Ceremony On March 8th

AM Rebecca Seawright Taps 3 Roosevelt Islanders as Women of Distinction

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AM Rebecca Seawright Taps 3 Roosevelt Islanders as Women of Distinction

Every March in coordination with Women's History Month, Rebecca Seawright, New York State Assembly Member for the 76th District, which includes Roosevelt Island, recognizes women who make a difference in our communities. This year, she's picked four Islanders as Women of Distinction.

Being honored for their contributions are Island Kids founder Nikki Leopold, CBN/RI Senior Center Program Director Lisa Fernandez, and local activists Marie Luarca- Reyes and Sharon Williams.

Seawright hosts the ceremony in the auditorium of the Abigail Adams Smith House, 417 East 61st Street, between First and York Avenues. It's the beautifully preserved home you can see below as the Tram tracks to and from the 2nd Avenue Plaza.

A press release noted...

As the oldest patriotic society for women in America, The Colonial Dames of America is delighted to welcome Assembly Member Seawright and guests for the Women's History Month Celebration. The mission of CDA is to preserve historic sites and objects, award scholarships, educate the public about American history, inspire patriotism, and promote fellowship among our members.

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, wholly owned and operated by The Colonial Dames of America, transports visitors back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Guided tours and public programs share the sounds, tastes, art, and conversations found in New York City in the early 1800s. The Mount Vernon Hotel and Museum will be open to the attendees for a tour throughout the evening.

Seawright will be joined by Marymount Manhattan College President Kerry Walk, Colonial Dames of America Executive Director Deborah Spaeder McWilliams and community leaders.

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