October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The annual Columbus Day Parade went on as scheduled this year, but looked a little different. Rather than marching through the streets, the Columbus Citizens Foundation moved the annual event online with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the Grand Marshal of the 76th annual event. The event looked to honor Italian Americans and Cuomo was selected as Grand Marsh...

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to change their Columbus Day plans. The Columbus Citizens Foundation, the organization that sponsors the annual parade in Manhattan, recently announced that the march will not be held in person but will instead be a virtual event featuring footage of previous parades and interviews with prominent Italian-Americans. The...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named Grand Marshal of the 76th annual Columbus Celebration Weekend. Governor Cuomo’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his strong ties to his Italian heritage were all factors in naming him as the 2020 Grand Marshal. In a typical year, New York City’s an...

Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce a new scholarship to support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid at the graduate level in medical and public health fields of study. The scholarship will be awarded annually, recipients will be chosen by a qualified standing committee and the scholarship is to b...

Marian Pardo, president of Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), has formally announced that this year’s Columbus Day Parade will be a virtual event celebrating all things Italian and will air on ABC Channel 7 (12:30 – 2:00 p.m. EDT). Viewers can also stream the special live at abc7ny.com, abc7NY App and abc7NY connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, An...

Columbus Citizens Foundation Board Chair and 2020 Columbus Celebration Chairman, Angelo Vivolo, and CCF President Marian Pardo with important information about the 2020 Columbus Celebration in New York City.

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... how are you? At the beginning of the Italian lockdown, now four months ago, you were worried about Italy, in serious trouble while in America the problems had not yet begun, even though the virus was already circulating. Now that, for the moment, Italy is a little bet...

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

Following the destruction and damage to several prominent statues of Christopher Columbus nationwide, the Columbus Citizens Foundation released a statement condemning the destruction of these monuments to Italian-American history. President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Marian Pardo, had this to say: “Columbus Citizens Foundation stands for...