Gov. Andrew Cuomo will attend the National Action Network’s dinner this evening, according to an advisory from the group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The event is for the Keepers of the Dream Award reception, and it is also due to feature TV personality Wendy Williams, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and First Lady Chirlane McCray.

The dinner appearance comes after The Smoking Gun shed some new light on Sharpton’s role as an FBI information in the 1980s, a forgotten chapter for the outspoken preacher and activist who is now a host on MSNBC.

After the story was published online, Sharpton was embraced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who gave a full-throated endorsement on Tuesday following the news breaking.

New York Communities for Change, an organization allied with de Blasio, endorsed on Wednesday the Rev. Michael Walrond, one of the Democratic candidates in a congressional primary against Rep. Charlie Rangel.

Walrond is a longtime associate of Sharpton’s.

But the event also comes as Cuomo is taking a post-budget victory lap and as he faces fresh skepticism from organizations like the Working Families Party and the statewide teachers union over his fiscal priorities.