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Music on Meeting House Green Willie Alexander/ August 24, 2018

FROM GARAGE BAND TO THE BEAT OF ROCK ’N ROLL, WILLIE ALEXANDER AND THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY ORCHESTRA ROCK MEETINGHOUSE GREEN, AUGUST 24

 Gloucester-based singer/pianist Willie Alexander plays with his Persistence of Memory Orchestra at the free Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert on Friday, August 24, 6 – 9 pm.

 Alexander has played and raved through more musical eras than most musicians have survived. With deep roots in ‘60s bands such as the Lost and Bagatelle, becoming a member of Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground in 1971, Alexander’s music fuses punk, rock ’n roll, jazz and blues, with hip-hop laced with techno. Together with his Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Alexander will have you hopping and jiving under the fairy lights of Meetinghouse Green. His music is zany, soulful and rocks you out of your chair. Fun for both young and old concert-goers.

 As always, the concert is free but in the spirit of giving to the community, the audience is invited to make free-will donations to the Grace Center, a local day resource center serving adults in crisis in the Cape Ann area. Breakfast and lunch are served to adults in need, Monday to Friday, at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

 Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or blankets. Fresh, all-natural food is provided by The Common Crow. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available in lots nearby and at St. Peter’s Square.

 Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and our corporate sponsor Cape Ann Savings Bank.

 

Sales Tax Free weekend

Sales Tax free weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, August 11 to 12.
Among the final measures lawmakers passed on the final day of the formal legislative session Tuesday was an economic development bill that includes a two-day sales tax-free weekend this month, Aug. 11-12. The sales tax holiday was approved by the House last month and included in the Senate bill through an amendment by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican. The Senate approved Tarr’s amendment 31-6 last Wednesday.

Music on Meetinghouse Green

MIDDLE EASTERN BEAT MEETS WESTERN JAZZ AT GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE SUMMER CONCERT, AUGUST 10

  

A high energy evening is promised for Friday, August 10, when Hye Fusion plays at the free Music on Meetinghouse Green concert, 6 pm – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

 The band performs a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, integrating the best of Western jazz with the beat of Middle Eastern music. Hye Fusion, an American-born trio, plays both current and traditional instruments including the doumbek – a percussive instrument commonly played throughout the Middle East – as well as the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet, and saxophone. Their music transports us to other worlds and cultures far from Gloucester, while providing familiar rhythms and beats of jazz. A not-to-be missed concert!

 

While the concert is free, concert-goers are encouraged to make free-will donations to the Open Door, which provides emergency groceries to those in need; community meals; the Second Glance Thrift Shop; and a free mobile farmer’s market. Bring cash or a checkbook; beach chairs or blankets. Food is provided by The Causeway, a popular local seafood eatery.             In case of inclement weather the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in lots nearby, and at St. Peter’s Square.

 

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; and our corporate sponsor, Cape Ann Savings Bank.

 

Saturday’s Clean up and THERE’S MORE TO SEE ART SHOW


There’s More to Sea Art Show

Hi kids:

Hope everyone is well and enjoying this beautiful weather.

We will be cleaning Horton Street on Saturday for the Art Show at Ocean Alliance.

JULY 27, 2018
Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

JULY 28, 2018
SATURDAY, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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JULY 29, 2018
SUNDAY, 9:00 – 5:00 PM

Ocean Alliance
32 Horton St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

 

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Time:  8:00 – 9:00

Where:  Horton Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Music on the Meetinghouse Green

DEB HARDY AND THE ALTAIRS ROCK MEETINGHOUSE GREEN AT AUGUST 3, SUMMER CONCERT

 

 

‘Rhythmic, expressive and powerful’ describes Gloucester musician Deb Hardy’s singing. She performs with the Altairs on Friday, August 3, 6 – 9 pm at Meetinghouse Green, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

Concert-goers will rock and roll to a fast-paced rhythm and roots party band. The group, which includes musicians Carl di Franza, Tom Alley, and James Melville, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get ready to enjoy the high energy alternative rock, folk, blues, soul, and classic music at this free concert.

In the spirit of giving back to the community, this concert is partnered with HAWC, which provides a domestic violence helpline, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and counseling services to more than 2,500 families in the North Shore each year. Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or a blanket. Food is provided by Classic Cooks, bringing fresh, wholesome food. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in lots nearby, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and our corporate sponsor, Cape Ann Savings Bank.

 

Save the Date all you history buffs

Battle of Gloucester

 

Event Information is as follows:

 Event:  Battle of Gloucester (August 8, 1775)

 Date/Time:  Saturday August 11, 2018 9am to 1pm

 Location: Gloucester Harbor, Pavilion Beach (Gloucester, MA)

 Scenario:  Authentic pinky schooners of the period will transport British troops into the harbor, troops will transfer to small boats and row into shore in two separate troop movements. The reenactment will be conducted in four parts.

Part 1:  HMS Falcon with captured prize schooner following will chase fleeing schooner into Gloucester Harbor. Fleeing schooner will ground itself on Pavilion Beach and crew will abandon ship. HMS Falcon and prize schooner will anchor off Ten Pound Island. British Troops will row in small boats into Pavilion Beach to board and capture grounded schooner. Colonial militia troops will ambush British troops attempting to capture schooner from nearby fort (playground) at east end of beach.

Part 2:  Capt. Linzee of HMS Falcon realizing his men have been ambushed, attempts a diversion to relieve pressure on his men by having Falcon cannonade the town of Gloucester from the harbor with the aim of setting the town on fire, allowing his men to escape the ambush and row back to the Falcon.

Part 3:  With the failure of the cannon bombardment to set the town on fire, Linzee orders British troops with torches, to land in small boats on west end of Pavilion Beach near Stacey Boulevard to set fish flakes (stages) and buildings of the town on fire by torch. There will be a brief exchange of fire with Colonial militia who are lying in wait to ambush.  British troops will then surrender.

Part 4:  Crewmen of captured prize schooner will revolt and combine with impressed seamen of British prize crew and sail away. Canon volleys may be exchanged between vessels.

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