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COLUMBUS DAY GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PARADE
Honoring Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Friday, October 11 & Sunday, October 13, 2013
The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee is hosting an evening of celebration and commemoration on Friday, October 11 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.
The reception will feature music, prizes, refreshments and cocktails. Tickets are $65.00 per person and may be purchased by contacting the committee at 617-803-1247.
This year’s honored guest will be Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Menino is the 2013 recipient of the Committee’s 2013 Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award.
Mike Nazzaro was born and raised in the North End, was a small business owner and served as our State Representative. During his tenure Mike successfully fought to protect the neighborhood from special interests seeking to raze the neighborhood in the name of redevelopment. The Committee is recognizing Mayor Menino for that same commitment and dedication to our community and our great city.
“It is a fitting tribute to Mayor Menino,” said Committee Chairman Louis Strazzullo, “As did our friend Mike Nazzaro, the Mayor loves our city and has been a true friend of the North End. We are happy to honor him with Mike’s Award and to say thank you for his years of service!”
The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday October 13, beginning at City Hall Plaza at 1:00PM. The parade will make its way through downtown Boston and the waterfront, the Christopher Columbus Park and into the North End. The parade will include, Boston Police and Fire honor guard, military personnel and vehicles, marching bands, drum & bugle corps, antique cars, Neighborhood groups, color guard, floats and thousands of other participants. Best viewing is on Hanover and Endicott Streets in the North End.
“The parade is a great opportunity to cheer on the members of our armed forces and the brave men and women who serve and protect us here at home,” said Parade Coordinator Matthew Bamonte, “It is a wonderful day of neighborhood celebration, heritage and fun for the whole family.”