The annual Columbus Day Parade in NYC will once again be the most fantastic parade and celebration. Find out when the Columbus Day Parade starts, and where the parade goes to get the best view.
What is the Columbus Day Parade in New York City?
On October 12, 1929, Generoso Pope led a parade from East Harlem in NYC down to Columbus Circle. The parade celebrated the exploration and endeavours of Christopher Columbus. The parade in NYC was followed by a fund-raising dinner to benefit immigrants creating a new life for themselves in New York City.
Today, the Columbus Day Parade in NYC is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture. The Columbus Day Gala Dinner assembles leaders of the United States and Italy to pay tribute to an age old relationship. The Columbus Day Parade and dinner are just two of the events that are part of New York’s Columbus Celebration, held each October.
Columbus Day Parade 2016 Details
When does the Columbus Day Parade take place?
The Columbus Day Parade in NYC takes place on the second Monday in October. This year the Columbus Day Parade will take place on Monday, October 13 2016.
What Time is the Columbus Day Parade?
The Columbus Day Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and finishes at around 3 p.m.
What Route Does the Columbus Day Parade take in NYC?
The Columbus Day Parade starts in NYC on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and goes north along Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.
Hope you have a great time there.