Columbus Citizens Foundation Announces 2021 Columbus Day Parade Line-up and Performers For World’s Largest Celebration Of Italian American Culture with a Theme of “Resilience, Recovery and Reunion”
Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates, Served as Grand Marshal of the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade and Will Lead the Line of March with Over 100 Marching Groups Including Musical Bands, Italian American Cultural Institutions and Colorful Floats
On Monday, October 11, the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in New York City. The Parade celebrates Italian American heritage, culture and achievements and is the largest celebration of Italian heritage in the world. Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, Chairman of Duck Pond Associates lead the Parade. This year’s event marks a return to Fifth Avenue, as Covid restrictions saw 2020’s festivities celebrated virtually.
The Parade will run north up Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Streets from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The 2021 Honorees Joe Gurrera, owner of Citarella, and Jodi Pulice, founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group will help kick off the celebration. In addition, Daniel A. Nigro, Commissioner of New York City Fire Department, who will receive the 2021 Humanitarian of the Year Award, will join the others at the front of the Parade.
The Columbus Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the celebration of Italian heritage and the creation of opportunities for younger Italian Americans, organizes the Columbus Day Parade in New York City every year.
The 77th Columbus Day Parade is broadcast live on ABC Channel 7 (12:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET). Viewers can also stream the special live at abc7ny.com, the abc7NY App and abc7NY connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.