Join us on January 27 at 6pm for an evening with Monsignor Hilary Franco as he discusses his deeply moving spiritual memoir, Six Popes: A Son Of The Church Remembers. RSVP Here. The event is $35 per person and includes a copy of the book that will be discussed that evening. Columbus Citizens Foundation Members wishing to dine in the Taverna followi...

We are now accepting applications to the 2022-2023 Columbus Guarini Scholarship! APPLY TODAY. The Honorable Frank Guarini, former CCF Board Member and Chair Emeritus of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, made a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which John Cabot University students may be awarded scholarships. The ap...

Join us on Sunday, December 19 at 4PM and discover the surprising stories behind our most cherished traditions from Saint Nicholas and the Nativity to candy canes and Christmas stockings. Award-winning author, lecturer and photographer, Carla Gambescia will guide us through the stories behind our holiday festivities! RSVP Here. This event is FREE t...

Columbus Citizens Foundation has entered the annual application process of its acclaimed Scholarship Program. Since inception, the Foundation has been a proud supporter of Italian American education and culture and established its robust scholarship program with the overarching goal to increase educational opportunities for the next generation of I...

Join us on December 15 at 6pm for an enlightening evening as author Daniel Paterna discusses his photographic culinary memoir, Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food and Family. The event is $45 per person, and includes a holiday gift bag, including a signed copy of Feast of the Seven Fishes - perfect for the Chris...

Professor Gaetano Cipolla presented his new book, Learn Sicilian II, just published by Legas, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan on November 30, 2021. The event, which was open to the members of the Foundation and to the public, was attended by Arba Sicula members from the tri-state area and by lovers of Sicilian culture. One person c...

A steering committee of leaders of Italian American organizations is set to meet with Representative Lee Zeldin this weekend. On the agenda are critical issues fomented from a series of recent negative events that impact the Italian American community in the State of New York and the Tri-State area. The steering committee, comprised of representati...

Join us on November 30 at 6pm for an enlightening evening with Gaetano Cipolla, an authority on Sicilian culture and language. RSVP Here. He is Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University and President and Editor of Arba Sicula, an international organization that promotes Sicilian culture. Dr. Cipolla launched two series of books on Sicilian cultur...

Cari Amici, Celebrate Italian Heritage Month at the Townhouse throughout October. Join us on October 17th for a throwback to a Golden Musical Era with Charlie Romo & Vanessa Racci performing the songs of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis. Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 The event starts with cocktails at 3PM and c...

The sound of music and crowds cheering echoed up Fifth Avenue as the 77th Columbus Day Parade weaved through Midtown to the Upper East Side Monday. The parade was the largest celebration on Fifth Avenue to happen since the coronavirus hit the city in 2020, canceling last year’s Columbus Day Parade and so many other cultural celebrations. Thousands...