Meetinghouse Green

August 2 free soul and rock concert on Meetinghouse Green

 Gloucester residents and visitors are in for a total treat on Friday, August 2, at the fifth free concert of Cape Ann’s smoky and exuberant band ‘What Time Is it, Mr. Fox? ‘ at Meetinghouse Green, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.


Led by the gender-defying voice of singer-songwriter 3rian King. ‘What Time Is It, Mr. Fox’ will pack a punch of emotional authenticity and originality with their songs that marry lyrical imagery and theatricality with cinematic sensibility. Themes of love, spirituality, sexuality and identity permeate their songs and performance. (Highly recommended: go see the group’s multimedia animated musical, ‘Medusa: Reclaiming the Myth’ at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, August 22.)

 Named after a Victorian children’s game, ‘What Time Is it, Mr. Fox?’ time-travels from 1960s New Orleans soul, to the minstrels of Medieval France, and then lands in the Tin Pan Alley era of NYC. The band began as a duo in 2004, featuring vocalist 3rian King and trumpeter Nathan Cohen, and quickly became a fixture of Boston’s underground cabaret scene, blending music with elements of circus, dance and performance art. In 2014 the band re-formed as a 5-piece ensemble, including Dennis Monagle on drums, Renee Dupuis on voice, keys and melodica, and Joe Cardoza on upright bass, along with the original founders, Nathan Cohen and 3rian King. The band collaborates with acclaimed filmmaker and Harvard Professor, Ruth Lingford, with extraordinary creative results. Their song ‘The Ladies’ Tree’ was turned into an animated short, and ‘Medusa’ also features Lingford’s zany and spectacular animations.

 Catch 3rian King and his band ‘What Time Is It Mr. Fox?’ as their star rises, and while they still perform in Gloucester and Cape Ann.

Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the August 2 concert, the audience is invited to contribute a freewill donation to Maritime Gloucester, a non-profit organization providing a maritime museum, sea pocket aquarium, working waterfront, and maritime education to all ages, in Gloucester. Common Crow will provide fresh natural food for concert-goers.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.

 The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier:
J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier:
John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier:
Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman

 All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.


Birds at Parker River National Wildlife Refige

We had not been over to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newbury recently, so we took the ride a few days ago. We battled the greenheads in order to bring you this post, so please keep that in mind! We saw several bird species we had not seen there previously; many unknown to me (not being an actual bird watcher). I thought you might enjoy these anyhow…..please remember several greenhead bites were suffered to obtain these! 🙂

Sandpiper of some sort I think:


Unknown and very interesting:

Some sort of mating ritual or perhaps defending territory?

Great Blue Heron in flight I believe:

Join us Saturday and Sunday morning for All-Levels Yoga on the Harbor!

Cape Ann Wellness


8-9am Every Saturday and Sunday all summer long!

Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop

Be a part of the working Gloucester waterfront! Get outside, get fit, and make some new friends.

This one hour class is appropriate for all levels of experience. Our welcoming teachers will guide you through a safe and invigorating yoga practice surrounded by the sights and sounds of Gloucester harbor.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a sweatshirt.

Some mats are available on a first come first serve basis.
The price is $15.
You can pay with cash on site, card on site or online. Preregistration is greatly appreciated.
Members of Maritime Gloucester may buy a 5 class pack for $60 or a summer unlimited for $150 (these apply only to Yoga on the Harbor classes).
(CAPY/ YMCA/ CFCA packages and unlimiteds don’t apply to these classes.)

Find out about Maritime Gloucester membership here:

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Nationally Acclaimed Native American Flautist Jonah Littlesunday, Performing on Cape Ann

Cape Ann Wellness


Jonah Littlesunday will be in New England for the first time this August, performing his riveting, soulful, healing music along with sharing information about his Native American culture, history and folklore. Multiple Concerts will be held on Cape Ann.

Member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, Jonah was introduced to the world when he was invited by Cindy and Meghan McCain to play flute at Senator John McCain’s funeral, to help Heal a Nation. Here is Jonah performing Expressions of Love.

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