Upcoming Parade:
77th Annual Columbus Day Parade
Monday, October 11, 2021

5th Avenue,
New York City

Every year, Columbus Citizens Foundation is proud to be the organizer of New York City’s Columbus Day Parade. The event is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American history and culture. All are welcome to apply for consideration as a marching group. Group registration opens in March 2021.

Our 2020 Parade was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but on Monday, October 12, 2020, we were thrilled to broadcast the “Italian Heritage & Celebration” 90-minute special on ABC-7.  Our special featured appearances from: 2020 Grand Marshal Andrew Cuomo; Dr. Anthony Fauci; Andrea Bocelli; Lidia Bastianich; Kelly Ripa and more!

Excerpts from Our Italian Heritage 
& Achievement Celebration

A Tribute To Franco Zeffirelli


The Making and Meaning of the New York 
Mother Cabrini Statue in Battery Park


National Columbus Education Foundation, 
Executive Director, John Viola

Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia

Senator Francesca Alderisi


His Eminence, Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan


Ambassador to the United States from Italy, Hon. Armando Varricchio