POP CARES: Honoring Astoria Activist Harry Semertzidis

As someone who lost a parent a few years ago, I absolutely understand the pain that comes with missing someone you love. That's in part why I'm posting about an Astoria event honoring the late Astoria community activist Theocharis (Harry) Semertzidis.

Harry SemertzidisAs someone who lost a parent a few years ago, I absolutely understand the pain that comes with missing someone you love. That’s in part why I’m posting about an Astoria event honoring┬áthe late Astoria community activist Theocharis (Harry) Semertzidis.

My friend and colleague Chris Semertzidis is one of the driving forces publicizing an event on July 10th honoring his father, who passed away suddenly last year.

This year, the Long Island City YMCA’s 2013 Frank Tempone Community Service Leader Award will honor the unsung work of Semertzidis, who was tireless in building community within the tightly knit community of Astoria.

Central LoungeIn a black-and-white themed celebration, with passed hors┬ád’oeuvres, a silent auction, available VIP seating, free beer, wine and soda until 11:00pm, cash bar, and musical celebration.

Long Island City YMCA’s service award was named in honor of the late Frank Tempone, long-time executive director of Long Island City YMCA and who was one of the leading advocates for a stronger Long Island City community. Tempone also was active with the Long Island City Lions Club and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the award is to recognize community leaders that are making an impactful difference in Long Island City. This year’s Frank Tempone Service Leader Award also coincides with the 160-year anniversary of the YMCA of Greater New York.

Proceeds from the award’s reception help raise funds and awareness for the importance of YMCA’s youth programs, serving 10,000 nationwide children yearly.

ATTIRE:
Black and/or White

MINIMUM DONATION FOR ENTRY:
$75

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Please print your ticket or save the receipt onto your mobile device. Proof of purchase needed for entry. No exceptions.

See you on JULY 10th!
Location: Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway Street Astoria NY 11101

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