Nassau Inn Hosts Holiday Toy Drive!

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe how fast this year has gone?

This season, those of us on the East Coast really have something to be thankful for – regardless of where we live or where we’re from, we were all affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The outpouring of support has been tremendous and many are grateful for the help especially coming into the holiday season.  Now we have to help the kids – they deserve a magical holiday!

In honor of the children who lost all of their belongings, the Nassau Inn is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive! From Black Friday through December 16th, the community is invited to drop off unwrapped toys (or gift cards) in Santa’s Toy Chest located in the Main Lobby of the Nassau Inn.

All toys will be hand delivered by the Nassau Inn staff to children living in the shore communities on December 17th.

Social Media Alert! You may take your picture as you drop off your gifts and upload them to our Facebook page (@TheNassauInn) or Tweet them (@NassauInn)!

We hope you’ll participate.  Every child should experience the magic of the holidays.

For questions, please email laurenscarpa@nassauinn.com or call 609.688.2624.

By: Lauren Scarpa

Hurricane Sandy – The Aftermath

On October 29th, 2012 Hurricane Sandy changed the lives of those living throughout New Jersey and New York like never before.  The freak weather phenomenon, or Frankenstorm as it was called, destroyed homes and businesses, left millions of people without power and resources – not to forget those who lost their lives, and left what was once the Jersey shore unrecognizable.

Now, here we are two weeks later.  The destruction still exists, although clean-up has begun.  People are slowly regaining power and trying to return to a semblance of normalcy as best they can.  The feelings of desperation and devastation are starting to ease and it’s all due to the tremendous outpouring of support and aid available.  People from around the world are donating to help those who’ve lost everything.  Electric companies from all over the US drove here to lend support – you may have seen them driving up and down the highways looking for their next location to restore.  It’s humbling to see communities pull together, government and celebrities assisting in the clean-up, and fundraising events to support the rebuild.  People are starting to have hope again.  Although they may not regain exactly what they once had, they will regain something bigger… a new lease on life.

One of the hardest parts for people to overcome is the loss of memories. Homes that people lived in, raised their families in, and built their lives in are under water.  Sites where many spent their childhoods are gone.  Restaurants where families enjoyed a meal no longer exist.  Businesses that people depend on are now closed.

A popular saying is ‘it takes a catastrophic event like this for people to realize what’s really important” and that’s pretty accurate.  Those who’ve experienced this hurricane will never forget it or the sacrifice of those who came to help.

The Princeton community was hit hard by Sandy, but in comparison to other areas, we were more fortunate.  To help those who’ve lost everything, the Princeton Business Community has united to host a Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive on November 20, 2012.  During that day, people are asked to shop and dine in participating business.  A portion of all sales will be donated to New Jersey coastline relief efforts as well as the American Red Cross.  Our Yankee Doodle Tap Room will be participating in the Drive and we hope you will too.  To see a list of all local area participating businesses, please click here.

Through darkness comes light – through tragedy comes awareness – through suffering comes comfort.   As time passes, New Jersey and New York will rebuild and we will regain our strength.  Our communities will thrive again, our shores will be restored, and we will create new memories.

How did Hurricane Sandy impact you? 

What was the most important thing that came out of this experience for you?

By: Lauren Scarpa

November Events in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room!

NEW! Yankee Doodle Mug Club

New to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room – the Yankee Doodle Mug Club!
Purchase a Yankee Doodle Mug (for $1) and receive half price Yankee Doodle Ale draft refills!  You must have your mug with you on each visit to participate.

Thanksgiving Buffet!

November 22nd is Thanksgiving – Have you made plans yet? Skip the stress and the mess!  Enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends and family and let the Yankee Doodle Tap Room handle the cooking! We’re now accepting reservations. Call 609.921.7500 x.600

NFL Football Specials!

Watch your favorite NFL teams play in the Tap Room and enjoy our special menu for the games!
Drink Specials: $2.00 Miller Lite and Sam Adams
Food Specials $.50 Cent Wings
$5.00 Choice of:
Burger Sliders (2) with Fries
Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Fingers
Garlic Parmesan Puffs
Flat Bread Pizza