April 17


In Their Easter Bonnets, with all the Frills Upon it

April 17, 2023

In a room filled to capacity, the annual Easter Luncheon and Hat Pageant has made a return, after a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-awaited event, organized by Assemblywoman Nikki Lucas, in partnership with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and supported by various local organizations, took place on Thursday, April 6th at the Brooklyn Sports Club in Starrett City.

Both Jeffries and Lucas addressed the attendees, and Lucas said the event was created for the seniors in the community to gather together, have some fun and socialize with each other. It also provided an opportunity for seniors to meet with their elected officials and learn how they are working on their behalf.

The guests were really engaged, enjoying a delicious luncheon and some dancing to the beat of DJ Mama Kim.  Contestants modeled their best Easter hats, which was the highlight of the event. There were three winners for the men and three winners for the women.

Some Brooklyn Judges were also present, like the Honorable Judge Edward H. King who volunteered to serve food at the event. King and other judges selected the winners for the Hat Pageant.  A special dance performance was also performed by the PATHS Dance team from the Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus.

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