New York's artists, writers and performers have always been at the forefront of American culture. The Empire State is the birthplace of trailblazers like Lucille Ball, national icons like Walt Whitman and artistic pioneers like Thomas Cole. Others, like Louis Armstrong and Mark Twain, moved to New York in order to explore their craft and share their talents with the world. A dazzling array of attractions across New York State tells the history of these artists and their contributions to our nation's cultural heritage.
Learn about the achievements and contributions of Italian-Americans through cultural programs, activities and exhibits. Celebrate and explore Italian heritage, history and culture.... more