Generally Speaking: Brooklyn’s Cathedral Club holds 115th anniversary dinner

Over 500 attendees packed the West Side Ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis for the 115th anniversary dinner of the Cathedral Club of Brooklyn. This year’s guest of honor was Sean Crowley, a partner in the law firm of Davidoff Hutcher and Citron, and the keynoter was Congressmember Peter King, chair of the Congressional Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

The VIPs on the large dais received musical fanfare by a drummer and bagpipers from Xaverian High School as they were led into the massive ballroom. Monsignor Kieran Harrington, communications vicar for the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese and honorary dinner chair, gave the Invocation. NYPD Officer Tania Salters sang the National Anthem.

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Ted General
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Ted General

Remarks were delivered by Cathedral Club President Christopher Hannan, Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, and the aforementioned Crowley and Congressmember King. AM radio personality Jim Kerr emceed the program and Monsignor Michael Hardiman, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Ridge, gave the Benediction.

Among the prominent luminaries in attendance were Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, the presumptive GOP candidate for Congress, State Senator Marty Golden, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, New York State Conservative Party Chair Mike Long, Kings County GOP Chair Craig Eaton, City Councilmember Eric Ulrich and Kings County Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kassar. The Cathedral Club is a Catholic lay organization founded in Brooklyn on March 1, 1900.

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Ted General
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Ted General


Leslie Sierra, outreach coordinator for the New York Statewide Senior Action Council, was the guest speaker at the February monthly meeting of the Bay Ridge Inter Agency Council on Aging.

During her remarks, at the Bay Ridge Corps of the Salvation Army, 252 86th Street, Sierra mentioned that the New York Statewide Senior Action Council maintains a toll-free senior citizen helpline, 1-800-333-4374, to help inform elder citizens about patient rights at care giving facilities, hospitals, rehab centers and nursing homes. The action council’s website is

The BRIAC which is chaired by Susan Lavin, is affiliated with a federation of 17 community district aging councils under the umbrella of the Brooklyn Boroughwide Inter Agency Council of the Aging.


The Bay Ridge Corps of the Salvation Army is holding a fund-raising Valentine’s Day Concert on Saturday, February 14, starting at 1:30 p.m., in the gymnasium at the corps’ headquarters building, 252 86th Street. Featured entertainer will be renowned singer Nick Thomas. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. Admission is $10. For additional information, call 718-238-2991.

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