With today's issues concerning Christopher Columbus, please show your support by marching in in our Columbus Day Parades. In addition to the Morris County & the NYC Columbus Day Parade, (see below) We are also participating in the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade. The Grand Marshals for this year's Parades are both IAPSNJ Members. On behalf of the C...

This year’s Columbus Day parade chairperson is accomplished, committed to her heritage and tireless in her efforts to promote relations between America and Italy. The daughter of Giovanni and Maria, Mariann Gullo was born and raised in Elk Grove Village and graduated from St. Viator High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul Universi...

Bridgeport's 110-year-old Columbus Day parade will be moving to Shelton, according to parade officials. They say they simply could not afford to pay the roughly $17,000 in police overtime required to run the event. Parade officials say the city denied their request for a parade permit due to "financial considerations," telling them the city could n...

“Il mese di ottobre si avvicina e con esso fervono anche i preparativi per il Columbus Day, tradizionale appuntamento della Comunità italiana che manifesta così il proprio contributo alla costruzione della società americana. Tuttavia, come è già capitato l’anno scorso, anche quest’anno non mancano le polemiche per alcune decisioni, che definiamo in...

The modern day anti-Columbus Day furor is justified in many eyes, but is this furor justified or is it based on beliefs and incorrect information? That is the question Silvio Laccetti, retired professor of social sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, plans to answer at the closed, annual meeting of the Hunterdon County Italian American Herit...

The city of Somerville is dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Mayor Joe Curtatone announced the change Thursday in a statement calling Columbus Day a "relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history." He says the city made the decision after careful consideration and after receiving many "compelling arguments" for...

An organized effort is afoot to petition the City of Santa Barbara to recognize the second Monday of October — traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day — as Indigenous Peoples Day instead. The Tribal Trust Foundation, a Santa Barbara–based organization that supports and preserves indigenous cultures all over the world, is working with the Barbareño...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., President of the Italian Language Foundation; Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Chairperson of NYS Mentoring Program; and Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., Dean of the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, as honorees of the 2018 Columbus Celebration. They will join First Data President,...

Hazleton native Richard A. DiLiberto Jr., an attorney, has been selected by the Delaware County Christopher Columbus Monument Committee to be the guest speaker at the 63rd Columbus Wreath Placing Ceremony at the Columbus monument in Chester on Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. DiLiberto’s speech will focus on “Italian Heroes” including Columbus, Giovanni da Ve...

Chocolate’s history, beginning with its "discovery," is uniquely tied to Italy, responsible for many chocolate firsts. Chocolate’s journey to the Old World from the New began with Christopher Columbus. During his fourth and final voyage to the New World, Columbus docked at Guanaja, an island 30 miles off mainland Honduras, Columbus became the first...