Cross Island YMCA Gala

The Cross Island YMCA of Bellerose marked its 60th anniversary on Nov. 9 with its Community Award Gala and Auction at Antun’s in Queens Village. Monica Morales of WPIX News served as the evening’s emcee.

Among the evening’s honorees were, at top, Ronnie and Hank Arond, members for 60 years, joined here by Cross Island YMCA Executive Director Dana Feinberg, left, Cross Island Aquatics Director Lisa Losh, second from left, and Monica Morales, right.

Above, Morales, left, celebrates with YMCA director of Communications Jame Krauter, honorees Marie and Antoinette Slaughter, Feinberg and Tyronza Murray, the Y’s senior program director.

Other honorees included Christopher Roker, executive director of NYC Health + Hospitals; Franck Joseph, managing director of the New York City Commission on Human Rights; Brian Leung, managing director of Thomas H. Lee Capital; and Jean Dattner of the Cross Island YMCA.