Columbus Day Parade kicks off on Fifth Avenue
NEW YORK — Italian Americans will be celebrating their culture and heritage at the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City.
Gov. Mario Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota all plan to march in Monday's parade, which kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and runs up Fifth Avenue from 47th Street to 72nd Street.
The parade's Grand Marshal is renowned Wall Street financier and philanthropist Joseph Perella.