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Bands, dancers, floats and more celebrate in Columbus Day Parade
October 11, 2018 at 3:21 a.m.
With stylish sunglasses, a sailor suit and fish-themed suspenders, Bent Avenue resident Harper Gonzalez takes Westchester Avenue by storm in her boat costume. The 3-year-old is leading several other toddlers from Lady Bug Family Daycare down Westchester Avenue during the 112th annual Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, Oct. 7.
The Pride of Port Chester brass players march in perfect synchronization.
Angelica Barajas (right) and her aunt, Marta Sanchez, watch the parade outside their Westchester Avenue home with their dog, Jack the Boston Terrier.
Rye Brook residents Isabella, 10, and her mother Antoniette Montesano find good seats on a Westchester Avenue curb so they can watch the procession with their Westie Bailey.
A mixed age group of students march down Westchester Avenue with the Park Avenue Elementary School banner in hand.
While rocking the sash and tiara, Miss Carver Center and Grace Church Street resident Mariah Lucas, 17, fashionably makes her way down the street in a black BMW convertible.
Several Boy Scout troops got in on the Columbus Day festivities. Josh Simkin (left), Brian Sciurba and Martin Agala lead Cub Scout Pack 3 of Rye Brook.
A group of girls from Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School holds hands while they wave to the spectating crowds.
Representing the Shiny Star party planning company, Stamford, Conn. residents Pilar Blanco (left) and Angelica Aguilar sashay down the street in exquisite dresses.
While dancing with the Comitiva Guadelupana Port Chester group, Oak Street resident Leslie Cruz, 22, takes a moment to show off her gorgeous Mexican dress.
Cameoing as Christopher Columbus, Port Chester Italian Heritage Club member Stephen Tofano rides on the group’s new parade float while waving to spectators and welcoming them in Italian.
While waving flags to show cultural pride, Italian Heritage Club members Alexandra Rovello, 22, and Luke Vizzo, 4, dress in traditional costumes and ride on the side of one of three wooden ship floats.
Grand Marshal Anne Capeci prepares to lead the parade with her 8-year-old granddaughter Annie Mikolasko.
At the end of the procession, the Tappan Zee Bridgemen hype up politicians and Columbus Day committee members on the reviewing stand.
To bring the band to a halt, Port Chester Middle School Marching Band drum majors Jenna Provenzano (left) and Gwen Dominguez firmly hold their batons above their heads.
A handful of spirit squad students proudly represent King Street Elementary School with pom-poms and face paint.
Stamford, Conn. resident Nicole Rodas joins in on the fun to walk down Westchester Avenue as Miss Guatemala.
Michael Quintana, 17, tenderly places his hand on 8-year-old Elian Velasquez’s shoulder. The Port Chester residents are singing along to soulful Christian music as they march with the Second Pentecostal Church.
Though she just moved to Port Chester, Yesica Diaz is already joining the community by leading Comitiva Guadelupana dancers in her stunning dress with a long Mexican flag tail.
Putnam Drive residents Nina, 2, and Oliver Barrenechea, almost 4, get festive as they wave their American flags and watch the parade at the top of Westchester Avenue.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School first-grader Aiden Sammon shows school pride and national pride as he sports his blue school shirt and waves the American flag.
Grand Marshal Anne Capeci laughs with friends and colleagues on the reviewing stand.