150 couples celebrate over 50 years of marriage at Borough Hall

Brooklyn couples that were struck by Cupid’s arrow over five decades ago were treated to the annual Brooklyn Golden Couples event, a celebration hosted by Borough President Eric Adams.

Held at Borough Hall on Friday, February 13, just a day before Valentine’s Day, the afternoon event featured over 150 couples who have been married for at least 50 years or more, equal to over 8,000 combined years of marriage.

“Brooklyn’s Golden Couples are a shining example of the power of love and commitment for happy, healthy lives,” said Adams, who congratulated the couples for the dedication they have shown to each other, as well as voicing his support for Brooklyn’s senior community. “Celebrations like these remind us of the values of family that make our borough an inviting place for all lovers, both young and young at heart.”

All of the love birds in attendance enjoyed an afternoon that included lunch, dancing and a photo booth to capture the memory. Students from I.S. 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro were in attendance to entertain and greet the couples.

Among the crowd were over 30 couples who have been married over 60 years, with the honor of longest-married couple going to Bedford-Stuyvesant residents Sara and William Douglas Hill, who have spent 67 years together.

Adams presented a wine toast to all the couples as well as recited a poem: “Roses are red, violets are blue, Borough Hall’s your home, and Brooklyn loves you.”


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