The Cape Pond Ice Company, which dates from 1848, will be offering free Historic Icehouse Tours this coming weekend, September 20 – 22, on Friday at 2pm, Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm, and Sunday at 11 am. A warm sweater or sweatshirt, and practical footware (no flip flops !) are recommended.
The narrated tours last 45 minutes to an hour, and include archival film footage of natural ice harvests from the beginning of last century, an account of the company’s 165 year history, a tour through the 335 # block ice manufacturing area and the 28 degree F. icehouse where new custom ice sculptures are on display, and kids may indulge in a snow ball fight ! The tour concludes with a visit on the ice company wharf overlooking Gloucester Harbor, where vessels are still iced down with tons of ice, and then with several film clips from the WB Perfect Storm movie and the company’s own upbeat TV Commercials.
These free Icehouse tours are sponsored through the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails program, which Cape Pond Ice Company has participated in now for 10 years, since 2004, and has consistently been voted the “People’s Choice” popular venue Award. Parking is available. The free tour program will be repeated again next weekend, September 27 – 29.
Further details and directions available at 978-283-0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Muzio to speak at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
When: Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 pm
Where: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson street, Gloucester, MA 01930
The Gloucester Writers Center is proud to present author Joe Muzio at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on October 2nd. Muzio’s memoir Buddy Remembers- Then and Now is a intimate view into the life of an American Family. Joe is the second child of Italian American parents, both of whom came to America from southern Italy as children. The book is a detailed recollection of his parents’ lives: their marriage, their approaches to life, how they raised his sister and he in Brooklyn and Queens, New York and their continuing influence. Mr. Muzio is married to Lois Grant Muzio and has three sons and two grandchildren, he lives in Rockport, MA.
Founded in 2010,The Gloucester Writers Center’s mission to preserve, promote and celebrate Cape Ann’s rich literary legacy and to encourage writing and citizenship in the belief that all voices count. For more information about GWC go to gloucesterwriters.org
The Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester, MA is hosting an art exhibit titled Synthesis featuring Montserrat College of Art and Endicott College faculty and students, Sept. 26 – Oct. 20. The Public Reception will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 – 5 pm at The Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA. See attached, contact the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004 or visit rockyneckartcolony.org for more information.
Local artist, J. Abbe, has a open studio this Saturday from 1 – 4 at 548 Washington St, Gloucester, MA
Join us on September 21st:
Trails & Sails and Block Party Doubleheader
NEXT WEEKEND: Sat., Sept. 21st we have 2 great outdoor events at The Sargent
€ Trails & Sails. Noon-6:00pm. Open Door Event. (House will be open for paid
tours during this time.) Explore the fascinating world of early American
feminist writer Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) and her husband Reverend
John Murray (1741-1815), the founder of Universalism in the Country. Event
includes historic children¹s games and activities in the garden that bring
Judith¹s story to life.
€ Downtown Gloucester Block Party. 6-8pm. At 6pm North Shore Folklore
Theatre Co. will perform two acts from Judith Sargent Murray¹s 1795 play
³The Medium² in the garden. We guarantee a good time will be had by all as
you watch young Eliza¹s story come to life.
Check out our events page for more details! http://sargenthouse.org/events/