2008_10_colday.jpgToday is the 64th Annual Columbus Day Parade: According to the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the parade is on Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 79th St, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., with 35,000 marchers and over 100 bands, floats and contingents. Government offices and schools are closed; there's no mail delivery and sanitation pickup and recycling are suspended today, as is alternate-side-of-the-street parking. However, the stock market is open and many employers do not generally offer this as a holiday. Columbus Day was first celebrated in 1792, on the 300th anniversary of Columbus's voyage; more on the history of Columbus Day from the History Channel.