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Annual Columbus Day Parade

He Sailed The Ocean Blue


At the final stop of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) Columbus Day Parade the dignitaries and invited guests lay the traditional wreath at the base of the great navigator, Christopher Columbus’ statue. Among them are Deputy Consul General of Italy in NYC Silvia Limoncini, Queen Isabella (Dora Silva), Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo, parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece, 
Photo Walter Karling At the final stop of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) Columbus Day Parade the dignitaries and invited guests lay the traditional wreath at the base of the great navigator, Christopher Columbus’ statue. Among them are Deputy Consul General of Italy in NYC Silvia Limoncini, Queen Isabella (Dora Silva), Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo, parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece, Photo Walter Karling The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) held their 41st annual Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, October 6. The parade started at Kaufman Astoria Studios and ended at the Columbus Triangle on Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street, at the foot of the statue of the Great Navigator.

—Walter Karling



At the pre-parade reception are Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) President Joseph DiPietro (l.), NYPD 114th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez (c.), and parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo (r.). At the pre-parade reception are Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) President Joseph DiPietro (l.), NYPD 114th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez (c.), and parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo (r.).

Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) Columbus Day Parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece (l.) welcomes this year’s parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo (r.) to a pre-parade reception at the Kaufman Astoria studios. Vivolo is the board chair of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and president of the Columbus Heritage Coalition. Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) Columbus Day Parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece (l.) welcomes this year’s parade Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo (r.) to a pre-parade reception at the Kaufman Astoria studios. Vivolo is the board chair of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and president of the Columbus Heritage Coalition.

Christopher Columbus (Massimo Prag) and Queen Isabella (Dora Silva) wave to the spectators along the parade route. Christopher Columbus (Massimo Prag) and Queen Isabella (Dora Silva) wave to the spectators along the parade route.

Greeting the spectators on Steinway Street are parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece, Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo, Deputy Consul General of Italy in NYC Silvia Limoncini, NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, and NYPD 114th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez. Greeting the spectators on Steinway Street are parade Chair Judge Jerry Iannece, Grand Marshal Angelo Vivolo, Deputy Consul General of Italy in NYC Silvia Limoncini, NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, and NYPD 114th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez.

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Models of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, Columbus’ fleet of three vessels. Models of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, Columbus’ fleet of three vessels.


Photos by Walter Karling Photos by Walter Karling

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