Get ready to celebrate Columbus Day 2016! NYC will be giving a proverbial toast to the man who discovered America (more of less) on Monday, October 10 through an Italian-American procession and more events happening in city. In fact, the Columbus Day Parade is one of the biggest NYC events in October, for over 35,000 marchers and groups participate in the spectacle that takes over Fifth Avenue. If you’re not much of a walker, do some exploring of your own and check out New York attractions you’ve never seen, like the Columbus statue on top of the Columbus Circle monument. You can always celebrate with a plate of spaghetti at one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC, too.
When is Columbus Day?
This year, Columbus Day will fall on Monday, October 10, 2016. Christopher Columbus arrived October 12, 1492, but since 1970, the United States has observed the occasion on the second Monday of every October.
What is Columbus Day?
Columbus Day marks the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. In the United States, the holiday is dedicated to celebrating Italian-American heritage.
When is the Columbus Day Parade in NYC?
The Columbus Day Parade is held on October, 10, 2016 at 11am. This year, the procession is led by Grand Marshal Robert LaPenta, Founding General Partner of Aston Capital Partners.
Where is the Columbus Day Parade in NYC?
The parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Sts. There’s red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Sts.