Photos: Celebrating Queens
Borough President Melinda Katz and the Queens influencers. (Ali Garber)
On Thursday, May 18, City & State celebrated the release of our Queens issue with an event at the Central Lounge – a club that saw Borough President Melinda Katz, Sen. Michael Gianaris and Queens' most influential leaders take the their spot behind the DJ booth (only to address the audience, unfortunately). Scroll below for a recap of the event. All photos by Ali Garber.
Félix Matos Rodríguez, president of Queens College, Melinda Katz and Arthur Cheliotes, president, Local 1180 Communications Workers.
Seth Krakauer and Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, executive director of the Queens Council on the Arts.
Patrick Dolan, Jr., president of Enterprise Association, Steamfitters Local 638 and the attendees from Steamfitters.
Richard K. Dzwlewicz (right), TD Bank regional vice president for the Queens and Bronx.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz addresses the crowd.
Sen. Michael Gianaris takes the mic from City & State EIC Jon Lentz.
Sen. Michael Gianaris addresses the crowd.
Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners.
Patrick Dolan, Jr., president, Enterprise Association, Steamfitters Local 638.
Michael Rodgers, vice president of development and philanthropy, New York Road Runners
Fran Biderman-Gross, founder of Advantages, Caryn Schwab, executive director of Mount Sinai Queens, Mayra DiRico, director of retail banking for Astoria Bank, and Mark Henry, president, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056.