Thanksgiving means sharing an incredible meal that brings together 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 celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with veterans at the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence (BAVR).
The BAVR program is a city initiative funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services that provides a short-term housing solution to veterans in the Long Island area. The facility accommodates 243 veterans who are assisted by BAVR to move to more permanent housing situations.
Welcoming our fellow veterans for a Thanksgiving feast, Broadway Stages donated fresh ingredients to the executive chef of The William Vale, who prepared meals to celebrate with our veterans. Our team efforts created a truckload of Thanksgiving classics, such as cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, stuffing, ham, and of course turkey!
Excited to serve our veterans, volunteers from Broadway Stages became waiters for the thanksgiving feast. They helped take orders, serve food, and clean up after each veteran. The incredible day was an amazing experience for our Broadway Stages volunteers who also participated last year and were thus able to see many familiar faces.
We want to thank our veterans for serving our country as well as the staff at BAVR and the chefs at The William Vale who helped bring this amazing event together!