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...

On Saturday, October 6, Denver’s annual Columbus Day Parade will start at West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street. It won’t need much space: The parade is far smaller than it was many decades ago, when it was a major point of Italian-American pride before it took a three-decade break in 1960; or 28 years ago, when a revived parade became the target of ...

Five hundred and twenty-six years ago Christopher Columbus reached the shores of the New World and we celebrate the day he arrived, Columbus Day, this year on Monday, October 8. Right here in Queens we have our very own parade: the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens’ (FIAO) 41st Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, Oct...

Thursday October 11, from 7PM to 9PM EDT. Italian Charities of America - 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. As part of our Italian American Month Lecture Series we welcome our guest speaker Louis Gallo. Louis Gallo is a former history teacher and has held positions on many organizations, lodge offices and committees. Louis Gallo will take...

The 42nd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade will once again honor one of the many teachers in the community who impact our children’s lives. When the Bronx Columbus Day Parade steps off at noon at the corner of Morris Park Avenue and White Plains Road on Sunday, October 7, several honorees, including Carl Vinci, a life-long educator from the borough,...

The proud traditions of Bensonhurst’s Italian-American community will be on full display when the 37th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade takes place on 18th Avenue (AKA Cristoforo Columbo Boulevard after the Italian name for the explorer) on Saturday, Oct. 6. New York City will hold a parade on Columbus Day Day, Monday, Oct. 8, on Fifth Avenue. B...

For many Americans, Columbus Day is no longer a day for celebration. But for Italian Americans, the federal holiday holds special meaning, since it is the only federal holiday honoring a person of Italian descent. Despite his poor treatment of native residents in the New World, Columbus did put Italians on the map for his discovery of a new route t...

Two years ago, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with the planned East Boston Columbus Day Parade that year. Driving rain, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew that swept up the East Coast, saturated the area, and parade organizers made the very difficult and painful decision to cancel the event for the first time in its history. However, the parade’s Ch...

The City of Shelton’s Annual Shelton Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7.  This year the Council of Italian-American Societies of Greater Bridgeport will hold their 110th Annual Columbus Day Parade on Howe Avenue in Shelton and it will coincide with the Shelton Day Festivities. The parade will step off at 12 noon from Brook Street and Howe Avenue (R...

Saturday October 6. 1:00 pm EDT. 18th Avenue and 61st Street up to Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Joe Rizzi 718-259-2828; fax: 718-236-4405 j.rizzi@fiaobrooklyn.org Each year the Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) along with numerous other organizations sponsor the Brooklyn Columbus Parad...