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Photos: ARTs East New York 1st Annual Fundraising Gala

ARTs EastNew York (AENY) celebrated seven years of operation at its 1st Annual Fundraising Gala Thursday night.

dsc07970ARTs EastNew York (AENY) celebrated seven years of operation at its 1st Annual Fundraising Gala Thursday night.

The changemakers and tastemakers of East New York, along with the who's-who of the Brooklyn arts scene came out to the semi-formal event decked out!

dsc07963Everyone in attendance was excited to recognize the growth of an organization that is a stellar example of how a vision for community development through the arts is realized through hard work and self-determination.

AENY Executuve Director Catherine Green, with daughter

Brownsville Multi-Services, Con Edison and Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation provided support for AENY's 1st Annual Gala.

The event was also a birthday celebration of AENY's Executive Director Catherine Green who, in seven short years, has been responsible for making the organization a true beacon of hope and change in the community.

The gala took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, featuring entertainment by global hip-hop artist Talib Kweli. Hosted by News 12 Brooklyn anchor Asha McKenzie, the gala honored Manuel Burgos, Chief Executive Officer, By The Numbers Consulting Services; Duane Kinnon, President & CEO, The Kinnon Group, LLC; and Ella J. Weiss, former President of the Brooklyn Arts Council.

It was a milestone event, not only for East New York, but for Brooklyn as a whole. Enjoy the photos!


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