It’ll take place in the Park City but the 109th Columbus Day parade on Oct. 8 will be led by longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. This is not the first time Lauretti, destined for a 14th term as Shelton’s mayor come November since no one is running against him, has head events here. In 2008 he served as the Barnum Festival Ringmaster and marches i...

Pleasant outdoor temperatures, autumn foliage and ethnic pride for Italian-Americans. That’s the tradition for the Columbus Day Parade in Greater New Haven, which was held in Hamden last year and East Haven the year before that. This year’s march, the largest of its kind in New England, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven. The parade st...

What a difference a year makes! Sunday was a magnificent autumn day with golden sunshine and brilliant blue skies, a far cry from a year ago when Putnam County’s Columbus Day Parade was cancelled due to steady rain. Thousands turned out for the gathering while hundreds of others marched in the processional along Route 6 in Mahopac. Linda Cefaloni,...

Mark your calendars – the Bronx Columbus Day Parade is coming up on Sunday, October 8! The 41st annual parade will step off at noon, marching on Morris Park Avenue from White Plains Road to Williamsbridge Road. At Williamsbridge Road there will be a reviewing stand that will include dignitaries and elected officials. The annual celebration of Itali...

Another Columbus statue vandalized, bringing the count to six – five on the east coast (Astoria, Baltimore, Buffalo, NYC, Yonkers) and one in Houston – since Charlottesville. Not the first and presumably not be the last. Beheading, defacing … symptoms of American iconoclasm, promulgated by the removal of Confederate monuments? Personally, I am agai...

"Festa Italiana at the Mount: The Biggest Columbus Day Celebration in Staten Island's History". Mount Loretto - 6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island. Admission:  $5; children under 12: free; open to the public (Parking is free for the event). Contact:  718-816-2136. October 6: 500 - 11:00 pm; October 7: 1:00 - 11:00 pm; October 8: 4:00 - 9:00 pm Kids' r...

They made them an offer — and most refused. Nearly 100 city pols — most notably Mayor de Blasio — said arrivederci to a questionnaire served up by Italian-American activists seeking their positions on the preservation of Christopher Columbus statues. A coalition of 41 groups developed the litmus test, which was sent out to 143 “elected officials an...

Dear friends, tomorrow, October 1st, marks the beginning of Italian-American Heritage Month in New Jersey. This year, more than ever, I urge you to join myself and our fellow OSIA members in celebrating our Italian-American history. In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue. This is the rhyme I was taught in public school as...

Ciao! There is no other place in St. Louis that’s more Italian than The Hill. From the emblematic red, white and green fire hydrants to the most concentrated cluster of honest-to-goodness Italian eateries, bakeries and grocers within its 620 acres, the neighborhood is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The neighborhood’s beginning...

When people think of Columbus Day, the general consensus among most teenagers is that it’s a day that seems to blissfully free students from school. The actual holiday doesn’t have a lot of tradition: Americans don’t have parties to celebrate it, and there aren’t certain customs that define the day. It’s just meant to revive the memory of the era o...