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2013 Middle Street Walk Schedule- Don’t Be a Frickin’ Grinch- Participate!!!

If the Middle Street Walk doesn’t get you in the mood for the Holidays then you have a heart of stone plain and simple.

Might as well paint your face green, strap a mangy dog to the front of a sleigh and go around stealing little kid’s presents.
Don’t be this guy-
grinchParticipate!

Thank Bill OConnor for producing this readable, searchable program-

2013 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 14, 2013

When Where and What
8 am – 6 pm Gloucester Boy Scout Troop #112 will be selling Christmas Trees on the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church lawn, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm
9 am-4:30 pm Saunders House, Sawyer Free Library

  • seARTS Wearable Art Holiday Show& Sale
    • (and Sunday from Noon to 4pm)
  • Raffle drawing to be held on Sunday at 3:30pm to benefit Sawyer Free Library
  • Raffle tickets sold at Saunders House and Library, Middle Street entrance of Sawyer Free Library 3pm
10 am- 2 pm Sawyer Free LibraryPresentation of History of WPA Murals and Samuel Sawyer
10 am
to
3 pm
Gloucester City Hall

  • 10am - Welcome and Launch in the Auditorium
  • Festival Headquarters for information and buttons
  • Committee for the Arts will sell postcards of City Hall’s WPA Murals and have a table with information on City Hall Restoration efforts.
  • The Gingerbread House Contest Display - winner will be announced in Kyrouz Auditorium at 1pm.
  • Girl Scouts Troop #60235 – Bake/Cocoa Sale
  • The Phyllis A. Marine Association will have an information table and Ship’s Store.
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church – Popcorn & Lunch Ticket Sales
  • ‘Community of Neighborhoods’ Quilts from the Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Cape Ann Museum – Folly Cove Designers inspired family ornament making and Museum Pop-Up Store
10 am-3 pm Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Cape Ann Thrift Shop Seasonal Goods Sale.Cape Ann YMCA
Open house, kids activities, face painting and craftsSargent House Museum
Visitors can shop holiday Christmas decorations, enjoy seasonal foods and browse the museum gift shop for holiday gifts and treats
10 am-4 pm Cape Ann Art Haven

  • Join a community art creation! Help create a Giant Ice Sculpture (ice courtesy of Cape Pond Ice)
  • Buoy Painting for Lobster Trap Tree All Day

Sargent House Museum
Open House decorated for the season, Holiday Goodies & Seasonal Gifts.

10:30 am Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Performance – Bell Ringers
11 am Sawyer Free Library
Magic by Matthew Cushman – Magician to the Red Sox
11 am – 4 pm Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Make your own s’mores, coffee and cocoa for sale on the Church lawn!
11 am-2 pm Gloucester City HallTours of City Hall Tower on the half hour by Maggie Rosa, Chair of City Hall Restoration Committee.Guided Tours of Middle Street

11:30 am Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic churchGloucester City Hall Auditorium
Live performance – Cape Ann Big Band
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Lunch with 2 menus:

  • Historic New England – Clam Chowder, corn bread & gingerbread cookie – $10
  • Modern New England – Fenway Frank, Cape Cod chips & brownie – $5
12 pm Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert – Plum Cove Singers
12-2 pm Middle Street Trolley Rides
Featuring the Songbirds and a Holiday Sing Along, courtesy of CATA.
12:30 pm Gloucester City Hall Auditorium
“Mixed Bag of Nuts”:

  • Christmas Carol Singing
  • Collection for ‘Toys for Tots’

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

1 pm Saint John’s Episcopal Church
‘A Children’s Holiday’ with the Rockport and Annisquam youth choir singing music for the season
1 -3 pm A Visit with Santa at Brown’s Mall
1:30 pm Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert – with Louis Stella (piano), Mary Jane Fabanio (cello), Jeanine Lynch (flute) and Robert Heinaman (French horn)Gloucester City Hall

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

2 pm Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Concert – Elementary and Middle School String Group & Band and Gloucester High School Chorus
2:30 – 3:30 pm Temple Ahavat Achim
Tour and Q&A Session with Rabbi LewisSargent House Museum
Scenes from Judith Sargent Murray’s play “The Medium”, staged by the North Shore Folklore Theatre Co.
3 pm Sawyer Free Library

  • seArts drawing
  • Concert: What Time is it Mr. Fox? Trio
3:30 – 5 pm Art Gallery Open Houses – Pleasant & Main Streets
Visit All four Galleries and Win a Prize:

  • The Hive
  • State of the Art Gallery
  • Law and Water Gallery
  • Trident Gallery
4:30pm Cape Ann Art Haven & Gloucester Police Station Plaza
Lighting of the Holiday Lobster Trap Tree and a visit from Santa!

2013 Middle Street Walk Schedule

Thank Bill OConnor for producing this readable, searchable program-

2013 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 14, 2013

When Where and What
8 am -  6 pm Gloucester Boy Scout Troop #112 will be selling Christmas Trees on the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church lawn, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm
9 am-4:30 pm Saunders House, Sawyer Free Library

  • seARTS Wearable Art Holiday Show& Sale

    • (and Sunday from Noon to 4pm)
  • Raffle drawing to be held on Sunday at 3:30pm to benefit Sawyer Free Library
  • Raffle tickets sold at Saunders House and Library, Middle Street entrance of Sawyer Free Library 3pm
10 am- 2 pm Sawyer Free Library

Presentation of History of WPA Murals and Samuel Sawyer

10 am
to
3 pm

Gloucester City Hall

  • 10am - Welcome and Launch in the Auditorium
  • Festival Headquarters for information and buttons
  • Committee for the Arts will sell postcards of City Hall’s WPA Murals and have a table with information on City Hall Restoration efforts.
  • The Gingerbread House Contest Display - winner will be announced in Kyrouz Auditorium at 1pm.
  • Girl Scouts Troop #60235 – Bake/Cocoa Sale
  • The Phyllis A. Marine Association will have an information table and Ship’s Store.
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church – Popcorn & Lunch Ticket Sales
  • ‘Community of Neighborhoods’ Quilts from the Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Cape Ann Museum – Folly Cove Designers inspired family ornament making and Museum Pop-Up Store
10 am-3 pm

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Cape Ann Thrift Shop Seasonal Goods Sale.

Cape Ann YMCA
Open house, kids activities, face painting and crafts

Sargent House Museum
Visitors can shop holiday Christmas decorations, enjoy seasonal foods and browse the museum gift shop for holiday gifts and treats

10 am-4 pm Cape Ann Art Haven

  • Join a community art creation! Help create a Giant Ice Sculpture (ice courtesy of Cape Pond Ice)
  • Buoy Painting for Lobster Trap Tree All Day

Sargent House Museum
Open House decorated for the season, Holiday Goodies & Seasonal Gifts.

10:30 am

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Performance – Bell Ringers

11 am

Sawyer Free Library
Magic by Matthew Cushman – Magician to the Red Sox

11 am – 4 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Make your own s’mores, coffee and cocoa for sale on the Church lawn!

11 am-2 pm Gloucester City Hall

Tours of City Hall Tower on the half hour by Maggie Rosa, Chair of City Hall Restoration Committee.

Guided Tours of Middle Street

11:30 am

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

Gloucester City Hall Auditorium
Live performance – Cape Ann Big Band

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Lunch with 2 menus:

  • Historic New England – Clam Chowder, corn bread & gingerbread cookie – $10
  • Modern New England – Fenway Frank, Cape Cod chips & brownie – $5
12 pm Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert – Plum Cove Singers
12-2 pm Middle Street Trolley Rides
Featuring the Songbirds and a Holiday Sing Along, courtesy of CATA.
12:30 pm

Gloucester City Hall Auditorium
“Mixed Bag of Nuts”:

  • Christmas Carol Singing
  • Collection for ‘Toys for Tots’

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

1 pm

Saint John’s Episcopal Church
‘A Children’s Holiday’ with the Rockport and Annisquam youth choir singing music for the season

1 -3  pm A Visit with Santa at Brown’s Mall
1:30 pm

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert – with Louis Stella (piano), Mary Jane Fabanio (cello), Jeanine Lynch (flute) and Robert Heinaman (French horn)

Gloucester City Hall

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

2 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Concert – Elementary and Middle School String Group & Band and Gloucester High School Chorus

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Temple Ahavat Achim
Tour and Q&A Session with Rabbi Lewis

Sargent House Museum
Scenes from Judith Sargent Murray’s play “The Medium”, staged by the North Shore Folklore Theatre Co.

3 pm

Sawyer Free Library

  • seArts drawing
  • Concert: What Time is it Mr. Fox? Trio
3:30 – 5 pm

Art Gallery Open Houses – Pleasant & Main Streets
Visit All four Galleries and Win a Prize:

  • The Hive
  • State of the Art Gallery
  • Law and Water Gallery
  • Trident Gallery
4:30pm

Cape Ann Art Haven & Gloucester Police Station Plaza
Lighting of the Holiday Lobster Trap Tree and a visit from Santa!

GLOUCESTER 54th ANNUAL SIDEWALK BAZAAR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS August 2nd, 3rd & 4th

GLOUCESTER 54th ANNUAL SIDEWALK BAZAAR
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
August 2nd, 3rd & 4th   
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DAILY EVENTS:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Celebrating Downtown Gloucester:   Main Street retailers and restaurants are joined by crafters, artisans, and local non profits creating three fun-filled days for the whole family. Enjoy outdoor dining, live music and children’s activities along with the unique shopping experience.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     INFLATABLE BOUNCIES:  Fun for all by Prime Time Party Zone  (located in the Blackburn parking lot).

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     FACE PAINTING various locations along Main Street

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     ROAMING RAILROAD:  Enjoy a ride on the Roaming Railroad.  All ages welcome. Starts in the West End.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    PUPPET SHOWS brought to you by North Shore Bible Church and Faith Christian School. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations. Performances all along Main Street

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

1:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Dawn’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Charlee Bianchini (singer/songwriter)
        2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
                                                       3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (Friday & Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     TWISTED MAGIC:  Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:  Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets to
    enjoy musical entertainment.
        11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. John Hicks (guitar, ukulele & vocals)
        12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Clara Mazo (10 yr old Violin Virtuoso)
    1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. The Sturdy Oaks Bluegrass Trio
        3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm Ric St. Germain (Rhyme & Blues)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven

2:00 p.m.     DANCE PERORMANCE by Ms. Tina’s School of Dance (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SNAKES:  Presented by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm        TWISTED MAGIC: Juggling, Magic and Balloon Creations.  Performances all along Main Street

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    SIDEWALK CHALK ART:   Brought to you by Cape Ann Art Haven.

11:00 a.m.        MR. DEMETRI’S TAEK WO NDO:  Come watch a cool demonstration of Taek won do.
        (Intersection of Hancock & Main Street)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Stop by the Park at Corner of Main & Porter Streets
    to enjoy a variety of musical entertainment.
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. J & C ENTERTAIMNENT DJ & Karaoke
    2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Bill Foley
    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Annette Dion (Roots Rock)   

2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule,Webcam and Updates

SAINT PETER’S FIESTA WEBCAM

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Webcam courtesy Discover Gloucester and www.groupize.com

Schedule:

St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012
Novena to St. Peter
Monday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 26
7:00 p.m. at American Legion Hall

Wednesday, June 27

7:00–10:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment….
St. Peter’s Park: " featuring "Sinatra & Friends"

Thursday, June 28

6:00 p.m…… Fiesta 5K Road Race – with Cape Ann YMCA – Starting at St. Peter’s Square
8:00–11:30… Youth Block Dance…..D.J. Sam Santuccio …. St. Peter’s Park

Friday, June 29

4:45 p.m……. Greasy Pole Contest…and…Women’s Seine Boat Races… Pavilion Beach
6:30 p.m……. Entertainment….Before Opening Ceremonies
7:30 p.m. …… Formal Opening ….St. Peter’s Square Entertainment immediately
following to 11:30 p.m…. Music by Seabreeze

Saturday, June 30

9:30 a.m…….. Youth & Adult Soccer Games…. Newell Stadium
10:00 a.m……. Pavilion Beach…Military Seine Boat Race:
U.S. Coast Guard vs U.S. Navy… 
Gloucester Fire Department vs Gloucester Police Department
2:30 p.m.…… Championship Series – Youth Basketball Tournament….
Fort Playground (Rain Date Sunday, July 1)
3:00 p.m…… Children’s Games…. Beach Court
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events… Pavilion Beach – Seine Boat Races & Greasy Pole Contest
8:00–11:30 pm. Musical Entertainment…St. Peter’s Square….
Aaron Caruso with Musicians, Vocalist
(www.aaroncaruso.com)                    
And  Comedian.


Sunday, July 1

10:00 a.m…… Celebration of MASS OF ST. PETER….. at St. Peter’s Park
12:00 noon….. Procession following the Celebration of Outdoor Mass
3:00 p.m…… Blessing of the Fleet… Stacy Boulevard.
3:00 p.m… … Concert….United States Navy Band Northeast…St. Peter’s Park
4:45 p.m…… Sports Events…at Pavilion Beach
Seine Boat Races..&…Greasy Pole Contest
6:00 p.m…… Concert…..St. Alfio’s Band (One Hour) St. Peter’s Park
6:30 p.m…… Children’s Pinata Contest – Pascucci Court
7:15 p.m……. Awards Ceremony – Trophies awarded to winners of the Sports Events
8:30 p.m……  Musical Entertainment –  St. Peter’s Park
featuring Gianni Faraone w/ Ray Cavichio &
his mini Big Band & Natalie Pinto

11:00 p.m…… Raffle Drawings and Closing Procession

Fiesta Can Begin! Ambie Is Serving Sazzitza Sandwiches On Commercial Street!

Good Morning Gloucester Will Be Your Source For Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage–Fiesta Webcams and More

Wednesday Seine Boat Races

2012 St Peter’s Novena, Mass and Procession to the Club Video

The Greasy Pole. A Look Back 09/30/2012

Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?

2012 Saint Peter’s Mass At The American Legion Photos From Alice Gardner

St. Peter Fiesta Preparations Well Underway!

Props To The Men and Women That Keep Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Alive

2012 Jr Seine Boat Practice 4:50AM 6/25/12 Pics and Video

Need I remind you? Tick Tock Baby- 2012 Greasy Pole Approaches!

Girls Jr. Seine Boat Races 2012 Crew X’tra Oardinary! Racing Friday Night of Fiesta

September 2011 Block Party Entertainment Schedule Saturday Night!

 
Sargent Stage
 
6:00​The Docksiders Big Band
27 piece super band from Gloucester High School
7:30​OmBellyCo Tribal Belly Dance Troupe
Dynamic American Tribal-Style, Elegant and Feminine
8:00​Deb Hardy and Kerry Mullen
Acoustic Folk Rock, Originals & Classics
8:45​Solomon Murungu
Traditional Music from Zimbabwe played on the Mbira
9:30​Chris Merten Band
​​Classic/New/Original Rock
 
Sovereign Stage
6:00  ​Lauriellen and the Boys
Folk and Bluegrass with members of Old Cold ‘Tater
6:50  ​Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
Classic Hits/Unique Harmonies
7:45​Cape Ann Big Band
17 piece Talent Burst
8:45​The Runaround Sound
Reggae at its Absolute Best!
Kids Town
Arts, Crafts & Games with Art Haven & YMCA
6:30 ​Yo, Joe, What a Guy! Magic Show with Joe Howard
Who will win Joe’s magic prizes?
Franklin Stage
6:00  ​Linda Amero
Wonderful Jazz Interpretations
Dog Bar Stage
9:00 ​The Bandit Kings
Rock with a Splash of Country
Mystery Train Stage
6:00​The Dynamic Duo
​​Show Tunes and Classics
7:00​Not that Blonde with Jim D’Augustine  
​​Unique harmonies of familiar tunes to the obscure
8:00​​Livin’ on Luck
​​Acoustic Covers of Treasured Classic Rock
Latitude 43 Theater
Celebrate Gloucester II “Farewell to Summer Show” for GFAA
10% of proceeds from Outdoor Food and Drink support Re- Newell Stadium Fund
 
6:00​Joe & Renee
​​Classic Rock  
7:30​25 GHS Gridiron Greats with Slideshow
​​presented by Gloucester Daily Times – Sports Ed.- Matt Burke
8:00​The Joey Show on his home made 25 foot screen
​​Sam Hart’s  “This is Fiesta” Movie and
​​lots of crazy wonderful “Soul of Gloucester” video
​​gathered by Good Morning Gloucester
​​Impresario Joey Ciaramitaro

Shalin Liu Performance Center Schedule and Video From Gregg Sorensen

Hi, Joey:

You’ve been wonderfully supportive of Rockport Music and we are most grateful.

A listing of concerts is indicated below.

I hope you can make it.

Best regards,

Gregg Sorensen

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FRIDAY, JULY 16  at 8PM
Brentano String Quartet with David Deveau, piano 

Music by Schubert and Schumann

(Prelude lecture/supper with Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo Quartet at 6p)

 SATURDAY, JULY 17 at 8 PM

Midori, violin 

Music by Beethoven, Bloch, Szymnowski, and Brahms,

SUNDAY, JULY 18  at 5 PM 

Richard Stoltzman and friends
Music by Foss, Brahms, Reich and others. Additional works by Douglas, Hampton, Takemitsu, Gershwin, and more.
Featuring musicians Richard Stolzman, clarinet; Mika Yoshida, marimba; John Peter Stoltzman, jazz piano; David Deveau, piano

 Saturday, July 24 at 5 PM and 8 PM

Regina Carter

Reverse Thread

The internationally acclaimed violinist plays music from her new album, Reverse Thread, a collection of African

folk melodies in a contemporary fusion of world music and classical violin as only she can provide.

(CD release: May 2010)

Saturday, July 31 at 8 PM

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet, with

Synchronicity (Garah Landes, piano, and Gregory Landes, percussion)

Enjoy a weaving of jazz, classical, bebop and Latin music in contemporary compositions ranging from arrangements

of works by Bernstein to originals by Paquito D’Rivera. 

 Friday, August 6  at 8 PM

Saturday, August 7 at 8 PM

Paula Cole

Rockport’s own singer, songwriter and Berklee graduate became an international star with such hits as “Where Have

All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”  The 1997 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner launches

the final weekend of concerts during the 2010 summer season.

Sunday, August 8 at 5 PM

Bill Charlap Trio

with special guest Sandy Stewart

Bill Charlap’s multiple Grammy-nominated CDs include his latest release for Blue Note, The Bill Charlap Trio—

Live at the Village Vanguard.

This concert includes music by Gershwin, Bernstein and works from the Great American Songbook.

A short film about the making of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Music’s new world-class concert hall, located in Rockport, MA.

Visit the website at

 http://www.rockportmusic.org

2010 Downtown Gloucester Block Party Info This Saturday Kicks Off The Season!

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Check Out The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Schedule and Info Here-

http://www.downtowngloucester.com/Index.cfm

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I had to step down from the Block Party Committee due to time constraints but am whole heartily looking forward to enjoying them.  Wishing my buddies on the committee the absolute best and looking forward to the fun times they put on for us all to enjoy!

Update From Erika Hansen-

A Highland Tradition comes to Main Street!

From the beautiful and vivavious Jennifer Goulart Amero comes this fabulous addition to the block party entertainment lineup:

Emerald Rae & her mate Sean Connors will perform a highland tradition called “busking” from 6p-7p.  They will start at one end of Main Street and play along the way.

They will cap this off with a performance (and feel free to join the dancing!) in front of Sovereign Bank at 7p.
And remember Emerald Rae’s performance comes on the heels (pun intended!) of Kristen McCarthy, the tribal fusion bellydancer.
How cool is that?
Another Update from Erika hansen 6/18/10
One of the organizations that approached us to have a presence at Block party is the Nora Ruchman Scholarship Fund.  Friends of Nora, a beautiful young woman whom we lost tragically this Spring, will have a table at block party near the former Empire building with information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  They will be selling bracelets with Nora’s name for the Nora Ruchman Scholarship Fund and raising money for an upcoming walk in Boston: The Out of the Darkness Overnight, an 18-mile journey through the night, from dusk until dawn. Organizers say it’s a unique opportunity to bring the issues of depression and suicide into the light as people walk together to turn heartbreak into hope for tomorrow.While block party is all about fun, it’s also all about community and this community has lost too many of our own to suicide.   Nora’s friends want to make sure we don’t lose anyone else this way.  So we hope you’ll stop by the table and learn more.

Block Party 2010 Schedule

Although I had to step down from The Block Party Committee due to having way too much stuff going on I will still be promoting the hell out of it as I see it as one of the best events our community puts together.

The Dates for this year’s Block Parties are as follows-

June 19    Saturday
Rain Date:
June 20 (Sunday)

July 17    Saturday
Rain Date: July 24  (Saturday)

August 8    Sunday (1p-11p)
No Rain Date

August 21  Saturday
No Rain Date

September 3    Friday
Rain Date  September 5
(Sunday)

For more Block Party Info Check Out the Block Party Site

Cape Ann Community Cinema Schedule For 10/17- 10/18

Five movies today starting at 12:30PM.  There’s something for everyone here folks!  Damn I wish this wasn’t our busy season.  I love the movies.
CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY

SHOWN AT 12:30PM
In their documentary “Chris & Don: A Love Story,” directors Tina Mascara and Guido Santi show us so many of the famous people that artist Don Bachardy and author Christopher Isherwood (“Cabaret”) knew in their more than three decades together that anyone coming to the film in the middle without any context might think it a “Forrest Gump” caliber ruse. However, there is no digital manipulation here, just incredible pictures of scores of moments from an incredible love shared by an unlikely couple.

“Primed as we are by a culture rich in both homophobia and dirty old men, we can be forgiven for anticipating a sordid cautionary tale. It’s a shock – a happy shock – when ‘Chris & Don’ recounts a love that approaches the transcendental.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

STEALING AMERICA: VOTE BY VOTE

SHOWN AT 2:45PM
For more than thirty years, exit polls accurately predicted election results. Over the last ten years that reliability has disappeared. What’s going on? The last two presidential elections both came down to a relatively small number of votes, and in both elections the integrity of the voting process has been called into question. With the upcoming election looking to be similarly close, the time has come to ask the questions: What happened in 2000 and 2004? What, if anything, has changed since? And what can be done to ensure a fair and honest tabulation of votes in 2008? This film brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from the U.S presidential election of 2004 – plus startling stories from key races in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2006. The film sheds light on a decade of vote counts that don’t match votes cast – uncounted ballots, vote switching, under-votes, an many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation. This film unveils patterns of anomalies at every level of the electoral process. Controversial partnerships perpetuate a secretive environment, as relevant facts and figures remain hidden from view. As a result, most Americans have no real sense of the threat to fair elections. As seemingly unrelated pieces of the puzzle come together, a chilling picture emerges: of widespread, artfully crafted “glitches” that, in the final tallies, have the capacity to alter election results.

“This tersely sobering documentary…mounts its case with hardheaded numerical logic.”
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

THE EDGE OF HEAVEN

SHOWN AT 5:00PM
Nejat initially disapproves of his widower father Ali’s choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But the young professor warms to her when he learns that most of her hard-earned money is sent home to Turkey for her daughter’s university studies. After Yeter’s accidental death, Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter’s daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, much to the displeasure of her conservative mother, Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Passionate Lotte abandons everything to help Ayten. A tragic event brings Susanne to Istanbul to help fulfill her daughter`s mission.

“Like a more personal, less pretentious version of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Babel’, this spiraling dissection of circumstance, choice and fate is more about thoroughness of vision than tricky storytelling.” -Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

THE RAPE OF EUROPA

SHOWN AT 7:15PM
Nearly as insidious as the Hitler’s wholesale slaughter of Jews and others he thought inferior was his systematic pillaging of Europe’s art treasures and the attempted cultural annihilation of “sub-human” peoples. In the exhaustive documentary written and directed by Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen, the trio goes far in chronicling this seldom explored prong of the Nazis’ assault, from Hitler’s formation of the party in the 1920’s right through to its rise to power in 1933 to its defeat at the end of World War II twelve years later. Art lovers will thrill to the heroic efforts of not only the staffs of the Louvre and the Hermitage, but the U.S. Army’s contingent of “Monuments Men,” commissioned to protect these treasures from a vindictive retreating German force. While the three do not fully make a case for the Reich’s hunger for art being a major impetus for its warmongering, they do depict the tragedy of this hidden war-within-a-war with the kind of passion that would even make the most cold-hearted collector of velvet Elvis paintings weep.

“There is a heart-rending feeling to this documentary, in part due to its sense of irretrievable loss.”
-Philip Marchand, The Toronto Star

JAKE’S CLOSET

SHOWN AT 9:30PM
In her feature debut, writer-director Shelli Ryan takes viewers on a suspenseful and deeply moving genre-straddling journey that delves into the imaginative mind of a frightened little boy coping with his parent’s devastating split. This powerful and thrilling story unfolds through the eyes of Jake, an only child caught between the two people he loves most. As Jake navigates his grief through the landscape of his parents’ escalating conflict, he finds himself haunted by noises in the night. He soon discovers an evil living inside his bedroom closet. Convinced no one will believe him, Jake must face the evil alone. What he uncovers in the process is a reality that will haunt him for the rest of his life. As Jake, gifted young actor Anthony DeMarco charms the audience with a remarkable combination of innocence and maturity, vulnerability and strength. DeMarco is joined by a superb cast with breakout performances by Sean Bridgers (HBO’s “Deadwood”) and Brooke Bloom (“CSI: Miami”).

Part of our Friday Night Frights series, which ends on Halloween Night with the Lovecraft tale, “Cthulhu.”



“…this suburban horror show that translates familial crisis into zombies living in a bedroom closet maintains a steady dramatic pulse supported by impressive craft.” -Robert Koehler, Variety


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

MARRIED LIFE

SHOWN AT 5:00PM
A wry blend of dark humor, romantic deception, and stylish melodrama—with an invigorating dash of suspense—Married Life is an unconventional fable for grown-ups about the irresistible power and utter madness of love. After decades of marital contentment, Harry (Chris Cooper) concludes that he must kill his wife Pat (Patricia Clarkson) because he loves her too much to let her suffer when he leaves her. Harry has fallen hard for the young and lovely Kay (Rachel McAdams), but his best friend Richard (Pierce Brosnan) wants to win Kay for himself. As Harry implements his maladroit plans for murdering his wife, the other characters are entangled with their own deceptions. Like Harry, they race towards their passions but trip over their scruples, seemingly well-intended towards all, but truthful to none. Married Life is an uncommonly adult film that surprises and confounds expectations. While it plays with mystery, comedy, and intrigue, its ultimate concern is: “What is married life?” In its sly way, Married Life poses perceptive questions about the seasonal discontents and unforeseen joys of all long-term relationships.

“A sly little fable with at least six very obvious homages to Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, and a dark little heart that happily hides under a double-breasted suit.” -Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

MEDITERRANEA [LA SCALA BALLET]

SHOWN AT 7:15PM

La Scala Ballet brings to the Teatro degli Arcimboldi what could be called a “sold out” premiere, which has indeed been the case worldwide for Mauro Bigonzetti’s much celebrated Mediterranea, a production that La Scala is adding to its repertoire in world exclusive.

On this occasion, for the fifteenth anniversary of the show (created for the Balletto di Toscana in 1993), Mauro Bigonzetti will give the La Scala artists not only a revival but a true choreographic adaptation. With them and “on” them he will renew the production while maintaining its strength and colors, and the sense of travel through the musical cultures of the countries that face each other on the mare nostrum.

Mediterranea, which does not indulge in the folklore but varies the musical genres that range from popular Turkish music to Ligeti and Mozart to archaic Grecian melodies, focuses on the gestures and the moves in a refined balance between lyricism and pure energy.

Tickets to this special event are $15.00,
and can be reserved by e-mailing the CACC at the address at the top of this page.

Come experience “Mediterranea” with us in glorious HD, the next best thing to being there!

“A hit with the public, ‘Mediterranea’ was acclaimed by critics for its power…” -Dance Magazine


Cape ann Community Cinema Schedule For 10/16

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

THE GROCER’S SON

SHOWN AT 5:00PM

It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed – driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing. Ultimately, this surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. In French with subtitles.

This free show is part of our Thursday FilmMovement series, which in November becomes

“Captivating…intoxicating. This valentine to country life is…that proverbial gem
that art-house fans should discover and savor.” -Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International

TUYA’S MARRIAGE

SHOWN AT 7:15PM
Tuya, hardworking and hardheaded, is a Mongolian desert herder who refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She is kept busy with two kids, a disabled husband and 100 sheep to care for, but one day she hurts her back. The only way for the family to survive is for her to divorce her husband on paper and look for a new spouse who can take care of the whole family. A series of suitors lines up, but it’s not easy to find a man who fits the bill. This warm, endearing tale, featuring stunning cinematography, won the top prize at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.

“A compact near-masterpiece that combines a slow-motion romantic comedy with a docudrama-style portrait of a remote, nomadic culture as it is gradually eroded by the tides of the 21st century.” -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon