2021 Columbus Day Parade

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


September 07, 2021

2021 Columbus Celebration Humanitarian of the Year: Daniel A. Nigro

Daniel A. Nigro became NYC’s 33rd Fire Commissioner in 2014. As Chief of Department, Nigro was responsible for overseeing all rescue and recovery operations following the 9/11 attacks. He is only the sixth individual in the agency’s 156-year history to have held every uniformed rank.

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August 13, 2021

Virtual Conversation with Writer Laura Morelli - Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 PM

On Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 PM, we will be having a virtual conversation with writer Laura Morelli. Laura is an art historian and a best-selling author of travel guides, and historical fiction - including her upcoming and highly anticipated work, The Stolen Lady: A Novel of WWII & the Mona Lisa. This event is free to CCF Members.


August 13, 2021

Vanessa Racci Sings Gershwin - Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 PM

On Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 PM, live music will fill the Townhouse as Vanessa Racci Sings Gershwin.

Vanessa and her musical quartet will share the music and stories that defined Gershwin's life, success and the timeless songs that are still heard on Broadway and in jazz clubs to this day.

´╗┐Tickets are $50 and will include cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres. Please note, in an abundance of caution, masks will be required for audience members attending this live event.


August 10, 2021

2021 Columbus Celebration Honoree: Jodi Pulice

Jodi Pulice, founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group, is a pioneer for women in the real estate sphere. Founded as the first-ever Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) brokerage firm 25 years ago, JRT has completed more than 50 million square feet of transactions nationwide, valued at more than $5 billion.

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August 10, 2021

2021 Columbus Celebration Honoree: Joe Gurrera

Joe Gurrera is the owner of Citarella, a group of popular epicurean markets, Citarella.com and Citarella Wines & Spirits. Joe also owns Lockwood & Winant, one of the most influential wholesale importers and distributors at New York’s iconic Fulton Fish Market, supplying seafood to hundreds of top national chefs and restaurants.

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July 22, 2021

Michael Pascucci Named Grand Marshal of 2021 Columbus Celebration, Will Lead In-person Columbus Day Parade on October 11

Michael Pascucci Named Grand Marshal of 2021 Columbus Celebration, Will Lead In-person Columbus Day Parade on October 11

Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates, to Lead the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade Up Fifth Avenue on October 11, 2021.

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July 17, 2021

A Discussion on Italian Citizenship & Ancestral Research: A Presentation with Peter Farina from italyMONDO!

On Wednesday, August 18, at 6PM, Peter Farina from italyMONDO! will offer a virtual presentation on his company's Italian citizenship services and take questions from Members and guests.

This evening promises to be a good opportunity to learn more about the sometimes complicated process of applying for dual citizenship. I hope many of you will join us for Peter's lecture.



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