2016-12-14 / Features

UCCA Holds Annual Holiday Brunch

—Tony Barsamian


The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their annual Holiday Brunch at the LaGuardia Marriott hotel on Sunday, Dec. 11th. As in past years, the banquet was well represented with members of state, borough and city organizations making an appearance – state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Members Aravella Simotas and Michael DenDekker, and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer were on hand, along with more than 200 in attendance to celebrate the good work of the organization. Ed Babor represented Congress Member Carolyn Maloney; Governor Cuomo sent a representative Hersh Parekh; Angela DenDekker represented Congress Member Joseph Crowley; UCCA 2016 honored their Woman of the Year: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Man of the Year: Hal G. Rosenbluth, President, Kaufman Astoria Studios. Rabbi Jonathan Pearl of the Astoria Center of Israel led with the invocation. Judy Trilivas, Brunch Chairperson, welcomed those gathered; Assembly Member Simotas led the Pledge of Allegiance; Senator Gianaris installed UCCA Board Member Florence Koulouris; and a formal welcome and presentations were made by Rose Marie Poveromo, UCCA President. A 50/50 raffle drawing was also held. For more photos see page 12. 
Photos Tony Barsamian The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their annual Holiday Brunch at the LaGuardia Marriott hotel on Sunday, Dec. 11th. As in past years, the banquet was well represented with members of state, borough and city organizations making an appearance – state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Members Aravella Simotas and Michael DenDekker, and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer were on hand, along with more than 200 in attendance to celebrate the good work of the organization. Ed Babor represented Congress Member Carolyn Maloney; Governor Cuomo sent a representative Hersh Parekh; Angela DenDekker represented Congress Member Joseph Crowley; UCCA 2016 honored their Woman of the Year: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Man of the Year: Hal G. Rosenbluth, President, Kaufman Astoria Studios. Rabbi Jonathan Pearl of the Astoria Center of Israel led with the invocation. Judy Trilivas, Brunch Chairperson, welcomed those gathered; Assembly Member Simotas led the Pledge of Allegiance; Senator Gianaris installed UCCA Board Member Florence Koulouris; and a formal welcome and presentations were made by Rose Marie Poveromo, UCCA President. A 50/50 raffle drawing was also held. For more photos see page 12. Photos Tony Barsamian

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