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It is that amazing time of year when families and friends get together for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or — Thanksgathering!!!

Family & friends give us their love, support, and advice (whether we want it or not). At Thanksgiving—the ultimate family holiday—those folk invade our houses, our kitchens and our business.

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Thanksgiving For All At Iron Monkey

IM_thanksgivingThe Iron Monkey Bar & Restaurant (97 Greene Street) will host its 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26 where it will open its doors and serve meals to its Jersey City neighbors in need.

Last year, the Iron Monkey served over 500 meals and hopes to increase that number to 600 meals served this Thanksgiving. While many of its invited guests are from local retirement communities, anyone in Jersey City in need of holiday cheer is welcome to participate.

Meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be served during four separate seating times. Reservations are suggested, and can be made by calling the Iron Monkey at 201-435-5756.

For more information, click here.

A Holiday Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing you all a fabulous American holiday with your families and friends. One of my favorite traditions on this Thursday is a little thankful thing we do at our (30+ people) dinner. Before we sit down to eat, I hand a piece of paper and a pen to each person.

Everyone then writes down three things they are thankful for (no names), and someone collects the papers and places one under each plate. When we sit down, we each read the piece of paper under our plate and try to figure out who it is, which is usually not hard. Then everyone claps and there are hugs and kisses, and we move on to the next reading.

Naturally, this can take over 20 minutes with my large family, but it is so endearing and worth it.

Often, we are so caught up in our own lives and playing the catch-up game at the holidays with those we haven’t seen (or trying to cook or keep all of the dogs under control or feed the baby or watch the game), that we fail to verbalize to the people we are with how grateful we are for them.

Be happy for your family and friends—those who love you unconditionally. Their emotional support is not something you can buy.

Be thankful for the small things (that really are very big things, as Sandy reminded us)—like a roof, heat, hot water, electricity—that you are fortunate enough to have.

In addition to my awesome family and my closest friends, I’m thankful for all of you Jersey City-zens who’ve reached out and helped me connect our community, so that we can build our local businesses and support our great city. Since I started this site six months ago, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many of you who keep this city alive and thriving. You’ve also brightened many of my days without knowing it; you crack me up. What a great place to live.


Take some time to give some thanks,