On Thursday, February 14, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
and wife Jamie joined hundreds of Brooklyn sweethearts who have been married to one another for 50 years or more, including Kings County District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes and bride Patricia, who will celebrate a half century of wedded bliss this October. The celebration at El Caribe Country Club also featured the couples renewing their wedding vows.
Scroll below for a photo of some of the participants!
In addition to enjoying a champagne toast, the "newlyweds" danced to the songs of their youth and capped off the festivities with wedding cake and sugar free treats. This year's gathering was the eleventh hosted by BP Markowitz, who happens to celebrate his birthday on Valentine's Day and found the love of his life right here in Brooklyn when he met Jamie in the summer of 1999 on the beach at Kingsborough College. They were married at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden that November.
Photo Credit: Kathryn Kirk
(Front row, left to right): Fortunato and Maddalena Corso; Sara and William Douglas Hill; Julius and Betty Berent; (second row, left to right): Martin and Ruth Spencer; Susan and Franklyn Chu Fong; Charles "Joe" Hynes and wife Patricia; BP Markowitz and wife Jamie; (back row, left to right): Ella and Michael Weiss