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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

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.
Jacobi Medical Center members cheered on grand marshal Mastromano.
(l-r) ‘Paw Patrol’ star Chase, Mario from the legendary ‘Super Mario Bros.’ video game franchise and Doc McStuffins entertained the crowd.
Professional Musicians of Orange County members gave a lively performance.
(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.
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.
(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.
Morris Park resident Alyssa Macagnone came to show off her Italian pride.
MPCA’s Al D’Angelo (l), president and Frank Agovino, first vice president welcomed everyone to the annual cultural celebration.
Elected officials led parade down Morris Park Avenue.
Parade Committee members Chris Alessandro (l) and Carmine Torchetti celebrated their hard work.
Posted 12:00 am, October 19, 2018
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