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.
Patriots' Day dawned with drum beats and musketfire. Some video highlights form the annual re-enactment on Lexington's Battle Green.
Click the above video for some video highlights of Lexington's annual Patriots' Day re-enactment on the Battle Green. And be sure to stay tuned to Patch for continuing coverage of Patriots' Day festivities in Lexington and Concord.
April 15 in Lexington, in easy-to-read PDF form.
From the alarm and battle beginning at 5:30 a.m. this morning on through the Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team's patriotic performance at 2 p.m., there's lots going on today around Lexington. Click on the PDF to your right for the full schedule of events, courtesy of the Town Celebrations Committee.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, their calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
A roundup of what's going in and around Lexington this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. 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 weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Free Holiday Handbell Concert Where/When: Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Why Go: The Morning Glory Ringers will present a one hour concert which will feature not only handbells, but the vocal talent of some of the choristers Pricing: Free 2.Around the World Crafts Fair Where/When: First Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 Why Go: It's a crafts …
Monday, April 16, 2012
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 little bit about two developments folks are sure to notice on Patriots' Day in Lexington.
Duck boats are often associated with celebratory parades in the Boston area. Duck boots? Not so much. But that could change Monday, April 16, when L.L. Bean brings its bootmobile to Lexington for the Patriots' Day Parade. The history's long been written, but Patriots' Day's present is a work in progress for the people plan the day's events, and a couple of changes this year include the addition of more handicapped parking and the Bean's big 'ol boot on wheels. Each year on Patriots' Day, thousands of people visit Lexington for the re-enactments, parades, pancakes, races and assorted other events. While the bulk of the action goes down in the town center, there's so much activity it can be a bit of a challenge to travel between the …