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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, Midwood, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, Canarsie

“Elected officials, community and civic leaders, along with residents of the 59th Assembly District enjoyed a special performance by the students of nearby P.S. 251 The Paerdegat School. The kids entertained the crowd by singing two holiday songs, and there was hot cocoa to warm everyone up!

This is the second annual tree lighting at Fox Playground, and it was held in conjunction with State Senator Kevin Parker, Councilwoman Farah Louis and District Leader Frank Seddio.”


“Councilwoman Farah Louis was joined by Millennium Development Executive Director Paul Curiale, Flatlands Flatbush Civic President Sallie Bennett, 63rd Precinct Community Affairs Officer Thomas Podd, staff members and parents to help lead the event and assist the children with their decorations.

The cheerful and jovial celebration was sponsored by Councilwoman Farah Louis, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Community Board 18 with community partners Millennium Development, Bergen Beach Youth Organization, the 63rd Precinct, NYC Parks Department, The Bridge Multicultural and Advocacy Project and others.”


Bundled up against the cold, Council Member Louis and other elected officials came together at Plaza Auto Mall in East Midwood to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to local residents, nonprofit organizations, and church groups. The Thanksgiving Turkey Harvest Festival, which Plaza Auto Mall organizes every year, was held in partnership with Council Member Farah Louis, the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, and the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.


The list – researched by City & State staff and written by journalist Alice Popovici – highlights New York’s most influential female leaders, also including female commissioners, business executives, nonprofit leaders, advocates, academics and others who are in the arena of New York politics and government.

“On this #InternationalGirlsDay, I’m reminded of my mother, sisters, and all of the smart, passionate women I had as peers and role models growing up.


Council Member Farah Louis, Senator Roxanne Persaud, and The Multicultural Bridge Project organized a Humanitarian Coat & Clothing Distribution for asylum seekers currently staying at the Highland Park Shelter in East Flatbush, in partnership with the NYC Department of Social Services (DSS). Winter coats, boots, clothing, and pajamas donated by companies and members of the community were be handed out, along with hygiene products.


Council Member Farah Louis joined Johanne Brierre, BKLYN Commons CEO and founder of New York Beauty Suites in presenting CEO Sony Pierre and the ARA staff with a proclamation declaring Saturday, October 8, 2022, as ARA Emotional Wellness & Mental Hygiene Day.

“Over 1.6 million adults in New York City experience mental illness annually. This space is about creating a comfortable destination for wellness entrepreneurs to serve their clients.


On Monday, Council Member Farah Louis and Brooklyn Borough
President Antonio Reynoso hosted Quisqueya: A Celebration of Haitian and Dominican
Heritage. The event is a celebration of both National Hispanic Heritage Month and National
Dessalines Day, which was observed earlier this month. Quisqueya brings communities from all
corners of New York City together to acknowledge our accomplishments, commonalities and
shared roots.


“In press conferences held in seven different U.S. cities on Oct. 6, members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network called on Biden to not be complicit in the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. They insisted Biden keep his promises, as a candidate, to support Haiti.”

Read more on the Haitian Times (link).