Meetinghouse Green

 

MUSICAL SYNERGY OF MIDDLE EAST AND WESTERN JAZZ AT MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
July 19 free concert of Middle Eastern Jazz

 The entrancing music of the Middle East is integrated with Western Jazz standards by the American-born band, Hye Fusion, at the third free concert on Meetinghouse Green, on Friday, July 19, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

 Enjoy the dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms of this unique band, who play both current and traditional instruments. Hye Fusion’s love for integrating Middle Eastern music with jazz comes from their family lineages, from musical training at the New England Conservatory as well as from musical mentors such as Oscar Peterson  and Bill Evans. Mal Barsamian is renowned for his oud playing, classical and rhythm guitars as well as clarinet and saxophone. Harry Bedrossian is also a highly accomplished oudist as well as a classical concert pianist, with expertise in Middle Eastern modal tonality. And Charles Dermenjian plays percussion, featuring the doumbek, the most commonly played percussive instrument of the Middle East. The band successfully blends ethnic Middle Eastern rhythms with standard and creative Western Jazz music, making an unforgettable evening of musical enjoyment.

 Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 19 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation for the Open Door, a non-profit whose mission is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. Markouk will provide delectable Middle Eastern food for concert-goers.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 Hero: Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.

 

Toni Ann Enes joins Fly Amero this evening 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.10.2019

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 10 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: TONI ANN!

Such joy this girl has brought to us all over the years here in
Gloucester! Toni Ann Enes and her wonderful music will be
this week’s Rhumb Line featured guest. Let us embrace.
Love and magic begins at 7pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
7/17 – Inge Berg

7/24 – Quentin Callewaert

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Gloucester Rotary Club Summer Social Sunset Cruise

Gloucester Rotary Summer Social 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club will host a Sunset Cruise aboard the Privateer, docked at 63 Rogers St in downtown Gloucester, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Boarding begins at 6:00pm, and we leave the dock at 6:30pm, returning at 9:30pm.

In addition to beautiful Gloucester vistas and refreshing ocean breezes, the cruise will include sandwiches, salads and desserts, a cash bar, and fun entertainment.

Tickets are $35 each and can be reserved by contacting Brad Pierce at 978-884-9999. The Privateer can accommodate 150 guests. Last minute walk-ons are welcome, but advance reservations are appreciated.

Furniture Sale at the Annisquam Exchange

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

FURNITURE SALE – ONE-DAY OUTDOORS

JULY 13 – 9 AM TO NOON

Come to shop or bring items to sell
Registration and drop-off 8:00 am
Pick-up unsold items no later than 1:00 pm
THE EXCHANGE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 1:00 PM
ACCEPTING: Indoor/outdoor furniture, mirrors, carpets, larger garden pots and plant stands, framed artwork/prints.

The Annisquam Exchange is located in historic Gloucester, MA, America’s oldest fishing port, settled in 1623. The Annisquam Exchange is a consignment shop that is THE source for unique items for the home, including antiques, china, silver and collectibles. The Exchange has become a well-kept secret among area antique dealers and collectors.

The Exchange features many fine items from local residents’ summer homes, including many estate pieces. The Exchange also sells gifts, toys, cards and souvenir Annisquam apparel.

Hammond Castle Candlelight Tour

July 18, 2019
Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Hammond Castle
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Candlelight Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

John Hays Hammond, Jr. loved the evening. Alexander Graham Bell had suggested to Hammond that he work at night and sleep during the day, which Hammond adopted. Domestic staff, frequent overnight guests, and even Hammond’s wife were daytime people and frequently commented that they might go long periods where they rarely saw him.

With this in mind, “candlelight tours” are offered Thursday nights during the months of July and August. Guides will show you the rooms the Hammond frequented and tell stories about how Irene Fenton Hammond and her husband enjoyed their many years living in the castle. Guided tours are the only way to see the castle on Thursday evenings at no additional charge other than basic admission, and are offered at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. Thursday August 15th there will be no candle light tours. Come and

Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2019 ~ This week July 11th Nadia Robertson & The Mari Martin Band!

July 11th 2019

Nadia Robertson & The Mari Martin Band

Mari Martin Band

The City of Gloucester’s Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series Kicked off on the Fourth of July with Peter Hoare opening and closing with The John Jerome Band!

Special thanks to our main sponsor Salem Five Bank as well as to our community sponsors Cape Ann Lanes, Salt Water Grille & Pub, Sunbanque Tanning, Jerry Noble Electricians, Maplewood Car Wash & Pratty’s! We could NOT do this without you! And we hope all of you will visit our sponsors to give them your business and say thank you too! For helping bring the joy of music on hot summer nights to us all! See ya on the hill!

Here are some photos of last week’s concert by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Peter Hoare & The John Jerome Band

 

 

 

 

Music on the Meetinghouse Green

CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL BY LIVIN’ ON LUCK
July 12 free concert of rock will inspire you to get up and dance on Meetinghouse Green

 North Shore based group Livin’ on Luck plays the second free Friday evening concert of the Music on Meetinghouse Green’s 2019 season, at the corner of Church and Middle Streets, on July 12, 2019, 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. 

 Rockport-based vocalist Ann O’Donnell together with North Shore locals Josh Bevins (bass), Tom Bull (drums), Bobby Cedrone (guitar and vocals), and Tom O’Donnell (guitar and vocals) have a combined century of rock experience, while playing together as a band for fifteen years. All of the band members began their musical journeys in garage bands. They will play a choice mix of tunes from the seventies, eighties and nineties. Classic rock by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and Moody Blues and other greats will take you on a musical trip down memory lane. “Love, relationships and nature are big themes of our songs,” said Ann O’Donnell. “We combine ‘torch songs’ which are slow and soulful with eurythmic and dancing songs. We have fun, and the audience loves our choice of songs.”

 

Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 12 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation for Backyard Growers, a grassroots non-profit organization that teaches people to grow their own food. Classic Cooks will provide tasty food for concert-goers.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.

 

Wednesday, July 3 THE RHUMB LINE 40 Railroad Avenue Gloucester, MA PARADE DAY, 2019! DAVE SAG PRESENTS…

While I perform with Orleans in Cape May, NJ, bassman Dave Sag will be staging a fantastic Blues Party show for Parade Day 2019, featuring Mr. Excitement, aka, “Sax” Gordon Beadle, legendary bluesman, Ricky King Russell on guitar and Ed Scheer on the drums. Insanity begins immediately after The Horribles Parade, and goes to midnight. Come early and catch the entire parade from the hottest vantage point in town, the one and only RHUMB LINE! Have a great holiday! I’ll see you all next week ~ Fly

ailroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

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JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE KICKS OFF FREE FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES


JOHN BABOIAN ENSEMBLE KICKS OFF FREE FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES
July 5 concert of jazz and swing marks the fourth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green

The John Baboian Ensemble launches the fourth season of free Friday evening concerts on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets on July 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Baboian’s ensemble offers up a rocking evening of jazz standards and selections from the Great American Songbook.

 Renowned guitarist Baboian teams up with fellow Berklee College of Music faculty members Jeff Stout on trumpet and Danny Harrington on baritone sax. The trio is joined by Gloucester native Dave Landoni on bass and George Farrell on drums. Acclaimed singer Sandi Bedrosian offers the vocals.

Baboian’s career as a professional musician spans more than four decades and has reached audiences on five continents. Over the years he has shared the spotlight with a “Who’s Who” of musical legends.  While rock, jazz, and swing are his specialties, he is equally at home in classical, blues, R&B, Latin, and world music genres.

 Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 5 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation for Pathways for Children with cash, check, or credit card. The food vendor for the concert is The Causeway Restaurant.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicap accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.

 

Music on Meetinghouse Green Announces Fourth Season

PRESS RELEASE, June 28, 2019, announcing:

Music on Meetinghouse Green IV, Summer Festival 2019

 A free outdoor summer music festival at 6:00PM on Friday evenings in July and August.  We dedicate this fourth season in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity to the Cape Ann community.

 Description:

Please join us for the 4th season of this free outdoor concert series, hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation in front of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.  This unique summer music festival features a different musical ensemble at 6:00PM each Friday evening in July and August and benefits our North Shore non-profit partners via free-will offerings from the audience.  The whole community is invited to enjoy this ‘mini-Tanglewood’ experience under the shade trees on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite libation to enjoy the music and delicious food available from local vendors.  Your voluntary contributions support the work of 8 terrific partner organizations that work so hard to improve the lives of our fellow citizens on Cape Ann.

 Schedule:

Date                Music                                      Beneficiary                                          Food

July 5               John Baboian Ensemble          Pathways for Children                         Causeway

July 12             Livin’ on Luck                          Backyard Growers                               Classic Cooks

July 19             Hye Fusion                              The Open Door                                    Markouk

July 26             The Goddesses                       Art Haven                                            Willow Rest

August 2          What Time Is It Mr. Fox?         Maritime Gloucester                           CommonCrow

August 9          Cape Ann Big Band                 HAWC                                                  Jalapenos

August 16        Willie Alexander                     The Grace Center                                Willow Rest

August 23        Deb Hardy Band                      Gloucester Education Foundation       Jalapenos

September 6    Alvin Foster                             Gloucester Meetinghouse                  Causeway

 Sponsors:

Thanks to their amazing generosity, the series’ expenses are pre-paid and all free-will donations from the audience go to our non-profit community partners!

Hero                Scobie Ward

Platinum          J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian

Gold                 John & Janis Bell, BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan

Silver               Anonymous, Gib & Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian,

                        John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze             Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 Location, Time and More Info:

The Green in front of the Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the intersection of Church and Middle Streets.  The program starts at 6:00PM and concludes at 8:30PM.  Please consult www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org  for more information about the performers, non-profits and food vendors.  Please note, events are held indoors in the downstairs social hall in case of bad weather-we never cancel!

Additional information

 

Quilt to be Raffled to Benefit the Meetinghouse:

Lanesville textile artist Doris Prouty has created and donated a beautiful quilt that will be raffled to benefit the present work on the Meetinghouse.

 Building History and the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation:

Completed in 1806 for the first Universalist Church in America, the grand Federal Style, 600-seat Meetinghouse with a 110’ lantern steeple and Paul Revere Bell is a jewel in the heart of the Historic District.   Now well into its third century serving the people of Cape Ann, its history is steeped in the establishment of religious freedom in Massachusetts and the Constitutional separation of church and state.  Home of the present-day Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church and host to The Grace Center, the building is alive with activities like concerts, family-friendly entertainment, events, symposia and civic celebrations.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit modeled upon the Old North Foundation in relation to Boston’s famous Old North Church.  Its mission is to preserve the landmark building as a welcoming civic hub, premiere entertainment venue, and family-friendly community action center.  The ongoing preservation of the building seeks to combine the highest standard of restoration and energy conservation techniques.

 

Thanks to support from state, municipal and philanthropic grants plus gifts from private individuals the Meetinghouse is accessible to persons with disabilities,  is protected by a fire-sprinkler & monitoring system augmented by extensive fire-proof thermal insulation, and has achieved a ‘net-zero’ building carbon footprint with the help of Reforest the Tropics  and its climate-change initiative TownGreen/2025. 

 More info at: www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

 

 

I Am More Project at the Matz Gallery Sawyer Free Library for the month of July

Amy Kerr

Since 2017 Amy had dedicated her artistic career to her public art and writing project

I AM MORE PROJECT which began as a local portrait series to start a conversation about all the ways we are more than our mental challenges