Our May Business Meeting will be held on Thursday May 17th at
7:00pm. Speaker and presentation to follow will be announced
at the April Monthly meeting.
Garage Sale will take place on Friday, May 18th & Saturday,
May 19th from 10:00 to 3:00. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help out.
It has been an annual fundraiser and we have plans to make it
easier to do. Please contact us if you are able to help in some
way. Please call before dropping anything off for the garage
sale. It is in the planning stages, with the hope that members
will be able to help out and accomplish a fun day and profitable
fundraiser for the Museum. Will keep you posted on Facebook
pages and by email.
Pizza & Movie Night: Friday, May 25 at 6:30pm. The movie
is “Big Night”. It is about a failing Italian Restaurant run by
two brothers who gamble on one special night to save the
business. It stars Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony and Tony
Shalhoub. Cost is $5 for pizza and refreshments. Seating is
limited. Please make your reservations early. Phil Maiello,
Riunione dei Giovani (Youth Gathering): Celebrating Your
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:30
We are happy to offer this free program to young people of
Italian heritage as an opportunity for them to gain an appreciation for and
increased knowledge of their roots and will include a:
short video and discussion about Italian heritage
tour of the Museum
demonstration, tasting, and discussion of Italian cuisine
game of bocce or, if it rains, Tombola - Italian bingo
presentation about taking oral histories from Italian ancestors
lunch (pizza, soda, water, and Italian desserts)
(First come, first served.)
Return completed registration form no later than May 25 to:
John Capano, Event Coordinator
11 Meadowbrook Ct, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Registration Form [click here ]
Genealogy Class on Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00am. People
often ask themselves: “I know my ancestors existed, how do I
find them?” What do you do if you never asked where grandpa and
grandma were born? This seminar will introduce participants in
how to begin researching their Italian Heritage. The cost is $5,
and the Instructor is John Capano. Please make your reservations
by June 3rd.
Open House to celebrate the 39th birthday of the American
Italian Heritage Association. On Tuesday, June 12th. Short
program at 11:00am. Please stop in for some birthday cake and
coffee from ll:00 to 2:00pm. Free admission and an opportunity
to visit the Museum and our Member’s Art Show in the Special
Our Annual St. Anthony of Padua celebration will take place
on Wednesday, June 13 at 11:15am. Program, reception and
distribution of St. Anthony Bread. Reservations required by June
10th. Donation requested.
Path through History Weekend will take place at our Museum on
Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 17. It is a weekend to
put a spotlight on history. We have so much to see that it is an
important part of history. Free admission for all fathers on
Sunday, June 17, Father’s Day.
Our June Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take
place on Thursday, June 21st at 1:00pm. The presenters are
Marino D’Orazio, J.D., Ph.D., and Natale Caruso. The topic “The
House on the Fondaco Plain” by Natale Caruso. The book is about
Teresa Liccardi, a young widow, shutters her ancestral house and
leaves her small town in Sicily, with her sons, for a new life
in America. The book is a stirring epic of the immigrant
adventure. Please bring dessert for the social following the
program. Open to the public.
Italian Meal on the Lawn: Friday, June 28th from 5:00-800.
Delicious Italian food and entertainment. This is a fundraiser
and an opportunity to visit with friends, enjoy great food and
enjoy Italian food and music. Free admission to the Museum and
an opportunity to visit our gift shop and thrift shop.
The Pruyn House will be holding “Italian Night”, Wednesday,
July 18th. Italian food will be served and there will be an
Italian band to hear and dance to. They have invited us to have
an Italian Food booth, selling Italian meals and desserts at a
reasonable price. The event starts at 5:00pm. There is a $5
donation to the event.
Our July Monthly Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take
place on Thursday, July 19th. The Business Meeting starts at
7:00pm, followed by a presentation by Nick Colluccio
(singer/DJ/Radio Host. His topic will be “Italian American Radio
and Italian Music.” Nick is the host of the Italian Connection,
an Italian Program on WVCR (88.3FM) every Saturday at 5:00pm.
Nick’s love for great music shows, as he sings and plays songs
of the past and present. Please bring dessert for the reception
following the program. Open to the public.