Senator John Heinz History Center
October 1
10 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Practice saying “Adoro Pittsburgh,” kick off National Italian Heritage Month and — if you’re 17 or under — enjoy free admission to one of the region’s top cultural destinations.

Home to one of the country’s largest collections of Italian American artifacts, archival materials and oral histories —the Heinz History Center is bringing on the family-friendly food, fun and fanfare for this vibrant heritage day celebration.

Ready to cook like an authentic Italian grandmother? Enjoy cooking demos and sample Italian American recipes with Maria Palmieri (Merante’s Gifts), Chris Fennimore (QED Cooks) and Chef Daniel Walker (Lidia’s Pittsburgh), and discover the secrets behind Italian wedding cookies with local baker Cathy Fitzgerald.

Learn Italian with La Scuola d’Italia Galileo Galilei, create your own crafts and check out live music by Marco Fiorante, the San Rocco Ballabe Band and I Campagnoli.

You can also master the game of bocce and explore your family tree with Roots in the Boot, North Hills Genealogists and Rich Roots Genealogy.

Wander through an Italian American Bazaar, featuring vendor displays from the Calabria Club, San Rocco Cultural Committee, Italian American War Veterans, and others.