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2nd Annual Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner open to all

Red Door Creative Space opens door for Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a day when family, friends and loved ones come together to celebrate. For the second year in a row, The Red Door Creative Space is opening its doors and celebrating a City of Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner. “It is not just a celebration but a time for people from the community to come together, catch up, share stories, laugh, and dine over great food,” says Pernell Gross. “There will be activities for kids, great music, great food and beverages.” Best of all, the event is FREE, open to the entire community and everyone from all ages is welcome. The Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place this Sunday, November 19th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Red Door Creative Space located at 1016 Brown Street next to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.  This year, the Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be in memory and honor of the late Peekskill Police Officer, Greg Jones. 

“It takes a Village” Pernell Gross says, when discussing the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. It is a village that came together to put this event on. This year the Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsors include The Red Door Creative Space, Unlabelled Awards, Mummies Jerk Sauce, the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union – Peekskill, the Peekskill Police Department, Stop & Shop – Peekskill, and Complete Solutions & Sourcing. In addition to the sponsors, who will be participating in the Thanksgiving gathering, volunteers will also include the Peekskill Department of Public Works, Peekskill High School students and the newly crowned Hudson Valley Football Champions, Peekskill High School Varsity Red Devils Football Team. 

The Community Dinner is still looking for donations and assistance to make this event possible. Donations can include non-perishable food, beverages, serving items, financial assistance, as well as volunteers. Contact Carol Dunkley at [email protected] for more information.

This is video from the 2022 Peekskill Community Thanksgiving Dinner via Peekskill Today.

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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]