The annual Columbus Day parade kicked off in Huntington Sunday. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York marked the annual Columbus Day Parade in Huntington with a variety of musical performances. Spectators lined the parade route on Main Street to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and the contributions made by coun...

On Oct. 2, the Reno City Council voted unanimously to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October, replacing any official recognition of Columbus Day. Members of American Indian Movement Northern Nevada hailed the move as a show of honor and respect toward Native Americans, but local Italian Americans say they were blindsided b...

Cari Amici, this year, AIAE is proud to present for the first time during the Columbus Parade, on Fifth Ave. The Andrea Doria Lifeboat #1 & Bell will be exhibited. The Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was one of the first liners built in Genova after World War 2 and was the pride of the Italian ship building industry. On July 25th 1956 the Andr...

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday in 1937, he hailed the Admiral of the Ocean Sea as a “brave navigator” whose voyage “was the culmination of years of bold speculation, careful preparation, and struggle against opponents who had belittled his great plan and thwarted its execution.” These are the selfsam...

The Jersey City Italian-American community celebrated Columbus Day Saturday with a parade and a block party. The event also honored outstanding Italian-Americans for their contributions to the city. Developer Joseph Panepinto Jr. served as grand marshal. Dr. Giorgio DiVincenzo was the Italian Medical Professional of the Year; Joseph Severini the It...

Hundreds turned out Sunday for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, one of the largest parades in the state. Spectators gathered to watch the festivities, dance along the route and celebrate Italian American heritage. Organizers say it's the 43rd year for the parade in Morris Park, and that it gets bigger each year. But some spectators say crowds are dwi...

At least it didn't rain. About 200 people gathered along Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens on Saturday for the Columbus Day Parade. Despite sunny skies, temperatures were in the upper 40-degree range, quite a contrast from a stretch of mild weather for days leading up to the procession. "We got rained out last year," said Mark Garagiola, parade...

Goodbye, Columbus? If the radical revisionists have their way, Christopher Columbus will become persona non grata in the hearts and minds of Americans. Though Columbus Day remains a federal holiday, locales across the nation have deep-sixed the Admiral of the Ocean Sea. Indeed, eight states have switched to "Native American Day" or "Indigenous Peop...

A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday. The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flyi...

The 8-foot statue of Christopher Columbus fronting a Chula Vista park is akin to having a Hitler statue in a Jewish community — “if not worse.” So said Benjamin Prado of Unión del Barrio after reading aloud a letter Saturday that local American Indian groups are sending to the Chula Vista City Council. They’re demanding the statue be removed. “That...