Let’s hear it for mom!

Hugs and kisses: Sophia Leverett gives her grandmother, Evelyn Leverett, 83, a hug and a smooch at the Abe Stark Senior Center during the “Mother’s Day Extravaganza” on May 17.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Canarsie community members convened at the Abe Stark Senior Center on May 17 to pay tribute to those gals who make life worth living — their moms.

“It is a great celebratory event, which we conduct every year to say a well-deserved thank you to all the mothers,” said Nathan Williams, director of Abe Stark Senior Center on Farragut Road

More than 130 locals showed up for the eighth-annual Millennium Development sponsored “Mother’s Day Extravaganza,” which featured music, entertainment, food, gifts, and a special game of bingo to honor Canarsie’s elderly paragons of caring and compassion.

City Councilman Charles Baron and Assemblyman Alan Maisel were also in attendance, and spoke a few celebratory words for the esteemed women of the day.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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