•  American Italian Museum

    Friday, March 31st at 6:30pm. Movie: The Two Popes (2019) starring Anthony Hopkins
    Winter weather policy: Program will be cancelled on a day when South Colonie Schools are closed or when a winter weather advisory is in effect for that evening
    Please contact the office to register: $5 per person. Chair, Jim Held.

    Palm weaving class will take place on Thursday, March 30th at 1:00pm. The Instructor is Alena Mack and the cost is $5. The class is limited to 12 people, so make your reservation early.

    Italian Easter Traditions Presentation by Prof./Cav. Philip J DiNovo will take place on Wednesday, April 5th at 1:00pm. Learn more about Italian Easter Traditions that are unique. Free and open to the public, reservations required by April 2, 2023.

    Continuing Beginner/Intermediate Class will start the second week of April on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00pm. Anna Barletta is the Instructor. Send an email to sign up for the class or if you have questions: Annbrletta78@gmail.com The cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members.

    Our April Monthly Meeting and Cultural Presentation “Italian Culture in America” will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm. In 1887, Thomas Jefferson traveled through the northern regions of Italy. When he returned to America two years later, he brough the culture of il bel paese back with him. To celebrate Jefferson’s 280th birthday, we’ll have a brief book presentation and a raffle for a signed edition of “Italian Culture in America: How a Founding Father Introduced Italian Art, Architecture, Food, Wine, and Liberty to the American People.” After the raffle, watch a special showing of the 1995 film, Two Bits starring Al Pacino. Author Ralph G. Giordano has donated an autographed book, and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the AIHA. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00. Reservations required by April 11th.

    Thursday, April 20th at 1:00pm we will hold a Brainstorming meeting. We will plan fundraisers, classes, workshops, social events, etc. for 2023. We invite you to this important meeting. If you are not able to attend, please send us your ideas. The meeting will only be for 1 hour. We need your ideas and willingness to volunteer.

    Our Annual Italian Easter Bake Sale will be held at the Museum on Saturday, April 8th from 12 to 3pm. A detailed pre-order form can be found on page 20 of this newsletter. Please contact us if you are willing to bake for the sale. Some items will be available for purchase on April 8th but Bella Napoli items must be pre-ordered.

    Pizza & Movie Night: Friday, April 28th at 6:30pm: Movie: Cittadini del Mondo (Citizens of the World) in Italian with English subtitles. Please make your reservation by April 26th. Please contact the office to register (518)435-1979): $5 per person. Chair, Jim Held.

    Lew Elia will present “Galileo” one of the world’s greatest scientist. He was born on February 18, 1564. His birth marked the beginning of the ages of reason. He discovered the principle of falling bodies which framed the basis of modern day physics. Lew’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00pm Lew’s presentation are always informative and interesting.

    Italian Genealogy Seminar, Saturday, May 6th at 10:00am. The class will include an overview of the first steps in finding your “lost” Italian ancestor and living relatives and proceed to more in-depth resources. Please note this is a beginner only class. You may bring your wireless device (smart phone, pad, etc.). Please make your reservation by May 4th. In Instructor is John Capano.

    Come and have some fun! Play Tombola (Italian bingo) on Tuesday, May 16th at 12:30pm. Free and open to the public. Ann Sweeney, Chair.

    Pizza & Movie Night: Friday, May 19th at 6:30pm: Movie: “Detective Montalbano”. It is in Italian with English subtitles and takes place in Sicily. Please make your reservation by May 17th. Please contact the office to register (518)435-1979): $5 per person. Chair, Phil Maiello.

    Our May Monthly Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take place on Thursday May 25 at 7:00pm. The Speaker will be announced at the April monthly meeting. We hope you will make every effort to attend our monthly meetings. Not only is it an opportunity to learn more about your Italian Heritage but an opportunity to socialize with your fellow members. Please bring some dessert for the social to follow.





    AIHA Campus 1227 Central Ave. Albany NY 12205
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