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The Bowery Mission Is Serving 7,000 Thanksgiving Meals

(Photos and video: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photos and video: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

There’s a line down the block and around the corner right now at The Bowery Mission, where a white tent out front protects only some of those waiting to get in from the elements. Since 4:30 a.m., volunteers have been serving Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings.

With all their locations combined, The Bowery Mission will serve around 7,000 meals today to people who are going through hardships such as being homeless. After a pre-meal sermon, a band played soothing music as the needy ate around red-clothed tables. Volunteers brought in water, tea, and plates full of turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
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Sweet News: Petee's Pie Company Opening On the LES

Sweet potato pie. (Courtesy of )

Sweet potato pie. (Courtesy of )

We’re happy to report that one of the vendors at our Bedford + Bowery Bazaar is opening a brick-and-mortar shop: Petee’s Pie Company, a Hester Street Fair fixture, is bringing its scrumptious pies to the former Rocket Joe’s space on Delancey Street just in time for Thanksgiving.

Owner Petra “Petee” Paredez learned her craft at Mom’s Apple Pie Company — a name which, in her case, isn’t just a cutesy affectation. Her parents actually own the bakery in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Hunt For Hermes and Help the Homeless Tonight at Rockwood

(Photo: Communion Music)

(Photo: Communion Music)

Tonight, kick off the season of giving by getting some pretty cool stuff.

L.E.S. Amis, in conjunction with Communion Music, is hosting a pop-up thrift store in order to support the Bowery Mission, whose shelves were almost entirely bare when we visited in September. The Mission is determined to serve 8,000 meals to the city’s homeless on Thanksgiving Day.
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