Saturday, May 28, 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm
399 Main Street, Greenfield, MA - Red Door on Hope Street
We celebrate our troops today
Who served our country come what may
Those brave souls who gave their lives
Who made the ultimate sacrifice
We remember those who went before their time
So that America's light continues to shine
As Time Magazine says: Memorial Day honors veterans of all wars, but its roots are in America’s Civil War. Several American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. However, Memorial Day was founded by African Americans as a ritual of remembrance and consecration. A commemoration organized by freed slaves and some white missionaries took place on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, S.C. About 10,000 people, mostly black residents, participated in the May 1st tribute. Black schoolchildren paraded holding roses and singing the Union song “John Brown’s Body,” and were followed by adults representing aid societies for freed black men and women. Black pastors delivered sermons and led attendees in prayer and in the singing of spirituals, and there were picnics.
As the New York Times says: The African-American origins of the holiday were suppressed by white Southerners who reclaimed power after the end of Reconstruction and interpreted Memorial Day as a holiday of reconciliation, marking sacrifices — by white Americans — on both sides. Black Americans were largely marginalized in this narrative.
Watch this 2-minute video about the Black History of Memorial Day here! https://fb.watch/defNNrk0CH/
RSVP for this delicious Saturday lunch HERE!
MEAL DELIVERY orders close at 5 PM on Friday, but walk-up curbside orders are always welcome!
---> Pay-What-You-Can for your meal here!
---> Pay-For-A-Neighbor's meal here!
---> Volunteer to cook, serve, or deliver the meal here!
With Lots o' Love,
Chef Kirsten and the Café Crew!
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The Café’s food philosophy is the reason its menus and meals have become a popular draw to our community. Our philosophy is to find a celebration that falls on each Saturday (or close to it) from any tradition or place on the planet.
Each week the Chef team searches the world for these opportunities to celebrate our community. We embrace cuisine from around the world and bring it to the table for all to eat. Our desire is to provide palette-expanding opportunities that meet the needs of all our guests.
Our food is made from scratch – rarely opening cans or boxes – and meets the needs of any dietary preference or restriction. Our weekly menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free foods as well as meat or fish protein options.
We believe that when we sit down together and share a meal we become a beloved community – a family who shares times of celebration and traditions.
Have a favorite celebration that you’d like to suggest to us? Send us an email!