Series event “Felice Anno Nuovo” on Dec. 29. The name of the event means “Happy New Year” in Italian, and Piovesana, the featured chef at the AMA’s latest event in its Supper Series, is originally from Italy. The event was held at th...

Bid farewell to 2018 a little early at “Felice Anno Nuovo,” at which you will enjoy an authentic Italian dinner planned and prepared by Chef Laura Bernardi Piovesana, owner of the Italian Wooden Spoon. The dinner, set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Albany Museum of Art, is the second of the fourth season of the AMA’s “Fine Art of Dining” culinary ser...

The interior looks ready to host a restaurant scene from a movie set in the 1930s or ’40s. Small white tiles line the floor of the dining room, a decorative trim in black tracing the edges. Tin ceilings are overhead, wooden booths along the sides. On the walls of Lombardo's Restaurant are scenes, painted in 1933 by an artist who is said to have tra...

Friday, Nov. 30th & Saturday, Dec. 1st:  10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Dec. 2nd:  11 am to 3 pm. American Italian Heritage Museum  •  1227 Central Ave  •  Albany, NY 12205. Join us at the Museum for this festive annual Italian tradition when we transform our exhibit rooms into market places filled with unique Italian merchandise available for purchase whi...

Thursday, October 18 2018. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT. Monthly Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation - American Italian Heritage Association and Museum - 1227 Central Avenue, Albany, NY. The cultural presentation topic is “Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting.” Writers will read from the anthology of the sa...

Our Annual Columbus Day Celebration will take place on Monday, October 8th (Columbus Day) at 11:00am. Last year was very successful. We had political, ethnic, civic and cultural leaders speak. We will do the same this year. The program will be only one-hour, followed by a reception. We hope you will donate dessert, fruit, cheese and crackers for th...

The 50th Annual Conference of Italian American State Legislators, a bipartisan event produced by Italian Americans in the New York State Assembly and State Senate, took place on June 4th, 2018 in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.   NOIAW Board Member, Prof. Donna Chirico (CUNY/York College) and NOIAW Board Chair Maria Tamburri represented...

Albany's Italian American Heritage Museum offers several events this month to draw visitors indoors at 1227 Central Avenue. Father's Day Weekend, the museum waives its $5 admission for dads on Sunday to see the museum's "Gifts from Our Grandfather" exhibit.  The grandfather is Italian-born artist and GE worker Julius Pardi who as a child learned fr...

It’s a 140 mile drive from Yankee Stadium to the New York State Capitol Building in Albany. And during the last few weeks, the state house has felt a bit like the post-retirement reunion spot for former pinstripes wearers. Just a week after former catcher and manager Joe Girardi visited lawmakers on a quest to get lawmakers to give Major League Bas...

Da Avezzano ad Albany (NY), passando per Roma, Frosinone, L'Aquila. La storia di Riccardo Iafrate è quella di un ragazzo ambizioso e determinato, capace di raggiungere i suoi obiettivi e di inseguire i propri sogni spinto dal desiderio di avventura, di crescita e da una forza di volontà invidiabile. Disponibile, sicuro, maturo: dopo diversi anni ne...