Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade

Pictured is Gerard Tolve, co-chairman of the Nutley-Belleville Columbus day parade committee standing with Isabella Mattingly of Belleville in front of the Columbus Parade Calliope, which Mattingly’s father helped build. The calliope is both a music wagon and a bubble machine.

This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. at Belleville High School. The reviewing stand will be in front of Nutley High School.

The parade will include a dozen bands, half-dozen floats and free flags, balloons and candy will be distributed to spectators.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade, call Mike Perrone at 973-780-7852 or email

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