New York City's Annual Columbus Day Parade Marches Up Fifth Avenue

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Organizers say New York City's parade is the world's largest celebration of Columbus and Italian heritage.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It's another sign of New York's recovery from the pandemic.

The world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage has returned to the streets of New York City Monday.

The Columbus Day Parade marched up Fifth Avenue.

As CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports, the parade got moving at 11:30 a.m. Organizers expected a million people to line the route and join in the world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage.

Italian flags and proud Italian-Americans lined Fifth Avenue today to show pride of culture. The grand ,arshall, Michael Pascucci, officers on horseback, cars, marching bands, and more.

The parade includes 35,000 participants, traveling from 47th to 72nd street to share their love of all things Italian with New York City.

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