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Columbus Day Celebrations at the Park Followed by North End Parade on Sunday, October 9, 2011

On Sunday, October 9, 2011, Columbus Day will be celebrated in Boston’s North End / Waterfront with several events.

From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will have their annual family-friendly activities at Christopher Columbus Park. See the poster below.

At 1:00 p.m., there will be a brief ceremony and wreath laying at the statue of Christopher Columbus with Mayor Menino, kicking off the parade which will then march through the North End streets. One change this year is that the parade will start at Christopher Columbus Park instead of City Hall Plaza.

The annual Columbus Day parade is organized by the Columbus Day Committee and alternates between the North End and East Boston. This year, the 2011 parade is in the North End and will be held in honor of the late Michael Nazzaro, Jr. Starting at Christopher Columbus Park, the parade will end on Endicott Street.

Lastly, there will be a Columbus Day banquet at Filippos’s on Friday, October 7th at 6pm. Tickets are $40. Call Louis Strazzullo at 617 803 1247 or see Dino DiFronzo.


3 Replies to “Columbus Day Celebrations at the Park Followed by North End Parade on Sunday, October 9, 2011

  1. Not sure this is exact, but should be close:

    Start on Atlantic Avenue – Christopher Columbus Park
    A wreath will be placed at the statue of Christopher Columbus and parade through the park.
    North onto Commercial Street – Makes Left onto Battery Street
    Left onto Hanover Street; Right onto Cross Street,
    Right onto Endicott Street/N. Washington St.
    Parade ends at Puopolo Park.

  2. What a wonderful celebration. What a precious, diverse, upbeat crowd. What great weather. And, oh, yes, Aleppo's miniature hazmat tanker truck was the perfect reminder of how precious our space is. Let's not take any of this for granted.
    Congratulations, neighbors.

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