A WWII veteran was recognized for his services at the American Italian Heritage Museum on Friday. Back in 2014, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized Father Anthony Sidoti as the Albany County Honor-a-Vet for his service during WWII. On Friday, McCoy presented the flag flown in Washington, D.C. honoring Father Sidoti to the American Itali...

This special event will take place on Friday, January 19th at 11 AM at the American Italian Heritage Museum - 1227 Central Ave - Albany, NY 12205. Daniel P. McCoy, Albany County Executive will present our the museum a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in honor of Father/Chaplain Anthony Sidoti. Fr, Sidoti receive the Silver Star, the Purple Hear...

Rosanne G. Hargrave Soprano Michael Clement Piano. Light the Season with musical renditions from the Italian, Latin and English languages including composers Adams, Franck, Schubert, Torme, Mozart, De Liguori and Yon. Classical, Sacred and traditional favorites. Browse the mu-seum exhibits as you enjoy the décor and ambiance! Lovely dessert recepti...

An Italian Christmas cooking class is just one of  the seasonal events Albany's American Italian Heritage Museum has planned this winter. Instructor Dolores Scalise will show students how to make an Italian Christmas stew and almond paste cookies. The museum, located at 1227 Central Avenue, will host the cooking class on Sunday, December 5 from 11...

Background: He was born in Albany and graduated from the University at Albany and went on to earn a master's in business administration. He taught that subject for 32 years at SUNY's Morrisville College. He and his wife Mary live in Albany. He's the founder and president of the American Italian Heritage Association and Museum in Colonie and was kni...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the statue honoring Italian explorer Christopher Columbus won’t be sailing out of New York any time soon. “As long as I am Governor of the great State of New York, there will be a statue of Christopher Columbus standing tall and proud in the city of New York,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said at the Columbus Citizens Foundation gala S...

September Monthly Meeting and Cultural Presentation. Thursday, September 21st at 7:00pm. The Cultural Presentation to follow. The presenter is Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo and the title of his talk is "Utica, -NY and the 104 Annual Cosmas & Damian Feast." Utica, NY has an interesting Italian American story and the St. Cosmas & Damian Feast is a very...

During August/September, the American Italian Heritage Museum will share the photo journal, “Reflections by Lucia Sirco” with visitors in its Special Exhibit Room. Ms. Sirco’s photo journal captures the people, food and hidden places of the “Queen of the Adriatic” - Venice. She has visited many places in Italy but Venice’s quaint neighborhoods, bre...

Indulge me while I get a little starry-eyed over the recent arrival of Mio Posto in downtown Albany after its displacement from Saratoga Springs by fire. Who am I to ask the gods what transpired for the former Lark & Lily to become available as Mio Posto's new home? Did Sylvia Meder Lilly wake up one morning and decide it was time to pass the baton...

The state Senate passed a bill late Wednesday night that would name one of Gov. Cuomo's signature projects after his late father. The bill, introduced at the end of the legislative session by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County) would name the new Tappan Zee Bridge under construction the “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.” The curr...