While many governmental offices are closed on Monday in honor of Columbus Day, The Cities of Southfield and Ferndale, MI have taken a different approach to the day. The announcement Southfield’s social media and website says “The City of Southfield offices and library will be closed on Monday, October 8 in observation of Indigenous Peoples Day. Cit...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade and the Italian Heritage Month Committee held their 36th annual Gala on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville to honor this year’s dignitaries. This year’s parade honorees are Grand Marshal André DiMino, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Vito Scarpelli of Nutley, Italian Heritage Award r...

Columbus Day has become synonymous with Italian Heritage Day, a time in which Italian Americans remember the sacrifices made by their parents and grandparents, and the contributions Italian Americans have made in the U.S. The time-honored Columbus Day parades began in the late 1800s as Italian immigrants strived to create a sense of self-esteem and...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas.  His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world.  Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisph...

Baltimore’s 128th Columbus Day parade, the nation’s oldest celebration of Christopher Columbus, will wind its way through the Inner Harbor and into Little Italy Sunday. Set to begin at 1 p.m. in parking lot C between Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, the parade will then head north and east along Howard Street, Pratt Street and Sout...

The annual Italian Festival is under way in Seaside Heights, with arts, crafts, entertainment and all the Italian food you could want. The festival continues until 10 p.m. on Saturday and is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. There is a variety of performances scheduled throughout the weekend, and on Sunday the 27nd annual Columbus Day Parade steps...

As we approach the Columbus Day weekend, we are reminded of the Italians who left their mark on Philadelphia, and paved the way for the large Italian American population that has influenced our City for centuries. Below is a sampling of Italians who have contributed to the fabric of Philadelphia’s history.  Philadelphia is located along the Delawar...

The annual celebration of Columbus Day will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Columbus Monument, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. The occasion celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in October 1492 and salutes those of Italian heritage who have made contributions to the community and the nation. "It's a day that symbolizes all...

The winner of this year’s Miss Columbus title was announced for the borough’s upcoming parade honoring Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 42nd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade will march along Morris Park Avenue at noon on Sunday, October 7. Prior to the parade there will be a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Solace – St. Dominic’s, with coffee...

Let us remember what it means to be American of Italian heritage on Columbus Day, Oct. 8. This is the time to recognize the many people of Italian descent who have contributed to our community as public servants, community service and volunteers, for example, in the ranks of police, fire, city, state and federal government. There are many professio...