COLUMBUS DAY Weekend in New York
This weekend in New York City the region of Veneto is being presented in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. This exposition is being co-sponsored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a national fraternal, educational and charitable organization as the kick-off of the annual Columbus Day weekend celebration. A battery of product companies from the region are supporting this presentation including Alitalia Airlines,San Benedetto Water, Ditech Italia,Bisol,Si Boave, Pinarello, together with a consortium of government agencies representing the various cities in the Veneto region. The presentation extends to Oct.17 and is titled: VENETO: A Bridge Between
Venice and New York. Italian Expresso Coffee and Bottles Water will be served to the general public free-of-charge during the week long program. The exhibit is open each day from 8AM to 8PM. On Friday, Oct.9 the exhibit hall will close at 5pm, however. You can hear a concert by Veneto Jazz and witness displays of Murano glass and Piccoli Passi, a unique collection of hand-crafted miniature shoes that illustrates the fine art of shoe making
in the Veneto region over the last few centuries during the exhibition.
The week program serves as a tribute
to the artistry of Italian craftsmanship and the achievements of Italian-Americans in the U.S. with a depth of gratitude and recognition
to Christopher Columbus, discover of the Americas in 1492.
After a Gala Dinner celebration Saturday evening, the 10th, the 65th annual Columbus Day Parade follows on Fifth Avenue’s Miracle Mile from 47th Street to 79th Street in the Borough of Manhattan on Monday, the 12th. The start time this year is 11:45am. This year’s Grand Marshall is Kenneth G.Langone, a noted philanthropist, and co-founder of Home Depot Corp. and Chairman of the New York University Medical Center in New York City. The entire parade will be telecast on WNBC Channel 4 in New York.