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A different act by legislators

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 6:17 pm, Wed Nov 27, 2013.

Queens elected officials gathered for a peaceful political event on Saturday at Queens College to raise funds for the groups Big Buddy and Women and Work.

The cast featured borough city, state and federal legislators, including the lone Republican, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), former Borough President Clare Shulman, her successor Helen Marshall, Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz, and City Comptroller John Liu. The variety show featured singing, dancing, parodies of cinema, television and Broadway and costumes, including Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) in a rainbow wig. Tickets were $100 each.

“It was such a pleasure to take the stage in Legislative Acts alongside my talented colleagues,” said Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria). “Not only were we able to have some fun, but more importantly we contributed to a great cause. So many rely on the opportunities provided by the Big Buddy and the Women and Work programs, and the money we raised Saturday night will help to keep these important initiatives available to those who need them.”

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