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...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

Imagine dining by a shimmering pool under a starry sky as you enjoy a fine Italian dinner accompanied by wines selected to complement the cuisine. That is the memorable evening awaiting those who attend “Starry Starry Night,” which brings this season of the Albany Museum of Art’s Fine Art of Dining Culinary Series to a close. The cuisine will be...

When Julius Pardi developed a new way to manufacture porcelain insulators at General Electric back in 1902, the bosses at the Schenectady plant must have been pleased with themselves for giving the 17-year-old Italian immigrant a job. Pardi's skill at making better insulators, however, only scratched the surface of his creativity. In his 47 years w...

Thursday April 26 - 7 p.m./9 p.m. American Italian Heritage Association and Museum -1227 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12205. This Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Lecture, led by La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel, will discuss how her family, the Saranos of Milan, were saved from the Holocaust in the small village of Mombaroccio whe...

American Italian Heritage Association and Museum - 1227 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12205. Exhibit opens today and installation will remain through the end of May. The Museum is open: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11 am to 2 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1 pm – 4 pm. The grandchildren of Julius Pardi, an Italian born artist (1884-1961), pre...

Our thirty-second Annual St. Joseph Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 15th. American Italian Heritage Museum  •  1227 Central Ave  •  Albany, NY 12205. The business meeting starts at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation with slides by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo and a short film. You are invited to bring bread, fruit, candles and dessert...

American Italian Heritage Museum - 1227 Central Ave - Albany, NY 12205. Thursday, February 22nd. The business meeting starts at 7:00pm, followed by Kevin Wilson's presentation: "Sully's Squad". As Mr. Wilson states, the topic will include but is not limited to: "History of my Italian Family who arrived from Ariano Irpino through Naples to Granville...