AAFE’s 2013 Lunar new Year Banquet at Jing Fong Restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Hundreds of our friends and supporters came to Manhattan’s Chinatown March 21 to help us celebrate the Year of the Snake. It was AAFE’s 39th Annual Lunar New Year Banquet.  We were proud to present the “Dream of Equality Award” to five deserving individuals; U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley, U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Assemblyman Ron Kim,  Henry Street Settlement Executive Director David Garza and United Way of New York CEO Sheena Wright.  See below for photos from the big night.

New York State Assemblymember Ron Kim with Wendy Takahisa and Chris Kui.

Congressmember Grace Meng with her husband Wayne, Wendy Takahisa, CM Chin, and Chris Kui.

AAFE’s Chris Kui and Thomas Yu with NY City Council member Rosie Mendez and other guests at the Banquet Reception

Chris Kui and Wendy Takahisa with Dinner Co-Chairs: Robert Wann, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York Community Bank and Eileen Auld, Regional Director for the New York Tri State Region, Citibank.

CB3 Chair Gigi Li and District Manager Susan Stetzer present the Dream of Equality Award to David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street Settlement.

United Way COO Elwanda Young accepting an award on behalf of United Way President & CEO Sheena Wright. Award presented by David Chen of CPC.