2005-06-10 / Community

Sanders Announces Community Wedding

Andrea Monique Stevenson-Duncan and New York City Council Member James Sanders Jr. joyously announced their wedding to be held on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Far Rockaway, located at 896 Central Avenue at Beach 9 Street.  

Immediately following the nuptials, the couple will host the first of two wedding receptions.  The first reception will be held on the tented grounds of the First Presbyterian Church for the entire community to attend.  The second reception is an intimate black tie reception for invited guests at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, New York at 7 p.m.  Numerous high profile local and national political figures are expected to attend the festivities.

The bride, Andrea Monique Stevenson-Duncan, is currently the Chief of Staff for City Council Member James Sanders Jr.  Ms. Duncan has earned her Masters of Social Work Administration (MSW) from Columbia University, and a Masters in Science and Public Administration (MSPA) from New York University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).  She has worked tirelessly in an effort to improve the educational opportunities and health care for the children of New York City. 

The groom, City Council Member James Sanders, Jr., is the first African-American to chair the New York City Council Economic Development Committee. He is also an active member of various committees including: Land Use, Transportation, Fire and Criminal Justice, Consumer Affairs, Technology in Government, Transportation and the Fire and Criminal Justice Services. City Council Member Sanders Jr., is a honorably discharged, disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of Brooklyn College (CUNY).

This will be the second marriage for both and they will honeymoon in the Greek Isles.  The bride and the groom truly look forward to living their lives happily with a blended family of four children.

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