One World @ One Place
Sunday 29th October 2017 Empire State Plaza – Convention Center (From 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, )
Click here to see Directions and Parking information Click here to see Parking Lots and Parking Charges information Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more.
Celebrate the World
In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the third was t...
Cultural Fiesta
Please join us at the spectacular representation of the Global Cultural Integration @One Place on Sunday, October 23rd 2016  This idea was soon turned into a reality and first ethnic festival was held on October 27, 1972.  We named it “Festival of Nations”.  It was held at the Hudson Valley Community Collage.It was welcomed so much that thousands of people h...
Bringing Community Together
The word got around about us – how much enjoyment we offer for the family on one Sunday afternoon in the Fall of every year.  Now there are several international bazaars/festivals in the area.  They are organized by different institutions.  Our Festival of Nations remains the original.  It is unique, in the sense that we, the participating nations, ourselves, organize everythin...
See You at the Empire Plaza
 This year, we are celebrating our 45th annual Festival with you! We hope you enjoy your few hours with us by looking at the arts and crafts from different parts of the world; by tasting delicious ethnic foods; and by being part of the audience indulging in the music with rhythm and dances representing various cultures and traditions of the world.
History of The Festival of Nations
  In the spring of 1972, several ethnic group leaders got together with an idea to organize an art and cultural festival in the Capital District.The purpose was three-fold.  The first was to prove how well people with diverse backgrounds can work together and have lots of fun doing it;the second was to present a glimpse of the world to the residents of the Capital District; and the t...

Italy

Posted By: Mizan on July 27, 2010 in - Comments: 1 Comment »


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Please go to our two websites for an update of the American Italian Heritage Association and the American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural Center: www.americanitalianmuseum.org and www.aiha-albany.org   We have members in 37 states and 6 nations.   We offer many cultural programs, classes, films etc.   We also publish a 20 page bi-monthly Newsletter in English for our members.   Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo, President/Exec. Director    We have represented Italy in the Festival of Nations for a number of years and will again this year!

The American Italian Heritage Association represents Italy, founded in 1979. We have members in 36 states and four nations. American Italian Heritage Museum & Culture Center, 1227 Cental Ave, Albany, Ny 12205 is now open.

  • Website

America Italian Museum

 www.americanitalianmuseum.org and www.aiha-albany.org

American Italian Heritage Association

AIHA-Albany

  • Performance

Brian D is going to sing a melody of Italian songs.

  • Foods

Pasta and Meatballs, Sausage & Pepers sandwich, Pizza, Italian cookies and soda, plus water

  • Miss Festival Candidate

Jacqueline Paratore

  • Arts and Crafts

In our craft booth we will sell: Italian gifts, books, cookbooks, novelities, etc.

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  1. Prof. DiNovo says:

    Our website has been improved and updated and so this e-mail is to inform you that we have updated our site and that the information on the
    Festival site is correct except for that the following. This year we have members in 36 states and 3 nations. All the other information is correct. Prof. DiNovo

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