Councilman Eric Ulrich is hosting his second annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Villa Russo, located at 101-12 Lefferts Boulevard.
The free event is held under this mantra: No one should be alone on Thanksgiving.
The councilman started the tradition last Thanksgiving after hearing from several residents who had nowhere to go on that day. More than 60 constituents joined Ulrich last year for dinner at Arabella’s Castle in Ozone Park.
“While the holidays are usually happy occasions for many of us, they can be sad or lonely days for others,” he says. “There are people in our community who suffer from depression, or have nowhere to go on Thursday. I want them to spend Thanksgiving with me.”
Ulrich, who is anticipating a large turnout, picked Villa Russo for this year’s dinner. The venue’s owners generously provided the space at no cost.
Additionally, several local businesses pledged to donate catered food for the event.
The event will provide transportation for seniors and people with disabilities upon request by calling Ulrich’s office no later than Tuesday, November 26.
Volunteers are needed for the day of to help with transportation, setting up and cleaning the venue.
To volunteer, contact Marjorie Coello at 718-738-1084 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP is strongly encouraged for the dinner.