Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Accepting Entries For Annual Thanksgiving Creative Program

Students in Grades K-6 Invited to Submit Descriptions About Giving Thanks

ASTORIA, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris is once again hosting his annual Thanksgiving-themed creative program, inviting young people from across western Queens to submit a creative depiction showing what they are thankful for this time of year.

“This program provides students an opportunity to reflect on the holiday season and learn to express themselves creatively,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “This year has been so difficult in so many ways, this annual program is, I hope, a small sense of normal for families in our community. During these challenging times, it is important to reflect on that for which we are grateful.”

Entries are being accepted on Senator Gianaris’ website ( from students in Kindergarten through Sixth grade. Students are encouraged to submit works of art, poems, and short stories. Entries are due by November 23.

High resolution images of the program’s poster can be downloaded here.