Senator Jeff Klein joined with thousands in celebration of the 40th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park.
The festivities began with a pre-parade breakfast sponsored by Senator Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj at St. Dominic’s Church. The parade, organized by The Morris Park Community Association, kicked off at White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue, where Senator Klein’s famous cannoli carts were stationed. Throughout the entire parade route, volunteers distributed 4,000 cannolis to parade-goers.
“As a lifelong Morris Park resident, the annual Columbus Day Parade is a cherished tradition. I am happy to celebrate the great Italian heritage and culture of our community. I wish everyone a safe and fun-filled Columbus Day and I hope that everyone enjoyed the cannolis!” said Senator Jeff Klein.
“For it’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, the spirits were high and the Italian pride was strong. Despite the inclement weather, The Bronx still showed up for our annual parade and it was a great time,” said Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.