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A Queens councilman recognized a longtime Astoria resident for his significant contributions to the Italian-American community. On Oct. 10, City Hall played host to “A Celebration of Italian Heritage” in observance of National Italian American Heritage Month, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone.  The councilman issued a New York City Council procl...

“Sono onorata ed emozionata di essere stata premiata dalla Federazione delle Associazioni della Campania negli Usa dinanzi a una sala piena di famiglie che vivono da anni in America con il cuore in Italia, cercando di mantenere forte il senso di appartenenza alla loro terra d’origine e di trasmetterlo ai più giovani. La loro tenacia, il ricordo di...

While some people may view Christopher Columbus in a negative light, one particular group sees him as a source of pride. Columbus is perceived as a very heroic figure for many Italians and Italian-Americans, who see Columbus Day as a chance to celebrate the pride they feel toward Columbus, and toward their culture. The Village of Endicott was large...

For former Auburn mayor Melina Carnicelli, being the honoree of this year’s Christopher Columbus Day dinner was “thrilling” for multiple reasons. The first and only female mayor of Auburn, who served in that position from 1996 to 2003, said early in the evening that she was excited to be recognized in her hometown for her heritage and as a woman in...

A sea of red, white and green took over Manhattan today. Tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade stepped off at 11:30 a.m. following a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Columbus Citizens Foundation organizes the event to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus and the contributions of c...

The annual Columbus Day parade kicked off in Huntington Sunday. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York marked the annual Columbus Day Parade in Huntington with a variety of musical performances. Spectators lined the parade route on Main Street to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and the contributions made by coun...

Festival-goers young and old enjoyed the opportunity to be Italian for a day Sunday at the Italian Festival on the Rondout Waterfront. "This is where everyone pretends to be Italian for a day," Frank Casciano, the festival's entertainment coordinator said. Italian blood or not, it's a time to celebrate life and food, he added.  Casciano said he exp...

Cari Amici, this year, AIAE is proud to present for the first time during the Columbus Parade, on Fifth Ave. The Andrea Doria Lifeboat #1 & Bell will be exhibited. The Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was one of the first liners built in Genova after World War 2 and was the pride of the Italian ship building industry. On July 25th 1956 the Andr...

Western New York’s Italian American community has been paying tribute this weekend to its rich heritage and culture. Hundreds of people gathered Sundayt at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for the annual awards dinner hosted by the Federation of Italian American Societies of Western New York. In a highlight of the evening, businessman Carmen Palma was h...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged his support for a memorial to Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini after the saint wasn’t chosen to be honored with a new statue. He discussed the idea in his remarks at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Gala on Saturday night. A recent city program to commission statues honoring influential women asked for public input, and Mothe...

Hundreds turned out Sunday for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, one of the largest parades in the state. Spectators gathered to watch the festivities, dance along the route and celebrate Italian American heritage. Organizers say it's the 43rd year for the parade in Morris Park, and that it gets bigger each year. But some spectators say crowds are dwi...

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 par...