Gala occasion at Girls Club on Martin Luther King Day


The Lower Eastside Girls Club celebrated Martin Luther King Day with the screening of the movie “The Barber of Birmingham” and a photo exhibit and community reception for a stellar group of “Amazing Women of the Lower East Side.” At right, three of the “Amazin’s” are pictured, from left, Naomi Bibbins of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York; radical cartoonist Fly; and legendary activist and literary agent Frances Goldin, joined by Lyn Pentecost, the Girls Club’s executive director. The four other “Amazin’s” were Councilmember Rosie Mendez; Damaris Reyes, executive director of Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES); poet Hettie Jones; and Reverend Adriene Thorne of Middle Collegiate Church. At left, Girls Club members enjoyed the M.L.K. Day program.  —  Photos by Tequila Minsky