Hundreds celebrate Columbus Day at annual parade in Bensonhurst

Hundreds of people celebrated Columbus Day at the 32nd annual parade in Bensonhurst today.

Hundreds of people celebrated Columbus Day at the 32nd annual parade in Bensonhurst today. (10/12/13)

BROOKLYN - Hundreds of people celebrated Columbus Day at the 32nd annual parade in Bensonhurst today.

Parade-goers marched down 18th Avenue from 61st Street to 84th Street, enjoying floats, dancing and music. Dozens of schools and community groups from around the borough participated.

People who attended say the parade celebrates not only Italian culture, but also community.

Parade organizers say that they plan to expand the parade route by a few blocks next year, so that it ends at a new Italian community center.

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