Join the Italian community in the longest-running parade and commemoration in the country to honor Christopher Columbus - in its 124th year! This event has been endorsed by Baltimore mayors and other dignitaries. Your civic group is invited to march in the parade!   The day commences with a wreath-laying ceremony at COLUMBUS PIAZZA in Little...

Sunday, October 11th Morris County Columbus Day Parade – Marchers and police vehicles should assemble at the East Hanover Fire Department at Ridgedale Ave. & De Forest St. at 1:30 PM. Marchers should be in department uniform or business attire to march.   Monday, October 12th NYC Columbus Day Parade – Marchers and police vehicl...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

By Jonathan Lin   Hundreds of people have taken to Jersey City's streets this afternoon in celebration of Italian-American culture in the city's sixth annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade has set out from Dickinson High School and will make its way through Downtown Jersey City before concluding at City Hall.   Leading it all wi...

by Jeremias Wells Christopher Columbus certainly ranks as one of the greatest men of achievement the world has ever known, and also justly one of the most renowned, for the entire history of Europeans in America originated from his vision, religious sense and adventurous spirit.   As can be expected in a man with an impassioned nature, many...

A longtime reader sent me an email the other day with a question that perplexed me: What happened to Christopher Columbus' golden buckles, or more accurately, the gold-painted buckles on his boots?   My correspondent was not, of course, talking about the explorer's real boots, but about the black marble pair that now adorn his statue at San...

While two American cities, Minneapolis and Seattle, have decided to remove Christopher Columbus' name from the holiday, Philadelphia is sticking with tradition, and there was a parade in South Philadelphia Sunday to celebrate. Spectators lined South Broad Street as they do every year to hear sting bands play traditional Italian music and to celebr...

By Susan Roselli Bonnell   The Clark chapter of UNICO held its annual Columbus Day ceremony at noon on Sunday, just before the final day of the ninth annual Italian-American Feast began.   Ceremony chairman Henry Varriano introduced the assembled guests: Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, UNICO Di...

In the United States there are 144 places named after Columbus: cities, towns, lakes, rivers, provinces, villages, townships, counties and of course the District of Columbia. America also has more than 200 statues, busts, monuments, memorials, bas reliefs dedicated to him; while it's impossible to count paintings and other artworks. Nevertheless, i...

Rain could not deter the Italian pride at Laura Bradley Park on Sunday afternoon.Standing under the Christopher Columbus statue that looks down onto West Parkside Drive, more than 30 Italians watched the rainy Christopher Columbus and Italian Heritage Recognition Ceremony. "It's an honor to have a Columbus statue here in a central part of Peoria,"...