History and Mission
The Maltese in New York and America have a long history. Over the years there were quite a few Maltese centers throughout New York City. Over time many of these centers closed their doors and reorganized. The Maltese Center of today was established in 1979 and the building was commemorated on October 16th, 1982. The Maltese had the foresight to purchase a building in Astoria to own and secure a place for future generations of the Maltese community. The dedication of the communtiy raised funds and provided skills to make the Center what it is today. The Maltese Center is regarded as one of the most active centers in the Northeast.
Preserve our language and culture through organized events with traditional themes.
Maintain a space where the Maltese Community can gather.
Help and promote Maltese culture through its various activities.
Maintain a vibrant Maltese community through growth and support.
Keeping the Maltese Center a thriving place.
Maintain financial stability for the Maltese Center for generations to come!
We believe that having the Maltese Center we offer a community for those of Maltese heritage
to have a place that they can identify with all the while living in
New York City.