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149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner Videos

The 149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner, on March 3, 2024 at Antun’s of Queens Village, was a spectacular patriotic gala with the theme “Make America Great Again in 2024.” We’ll see you all at our milestone 150th next year! Here are the videos of the outstanding speakers and honorees from beginning to the end of the dinner program.

Thank you to James Doukas our Lincoln Dinner videographer!

Invocation by Pastor Dana Dice

Pastor Dana Dice of the Gospel Light Baptist Church offers the Opening Prayer at the 149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner

Welcome to the 149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner

Queens Village Republican Club President, Phil Orenstein welcomes guests to Lincoln Dinner and introduces Cara Castronuova, Master of Ceremonies.

Andrew Giuliani gives the Lincoln Address

Andrew Giuliani is a Republican rock star who was a primary candidate for NYS Governor in 2022. He worked in the Trump administration as Special Assistant to the President. He’s been an American political commentator for Newsmax TV, and presently, host of The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Andrew Giuliani Show, heard Live on 77 WABC on Sundays 2-3PM.

Professor Nicholas Giordano receives Educator of the Year Award

Professor Giordano was introduced and presented with the “Educator of the Year Award” by historian Jerry Matacotta. Prof. Giordano is a professor of Political Science at Suffolk Community College and is the host of the PAS Report Podcast. Go to PAS Report.com for one of the top conservative podcasts that breaks down complex political issues that appeals to everyday Americans, featuring renowned guests. Honoree Professor Giordano is a passionate advocate for the principles of limited government, free speech, and individual liberty.

Sanctity of Life Award goes to Bridge to Life

Bridge to Life was honored at the Lincoln Dinner with the “Sanctity of Life Award” which was received by Catherine Donohoe, President of Bridge to Life, a non-profit in College Point, New York, funded by the generosity and support of individuals, churches, clubs and businesses. The mission is to provide life-affirming options to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, empowering them to choose life for their child and to provide practical support and education to moms, dads, and families, and to build a culture of life in our community, one in which the life of every man, woman and child is valued and cherished.

Joe Pinion speaks at Lincoln Dinner

Surprise guest speaker Joe Pinion, a rising Republican star, spoke before dinner was served at the 149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner. Joe ran a spirited campaign for U.S. Senator of NYS against Sen. Chuck Schumer in 2022.

John Tabacco Part1: Emcee of Lincoln Dinner

John Tabacco is host of “Wise Guys” on Newsmax and renowned TV financial expert and TV personality for 20 years. John teams up with Cara Castronuova as Masters of Lincoln Dinner Ceremonies!

John Tabacco Part 2: Cara Castronuova’s US Senate race & Republican Primaries

John Tabacco talks about Cara as a fighter, and the importance of the Republican Primary for the voters to choose their candidate not the “two men in a room.”

Shout Outs at the Lincoln Dinner

Thank you to all our hard-working Board members and Ways & Means committee members for putting this great patriotic gala together, and to Dinner Chairman Joe Concannon for his amazing leadership and management skills. Recognition and kudos to all Republican candidates and special guests in the room.

Aura does the Alabio cheer for Trump’s 2024 victory!

Aura Moody chants the Alabio Trump cheer at the 149th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner to Make America Great Again in 2024!!

Curtis & Nancy Sliwa receive the “Guardians of New York” award

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and former Republican candidate for NYC Mayor, is on the radio weekdays from 12 noon to 1pm and other time slots with talk shows on WABC, “Always Broadcasting Curtis.” Nancy Sliwa is an attorney and Animal Activist who founded the Guardian Angels Animal Protection Division. Together they operate as a team on the radio and on the streets of New York City with the motto “we dare to care” and have proved it over and over though the years, and therefore are the honorable recipients of the “Guardians of New York” award.

Phil Cuza receives “Conservative Artist of the Year” award

Phil Cuza is not only a remarkable tenor saxophone player but also a passionate advocate for constitutional rights, who has graced stages globally with luminaries such as Bon Jovi, Roberta Flack, and Chaka Khan. Beyond the realm of music, Cuza is the visionary founder of the American Conservative Artists organization. Dedicated to preserving the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for all Americans and championing human rights for people worldwide, Cuza seamlessly weaves his commitment to music and advocacy, leaving an enduring impact on both fronts, and is thereby honored as the “Conservative Artist of the Year” awardee.

Morton Klein, keynote speaker and recipient of “Light Unto the Nations” award

Morton Klein, the National President of the Zionist organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel organization in America, founded in 1897, has been America’s leading Jewish activist, America’ leading voice defending Israel and standing up against anti-Semitism. He speaks the truth about the ”Light Unto the Nations” Israel, and therefore, the high honors of the “Light Unto the Nations” award is bestowed upon Morton Klein.

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