New York Families for Autistic Children held its 16th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration last Thursday night at Russo’s On The Bay. More than 100 people attended for dinner, dancing, raffle prizes and to honor the award recipients. It was the first dinner dance since NYFAC officially opened their new headquarters at 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd. last April. Among those honored were Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) with the Guardian Angel Award and Angelo and Annmarie Gurino with the Humanitarian Award.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, left, presents a proclamation to Michael Brothers, NYFAC’s chairman of the board, NYFAC executive director Cheryl Marsh and NYFAC President Andrew Baumann.
Councilman Eric Ulrich delivers remarks.
Robert Guarnaccia of Royal Waste Services accepts the Ambassador of Goodwill Award from NYFAC Board Chairman Michael Brothers, left, and NYFAC President Andrew Baumann.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder receives the Guardian Angel award from NYFAC’s president, Andrew Baumann.
Partygoers enjoy the music.
Members of the International Society of SS Cosma and Damiano Society gather to accept the NYFAC Community Service Award.
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