NEW YORK – Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin marched up Fifth Avenue to join thousands of New Yorkers to participate in the country’s largest celebration of Italian American culture and heritage, the Columbus Day Parade.

“Today, I join my fellow New Yorkers in commemorating the enormous contributions that the Italian American community has made, and continues to make to our City,” said Council Member Chin. “As Council Member representing Lower Manhattan, I have the special privilege of representing the historic center of Italian American culture and history in our City, the iconic Little Italy neighborhood. The Italian immigrant experience is emblematic of the struggles, values and relentless pursuit of the American Dream that are shared by so many of our City’s immigrant communities, and I will continue to uphold my commitment to preserving this community’s rich history, unique stories and diverse contributions to the cultural fabric of our City.”

Known as the “Italian American capital,” New York City is home to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers of Italian heritage.

 

陳倩雯市議員參加73屆哥倫布日遊行,與民眾慶祝意大利美國人的豐厚歷史

 

紐約市訊 今天,市議員陳倩雯與上千紐約民眾,參加全國最大的意大利裔美國的文化和傳統慶祝活動—哥倫布日遊行。

市議員陳倩雯說,“今天,我與眾多紐約民眾一起紀念意大利裔美國人在過去和現在對社區的貢獻。作為曼哈頓下城的市議會代表,我很榮幸能代表這個極具歷史的紐約市的意大利文化和歷史社區–紐約市的小意大利地區。意大利的移民經歷是我們城市移民社區共同的抗爭,價值觀和不懈追求美國夢的象徵,我將繼續堅持維護我們社區的豐富歷史,獨特的移民故事和對我們城市的文化架構作出的多元貢獻。”

 

紐約市是數以萬計的意大利裔民眾的家園,有“意裔美國人首都”之稱。

 

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