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Verrazzano Rotary Club holds throwback annual ‘cigar party’ fundraiser

Billed as ‘guys' night out,’ star attraction was a bellydancer

June 6, 2024 Wayne Daren Schneiderman
“Robusto Cigar Babe.” Brooklyn Eagle photo by Wayne Daren Schneiderman
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It was a definite smoke show — in the literal sense — and had all the components of a great night out with the fellas: good food, libations, entertainment and, of course, cigars.    

Yes, cigars were the centerpiece of the Rotary Club of Verrazzano’s annual shindig Wednesday evening, drawing approximately 85 people and raising more than $7,000. 

Hosted by “Robusto Cigar Babe,” the cigar party, as expected, was thick and strong with smoke for the duration of the evening, and there was an infectious feeling of camaraderie and good vibes throughout the venue.

Despite, or because of, the smoke-filled room, some of the most influential business leaders in Bay Ridge attended.

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