Columbus Day weekend is Monday, but there have been many changes to the annual holiday. There’s a fight to re-name the holiday in Rhode Island, as Boston and other cities changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with Acting Mayor Kim Janey singing an executive order Thursday.  Andre’ DiMino, who is the spokesman for the Italian American Nat...

More than a year ago, a group of Italian-Americans in Stamford fought to preserve a statue of Christopher Columbus in the downtown. On Sunday, they’ll celebrate that the statue is still standing. The Stamford chapter of the Italian-American service organization Unico is putting on the Columbus Day celebration, which will take place around 11:15 a.m...

What a beautiful day to celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, Columbus Day, and of course Waterbury’s Italian Mayor for the Day William Summa!  All the speakers at the ceremony reflected on the rich history of Waterbury and all of the great things the city and its people have to offer. Billy’s message to Waterbury as Mayor is such an important...

City officials announced on Friday morning that there is no rain date scheduled for the city's Columbus Day parade on Sunday and that any decision on cancelation will be made on the morning of the event. "We are really looking forward to the parade on Sunday. It was canceled last year due to COVID, so we are hoping for good weather. The families in...

Two opposing ceremonies will take place Monday to mark Columbus Day. The Columbus Monument Corporation will host a wreath-laying ceremony at the Columbus monument in downtown Syracuse on Monday morning. The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at the Oncenter. County Executive Ryan McMahon and John and Leigh-Ann Tumino of the nonprofit In My Fat...

Oct. 11 is Columbus Day in the city of Geneva and across the country. It’s also now Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Geneva — at least according to a resolution read at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Ward 5 Councilor Laura Salamendra read the proclamation at the request of the Community Education for Transformation during her portion of council...

Each year, the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day—which falls on Oct. 11 this year—is a source of pride for many in the Italian-American community, marking the anniversary of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaching the Caribbean. The 77th annual Columbus Day Parade, expected to take place on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Monday, is bille...

More than 500 years ago, after securing the support of Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II, Christopher Columbus launched the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria from the coast of Spain in 1492.  While he intended to end his quest in Asia, his 10-week journey instead landed him on the shores of the Bahamas, making Columbus the first of many Ita...

The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and Torrington officials will honor its Italian Mayor of the Day, Art Mattiello, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend the chapter’s Columbus/Mayor of the Day celebration. Chris Cogliano will play the National Anthem, followed by an invocation from Father...

If one lives in America, then they have a day off work every year on the second Monday of October. However, the reason for the day off depends on where you are in the U.S.  Historically, the day off was attributed to observing the long-established holiday of Columbus Day. But in more recent times, the day off has increasingly been for observing wha...