Bensonhurst’s Italian-American community came out in droves on Saturday, Oct. 6 to celebrate the borough’s own 37th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade, which routinely marches along 18th Avenue, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard, after the Italian name for the explorer. The southern Brooklyn parade preceded the city’s larger scale Columbu...

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...

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...

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...

Ottobre è il mese proclamato dal Congresso degli Stati Uniti come “Mese italoamericano per il patrimonio e la cultura”. Ogni anno, a partire dal 1989 negli Stati Uniti si celebra il patrimonio e la cultura italiana, e da quest’anno ci sarà un riconoscimento in più. Giovedì 11 ottobre, a New York si terrà l’”Italian-American Heritage” promosso dal B...

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91. Carlo Scissura, president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brook...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations Queens (FIAO) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 5K Run to Fight Drug Abuse, which was sponsored by SB One Bank. Runners come from all boroughs to compete in the heat and humidity, in an out and back course. The race was started by Vito Gianola, former senior vice president of SB One Bank, who al...

When leaders of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn sat down to plan their new community center in Bensonhurst, they knew they wanted the building to be large enough to house the various programs they sponsor and also that they wanted the structure to make efficient use of be energy. Their goal of ensuring that the communit...

Historically, Brooklyn has always been a very popular destination for the Italian emigration to the US. Many places in Brooklyn were and some of them still are populated by many Italians. Now that this borough is getting cooler and cooler, it still is fundamental for the narration of the Italians in New York. The Federation of Italian American Orga...

Bravo! The Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) celebrated its 41st anniversary on Sunday, April 8 with its annual gala at the El Caribe Country Club. The gala — which was attended by some 560 people — triples as a fundraiser for the organization, a way to honor members of the community and an opportunity to present college scholarsh...