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...

Il CTIM parteciperà con una delegazione guidata dal rappresentante Carlo Vaniglia alla prossima parata del Columbus Day che si svolgerà a Chicago il 9 ottobre. “Ci uniremo – si legge in una nota – assieme alle altre organizzazioni italo americane ed Associazioni Italiane ed ai Rappresentanti dei Comites che credono nei valori della difesa delle tra...

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...