Cat Ryan submits-
A cruiseship is coming! A cruiseship is coming! Sunday, May 4, 2014, Holland America will be arriving at Cruiseport
Calling all Main Street, downtown, shops, restaurants, cultural districts, Rocky Neck:
v Open up if you can on Sunday May 4, and maybe at an earlier time (see flyer)
v Print out and hang up a welcome sign that’s being created for this day (coming soon!)
v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle if you will be open, firstname.lastname@example.org
v By April 30th, email Carol Thistle if you can offer a special discount or have a creative theme you would like to share.
o Gloucester doesn’t need too much help in that department but if you’re needing last minute oomph ideas, search GMG and see what Toodeloos and Pop Gallery and so many others come up with for holidays and block parties!
v Some of downtown is open Sundays anyhow (Island Art & Hobby); it would be good for all of us to know who is open on Sundays
v Passengers won’t be able to visit everywhere, of course. Residents: this might be a fun day to come together to support downtown, your favorite store, restaurant, gallery– and some great people watching!
Gloucester is one port of call. Hundreds of passengers have pre-booked, arranged itineraries– day or ½ day trips that will depart directly from Cruiseport. Some passengers remain on board. Many passengers specifically selected disembarking and exploring Gloucester.
Stage Fort Visitor Center will be open. Maritime Gloucester will be open. Cape Ann Museum is closed for renovation. How about you?