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Celebrating Thanksgiving around Long Island

Sean Thompson, 5, of Lindenhurst, eats from a

Sean Thompson, 5, of Lindenhurst, eats from a serving spoon at Knights of Columbus in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Long Islanders celebrate Thanksgiving.

Phyliss Bonasede, left, of Lindenhurst fights back tears
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Phyliss Bonasede, left, of Lindenhurst fights back tears at Knights of Columbus in Lindenhurst, where she and daughter Sharon Polovsky, far right, had Thanksgiving dinner; their home was damaged by superstorm Sandy. Volunteer Jacqueline Milton, center, comforts them. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Rebecca Reynolds, 9, of Lindenhurst, came with her
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rebecca Reynolds, 9, of Lindenhurst, came with her family to Knights of Columbus in Lindenhurst where they had Thanksgiving dinner. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Sean Thompson, 5, of Lindenhurst, eats from a
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Sean Thompson, 5, of Lindenhurst, eats from a serving spoon at Knights of Columbus in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Doug Shaw, 45, of Sayville, spent time cooking
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Doug Shaw, 45, of Sayville, spent time cooking and warming Thanksgiving meals at the Sayville VFW Post 433 to deliver to victims of superstorm Sandy or those in need of a warm meal. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Joe Sturm, left, of Queens, Mike Alcabes of
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Joe Sturm, left, of Queens, Mike Alcabes of Sayville and Betsy Quinlin of Patchogue prepare plates of Thanksgiving dinners at Sayville VFW Post 433 to deliver to victims of superstorm Sandy and others in need of a warm meal. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Sayville resident Mike Alcabes, a member of the
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Sayville resident Mike Alcabes, a member of the Sayville VFW Post 433, spent Thanksgiving morning preparing meals to deliver to victims of superstorm Sandy or those in need of a warm meal. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Almost two hours into the free Thanksgiving dinner
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Almost two hours into the free Thanksgiving dinner offered to victims of superstorm Sandy at the Sayville VFW Post 433, no one showed, so volunteers began delivering to homes. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A first-grade class at Covert Avenue Elementary School
Photo Credit: Amanda Douville

A first-grade class at Covert Avenue Elementary School in Elmont “sails” through the hallways on their cardboard version of the Mayflower. The first-grade class dressed as pilgrims sailed to Samantha Magaraci's class, where kindergartners dressed as American Indians for a Thanksgiving feast as they learned about the history. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Adwaiy Ajith Kumar, 6, a first-grade student at
Photo Credit: Amanda Douville

Adwaiy Ajith Kumar, 6, a first-grade student at Covert Elementary School in Elmont, enjoys the Thanksgiving feast during their re-enactment of the pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Kindergarten and first-grade teacher Voula Los guides her
Photo Credit: Amanda Douville

Kindergarten and first-grade teacher Voula Los guides her class of first-graders at Covert Avenue Elementary School in Elmont, as they sail through the hallways on their cardboard version of the Mayflower. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Voula Los serves her first-grade and kindergarten students
Photo Credit: Amanda Douville

Voula Los serves her first-grade and kindergarten students turkey, one of the many foods served during their Thanksgiving feast at Covert Avenue Elementary School in Elmont. The classes re-enacted the pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower to Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Cynthia Douglas, a first-grade teacher at Covert Avenue
Photo Credit: Amanda Douville

Cynthia Douglas, a first-grade teacher at Covert Avenue Elementary School in Elmont, serves both her students and a kindergarten class corn during their Thanksgiving feast. Both classes re-enacted the pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower to Plymouth, Mass. in 1620 as they learned about the history of Thanksgiving. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Megan Clifford, center, 10, of Island Trees,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Megan Clifford, center, 10, of Island Trees, volunteered with her girl scout troop at Baldwin Middle School's Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday evening. The school celebrated the holiday with its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (November 20, 2012)

Sophia Dufour, 6, a first grader at Plaza
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Sophia Dufour, 6, a first grader at Plaza Elementary in Baldwin, waits for her plate to be filled at Baldwin Middle School's Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday evening. The school hosted the celebration for its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Isaiah Blemur, 9, of Baldwin, right, celebrates Thanksgiving
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Isaiah Blemur, 9, of Baldwin, right, celebrates Thanksgiving with his family and classmates Tuesday evening at Baldwin Middle School. The school hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

From left: Shawn Curtis, 7, and his brother
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

From left: Shawn Curtis, 7, and his brother Joshua Bauer, 11, both of Baldwin, wait for their dessert during Baldwin Middle School's Thanksgiving celebration Tuesday evening. The school hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Trish Telese of Glen Cove, a health teacher
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Trish Telese of Glen Cove, a health teacher at Baldwin Middle School, feeds her son Michael, 4, during the school's Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday evening. The school celebrated Thanksgiving with its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Dawn Thompson, a teacher at Baldwin Middle School,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Dawn Thompson, a teacher at Baldwin Middle School, celebrates with her 10-month-old daughter Ryleigh, during the school's Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday evening. Thompson, who was displaced from her Oceanside home during superstorm Sandy, has been staying with friends in Bellmore. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Eamon Sostack, 6, of Baldwin, celebrates Thanksgiving with
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Eamon Sostack, 6, of Baldwin, celebrates Thanksgiving with his brother Andrew, 8, and friends and classmates at Baldwin Middle School. The school hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for its students and their families, including many who were hard hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Joshua Jagmohan, left, Matthew Haggerty and Mia LoPiccolo
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Joshua Jagmohan, left, Matthew Haggerty and Mia LoPiccolo sing and dance to holiday songs. Students in Mrs. Hillbert's pre-k class at the Waverly Avenue Elementary School in Holtsville dressed in their handmade traditional Native American costumes to partake in a Thanksgiving celebration that included a feast, songs, dance. The children all received a Native American name. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Alayna McCoy takes her turn to dance. Students
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Alayna McCoy takes her turn to dance. Students in Mrs. Hillbert's pre-k class at the Waverly Avenue Elementary School in Holtsville dressed in their handmade traditional Native American costumes to partake in a Thanksgiving celebration that included a feast, songs, dance. The children all received a Native American name. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Victoria Rodriguez, 4, sings along with her classmates.
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Victoria Rodriguez, 4, sings along with her classmates. Students in Mrs. Hillbert's pre-k class at the Waverly Avenue Elementary School in Holtsville dressed in their handmade traditional Native American costumes to partake in a Thanksgiving celebration that included a feast, songs, dance. The children all received a Native American name. (Nov. 20, 2012)

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