Monday, April 15, 2013
British Regulars and Colonial Militia clashed during a reenactment at North Bridge in Concord on Patriots' Day, April 15.
British reenactors conducted a "Mourn Arms" ceremony in honor of the British dead buried at North Bridge on Patriots' Day morning in Concord. The Redcoats were then met by the Colonial Militia, exchanging volleys (and cannonfire) with the Minutemen from opposite banks of the Concord River. Concord, Lexington and Bedford were represented by their seperate companies of Minutemen. Stick with Patch for more coverage of the Patriots' Day festivities in Lexington and Concord, including the Concord's annual Patriots' Day Parade.
The parade made its way down Mass Ave around 7:30 a.m. this Patriots' Day morning in Lexington. Some photos and video of the LHS and Middle Schools bands performances.
There was just enough time for folks to fill up at one of the pancake breakfasts around town between the early-morning re-enactment on Lexington's Battle Green and the Sunrise Youth Parade, which stepped off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15. Flip through the photos above to see some of the parade participants, and check out the videos to see performances by the Lexington High Band and the Lexington Middle Schools Band.
From minutemen to massive hot dogs, Lexington's Patriots' Day parade -- held a day earlier on Sunday, April 14 in recognition of the town's 300th anniversary -- had a little bit of everything.
Click through the photos above for some scenes from Lexington's annual Patriots' Day parade, which was held a day earlier than normal -- on Sunday, April 14 -- in recognition of the town's 300th birthday celebrations. Your turn, Concord.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We'll be using Storify to round up the social media mentions of the area's Patriots' Day events over the next 10 days. Contribute to our coverage by using tags like #PatriotsDay, #1775, #Lexington and #Concord.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Looking at the what, when and when of Patriots' Day weekend events along the Battle Road in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord.
It starts tomorrow. Patriots' Day weekend has arrived, and we all know what that means: Parades, patriotism, people and the smell of sulfur in the morning. The running battles and re-enactments begin tomorrow, April 13. An afternoon parade and midnight ride will be among the highlights on Sunday, April 14. And on Patriots' Day itself -- Monday, April 15 -- there will be enough activities that it wouldn't be fair to try and pack them all into one sentence. So, flip through the photos above, which have many of the area's Patriots' Day weekend events included therein. Or scroll down below to find event information in an easy-to-scan list, subdivided according to community. Or, take a peek at the PDF posted above, which includes a schedule of …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Running down the road closures and expected delays around next weekend’s Patriots’ Day festivities.
Re-enactments, parades and midnight rides will lead to road closures and traffic delays around Lexington next Saturday, Sunday and Monday as the town celebrates Patriots’ Day weekend and remembers what started here. A full schedule of traffic management plans, provided by the town, is posted to your right as a PDF. From the notice: “No Parking” signage is posted and/or parking meters bagged in most of the above areas the day of each event or, the night before if it is held at an early hour. Look for signage along the entire side of the roadway you are thinking of parking in case temporary signs have been removed at your parking spot. The approach roadways to the parade routes receive parking restrictions because congestion reduces access…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Town Celebrations and 300th Celebration committees are soliciting nominations for parade marshals for next year's Patriots' Day Parade, for which the theme is "We Are Lexington."
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Here's the press release provided by the Town Celebrations/300th Celebration Committee: Because no one individual can fully personify the 2013 Patriots’ Day/ 300th Anniversary parade theme of “We Are Lexington”, the Town Celebrations Committee will select a group of Lexington residents who collectively represent the whole spectrum of Lexington’s political, cultural, economic, and social heritage from the town’s establishment in 1713 to the present day. The committee invites nominations of groups of 8 to 12 persons to serve as Grand Marshals for the 2013 Patriots Day/300th Anniversary Parade (Sunday, April 14, 2013). Groups should be diverse and should address the theme “We Are Lexington” as broadly as possible. Please reply to …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Large crowds lined Mass Ave Monday afternoon as the annual parade wound its way through Lexington Center on a wickedly warm Patriots' Day.
On this scorching April afternoon, Lexington's annual Patriots' Day parade wound its way through town a little slower than most years, but still delighted the thousdands who lined Mass Ave to watch the procession. The parade capped off a full slate of Patriots' Day events and activities in Lexington, which included an early morning reenactment, pancacke breakfasts, museum shows, dramatic retellings, concerts, tours and lunches. Click through the above photo gallery for some scenes from the parade as seen from Mass Ave.
Re-enactment, places to grab pancakes, parade times and more today on Patriots' Day in Lexington.
1. If You Hear Musketfire This Morning, Don't Be Alarmed: Locals took up arms moments ago and stood against British Regulars marching on Concord in a re-enactment of the first few minutes of the American Revolution this morning on the Battle Green. 2. Pancakes, Anyone? Without school or, hopefully, work today, there's a little more time for breakfast on Patriots' Day. There are pancake breakfasts from 6 to 10 a.m. this morning at the Church of St. Brigid, First Baptist Church and the Church of Our Redeemer. 3. More Handbell! From 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hancock Church's handbell program will present its 10th annual Patriot’s Day Concert of American Music in the sanctuary at 1912 Mass Ave. Suggested donation is $3. 4. Parading Along Mass …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A look at what's going on this Patriots' Day weekend in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this Patriots' Day weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Parker's Revenge Where/When: Parker’s Revenge Site, near the Minute Man Visitor’s Center off Route 2A, Lincoln; 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14 Why Go: The Lexington Minute Men ambush the British Regulars headed back toward Boston, like Capt. John Parker’s local militia did April 19, 1775 to exact revenge for then men lost that morning on the town green. Pricing: Free 2. Tower Park Battle Where/When: Tower Park, Mass Ave.; 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14 Why Go: …