Thanksgiving is a holiday of sharing an incredible meal to bring closer the people that matter the most to us. This year to give thanks to and recognize the incredible bravery of our local veterans, Broadway Stages celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with our fellow veterans at the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence (BAVR)!
The BAVR program is a city initiative funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Service that provides a short term housing solution to veterans in the Long Island City area. The facility accommodates 243 veterans whom are being assisted by BAVR to move to more permanent housing placements.
Welcoming our fellow veterans for a Thanksgiving feast, Broadway Stages donated fresh ingredients to the executive chef of the William Vale whom prepared meals to celebrate with our veterans. Our team efforts were able to create a truckload of food filled with Thanksgiving classics such as cranberry sauce, mashed potato, mac and cheese, greens, sweet potato, stuffing, ham and of course turkey! Volunteers from Broadway Stages excited to serve our veterans stayed to become waiters for the thanksgiving feast. They helped take orders, serve food, and clean up after each veterans. The incredible day was an amazing experience for our Broadway Stages volunteers whom also participated last year and were able to see many familiar faces!
We want to thank our veterans for the service they have served for our country and the staff at BAVR along with the chefs at the William Vale whom helped bring this amazing event together!