Big crowds are anticipated for a Council meeting Monday night where the city’s leaders are expected to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. Interim Police Chief Mike McCloskey said additional officers will be stationed at the doors of City Hall, where all visitors are asked to go through a metal detector. Visitors are re...

Dear Friends, on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal to eliminate all references to the Columbus Day holiday in official city documents, and replace it with Indigenous People's Day. As a first-generation Italian-American, I find this proposal deeply troubling. The celebration of our diversity an...

Honorees were selected for the annual Bronx Columbus Parade. The parade’s volunteers have chosen a grand marshal, honorary grand marshal, and two distinguished citizens for the annual celebration of civic and Italian-American pride taking place on Sunday, October 8 at noon. When the parade steps off and marches on Morris Park Avenue from White Plai...

The man whose name has become almost synonymous with Christopher Columbus in these parts has been named the Dante Society of Westerly’s 2017 Person of the Year. Westerly native Joseph Potter, the president of the Permanent Columbus Day Parade Committee, will be honored by the society at its annual banquet Sept. 8 at The Haversham. His legacy of pub...

After only a few years, Borough President James S. Oddo announced the scrapping of "Rome Through Richmond Town" and "Mount's Italian Feast" -- to make way for an even bigger Italian pride event. The upcoming festival -- dubbed "Festa Italiana at the Mount: The Biggest Columbus Day Celebration in Staten Island's History" -- is set to take place Octo...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced Thomas Iovino, the Founder of Judlau Contracting, Inc., and CEO, Judlau Enterprises, LLC, and Dr. Laura L. Forese, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, as honorees of the 2017 Columbus Celebration. They will join Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard...

Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

Remember Hill Day in St Louis?  Ciao St Louis is hosting Festa Italiana and the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 1, 2017.  The parade will wind through the Hill and entertainment will be provided throughout the parade route.   The parade ends at Berra Park followed by the festa with Live Entertainment, Food, Drinks and games. This is the largest celebra...

On Monday, Oberlin’s City Council was ready to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day; however, in a bid to seek another solution, Order ISDAPresident Basil M Russo took to the podium and articulated why the national holiday must be preserved as it symbolizes and celebrates Italian American heritage. Backed by more than...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...