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President Matt Farrago
Vice President Henny Wallitsch
Meetings are usually the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
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May 18th October 19th
June 15th November 16th
December Holiday Event To Be Announced
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Court Square Wines and Spirits Street:
24-20 Jackson Avenue
City/Town: Long Island City, NY
Court Square Wines&Spirits will host:
Ballet for Young Audiences' 2010 Spring Benefit.
Please join us for an evening of wine and liquor tastings generously donated by Court Square Wines&Spirits. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Sage General Store.(pending)
Door prizes and a Raffle!
Suggested donation: $15
All proceeds will benefit BYA's Spring productions.
-Our second annual Spring Dance production will showcase four original works from Edwin Kinter, Eric Ragan, Barbara Brandt and Laura Ward.
-This year, our school-time production, brings Cinderella to the 92nd ST Y, The Secret Theatre, and Queens Theater in the Park.
For more information on show dates and times:
www.byanyc.org ; www.octaviacup.org
How would you like to meet other Democrats from your Neighborhood.
Come to the FIRST meeting of the Long Island City Democratic Club
Special Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
March 6, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Riverview Restaurant & Lounge
2-01 50th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
RSVP 646-721-0984 or LICDems@gmail.com
Peter Fontanes - President
Brent O'Leary - Vice President
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SPECIAL FREE PROGRAM DEDICATED TO
THE COASTAL CITY OF FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS
Featuring the documentary "Hidden In The Sand" by Vasia Markides, a message and remarks by Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos, a poetry recital by Greek Cypriot poet/lyricist Polys Kyriacou and Guest Speaker Prof. Theoharis David, FAIA
On Friday, February 19, 2010 at 8pm at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105, CYPRECO of America, Inc., kicks off its 2010 cultural activities with a very unique program dedicated to the coastal City of Famagusta, Cyprus.
This event is part of CYPRECO's ongoing mission of introducing and promoting young Greek Cypriot and Greek American professionals who are involved in the arts and culture and more specifically those young individuals who try to promote Cyprus and Greece through their art. One such artist is Vasia Markides whose documentary "Hidden In The Sand" is being featuring during this event.
On February 19, 2010 CYPRECO will highlight the Greek Cypriot artist and filmmaker Vasia Markides and her documentary "Hidden In The Sand" which chronicles the story of Famagusta in northern Cyprus and under Turkish occupation since 1974. During the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, all Famagusta Greek Cypriot residents fled their city fearing for their lives. Since then, the occupation forces have sealed off the city and keep it under strict military surveillance so that no one can return home. The film tackles the ugly effects of nationalism, militarism and propaganda in both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. To view the trailer please visit, http://www.vasiamarkides.com/site/web/web_php/porfolio.php. The event will also feature a message and remarks on video by Alexis Galanos, Mayor of Famagusta, a poetry recital by Greek Cypriot poet/lyricist Polys Kyriacou, discussion with the filmmaker, while the Guest Speaker will be the distinguished Professor Theoharis David, FAIA on the topic “Famagusta: A Remembrance and Thoughts About The Future. A multi awarded architect, Mr. David is a Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute teaching graduate and undergraduate design and is a former Chair of Graduate Architecture and Faculty President of the School of Architecture. He is also visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus. He has been active in design awards programs including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, The Cyprus State Architecture Awards, and the Society of American Registered Architects Awards. His architecture has received awards in the United States at city, state and nationals levels. He received the Cyprus State Award for Architecture for the New G.S.P. Stadium in 2001 and has been nominated for the European Union Mies van der Rohe Award. As design principal of Theo. David Architects TDA/KAL, he has been responsible for the design of sports stadiums, educational and medical facilities, religious structures, extensive residential complexes and private residence, along with the creation of comprehensive master plans for major leisure and mixed use development. Theo. David has lectured widely in cities such Athens, Nicosia, London, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston and New York. His work as architect and educator has been published and exhibited internationally.
This program is offered free as a public service, however organizers request that all guests make their reservations in advance, as all seats are numbered. It is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Marathon Bank of New York and Astoria Federal Savings Bank. Media sponsors, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV.
A reservation is needed and please secure your seats ahead of time. For your reservations please send an email to email@example.com or call 718-545-1151. For more information please visit, www.aktina.org
City Services Public Safety Committee Meeting
February 10, 2010
To: CB2 City Services & Public Safety Committee Members
- Bagel Way, LLC applicant applying for an On Premises Liquor License at 47-11 11th Street, LIC (new)
- Paul Flynn or Corp. to be Formed applicant applying for an On Premises Liquor License at 43-22 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside (new).
- Ricky’s Diner Corp. applicant applying for an On Premises Liquor License at 41-21 58th Street, Woodside (New).
- El Rancho De Andres Carne Detres Inc. applicant applying for an On Premises Liquor License at 51-05 58th Street, Woodside (new)
- Ronka Restaurant LLC, Molly Bloom’s applicant applying for an On Premises Liquor License at 43-13 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside (new).
- Cumbre Corp. applicant applying for a Wine and Beer License at 67-03 Woodside Avenue, Woodside (new)
- La Fina Bakery Corp. applicant applying for a Wine and Beer license at 62-08 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside (new)
- Elizabeth’s Deli Grocery Inc. applicant applying for a Beer License at 52-17 Roosevelt Avenue (2nd Invite)
- Arriba, Inc. applicant applying for a Beer License at 47-08 47th Avenue, Woodside (2nd Invite)
- 46-02 Skillman Café LLC d/b/a Claret’s Wine Bar applicant applying for a Wine and Beer license at 46-02 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside.
- Pontevedra Bar and Restaurant Corp./Scorpion Bar applicant applying for the Renewal of an On Premises Liquor License at 69-08 Roosevelt Avenue.
- Queens Palace applicant applying for the Renewal of an On Premises Liquor License at 37-11 57th Street, Woodside.
- La Nueva Perlita Restaurant Bar Corp. applicant applying for the renewal of an On Premises Liquor License at 65-12 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside.
The next general meeting will be held at 7:00pm on February 16, 2010 at the Waterfront Crabhouse.
To those who came to the event and to all those who helped make this the best awards ceremony Ring 8 has ever had...
RING 8 2009 HOLIDAY AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Russo’s on the Bay
162-45 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
Dec 20th, 2009 celebration was regretfully cancelled due to the 2009 North American blizzard. A Nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico, and produced whiteout conditions, dumped about 16–20 inches (41–51 cm) of snow in many places, including major cities along the Eastern seaboard. No choice but to reschedule for Jan 10th, 2010.
Jan 10th, 2010 the Ring 8 2009 Ceremony took place on a sunny and brisk Sunday afternoon. At 12:00 record crowds of over 450 members, honorees, guests and celebrity guests entered to 90 minutes of a full brunch which included gourmet breakfast foods, pastries, appetizers, and open bar with top shelf liquors and beers. At 1:45, Matt Farrago announced that the event was to begin.
Special guest, Michelle, sang the National Anthem and was given a standing ovation.
The 10 count was delivered for our fallen warriors such as Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti, Vernon Forest, Tony Thornton, Jackie Tonawanda, Greg Page, Jose Torres, Ingehmar Johansson. Also, Budd Schulberg, Howie Albert, Roland LaStarza, and many more, who passed away in 2009.
Honorees and Celebrity Guests were introduced and asked to take their place on the dais.
Vito Antuofermo Middleweight Champion Tony DiPippo
Iran Barkley Middleweight Champion Tommy Gallagher
Emile Griffith Welter/Middleweight Champion Bill Gallo
Vinny Maddalone Heavyweight Contender Dr. Schwartz
Junior Jones Bantamweight title Pete Brodsky
Gerry Cooney Heavyweight Contender Bob Goodman
Larry Holmes Heavyweight Champion Dr. Lynn
Mark Breland Welterweight Champion Burt Young
Special guest appearance by actor, Paul Sorvino
Opening statement was delivered by Matt Farrago:
“Ring 8 is a not-for-profit organization. As stated in its charter, its purpose is to "FOSTER, PROMOTE, and PERPEPUATE" a spirit of benevolent Fraternity and Charity among active and inactive valid professional boxers, and to provide for the physical, mental, and monetary welfare of indigent professional boxers.”
“Unlike other major sports that have a union to represent the athlete, professional boxers have no such safetynet. Even without a union it is hard to believe that such legendary fighters such as Mickey Walker, Kid Gavilan, Sandy Saddler, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, and Ken Norton would not be taken care of by the boxing establishment when they fall on hard times. So Ring 8 was started as the 8th charter and continues to be at the forefront of taking care of these legendary warriors."
“Your donations go directly to helping fighters in need. Our Motto still stands today:
"Boxers Helping Boxers."
Please visit our website to make tax deductible donations.
or send email to MattFarragoRing8@yahoo.com
Awards were presented by members of the Ring 8 Board.
Tommy Gallagher made
a special speech about the uncrowned warriors that go unnoticed and
unremembered. He announced 30 - 40
names. Fighters from every section of
the room came up one by one and filled the stage. Fo
Mark Breland: Ring 8 Community Service Award presented by Tommy Gallagher
Pete Brodsky: Ring 8 Contributions to Boxing Award presented by Bob Duffy
Tony DiPippo: Ring 8 Outstanding Service Award presented by Bob Bartel
Bill Gallo: Ring 8 Good Guy Award presented by Gallagher, Bartel, and Duffy
Bob Goodman: Ring 8 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Richie O'Neill
Vinnie Maddalone: Ring 8 Uncrowned Champion Award presented by Joe Dwyer
Dr. Michael Schwartz: Ring 8 Ringside Physician of the Year Award presented by Jack Hirsch
Dr. Jerry Lynn: Ring 8 Humanitarian Award presented by Lenny Mangiapane
rmer contenders, top ranked fighters and warriors were called up to be given the respect that they deserve. Ike Padilla, a retired local heavyweight fighter, spoke eloquently of how he was personally helped by Ring 8. Mark Medal, IBF light middleweight champion, came to tears speaking about how much he appreciated just the invitation to come as a guest. Top contender Larry Stanton, who fought world champion Howard Davis twice, spoke about his appreciation of our organization and how we’re able and willing to help many of our fallen fighters.
Gloves signed by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Leon Spinks were auctioned off.
A picture of Joe Frazier knocking down Muhammad Ali, signed by referee Arthur Mercante, was auctioned off.
The winners of the Silent Auction were announced. Some of the items auctioned off were signed boxing gloves by Ricky Hatton, Floyd Mayweather, Carlos Palomino, Alexis Arguello; signed boxing shorts by Joe Frazier and Ken Norton; our 2009 journal cover illustration by Bill Gallo; a signed fight poster of Holmes/Ali, donated by Mike Silver; workout clothing signed by Johannsen/Patterson, donated by Vice President, Henny Wallitsch.
The ceremony concluded at 5:30 pm
Members Only LICBDC Open House
Thursday, January 28, 5 – 7 PM
Network with other LICBDC members and visit our new office in the MetLife Building. RSVP required. No charge to attend but you must be a current LICBDC member. Contact Indra Smith at 718.786.5300 x 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org.