Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54253 The crowd of more than 10,000 people loved the floats, includingthis one of Christopher Columbus. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54252 The crowd went wild for James JohnsonÕs renditions of Italianballads. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54250 Ave Maria Catholic Academy students and their parents marchproudly in the annual event. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54242 Performers from the United Service Organization were a hit. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54251 Sons of Italy Vice President Rosemary Ciulla-Frisone, centerright, and President Anne Romano are joined by members of theirorganization at SundayÕs event. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54254 The Crossbay merchants float included Crossbay Travel Serviceand Rag Time. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54243 Students and teachers from the Howard Beach Columbus DayFoundationÕs Italian program have fun marching. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54256 Councilman Eric Ulrich shakes hands with constituents along theparade sidelines. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54247 Miss New York, Kaitlin Monte, at the parade. Photo by STEVE MALECKI ColumbusDay54246 Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation President Mario Faulisi,left, with Grand Marshals Mitchell Weiss and NYPD Sgt. AnthonyCesapano. Courtesy photo ColumbusDay54263 The Scholars’ Academy Seawolves marching band, directed byAlexander Leicht, play “Stars and Stripes Forever” at theparade.