Columbus Day Parade 2019

The Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Columbus Day Parade. Courtesy of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Columbus Day Parade. Courtesy of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Over a million people will watch over 100 organizations march in the Parade.

The Parade is organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization that celebrates Italian – American heritage and achievements.

Check back next summer for more information.

Columbus Day Parade 2018 Honorees

Grand Marshal

Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services

Matilda Cuomo

New York First Lady

Marian U. Pardo

President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation


Columbus Day Parade 2018 Scholarships

This year the Columbus Citizens Foundation is awarding scholarships to over 700 Italian – American elementary, high school and college students who possess academic ability, but lack the financial means to attend the schools of their choice.

Donate to the Columbus Citizens Foundation scholarship fund.


Columbus Day Parade 2018 Gala

Meet the Parade honorees, leaders of New York City’s Italian – American community and support Columbus Citizens Foundation scholarships.

Gala participants get to dance the night away to music by the biggest Italian – American stars.


Columbus Circle Wreath Laying

The wreath laying ceremony at Columbus Circle in Midtown, Manhattan is produced by the National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service and the Columbus Citizens Foundation.


Columbus Day Mass

The Mass is at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Manhattan at 9:30 am.

Tickets are required to enter until 9:15 am. Then it becomes general admission.


Columbus Day Parade 2018 Route

Over a million people will watch over 130 marching groups.

The Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St in Midtown, Manhattan, past reviewing stands between 67th and 69th St,  and ends at 72nd St in Manhattan’s Upper East Side next to Central Park.

Route

Fifth Avenue

Start

44th St

Red carpet performances

Between 67th and 69th St

Finish

72nd St


Columbus Day Parade 2018 Marching Groups

Over 100 groups march in the Parade.


Columbus Day Parade 2018 Broadcast

Hosts Joe Piscopo and Juliette Papa, and anchors Ken Rosato and Lauren Glassberg are covering the Parade on ABC 7.



Columbus Day 2017 Celebration

The parade is part of a broader celebration.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications are due February 17.

Scholarship applications for the Columbus Guarini Scholarship for study abroad at the John Cabot University in Rome are due March 15.

Gala Dinner

The 2017 Jo DiMaggio Award Dinner is at The Plaza Hotel in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm. The black-tie Gala honors Major League Baseball legend Bobby Valentine.

Columbus Day Mass

The annual Columbus Day Mass is at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:30am.

Tickets are required until 9:15am when the doors are opened until the cathedral is full.

Columbus Circle Wreath Laying

Each year the National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service and the Columbus Citizens Foundation lay a wreath at the Columbus Monument in Columbus Circle in Midtown.

Columbus Day Parade 2017 Time and Place

The 2017 Columbus Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 47th St to 72nd St on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017 from 11am to 3pm.

Red carpet performances take place on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

The parade is broadcast live on WABC-TV (7) from 12 noon to 3pm.


Columbus Day Parade 2017 Honorees

This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Italian-American Authors.”

Grand Marshal

2017 Grand Marshal Leonard Riggio, Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, is inviting Italian-American authors to march with him in the parade.

Riggio built Barnes & Noble from a single college bookstore in 1965 into the company we know today. Riggio also founded Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and GameStop, the world’s biggest video game retailer.

Honorees

Dr. Laura L. Forese is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New York-Presbyterian hospital.

Thomas Iovino is the founder of the Iovino Foundation, a public charity that works to create sustainable economic opportunities in developing countries around the world.


For more information, visit www.columbuscitizensfd.org


 

NYC’s Columbus Day Parade, the world’s biggest celebration of Italian – American culture

The very first Columbus Day Parade was held in 1929.