2021 Columbus Day Parade

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

Italian Heritage & Achievement Celebration

We hope you enjoyed our Columbus Day broadcast on ABC-7. Check out highlights from the celebration!

Unveiling of the Cabrini Statue in Battery Park

Governor Andrew Cuomo and CCF Board Chair Angelo Vivolo at the Mother Cabrini Statue unveiling in Battery Park, NYC

LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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July 14, 2021

CCF Scholarship Virtual Ceremony - Wednesday, July 21

We hope you enjoyed the virtual CCF Scholarship Ceremony on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 PM EST.

The was hosted by journalist, comedian, and entertainer Paul Costabile.

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June 30, 2021

CCF's Annual Shore Dinner - - Thursday, July 15 at 6:00 PM EST

Member events returned to the Townhouse with CCF's Annual Shore Dinner on Thursday, July 15!

We celebrated summer with everyone's favorite seafood dishes.

June 29, 2021

A Discussion and Q&A of "My Father's Naples" with Film Director Alessia Bottone Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM

ADiscussion and Q&A of "My Father's Naples" with Film Director Alessia Bottone Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM

Alessia Bottone, director of the documentary "My Father's Naples," joined when Movie Night continued on Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM.

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June 14, 2021

"Road to the Lemon Grove" Premiere Event Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 PM EST

On Thursday, June 24, the director of "Road to the Lemon Grove" joined moderators Taylor Taglianetti and Miles Fisher for a film discussion.

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The evening is presently jointly by Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA), and National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television (NOIAFT).

Starring Burt Young (Rocky), Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy's Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian "Spalding Grey"), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist), and Tomaso Sanelli (Titans). The film is a humorous yet touching look at the loss of culture and identity that can only be rekindled by reconnecting with the heart of who we are.

June 05, 2021

A Conversation with Taylor Smith, ´╗┐Italian American Food Entrepreneur Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 PM ET

On Thursday, June 17 CCF held a presentation with co-founder of Broma - a new product that is disrupting the nut butter industry as we know it!

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The story of the Broma brand began in 2018 when Taylor's 96-year old grandmother received the news that she was deficient in protein. After long nights of researching the prognosis, Taylor noticed other failings in nutrients and taste receptors in the elderly population.

Taylor dove headfirst into recipe testing to create a product that would be healthy, flavorful, and versatile. After several iterations, Broma's first recipe, the OG Dark Chocolate Almond Spread, was born. The product received widespread positive feedback from friends and family, enough so that Taylor paired with her childhood friend, Stanley, to bring Broma to kitchens everywhere.

Don't miss the chance to hear all about this young entrepreneur's journey from initial concept to market - and have the chance to ask questions about what tactics helped turn an idea into reality!

ABOUT US

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

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