Many dignitaries took part in the gala held in Manhattan on Oct.15
A violin quartet serenaded the guests throughout the evening.
Former Councilman Archie Spigner and Rep. Gregory Meeks
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall welcomes guests to the event.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, one of the honorees, left, speaks with Greater Jamaica Development Corp. President Carlisle Towery.
Holding their handsome awards are Jamaica BID Executive Directors Laurel Brown, left, Derek Irby and Simone Price.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, left, CB 12 Chairwoman Jacqueline Boyce, and Borough President staffer Melva Miller give the night a thumbs up.