Officials and honorees at the dinner. From left, they are: Rockaway resident Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts; Danny Simmons, Artist, Artist Advocate, Co-Founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Honoree); Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons, Rapper, Co-Founder hip hop group Run DMC, Author; James G. Van Bramer, Board of Trustees President, Queens Council on the Arts; Diane McNulty, Executive Director of Community Affairs and Medial Relations, The New York Times (Honoree); Catherine Mathis, Vice President of Corporate Communications, The New York Times; Fitzgerald Ventura, Board of Trustees Secretary and Chair of Benefit Committee, Queens Council on the Arts; Not Picture – The Honorable Leroy Comrie, Jr., New York City Council Member, District 27, Chair of the Queens Delegation (Honoree) on Thursday, February 9, 2006, at The Metropolitan Building in Long Island
City. Honorees included: the Honorable Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., New York City
Council Member, District 27, Chair of the Queens Delegation; Diane McNulty,
Executive Director of Community Affairs, Promotion and Marketing
Communications, The New York Times; and Danny Simmons, Artist, Co
Founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and brother of hip-hop mogul
Russell Simmons. All honorees have made outstanding contributions to the cultural
life of Queens. Hosting the evening’s event was CBS News Anchor Cindy Hsu.