Bronxites Have A Ball At Bronx Ball Gala

(l-r) Olga Luz Tirado, Bronx Tourism Council executive director; event emcee Sukanya Krishna; honorees Tarana Burke, Slick Rick and Maggie Siff; Borough President Diaz and Marlene Cintron, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation president.
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Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the 2018 Bronx Ball, the premier event of Bronx Week and the official celebration of this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame inductees, on Saturday, May 19 at Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course.

Borough President Diaz (l) and Tarana Burke displayed their Bronx strength.
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This year’s honorees were advocate and #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, ‘Billions’ actress Maggie Siff, hip hop impresario Slick Rick and Tourism Award recipient the New York Botanical Garden.

Honoree Slick Rick with his award and his wife Mandy Aragones.
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Former deputy borough president Aurelia Greene (c) was awarded the Key to the Borough by many of the elected officials she worked with during her time in office.
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Borough President Diaz (2nd from l) with his wife Hilda and their sons Ruben III (l) and Ryan (3rd from r) and his chief of staff Paul Del Duca (r).
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Maureen Chilton (l), New York Botanical Garden chairwoman, graciously accepted the Tourism Award from Olga Luz Tirado.
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