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Annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 10th

Yes, we all know there are lots of parades in New York City, and usually consider them more of an annoyance than anything.  But the Columbus Day Parade is a really wonderful parade to attend, as it’s usually held on one of those beautiful fall days, the cool air just beginning to kick in, and the leaves are beginning to turn into that gorgeous fall pallet of colors (maybe not this year…).

The annual parade honors Italian-Americans’ contributions to New York City and draws around one million spectators and 35,000 marchers. There are marching bands and floats and lots of goodwill to enjoy, so make your plans to attend — that’s why you have the day off from work, after all.

When Is The Columbus Day Parade? The Columbus Day Parade will take place on Monday, October 10, 2016.

What Time is the Columbus Day Parade? The Columbus Day Parade begins at noon and lasts until 3 p.m.

Where Does the Columbus Day Parade Go? The Columbus Day Parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 47th Street and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street. The grandstands will be located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Where and When is the Columbus Day Mass? The Columbus Day Mass takes place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (50th Street/Fifth Avenue) at 9:30 a.m.

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