White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Project Arts Harborfest," Day 1 of 2, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The day dawned cloudy which is good news and bad - one doesn't have to worry so much about sunburn with the overcast but, that glorious blue sky, bright sun, boats bobbing in the harbor kind of day is always preferred.

In this panorama (click on image to view in full width if your device supports that action), from left to right, the monument that houses Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Harbor at center, and the crafter's tents of the Project Arts Harborfest at Pilgrim Memorial State Park.

Project Arts Plymouth, led by Mike Landers, in addition to sponsoring this Harborfest, also brings free music entertainment every Wednesday evening throughout the summer months to the Amphitheater on the waterfront in Pilgrim Memorial State Park. My previous posts at this link.

Here, of course, is the mighty Plymouth Rock, the date 1620 engraved on its surface. This rock marks the area where the original Pilgrims landed in 1620 at what became today's Plymouth.

The first tent belongs to the Plymouth 2020 folks.  They are tasked with organizing all the hoopla as we approach the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

The tent forest of craft vendors occupies much of the park area.

Chakulla (at right above) and his musical associates entertained the crowd before and between the headliner acts.

It is fascinating how many diverse sounds these three men can generate. The "effects" guy (foreground) chose from the table top at lower left for a wide range of percussive sounds.

Chakulla's music is described as folk, world, jazz, and Americana. Additionally, he is also the operator of "the Hunger Bus." The mission is to feed hungry children/people. He carries his message throughout concert venues accepting and distributing donations and/or non-perishable contributions.

If the kids don't like the music they can make their own by ringing the bell and/or siren on this 1936 fire truck. The owner had stripped the original down to the bare frame and lovingly rebuilt it back to what you see here. The kids were welcome to swarm all over it - which they did.

Just a couple blocks away from the waterfront, life in downtown Plymouth continues at its summer weekend pace. Life is good in "America's Hometown."

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