All-inclusive Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade celebrates community and diversity

Oct 13, 2019 615

BY: Magee Hickey

A sea of red, white and green could be seen along 18th Avenue in Brooklyn on Saturday as the borough held its annual Columbus Day Parade, just two days ahead of the federal holiday. The holiday might honor the 15th century explorer but the celebration and parade honor everything Italian-Americans have contributed to the U.S. over the years.

The parade, organized annually by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, is now in its 38th year. "It's getting bigger and bigger, and it's more participatory,”  Jack Spatola, President of FIAO Brooklyn told PIX11 News.

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