Music on Meetinghouse Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021

The GODDESSES PERFORMS FRIDAY JULY 30 AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents The Goddesses in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, July 30 at 6:00 p.m.
The Goddesses are a five-piece rock and roll, rhythm and blues band playing songs that make you want to sing along or dance along, or both. For the past five years, Samantha (vocals) and Tony Goddess (guitar), alongside Dave Sag (bass), Steve Chaggaris (drums), and John Cameron (keys) have been serving up the songs you love from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, The Open Door, a group that works to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community, connecting people to good food. Local food vendor for the evening is Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

CONCERT DESCRIPTION
The Goddesses hail from our local club scene, including the Orville Giddings Band. The band finds inspiration from 50‘s artists such as The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, and Buddy Holly. Musical inspiration also comes from 70’s sounds such as The Dwight Twilley Band and NRBQ.

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.

OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum              John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge,
Scobie Ward

Gold                      BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver                     Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze                  Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer

 

 

I Am More Exhibit

You are invited to the first Cape Ann exhibit of

I Am More: Massachusetts  

20 new portraits and essays from around the state addressing how we are more than mental illness, addiction, disability, diagnosis, poverty, abuse, and persecution

The portrait subjects come from all parts of the state and range in age from 18-86.

 

Where:

Hosted by Ocean Alliance at the Paint Factory, upstairs in the newly-renovated brick factory building, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester

When:

Thursday August 19th 4-8 pm as part of the Gloucester Culture Splash series. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a Cape Ann Makers Market at the Paint Factory with 25 artisans, crafters and makers. Check out the Discover Gloucester website for the citywide arts event schedule and a map for free trolley and water taxi rides between locations (Thursday night only).

Friday August 20th: 12-5

Saturday August 21st: 12-5

Sunday August 22nd: 12-5

Feel free to share this email, blog post, or the attached flyer.

I Am More is a public art and writing project to remind us that we are more than our mental illness, health diagnosis, physical disability or life situation. Regardless of the adversity we face, we all have skills, gifts, loves and hopes that are sometimes overshadowed. The project features portraits in pastel and colored pencil by Amy Kerr accompanied by essays by the subjects about all the ways they are more than their challenges.

 

 

Magnolia Community Farmers Market will be returning Sunday July 25, 2021

On Sunday July 25, 2021 the Magnolia Community Farmers will be held from 10 to 1:00.  The Magnolia Community Farmers Market gets better and better every week.  Thank you to the Staff who run this great Farmers Market.

Great food, gifts and treasures can be found on Lexington Avenue at the Magnolia Community Farmers Market.

Magnolia Community Farmers Market cancelled for Sunday due to bad weather

So here’s the scoop. The forecast for tomorrow hasn’t improved. And in fact some forecasts have worsened a bit. I don’t think it behooves any of us soak ourselves and our products. It pains me to do it, but I think we need to cancel the street market tomorrow.

The MCFM tent for online purchase will still be open, as we have orders. If you have received notification of an online purchase for your store, rest assured we will still be there at 9am for your drop offs, customer pick ups begin at 10am.

We apologize, and I hope the cancellation isn’t too preemptive. But 75+% chance of thunderstorm and showers in the morning just doesn’t feel like farmers market weather and in an effort to protect your products and equipment, I think cancelling is in our best interest.

Meetinghouse Green performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2021

HYE FUSION PERFORMS FRIDAY JULY 23 AT MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents Hye Fusion in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green
at the corner of Middle and Church Street, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. Hye Fusion integrates music of the Middle East with Western
jazz standards. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard,
clarinet and saxophone as well as the Middle Eastern doumbek. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms. Free-will
donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, Maritime Gloucester, a group that inspires students and visitors to
value our maritime heritage, marine science and environmental stewardship. Local food vendor for the evening is Classic Cooks.
The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the
Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter,
visit
www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

CONCERT DESCRIPTION
American-born Hye Fusion’s style of integrating Middle eastern jazz comes from their family lineages, with deep roots in the Middle East.
They received their musical training from the New England Conservatory as well as from musical mentors such as Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans.

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors,
and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs
and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue,
and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse
Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.

OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum          John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward

Gold                 BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver               Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan
Bronze             Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa,
Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer

A great event on Thursday, July 15, 2021

Thank you Cape Ann Salt and Hold & Fast for a wonderful event at the Cape Ann Makers Market held at Ocean Alliance.  This venue was outstanding with views and the staff.  Cape Ann Salt and Hold & Fast did an extraordinary effort to make this Cape Ann Market a total success.  Thank you for this opportunity to participate.  Here is a couple of photos of the view.