The Italian American Community Center is a membership organization founded in 1971 by a group of local Italian-Americans with the intent of preserving their customs and traditions as well as establishing a social center to gather for relaxation and enjoyment with other like-minded people.
Naturally much capital was needed to complete such a large undertaking, so a charter membership campaign was begun to solicit donations for a building fund. Many local Italian American contractors also donated their time and effort towards this project. The hard work and dedications of the hundreds of founding fathers had their dreams come to fruition in 1973 when the doors of the Italian American Community Center were open.
A social organization was formed to help pay the bills with membership dues and form a core of Italian Americans to insure the preservation of customs and traditions of the Italian culture.
The culinary traditions, a very important part of Italian heritage, necessitated that a restaurant and banquet facility be part of this organization. Thus was the beginning of the restaurant and banquet facility. The current facility is operated by 2SHEA's Catering.
Whether you are an Italian or just love all things Italian, explore the possibility of joining our club. Enjoy the Italian culture, volunteering and enjoying the many programs, activities and events the Italian American Community Center offers.
The IACC Foundation's mission to advance, celebrate and preserve the Italian culture and heritage while helping families rediscover the great strength to be found in these traditions.
The Foundation holds many annual cultural programs and events. Our goal is to connect a new generation of Italian Americans with traditions and an ethnicity which has been all but lost in today’s world.
American Italian Heritage Museum/American Italian Heritage Association – was founded in 1979, and has become an international organization with members in 41 States and several countries. Their goals are to record and preserve Italian heritage and culture. The AIHA operates the Italian Cultural Center & Museum located in Colonie, NY.
Sons of Italy-Gabriele D'Annunzio Lodge 321
The Order Sons of Italy in America is the largest and oldest organization of men and women of Italian heritage in North America. Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, OSIA today has more than 600,000 members and a network of over 700 chapters coast to coast, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for people of Italian decent.