BROOKLYN, NY — More than 100 seniors gathered in Fort Greene on Wednesday at the Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Brooklyn elected officials.

The Second Annual Senior Valentine’s Day Brunch, presented by Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo and Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, was held to thank the matriarchs and patriarchs of the community for the unconditional love and support that they have provided year-round.

Participants were treated to a special brunch catered by Tom’s Restaurant and musical performances by the students of M.S. 113 – Ronald Edmonds Learning Center.

“There are not enough days in a year set aside to express our love and affection for the wisest amongst us. I am proud to represent and serve the same village that was instrumental in who I am today as a woman, mother, and public servant. I am forever indebted to our seniors for the tremendous sacrifices that they made to create the opportunities for future generations. Our gratitude is incomparable to the contributions that they have made in their lifetime,” said Council Majority Leader A. Cumbo.

“I want to thank Majority Leader, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, and her entire staff for organizing this Valentine’s Day Senior Luncheon. I also want to thank Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, and #MetroPlus for supporting and sponsoring this spectacular luncheon for our seniors. And a special thanks to our seniors who attended. I thank G-d I have people like you, who through my peaks and valleys, are always there to make sure our office remain headstrong and steadfast as we continue serve you to the best of our abilities. On this Valentine’s Day I want to say I love you, and I thank you for allowing me to serve you in the New York State Assembly!!” said Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley.

The event was made possible through sponsorships by TD Bank and MetroPlus Health Plan.

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo represents the 35th District, which covers Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. She currently serves as the Majority Leader; is a member of the Committees on Cultural Affairs, Finance, Higher Education, Public Housing, and Women’s Issues; co-chairs the Women’s Caucus; is a member of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus as well as the Jewish Caucus.