Category Archives: Provincetown

Saying goodbye to summer

Ptown, ProvincetownSummer always passes too quickly for my liking. Although fall doesn’t technically start for another few weeks, the season officially ends in the United States with Labor Day. I suppose the summer like temperatures we will experience through this week is a small consolation.

Sergio and I were able to get away for a few fun trips this summer including a fantastic stay in Montreal. We also flew to Brazil to celebrate Sergio’s mother’s 86th birthday, which was followed by a fun weekend with my family on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. Finally, in August we were able to enjoy an extended stay in Provincetown during Carnival.

I hope you had a wonderful summer and made some great memories as well.

Droning Ptown Carnival 2018 video

For those of you who missed Carnival or for those of you who were there and wishing the fun week was not over, here is a beautiful video courtesy of David Cox who’s videos never disappoint.

Next year’s 41st Provincetown Carnival will start on August 15 and conclude on August 25th with the parade on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The theme will be Enchanted Forest.

Provincetown’s Carnival celebrations

PtownToday is the last full day of 2018 Carnival. Although the weather started stormy it corrected itself and each day was a little more beautiful. For those leaving on the Saturday morning ferries, have an amazing time tonight with your friends.

Below are photos taken during Ptown’s annual Carnival Parade
Much thanks to my friend, Kyle Szary, who does a great job photographing the parade and the masses strolling up and down Commercial Street.

Click on individual photos to enlarge for better viewing

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Miss Richfield 1981 – Grand Marshall

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Chris Marchant makes for a tempting Aquamanchris marchant, aquaman, ptown carnivalptown carnivalptown carnival

And one more photo that I swiped from Sergio’s Instagram feed. Miss Bubble Wrap was one of my favorite floats from this year’s Carnival Parade.ptown carnival

Next year’s 41st Provincetown Carnival will start on August 15 and conclude on August 25th with the parade on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and the theme will be Enchanted Forest so I fully expect to see all sorts of frisky woodland creatures and more than a few unicorns.

This week on Instagram: provincetowncom

ptownSergio and I will be leaving for Provincetown in just a few days to enjoy Carnival Week so it seems appropriate to feature this Instagram account dedicated to showing off how beautiful this tiny town at the tip of Cape Cod really is. I want to also give a shout out to CT-native and photographer, Ryan Zipp who took the photo above (you can follow him at @ryanzipp).

Follow this account on Instagram here, instagram.com/provincetowncom.

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2018 Carnival in Provincetown: Events & Parties

Ptown CarnivalProvincetown Carnival 2018 is a week long celebration of LGBTQ life that starts Saturday, August 11th and runs through Friday, August 18th, but really culminates in the Carnival Parade on Thursday.  This year is Provincetown’s 40th Carnival celebration and Grand marshals include John Waters, Kate Clinton and Tony Kushner. The theme for this year is Mardi Gras by the Sea.

Below is a list of many events and parties that will take place during Carnival. If you’re planning to come down for the week, a few days or just for an afternoon there is plenty to see and do. Please note that many of these parties and events require tickets so it is best to purchase in advance since most sell out.

SATURDAY

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Daily Tea Dance starts at 4PM at the Boatslip

Tea Dance at the Boatslip is a daily occurrence but there is something special about the first tea dance of the 2018 Carnival Week.

DILF: Carnival Edition doors open at 9:30PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club with music by the Perry Twins

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Cruise D’ Krewes Sunset Boat Party boarding begins at 4PM and the cruise runs from 4:30 – 7:30PM at Macmillan Pier

The Night of Bacchus Costume Ball is the official opening party for 2018 Carnival – doors open at 8:30PM at the Paramount & Wave bar

MONDAY

Ragin’ Cajun Pool Party is a massive pool party that takes place from 1-5PM at the Brass Key pool

Mardi Gras by the Sea Carnival Dance Party with DJ Phil B starts at 10PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club

TUESDAY

Fat Tuesday: Boxers and Beads Party is at the A-House with Resident DJ and Billboard Magazine reporter David LaSalle spinning your favorite music

Mardi Gras by the Sea Carnival Dance Party with DJ James Anthony starts at 10PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club

WEDNESDAY

Source: Provincetown Magazine – Carnival 2015

Drag Bingo takes place on the lawn of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House – seating starts at 5PM and bingo starts at 6:30PM

Northern Deca-dance, featuring Betty Who! starts at 7:30PM at Provincetown Hall

Mardi Gras by the Sea Carnival Dance Party with DJ Joe Gauthreaux starts at 10PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club

THURSDAY

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Photo by Kyle Szary from 2017 Carnival “Gods and Goddesses”

Carnival Parade – 40th Anniversary don’t miss this parade and all the strutting up and down Commercial Street during the day – it is the best people watching all year and a lot of fun; from 3-5PM

Underwear Party at Club Purgatory will be jammed Carnival Week – doors open at 9PM

Mardi Gras by the Sea Carnival Dance Party with DJ Micky Friedmann starts at 10PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club

FRIDAYCrown and Anchor, Paramount Club

Drag Brunch – Benefit for Helping Our Women (HOW) is hosted by  Miss Richfield 1981, and starts at 12PM at Patio on Commercial Street

Mardi Gras Muscles Party is at the A-House with Resident DJ and Billboard Magazine reporter David LaSalle spinning your favorite music

Nights of Adonis Masquerade Party with DJ Abel & VJ Tom Yaz at the Crown and Anchor’s Paramount and Wave Bars starting at 10PM

Feel free to add any events I overlooked in the comments section.

2018 Bear Week: Parties and Events

bear weekJust as 2018 Independence Week comes to a close, 2018 Bear Week roars into Ptown starting Saturday. If you are heading to Provincetown for this coming Bear Week, check out the Boatslip’s massive tea dance each day, visit the clubs like The Crown & Anchor’s Paramount & Wave Bar, Atlantic House (A-House) and Purgatory. But also make time to catch a show or two while you visit. Below is a sampling of some of the parties that will take place in Ptown this week.

Purgatory’s underwear party during Bear Week starts at 9:30

Saturday, July 7th: 
Underbear Party will be packed at Club Purgatory – doors open at 9PM
Big Muscle Bears Dance Party at the Crown & Anchor starts at 9:30PM
BearMania hits the A-House doors open at 10PM

Sunday, July 8th: 
BRUT at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM
Bear Disco Party is at the A-House doors open at 10PM

Bear Week 2018Monday, July 9th: 
I Love the 90s Tea Dance at the Boatslip 4-7PM
Pig Dance at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM
Bears Night Out at the A-House starts at 10PM

Boatslip, Provincetown, PtownTuesday, July 10th: 
Locker Room Party hosted by Ptown Bears at the Boatslip starts at 9PM
DILF Party at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM
Leather / Fetish night at the A-House starts at 10PM

Adrian De Berardinis, Wednesday, July 11th:
Come and Scrum Boston Ironsides Party at Harbor Lounge 12-3PM
Bear Naked Pool Party at the Crown and Anchor from 12-4PM
RAM: Sports Gear & Leather at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM
Jock Night at the A-House starts at 10PM

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Solid Gold Tea Dance at the Boatslip 4-7PM
Bears, Boots & Boxers: Excessive 80s at Club Purgatory starts at 9PM
FurBall at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM

Bear WeekFriday, July 13th:
PLUNGE! Pool Party at the Crown and Anchor 11AM-4PM
Fireman’s Ball at the Crown and Anchor starts at 9:30PM
Uniform Ball at the A-House starts at 10PM

For a complete listing of all official 2018 Bear Week events you can check out the online schedule on the Ptown Bears website.

Throwback Thursday: Coleby and Sergio

provincetown, ptown, independence week, fourth of july ptown, sergio mazonProvincetown is going crazy this week with the circuit in town for “Independence Week”. Sergio and I have not been in Ptown for the Fourth of July in several years. This photo of Sergio and Coleby dates back to July 4th week in 2012.