Hundreds of kids of all ages celebrated Columbus Day at the namesake waterfront park, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The scene included a very fun (and just the right length) parade around the park with community leaders and lots (and lots) of families.) FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines introduced Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith and Bostonâ€™s Commissioner of Veteransâ€™ Services, Francisco Urena.
Young and old were delighted by Magician Peter Oâ€™Malley, Jenny the Juggler, Big Joe the Storyteller and the Tanglewood Marionettes. Joining in the fun was NEMPAC with face painting and the instrument zoo. The New England Aquarium also ran a table with a touch and learn animal traveling exhibit. Topping off the day was a concluding concert by Cornell Universityâ€™s â€œLast Callâ€ performing acapella. Sponsors for this event include Al Dente, Beneventoâ€™s, Boston Pushcart, CL Waterfront Properties and Tiaâ€™s Restaurant.