The Long Island Sons of Italy Columbus Day Parade will take place in Huntington on Sunday, Oct. 8. The parade route will follow along Main Street (Route 25A) in celebration of Columbus Day at noon. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a democrat, said, Columbus day was always a celebration of his Italian-American heritage. East Meadow, W. T. Clarke, Kings Park, Walt W...

A Newcastle selectman has suggested that the town formally recognize the second Monday in October, Columbus Day, by some other name. Joel Lind brought the topic up for discussion during the Newcastle Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, after reading an article about the Portland City Council’s resolution to recognize the day as Indigenous Peopl...

Five hundred and 25 years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the city of Farmington is taking a closer look at the Italian explorer and the holiday that celebrates his voyage. During a regular city council meeting Tuesday, Farmington Mayor Tommy Roberts officially proclaimed the second Monday in October every year as “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Al...

The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Columbus Day being declared a federal holiday by the U.S. government. It was on Oct. 12, 1492 that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas, encountering the indigenous people who had already been there for thousands of years. And while Italian-American groups have celebrated Co...

The Garwood Knights of Columbus will be having a Columbus Day Party on  Oct. 15 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their council hall, 37 South Ave, Garwood. The Italian Dinner menu will be Cheese Ravioli in Pink Cream Sauce,Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmesan, Flounder Francaise, Salad, Apple Crisp dessert, coffee, Draft beer, wine and soda. The Knights of...

The West Haven Columbus Day Committee will honor its “prima italiana” at the city’s 19th annual Columbus Day Celebration. Grace Iannucci Hendricks, the granddaughter of immigrant grandparents from the Campania capital of Naples, Italy, will receive the committee’s Italian-American of the Year award Oct. 6 at City Hall. Accompanied by Italian music,...

On Monday, October 9th, the 73rd Annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in New York City.  The parade celebrates Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements with over 35,000 participants and over one million spectators. For the first time, the Parade will have the theme, "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors."  The theme was created b...

County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Indigenous Peoples’ Day should be celebrated in Santa Fe County the second Monday of October — a move several other cities and states, including the city of Santa Fe, have made to honor Native peoples on the federal holiday bearing Christopher Columbus’ name. Although...

In occasione del Columbus Day 2017, l’associazione MamApulia, in collaborazione con l AIAE - The Association of Italian American Educators, lancerà un gioco multimediale che vede come protagonista Cristoforo Colombo, il più famoso navigatore della storia. Il percorso ludico-educativo è rivolto a bambini che studiano l'italiano come seconda lingua n...

The historic Tower Grove Park in St. Louis is known for its landmark status, beautifully preserved Victorian pagodas and scenic avenues for strolling. It also houses a statue of Christopher Columbus, placed there, along with two others during the park’s early founding to provide a symbol of welcome for immigrants. With the crimes committed by Colum...