Ready Sett Dance’s Step 2

St Nicks gala at restaurant Giando's. Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Cathy Franquinha, Event Chair, was rated a ‘Perfect 10!’ as Event Chair at the 1st Ready Sett Dance. (l to r) with judges Desiree Dicupe, Maria Masullo, Alicia Pieracini, and David Ganci

On February 10, get set to enjoy an elegant evening of dancing and dining all to benefit the building of a new community center at 120 Jackson Street. The ticket price of $125 includes dinner, beer/wine, and a performance of local couples who will show off practiced moves in a competition for the honor of best dancer.  The dancing couples in this year’s event are: Councilman Antonio Reynoso with Iliana Reynoso (his wife), Lucky Lee (owner of Lucky’s Real Tomatoes and the winner of the first Ready Sett Dance) with local artist Carlos Mateu, Maria Benedetto (Queen of the Rosary) with Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj (Brooklyn Arts Council), and Tony Grasso with Fran Grasso.

This event that puts the emphasis on the fun in fundraiser is the brainchild of Cathy Franquinha (of Crest Hardware — 558 Metropolitan Ave.). She came up with the idea a few years ago and took the lead for first Ready Sett Dance, which tripped the light fantastic on February 8, 2014. Franquinha is again serving as Event Chair for this 2nd Ready Sett Dance.

School Settlement Association (120 Jackson Street) was founded in 1901 and is the longest continually operating settlement house in Brooklyn. This new community center project will fulfill a critical need as four local schools have no gyms or auditoriums. The new facility will cater to all ages and consist of 22,000 square feet of fully accessible community and classroom space, which includes a state of the art auditorium-gymnasium, plus home care services for seniors. Proceeds from the 2nd Ready, Sett, Dance benefit the NEW Community Center Capital Campaign and play a critical role in leveraging public contributions from New York City, New York State, and private contributors.

For tickets go to readysettdance.org or call 718.388.5454 ext. 161

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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