A Night Under the Stars 

On Thursday, April 27 Little Flower celebrated 87 years of helping those in need across Long Island and New York City! 

Surrounded by the glittering lights of New York City at Manhattan Penthouse, we honored the dedication, hard work and selfless caring of those protecting our children, neighbors and families. The event raised $180,000 for our programs and services. Thank you to everyone who attended! If you’d like to make a donation, click here!

Click here to view the print journal.

Check out photos from the event – we’ll be adding more in the coming days! All photos courtesy of Sylvester Zawadski.



MaryLizMaryLiz Manning Kade
Msgr. John T. Fagan Humanitarian Award





Cynthia Patterson2Msgr. John T. Fagan Service Award
Cynthia Patterson





Jean Sam (3)Msgr. John T. Fagan Service Award
Jean Sam





Guests will enjoy gourmet hors d’ouevres and delicacies, full bar and live music from Woody Woods Workin’ Music at this year’s Cocktail Reception. Little Flower’s signature intimate, family-oriented program is highlighted by more opportunity for guests to mingle and meet one another, bid on our exceptional Silent Auction and Live Auction with Auctioneer Allan Newman, and our live scholarship pledge, and truly enjoy the night.


Julie and Tom Cibrowski
Maura Manning Comerford
John Corbett*
Maureen A. Fox
Lucia Gajda
Tara and Rob Griffith*
Corinne Hammons
Gabrielle DeMatteis Keller
Beth Kessenich
Carol and John Manning
Kathryn & Michael Rafferty*
Mary and Len Scioscia*
Richard Staine*
David and Bridget Wren

Previous Honoree
* Little Flower Board Member

For more information about the event contact Lucia Gajda at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5022 or gajdal@lfchild.org.

Special thanks to Juice Pharma for graphic design in-kind support.