The 55th annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival will be celebrated Oct. 13 in downtown Binghamton, marking the city's rich Italian American community.   The event opens at 9 a.m., with the Italian flag raised outside City Hall. At 10 a.m., the parade will kick off at Arthur and Main streets, then to Court Street and finish on State...

The National Italian American Heritage and Culture Month of October was designated by United States Presidential Proclamation. Coinciding with the festivities surrounding Columbus Day, the proclamation is in recognition of the many achievements, contributions, and successes of Americans of Italian descent as well as Italians in America.   Ov...

Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak announced the county's sixth annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse.   The keynote speaker/guest of honor is Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) who has represented central New Jersey in Congress si...

By David Ddanzis   The Sparta chapter of UNICO — the country's largest Italian-American service organization — will unveil a monument in honor of Christopher Columbus Monday morning at Dykstra Park. "We've been trying to do this for many years and it's finally becoming a reality," said Ken Carafello, Sparta UNICO president.   "It...

By William Schievella   As you read this magazine Labor Day has passed and the Columbus Day holiday is upon us. Although Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus the holiday is now a celebration of the accomplishments of Italian Americans in our nation as well as Italian culture in our state.   Althou...

by Becky Evans   It was hailed as the first proof of Viking exploration to the America and the earliest known map of the New World. Moreover, the Vinland Map was used by some to claim that the Vikings had discovered America 50 years before Christopher Columbus. Now a Scottish independent researcher has used simple Google searches to in...

Si è svolta ieri presso la Sala Cinese della Reggia di Porticila presentazione della "Mostra Fotografica origine di Bill De Blasio", un progetto che parte da Sant'Agata dei Goti in provincia di Benevento e che attraversa la Reggia di Portici e Caserta, raccogliendo le eccellenze del nostro territorio.   Tale mostra sarà inaugurata martedì 14...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Hundreds gathered in the rain last Monday for the Third Annual Columbus Day Giglio Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hosted by the Giglio Boys Club, members transformed Lorimer Street (between Metropolitan Ave. and Conselyea St.) into a free outdoor party to showcase and celebrate southern Italian culture.   Arr...

America has been celebrating Columbus Day since it was officially designated a national holiday in 1937. But the very first known observance was in New York and took place much earlier—on October 12, 1792, to mark the 300th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas.   The tribute was arranged by the newly formed social organization, S...

By Rosario A. Iaconis   What's in a name? For New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, his cognomen is a point of pride. After all, he chose it. In fact, the man formerly known as Bill Wilhelm paid homage to his Italian mother by legally embracing her surname. Moreover, de Blasio's offspring are called Dante and Chiara.  ...