Middle Street Walk 2013

The lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree is part of Middle Street Walk's finale.

The 16th annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester's Historic District while having fun with the family. The Festivities begin at 9 am and go all the way through to the lighting of the lobster pot tree in downtown Gloucester! Pick up a Schedule of Events and get your walk on!  A whole day of FREE activities, shows and events await for all the members of the family. 

On the Middle Street Walk, families can decorate ornaments for the holidays with the Cape Ann Museum at Gloucester City Hall, have a ride on the CATA Trolley, drop by Cape Ann Art Haven to paint a bouy for use as an ornament on the Lobster Trap Tree, have a try at sculpting ice on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets, take a museum tour, listen to concerts and watch dance recitals, tour the newly finished Temple Ahavat Achim and don't forget about the Gingerbread House Contest Display at Gloucester City Hall!  There's a lot do do and see, with the grand finale being the lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree in courthouse square!

Whether you come for a visit or experience all of the day's events, you and the kids will be sure to have fun!

2013 Middle Street Walk Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 14, 2013

When Where and What
8 am -  6 pm Gloucester Boy Scout Troop #112 will be selling Christmas Trees on the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church lawn, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm
9 am-4:30 pm Saunders House, Sawyer Free Library
  • seARTS Wearable Art Holiday Show& Sale
    • (and Sunday from Noon to 4pm)
  • Raffle drawing to be held on Sunday at 3:30pm to benefit Sawyer Free Library
  • Raffle tickets sold at Saunders House and Library, Middle Street entrance of Sawyer Free Library 3pm
10 am- 2 pm Sawyer Free Library

Presentation of History of WPA Murals and Samuel Sawyer

10 am
to
3 pm

Gloucester City Hall
  • 10am - Welcome and Launch in the Auditorium
  • Festival Headquarters for information and buttons
  • Committee for the Arts will sell postcards of City Hall’s WPA Murals and have a table with information on City Hall Restoration efforts.
  • The Gingerbread House Contest Display - winner will be announced in Kyrouz Auditorium at 1pm.
  • Girl Scouts Troop #60235 - Bake/Cocoa Sale
  • The Phyllis A. Marine Association will have an information table and Ship's Store.
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church - Popcorn & Lunch Ticket Sales
  • 'Community of Neighborhoods' Quilts from the Rose Baker Senior Center
  • Cape Ann Museum - Folly Cove Designers inspired family ornament making and Museum Pop-Up Store
10 am-3 pm

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Cape Ann Thrift Shop Seasonal Goods Sale.

Cape Ann YMCA
Open house, kids activities, face painting and crafts

Sargent House Museum
Visitors can shop holiday Christmas decorations, enjoy seasonal foods and browse the museum gift shop for holiday gifts and treats

10 am-4 pm Cape Ann Art Haven
  • Join a community art creation! Help create a Giant Ice Sculpture (ice courtesy of Cape Pond Ice)
  • Buoy Painting for Lobster Trap Tree All Day

Sargent House Museum
Open House decorated for the season, Holiday Goodies & Seasonal Gifts.

10:30 am

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Performance - Bell Ringers

11 am

Sawyer Free Library
Magic with Matthew Graham- Magician to the Red Sox

11 am - 4 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Make your own s'mores, coffee and cocoa for sale on the Church lawn!

11 am-2 pm Gloucester City Hall

Tours of City Hall Tower on the half hour by Maggie Rosa, Chair of City Hall Restoration Committee.

Guided Tours of Middle Street

11:30 am

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

Gloucester City Hall Auditorium
Live performance - Cape Ann Big Band

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Lunch with 2 menus:

  • Historic New England - Clam Chowder, corn bread & gingerbread cookie - $10
  • Modern New England - Fenway Frank, Cape Cod chips & brownie - $5
12 pm Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert - Plum Cove Singers
12-2 pm Middle Street Trolley Rides
Featuring the Songbirds and a Holiday Sing Along, courtesy of CATA.
12:30 pm

Gloucester City Hall Auditorium
"Mixed Bag of Nuts":

  • Christmas Carol Singing
  • Collection for 'Toys for Tots'

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

1 pm

Saint John's Episcopal Church
'A Children's Holiday' with the Rockport and Annisquam youth choir singing music for the season

1 -3  pm A Visit with Santa at Brown's Mall
1:30 pm

Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester
Concert - with Louis Stella (piano), Mary Jane Fabanio (cello), Jeanine Lynch (flute) and Robert Heinaman (French horn)

Gloucester City Hall

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Tour of this historic church

2 pm

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Concert - Elementary and Middle School String Group & Band and Gloucester High School Chorus

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Temple Ahavat Achim
Tour and Q&A Session with Rabbi Lewis

Sargent House Museum
Scenes from Judith Sargent Murray's play "The Medium", staged by the North Shore Folklore Theatre Co.

3 pm

Sawyer Free Library

  • seArts drawing
  • Concert: What Time is it Mr. Fox? Trio
3:30 - 5 pm

Art Gallery Open Houses - Pleasant & Main Streets
Visit All four Galleries and Win a Prize:

  • The Hive
  • State of the Art Gallery
  • Law and Water Gallery
  • Trident Gallery
4:30pm

Cape Ann Art Haven & Gloucester Police Station Plaza
Lighting of the Holiday Lobster Trap Tree and a visit from Santa!

Participating business and organizations include:

When: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9am - 5pm
Location: 
Downtown Gloucester
Prices: 
Free
Phone: 
978.283.9292
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