After thirty years of following the Arena Football League Giancarlo Rancati from Monza, Italy attended his first AFL game in Albany New York at ArenaBowl 32. Rancati witnessed the Capital Region's first championship in twenty years, standing on the field under the confetti after the Empire’s victory. “I believed that it would be great, but it was m...

Dear members and friends of the American Italian Heritage Association and Museum,  As you know, on Thursday, September 12th, our gala dinner will be taking place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The event is a mere three months away. We are putting together a dinner committee to help pull together the details to make this a spectacular...

New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-47, was recently recognized by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators as the conference’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized by my peers,” said Griffo. “From literature to the arts to politics and beyond, Italian-Americans have m...

Our April Monthly Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation will take place on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm. The Presenter is Carla Gambescia, author of La Do/ce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z. She recently received the "best of the best" Silver Prize Winner from the North American Travel Journalists Asso...

The Albany Museum of Art, with the help of Chef Laura Piovesana, rang in the New Year a little early with its Supper Series event “Felice Anno Nuovo” on Dec. 29. The name of the event means “Happy New Year” in Italian, and Piovesana, the featured chef at the AMA’s latest event in its Supper Series, is originally from Italy. The event was held at th...

Bid farewell to 2018 a little early at “Felice Anno Nuovo,” at which you will enjoy an authentic Italian dinner planned and prepared by Chef Laura Bernardi Piovesana, owner of the Italian Wooden Spoon. The dinner, set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Albany Museum of Art, is the second of the fourth season of the AMA’s “Fine Art of Dining” culinary ser...

The interior looks ready to host a restaurant scene from a movie set in the 1930s or ’40s. Small white tiles line the floor of the dining room, a decorative trim in black tracing the edges. Tin ceilings are overhead, wooden booths along the sides. On the walls of Lombardo's Restaurant are scenes, painted in 1933 by an artist who is said to have tra...

Friday, Nov. 30th & Saturday, Dec. 1st:  10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Dec. 2nd:  11 am to 3 pm. American Italian Heritage Museum  •  1227 Central Ave  •  Albany, NY 12205. Join us at the Museum for this festive annual Italian tradition when we transform our exhibit rooms into market places filled with unique Italian merchandise available for purchase whi...

Thursday, October 18 2018. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT. Monthly Business Meeting and Cultural Presentation - American Italian Heritage Association and Museum - 1227 Central Avenue, Albany, NY. 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 sa...

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 th...