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...

It takes more than a pretty face to be the queen of San Gennaro. It takes a commitment to service and community advocacy, so it makes perfect sense that this year’s queen of the 92nd annual Feast of San Gennaro is Marieteresa Porcher. And it seems no one is prouder of the 15-year-old than her mother, Karenbeatrice Porcher, whose family is from Sici...

The smell of pizza and doughboys permeated the air and Italian folk music played for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana’s Festival in the Park. It was a sunny day in Touro Park, warm with low humidity. The nice weather drew an ample crowd to the Italian-themed celebration. Some sat and watched Calabria Bella, a band based out of Westerly that’s...

Tickets for the Second annual Columbus Day Hall of Fame dinner are on sale. The dinner will held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Cost of the tickets is $35. They may be ordered by calling 719-671-0205. This year's inductees include: The Knights of Columbus Organization; the late Hector Ch...

Mark your calendar now for St. Joseph’s annual Spaghetti Supper. The first week of October has featured this Pine Bluff Italian cuisine since the 1920s.  People come from near and far for the authentic Italian meatballs with hand snipped parsley and many secret ingredients. Carry-out orders, chaired by Connie Boutwell, will be available on both Tue...

The Society of Saint Joseph will kick off October as Italian Heritage Month with a mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Sunday, September 30 at 12pm at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Church, 320 Hanover Street. Attending the mass will be Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert De Leo, and members of the Italian American Legislative...

Rigatoni, Italian sausage, ravioli, cannoli and more will all be available for tasting during Festa Italiana on Saturday. The event is hosted by Frontenac Education Foundation which provides scholarships for Frontenac High School graduates. “All of the proceeds from Festa go to our student scholarship program we offer,” Frontenac Education Foundati...