New York Sate Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) today announced the state will award the Italian American Museum $1 million in funding to help the museum complete construction of its new headquarters at 151 Mulberry Street in historic Little Italy. "Whether in government, business, public safety or in the arts, Italian Americans have been integral in bu...

The building that once housed the Italian American Museum (IAM) at 155 Mulberry Street, was razed a couple of years ago only to enjoy a rebirth with a completely new structure that will serve as a cultural hub and community nexus for Italian Americans and the Little Italy neighborhood. The projected opening is projected for the Columbus Day weekend...

Professor Gaetano Cipolla presented his new book, Learn Sicilian II, just published by Legas, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan on November 30, 2021. The event, which was open to the members of the Foundation and to the public, was attended by Arba Sicula members from the tri-state area and by lovers of Sicilian culture. One person c...

A steering committee of leaders of Italian American organizations is set to meet with Representative Lee Zeldin this weekend. On the agenda are critical issues fomented from a series of recent negative events that impact the Italian American community in the State of New York and the Tri-State area. The steering committee, comprised of representati...

For those like me who are not particularly familiar with the world of jewelry, which is also such a fundamental part of the production in which Italy has always excelled, it was curious to verify Maria Teresa Cannizzaro's passion and knowledge for the world of bijoux. A world that I do not know, but that I have learned to appreciate by being in the...

Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 2021 Long Island Ambasciatore Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Sunday, November 7 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Join us in honoring outstanding Italian American leaders and their Italian American Organizations. To RSVP by phone or for further information contact Dr. Joseph V. Sc...

UNICO National made the second installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum during their annual convention which was held on July 27th in Parsippany, New Jersey. UNICO chapters and individual members pledged an additional $50,000 from the convention floor for a total of $100,000 towards the construction of the "New"...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their final installment of $40,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. This exciting commitme...

Dr. Joseph Scelsa is one of the most respected and recognized figures in the Italian American community who has written essays and publications, sits on the boards of some of the major Italian American organizations, and is the recipient of multiple recognitions, and accolades. In 1999 he organized the exhibition “The Italians of New York: Five Cen...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their third installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. Pictured (left to righ...