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THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023                                   THE QUEENS TIMES                                                            PAGE 7

                  Assemblyman Colton Celebrated                                                    New Temporary Exhibit

          International Women’s Month With The                                                   Unveiled at Local Queens

          Women Of Distinction Award Ceremony                                                                      Museum

             Assemblyman William Colton
        (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst,
        Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights)
        celebrated his annual 2023 Wom-
        en of Distinction Award event at Il
        Centro on 18th Avenue in Brook-
        lyn on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.
             “Every year I present New
        York State Assembly citations at
        my annual Women of Distinction
        Event to the women who have
        given so much to our community.
        These women represent the best
        of our neighborhood’s values and
        traditions. The honorees were
        nominated by numerous  com-
        munity leaders and community
        organizations. About 45 women
        received citations as women of  thank you to Jack Spatola, for al-  guished Women’s Event demon-
        distinction. Approximately 200  lowing us to hold this celebration  strated the best in all the women of
        individuals including their family  in Il Centro. I also thank Susan  our community from the youngest  Never presented outside of  Museum is the backdrop for the
        members attended the Women of  Zhuang and Sarah Sarawat for  to the oldest. The 2023 Women of  Greece, special collection seen  story of sacrifice and glory that
        Distinction Award event,” Colton  organizing it and all the distin-  Distinction Award event was a big  for the first time in over 100  took place in Greece during the
        stated.                      guished women and their families  success and I can’t wait until next  years.           pivotal time of 1912-1913.
             “I would like to give a special  for participating. Our Distin-  year’s celebration,” Colton added.                  The display itself focuses on
                                                                                                       The Heritage Museum of  three different Military uniforms
            Resorts World New York City Honors                                                  Epirus, in Astoria, NY, is located  from the Greek forces of 1912
                                                                                                on 25-14 Broadway, 3rd Floor.  which fit in perfectly with the
                   Women’s History Month With                                                   The temporary exhibit is open to  theme of the Museum’s folklore
                                                                                                the public by appointment only  costumes.
         Inspirational Exhibit Featuring Female                                                 starting on March 1 and ending       Along with the uniforms there
                                                                                                                             are original military medals, orig-
                                                                                                on April 30th 2023. Contact Cura-
                                                                                                tor Peter S. Giakoumis for more  inal photographs, reproduction
             Artists From NYC And Philadelphia                                                  details.                     color posters from the period, and
                                                                                                     This new exhibit is dedicated to  flags, all of which have never been
                                                                                                the 1913 liberation of Epirus and  publicly presented in one place.
                                                                                                its unification to the Greek King-       The items on display are from
                                                                                                dom. The conclusion of the Balkan  the private collection of Curator,
                                                                                                Wars of 1912-1913 changed the  Peter S. Giakoumis, author of the
                                                                                                history of the Greek narrative and  book: The Forgotten Heroes of the
                                                                                                Epirus forever, directly helped  Balkan Wars: Greek Americans
                                                                                                by Greek-Americans of the early  and Philhellenes 1912-1913.
                                                                                                1900s.                       Quotes:
                                                                                                     The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913       Society of Epirotes NY Presi-
                                                                                                heavily impact many different  dent Chris Pantazis, “Our mu-
                                                                                                points of cultural and historical  seum staff, Director Vicki Kantils
                                                                                                heritage of the Greek and Greek-  and Curator Peter Giakoumis
                                                                                                American collective spirit. The  have done a magnificent job. The
                                                                                                impact and legacy of those that  new Temporary Exhibit covering
                                                                                                fought for Greece including the  Epirus and the Balkan Wars of
                                                                                                Americanized Greeks, and foreign  1912-1913 is beyond expectations,
                                                                                                volunteers have seldom been told,  special thanks to Mr. Giakoumis
                                                                                                and this exhibit helps bring their  for lending us pieces from his
                                                                                                story and the bigger picture to life.  private collection. We hope that
                                                                                                     By using original and one-of-  everyone gets an opportunity
                                                                                                a-kind pieces, as well as museum  to visit our museum and see the
                                                                                                grade reproductions,  the col-
                                                                                                lection on display at the Epirus   (Continued on page 9)

         Pieces will be showcased in Resorts World’s Red Wall Art Gallery through June

        Queens, NY – Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) will unveil a new Red Wall Art Gallery exhibit
        and host a reception to honor Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
        See story on page 9

         CM Paladino Visit to Veritas Academy

           Council Member Vickie
        Paladino visited Veritas Acad-
        emy located in Flushing High
        School. Although Veritas
        Academy is not in District 19,
        many of my constituents have
        children who attend the school.
        CM Paladino said “I was so
        grateful to be invited by their
        Dean of Students, Mr. Hara-
        lambos Thomatos. The facility
        is beautiful and the staff was so
        welcoming. I hope to attend fu-
        ture events at Veritas Academy
        and continue our friendship.”
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