The 77th Columbus Day Parade NYC 2021 marches up Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 11, 2021. The full parade is a series of events.
Columbus Day Parade Scholarships
The foundation now supports several scholarship programs including:
- The Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship awards scholarships to deserving students of Italian descent.
- The new Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship awards a $25,000 grant to students who best exemplify Dr. Fauci’s commitment to public safety, and has been accepted into an accredited graduate program in medicine or public health policy.
The Grand Marshal is Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates.
- Joseph Gurrera, Owner of Citarella markets
- Jodi Pulice, Founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group.
Humanitarian of the Year is Daniel A. Nigro, NYFD Commissioner
The Gala is Saturday, October 9, 2021. There are often performances by famous entertainers with an Italian heritage. All Gala proceeds benefit the Foundation’s scholarship fund. From $1,500.
Columbus Circle Wreath Laying
The wreath laying is at Columbus Circle on Sunday, October 10, 2021. The tradition began in 1929.
St Patrick’s Mass
The Mass is at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 9:30am.
Tickets are required for entry until 9:15am and then all are welcome.
Columbus Day Parade NYC 2021
The Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th St to 72nd St on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 11:30am to about 3pm. It is broadcast on WABC Channel 7 from 12 noon to 3pm.