Italian American Museum

Italian American Museum information

New York City , USA
155 Mulberry St
at Grand St
+1 212 965 9000
Getting there
Subway: J/Z, N/Q/R, 6 to Canal St; B/D to Grand St
More information
suggested donation $7
Opening hours
noon-6pm Fri-Sun
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This humble museum offers a random mishmash of historical objects documenting early Italian life in NYC, from Sicilian marionettes to old Italian comics starring New York's famous mafia-busting cop, Giuseppe 'Joe' Petrosino. Between 1885 and 1932, the building was occupied by the Banca Stabile, which helped immigrants sort their monetary needs as well as providing a lifeline back to the homeland. Among the artifacts belonging to the former bank is the giant 19th-century safe.

The museum hosts regular evening events spanning film screenings and talks to folk dance workshops. Check the museum's Facebook page for details.