Columbus Citizens Foundation Announces Columbus Day Parade Line

Sep 28, 2017 2358

On Monday, October 9th, the 73rd Annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in New York City.  The parade celebrates Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements with over 35,000 participants and over one million spectators. For the first time, the Parade will have the theme, "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors."  The theme was created by 2017 Grand Marshal, Leonard Riggio, Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc., who will be leading the Parade with over 100 Italian-American authors.

The Parade will run north up Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Our 2017 Honorees Dr. Laura Forese, EVP and COO, New York-Presbyterian and Thomas Iovino, founder of Judlau Enterprises, will join Riggio in leading the celebration.

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