Thanksgiving

LES School Raising Money to Buy Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

This Thanksgiving, the PTA at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School is giving back to the neighborhood. They’ve set a goal to provide 100 turkeys for students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. The Ridge Street school reportedly has one of the highest rates of attendees from low-income families in the city, of […]

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Feast on Thanksgiving Dinner Menus from These Historic NYC Hotels

Last modified November 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Hello Turkey Lovers! Check out these Thanksgiving menus (below) borrowed from the Rare Books Collection of the New York Public Library. Elegant and mouth-watering. We have a friend who recently became a Rare Books librarian in the most spectacular library in New York City. She provided us with an exclusive look, which we now share […]

When Thanksgiving Tradition Included Halloween-Like Masquerading

Posted November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

There was once a time when Thanksgiving custom more resembled Halloween masquerading than turkey and history lessons. That’s right. So get out your masks, people! Thanksgivoween is upon is. Check the history. Two key words: masking and mumming. To surmise thousands of years of he said/he said, most agree the word masking encompasses all forms […]

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And Here’s Another ‘T. Hanksgiving Day’ Greeting from Street Artist Hanksy

Posted November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Prolific downtown street artist Hanksy pasted a holiday greeting at his preferred spot on Orchard Street just north of Division. It’s another T. Hanksgiving Day message for the Lower East Side. Gobble gobble.

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Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at […]

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Today is Also the First Day of Chanukah, Oy Vey!

Posted November 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Chanukah and Thanksgiving! Probably not again in our lifetimes. From Chabad.org Chanukah was declared a Jewish national holiday 2,178 years ago. Thanksgiving was declared a national American holiday on the last Thursday of every November by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Before then, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different dates in different states, so we won’t count […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Boogie Faithful!

Last modified November 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Boogie! We are pleased as pie that you continue to support us – many thanks to you, dear reader! We wish you and your waistline well, as you load up on the wonderful array of gluttonous goodies presented to you today. To kick off the holiday season, […]

Free Thanksgiving Meals Offered Across the Lower East Side for Those in Need

Posted November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

Numerous Lower East Side (and Lower Manhattan) social organizations are offering free Thanksgiving meals for those without. Flyers distributed around the neighborhood in recent days list the locations participating in the program. Orphan Thanksgiving outposts include: BRC Senior Center, 20 Delancey Street Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt Street United Jewish Council, 15-17 Bialystoker Place The […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Now Selling Christmas Trees on the Sidewalk

Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

Thanksgiving is still two days out, yet Christmas tree vendors are already hitting the streets to peddle the pine. One of the larger outposts on the Lower East Side is stationed outside the Whole Foods Bowery. This year, however, the high-end grocer is taking the reins, so to speak. Vertical integration. Whole Foods is now […]

Bowery Mission Opens Women’s Shelter in Harlem

Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

The Bowery Mission has been serving the homeless of downtown New York for 133 years.

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