Sunday, November 19, 2023

Giving thanks: Free turkey giveaway returns to the neighborhood for the 5th year

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy

The fifth edition of this pre-Thanksgiving local turkey drive took place Friday afternoon on Fourth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. (The giveaways in previous years took place at different locations around the neighborhood. Last year's event was at CLLCTV.NYC art space on Third Street.)

Dozens of turkeys were donated to area residents who might need a little extra help this holiday season.

As in the previous years, the sponsors included Joey Aponte and Dennis Aponte, owners of the Cabin NYC on Fourth Street, the NYPD Hispanic SocietyJohnny Marines and local entrepreneur Freaky Frige... 
The volunteers distributed 150 turkeys, the ingredients for some side dishes as well as cooking supplies to help put it all together ...