Kerry Kennedy will be feted Thursday at NYC Council Irish fest.


Fresh off her role as grand marshal of the St. Pat’s for All parade earlier this month in Queens, Kerry Kennedy on Thursday will be feted by the New York City Council.

Kennedy at 6 p.m. will get the Thomas J. Manton Irish Person of the Year Award as part of the New York City Council's Irish Heritage Celebration.

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The honor “is In recognition of her service to the community and spirit of leadership” and the award is in memory of the late congressman Thomas J. Manton, a former cop who went on to represent parts of The Bronx and Queens in Washington.


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Past winners include Sen. George Mitchell, Rep. Joe Crowley, and actor Liam Neeson.

Kennedy, the daughter of RFK and niece of JFK, is president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. She was previously married to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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