Established for the relief of boredom and the perpetuation of independence.

The End of First Thursday

After more than three decades, it's time to end our monthly lunch tradition.

First Thursday began in 1986 as a way for friends to gather after the closing of our beloved bar Chauncey's (formerly McCann's) on East 44th St.

We'll gather one last time, on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at McSorley's at 12:18pm to salute a 35 year tradition.

It's not the last time we'll go to McSorley's, but it is the last First Thursday lunch ever.