On Feb. 21st, in honor of Black History Month, leaders from Queens and the Aviation Community got together to celebrate and remember all the deep history in our area. The event was held at Terrace on the Park, it was sponsored by Delta, LaGuardia Gateway Partners and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was hosted by Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry and Council Member Francisco Moya. The event was very well attended by residents and leaders in the community all with a powerful message of honoring history and respecting the sacrifices of those that came before them.
The event had several esteemed speakers such as Kathy Hochul, NYS Lt. Governor; Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President; Donavan Richards, NYC Council Member; Professor Blake, Brooklyn College and many more. The event honored two of our own in the aviation community. Huntley Lawrence, PANY/NJ Director of Aviation and Verdia Noel, Director Business Development for the Council for Airport Opportunity NY & NJ. It was a wonderful and inspiring evening for all those in attendance.