FIAO hosts annual Columbus Parade brunch in Dyker

Gearing up for Brooklyn’s 35th annual Columbus Parade, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) hosted a pre-parade brunch at Dyker Beach Golf Course (Seventh Avenue and 86th Street) on Sunday, October 2.

Chosen by FIAO as the parade’s Grand Marshals this year, State Senator Diane Savino, Assemblymember Pamela Harris, Nicholas Caiazzo Esq. and Thomas Sorrentino CPA were honored at the annual brunch.

“It went very well,” said Edy Cuffari, a spokesperson for FIAO. “We had a nice crowd of people and everybody was happy and content all day. We have four grand marshals and there was a nice speech, emotional, I would say.”

The 35th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade will be held on Saturday, October 8. Marching along 18th Avenue from 60th Street to Benson Avenue, the parade will be preceded by a celebratory Mass (10:15 a.m. at St. Athanasius Church) and will be followed by a reception.

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