Bronxites Have A Ball At Bronx Ball Gala

Olga Luz Tirado (2nd on l), Bronx Tourism Council executive director presents City Island Chamber of Commerce’s Maria Caruso, head of tourism; Gerard Giacco, president and Paul Klein, vice president with an award recognizing their service to the community.
Photo by Laura Stone

Everyone had a ball at this year’s Bronx Ball Gala! Continuing the fun-filled BronxWeek festivities, the annual Bronx Ball Gala was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Pelham Split Rock Golf Clubhouse. The black tie event paid homage to the noteworthy Bronxites featured at this year’s Bronx Walk Hall of Fame inductions: award-winning photographer and author Arlene Alda; television and film star Vincent Pastore; Peter Sohn, animator and director of Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director of Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s oldest Latino dance organization, were honored. (Above) (l-r) Olga Luz Tirado; honorees Eduardo Vilaro and Arlene Alda; Diaz; honorees Vincent Pastore and Peter Sohn and Marlene Cintron commemorate the special occasion. (Insert) Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Taylor Robertson-Heastie and Diaz play a fun game of ‘What’s the Difference?’ during the festivities.Photos by Laura Stone

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