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Brooklyn celebrates Columbus with 18th Avenue parade

Emma and Samantha Gallo march in the Columbus Day Parade in Bensonhurst.
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Step off ahead of the Manhattan parade and join the festivities at the Christopher Columbus Day Parade on 18th Avenue on Oct. 7.

The Federation of Italian Americans Organization is again leading the march up 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst in honor of Columbus Day, offering a day of fun for all ages.

And just one grand marshal isn’t enough — this year’s grand marshals will be Councilman Mark Treyger; Deputy Inspector of the 62 Police Precinct Anthony Sanseverino; Nick Pesci, general manager of LaBella Market Place; and Frances Novella-Locurcio, principal of PS-IS 209.

The procession will have revelers travel 24 blocks down 18th Avenue between 60th and 84th streets.

Christopher Columbus Day Parade, Oct. 7 at 1 pm. Free

Parade step-off [18th Avenue and 60th Street in Bensonhurst, (718) 259–2828; www.fiaobrooklyn.org/about/contact].

Posted 12:00 am, October 3, 2017
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