The first Italians who came to the US during the mass migration age spent their first years basically without any right. Some of them because they considered themselves "birds of passage": they came to the US with the full intent of making money and then come back to Italy. Some of them because they weren't interested in losing their Italian citize...

When everybody thinks about New York, the first thought goes of course to Manhattan. And when everybody thinks about the Italians in New York, one may think about Little Italy, or East Harlem, or Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. But if you look at the percentage, the New York borough with the highest percentage of inhabitants of Italian heritage is defi...

Presentation by Author, Gianna Pontecorboli, Prof. W. Castello, and Prof. L. Lionini. GARIBALDI MEUCCI MUSEUM , 420 TOMPKINS AVE. STATEN ISLAND, NY : Gianna Pontecorboli. Documenting the stories of Italian Jews in the Americas. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum and The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island present Gianna Pontecorboli's book:...

On Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Staten Island Museum Art Curator Robert Bunkin will present "I Macchiaioli: Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento."   I Macchiaioli was a group of painters working in Tuscany in the second half of the nineteenth century, including such painters as Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati, Vito D'Anc...

On Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m., Nick Dowen will present an hour-long program on the life of opera great Ezio Pinza. Dowen, who has been collecting records since he was 13 years old, will share some of his thousands of recordings in a powerpoint presentation about the life of one of the most prolific singers in the history of music.   A bas...

On November 22, 2014, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum unveiled the dual portrait "Riders on the Winds of Time," by the artist William J. Castello, to a packed house of over one hundred a fifty guest, possible more folks than the Rosebank, Staten Island cottage had ever hosted before all at once.   I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill as a fri...

For year 2013 to every $ raised in bricks we will receive an extra $ as a matching grant! Your contribution this year will be double the value, every $ brick purchased in 2013 will bring to the museum 2x$. For over 50 years the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci, and...

On Sunday, December 15, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host a day of holiday celebration. Beginning with Christmas Breakfast Buffet at 11:30 a.m., the day will include games and treats for the whole family. The museum will also unveil its newly enhanced presepio (nativity scene).   The tradition of the presepio began in 326 AD when Emperor...

When: May 7, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00Where: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305Please call the museum for reservations 718-442-1608 Maria Giura will read an excerpt from her memoir-in-progress which explores the tension between accepting her personal calling and the ambivalence she felt towards God and her immigrant I...

On Saturday, September 13 at 2 pm, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will present a very special guest speaker. Nancy Petralia, along with her husband John, is author of "Not in a Tuscan Villa," which is currently a bestseller in the travel book section on Amazon.com.   The book tells the real-life story of this middle-aged American couple who wen...