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...

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...