Urban Commons Presents $10,000 to Mayor’s Fund of Education and The WomenShelter of Long Beach Aboard the Queen Mary

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From left to right: 2nd District Councilwoman, Jeannine Pearce; Mayor of Long Beach, Dr. Robert Garcia; and Urban Commons Chief Development Officer, Dan Zaharoni.

On Thursday, June 1, Urban Commons hosted a special celebration aboard the majestic Queen Mary to present $10,000 in contributions to the Mayor’s Fund of Education and The WomenShelter of Long Beach.

At the event, the Mayor of Long Beach, Dr. Robert Garcia, and 2nd District Councilwoman, Jeannine Pearce, together presented a $5,000 check to each local Long Beach non-profit organization. The donations were made on behalf of Urban Commons.

“We are so grateful for Urban Commons’ continued dedication and commitment to the Long Beach community and this historical landmark,” praised Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “Tonight’s contributions will have a tremendous impact on the city of Long Beach and its future. We appreciate the contributions made to the Mayor’s Fund for Education and The WomenShelter of Long Beach to further their missions and goals.”

Urban Commons is currently working to restore the legendary Queen Mary to her glory days and is enhancing the historical ship to be a dynamic entertainment destination unlike any other.

“We are so honored to welcome Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce aboard the ship this evening as we toast to the future of the Queen Mary and recognize two charitable organizations that are near and dear to their hearts,” said Dan Zaharoni, Urban Commons Chief Development Officer. “Without the unwavering support and dedication of Mayor Garcia and Councilwoman Pearce to this beloved ocean liner and what she means to the city, none of this would be possible. We are excited to honor them and the missions of these organizations this evening.”

During the celebratory reception guests toasted to the legendary ocean liner and enjoyed a live performance by pianist Dwight Rivera.



About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

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