Things to Do Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan: Details about the annual event The Columbus Day Parade seen on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 10, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephanie Keith By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Updated October 9, 2017 6:52 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The 73rd Columbus Day Parade will take over a portion of Fifth Avenue on Monday, commemorating the explorations of Christopher Columbus in 1492. While there has been some controversy surrounding the holiday, the parade remains a large celebration of Italian-American culture in New York and the United States. Here are the details of Monday's event: recommended reading Columbus Day Parade street closures to know for Monday When: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Participants will march up Fifth Avenue between 47th and 72nd streets. There will be red carpet performances between 67th and 69th streets. Who: Grand marshal Leonard Riggio, the chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc., will lead the parade. It will include dozens of marching bands and floats, as well as hundreds of marchers, the Columbus Citizens Foundation said. "Len Riggio’s visionary role in the bookselling industry has made him one of the most respected business minds in America and a pillar of success in the Italian-American community." said Angelo Vivolo, president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Dr. Laura L. Forese, executive vice president of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Thomas Iovino, founder of Judlau Contracting Inc., will join Riggio as honorees, the foundation said. By Nicole Brown email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.