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SOLD: Provincetown’s Crown & Anchor

If you live in Provincetown or follow one of the many Facebook groups about Provincetown this is old news to you, because yesterday The Provincetown Independent shared that the gay landmark, Crown & Anchor, had gone under agreement; purchased by Jonathan Hawkins, and his partner / boyfriend, Paolo Martini.

The innkeeper, entertainment, and liquor licenses were all transferred from the previous owners Dougal and Murray to Martini and Hawkins at a licensing board meeting this past Tuesday, October 12th. While I don’t know Hawkins or Martini personally, several of my friends do. Hawkins has lived and worked as a producer in Provincetown for several years. His partner, Martini (what an appropriate name for an owner of the Crown & Anchor) is an executive at Cambridge-based, Moderna Inc.

What makes me happiest about this transaction is that it was purchased by a local, gay couple who live in and love this town. The Provincetown Independent correctly points out that in recent years there has been a great deal of corporate consolidation of gay bars, hotels, media etc… It is good to see that Ptown continues to march to the beat of its own drum and has somehow managed to keep this important venue locally (and gay) owned.

I want to thank Dougal and Murray for all the work they’ve done to make the Crown & Anchor such an excellent venue and wish the new owners Martini and Hawkins much luck and success.

2021 Provincetown Carnival celebrations

Provincetown’s Carnival celebration wil start this weekend. The theme this year is “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.

Note that Provincetown has a strict mask policy when indoors and many places require proof of vaccination so snap a photo of your CDC vaccination card or bring it with you. The strict adherence was put in place after infection rates spiked following the July 4th weekend. Since reinstating the mask mandate, infection rates have dropped dramatically*.

Events & parties during Carnvival Week in Provincetown

Sunday, August 15

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

Sunset Cruise: You’re Not in Kansas Anymore with DJ Edil Hernandez
*Sold Out*

Opening Night Costume Party: Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are at The Crown & Anchor at 9PM $30 cover benefits the Provincetown Business Guild

Monday, August 16

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

Carnival kickoff at Shipwreck at 8PM – No cover

Gesellschaft presents Tornado at Red Room at Velvet at 10:30PM – No cover

Tuesday, August 17

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

RAINBOW Dance Party at A-House at 10PM – $20 cover charge

Wednesday, August 18

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

Provincetown Follies at Boatslip at 9:30PM w/ $20 cover benefits Provincetown Business Guild

Red Room presents Ruby Red Slippers at Velvet at 10:30PM w/ $10 cover benefits Provincetown Business Guild

Thursday, August 19

Express Yourself Day – All day. Come as you are, or dress as you like using this year’s theme: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

Ty Sunderland Presents Love Prism: Carnival Dance Party at Town Hall at 7PM – Admission is free with a ticket, must RSVP in advance

Friday, August 20

Tea Dance at The Boatslip at 4PM w/ cover charge $10

Friday Gallery Stroll (opening and closing times vary)

Official Closing Party: There’s No Place Like Home at Crown & Anchor at 10PM w/ $30 cover benefits Provincetown Business Guild

*For the latest information about COVID-19 infection rates in Provincetown, click here.