Bronx Columbus Day Parade

(L – R) Democratic district Leader Marjorie Velazquez, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Democratic State Committeeman Tom Messina, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, The representative of the Italian Consul General, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Tom Lucania of the Bronx BP’s office, and Joe McManus, repping councilman Ritchie Torres. (Robert Press)

Saturday marked the 43rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade. The parade marched down Morris Park Avenue, and this year turned up Williamsbridge Road to Lydig Avenue before ending one block short of Pelham Parkway.

(L – R) Miss Columbus Marie Terzulli, Honorary Marshal Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, Grand Marshal Captain Frank Vignali NYFD, Bronx DA Clark, Assemblywoman Fernandez, Councilman Gjonaj, and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. (Robert Press)

The Grand Marshal for the parade was Captain Frank Vignali, New York City Fire Department, and the Honorary Grand Marshal was Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, PS/MS 498. Bronx District Attorney joined Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, and, for a short stroll on Morris Park Avenue, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The PS 108 cheerleader squad performs. (Robert Press)

Hundreds of people marched and there were performances in front of the reviewing stand by many of the enthusiastic marchers. The turnout on Morris Park Avenue appeared to be lower than in past years.

The PS 88 Dance team performs. (Robert Press)
The Cardinal Spellman High School Cheerleaders. (Robert Press)