Author Summer Dawn Hortillosa


Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If you're looking for places to volunteer, eat dinner or just have a good time, check out some of the local events below.

Also, if you're looking to have your dinner catered, consider local small businesses like Steam Cafe, which recently held a tasting for their Thanksgiving meals, which are available for delivery by 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day.


Jersey City Ties holds a Thanksgiving Happy Hour at HopsScotch, 286 Washington St., which will also be a food drive for The Food Pantry, at 7 pm.

FRIDAY 11/22

The Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones St., holds a Thanksgiving dinner celebration at 7 pm. For more information, call 201 963 4779.


Jersey City Ties hosts a day of volunteering at the Sharing Place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Ave., to get groceries and ready-made meals for the needy. Shifts will be from 9 am to 11 am and 11 am to 1 pm.

SUNDAY 11/24

St. Paul's Center of Caring, 440 Hoboken Ave., hosts a Thanksgiving dinner put together by the Sharing Place, JC Food Co-op, Sustainable JC and the church from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Barcade,163 Newark Ave., partners with Harpoon Helps to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. $1 from each pint of Grateful Harvest sold will be donated. Bring in canned goods and save $1 on other Harpoon beers on tap. (5 pm)


Nonprofit AngelaCARES holds a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors at Golden Door Charter School, 3044 Kennedy Blvd. Food packaging will be from 12 pm to 3 pm, deliveries to local seniors start at 3 pm. For more information, call 201 685 7273 or visit their website.

Fountain of Salvation Church, 324 Communipaw Ave., hosts a community dinner from 6 pm -9 pm.


Cityline Church, 1510 Kennedy Blvd., offers a free Thanksgiving meal to those in need from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 201 332 0970.

Hard Grove Cafe, 319 Grove St., offers a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, call 201 451 1853.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr., holds its fifth annual A Community That Cares for Families Thanksgiving feeding from 10 am to 4 pm.

Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 354 Forrest St., hosts a Thanksgiving service and hour of praise at 11 am followed by a dinner from 12 pm to 4 pm. For more information, call 201 435 3680.

The Iron Monkey, 99 Greene St., serves Thnaksgiving meals to those in need from 11 am to 4 pm, with four separate seating times. Reservations are suggested.

Uptown Crew and Honey Bakery, 673 Bergen Ave., serve Thanksgiving dinner at 2 pm. For more information, call 201 984 0795.

Coptic Community Services, 861 Bergen Ave., hosts a traditional, free Thanksgiving Dinner from 12 pm to 3 pm . For more information or to volunteer, call 201 610 1009.

SUNDAY 11/31

Several churches will hold an interfaith Thanksgiving service with prayer and song at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 38 Duncan Ave., at 7 pm. There will also be a choir performance, canned food collection and fundraiser for local food pantries. For more information, call 201 433 4922.

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