Posts tagged "Thanksgiving"
URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY 5: Six degrees of separation

URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY 5: Six degrees of separation

Thanksgiving is an American holiday which tends towards excess — an abundance of turkey, stuffing, family and shopping. But not all Thanksgivings are created equal. How does this national tradition take on local meaning? It’s a little past 5 a.m. when I step out onto the deserted city streets. The mist rises from my breath...
Woodstock’s Thanksgiving dinner serves the public and the servers

Woodstock’s Thanksgiving dinner serves the public and the servers

As Family of Woodstock seeks volunteers for its 36th annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center in Woodstock, event director Chester Pertchik notes the egalitarian nature of the feast. “We have people of every political and religious belief, race, sexual orientation, financial bracket. There are people who come in from New Jersey, Manhattan, Long...