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Highway 12 featured at the 150th Italian Heritage Parade Grand Ball

San Francisco – Highway 12 Winery has generously donated wine for the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade Grand Ball on October 6, 2018. The winery bears the name of the legendary road which is home to dozens of world-renowned vineyards and wineries in the Carneros District of California. For more information about their wines, please see their website: https://www.highway12winery.com The Grand Ball is the annual celebration of Queen Isabella and her court on the eve of the parade. This black-tie event draws members of the Italian community, military officials from Fleet Week, the Italian Consul General of San Francisco, city officials and many more. The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards, and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area. For additional information, visit: www.SFItalianHeritage.org, or follow: @SFItlHeritage on Twitter www.facebook.com/SFItalianHeritage #sfitalian #SFIH150Celebration  #sfitalianheritage #ItalianHeritage

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Queen Isabella and Her Court Named for the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade!

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade announces Queen Isabella and her Court for the upcoming parade on October 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Mia Torracca has been named Queen Isabella for the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade. Her family roots go back to La Spezia and Genoa but she grew up in North Beach and currently resided in San Francisco. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at City College of San Francisco. The 2018 Queen Isabella and her Royal Court Queen Isabella – Mia Toracca Princess – Alyssa Salvetti First Duchess – Gina Guglielmoni Second Duchess – Grace Cardenas First Contessa – Brianna Wraa Second Contessa – Alyssa Antipa Third Contessa – Eva Giordano First Lady in Waiting – Chiara Antipa Second Lady in Waiting – Gabriella Fanucchi-Raouf Maiden – Nina Rivera Scroll Bearer – Enzo Solari Crown Bearer – Zita Solari Retiring Queen Isabella – Caroline Cirelli-Castaneda The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the […]

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Fundraising Dinner tickets are available now!

The fundraising dinner for the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade will occur Friday, September 7, 2018, at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St. Join us starting at 6:00 PM in North Beach for an opportunity to support this 150-year tradition. Queen Isabella and her court for the 2018 parade will be in attendance along with the Board of Directors. Dinner will be followed by raffle drawings and a silent auction of prizes from our generous supporters. All proceeds from the evening will go to supporting the parade. Tickets can be purchased directly on our website or through Brandi Allan. Buy Tickets For all ticketing or donation questions, please contact Brandi Allan: ballan@sfitalianheritage.org The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area. For additional information, visit: www.sfitalianheritage.org, or follow: @SFItlHeritage […]

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Tickets are available for Italian Heritage Night at AT&T Park!

Please join us on Friday, August 24th to cheer on the San Francisco Giants as they take on the Texas Rangers for Italian Heritage Night. Limited-edition Giants-themed t-shirts will be available to show off your Italian pride! Proceeds benefit local Italian community partners in San Francisco. We have blocks of seats in two sections. Get them before they are gone! View Reserve 317 behind home plate Lower Box 126 near the Giants’ dugout Buy Tickets Questions? Email events@sfitalianheritage.org The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area. For additional information, visit: www.sfitalianheritage.org, or follow: @SFItlHeritage www.facebook.com/SFItalianHeritage #sfitalian #SFIH150Celebration #sfitalianheritage #ItalianHeritage

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Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace Named Grand Marshal of the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media relations contact: Joe Ciarallo joe.ciarallo@gmail.com The nation’s longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade takes to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Additional Grand Marshals and dignitaries will be announced soon The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce that former United States Marine Corps general and the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace will serve as 2018 parade Grand Marshal. Raised by Italian American parents (from Noci, Italy), Pace is recognized for his distinguished four-decade military and public service career. He has been honored with numerous awards and distinctions, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Special Achievement Award for Military Service. The 150th annual San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade will take to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The parade begins at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman’s Wharf and ends in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. The parade will feature Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations and […]

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Announcing the 150th Annual San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade on October 7, 2018

San Francisco, CA – The 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade will take place this October 7th, 2018, to coincide with Italian Heritage month. Started in 1869, this parade is one of the oldest celebrating Italian culture and the contributions of both native Italians and Italian-Americans to America and the Bay Area. The 150th parade will start at 12:30 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2018, in Fisherman’s Wharf as tradition dictates, and proceed down Columbus Avenue, ending at Washington Square Park. The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards, and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area. For additional information, visit: www.SFItalianHeritage.org, or follow: @SFItlHeritage on Twitter www.facebook.com/SFItalianHeritage #sfitalian #SFIH150Celebration  #sfitalianheritage #ItalianHeritage

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