Friendsgiving with Roomrs
What is it? What are we doing for it? Where and When?
Here is everything you need to know…
This year, we are celebrating the 1st Annual Roomrs’ Friendsgiving! What is that you say? I thought you’d never ask! We have a lot planned and we are so excited to tell you all about it…
Thanksgiving, for most, is a time for togetherness, giving, and lots and LOTS of food. Celebrated on the last Thursday of November, many of us see it as time to venture back to our hometowns, reunite with relatives, and attempt to avoid all aspects of political conversation while feasting on a plate of tryptophan.
For some of us at Roomrs though, the holiday is more than just that one day, and stretches throughout the month of November. Recently we spent some time sharing our own past experiences: from Friendsgivings with our own circles, to volunteer events within our local communities… and from there, Roomrs’ Friendsgiving was born!
What we’re trying to say is… we decided that we want to take each of our favorite aspects from the holiday (from togetherness to giving back), combine it all into one big event, and extend the invite to all of you!
This year, Roomrs Friendsgiving will be held on Friday, November 16th at 7pm at Lee’s Private Dining Room in Chinatown.
What can you expect at this event?
Well for starters, our very own Roomrs resident and Chef, Lucy Harding, will be preparing the main dish! Roomrs will be providing the sides and desserts, and you can bring any alcohol of your choosing!
Have any allergies or dietary restrictions?
Not a problem! Lucy will also be preparing a vegetarian entree and we’ll provide sides that are gluten free and vegetarian friendly. Along with that, if you have any specific concerns, you can reach out to our Community Team and they will make modifications accordingly.
Having said that…regardless of whether or not you’ve met Lucy yet, you probably don’t know much about her experience as a chef. Well that is all about to change! With her help, we have been working to put together a book of recipes, created by Lucy herself! The book is constantly growing and changing…but check it out so far (cough cough…click the picture below):
that’s not all, though!
Over the course of the night, we will have an event photographer, engaging activities, and food drive, too. Plus, during dinner, we’ll have musical performances by two amazing groups: Josh Peterson and Lenyx Rose and the Storytellers!
But wait, a food drive you say?
That’s right! Like we mentioned, to us Thanksgiving isn’t just about celebrating, it’s also about giving back. We have partnered with The Bowery Mission, a Manhattan based organization that has been serving the homeless and hungry since 1879. Everyday, the mission provides food, shelter, medical services, and employment assistance to the working poor and homeless men, women, and children of New York City. We love what they’re doing, and we want to help them!
To help, we will be donating 25% of ticket proceeds right to The Bowery Mission. AKA, you’re giving back just by attending!
But along with that, we will be accepting food donations too! As long as it follows the requirements below, they can take it (and we want to give it to ‘em):
Non-perishable prepared foods (ie: fresh and sealed)
Fresh fruits & vegetables