Addabbo helps honor veterans at 12th annual Veterans BBQ

Veterans from across Queens came out to Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.’s annual Veterans BBQ on Saturday, September 25. It was a celebration of the veterans, their family and their friends, and there was beautiful weather for everyone to enjoy.

Addabbo would like to thank the local businesses that participated in this event by making donations:  

  • Brothers Ravioli  
  • Bruno’s Ristorante  
  • C&C Italian Deli  
  • CrossBay Diner  
  • Danny’s Szechuan  
  • DiVino Pizzeria  
  • Gino’s Pizzeria  
  • LaVilla Pizzeria  
  • Lenny’s Clam Bar  
  • McDonald’s  
  • New Park Pizza  
  • Oxford Bakery  
  • Russo’s on the Bay  
  • Sugar Bun Bakery  

A special thanks goes out to the Howard Beach Motor Boat Club for hosting the event and their staff for helping to cook and serve the food, Laura Lee and Richie Pullara for providing the entertainment, Pat Connelly and Mike Iannazzo for helping to put the event together, as well as Nick the Balloonatic, SammyLee Creations, Isabella Priolo, Julianna Piazza, Gemma Vallely, Vanessa Guzzo, Dawn Marie Napolitano, Bianca Zelaya, Jimmy Porth, John Schupak, Eddie Earl, Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Deputy Queens Borough President Rhonda Binda, and the Addabbo team staff.

“This was the 12th year that I have held this event, and after COVID forced us to do a grab-and-go lunch last year, I really wanted to make this one special,” Addabbo said. “I was so happy to see our veterans come out to the Howard Beach Motor Club and safely celebrate. As I like to say, every day is Veteran’s Day, and I am proud that the community was able to come together for such a great event and show our veterans how much they are appreciated.”