Category Archives: Family
2016 Summer Concert Series
Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
Starts at 7pm at the Grand Stand.
When the grandchildren were here for the 4th of July, took many photos and decided to a collage for memories. Even better is you can send your jpeg to Premier Imprints on Main Street, Gloucester, MA and they will turn it into a puzzle. Just love those faces.
Here is the collage. Looking forward to seeing the puzzle.
ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND
2016 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA
RESCHEDULED TONIGHT FRIDAY JULY 15 @ 7pm
*as always, weather permitting.
Magnolia Pier Debate Part 2 – Check out this video from 4 years ago — NO Barricades=Safer and More Fun!
4 years ago, I filmed people of all ages (from 5 years old to grandpa) jumping off Magnolia pier, with at least 3 people jumping for the first time — all the while there’s a game of “Pier Tag” going on too. Pier Tag is impossible when the barricades are up. It’s time for the bureaucrats to man-or-woman-up, stop worrying so much about getting sued and remove the barricades to encourage kids, teens, adults, and grandparents to gather together in a safe, healthy place for some summer fun! While you’re at it, put the ladders back too. Joey – you think we should have a pole about this?
For some odd reason, somebody keeps barricading the kids’ favorite spot. This is creating an unsafe situation. Generations of young children have learned to jump off the pier by being able to jump without having to climb the railing, which makes it a lot harder to learn — and way more scary too. Whomever keeps barricading the jump spot, please remove the barricades. Thanks!
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HARBORWALK SUMMER CINEMA RETURNS
Gloucester’s outdoor movies series now in its 3rd year
The City of Gloucester, Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, and North Shore Radio 104.9 are pleased to announce The Third Annual HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series. These free outdoor movies will run Wednesdays for 5 weeks throughout the summer, July 13 to August 10 (with a rain date on August 17) at 65 Rogers Street (I4C2).
In addition to the partners listed above the, Harborwalk Summer Cinema Series is sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, the Green Carpet Sponsor and North Shore Community College the Community Sponsor. Individual film sponsors include Doyon’s Modern Home, The Open Door Food Pantry, Toodeloos! Toys, The Building Center of Gloucester and Essex, and Manchester Athletic Club. Other local businesses providing support include: Ipswich Bank, Gloucester Stage Company, Auto Expressions, and BankGloucester.
Movies start at 8:00 PM (or when it gets dark, whichever is earlier), and feature the following blockbusters:
July 13––GREASE (presented by Doyon’s Modern Home)Come dressed as your favorite character- there will be a prize for the best costume!
July 20––Disney/Pixar’s FINDING NEMO (presented by The Open Door Food Pantry)Bring a canned good for the Movie Night Food Drive!
July 27––MINONS (presented by Toodeloos! Toys)
August 3––STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (presented by The Building Center of Gloucester and Essex)
August 10––Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT (presented by Manchester Athletic Club)
The movies are a free “BYOC” event (Bring Your Own Chair”) free. Local vendors Kettle Masters, Nana’s Fried Dough, Joe Popcorn’s Slush, Salty Frank’s Hot Dogs, Copper Dome Crust Pizza, and Cape Ann Cinema & Stage will provide snacks for purchase.
While in Gloucester, guests are encouraged to take the opportunity to visit the HarborWalk. The HarborWalk features 42 “story moments” on Cape Ann-sourced granite markers that weave in and around the waterfront and through Gloucester’s historic downtown. As noted by former Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, “Our goal was to link Gloucester’s waterfront with the downtown area, and to make it easy for residents and visitors to experience the working waterfront’s edge without interfering with it.” North Shore 104.9 will provide pre-show entertainment with music, contests and prize giveaways beginning at 6:00 PM every night.
The grandchildren came to visit over the fourth weekend. We as always had so much fun, going to the beach, hanging at the Magnolia Pier, riding the Lady Jillian, shopping at Toodeloos, walking Main Street and the fire works. Great weekend with the love of our lives.
Our son Alex, one of several awesome chefs at Passports Restaurant, not only loves to cook, but is also an avid bike rider. This week he finished building a bike he has been working on in his spare time. It’s beautiful and very super cool. Proud.❤
The Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series begins on Sunday, July 11, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the bandstand in Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA. The series of eight free outdoor concerts is celebrating its Thirtieth anniversary. For most of those years the concerts have been produced by David Benjamin, who promises another exciting season of varied musical styles played by top professional bands.
The concerts are sponsored in part by area businesses and individual sponsors. The opening concert on July 10, will feature the Continentals, a popular New England pop-rock band playing your favorite “oldies” and many current cover tunes. The Continentals rain date will be Friday, July 15, at 7pm. All other concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening.
This season marks a return of the Cape Ann Big Band (Aug. 21), the fantastic Beatles tribute band 4Ever Fab (Aug. 14) and Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars (Aug. 28). Other featured acts are: Grupo Fantasia (July 17), Compaq Big Band (July 24), Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen (July 31) and the Cape Ann Community Band (Aug. 28).
For concert information please contact David Benjamin, Tel. 978-281-0543,
email: David@DavidLBenjamin.com or visit www.DavidLBenjamin.com,
Our son John came up with this challenge the other day with @ 10 LB of Cape Pond Ice but this time they bumped up the challenge with 40LB of ice. Melissa Cox has agreed to the the Ice Trampoline Challenge after Fiesta – anyone else up for the Challenge? John will shot, edit and post your Trampoline Ice Challenge Video.
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Happy Dad’s Day to the wonderful fathers, husbands, grandfathers, uncles, best friends, and all the good men in our lives.
Our son-in-law Matt O’Rourke created this ad for Volvo. We posted the shortened spot recently and here is the newly released full length version. The message is sweet for Father’s Day I think.
The Folklore Theatre Company is proud to dedicate our 5th revival in tribute to the life and memory of one of Gloucester’s favorite sons, 2001 Friday Greasy Pole Champion Phil Palminteri (July 25, 1981 – November 28, 2015)
Thank you to my GMG for your kind words for my birthday and during the podcast at the Beautiful and amazing Beauport Hotel. Love you all.
Love everything about this ad that our son-in-law Matt created for the Grey Group ad agency for the Volvo XC90. Beautiful multifaceted concept and beautifully shot!
Every once in a while a live show delivers a truly moving theatre experience. North Shore Music Theatre‘s production of Funny Girl is it. This musical has everything you’d want in an evening out: It’s funny, heartwarming, music is stellar and the dancing is engaging — especially the tap.
Most importantly, the star, Shoshana Bean, grabs you from the moment she enters the stage and keeps hold of your emotions while she beckons your hopes, dreams and fears to go along with her on a wild ride through the early 20th century life of Zeigfeld Follies star Fanny Brice.
Shoshana Bean (who was the first replacement actress for the role of Elphaba on Broadway in the musical Wicked) has a gorgeous voice and is perfectly cast in the role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway in 1964 and on film in 1968. Bean is an extraordinarily good actress whose physical comedy and timing make this NSMT show one of our favorites in a long time. Even our son loved it and he’s jaded by having been around rock stars all his life!
Funny Girl is selling fast and only running through June 19th, so get your tickets right now, RIGHT HERE!!
Here’s live performance of Fanny Brice singing one of her hits just to get you in the mood . . .
Thirty two years ago today, married my best friends. Love you forever..