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...

American Italian Heritage Association and Museum - 1227 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12205. Ms. Cerrone is an Italian American author who recently published The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017), a novella that tells the story of hope and survival set in Sicily. The story follows a young boy’s survival from the sulfur mines of rural Sicily....

June Monthly meeting and Cultural Presentation:  Thursday, June 13th at7:00pm.  The business meeting begins at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation by Olivia Kate Cerrone, who has received various literacy honors including a “Distinguished Fellowship” from the National Endowments of the Arts. She currently resides in Boston, MA.  Her topic “The Hunge...

Tricia Barbagallo is a Member of the American Italian Heritage Association. She holds two Master's Degree in History from the University at Albany, and is 3/4 of the way complete with a Ph.D. in history. She has worked at the Colonial Albany Project since 1987 - rebuilding the lives of Albany citizens born before, and also studies Albany's Colonial...

There are so many places you can go for Italian food in the Capital Region, many of them chain restaurants with food that is the same no matter where you are. Try the local food at DeMarco’s on Central Avenue in Colonie and enjoy a classic Italian meal at a reasonable price while supporting a small, family-owned business. It’s charming in a familia...

Stephen Piorkowski of Delmar, who won the home-cooks competition at the first Mac-n-Cheese Bowl in 2010, emerged victorious again last weekend during the eighth annual event, when his Stephen's Best Italian-American Mac and Cheese with Meatballs was chosen by judges as the best among 11 entries by home cooks. Piorkowski's recipe is below. Druthers...

In Honor Of the Italian Immigrants Who Came To The United States of America: Our 31St Annual St. Joseph Celebration. Thursday, March 16th. The business meeting will start at 7:00pm, followed by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo's presentation with slides of "St. Joseph Traditions." We will have the traditional St. Joseph Table and this year we will serve...

OUR HISTORY ~ 1979-2014 by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo   On Tuesday, June 12, 1979 I invited eight Italian American professors to meet with me in the Department of Law lounge at Syracuse University. I had previously read Richard Gambino's book, Blood of My Blood, finding it so powerful that I was compelled to do something to preserve ou...