Mayor Ron Nirenberg has proclaimed Monday, October 14, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in San Antonio. “While indigenous people have endured past injustices, they continue to emphasize a respect for land, natural resources and cooperation among neighbors,” said Nirenberg as he read the proclamation at the city council meeting last Thursday. He asked San...

The 75th annual Columbus Day parade, the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture in the world, steps off in New York City on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. ABC7NY is proud to partner with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and to present live coverage of the parade from Noon through 3:00 p.m..This year's event features o...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, continues its new initiative highlighting interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with concise, interesting and fact-filled videos. Dubbed “The ONE VOICE Minute” the latest edition is a second video a...

Altomonte’s, the amazing Italian Market & Deli, invites you visit its Doylestown store on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the spirit of discovery and adventure of the great Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus! A fun and memorable experience for children and adults alike! Indulge in a fine culinary adventure. EVENT FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Vis...

It’s la dolce vita — in Bensonhurst! A parade celebrating Italian-American culture will return to Bensonhurst on Oct 12 for the 38th time — and this year it will add its first-ever block party to the festivities. The annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade will turn a stretch of 18th Avenue into a red, white, and green festa to honor the 15th-century Itali...

The town last week became the sixth in the state to officially replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrated on the second Monday of every October. On Sept. 23, Select Board members signed a proclamation that made the change, and will, in future, coincide with events and celebrations to honor the indigenous people of the Berkshires a...

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, the long-celebrated Chicago holiday in his honor could be headed to dry dock. Efforts to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day are in the works. Those favoring this change cite historians who have uncovered egregious acts of violence again...

The city of Reno has become the newest municipality to make the move from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. During its regular meeting Oct. 2, Reno City Council unanimously approved the establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day. It will be recognized the second Monday in October every year, in place of Columbus Day. According to a news release...

Twelve flags for Latin American countries came down at Riley Plaza Tuesday morning while one went up to replace them, honoring Italian Americans and, for some, Christopher Columbus. The City Council passed an order in mid-September to raise an Italian flag at Riley Plaza, which includes a 13-flagpole monument bordering Margin, Norman and Washington...

For the 15 million Americans of Italian descent, October is special. It’s Italian Heritage Month and all over the commonwealth of Massachusetts there are over 100 scheduled events to celebrate Italian ancestry. You don’t even have to be Italian to be welcomed into any one of the many events. If you have even tasted a single slice of pizza, you can...