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...

Opera returns to the Townhouse on Saturday, October 16 at 6PM. Cristoforo Colombo is an opera in four acts and an epilogue by Alberto Franchetti to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica, commissioned in 1892 to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Columbus Voyage. Tickets cost $35. The evening is presented by CCF, in partnership with Teatro Grattac...

Francesca Alderisi, senatrice di Forza Italia eletta nella ripartizione estera Nord e Centro America, ha partecipato al gala di beneficienza che apre le celebrazioni del Columbus Day a New York. “Dopo tanto tempo, emozionata di essere di nuovo qui a questo importante appuntamento”, ha dichiarato la parlamentare a margine dell’evento. In una nota, p...

On Monday, October 11, the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in New York City. The Parade celebrates Italian American heritage, culture and achievements and is the largest celebration of Italian heritage in the world. Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates will lead the Parade. This year’s event marks a return t...

Every year Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday of October. Columbus Day 2021 is the 529th anniversary and this year it falls on Monday, October 11. It is one of 11 federal holidays, and all nonessential government offices will be closed. NYC public schools will also be closed, but according to the schools.nyc.gov, the holiday is listed as...

October 10 (Sunday) 10:00-10:30am. The wreath laying at Columbus Circle is held under the auspices of the National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service in conjunction with the Columbus Citizens Foundation. The ceremony features brief remarks by representatives of the Italian and Italian American communities of New York and pays tribut...