PATRIOT’S DAY CEREMONIES ON APRIL 20 TO COMMEMORATE PAUL REVERE’S RIDE

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240th anniversary of historic event to include colonial games, refreshments, visit by Paul Revere on horseback.

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin, and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission invite all residents and community members to the City’s 240th annual Patriot’s Day celebration, to be held at Foss Park on Mon., April 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Preservation Commission, Historic Somerville, the Somerville Museum, and East Somerville Main Streets, the day’s events will include Colonial games and songs, light refreshments, youth readings, and a visit from Paul Revere on horseback on his historic ride from Boston to Lexington through Somerville.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with live music by the Somerville High School band, games and refreshments, followed by a brief speaking agenda with youth poetry readings and the arrival of Paul Revere. Children will receive a “Colonial Times Passport” and are invited to participate in various Colonial-era games such as Hoops, and Jacob’s Ladder. Children who complete each of the six stations will receive a small prize. Volunteers will be dressed in traditional Colonial attire and attendees are encouraged to do the same.

For more information, contact Executive Director Brandon Wilson at 617-625-6600 ext 2532 or bwilson@somervillema.gov or Barbara Mangum, President of Historic Somerville via admin@historicsomerville.org, or 617-625-5809.

If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact the ADA Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event at the address noted below:

Betsy M. Allen
167 Holland Street, Room 207
ballen@somervillema.gov
(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)
(617) 808-4851 (TTY)

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