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!


February 16, 2021

Dr. Anthony S, Fauci Scholarship Now Open

CCF's Dr. Anthony S, Fauci Scholarship is now open! Apply before the April 1, 2021 deadline!

January 22, 2021

Author & CCF Member Adriana Trigiani Discusses The Shoemaker's Wife: LAX Book Club

January’s Ladies Auxiliary meeting included a discussion of The Shoemaker’s Wife with author and CCF Member Adriana Trigiani. For more information on the LAX, and how you can become involved, please email LAX President Annalisa Perfetto. If you are interested in learning more about Adriana Trigiani, or receiving her newsletter, please click here.

Here’s an excerpt from the LAX discussion of The Shoemaker's Wife.

January 14, 2021

A Conversation with Michele Bogart: Central Park’s Early Statues:Landmarking A New Urban Naturespace

On Wednesday, January 13, Michele Bogart provided a fascinating exploration of how and why ​public art and monuments began to appear in Central Park.

For all the virtues of a pristine, cultivated landscape to provide an escape from the rapidly expanding city, monuments began to appear not too long after Central Park opened to the public.

Our views are evolving about public commemoration and scholar Michele Bogart took us on a journey to understand some of the decisions that shape the park that so defines the image of our city. 

January 13, 2021

On Sunday, January 17 - An Exclusive Stream of the Italian Zoppé Family Circus: RSVP Today!

"The Zoppé Family Circus emerged from humble beginnings more than 175 years ago to become one of the legendary circuses of Europe. Like many good legends, it begins with a boy and a girl falling in love."

January 06, 2021

A Message From President Marian Pardo

Ciao amici,

Who would have thought that that old scout song would practically become our National Anthem? Indeed who does know when we’ll be all together again?

But we do know we are closer to being all together again than we have been for many months.

Yet despite our separation, our Members have pulled together to maintain our momentum.

You all know about our spectacular virtual parade and the work of those committees, but let us praise both the Ladies Auxiliary and the Young Adults...

December 31, 2020

Chef John Boden's NYE Lentil Soup

We had to have a delicious recipe from Executive Chef John Boden to close out our 2020 Notes from the Taverna video program.
Ciao a 2020! Ti auguro un felice anno nuovo.

December 24, 2020

Baccala alla Napoletana - Prepared By CCF Executive Chef John Boden

As a way of bringing the Christmas Dinner into your home, please enjoy this recipe and video from Executive Chef John Boden of a CCF Classic, Baccala alla Napoletana. Enjoy, and happy cooking!


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