April 4, 2018 By Tara Law
The Jackson Heights community will mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination with a candlelight vigil tonight.
Civic groups, Councilmember Daniel Dromm and NY Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz will lead a service honoring King’s legacy at the Jackson Heights Post Office at 78-02 37th Ave. at 7 p.m.
Cruz, the former chief of staff for Councilmember Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, is the first DREAMer to run for office in New York state. She is running to fill Francisco Moya’s vacated seat representing the 39th Assembly District (Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona). She will compete against former Moya staffer Aridia Espinal in the Democratic primary for the State Assembly on September 13th.
The event is also being organized by Jackson Heights Beautification Group, Jackson Heights Green Alliance, New Visions Democratic Club, Newtown Civic Association, Elmhurst History & Cemeteries Preservation Society and Friends of Diversity Plaza.
All ages are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own candles.