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...

For Mike Campanile, Wednesday’s first race brought back fond memories when a horse named Brockton George went to the post. “The first bet I ever made was in 1969 at the Brockton (Mass.) State Fair,” he said. “They had thoroughbred horse racing. My friend and I split a $2 win bet on a horse that threw his jockey when he came out of the gate, and we...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saratoga Pavilion at Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The charm and spirit of Italy will come trackside when Saratoga Race Course hosts Italian-American Day. The day-long celebration of Italian culture and heritage will feature traditional Italian music, dance, food, en...

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...

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...

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...