Celebrating 25 years of Italian Culture and Heritage, Newport Festa Italiana‘s 2019 Columbus Day Parade stepped off at St. Joseph Church on Broadway at noon today. make its way up Memorial Boulevard to the Columbus Statute for closing ceremonies.

What’s Up Newp was there to Facebook Live the event.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.