The leadership pf Rochester’s Italian American community, including all Italian Civic League organizations, and Rochester’s Historic Little Italy Neighborhood, will unite in the Town of Gates, NY, to celebrate Columbus Day, on October 10th, 2022, at the Italian American Community Center (150 Frank Dimino Way). The Columbus Day program begins with a...

Controversy over October’s second Monday comes to the Island every year, but its helped two local state Assembly candidates find common ground. Republican Sam Pirozzolo and Democrat Vincent Argenziano, candidates to replace outgoing Assembly member Mike Cusick (D-Mid-Island), both took a stand against a piece of state legislation that would change...

In recent years, the Columbus Day holiday – celebrating the man who discovered America — has taken a hit in some circles across the country. Some governments have changed the name of the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. Others, like Montgomery County, have removed Columbus Day from the list of official holidays and replaced it with Junteenth. In...

This legislation is so woke, and so politically fraught, that even the sitting Democratic governor and her Republican challenger agree it’s going nowhere. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her opposition Wednesday to legislation proposed by leftwing state lawmakers to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day – just hours after Republican nominee Re...

This year the Italian Cultural Society will continue the tradition of celebrating Italian American Heritage Day and Columbus Day together at the Italian Center. Sunday - October 9, 2022. 12:00 - 5:00pm. Admission $40. 6821 Fair OAks Blvd, Carmichael CA 95608 (Between Stanley and Landis Avenues). We invite you to share this special Italian American...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade is celebrating its 31st. year.  As always, the Parade will be held on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. This year it will be held on Sunday, October 9th, beginning at 1:00 pm and as the three-day Italian Festival, it has become one of the most popular ethnic events at the Jersey Shore, attracting thousands of vi...

Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day? Several residents at the September 19 Select Board meeting argued in favor of changing the name of the holiday in Lincoln, though the speakers were not unanimous.  As of October 2021, more than 20 Massachusetts towns including Boston had changed the name of the holiday, and a statewide Indigenous People’s Da...

A proposal to yank the Columbus Day state holiday from the calendar and recast it as “Indigenous People’s Day” is gaining traction at the statehouse after getting Democratic sponsors in both the Assembly and Senate. “Indigenous People’s Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical tru...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce its return to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 9, 2022. Last year, the Italian Heritage Parade was the first major parade to take place in the city since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and this year the parade once again expects to host vibrant crowds coinciding with...

Is there a Columbus Day controversy in the Toms River School District? The school superintendent says no. But some Italian American groups are not buying it and are making their voices heard. The controversy stems from the fact that Toms River students will have class on Columbus Day. This was not always the case in recent years. The district’s fac...