New Yorkers gather for Thanksgiving through the years

The Daily News’ archive looks back at New York City celebrating Thanksgiving with food, friends and family throughout the years.

1940

Children see the carving of the turkey at Ellis Island in 1940. (New York Daily News)

1974
The Thanksgiving turkey is served at the Engine Company 256 fire department.

The Thanksgiving turkey is served at the Engine Company 256 fire department. (Anthony Pescatore/New York Daily News)

1963
Lucinda O'Neil, left, Patrick McCloskey, and Dawn Rene Casazza work up an appetite just watching turkey being carved at Rhinelander Children's Center in 1963.

Lucinda O’Neil, left, Patrick McCloskey, and Dawn Rene Casazza work up an appetite just watching turkey being carved at Rhinelander Children’s Center in 1963. (Peodincuk, John)

1974
Ptl. Harold Dugan and daughter Colleen add an extra prayer of thanks before Thanksgiving dinner at home in 1974.

Ptl. Harold Dugan and daughter Colleen add an extra prayer of thanks before Thanksgiving dinner at home in 1974. (Finkelstein/New York Daily News)

1973
Armed with a drumstick, Michael Johnson is about to knock the stuffing out of a turkey during yesterday's pre-Thanksgiving party for March of Dimes children at Leone's in 1973.

Armed with a drumstick, Michael Johnson is about to knock the stuffing out of a turkey during yesterday’s pre-Thanksgiving party for March of Dimes children at Leone’s in 1973. (Mcgrath, James)

1954
Father Ernst Hotz blesses a family's Thanksgiving dinner in 1954

Father Ernst Hotz blesses a family’s Thanksgiving dinner in 1954 (Gallagher/New York Daily News)

1988
Kizzy and Tamayadig Gladden photoraphed eating Thanksgiving dinner at the Boys Harbor School in 1988.

Kizzy and Tamayadig Gladden photoraphed eating Thanksgiving dinner at the Boys Harbor School in 1988. (Monica Almeida/New York Daily News)

1962
Rep. Hugh Carey gives thanks for a wonderful family and his reelection in his Prospect Park West, Brooklyn home in 1962.

Rep. Hugh Carey gives thanks for a wonderful family and his reelection in his Prospect Park West, Brooklyn home in 1962. (Paul Bernius / New York Daily News)

1934
Police Lieutenant Samuel J. Battle, left, watches his little guests have their Thanksgiving dinners at Mother Zion Church in Harlem in 1934.

Police Lieutenant Samuel J. Battle, left, watches his little guests have their Thanksgiving dinners at Mother Zion Church in Harlem in 1934. (Dick Lewis/New York Daily News)

1995
Thanksgiving for the poor, elderly and needy takes place at shelters in the city, including this Lenox Hill neighborhood house in 1995.

Thanksgiving for the poor, elderly and needy takes place at shelters in the city, including this Lenox Hill neighborhood house in 1995. (Evy Mages/New York Daily News)

1975
Anh Tuyet Nguyen, right, carves a turkey during Thanksgiving dinner in 1975.

Anh Tuyet Nguyen, right, carves a turkey during Thanksgiving dinner in 1975. (Hamburg, Harry)

1995
Jerry Dougherty, right, and a lot of other helpers, prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the needy and homeless teens and children in 1995.

Jerry Dougherty, right, and a lot of other helpers, prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the needy and homeless teens and children in 1995. (Evy Mages/New York Daily News)

1989
All are welcomed! New Yorkers receive Thanksgiving dinner packages in 1989.

All are welcomed! New Yorkers receive Thanksgiving dinner packages in 1989. (Anthony Pescatore/New York Daily News)

1997
Families gather for a Thanksgiving meal at the the Salvation Army on Lexington Ave. in Manhattan in 1997.

Families gather for a Thanksgiving meal at the the Salvation Army on Lexington Ave. in Manhattan in 1997. (Jon Naso/New York Daily News)




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