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Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Fifth Avenue
East 44th to East 72nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

This festive  parade celebrating the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition to America and and the important contributions of Italian-Americans and other immigrants that followed is back in person.

The floats and bands set sail up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from the United States and Italy, march and play and traditional folk groups perform centuries-old dances. Expect crowds and possible protesters.

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