2018 Morris County Columbus Day Parade

Join us for Columbus Day Weekend 2018!

The Morris County Columbus Day Parade Awards Dinner will be held Friday, October 5th beginning at 7:00 at the Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave. East Hanover, NJ. Music will be provided by Epic Soul Band. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $100.00 by contacting John Alvino at 973-879-1044 or on Eventbrite.

The Morris County Columbus Day Parade will commence at 2:00 on Sunday, October 7th beginning at the East Hanover Fire Department and ending at Lurker Park on Ridgedale Ave. in East Hanover. At Lurker Park, the East Hanover Italian American Club will host a family fun day with a petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, bounce castle, wrecking ball and other attractions for children beginning at 3:00. There will also be food vendors as well as a live performance by the spectacular music group, Street Hassle.

Meet the 2018 Honorees:

Grand Marshal – Mayor Joseph Pannullo – Mayor of East Hanover

Man of the Year – Franco Porporino, Jr. – owner of Fresco da Franco Restaurant, radio host and executive producer

Woman of the Year – Rosanna Imbriano – marketing strategist and consultant, owner of R.I. Consulting of Cedar Grove

Entrepreneur of the Year – Marco Laracca, Esq. – criminal defense attorney with the firm of Bio & Laracca

Entertainer of the Year – Gregg Giannotti – teamed up with Boomer Esiason in January 2018 to form “Boomer & Gio,” WFAN’s morning show. Watch his interview talking about the parade on Hip New Jersey, a television show that airs on HometowneTV and NJ on Air!

4th Annual Pasta & Comedy Night Photos


Thank you for making our 4th Annual Pasta & Comedy Night a success! Click here to view photos from the evening.

Make sure to save the date for our next major events: The 2018 Columbus Day Parade Gala on Friday, October 5th and the 2018 Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 7th!

Advanced Carnival Tickets for Sale!

Purchase your East Hanover Italian American Club Carnival tickets in advance and get a discounted rate – $7 per sheet! You can purchase at any one of these participating locations:

  • East Hanover Recreation Center (411 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover)
  • Over the Rainbow Children’s Center (1 Barnida Dr, East Hanover)
  • Coccia Real Estate (434 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover)

We will see you at Lurker Park on May 8 – 12th for some food, rides, games and FUN!