Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pilgrim's Monument is 100 years old

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The Pilgrim Monument Turns 100

- Plus a Clambake for HOW


August 2nd, 2010

We have two important parties this week — a clambake for HOW on Wednesday and a super, day-long party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pilgrim Monument.

A parade will kick-off the centennial festivities at 10:00 am leaving from the Cape Inn Resort and proceeding down Commercial Street to end at the Coast Guard Station.

WEDNESDAY Aug. 4

Fun, food and a campfire, all for a good cause

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Clambake to benefit Helping Our Women at the Top Mast Café, Shore Rd. in North Truro on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Cocktails are at 5:30 pm and dinner is at 6:30 pm. At 7:45 pm everyone moves across for dessert on the beach. Finally a campfire follows sunset shortly after 8 pm. Tickets are $40 for adults, $12:50 for kids. Call HOW at 508-487-4357.

THURSDAY, Aug. 5

Monument turns 100 with big party

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is holding day-long events on Thursday, Aug. 5 when it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the completion of the monument.

The parade will kick-off the festivities at 10:00 am leaving from the Cape Inn Resort and proceeding down Commercial Street to end at the Coast Guard Station. Each float will present a notable historic event showcasing the parade’s theme: “Monumental Moments in Cape Cod and Provincetown History.” Marching bands, flag-waver dancers, a motorcade and more will add to the excitement. The climax of the parade will be a giant birthday cake featuring 100 candles, each standing three feet tall and each decorated by a local artist.

The celebration will continue into the afternoon with a public re-dedication ceremony and wreath-laying, which will begin at 1 pm atop High Pole Hill Road and feature remarks from Governor Deval Patrick, the Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes and commentator and humorist Jimmy Tingle. WBZ-TV News Anchor Lisa Hughes will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The National Anthem will be sung by local recording artist Suede. Other musical performances will include selections by the Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers featuring Jon Arterton, Roxanne Layton and pianist John Thomas. There will also be a special fly over by the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

At 7:30 pm the festivities continue with a musical concert featuring an electrifying lineup of local musicians including headliners: Zöe Lewis accompanied by Sylvie Richard on Percussion, the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Males Men’s Chorus, and concert pianist Paul Bisaccia. Tickets to the concert can be purchased at The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum for $20. Admission to the concert is included with the purchase of a “Celebrate 100” Commemorative Medallion, which is also good for discounts at local businesses during the week of July 31st to August 7th.

At 9 pm, a thrilling fireworks display over Provincetown Harbor will conclude the daylong celebration.





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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watched a good bit of the parade from the livecam on provincetown.com.

Stew said...

It's amazing that they were able to build something like that so long ago.
I loved the shots I got from the top last summer. You really get a sense of where everything is in town from up there.

JustinO'Shea said...

Aren't you ingenious! Never thought of that! ;-)

Anonymous said...

So, being an ignorant Australian with no knowledge of North American shellfish, pleace tell me, what exactly is a "clam bake"?
I've hear of it enough, what was it besides the obvious? Was it a social gathering that involved preparation and consumtion of seafood? Was it cause for a special celebtration?

Knowing that different people around our own country have diffeent words for different fish and other seafood, I don't doubt that you guys have the same differences, so what exactly is it tat you call a clam?
And what exactly is it that you call a "clam bake"?


Is it the same creature that Arlo Guthrie was referring to in his "The story of Ruben Clamzo and his strange daughter, in the key of A"

Wondering,
Greg in Adelaide