2021 Columbus Day Parade

Mark Your Calendars! The Columbus Day Parade in New York City will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021

Unveiling of the Cabrini Statue in Battery Park

Governor Andrew Cuomo and CCF Board Chair Angelo Vivolo at the Mother Cabrini Statue unveiling in Battery Park, NYC

Italian Heritage & Achievement Celebration

We hope you enjoyed our Columbus Day broadcast on ABC-7. Check out highlights from the celebration!


April 09, 2021

An Evening with Robert Bruzio Writer & Actor of "Bottom Of The 9th" - Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 PM

CCF ushered in the 2021 baseball season with a Virtual Discussion on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 PM

The movie stars Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara.
Be sure to stream "Bottom Of The 9th" at your leisure before, and check out highlights from our discussion with screenwriter Robert Bruzio.
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April 08, 2021

CCF Movie Night: "From The Vine" A Discussion and Q&A with Director Sean Cisterna Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 PM

Our onging CCF Movie Night series took place Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.

Our discussion featured Director/Producer Sean Cisterna,Producer/Actor Paula Brancati, and Kenneth Canio Cancellara, who originally wrote the novel the filmed was based upon.

Taylor Taglianetti moderated the program You can stream the film via Amazon Prime.

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April 05, 2021

One Night Stand: A New Look At Historic House Museums - A Lecture by Franklin Vagnone - Monday, April 12 at 6:30

Franklin Vagnone brings house museums to life through One Night Stand, a series of essays chronicling his sleepovers in historic sites, 
In this highly illustrated presentation, Vagnone, a third-generation Sicilian immigrant descendant, describes staying at Chicago’s Glessner House and how this experience unveiled meaning to him personally and spoke to a universal Italian-American cultural experience.
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April 03, 2021

CCF Career Chat: Special Guest Alyssa D'Elia, School Psychology Intern, Great Neck Public Schools Tuesday, April 13, at 5:30 PM

Columbus Citizens Foundation is pleased to invite you to this special event with Alyssa D'Elia.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM EST. 

To receive your Zoom link, please make sure you RSVP via this form, or by emailing Ivi Chatzikyriakou, coordinator, CCF Scholarship program.

March 24, 2021

CCF Movie Night: "STALLONE: Frank, That Is"

"Stallone: Frank, That Is"

Join Us For a Discussion and Q&A with Frank Stallone on this wonderful documentary Including Free Access to Stream The Film Before Our Virtual Event on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 PM

Our CCF Movie Night Series continues with our special guest, Frank Stallone. The actor and singer-songwriter is the subject of the recently-released documentary, "Stallone: Frank, That Is." This event is free to CCF Members. Be sure to RSVP in advance for an exclusive stream of the 73-minute documentary before we convene on Thursday, March 25 for the Q&A.

March 09, 2021

"Leading Ladies of the Renaissance" - An Evening with Carla Gambescai

Open to the public! Join CCF and speaker Carla Gambescia for an engaging virtual presentation by Carla Gambescia on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

February 25, 2021

CCF Movie Night: "The Cuban" Panel Discussion

Join Us For "The Cuban" Panel Discussion:
Italian-American Filmmaker Sergio Navarretta,
Writer/Producer Alessandra Piccione, and Academy-Award Winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.


The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.