The Mighty Sparrow in Concert
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
$40 - Concert Only (orchestra/mezzanine)
$20 - Students w/ID (balcony)
The Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center will present “The Mighty Sparrow” in a benefit concert Sunday, November 15, 2009, at 5:00 p.m., at the York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carib News Karl B. Rodney and his wife, Mrs. Faye Rodney are the honorary chairs of the event. The festivities will include the presentation of the Senior Image Award to Charles Lucas, Chairman of the Center’s Board of Directors, Community Achievement Award to Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, President of York College and the Life Time Achievement Award to Slinger Francisco, “The Mighty Sparrow,” which will be presented by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. Slinger Francisco, better known as “The Mighty Sparrow,” is widely acclaimed as the unrivaled Calypso King of the World, with a career that spans over 40 years. He has entertained audiences across the globe and has over 70 albums to his credit.
On March 17, 1975, the Center officially opened its doors in Cambria Heights to serve the community. Its main objective is enabling its members to maintain their independence in the community by providing a family type setting with a wide range of services. City, state and private agencies regularly share vital information with members.
Tickets for the benefit can be purchased by calling 718.528.8238, the York College box office or online at www.alphaphialphaseniorcenter.com They are $100 for the VIP Awards Reception and Concert; $40 for the Concert and $20 for students with valid identification.
“This is a very exciting time at the Center and we’re very pleased to not only present awards for distinguished service to our honorees,” said Center Executive Director Rev. Harding Dunlop, “but to also have one of the recipients, “The Mighty Sparrow,” light up the night!”
Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors include Rev. Harding A. Dunlop, Executive Director; Charles Lucas, Chairman; Halvor James, Vice Chairman; James W. Fletcher, II, Treasurer; Marsha Cato-Hohn, Esq. Recording Secretary; Roland Clark, Corresponding, Secretary; Renee Bluford, Pamela Bluford, Elmer Blackburne, Betty Watts-Carrington, RN, CNM, EdD
Woodrow Jacob, Kelli M. Singleton, Robert Manigault, Leroy Beckwith and Annie Walker.