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East Haven Prepares to Host 2022 Italian-American Parade

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A large balloon arch in Italian flag colors frames guests during a fundraiser kick off for the New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee Parade Kickoff Party on May 26 at Silver Sands Beach Club. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier

A large balloon arch in Italian flag colors frames guests during a fundraiser kick off for the New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee Parade Kickoff Party on May 26 at Silver Sands Beach Club. (Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier)

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Past President of the Columbus Day Committee Paul Criscuolo holds raffle tickets as Mayor Joseph Carfora pulls the winning tickets during a fundraiser kick off for the New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee Parade Kickoff Party on May 26. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier

Past President of the Columbus Day Committee Paul Criscuolo holds raffle tickets as Mayor Joseph Carfora pulls the winning tickets during a fundraiser kick off for the New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee Parade Kickoff Party on May 26. (Photo by Wesley Bunnell/The Courier)

It only comes around every six years, and East Haven is working to ensure the community makes the most of the opportunity. The Greater New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee held a kick-off fundraiser at Silver Sands Beach Club for the 2022 Italian-American Parade, which this year lands in East Haven on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Last hosted in East Haven in 2015, the then-Columbus Day Parade has cycled through host communities New Haven, West Haven, North Haven, Hamden, and Branford. The May 26 kick-off fundraiser at Silver Sands Beach Club’s Beachside Restaurant helped set a tone for the annual parade, which has drawn upwards of 15,000 attendees in the past.

The Greater New Haven Italian-American Heritage Committee is currently seeking marchers, sponsors, and other support for the 2022 event, For more information, visit www.columbusdaynewhaven.org.


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