AnDre M. Christie
Youth-4-SVA Organizer (2003 - 2007)
S.V.A. Office Manager (2008 - present)
AnDre the Good Guy
AnDre the Baad Boi
AnDre M. Christie ("AMC"), originally from Hellshire, Jamaica, West Indies, came to America as a young chile. Some of his immediate family (on the father's side) moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some (on his mother's side) moved to the North Bronx, New York City. He eventually lived in both! AnDre was a Youth-4-SVA Coordinator from June of 2003 to July of 2008. Since then, he has been the S.V.A. Office Manager. AnDre, in collaboration with S.V.A. officials, regularly represents the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") at various events, meetings, symposiums, tributes, seminars, dinners, forums, parades, streetfairs, luncheons, interviews, conferences, bruncheons, seminars, celebrations, fund-raisers, rallies, commemorations, forums, parties, memorials, etc.
Among the many public officials who AnDre Christie has significantly met (some several times each) and pictures with all are all four living New York City Mayors -- Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg (relatively few people can make that quartet claim) -- in addition to U.S. Senators (NY) Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand; former N.Y.S. Governor Mario Cuomo and grand First Lady Matilda; New York State Governor Eliot L. Spitzer and lovely wife Silda Wall (campaign ofc. '05, victory party '06 and barbeque July '07) and N.Y.S. Attorney General, now Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo (birthday dinner Dec. '05, campaign event 26 Oct. '06, election night party 7 Nov. '06 and induction 7 Jan. '07 plus 2010!); U.S. Congressmembers Carolyn B. Maloney (who owns a house in Jamaica, WI), Charles B. 'The Rangler' Rangel, Nydia M. Velazquez, Joseph J. Crowley, Anthony D. "Hot-Dog" Weiner, Yvette D. Clarke (who is of Jamaican ancestry) and Jose N. Serrano; N.Y.C. Public Advocates Betsy Gotbaum and Letitia James; New York State Senators David A. Paterson, Eric Schneiderman, Liz Krueger, Carl Andrews and Tom Duane; Manhattan Borough Presidents Clara Virginia Fields and Scott Stringer, former Bronx Borough Presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrion, Jr. (AMC's 7 Jan. '07 and 19 Dec. 2012) and current Bronx Beep Ruben Diaz, Jr.; N.Y.S. Assemblymembers Keith Wright (tribute to dad 2005, Gay Parade '05, street renaming '12), Jonathan Bing (meeting 10 Jan. 2007, Holiday Party '07), Adam Clayton Powell IV (Xmas party 20 Dec. '06), Danny O'Donnell, Hakeem Jeffries (now congressman) and Brian Kavanagh (CBM's inauguration 12 Jan. '07, etc.); New York Judges outstanding Leslie Crocker-Snyder, legendary Doris Ling-Cohan, openly-Gay Paul D. Feinman, honorable Eve-Rachel Markewich, judicious David B. Cohen, the wonderful Elizabeth J. Yalin-Tao (AnDre's fave), the handsome Eddie McShan, the openly-Gay Javier Vargas, the perceptive Michael J. Pinckney, the pleasant Miriam M. Breier, the openly-Gay Anthony "Tony" Cannataro and the kool and openly-Gay Evon M. Asforis; New York City Councilmembers James "Jed" Davis, Margarita Lopez, David I. Weprin, openly-Gay Christine "CQ" Quinn, Bill W. "BDB" De Blasio (e.g., Keynoter at SVA 2009, Primary Election, Run-off, Election Party 29 Sep. '09 and now NYC mayor), Eva "Charter Schools" Moskowitz, Robert J. "RJ" Jackson, Melissa Mark "Meli Mar" Viverito (many campaign events and offices), Bill "Aunty Billa" Perkins, Inez "Ghetto Landlady" Dickens, Eric X. Gioia (including court case he lost to SVA), Rosie "Barata" Mendez (meetings 30 Nov. '06, her ofc. Dec. '07, SVA 2014), 23 Feb. '08 at SVA and SVA event 27 June '09), Alan "Gersey" Gerson (17 Aug. '09 debate), Jessica Lappin (SVA meetings), Dan Garodnick (meetings), John C. Liu (SVA "Stonewall" anniversary party at Stonewall Club 29 June '09), Margaret "Maggi Mae" Chin, et al.; and District Leaders Jim McManus, Trudy 'The Lady In Red' Mason, Sean S. Sweeney, Kathleen 'Un-Keen' Berger, Brad 'Brat' Hoylman, Meryl Brodsky, Adam Silvera (now a NYC judge), Jean Grillo (debate forum 18 Aug. '09), Paul A. Newell, Jenifer "Jen with one 'n'" Rajumar, Adam Roberts, Marisol Alcantara, et al. and local political operatives Jeanine "J.J." Johnson, Maurice "Mo" Cummings, Cathleen "Cat" McCadden, Corey "Core E" Ortega, Francisco "Franni" Polanco, William Peyton "Big Will" Smith (formerly of KLTW), et al.
Let's not overlook the entertainment celebrities that AnDre Christie has met through the S.V.A. such as Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters, Susan "Erica Kane" Lucci, Joyce "Trixie" Randolph, Bernadette Peters, John Lloyd "Jersey Boy" Young, Meredith Vieira, Starr "The View" Jones, et al. and singers such as Diana Ross (at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, NY in 2010, Kings Theatre in Brooklyn in 2015 and on stage with Diana at St. George Theatre in Staten Island in 2011 and 2016), Barbra Streisand (at Barclays Center, Brooklyn 2012) Tony Bennett (at Andrew Cuomo birthday event on Dec. 6, 2005), Connie Francis (30 July '09 outdoor seaside concert in Brooklyn, NY), Ronnie Spector (at B.B. King's Nightclub in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 and N.Y. City Winery in 2015 and 2016), Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Manhattan Ballroom 2008 and B.B. King's 2014), Donna Summer (Brooklyn Seaside Concert Series), Frankie Valli (20 July 2006 Brooklyn Seaside and King's Theatre in Btooklyn 2015), Darlene Love (B.B. King's Nightclub many Decembers from 2003 to the present and St. George Theatre in SI on Oct. 7, 1016), Heather Headley (on Broadway), the Jersey Boys (Broadway musical 2006 and 2016), Deborah Cox, et al.
AnDre, Williamson and Liz Abzug in Greenwich Village in Summer of 2004
[Outdoor night photo by The Pavillon Restaurant owner Jason O'Brien]
AnDre knows -- and vice versa -- diverse New York City community leaders, et al. such as (alphabetically): Queen Allyson, Liz Abzug, Richard Aborn, Vito Abzuzzoluccione, Lisa Ackerman (art), Eddie Baca, Jackie W. Barrett (FL), Todd 'Todala' Berman, David V. Bermudez (MA), Jamoca Bi-field (Jamaica), Noelle Birk (Onegin-X), Anthony Brasco, Betty C. Bristol (OH), Karen Burstein (judge), Ruthybird Campbell, Margaret S. Chin (last candidate forum 17 Aug. 2009), Maria Clara (PRIDE documentary), Shari Clemons, Berti Coffman, Michael Colosi, Yasmin Cornelius, Geoffrey Davis (Jed's bro), Steven DeCastro, Storme DeLarverie, Ken Diamondstone (14 Aug. 2009 dinner), Agnes DiSchiavi, Brian X. Ellner, Tony Feldmesser, Esq., Dr. Jessie Fields, Mini Forman, Dr. Lenora Fulani, Nia Giambi (PRIDE documentary), Joe Giovanni (Mardi Gras), Pete Gleason (DID), Gigi Gonzalez, Steven L. Gradman (PRIDE Dems), Kimberly Gray (PRIDE docu), Jitterz M. Greenfield (NJ), Emile 'The Champ' Griffith, Jr., Cristina Hayworth (PR), Williamson L. Henderson V, Gil "Gilda" Horowitz, Rogers 'Ro-Ro' Huntana, Bob Isadore (MA), Joyce Johnson, Dr. Dyane B. Karron (LI), Rev. Magora E. Kennedy, Jin P.J. Kim (2009 Chinatown campaign), Mimi M. Kline, Dan Klores, Bob Kohler (D), Joe Kopitz (SVA 29 Aug. '09), Yetta Kurland ("SVA Stonewall Party at The Stonewall Club" 29 June '09), Greg Lambert, Dodge Landesmann, Aubrey L. Lees, Ella Leggette (RPT), Eldon R. Lowery (Youth-4-SVA), Felipe Luciano, Brooke Lynn, Petie Lynn, Babsala Lynne (party 12 Aug. 2009 @ Gracie Mansion), Sean Pat Maloney (dinner May 2005), Carl A. Manzano (dinner 11 Oct. '06), Randy Mark (dinner 29 Oct. '06), Leigh P. McManus, Patrick Murphy, Phyllis Murray (RN), Shira Newmark (art), Jeremiah J. Newton, Electra O'Mara, Susan M. Olmetti (art), Joseph 'Mr. Jo' Percoco (via Andrew Cuomo), Amir 'Gorilla' Qaharr, Rev. Gerardo Ramirez, George Reid, Luis and Luisa Rodrigo, Manni Rodriguez, Jack Rojas, Matti Rothman, Jacob Ryvkin (Oy Onegin), Bill Miranda Salzman, Lisia Timoll (RPT), Mary S. Twist, Terri Van Dyke, Tom A. Viola (BC/EFA), Wilbur Weder, Hal 'Hally' Weiner, Dave F. West, Malikah Williams, Sheleste Wilson, Robert 'Lil Lord Robertaroy' Woodworth, Gina Wright (Youth-4-SVA), Dianne Yodice, Mark A. Zatlow and many others.
SVA's Williamson and AnDre at then-NYS Senator David Patterson's Office
at New York State Legislative Office Building on West 125 Street in Harlem
Note: David Patterson went on to be Lieut. Gov. and Governor of NYS!
[Photo by David A. Patterson in mid-August of 2004]
A.M.C. Aside: As per AnDre's real request, we are not 'allowed' to reveal the actual names of the small-minded, small-pocketed and small percentage of public officials he's met, observed and justly does not like such as... it's not easy bein' "Gang-Green", "The Glickster", "The Leprichon", "SchMarty" and "Giffy" -- nor the handful of nasty, 'bad seed', local kreepz such as The Poison Rat (so krayzee and so despised), Inzane Burnzy (so bizarrely outta it yet overpaid biggi Gay bucks), Philis X. Read (loopy lyin' lozer and now 'late') and Alana "Airhead" Kommack ('liar, lyar'). The S.V.A. will oblige "Our Guy" AnDre by not revealing any actual names from this "Low-Down 86 List". Deal? U bet!
street-posing on West 42nd Street at Times Square!
NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg with SVA's Assistant AnDre Christie at Gracie Mansion
[Official Photography by the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York]
At most public events, S.V.A. Assistant AnDre Christie is recognizable and appreciated for his effective distribution of S.V.A. literature and its colorful flyers. AnDre also coordinates the Youth-for-SVA for special occasions and volunteer efforts. He gladly volunteers for the political campaigns of special S.V.A. supporters such as Carolyn, Michael, Virginia, Eliot, Margarita, Andrew and Melissa. At the S.V.A. office, AnDre handles processing mail, answering phones, making calls, faxing information, e-mail replies, welcoming guests, contacting politicians, mailing SVA-pax, communicating with other organizations and groups, promoting S.V.A. advertisers, document deliveries, financial pick-ups, distributing meeting notices, bank deposits and providing 411 about the S.V.A. In June 2005, AnDre was shown (wearing a bright red designer shirt) on network television news shows driving the famous 1969 "Stonewall Car" in the 36th New York City Pride Parade. Moreover, AnDre's chief responsibilities are to assist the S.V.A. Board of Directors, the multi-tasked and consistently-busy S.V.A. Director Williamson Henderson and the widespread and diverse S.V.A. Executive Committee.
AnDre Christie driving the
really big Cadillac "Stonewall Car"
SVA-involved events are the New York City Pride Parade on Fifth
Avenue with endless cheering spectators and the eye-candy 1969
"Stonewall Car" in the limelight; the New York City Stonewall Business
Expo at the New York Convention Center with the 1969 "Stonewall Car" on
exhibit; and the S.V.A. Stonewall Streetfair in Greenwich Village
with the 1969 "Stonewall Car" on display. You'll notice the
obvious common denominator. Apart from exciting events
involving thee car, AnDre
enjoys the private meetings with public officials as they are
all so different from each other. His favorite "event" in
2005 besides the above three "Stonewall Car"-related and Gracie Mansion
was not a public event but private at a corner booth of a
tasty restaurant. The special occasion was
a luncheon with Councilwoman Margarica Lopez and Williamson with
community leader Liz Abzug, wherein AnDre was privy to learning
a lot going back to the years of former Congresswoman Bella Abzug!
The S.V.A.'s assistant AMC enthusiastically enjoys
the monthly S.V.A. meetings, which are also quite different from
each other. Opined AnDre, "The S.V.A. monthly meetings
on the last Saturday are something that I always look forward to as
they are always interesting, exciting, informative, enjoyable and fun
thanks mainly to Williamson". On the S.V.A.'s office telephone
recording, one usually hears: "Greetings, you have reached the
community office of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association. Although
no one is available to handle your call at the moment, you may
leave a dee-tailed message. Please be sure to leave your call
back phone number. The next meeting of the S.V.A. is on..........
at the Community Center in Man-hat-tan. Bless!" -- all from the
inimitable voice of AnDre Christie.
Driving the "Big Blue" down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is AnDre Christie.
Notice the red short-sleeve shirt and brown arm. They belong to AnDre!
[On- the-scene Photo by Hally Weiner]
AnDre Christie is proudly and happily shown with Williamson Henderson and the big District 8 winner herself at N.Y.C. Councilmember-elect Melissa Viverito's post-Election "Victory Party". It was held on Saturday night, October 1st, 2005, at La Palma Nightclub in the Upper Upper East Side. The joyous, diverse, fun-filled and colorful close-up photo was chosen as the first choice of the Viverito Victory Party (October 1, 2005) by campaign webmaster Marina Ortiz. The picture proudly topped Melissa's campaign photo album at her website for years!
Once at that website, go to the event header picture of "WAM" and click the photo to reveal the interesting collection of over 100 pix, including AnDre eatin' and a pic of Williamson and AnDre sitting in booth #1 (shown above) being interviewed by free-lance reporter Laura Rivera about how Melissa met them, how it all gelled, what campaign strategies the boys used and the ultimately successful, closely-won Melissa Vee victory results. Interestingly, the very first person from the S.V.A. whom Melissa met -- in hot July in the early evening while she was campaigning solo at a street-level #6 subway uptown exit in front of a Dunkin' Donuts on Lexington Avenue in East Harlem -- was AnDre!
On March 30, 2006, at an SVA-attended government reform policy event by former U.S. Housing Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo at Baruch College, AnDre was interviewed by a writer with The New York Post. The NYP would later go on to endorse Andrew! Was it the AnDre connection? AnDre was also shown on television that evening on New York-1 News' "Inside City Politics" show in two different shots -- and twice!! Ironically, the one televised scene showed AnDre in action dutifully handing out the new yellow S.V.A. meeting notices.
AnDre and Williamson at
Hon. Andrew Cuomo's Birthday Party
Williamson and Youth-4-SVA AnDre
In the late Summer of 2006, because of his substantial knowledge of and involvement with the educational STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association, AnDre was interviewed for an upcoming documentary named "PRIDE". The producers wanted and obtained the interesting views of a prime Youth-for-SVA. AnDre did swell with views. He will also serve in the film as eye candy! AnDre was the star attraction at the documentary's premiere on July 11th at a movie theatre in Greenwich Village, NY. One of the many business dinners that AnDre attends representing the S.V.A. was, for example, with the Midtown Democratic Club President on October 16th, 2006 at the Village Restaurant in Greenwich Village. On October 26th, it was a support and tribute event for N.Y.S. Attorney General candidate Andrew Cuomo at the Villa Pazzo, also located in The Village. Boxing champ Emile Griffith was among the S.V.A.'s guests and AnDre's pals. By the way, Andrew won and AnDre was there on victory night in a ballroom at The Sheraton Hotel. In late November, AnDre was a participant at an S.V.A. agenda meeting with Councilmember Rosie Mendez at her district office. In December, it was several invitations to holiday parties by public officials including Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Assemblymember Adam Powell IV and Councilmembers Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin. AnDre mostly concluded the holiday month with his "Birthday Boi" routine on the 28th of "Deck the Halls"!*
The Parade": Williamson and AnDre
AnDre Christie gets a bird's eye view -- decades later --
of how the famous Stonewall Rebellion likely ignited.
Only this time, Andre is driving the classic Stonewall Car
which is surrounded by policeman and ordering that the car not
proceed any furthrer and other law enforcement on stand by.
See the remarkable and telling photograph taken on Christopher
Street at the near end of the Manhattan Pride Parade.
After the Pride Parade and after the Stonewall Supper
Note: Photo taken on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village
[Photography by Hally Weiner]
Mayor Bloomberg's greeting for strong-arm AnDre
AnDre and Williamson at
Gracie Mansion Party
representing the S.V.A.
Storme DeLarverie is a legendary entertainer, singer and actor from a half-century ago! He was the star of the famous Jewel Box Revue. The entertaining and unique musical show travelled throughout America in all of the major cities and some small ones, too. They toured the South of America as a mixed racial troupe when it was dangerous and uncomfortable to do so. Although they span four generations, Storme considers himself AnDre's great godfather. AnDre admires Storme's great show biz His-tory, durability and courage. Both with the same zodiac sign, in December, Storme turned 89 and AnDre turned 20-something!
AnDre and Williamson bookend City Council candidate
Williamson, John C. Liu and
AnDre Christie at The
SVA's AnDre Christie
with NYC's Mayor Michael
Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion
New York City Pride Parade
"Hey, Storme, are U sure this ain't the West Indian Parade?"
Location: Christopher Street, Greenwich Village, NY
[Photo by Hal B. Weiner]
AnDre on a summertime out-ing in Fire Island!
[Photo by Paul "Jamoca" Byfield]
AnDre Christie Awarded "New York City Council Citizenry Award"
AnDre Christie presented with 2010
New York City Council Citation
AnDre Christie disc-jockey's the 2011 "S.V.A. 42nd Conference & Stonewall Reunion" reprising incredible classic Pop and R&B "Songs of The Stonewall Club" from 1969 including #1 hits by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Gay, The Shangri-Las, The Jackson 5, Shirley Bassey, Frank Sinatra, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Four Tops, Connie Francis, Len "1-2-3" Barry, The Marvelettes, The Beach Boys, Tammi Terrell, Bob Marley, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, and many more!
Pre-Halloween SVA Party before the Halloween Parade
S.V.A. Crew: Director Williamson, Office Manager AnDre,
Ambassador Storme DeLarverie and Scheduler Ruthybird
[Photo by Rogers Hunt]
AnDre Christie enjoying an S.V.A. dinner at opulent Onegin Restaurant
[Photo by Ruthybird]
AnDre Personal Philosophy Quiz:
"No one can make You feel inferior -- without your consent!"
And, who said it?
A) Susan B. Anthony
B) Eleanor Roosevelt
C) Queen Allyson
D) Rosa Parks
Read the interesting answer down below....
Believe it or not.....
AnDre Christie in The Wall Street Journal
AnDre Christie at yet another "AC" event: Adolfo
Carrion for NYC Mayor
Eldon R. Johnson and AnDre M. Christie
AnDre Christie goes to NYC's Gracie Mansion -- again!
filename: AnDre_Christie_Bloomberg-2013[Photography by the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York]
"SVA's 45th Annual Conference & Reunion" -- June 21st, 2014
Tara Ross, AnDre Christie and Williamson Henderson
The 45th Annual S.V.A. Conference Crew
Entertainment: new, 2015, feature-length, exciting movie: "STONEWALL"Directed by Roland Emmerich, known for "Independence Day" with Will Smith, "StarGate" with Kurt Russell and Jaye Davidson, "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger, "The Day After Tomorrow" with Jake Gyllenhaal, "2012" and "White House Down" with Jamie Foxx among many other great films! And, now, "STONEWALL"! Mr. Emmerich's next big film (in 2016) is back to science fiction, in fact, a sequel: "Independence Day Forever".
AnDre Christie Guest of Movie Director Roland Emmerich at Hollywood Red-Carpet Event#39
Movie Press Conference, Red-Carpet Event and Film
For more 411 on
S.V.A. events and news, visit:
#41AnDre Attends 'Premiere' of exciting Movie "STONEWALL" in Hollywood, California
[Additional Hollywood event photo with AnDre to be added here soon.]
AnDre Christie at Diana Ross Concert and Dances with Diana on Stage!
Note: This is an in-motion photo as Diana is moving and actually saying something to AnDre:
"You are gonna have to do more dancing than that!" That's why AnDre has that surprise
look on his face yet big happy smile! Guess what? AnDre then danced more and better!
[Photo of Queen Diana and Prince AnDre by Williamson Henderson]
*See AnDre Christie on stage with Diana Ross in photo #7!
As a matter of fact, Miss Ross only invited AnDre up on stage!
After AnDre danced to the
entire "Upside Down (Boy U Move Me)" on stage,
Rebellion Veterans' Association at FaceBook:
text + photos +
22 to 25 September
30 June 2013
21 June 2014
29 June 2013
September 6 + October 20, 2012; June
29 March + 21 June 2013
17 April 2013
5 January 2013
18 December 2012
1 December 2012
July 6; August 25; November
6 + 18, 2012
Answer to AnDre's Personal Philosophy Quiz: (B) U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
S.V.A. website April 2017 background color theme:
yellow for Mellow Yellow -- and Easter!
Original "Stonewall" Club theme song:
"Under The Influence Of Love"
sung by Felice Taylor (1967)!
[written and arranged by Barry White!]
Note: This song was re-done by girl group Love Unlimited in 1973.
The lead singer Glodean was married to its author and arranger Barry White!