2011 Middle Street Walk Program of Events

Here’s the Updated Middle Street Walk Program of Event’s Info Which We Got Yesterday


…and below is the fine web work done by Bill O’Connor at North Shore Kid  which you may find a little more legible-

The 16th annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester’s Historic District while having fun with the family. The Festivities begin at 9 am and go all the way though to the end of the Holiday Ball on Saturday evening! Pick up a Schedule of Events (or download this one) and get your walk on!  A whole day of FREE activities, shows and events await for all the members of the family.

On the Middle Street Walk families can decorate ornaments for the holidays at theCape Ann Museum, have a ride on the CATA Trolley, drop by Cape Ann Art Havento paint a bouy for use as an ornament on the Lobster Trap Tree, have a try at sculpting ice on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets, take a museum tour, listen to concerts and watch dance recitals, tour the newly finished Temple Ahavat Achim and don’t forget about the Gingerbread House Contest Display atGloucester City Hall!  There’s a lot do do and see, with the grand finale being the lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree in courthouse square followed by the family friendly Holiday Ball at Gloucester City Hall.    

Whether you come for a visit or experience all of the day’s events, you and the kids will be sure to have fun!

2011 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Where and What

9 am-6 pm
Saunders House, Sawyer Free Library
SeArts Wearable Arts Show and Fundraiser Raffle Sale to benefit Sawyer Free Library – tickets sold at Saunders House and at Library.

10 am
Sawyer Free Library

Deborah Costine, Gerwick Puppeteer, with her program ‘A Woodland Cinderella’.  Refreshments will be served.

10:30 am to 3 pm

Gloucester City Hall

  • 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 #235 – Bake/Cocoa Sale
  • The Phyllis A. Marine Association will have an information table and Ship’s Store.
  • Schooner Adventure – Coffee and Pastries, Ships Store will offer items for sale to support [node: 1323] and an ongoing FREE children’s activity making ‘Sailor’s Valentine Ornaments’.
  • Craft Vendors
  • Flu Shot Clinic
  • Senior Center – Neighborhood Quilts display
  • Whale Center of New England – information and mini store

10 am-2 pm
Cape Ann Museum

  • Arts and Crafts for Families
  • Decorate ornaments the holidays

Saunders House, Sawyer Free Library
Presentation of history of murals and Samuel Sawyer.

10 am-3 pm

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

10 am-4 pm
Cape Ann Art Haven

  • 10 am–12 pm (or until complete) help create a Giant Ice Sculpture (ice courtesy of Cape Pond Ice)
  • Buoy Painting for Lobster Trap Tree

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

10 am-8 pm

Rocky Neck Art Colony Main Street
Annual Winter Exhibit

11 am

Cape Ann Museum
Tour of the Elias Davis House with period “Winter Display” decorations for the Holidays by Gloucester Civic & Garden Council.

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Church Tour

Gloucester City Hall
Live performance – The Lobstah Crackah preview by the Henry Allen TheaterWorks

11 am-1 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Chowder Lunch

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.
  • Ring the bell for $100 donation.

12 pm
Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
The Heavenly Bell Choir performs Seasonal Music.

12-2 pm
Middle Street Trolley Rides
Featuring the Songbirds and a Holiday Sing Along, courtesy of CATA.

12:30 pm
Temple Ahavat Achim

Learn about Shabbot and tour the new temple

1 pm
Gloucester City Hall

Saint John’s Episcopal Church
‘A Children’s Holiday’ with area churches children’s choirs.

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Church Tour

1:30 pm

Sawyer Free Library
The Girl Next Door concert

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Louis Stella and Friends concert

2 pm

Cape Ann Museum
Tour of the Elias Davis House with period “Winter Display” decorations for the Holidays by Gloucester Civic & Garden Council.

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Elementary and Middle School String Group, O’Maley Middle School Band and Gloucester High School Chorus performances.

2:30 pm

Gloucester City Hall
West Parish Elementary School Student Chorus

3 pm

Cape Ann Museum
Book Launch for On Opposite Tacks: When Artist John Sloan & Capt. Solomon Jacobs Crossed Wakes in Wartime Gloucesterby Chester Brigham.

5 pm

Cape Ann Art Haven
Annual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting at Police Station Plaza with a visit from Santa

7 pm
Gloucester City Hall
Family Friendly Holiday ball featuring the Cape Ann big Band to benefit City Hall’s Restoration
($15 per person)

Participating business and organizations include:

When: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9am – 10pm

Location: Downtown Gloucester

Prices: Free

Phone: 978.283.9292

Email: schtruant@verizon.net

Link(s): 2011 Middle Street Walk Schdule of Events Download

Good Morning Gloucester Middle Street Walk Coverage

Huge thanks to Bill for including all those hyperlinks back to those community organizations which put so much energy into making the Middle Street Walk more and more successful each year!

Check out North Shore Kid, The Most Comprehensive guide to family activities I’ve ever seen.


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