Local restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals

With Thanksgiving looking to be smaller and simpler than usual, we did the work for you and found our local restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving to-go to help take the stress out of planning. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Fox & Falcon’s (South Orange) 

Dine in or check out their Thanksgiving Catering Menu – https://www.thefoxandfalconnj.com

Ariane Kitchen & Bar (Verona) 

“You take care of the bird, we’ll take care of the rest”. Offering Thanksgiving catered orders to-go. Call to order: 973-744-0533 or email at iwant2b@arianekb.com / http://www.arianekb.com

Bistro D’Azur (South Orange)

Let them cook for you on Thanksgiving Day! Place your orders on their website from the ‘Thanksgiving’ section only and select Thursday, November 26th for your order date – https://www.bistrodazur.com/thanksgiving

Highlawn Pavilion (West Orange) 

Dine with them on Thanksgiving or take it to-go! Scroll to the bottom to see our Thankgiving takeaway dinner menu – https://highlawn.com/thanksgiving/

Ashley Marketplace & Cafe (South Orange)

Every year they serve up their traditional Thanksgiving menu to our local communities. Orders yours today! http://www.ashleymarketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/thanks17.pdf

Kings Food Market (Maplewood) 

We are your go-to stop for Thanksgiving to-go. Order from our menu – https://catering.kingsfoodmarkets.com/items/folder/thanksgiving-menu.

Violante’s Catering (Bloomfield) – Offering pre-cooked complete Thankgiving dinners to-go. They also have fresh turkey, spiral hams, turkey braest and sweetheart breasts for the holidays – https://violantescatering.com/thanksgiving.

Cozy Fall Events in South Orange & Maplewood

Cozy Fall Events in South Orange & Maplewood

There’s still a whole lot of Autumn left to enjoy. Check out a few of these upcoming local SOMA events for a cozy time with friends, family and loved ones.

November 7 & 8, 11am-5pm: 17th Annual South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour

Artists in South Orange and Maplewood come together every year to open their studios to visitors, friends and everyone curious about how people in the visual arts make their work. 

Visitors are urged to check the Studio Tour website at https://studiotoursoma.com for additional details and important Covid-related information!

Mondays from 2-7pm (Until Nov 18th): Maplewood Farmers Market 

Shop our local farms all in one place at our 26th annual Farmers Market.

  • The Market has relocated to the corner of Yale St and Springfield Ave (The Yale Corner)
  • Parking is available at 1848 Springfield Ave in the municipal lots
  • Operational changes are currently in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit here or www.facebook.com/maplewoodfarmersmarket to stay up to date.

Holiday Open Air Market

This market is a temporary outdoor retail outlet that will sell finely crafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, art and gift items made by many of our area’s finest local artisans and craftspeople. The Open Air Holiday Market will be open for 5 Thursdays – 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 (x-mas eve) from 4-8 PM and on Small Business Saturday, 11/28 from 11 AM to 4 PM. The market will be located in the Sloan Street Parking Lot (opposite the NJ Transit Train Station). The market will provide the community with great gift options while offering a safe shopping experience. More details HERE.

Giving Back: Local Charities & Food Drives

At Hearth, we strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. As the holidays approach us, here are some ways you can partner with us in giving back:

  • Partner with us:

The Smith Ackman & Elder Team at the Hearth Realty Group are donating 1,000 turkeys to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving. Your donation will be used to purchase turkeys that will be distributed the week of Thanksgiving 2020. Every $25 donation provides a turkey for a family in need. Donations of all sizes are welcome. Thank you for your generosity. 

You can donate here on their GoFund Me Smith Ackman Elder Turkey Drive page.

2020 Verona Halloween House Decorating Contest Highlight Reel – Hearth Realty Group

Thank you to everyone who entered the first annual Verona Halloween House Decorating Contest. We had so many great entries! The winner is @jvinviguerra. I got chills standing outside of their house in Grove Ave. An amazing combination of lights, sounds, props and video. Congratulations! The contest will be back next year with more prizes, more categories, more winners. Happy Halloween! #HearthRealtyGroup

Fun Halloween events in Verona, NJ 2020

Fun Halloween events in Verona, NJ

Looking for Halloween events in Verona? Check out these great local events that are taking creativity to the next level to make Halloween fun this year. 

  • Trick or Treating

Halloween and trick or treating are still on this year but we would like to share some guidelines for residents so everyone can take part in the festivities as safely as possible. Please see guidelines and printable signs here: https://www.veronanj.org/news/post/10361/

  • Pumpkin Fest at Verona Civic Center

Join us in the Civic Center for pumpkin painting and treats on Halloween!

Register Here: https://www.veronalibrary.org/pumpkinfest/

  • Verona’s first annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

Out Boo your neighbors for a chance to win $1,000 courtesy of Hearth Realty Group! To enter TEXT a picture of your house to 973-913-5055 or TAG @hearthrealtygroup on Instagram. More details Here: https://www.veronanj.org/news/post/10257/

Hearth Realty Group is the leading Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here.

Verona Pumpkin Fest 2020

Saturday, October 31st

Join us in the Civic Center for pumpkin painting and treats on Halloween! Verona families are invited to register for a 1-hour time slot to decorate a pumpkin with a ghoulish design. Pumpkins and paint will be provided, but please bring your own brushes.

Masks are required and please practice social distancing.

Sponsored by Verona Public Library, Township of Verona, Verona Junior Women’s Club, Verona Arts, Hillcrest Farms & Hearth Realty

Register Here: https://www.veronalibrary.org/pumpkinfest/


Verona Halloween House Decorating Contest 2020

Decorate your house to be the creepiest, spookiest and most frightful
sight in the neighborhood with Verona’s first annual Halloween House
Decorating Contest! Out Boo your neighbors for a chance to win $1,000
courtesy of Hearth Realty Group! To enter TEXT a picture of your house
to 973-913-5055 or TAG @hearthrealtygroup on Instagram. Entries will
be posted on our website and social media. Deadline is 10/29 @
11:59pm. Winner chosen 10/30. Contest open to Verona residents 18 &


Hearth Has Heart


We are grateful to be part of two amazing business communities in #Verona and #SoMa. During this time of need, we will be purchasing gift cards from local restaurants with every closing and donating them to local families in need and our first responders. For more ways to help please visit www.StandWithVerona.com contact @JulieDoran or your local municipality.


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