Calendar of Events
Tuesday, February 13th - 11:00am: Carnival & St. Valentine
Tuesday, February 13th - 1:00pm: Book Club
February Monthly Meeting & Cultural Presentation, Thursday,
February 22nd. The business meeting starts at 7:00pm,
followed by Kevin Wilson's presentation: "Sully's Squad". As Mr.
Wilson states -- the topic will include but is not limited to:
History of my Italian Family who arrived from Ariano Irpino
through Naples to Granville, NY to work in the quarries. The
likeness of me to my Uncle Salvatore "Sullivan" Fringi called
Sully. He was a Sargent in the Army First Division "Big Red One"
and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Sicilian campaign. I will
then discuss the process of how I began the manuscript on my
Uncle called Sully's Squad and an overview of the book from the
creative design to character structure to the story' itself
which is still in editing. I will also bring in the Italian
Resistance who helped create obstacles for the Germans during
the occupancy at the end of September 1943. Free and open to the
public. Please bring dessert for the reception following the
Pizza & Movie Night: Friday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. The
movie is "LaDolce Vita", (Italian-English sub-title), starring
Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg (comedy/drama film). Cost
is $5 for pizza and refreshments. Please make your reservations
by February 21 st.
International Women's Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March
8th at our Museum. In Italy it is called: Fiesta della
Donna. Around the world it is an occasion to express
appreciation to women and in Italy love by men to the women
around them. We would like to have a committee to plan a
luncheon program and present an Award to an Outstanding Italian
Woman in the Capital District. If you are interested on being on
the committee or attending, please contact us by February 21st.
Our thirty-second Annual St. Joseph Celebration will take place
on Thursday, March 15th. The business meeting starts at 7:00pm,
followed by a presentation with slides by Prof./Cav. Philip J.
DiNovo and a short film. You are invited to bring bread, fruit,
candles and dessert to decorate our traditional St. Joseph
table. This year we will serve Zeppole (Calabria style -
custard), from Bella Napoli Italian Bakery. Cost Is $5. Your
check by March 12 confirms your reservation. Wear red and be
a part of this wonderful tradition. Please bring can goods that
will be donated to the st. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, as
feeding the poor is an important part of the St. Joseph
Our Annual Palm Weaving Class will take place on Tuesday, March
20th at 11:00am. The Instructor is Elena Mack, who is
donating her talent and time again to teach this class. If you
have some palms, please bring them. If not, some will be
provided. Donation is $5 and please make your reservation by
Italian Easter Cookinq Class - will be held on March 21St at
11:00am. The Instructor is Dolores Scalise. What she will
make will be on Facebook, in the email newsletter, and on a
flyer. You may also call the Museum at 518-435-1979. The cost is
$10. You will get to taste what she makes. Reservations are
required by March 19.
Our 3rd Annual Italian Easter Bake Sale will take place on
Friday, March 30th from 11:00-2:00 and Saturday, March 31st from
11:00-3:00. In order to be sure you can get the following:
Ricotta Pie, Ricotta Wheat Pie, Guanti (ewonds) in 1 lb.
container, Paski Bread (Babka), Ham & Cheese Pie, Easter Bread
and Classic Italian Cookies (Genets & Pizzelles) we highly
suggest you pre-order. Additional baked goods will be available
for sale on the pick-up dates. For details please pick up an
order form. Watch for info. In email newsletter and on Facebook.
The Chair is Nancy Macy.
Pizza & Movie Night: Friday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. The movie
is "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell', an American comedy that takes
place in Italy. Starring Gina Lollobrigida, Shelly Winters and
Phil Silvers. Cost is $5 for pizza and refreshments. Please make
your reservations by March 21st.