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The mayor dines with the Columbian Lawyers at black-tie gun club

October 26, 2022 Rob Abruzzese
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The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn continued one of its great traditions on Oct. 20 when its members shared dinner and drinks in a celebration of Italian Heritage Month at the Tiro a Segno Dinner Club in Manhattan.

The dinner club is located on MacDougal Street and stands out only because it is so unassuming along a strip of restaurants and bars that attracts a crowd of mostly NYU students. No jeans are allowed, ties are required, it has plenty of old-school Italian charm, and even a rifle range in the basement.

“This event is special to me because it is about Italian heritage,” said President Salvatore Scibetta. “When I think about what it means to celebrate Italian culture, I think about the way good, honest Italian people enjoy life and the way we love. On today’s agenda we only have one thing — enjoy life — so please eat, drink and enjoy life as Italians.”

The theme for Thursday night’s dinner was, “Sapori da le Marche” which translates to “Slavors from Le Marche,” which is one of the regions of Italy. Various courses were served throughout the evening while people danced and sang along with the Italian musicians.

The event always attracts a large crowd of both new and old members and this year was no different as Arthur Aidala and the New York City Corporation Counsel Sylvia Hinds-Radix were among the nearly 75 members in attendance. Mayor Eric Adams, whose chief of staff is Columbian Lawyer Frank Carone, also attended.

“I want to thank you for what you have done,” Adams said. “I thank you for the relationship that we’ve had over the years. You were amazing during the campaign. We’re going to continue to do some great things in this city.”

From left: Hon. Genine Edwards, Hon. George Silver, Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Mayor Eric Adams, Dino Mastropietro, Steven Bamundo, President Salvatore Scibetta, and Gregory Cerchione. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
From left: Steven Bamundo, Arthur Aidala, and Gregory Cerchione. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
From left: Hon. Frank Seddio. Hon. Mark Partnow, Hon. David Vaughan, Hon. Lawrence Knipel, and Gregory Cerchione.. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
Hon. Lillian Wan and Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
From left: Mario Romano, Hon. Janet McFarland, Immediate Past President Christopher Caputo, Betsey Jean-Jacques, Marissa Arrito, and Yolanda Guadagnoli. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
From left: Dino Mastropietro, Marissa Arribito, and Hon. Gina Levi Abadi. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo
Tiro a Segno Dinner Club is located on MacDougal Street in Manhattan and features a gun range in the basement. Eagle photo by Mario Belluomo

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