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MERRY, MAGICAL MIDDLE STREET WALK AT THE SARGENT HOUSE

Lise Breen submits-

MERRY, MAGICAL MIDDLE STREET WALK AT THE SARGENT HOUSE 

The Sargent House thanks everyone who helped create a magical day to appeal to Middle Street Walkers’ eyes, ears, and appetites.

The Sargent House Museum gives a huge cheer to Nathan Cohen and His Talented Rockport High School Student Chamber Music Players who regaled us with an extraordinary playlist.

The stellar performers included:
Isa Brisson, Aidan Flynn, Lydia Giangregorio   , Sayles Kasten , Nelson Pike, Soni Razdan, Emma Sekercan

Gloucester High School Sargent House intern Hannah St Cyr graciously greeted guests and revived their frosty fingers with hot mulled cider and homemade goodies—fresh baked muffins, anyone? Not a crumb remained.

None other than our own Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard performed as Judith in Jay Di Prima’s original production, “Mingling of Souls from Sorrow to Joy” at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
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Jay performed the part of Reverend John Murray, the love of Judith’s life. Judith led an appreciative audience back to the House to view John and Judith’s bedrooms and her rare writing closet.

HUZZAH!

Many thanks go to the volunteers who decorated the House with fresh greens. Eva DiLascio, Barbe Ennis, and Vicky Bennet showed off their artistry and skill.

The showcase designs on view throughout the House are rendered in ribbons, greens and berries, gilded shells and holly–often in unique containers–are for sale. Next year, stop by for special holiday events and pick out your own fresh wreath or centerpiece to help support the Sargent House!

Happy Holidays to all!

Credit must go, with pleasure, to Sharron Cohen for her photographs.

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Can You Ever Have Too Much Fun? More weekend picks!

While actually writing my Thursday “Weekend Picks” post is not difficult, narrowing down the choices and trying to be mindful enough to find activities that appeal to different likes/tastes/hobbies can be.  That having been said, I won’t sleep tonight if I don’t add a few more activities to this week’s list!

The most near and dear is the fantastic Middle Street Walk!  Hopefully you’ve already read about its awesomeness in other posts here on GMG, but just incase you haven’t…. you should!  As Joey says, “It’s insane”  (and he means that in a good way).

Check it all out here!  It is really a not-to-be-missed day here in town!!! If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet…this is just the medicine!

Middle Street Walk website is here too

 

Also, The Gallows Hill Theatre in Salem is playing “A Very Grinchy Holiday Special”.  How awesome does this look!  Again, the Schraffts will be doing this for sure!    Gallows Hill Theatre

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In addition, a friend of GMG was kind enough to remind me that Smolak Farms is always a great bet!  Thanks so much, Erin!  We’ve been there several times…and Finn’s class just had a pumpkin picking field trip there in October.  It is truly a great spot.  This month, in particular, they are offering great activities.  Cookie making on Tuesdays and Fridays, Tea with Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s Workshop (meet and greet, craft making, and more!) are highlights.  Be sure to check out their website and mark your calendars.  Next week, for example, they are offering a great Gingerbread House Workshop!

Smolak Farms

 

Middle Street Walk At The Sargent House Museum Dec 13,2014 11-3PM


This Saturday!

From 11A-3P, see historic Sargent House finely decorated for the holidays as you shop for gifts, greens and more! Snack on holiday treats and enjoy our family-friendly programming:

  • Listen to music provided by Rockport High School musicians, led by director Nathan Cohen.
  • Happening at 1:00PM at the UU Church (see map & inset below): Dramatic reading of “Mingling of Souls from Sorrow to Joy.” A one-act play by Jay DiPrima about the lives and writings of Reverend John Murray and Judith Sargent Murray. (Suggested donation $5.) Afterwards, walk with the actors to Sargent House.

For more information, visit our website: www.sargenthouse.org/events

Sargent House Museum is #11 on the map.
UU Church is #12.
(Click on map for full Middle St. Walk program.)

Middle Street Walk Gingerbread House contest

Hi Joey,

Would you please post this announcement in goodmorninggloucester?  The Middle Street Walk is coming up and we would love to have lots of Gingerbread Houses in the contest!

Thank you again!

Gloria

Time to Start Making your Gingerbread House for the Middle Street Walk!

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The 17th annual Middle Street Walk will be held on Saturday, December 13th this year and the Gingerbread House Contest is a huge part of the event!
We are very fortunate to have two professional bakers as our judges.  Barbara Catalini from Cakes by Barbara and her friend, Roz Puleo from Nahant, have been judging the contest since the beginning,
There are a few rules, which are listed below.  There will be several different entry levels, from 5 year old beginners to professional bakers.  Individuals and groups may enter. 
                                              What a wonderful way to kick off your holiday activities!
1. The contest is open to everyone.
2. Contestants may submit entries either individually, or as a group. More than one entry may be submitted.
3. All entries must be made entirely of gingerbread and decorated with candy or other edible embellishments. Anything that appears on the house must be edible. Contestants may decorate their entry with non-edible figures, material, etc.  However, these embellishments may not be connected to the house in any way. Everything that appears on, or is connected to, the house must be edible.
4. The gingerbread house submitted may take any shape, form or size. Creativity is encouraged and contestants should model their houses on places real or imaginary, basic or elaborate.
5. Each entry must be submitted on a cardboard, wooden or plastic base. There is no standard size or shape for the bases although it must be larger than the house.
6. Entries must be dropped off at Kyrouz Auditorium in Gloucester’s City Hall either Thursday, December 11th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM or on Friday, December 12th before Noon. There is an elevator in case you need it as the Auditorium is on the second floor.
7. Judging will occur prior to the start of the Middle Street Walk which begins at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 13th   Entries will be on display to the public that day at City Hall until it closes at 3:00 PM. Contestants can pick up their houses at that time or can pick them the next week during regular City Hall hours.
8. Entry forms will be on the tables set up in the Kyrouz auditorium Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December 12. Please make sure you fill out the front and the back of the form!  Turn the back side of the form UP next to your entry.  And, please make sure you fill out your contact information!
9. Prize ribbons will be awarded in numerous categories as stated on the entry form. Please make sure you enter your contact information!  This year there will be a trophy for Best of Show!
10. Please let us know if you are planning to submit a gingerbread house by registering over the phone to either of the following contacts: Barbara Catalini of Cakes by Barbara at 978-281-0639 or email barbara4catalini@msn.com   or Gloria Parsons at 978-283-9292 or email schtruant@verizon.net 
Cape Ann TV It will begin airing “How to Make a Gingerbread House with Barbara Catalini”:  Thursday, November 27 at 6:30 pm; Friday, November 28 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm; Sunday, November 30 at 9:00 am and 12:00pm; Monday, December 1 at 9am; Tuesday, December 2 at 5:00 am; Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00 am at 1:30 pm and 11:30 pm
It is also on the http://www.capeanntv.org website on their “video” page.
Please visit www.middlestreetwalk.org  for more information about this year’s Walk and see Gingerbread House contest entries from past years.  The program for all the Middle Street Walk events and activities will be uploaded on the site by December 5th.  You may also pick up your programs from Sawyer Free Library, Cape Ann Museum and other places throughout Gloucester after December 8th.
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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!

Get your Cape Ann Solstice tickets tomorrow at the Middle Street Walk

Tomorrow is what Winter in Gloucester is all about.  Stroll downtown from 8am – 4pm and take in our historic city’s wonderful, eclectic architecture, do some shopping, eat, make an ice sculpture — or s’mores, listen to music, sing carols, (see music schedule) take some tours — you can even get a tree (see full Middle Street Walk event schedule).  Plus you can get your Cape Ann Solstice tickets at City Hall and the Unitarian Universalist Church.  Don’t wait until the last minute — and don’t say we didn’t warn you.  If you can’t get downtown tomorrow, get tickets here.

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December 14, 2013, Middle Street Walk

At the Middle Street Walk this Saturday the 14th, the four galleries of the Pleasant & Main Art Zone — The Hive, Law and Water Gallery, State of the Art Gallery II, and Trident Gallery, will be holding an Open House from 3:30-5:00pm, surrounding the time of the lighting of the lobster buoy Christmas tree at the police station plaza next to Trident Gallery. The galleries will be offering refreshments (Trident Gallery will have cookies and hot chocolate), and each gallery will be distributing one part of a souvenir, the Pleasant & Main Art Zone Art Cube, which can be assembled by those who visit all the galleries.
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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!

GloucesterCast 12/8/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Toby Pett

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Topics Include:  Topics Include: Holiday Fair Weekend, Cape ann Farmer’s Market Harvest Market, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, Magnolia Historical Society opening of Art in the Schoolhouse, The Hive Bex Borden, David Brooks,  Giftwrapping Service and Great Community Partners, Peter and Vickie Van Ness, GMG Holiday Party at Bodin Historic Photo, Thank You To Fred Bodin and His Ladyfriend Janet, Middle Street Walk, Bill OConnor, North Shore Kid, Gingerbead House Competition, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, Rusty and Ingrid Handmade Prints, Half Marathon (Fu#$ing Up Traffic),Curmudgeons That Can’t Stand Being Slightly Inconvenienced,  Olivias For Sale or Lease, Restaurant Dead Pool, Ideas For Olivias Space, Question: Do Liquor License Boards Govern Entertainment As Well?, Former Old Timers Space, Aaron Tuftley, Sprockets, Your Dream Vintage Vehicle, Meg Frontiero, Tony Ciulla, Styles On Main, Sticky Fingers, Spin The Dradle With Toby At The GMG Holiday Party Friday Night, Downtown Gloucester Men’s Night, Passports, and Other Restaurants Doing 20% off Gift Certificates, Dinner Dealer Decks Are Out, Cape Ann Brewing Dinner Dealer Coupon

To Purchase- 2013/14 Dinner Dealer Decks, GMG Caps, Technical Jerseys, Hoodies, Dry Fit Shirts Here- http://gmg.storenvy.com/

Mark Your Calendars- The Middle street Walk Is Coming! December 14th, 2013

This is easily one of my top 4 events in Gloucester.  Fiesta, Horribles Parade, Schooner Festival, Middle Street Walk.  We all know there’s a ton more but Middle Street Walk is insane with the sheer number of things happening all within a couple blocks of each other.   The schedule of events will be posted here soon but right now do yourself a favor and mark your calendars for December 14th- The 2013 Middle Street Walk!

 

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Thanks Gloria!

Pure Joy at the Middle Street Walk!

I know today there were 35 separate events and each one was amazing. Anyone involved today should give themselves a huge pat on the back for the pure joy they brought to young and old. We hit the Buoy painting, Cape Ann Big Band and then the Cape Ann Animal Shelter open house. That’s a nice little Saturday right there! The bouy painting is such a unique treasure and can’t wait for the auction.

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Today’s The Day!!!! Your Schedule of Events For Today’s 2012 Middle Street Walk! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!

Today!!! SATURDAY December 8th- Lock It Down!!!!

There is just soooo much to do and see all packed into one glorious Gloucester Day.  No matter where you live I’d say it is the Holiday Event of The Season to attend.

Sure there’s the Christmas lights thing at the Stone Zoo and tree lightings and holiday fairs here and there that are worthwhile to attend but there is NO WHERE ANYWHERE THAT HAS THE SHEAR MASSIVE NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS ALL HAVING UNIQUE HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME AREA AS THE MIDDLE STREET WALK.  BOTTOM LINE- NOT UP FOR DEBATE.

Don’t be a neglectful parent who deprives their child of partaking, circle it on your calendar today.

The Gingerbread House Competition Is Just Getting Huger and Huger Every Year, The Buoy Painting At Art Haven and Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, The Many Musical Holiday Concerts, this year they will be having tours of the City Hall Tower, you would be hard pressed to get through all the events.

Not only that but after you tuck the kids away in bed it’s time to get your naughty on at The GMG XMAS Party At Bodin Historic Photo 6PM-Til All The GMG Elves Fall Down Drunk and We Push “Em Out Onto The Sidewalk.

Listen this is like going to Disney World except instead of paying $160 per person to get in and flights, you walk on up and donate $2 a head and enjoy all there is to enjoy all day long.  For a family of 4 that’s what, a $632 savings just on the tickets alone.

I count 35 Separate Events.

Check out the entire scheduled put together by Bill O’Connor From North Shore Kid in an east t read HTML Document with links and times and everything

2012 Middle street Walk Schedule of Events HERE

Thanks Bill O’Connor from NorthShoreKid for putting this web friendly table of events together for us.

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2012 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thanks Bill O’Connor from NorthShoreKid for putting this web friendly table of events together for us.

2012 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 8, 2012
When Where and What
9 am-5 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. Drawing at 4pm
10 am Sawyer Free Library

Ho-Ho-Hocus Pocus at Sawyer Free Library presented by Mike Bent’s AbraKidabra

10 am
to
3 pm

Gloucester City Hall

  • 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.
  • Schooner Adventure – Coffee and Pastries, Ships Store will offer items for sale to support Schooner Adventure and an ongoing FREE children’s activity making ‘Sailor’s Valentine Ornaments’.
  • Craft Vendors
  • Flu Shot Clinic [12-2]
  • Whale Center of New England – Adopt a Whale and mini store.
10 am-2 pm Cape Ann Museum

  • Arts and Crafts for Families
  • Decorate an 1812 Briitish Redcoat 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.

Cape Ann YMCA
Hot chocolate and pictures with “Santa” (1-3pm) to help kids in need receive Christmas presents, parents can donate a present to a child in need and have their child’s photo with Santa taken for free!

10 am-4 pm Cape Ann Art Haven

  • Free Events
  • 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 All Day

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

10 am-8 pm

Present Seasonal Art Collective Main Street
Special Gift Sales

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 City Hall
Live performance – Cape Ann Big Band

11 am-2 pm Gloucester City Hall

  • Cancelled due to construction – 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 Cape Ann Museum
Concert – Plum Cove Singers
12-2 pm Middle Street Trolley Rides
Featuring the Songbirds and a Holiday Sing Along, courtesy of CATA.
1 pm Gloucester City Hall

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

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)
2 pm

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

Temple Ahavat Achim
Open House

2:30 pm

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

3 pm

Sawyer Free Library
Concert – “Leven”

4 pm

Sawyer Free Library
seArts drawing

4:45pm

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

6pm-?

Good Morning Gloucester Christmas Party at Bodin Historic Photo

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If There Is One Family Day I’d Say You Must Circle On Your Calendar In The Month of December It’s The Middle Street Walk

SATURDAY December 8th- Lock It Down!!!!

There is just soooo much to do and see all packed into one glorious Gloucester Day.  No matter where you live I’d say it is the Holiday Event of The Season to attend.

Sure there’s the Christmas lights thing at the Stone Zoo and tree lightings and holiday fairs here and there that are worthwhile to attend but there is NO WHERE ANYWHERE THAT HAS THE SHEAR MASSIVE NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS ALL HAVING UNIQUE HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME AREA AS THE MIDDLE STREET WALK.  BOTTOM LINE- NOT UP FOR DEBATE.

Don’t be a neglectful parent who deprives their child of partaking, circle it on your calendar today.

The Gingerbread House Competition Is Just Getting Huger and Huger Every Year, The Buoy Painting At Art Haven and Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, The Many Musical Holiday Concerts, this year they will be having tours of the City Hall Tower, you would be hard pressed to get through all the events.

Not only that but after you tuck the kids away in bed it’s time to get your naughty on at The GMG XMAS Party At Bodin Historic Photo 6PM-Til All The GMG Elves Fall Down Drunk and We Push “Em Out Onto The Sidewalk.

Listen this is like going to Disney World except instead of paying $160 per person to get in and flights, you walk on up and donate $2 a head and enjoy all there is to enjoy all day long.  For a family of 4 that’s what, a $632 savings just on the tickets alone.

I count 35 Separate Events. 

Here’s the latest for the organizers-

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2011 Middle Street Walk Program of Events

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

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…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

When
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.

Bill O’Connor At North Shore Kid Made The Middle Street Walk Event Schedule Web Friendly For Us

Lots of people when putting together advertising for local events they still think in terms of printing flyers.  Bill from North Shore Kid get’s it and took all that info designed for flat print (and there’s a whole lot) and re-entered it with the proper hyperlinks to each organization so people can follow up with any questions and find contact info for each participating community organization by clicking through.

He was nice enough to offer to share it with us so here you go- straight from the pages of the best resource for Children’s and Families on The North Shore, North Shore Kid!

2011 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:00am – 10pm

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

3 pm

Gloucester City Hall

  • Girl Scouts Troop #235 – Bake/Cocoa Sale
  • Schooner Adventure – Coffe 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’.
  • 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.
  • The Phyllis A. Marine Association will have an information table and Ship’s Store.

10am-2pm

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

10 am-2pm

Cape Ann Museum

  • Arts and Crafts for Families
  • Decorate ornaments the holidays

10 am-3 pm

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

10 am-4 pm

Cape Ann Art Haven
Free Events:

  • 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

10 am-4pm
Sargent House Museum
Open House decorated for the season, Holiday Goodies & Seasonal Gifts.

10am-8pm

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.

11 am
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Church Tour

11 am
Gloucester City Hall
Live performance – The Lobstah Crackah preview

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 pm

Cape Ann Museum
Connie Richards and the Plum Cove Singers singing Holiday Songs

12-2 pm
Middle Street Trolley Rides
Narrated historical tour along with the Songbirds singing seasonal music, courtesy of CATA.

12:30 pm
Temple Ahavat Achim

Learn about Shabbot and tour the new temple

1 pm
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Church Tour

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

1 pm

Gloucester City Hall

1:30 pm
Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Louis Stella and Friends concert

1:30-3 pm

Sawyer Free Library
The Girl Next Door 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.

2 pm
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
O’Maley Middle School Band and Gloucester High School Chorus perform.

2:30 pm

Gloucester City Hall
Saint Ann’s School Student Concert

5 pm

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

7pm
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 10:00am – 10pm

Location: Downtown Gloucester

Prices: Free

Phone:  978.283.9292

Email:  schtruant@verizon.net

Link(s):

Good Morning Gloucester Middle Street Walk Coverage

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