Want to honor Italian heritage? Skip Columbus and learn about these justice fighters. In the fight to abolish Columbus Day, we invariably hear from people who defend the holiday because it recognizes a historic figure of Italian heritage.   Our response is that there are many other people of Italian heritage worthy of attention—people w...

By Gina Mastrangelo   This coming Bronx Columbus Day Parade will honor Italian-Americans Hollywood style. Actor Chazz Palminteri will headline the 37th annual parade as this year's grand marshal.   Palminteri, 61, a Sicilian-American, is best known for his incredible performances in the film "A Bronx Tale" which is based on his own e...

The public is invited to honor Christopher Columbus the discover of America on Monday, October 13 at 11:00 am at the American Italian Heritage Museum, 1227 Central Ave., Albany, NY.   The event includes a program to honor Columbus, followed by a movie of his life and a reception. The museum will be open 11 am to 2 pm and no admission will be...

This year Columbus day celebrations are extremely special as four mayors from the province of Siracusa ( Canicattinini, Floridia, Solarino and Rosolini) will be visiting Hartford to take part in the celebrations. The Hartford Italian Clubs have joined forces to make this visit a very special one indeed and on 10-12 we will host a gala dinner at Aq...

The National Christopher Columbus Association, together with Italian-American organizations from the Washington, DC area, will be hosting a ceremony at the Columbus Memorial Statue in front of Union Station in Washington, DC on Monday, October 12, 2015. The United States Marine Band will begin the program at 10:45 am with patriotic marches – a...

Reduce da qualche giorno dal Belgio, dove ha partecipato al congresso degli Abruzzesi nel Mondo (CRAM) tenutosi dal 27 al 29 settembre scorsi a Charleroi, Bruxelles e Marcinelle, Goffredo Palmerini è ora in procinto di partire per gli Stati Uniti, per una missione che lo impegnerà dal 9 al 17 ottobre.Sarà infatti a New York a guidare la delegazione...

Parade route commences at Kaufman Studios located at 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY and ends on Astoria Blvd. and Cav. Vincent Iannece Street, named in honor of the co-founder and motivating force in reinstating this parade. Sponsored by Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc. Grand Marshal Commissioner Cav. Daniel Nigro of th...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

by Peter Cameron   Gino Mori, M.D., wouldn't shake anyone's hand Sunday night at the 107th annual dinner of the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County. But the retired 82-year-old physician, being honored as the association's Man of the Year at a banquet at Fiorelli Catering in Blakely, wasn't letting the award go to his head. &...

by Zak Failla   The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Columbus Day Committee is set to again celebrate Italian heritage and culture at the annual Columbus Day-St. Pio Festival. This year's festival will feature food vendors, a parade and celebrity guest appearances. The event will begin on Friday, Sept. 19, and continue through the weekend. The Eas...