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Senator Craig Johnson will be hosting a Black History Month Celebration Thursday, Feb. 26. The event, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elmont Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, is free to the public.

"This is a historic year that saw the rise President Obama, Governor Paterson and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith," Senator Johnson said. "This is a celebration of their accomplishments, the contributions of those who came before them, as well as all those who have made a difference in our communities."

Performers will include Judy Shepard, Eugenia Agard, Tiffany Steele, the H.D. Parker Youth Choir, the Michael Jazz Trio, the Samaritan Women of God and Comedienne Gee-Gee, among others. Awards will also be presented to outstanding African-Americans who have contributed to the Long Island community.

For more information, call Senator Johnson's District Office at 746-5923.

Senator Craig Johnson hosted the first meeting of the Senate/Assembly Democratic Long Island Majority Delegation Wednesday, Feb. 11. The meeting took place in Senator Johnson's Albany office. From left (sitting), Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine, (D-Glen Cove), Senator Brian X. Foley, (D-Blue Point), Senator Johnson, (D-Port Washington), Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck), Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper, (D-Hempstead), Assemblywoman Ginny Fields, (D-Oakdale) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-E. Setauket). Standing, Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst).

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