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John Abi-Habib to be honored by the Bay Ridge Center for his career in community service

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For decades, John Abi-Habib has made significant contributions to civic affairs in Bay Ridge, and on Saturday, June 25, he will be recognized for his work in the neighborhood.

The Bay Ridge Center, which provides services and programs for neighborhood seniors, will hold its annual Summer Celebration of Giving event in the backyard of the Lutheran Elementary School, 440 Ovington Ave., and honor Abi-Habib for his career on duty.

Abi-Habib is New Jersey’s honorary consul in Lebanon and the owner of MSI Net Inc., a software, communications and networking company, in Bay Ridge. He also held many other prominent positions within the district.

He was a board member of the Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, an ambassador for the Guild for Exceptional Children, a board member and secretary of the Fifth Avenue Board of Trade in Bay Ridge, co-founder of the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District , and board member and co-founder of the 86th BID in Bay Ridge.

He has dedicated the past 25 years to encouraging community groups to become more involved in civic, community and political affairs and events.

John Abi-Habib receiving a plaque during an appearance on Lebanese MTV program Soufaraa Al Arez honoring his achievements.

“I try to help the community and the Bay Ridge Center, which I’ve been involved with for over 20 years,” he told this newspaper. “It’s always a good cause to give back to, especially helping the elderly. We have done a lot of programs in the past.

“Spending time helping him has been nice. Good to see that they [the seniors] have the energy, have a place to go and see how they can engage instead of staying home all day,” he added.

Abi-Habib also said that during the event, the Bay Ridge Center will announce its move to a new location and its vision for the community. He helped them with the move, which is expected to take place this fall.

This is not the first time that Abi-Habib has been honored by neighborhood organizations he has helped for decades.

Some of the awards he has received include the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Guild for Exceptional Children, the Community Service Award from Community for Kids, the 2015 Man of the Year Award from the Visitation Academy, the 2012 Ragamuffin Parade Man of the Year. , Fort Hamilton U.S. Army Garrison Service Member Award, Bay Ridge Community Council Certificate of Achievement, Maimonides Medical Center Award and more.

“I will have my family and friends there to support me during the ceremony,” he commented.

The event will also include live music from Whippoorwill, food, drink, raffles and a silent auction. For tickets, visit bayridgecenter.com.