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The American Italian Heritage Museum &
The American Italian Heritage Association


1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205
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Note: Meetings will take place at the Museum, 1227 Central Ave. +

Exhibit – Special Exhibit Room

SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: “Members Art Show”


 




Calendar of Events

Our September Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take place on Thursday, September 13tht at 7:00pm. The presenter, Giacomo Calabria, a Scholar with Humanities New York and the Author of two new novels. The topic “Ulysses Oration”, one of the most cherished passages n Dante’s Commedia, offering in Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz and enjoying a reputation comparable to summer blockbusters. Join us for a discussion on this mini-epic from Inferno, which will be read in English, alongside illustrations to best capture the book and feel of Ulysses’ last voyage. Please bring dessert for the social following the program. Open to the public.


End-of-Summer Candlelight Dinner on the Lawn. On Friday, September 21st from 5:30-8:30pm, please join a group of friends of the Museum as they host an End-of-Summer Candlelight Dinner on the Lawn of the American Italian Heritage Museum to support the Organization. The catered event will feature a full-menu of Italian cuisine, Italian wine & beer, along with table-side musical entertainment all under the stars. This is an event not to be missed. Limited seating. Reservations only. Rain or shine. Tickets are __ for members and ___ for non-members. To make a reservation, please call ______. Payment will be due prior to the event. Event chairs are Diane Conroy-LaCivita and Joseph LaCivita.

Pizza & Movie Night will take place on Friday, September 28th at 6:30pm. The movie is “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. It is a romantic comedy film. It was nominated for the Academy for Best Picture and the story takes place in Rome, Italy. The cost for pizza and refreshments is $5. Please make your reservation by September 25th. Phil Maiello is Chair.


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 the reception. This is the only Columbus event taking place on Columbus Day in the whole region. Please help us save Columbus Day by attending this important celebration. Honor the man who made the New World known to the Old World changing these Worlds forever! Open to the public.

Jumpstart your Italian Genealogy – Wednesday, October 17th at 11:00am. People often ask themselves, “I know my ancestors existed but how do I find them?” What do you do if you never asked your grandparents where they were born? Instructor John Capano will provide information on internet resources to find these lost ancestors and new, living relatives you never knew existed. Bring your own laptop or tablet device. Cost is $5. Reservations must be made by October 14th.

The October Business Meeting & Cultural Presentation will take place on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm. The cultural presentation topic is “Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting.” Writers will read from the anthology of the same name, about their Italian immigrant fore-mothers where Maria is bullied because of her nationality and Frances struggles to fit in with a different culture. Editor Patricia A. Nugent will read her story about her father’s decision to anglicize his name and the impact on her family. Josephine Pasciullo will read a story about her mother and Leah Nanci Russell will read about her grandmother. Please bring dessert for the social following the program. Open to the public.

Pizza & Movie Night will take place on Friday, October 26th at 6:30pm. Join us for the 1994 Italian film, “il Postino (The Postman)” which was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Music (Original Dramatic Score). (Italian with English subtitles, color, runs 108 minutes.) Cost for pizza and refreshments is $5. Please make your reservation by October 24th.

You are invited to a program to honor Veterans on Wednesday, November 7th at 11:15am. This is a great opportunity to honor Veterans and thank them for their service. Please bring dessert for the reception to follow. At the end of the program, all veterans will be admitted free to the Museum.

You are invited to a Mass for our deceased members and friends at our Museum on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm. Mass will be said by Father Anthony Chiaramonte (a member) using the altar in our Chapel built by Ben San. Please send us names of those you would like remembered and we will place them on the altar during the Mass. A reception will follow. Please bring dessert to share. Open to the public.

Our November Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take place on Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm. The cultural presentation topic is “How Dante Invented Modern Italian” presented by Marino D’Orazio, Ph.D., a trial lawyer, educator and author. Please bring dessert for the social following the program. Open to the public.

Pizza & Movie Night will take place on Friday, November 30th at 6:30pm. The movie is the 1960 American comedy “It Started in Naples,” starring Clark Gable, Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica. (English, color, runs 100 minutes.) The cost for pizza and refreshments is $5. Please make your reservation by November 28th.

Our Annual Italian Christmas Market will take place November 30, December 1 and 2. Save the dates!




 



Museum Hours

Spring Museum hours (April/May) Mon., Thur. & Fri. from 11 am to 2 pm. Sat. & Sun. from 12 noon to 3 pm

June Museum hours Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:-2:00  Saturday & Sunday 12:00noon to 3:00

July & August Museum hours Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:-2:00  Saturday  12:00noon to 3:00

September 1st to December 31st. our hours are: Mon. Thur. and Friday 11 am to 2 pm . Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm.

January 1st to March 31st
the museum will only be open on Friday 11am-2pm. & Saturday. from 12 noon to 3 pm and by appointment.

If you are coming from a distance always call ahead,
518 435-1979 to see if the museum is closed due to the weather!



 

The museum will be closed on Sunday during July and August.



Open by advance appointment outside of regular hours.

If your coming a distance please call ahead to see if we will be open the day you wish to visit, since our staff are all volunteers.



Bus Tours Welcomed Please Call to Arrange Day and Time | We are closed on all National Holidays

 

 
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