Bronx Columbus Day Parade Marches Into History

Consul General of Italy Francesco Genuardi (l); his wife Isabel and daughter Taia had a great time celebrating with Al D’Angelo (c), Morris Park Community Association president and grand marshal Christopher Mastromano, Jacobi Medical Center CEO.
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The Bronx’s Italian American pride was on full display at this year’s 42nd annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 7 in Morris Park. The parade was a preface to the official Monday, October 8 holiday recognizing Italian explorer Christopher Columbus who is remembered for discovering the ‘New World’ of the Americas in 1492.

Miss Columbus Gina Dinicuolo (r) enjoyed meeting Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez.
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Jacobi Medical Center members cheered on grand marshal Mastromano.
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(l-r) ‘Paw Patrol’ star Chase, Mario from the legendary ‘Super Mario Bros.’ video game franchise and Doc McStuffins entertained the crowd.
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Professional Musicians of Orange County members gave a lively performance.
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(l-r) Al D’Angelo, Parade Committee member Carmine Torchetti, grand marshal Mastromano, Miss Columbus Dinicuolo, honorary grand marshal Carl Vinci, Parade Committee member Chris Alessandro.
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Grand marshal Mastromano (r), honorary grand marshal Vinci (c) and Miss Columbus Dinicuolo (back, l) are led down the parade path in brand new cars.
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(l-r) Yearly parade spectators Jerry Christopher, Lois D’Agostino, Kenny G., Patty D’Agostino, Roseanne Napolitano and Camille Agovino enjoyed watching this year’s procession.
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Morris Park resident Alyssa Macagnone came to show off her Italian pride.
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MPCA’s Al D’Angelo (l), president and Frank Agovino, first vice president welcomed everyone to the annual cultural celebration.
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Elected officials led parade down Morris Park Avenue.
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Parade Committee members Chris Alessandro (l) and Carmine Torchetti celebrated their hard work.
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