Blog : A Farewell (party) to (steel) Arms, this Saturday at the Memorial Bridge
By now you know that the beloved Memorial Bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic, and that won't change until perhaps 2014 after major rebuilding has been completed. So the Seacoast community is sending the bridge out with a picnic/party this Saturday, Oct 1, and they're doing it right!
There will be plenty of food and activities for the whole family; check out this lineup of entertainment, including food and activities from Green Alliance Business Partners. The Children's Museum will have a great build a bridge craft where kids can recreate the bridge with straws & connectors; Bob's Clam Hut and Beach Pea Bakery will be food vendors; and Smuttynose beer will be on sale, as well!
Schedule of Timed Events
12 to 4 Cap’n and Patty’s boat rides Badger’s Isl. East One Harbor Place
2 to 2:45 Jon Nolan music fountain stage
3:10 to 3:55 Kurt Baker music fountain stage
4 to 4:30 Ribbon Ceremony presentation bridge approach – Portsmouth side
4:45 to 5:35 Zach Jones music fountain stage
6 to 7 Tan Vampires music fountain stage
7:30 Fireworks presentation river
8 Finding Nemo movie main stage
noon – 6 Local Artists Plein Air Painting along the waterfront
TBD PMAC Instrument petting zoo
TBD Anna Nuttall? Help make a community farewell card to the bridge
2-7:30 Granite State FISH? What Fish is This?
2-7:30 Ports Hist Society? Walking Tours? Karen is cking
2-7:30 Save Our Bridges? Updates on what’s going on w Bridges? K is cking
2-7:30 Children’s Museum Kids: Build a Bridge with Straws and Connectors
2-7:30 Ron St. Jean Photo Booth with the Bridge
2-7:30 Trish Scavenger Hunt
2-7:30 PPAF T-shirts
4-7:30 Local Artists Wet Paint Party in Beer Garden
4:30 - 7:30 DJ ROCK WAXX music in the beer garden
Food and Beverage Vendors
Warren’s Lobster House Pumpkin Bread
Bob’s Clam Hut Lobster Stew
Chef’s Cove Cookies & Brownies
Weathervane Fish and Clam Chowder
Hebert Bros Seafood Lobster Rolls
Beach Pea Baked Goods and Sandwiches
Common Man Ice Cream
AJ’s Wood Grilled Pizza Soup
In the beer garden at One Harbor Place:
Portsmouth Lobster Company
Little Bay Oyster Co.
PPAF serving Smuttynose Beer
Hope to see you there for this terrific event!