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  • Facts & Stories
    Alex Catti(September 07, 2017)
    Following last month’s removal of some statues and monuments, protests ensued, sparking tension regarding race relations and whether or not statues depicting prominent figures in American history should be removed. Although the statutes in question are mostly located in formerly Confederate states, some are found in the north as well. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle would come under scrutiny.
  • In front of the Mother Italy sculpture in Poses Park on Hunter College Campus
    The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York recently showed their gratitude to the finest individuals and organizations in the Italian American community during the 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony.
  • Meet Robert LaPenta, Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade, 2016
    The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced that it has named foundation member Robert V. LaPenta as the Grand Marshal of the 72nd Columbus Day Parade, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 10, 2016. Mr. LaPenta is a driven and successful executive and philanthropist, renowned for his leadership experience in the aerospace, defense and electronics industries.
  • Lidia Bastianich, Federica Marchionni, Andrew Cuomo, Robert Lapenta, Angelo Vivolo, Maria Bartiromo, Oscar Farinetti
    The Columbus Citizen Foundation kicks off the 72 annual Columbus Day Parade with an elegant ceremony in the new Eataly to introduce this years distinguished honorees and Grand Marshal. The event began with a beautiful speech from the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.
  • The Columbus Citizen Foundation kept their promise of bringing the most spectacular Columbus Day Parade show on Fifth Avenue, especially dressed in red white and green for the occasion, which was attended by a million people standing behind the barriers from 44th to 72nd street.
  • Cav. Joseph Sciame and Cav. Mario Fratti
    Life & People
    Marina Melchionda(March 17, 2010)
    On March 4, the Italian Journalist and Scriptwriter Mario Fratti, author of the world-famous musical "Nine", was awarded by the Italian Culture and Heritage Commission for his outstanding contributions in the spread of the Italian culture in NY and the US. The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Columbus Citizens Foundation
  • On Friday, January 9th, 2009, the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its annual Epiphany Celebration at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York City to benefit NOIAW's Scholarship, Mentor and Exchange Program for College Students.
  • The President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Dean of the Calandra Italian American Institute talk about Italy, the "land of their return". And about their first experience with an Italian "piazza".
  • The Great White Fleet exhibit is currently on display in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall (entrance on 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan). It opens the Columbus Day festivities which culminate with the annual Columbus Day parade on Monday