PLEASE JOIN US AT VID’S 54th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA – MAY 12TH. This promises to be a lively, warm, and festive night for all of our members and our friends — and an opportunity to celebrate and thank four honorees who have served our community. Thursday, May 12, 6-9 p.m. VID’s 54th Annual Awards Gala & Cocktail Reception at the Village Lobster and Crabhouse, 225 Varick Street, SW corner of Clarkson St. (one block north of W. Houston St.) Honoring: Dr. Paul Curtis Bellman, for his contribution to HIV AIDS treatment. Hon. Rosie Mendez, District 2, New York City Council, for progressive democratic representation. Ellen Peterson-Lewis, for a lifetime of community activism. The Villager, for investigative journalism. TICKET INFORMATION: email@example.com. Nonmembers $150 Members $100 Patrons $200 Benefactors $500.