Sunday, April 14, 2013

Patriot's Day 2013

Patriot's Day Reenactment

The Battle on Lexington Green 
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:30 am in Lexington center. 
This event recreates the historic skirmish in Lexington on the first day of the American Revolution. Following the ringing of the bell in the Old Belfry, members of the Lexington Training Band (now known as the Minutemen) gather on Lexington Green to await the column of British Regulars as they march into the town center. A shot rings out, the skirmish follows, and the British column marches on towards Concord leaving dead and wounded behind.  Contact: Lexington Minutemen                

Pancake Breakfasts - Monday, April 15, 2013 in Lexington

St. Brigid Church, 2001 Massachusetts Avenue, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 160. 
6:00 am to 10:00 am. Nominal cost. First Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue (across from the police station). 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Nominal cost..
                                Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street. 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Nominal cost.
              Isaac Davis March to Concord - Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:00 am at the Isaac Davis Homestead, 37 Hayward Road, Acton. The Acton Minutemen will make their annual march to the North Bridge in Concord, arriving at 9:00 am, where they will fire a salute from the bridge to honor Isaac Davis and Acton's other fallen heroes. Contact: The Acton Minutemen
Lincoln Minute Men Dawn Tribute and the March to Concord - Monday, April 15, 2013, outside Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, 6:40 am. The Lincoln Minute Men will salute the patriots buried in the Old Meetinghouse Cemetery. Roll call is read, fifers play a lament, minute men mysteriously emerge from the morning mists in the cemetery, and a musket salute is fired. The Minute Men begin their march along Sandy Pond Road.toward Concord with colonial music and musket fire. All ages welcome to walk along. The Concord Parade steps off at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Lincoln Minute Men
Lexington Sunrise Youth Parade - Monday, April 15, 2013 starting at 7:30 am at Munroe Cemetery driveway, Massachusetts Avenue.
Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
Commemoration of the Battle at North Bridge - Monday April 15, 2013, from 8:00 am. The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered by musket fire as British and colonial re-enactors, park rangers and volunteers commemorate the fateful morning of April 19, 1775 - the first time that colonists were ordered to fire upon British soldiers that became known as "the shot heard 'round the world."
Contact: Minute Man National Historical Park
 Mourn Arms Ceremony at British Graves, North Bridge, Concord - Monday April 15, 2013, approximately 8:30 am: Prior to the Concord Parade, British Regulars from the King's Own 4th Regiment of Foot, Tenth Regiment of Foot, and First Foot Guards will Mourn Arms and salute the fallen soldiers of the 4th at Old North Bridge.            Concord's Patriots Day Parade - Monday, April 15, 2013 starting at 9:00 am in Concord Center.
Contact: Concord Chamber of Commerce via email or at 978 369-3120.
Patriots' Day Handbell Concert of American Music - Monday April 15, 2013, 11:15 am to 12 noon, Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave, Lexington (the stone church across from the Battle Green). You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, ragtime, marches and more. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. Suggested donation is $3 per person. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Come sit down and enjoy this fun concert carefully timed to follow the morning Road Race. Contact: 781-862-4220 or
Jason Russell House Battle Open House, April 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Contact the Arlington Historical Society.
                Paul Revere's Arrival at Lexington Green - Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:00 pm in Lexington center
Contact: Lexington Town Celebrations Committee, 781 862-0500 x708
               Ride the Patriots Day Trolley - Monday, April 15, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Park at Acton's Town Hall and ride on one of the three Patriots Day trolley to the Hosmer House, the Jones Tavern and the Faulkner Homestead to a day filled with entertainment, games, crafts, animals, 18th and 19th century demonstrators, storytellers, and tours of historic buildings. $5.00 per adult / $3.00 per child includes admission to historic properties and trolley ride. Contact and more info: Acton Historical Society.

Patriots & Heroes: an American Pantheon in Music - Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:00 pm at the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church in Cambridge: The Boston Camerata, a historically accurate early music ensemble in Boston will be presenting an anthology of American songs from the young republic in their original forms, around the themes of freedom, union, and renewal in the New World. Anne Azéma and The Boston Camerata are joined by the Middlesex Volunteers Fife and Drums and members of The Revels.  After the concert, the audience will be invited to participate in traditional early American dances and songs. Further information at