Nobody should be alone on Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, there are a few opportunities for those without a feast to enjoy, to have the opportunity at free community Thanksgiving meals. And with this, comes the opportunity to volunteer to help make the events a success.
Although Thanksgiving isn’t until Thursday, November 28, those from the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE) are hosting their community Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd). Those hoping to attend this meal were required to register in advance, and registration is now closed. However, those who are still interested in attending can stop by the RISE Center at 2 p.m. You will be seated if there is still food available. Those interested in volunteering can call the RISE Center at 718-327-5919.
Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Academy and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is hosting a free community luncheon on Thanksgiving day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1827 Cornaga Ave in Far Rockaway. If eating, RSVP by calling 516-343-1873.
Councilman Eric Ulrich is also stepping up to the Thanksgiving plate by hosting a free community Thanksgiving dinner for his constituents in Queens. The meal will take place at Villa Russo, located at 101-12 Lefferts Boulevard in Ozone Park, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. All are welcome to enjoy a meal provided by donations from local businesses. Those who don’t have transportation options, especially seniors and the disabled, can receive a lift. If you need a ride, call Ulrich’s office at 718-738-1083, no later than Tuesday, November 26.
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