On a very rainy Tuesday, March 28th, residents came together at Maspeth Federal Savings to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Maspeth's founding by English settlers under a Dutch patent. There was music, a little bit of dancing, short speeches, historic photos and lots of refreshments. The event kicked off the year-long series of events planned to celebrate this very special anniversary.
Photos: (above, right)The beautiful cake commemorating Maspeth's 375th Anniversary was created by Continental Pastry, located at 65-51 Grand Avenue. The official "Maspeth 375" logo was designed by JPCA President Robert Holden.
(right) Maspeth Federal's President and CEO Tom Rudzewick led attendees in singing "Happy Birthday" to Maspeth before cutting the cake alongside a bank employee festively dressed in Revolutionary War garb.
(far,right) Former Maspeth Federal President and CEO Ken Rudzewick thanked JPCA Historian and Juniper Berry Editor Christina Wilkinson for alerting everyone of the anniversary via articles in the Juniper Berry.