What seat should you pick at the HarborWalk Summer Cinema? Don’t worry–you’ll find a spot even though people stream into I4 C2 as early as 5:30PM to square away their seating, often novel. A family with an inflatable pool is a regular sight. Blankets are thrown down pell-mell. Kids zig zag a sea of boundaries as they might a sandy beach, which means your stuff is stepped on. It’s all good! There’s a happy community picnic vibe. Soon after 6PM Aurelia Nelson from North Shore Radio 104.9 hosts pre-screening festivities. Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema, presides; the movie line ups he’s selected have been big hits.
Gloucester = food.
Our family takes a break from cooking and buys dinner from the vendors and/or take out from a downtown business. Once house guests treated us to a lobster dinner AND movie al fresco at Blue Collar Lobster, Gloucester House. It can be done. Has anyone tried it with Topside Grill?
photograph from Rob Newton Cape Ann Community Cinema. Gulls land atop the screen randomly. Kids run behind the screen which is a NO NO
Ambie makes a delivery (a lobster delivery) to the Gloucester House with his boat the “The Valerie Dawn”.
Seven Seas Whale Watch Smiles as a new season begins.
Come on down to the Gloucester House on Saturday evening, March 19th at 6pm, for the annual Docksiders’ Wine Tasting event!
Here’s a great opportunity to support this terrific band in their continuing effort to positively represent not only Gloucester High School, but the City of Gloucester!
These kids work their rear ends off and are a worthy source of pride, but like everything, it takes a continual flow of resources to keep them going. The wine tasting, concert, and gift basket auction are a terrific opportunity to stop by and show these talented young musicians how much they are appreciated. Spread the word and bring your friends.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.
Please come and help make this event a success!
I am looking forward to celebrating International Women’s Day, or Festa Della Donna, tonight with friends at the Gloucester House. We’ll be honoring Mayor Romeo-Thekan!
I was curious about the yellow flower that is traditionally given to women on International Women’s Day and it is the mimosa flower (Acacia dealbata), which has become a symbol of female solidarity. Immediately following World War II, it became popular in Italy to give the flower for La Festa Della Donna because of its cheery hue, sweet scent, and abundance in blossoms at that time of year.
International Women’s Day began as a day of memory and protest, following a tragic event that took place in 1908. One story of its origins purports that in early March of that year, the women textile workers (mostly Italian) at a New York City factory went on strike to protest the abhorrent working conditions. The owner blocked all of the exits to the factory and set the building on fire. The 129 workers trapped inside all died.
Cat Ryan submits-
Grab some Reeses Pieces, it’s a gorgeous day and will be a memorable night to see ET on the HarborWalk Summer Cinema jumbo screen. Get there early, bring a picnic dinner or take out from the yummy vendors. You could have boiled lobster in the rough at Gloucester House or Topside and still see the screen! The pre-movie family tailgate is true community. Community Development has worked with Rob Newton from Cape Ann Community Cinema and Aurelia Nelson and the North Shore 104.9 team to make it festive. Thanks to Pop Gallery for helping to bring ET tonight and Gloucester Stage for The Lego Movie.
Don’t forget: if you haven’t yet, better hustle and SEARCH AND TRACE
There are many fun and free activities on the Gloucester HarborWalk. One of the great games dispersed throughout the entire HarborWalk involves a search and trace game at each story moment post. Children and adults will want to find all (or most) of the story moment posts and trace the unique symbol found on each one. These icons are on the binding of each story moment post. Take a pencil or crayon and make a rubbing of the symbol directly into the squares on these special print outs or onto your own tracing paper. You may need help holding the paper while tracing so bring a friend!
Here are files for printing these sheets. You can also find them on www.ghwalk.org or print outs at the summer cinema series movie nights or Stage Fort Visitor Center.
There is a special prize whenever a child brings or sends along a completed “Hunt on the HarborWalk” ANY TIME to Mayor Kirk at City Hall! City hall is located at 9 Dale Avenue.
For the HARBORWALK SUMMER CINEMA SERIES: bring your completed sheet to the August 20th feature, “The Lego Movie”, for a special awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded for collecting at least 10 icons and a special prize for collecting 20 icons. A special HarborWalk Lego Movie Night grand prize will be awarded to anyone who collects every icon!
The Classes of 1964 and 1984 celebrated their Class Reunion at the Gloucester House on August 16th 2014, mother and daughter shared the celebration.
Chinese Students from XI’ IN GAOXIN school, enjoy a visit to the Gloucester House.
It’s a weekend of community entertainment starting tonight at Harbor Loop; then tomorrow’s Cape Ann Big Band benefit for returning veterans at Gloucester House, Saturday’s Block Party and Sunday’s Bandstand Concert at Stage Fort Park featuring Overdrive. These Bandstand concerts are a perfect example of how to bring a celebrated, centuries old New England tradition into the 21st century. Bravo David Benjamin!
Join Cape Ann Big Band in its 3rd Year of working with the Gloucester House in effort to raise money for both Veterans and current members of our Armed Forces!
Spend an evening dockside with the Cape Ann Big Band. Friday, July 19th in the Gloucester House’s Café Seven Seas.
Doors at 6:30,
Concert at 7:00.
Tickets are $15 each To purchase tickets, please call Connie Condon at 978-283-4098 or The Gloucester House at 978-283-1812
Proceeds benefit the Major Fred W. Ritvo Veteran’s Center and their efforts to aid today’s veterans.
The well-attended Mayor’s “I Love Gloucester Breakfast” at the Gloucester House this morning was followed by remarks and an informative Q and A. The overarching theme of the morning’s event was of working together to build Gloucester’ s future. It is always a pleasure to be around the Mayor because of the integrous manner in which she is managing the city’s business and because of her infectious love for Gloucester. Thank you Mayor Kirk for all you have done, and are continuing to do, to create a better Gloucester for all of us!
Luke and John McElhenny
There simply isn’t a better way to celebrate Veterans Day than to support the people who serve in the military and the memorials we build to those who “gave the last full measure of devotion”. Lily Linquata sent this notice about the event that is from 3-6pm next Sunday. If you’ve never seen the Cape Ann Big Band live, this is your perfect opportunity!
Join Gloucester’s WWII Veterans Memorial Committee and friends on this upcoming Veteran’s Day — Sunday, November 11, 2012 — for a Cape Ann Big Band concert to benefit the perpetual care of Gloucester’s WWII Memorial on Kent Circle. Starting at 3pm and going until 6pm, tickets are $20 each. Tickets are on sale now at The Gloucester House or via Connie Condon.
Cape Ann Big Band frequently sells out so don’t wait too long to get your tickets for this sure-to-be excellent event. As there will be no reserved seats, it is also important to be on time. Doors will open at 2:45.
Check out these nice bright lobster buoys decorating the Gloucester House! They are always so friendly and accommodating when we bring our son and really have the most delicious, reasonably-priced food.