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79th Annual Columbus Day Parade NYC-2023

BY Adal Hussain, Chief Editor  44St and 5th Ave NYC  Oct 9th 2023

The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade returns to Fifth Avenue in New York City on Monday, October 9, 2023.

On Friday President of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, Angelo Vivolo, was joined by representatives from New York City’s largest Italian-American organizations for a brief preview of the event.

Each year, several hundred thousand people are joined by millions of viewers around the world to enjoy this display of Italian-American tradition.

The parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Beth Paretta, CEO and Team Principal of Paretta Autosport. Paretta is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate who has demonstrated an ongoing dedication to supporting young women through educational initiatives.

Fellow honorees will be long-standing CCF Member Don DeCarlo, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Retired Justice Janet DiFiore, and Father Zach Presutti, founder of Thrive for Life, an organization devoted to assisting behind and beyond prison walls.

On Oct. 9, millions will gather in Manhattan to celebrate Italian-American heritage and culture. The event will take from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The day of the parade begins with a Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, presided by Cardinal Dolan.

This year’s parade is expected to bring out over 1 million spectators and 35,000 participants. Those who attend the parade will see several performances, floats, marching bands and so much more.

The main and most significant event in NYC’s Columbus Day celebrations is definitely the huge colorful parade that is held along the 5th Avenue.

About 100 groups of 35,000 artists perform in various fields and styles, take part in the parade.

The music that is played by various bands, various performances over floats attract about million spectators while many more millions watch the colorful procession on the television.

The Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Columbus Day in New York is an annual celebration that takes place in October. A large parade in honor of Christopher Columbus floats down Fifth Avenue and gathers mostly Italian Americans embracing their own roots.

In New York City, the holiday is celebrated both as Italian American Heritage Day and as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Since 1929, a parade has been held in New York with more than 35,000 participants and more than 1 million spectators with bands and floats. The parade starts from Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continues along Fifth Avenue to 79th Street. The parade starts around 11:30 am in the morning and ends around 3:00 pm.

The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s most visible philanthropic focus is scholarships for deserving students who may not have the opportunity to realize their dreams of success.

To date, the Foundation has awarded over $36 million in scholarship funding to deserving students since the program’s inception.

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Toy Fair 2023, Reviews in our World Liberty TV Toy & Games Channels

Toy Fair New York is held in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York on 30 September to 3 October 2023 showing the companies news of United States and internationals related to sectors Toys, Consumer goods, Educational toys, Children, Board games, Video games, Games.

The last edition of Toy Fair New York was held in New York from 30 September 2023 to 03 October 2023 and the next edition is expected to be held in the month of September 2024.

Toy Fair New York takes place in New York, United States and is held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the street 11th Avenue 429 in city. Other Games trade shows in New York.

In Toy Fair New York there are appointments with national and international exhibitors Toys, Consumer goods, Educational toys, Children, Board games, Video games, Games, other trade shows in Games

Toy Fair® (aka the North American International Toy Fair) opened its doors this morning at the Javits Center in New York City, bringing together thousands of global play professionals to scout the hottest toys, games, and youth entertainment products of the holiday season and beyond from more than 1,000 exhibiting toy companies.

Produced by The Toy Association™, the sold-out show is a massive celebration of play and provides unparalleled access to the lucrative $40 billion U.S. toy marketplace and key markets around the globe.

Taking place Saturday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 3, the largest toy show in the Western Hemisphere has been reimagined for 2023 to feature more exciting experiences and insights than ever before, while maintaining its legacy as the place to spot the latest innovations in play.

Toy Fair continues to be a vital marketplace, and the proof is in the numbers – in 2020, the show hosted 890 exhibitors, and that number has grown to 1,021 for 2023.

From manufacturers, distributors, importers, and sales agents, to retailers, licensors, inventors, and startups, Toy Fair’s attendees will be on-site at the Javits Center to strike lucrative deals, stock up on last-minute holiday must-haves, and get exclusive access to brand-new ’24 products before anyone else.

With the equivalent of nearly eight football fields filled with toys and games, there’s something for every kid and kid-at-heart at Toy Fair.

“Over the next four days, Toy Fair will welcome the global play community and members of the press to exchange business knowledge, spot what’s trending this holiday, gain exclusive insights on the future of play, and take advantage of the many educational and networking activities at the show,” said Steve Pasierb, president & CEO of The Toy Association. “There are so many exciting opportunities in store for all stakeholders at our industry’s most iconic event – not to mention hands-on access to hundreds of thousands of toys for all ages!”

The 118th Toy Fair will feature both veteran and first-time exhibitors showcasing toys across distinct product zones, from action figures and collectibles, to games, arts & crafts, sustainable playthings, tech toys, and everything in between.

First-time exhibitors will feature their products in the Launch Pad section (Level 1) of the show. Pavilions with products from China, India, France, and a “World of Toys” Pavilion in partnership with Spielwarenmesse eG, as well as a “Hot for Holiday” showcase, will also display buzz-worthy products for media, buyers and other trade guests to explore.

Toy Fair will put on a robust lineup of educational sessions and engaging events throughout all four days, including sessions aimed at the toy inventor & designer community; a toy trends briefing backed by new consumer research; a toy safety and compliance forum; a Student Congress for university students to learn about careers in the toy industry; as well as sessions that tackle timely topics like social media, the metaverse and emerging technologies, and much more.

About The Toy Association: Founded in 1916, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the business trade association representing hundreds of companies including manufacturers, retailers, licensors, and others who are involved in the youth entertainment industry. The Toy Association leads the health and growth of the U.S. toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $102.4 billion. Our manufacturing members account for 93% of U.S. toy and game sales driving the annual $40 billion U.S. domestic toy market.

The Toy Association serves as the industry’s voice on the developmental benefits of play and promotes play’s positive impact on childhood development to consumers and media. The organization has a long history of leadership in toy safety, having helped develop the first comprehensive toy safety standard more than 40 years ago, and remains committed to working with medical experts, government, consumers, and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play. As a global leader.

The Toy Association produces the world-renowned Toy Fair®; advocates on behalf of members around the world; sustains the Canadian Toy Association; acts as secretariat for the International Council of Toy Industries and International Toy Industry CEO Roundtable; and chairs the committee that reviews and revises America’s widely emulated ASTM F963 toy safety standard.

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