Recognizing those immigrants making a difference in Queens.

Queens takes great pride in its rich ethnic diversity and this annual event shines a light on outstanding immigrant leaders.

People flock here from all over the globe to put down roots, joining other family members who have established a beachhead in one neighborhood or even striking out on their own to start their own community.

Queens has residents from more than 120 countries who speak over 135 languages and is known as the “World’s Borough.”

What better way to acknowledge the invaluable contributions these immigrants have made to Queens than to honor them for their vision, perseverance and willingness to share their unique cultures with all of us.