As cities across the country increasingly reject Columbus Day, choosing instead to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, Italian-Americans have sent a clear message: Their holiday isn’t going down without a fight. Columbus Day, named for the Italian explorer who sailed to the Americas on behalf of Spain more than 500 years ago, has become a painful re...

The state is designating the Columbus monument at Columbus Circle as a landmark — in case the city tries to move it in the future. The New York State Board of Historic Preservation voted unanimously on Sept. 20 to place the statue in the state and national registers for its historic and cultural significance. The action was not publicized. Gov. Cuo...

Mayor Rich David and members of the Italian-American community held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss details for the 59th annual Columbus Day Parade, Tournament of Marching Bands and Italian Festival. The event will begin Monday, October 8th, at 9 A.M. outside of Binghamton City Hall where the Italian Flag will be raised. Shortly after, t...

In its annual recognition of Italian heritage organizers of the New Columbus Day celebration and dinner will salute one organization and four individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pueblo community. Those to be honored include: The Knights of Columbus. Hector Chiariglione. The late Rev. Ben Bacino. John Panepinto. Louie Carleo....

The 66th annual Cleveland Columbus Day Parade will step off at noon Monday, October 8. The parade will take place in Little Italy, where it moved in 2003 after decades downtown. The 16th parade in Little Italy will begin at Murray Hill and Cornell Roads and proceed north to East 125th Street and Fairview, then turn north on Fairview and march back...

Columbus Day has fallen on hard times in recent years as a result of congressional legislation in 1968 making it part of the Monday holiday scheme, meaning that it could fall, as it does this year, on a date removed from actual history. Then some entities in the nation don't observe the day, noting that Christopher Columbus was associated with ex...

A mile-long stretch of Shrewsbury Street will once again be the setting for the Worcester Columbus Day Parade. The annual event will be held this Sunday - always the day before the holiday - with the first marchers stepping off at 12:30 p.m. The route starts at Aitchison Street, near Belmont Street, and runs west, to Washington Square, near Union S...

New Haven will host the 2018 Columbus Day Parade which ends with a Heritage Event is Wooster Square. The parade steps off from City Hall - 165 Church Street - at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, and makes its way along Chapel Street to St. Michael's Church on Wooster Square. Afterward, the public is invited to attend an Italian Festival to be held in W...

In a milestone change, the city of Rochester announced this week that Monday, Oct. 8, will be the city's first annual Indigenous Peoples Day. But Monday already is the federally designated Columbus Day, setting up a convergence of societal concerns about who we are as a people and how we celebrate cultures, history and heritage.  The city says Colu...

Gearing up for Columbus Day. The Federation of Italian Americans (FIAO) kicked off the lead-up to its annual parade with its yearly fundraising brunch. The event, held at Sirico’s, 8023 13th Ave., on Sunday, September 30 honored this year’s grand marshals: New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Bruno, 62nd Precinct Community Affairs Detective...