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Edwin from Ontario Canada, was strolling the Harbor Walk, while his wife was shopping downtown. Edwin indicated he was an avid sailor of 50 years, and loved being near the water. Edwin and his wife were staying in Rocky Neck
This couple from Germany are enjoying Gloucester and Cape Ann, they loved the Atlantis on the backshore, where they stayed. They also enjoyed walking the breakwater, and were on their Harbor Walk.
Obvious reasons, right?
See the full Harbor Walk Summer Cinema schedule here.
Free Outdoor Movies @ I4-C2 start on Wednesday – Tune in to Northshore 104.9 tomorrow at 9AM to hear all about it!
Gloucester Community Development Director Tom Daniel and his senior planner Matt Coogan will be Aurelia Nelson’s guests tomorrow morning at 9am on her 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” where you can get all the skinny on the Harbor Walk Summer Cinema Series that starts on Wednesday.
From Leslie Heffron;
“Hi Paul –
It’s our lucky day- finally my golden retriever and I found your rock!! I love the rock!!! I’m so excited to have a little piece of Gloucester over here in Pigeon Cove. Mango’s still talking about it!”
Christine Leveille submits-
On October 3rd and 5th the sixth graders from O’Maley Innovation School explored the Gloucester Harbor Walk. Using our essential question "HOW IS CHANGE OVER TIME OBSERVED AND MEASURED’ to guide our discussion and exploration, students completed a scavenger hunt at each of 36 posts found throughout Harbor walk. We documented our exploration through writing, video and photos. Students will use the knowledge gained through this experience throughout the year in our project based learning curriculum.
Right after the ribbon cutting and before Mayor Kirk led us on the walk, I had a chance to try the salt cod, a.k.a. baccala, get a preview of the dish that is available at Latitude 43 (while supplies last) and a lesson on how to prepare baccala from Sefatia. Enjoy!
If you listen carefully you can hear Bob Ryan (of CATA) in the background while Sefatia is talking — explaining the origin of the word “Stage” in “Stage Fort Park”. Leave us a comment if you know why it’s called “Stage Fort Park”.
In the video, Sefatia references a cooking show she taped with Sista Felicia. See that show in the three videos below
NEW HARBOR WALK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY 8/10
Screening of uncut Fiesta! film footage postponed. It will be re-scheduled in a couple of weeks and we’ll promote the new date when we know it!
See revised Friday 8/10 Harbor Walk Schedule below.
Noon: Walk the Walk with Mayor Kirk – Literature and Art Theme. Meet at St. Peter’s Square. Fish cakes on the wharf, courtesy Cape Ann Brewery
1:30 p.m. Food writer, Heather Atwood, discusses local cuisine and traditions On the Sargent House lawn
1:45 p.m. Reception, Fred Bodin Historic Photos (Fred discusses his work on historic photos and maritime art and crafts
Step Out into Gloucester:
10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Beauport House, guided tours on the hour.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Maritime Gloucester – Exhibits in the Gorton Gallery, Dive Locker, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and on the Wharf
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sargent House Open House
2:30 p.m. Sawyer Free Library: guided discussion of historical murals not generally available to visitors
3:30 p.m. Maritime Gloucester: Tour of Harriet Webster Wharf and vessels
4:00 p.m. Narrated tour to Marine Railways and Smith Cove/Rocky Neck
Artist Colony on the Water Shuttle
6 -8:00 p.m. Harbor Tour to benefit Schooner Adventure
6 -8:00 p.m. Sunset Cruise on the Thomas E. Lannon
I just got back from the Harbor Walk ribbon Cutting and inaugural walk led by Mayor Kirk with lots of great video. Here’s a little gem in which Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr reveals the secret of successful ribbon cutting to the crowd on hand. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray at center and Mayor Carolyn Kirk with the big scissors.
More Harbor Walk video in the days to come . . .
Fred Bodin Photo-
Photos from Donna Ardizzoni-
Honoring our past while embracing our future — through stories. Most of us think we know the past. Old stories. History classes. But if we really want to honor our past, we must feel it, not just memorize it.
The Harbor Walk helps us feel by getting us to participate in the experience of bringing the past to life using bleeding-edge technology. Watch this “Walking Cinema” video (designed to be played on your smart-phone while you walk) for just one example of why today’s Times Editorial says, “Through the new HarborWalk, the city has taken story-telling to an entirely new level …”
Ann Marie, of the Bandit Kings (certainly part of Gloucester’s promising future) literally walks us into the past through old postcards woven with imaginative narration over current video of Gloucester Harbor so we can feel Howard Blackburn’s journey.
Why should we honor the past? There are more reasons than you’d want to read in this post, so I’ll keep it to one: It’s us. It’s where we’ve come from. The past touches the core of our being. Honoring the past honors ourselves, which is necessarily the first step in helping anyone else, or trying to make the world a better place.
Why should we embrace the future? (You can see this coming, right?) It’s where we’re going — whether we like it or not. It’s our destiny.
The Harbor Walk doesn’t just embrace the future with new technologies and gadgets. It also does it through native flower gardens that bloom spectacularly — right now, this fall, next year and every year; and through state-of-the-art recycled materials and lighting mixed with ancient granite posts.
Most of all, the Harbor Walk embraces our future by bringing people to the waterfront — Old, young and yet to be born. People will feel our past through these stories that fill us with the essence of Gloucester so each one of us can embrace our future grounded in our Gloucesterness and prepared for what ever comes our way.
You can experience the Harbor Walk starting tomorrow at 1pm with the ribbon cutting. And you can continue the experience all weekend long. See tomorrow’s Harbor Walk schedule here — and you can download the full weekend Harbor Walk schedule here.
These schedules highlight a few official Harbor Walk activities, plus dozens of others (under the heading Step Out into Gloucester) that were going on anyhow and are proof that Gloucester’s rich cultural heritage is alive today and will be carried into the future.
You can help that process along by participating. See you there . . .
We just got the official schedule for the Harbor Walk Weekend that begins with the Ribbon Cutting this Thursday, August 9. Download the complete schedule here.
Thursday’s schedule is below:
Harbor Walk Weekend 2012: Step Out and Experience Gloucester!
Thursday, August 9: The Inaugural Walk
1:00 p.m. Ribbon-cutting, St Peter’s Square with Mayor Carolyn Kirk,
Lt. Governor Tim Murray, State Senator Bruce Tarr, State
Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other invited guests
In Cod We Trust: Sample salt cod on the wharf, a staple of the early
Gloucester fishing industry. Provided courtesy of Latitude 43.
Mayor Kirk leads Inaugural Walk
3:30 p.m. Pre-screening of uncut Fiesta! film footage at St. Peter’s Club
Step Out into Gloucester:
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Maritime Gloucester – Exhibits in the Gorton Gallery, Dive
Locker, Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary and
on the Wharf
3:00 -6:30 p.m. Farmers’ Market, Stage Fort Park
3:30 -5:30 p.m. Sail on the Pinky Schooner Ardelle
4:00 -8:00 p.m. Open House, Endicott College, 33 Commercial Street
4:30 p.m. Maritime Gloucester: Tour of Harriet Webster Wharf and vessels
5:00 p.m. Narrated tour to Marine Railways and Smith Cove/Rocky Neck Artist Colony on the Water Shuttle Leaves from Solomon Jacobs Pier
6:00- 9:00 p.m. Harbor Loop Concert featuring Mile 21 and The Runaround
Allen Estes opens with song in honor of the HarborWalk
10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Beauport, guided tours on the hour.
There’s just too much going on this week to fit into one post a day, so today we’re just going to step back, catch our breath and review what’s coming up.
Let’s start with music. We’ve been adding new shows almost every day this week as we find out about them. Remember, there’s even music at the Farmers Market.
Check the live music lineup to see the latest. Check it again tomorrow; it’s likely to list more shows.
If you were paying attention, you’ve already saved the date for the Harbor Walk Ribbon Cutting. Today’s excellent article in the Times gives you a first glimpse at what you can expect.
Later today, we’ll post a full schedule of Harbor Walk events that start Thursday, connect with the Harbor Loop Concerts and continue all weekend long.
Now, you DID take my advice yesterday and get your ticket to the Blues Festival, right? Good, because we (including the Zip Line Kid) will be live blogging from the festival all day long — with a special focus on those of you who are like us and decide what to do at the last minute.
more to come later …
St. Peter’s Square would be the right answer … so you can join Mayor Kirk, the Lt. Governor for the Harbor Walk Ribbon Cutting and a special walk led by the Mayor.
This isn’t your usual boring ribbon cutting event, folks. It’s the kick off to an extraordinary weekend, culminating in Gloucester’s first Blues Festival and highlighting everything Gloucester has to offer from our proud fishing heritage and continuous working waterfront to art, music, food, literature, heroism and the spectacular natural beauty that inspires every one of us.
See Ann Marie in the Walking Cinema intro below:
I can’t even begin to list all the music THIS WEEKEND — it’s going on RIGHT NOW at the Sitewalk Bazaar. Just check out the full live music schedule here.
The camera battery dies just as we get to one of the most important parts, Maritime Gloucester, but it’s still a nice video.
Those guys are working their ass off on this thing. This is how you get a civic project done, all hands banging out the job. The people working on the highway project up in Danvers on 128 should take notes.