Scenes from Ladies Night — which kicked off big at Topside Grill!
Their wrap-around bar and surrounding tables at capacity with gals gathered round and special appetizers and drinks.
If you missed Ladies Night, still to come:
Friends and Family Night this Thursday Dec 8, 5-10pm
Middle Street Walk Saturday Dec 10 capped off by Cape Ann Art Haven buoy Lobster Trap tree ceremony 4pm
Men’s Night Thursday Dec 15
photos from Ladies Night
Here’s the current list of Gloucester stores, museums, and organizations with special offers for the Zuiderdam passengers coming this Friday September 9th!
Peter Webber and Ken Riehl of the Cape Ann Chamber will be walking down Main Street in Gloucester tomorrow to hand out these festive welcome flyers for Holland America passengers. If you don’t see Peter or Ken, please print them out from the photo and display on doors and windows, or contact them and they can email you a PDF.
Ships arrive Friday September 9, Saturday September 24th–which is also a big Essex Heritage Trails & Sails day in Gloucester and Cape Ann– and Thursday September 29th as part of fall foliage cruising.
Three Sheets to the Wind will perform from the Cruiseport deck. CATA will be making bus stop locations and selling all day passes for $3. Some passengers remain on ship and 40% have pre-arranged day trips. After processing through security, 1000 remaining passengers or so will be guided to CATA’s special trolley downtown (including one stop at Western Ave and Middle Street for walking over to Stacy Boulevard) and regular routes to Rocky Neck and downtown Rockport. CATA doesn’t loop to Stage Fort. Steve Douglass runs water shuttle service to Rocky Neck. Local taxi and car services have been alerted. Please reach out to Peter@capeannchamber.com for details. Crew come ashore and in the past have numbered in the hundreds.
If you are ever interested in volunteering contact Lorre Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for welcome cruisers, the visitor center, and/or the Chamber. Lorre has managed the cruiseship volunteer brigade for the Chamber for years and is fabulous.
10-day fall color route from Holland America
Gloucester’s Downtown Welcomes Holland America Zuiderdam passengers! Enjoy these special offers:
- DIVA; 161 Main St.: 12% off all purchases. Vintage and curated jewelry
- Cape Ann Museum; 27 Pleasant St.: $2 discount on our regular admission (currently admission is $10 for adult and $8 for seniors so admission for cruise ships would be $8 and $6 respectively) contemporary exhibits and permanent collection with world class holdings including Marsden Hartley, Fitz Henry Lane, Stuart Davis, Umberto Romano, Paul Manship, John Sloan, Katharine Weems, Viginia Lee Burton, Milton Avery, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and many more.
- Harbor Loop Gift/ Building Center; 1 Harbor Loop; 10% off all nautical merchandise for the Cruise ship arrivals
- Kids Unlimited; 123 Main St: Take an additional 10% off all summer & winter clearance, already 50%-80% off
- The Brass Monkey; 85 Main St.: for a “TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND”. Sample a wide variety of New England specialty foods and explore our two floors of unique gifts, antiquities, clothing, jewelry and much more.
- Trident Gallery; 189 Main St.: free exhibition poster ($25 value) to first 50 visitors
- Weathervane; 153 Main St.: 25% off sweats (excludes Cape Pond Ice)
Please note: Additional specials may be available at other businesses. Passengers are encouraged to ask merchants for details. City Hall tower tours may be available September 9th and definitely offered on Sept 24th and 29th.
flashback to 2014 prep
The fourth year of the GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Video Series where we walk up and down Main Street and try to capture as many retailers as we can and highlight their best gift ideas one a day every day leading up to Christmas.
Weathervane coming down needing repair.
Old pieces of the sail given to Cape Ann Museum.
photo courtesy Cape Ann Museum
joey – here’s the schooner with a broken mast on top of city hall. the copper model was created by washburn on rt. 114 in 1989 and donated to the city by the cape ann savings bank. this pic was taken just before she was hoisted up to her place of honor. it is, of course, the elsie, built in 1910 by a.d. story in essex. gordon thomas, in fast and able, called her "one of the greatest." if anyone can help bring her down for repairs, step forward! a model of the elsie by cape ann master craftsman erik ronnberg is on display at the cape ann museum. it’s a beautiful thing…
This post is in response to our August 16th photos from David Cox showing the Elsie weathervane in serious peril below-
Posted on August 16, 2012 by Manuel Simoes