February 17, 2017, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages people to do something nice for someone else. Even something as simple as smiling at someone can make the biggest difference in that person’s day. Taking a friend out to lunch, buying someone a coffee, complimenting a stranger or helping a homeless person are all ways you can celebrate.

Saint John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark offers food to the hungry, a women and children center and medical services. Their office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, call 973-623-0822.

Elijah’s Promise is a community soup kitchen in New Brunswick. The volunteers offer 300 free meals every day to those in need. They serve meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and weekends and holidays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. For more information, call 732-545-9002.

Atlantic City Rescue Mission in Atlantic City offers meals, shelter, counseling, career training and more. For more information, call 609-345-5517.

Samaritan Center in Glassboro provides food and clothing to people with economic difficulties. They are open every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Their clothing closet is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. For more information, call 856-863-9030.

February 17 is also National Public Service Day, National PTA Founders’ Day and World Human Spirit Day.

Today in NJ, 2016: National Cabbage Day


February 17, 2016 is National Cabbage Day. The cabbage family is wide and varied; cabbage can be flat, conical, round, with the heads either compact or loose, and the leaves plain or curly. Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are also members of the cabbage family. Cabbage is a great source of vitamin C and K, and may also help against colon cancer. Visit one of the restaurants listed below to celebrate Cabbage Day.

Polski Smak in Butler is a Polish and American Deli. They offer homemade kielbasi, pierogi, golabki, cold cuts, dinners and many cabbage dishes as well. They are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. For more information, call 973-492-7625.

Morgan’s Island Grill in Hightstown offers Caribbean cuisine. Some of their most popular dishes are the mac and cheese, cabbage, curry chicken, and corn bread. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  For more information, call 609-308-2108.

Kelsey’s in Atlantic City offers soul food, music, spirits, and events. They are open for dinner Thursday and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am. They are open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, call 609-350-6800. To contact their Pleasantville location, call 609-350-6800.

Sebastian’s Schnitzelhaus in Wrightstown offers authentic German cuisine. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. They are open for brunch every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, call 609-724-9609.

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