Astoria celebrates Italian heritage at 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.
Photo courtesy of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

The 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade took place in Astoria on Saturday, October 12.

Astoria got together this past weekend to celebrate the 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade.

On Saturday, October 12, together with Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and other local officials, the procession marched from 34th Avenue down to Astoria Boulevard and 33rd Street.

The Grand Marshal of the parade, which is presented by the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., was Minister Natalia Quintavalle, Italian Consul General of New York.

 

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