First Day of Summer Sunrise Whale Watch

First Day of Summer Sunrise Whale Watch

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Wednesday, June 21
3:00am
Meet at MacMillan Pier
 

Greet the summer season, and the whales, at sunrise!  We will set off among the stars in the early hours aboard a whale watch boat and see the sun rise on the first official day of summer.  This time is also considered one of the best to see whales in abundance in the warm waters surrounding Provincetown.  Join us for this special event!

Captain John Boats was established in 1946 running daily fishing trips.  Since that time it has expanded to Captain John Whale Watch and Fishing Tours which provides whale watching, fishing, private charters and a ferry run to Provincetown all operated out of the Town Wharf right on Plymouth's historic waterfront.  Join us on the journey as we head out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and one of the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Pilot Whales, Minke Whales and the endangered Right Whales.

Robert Pinsky Poetry Reading

Robert Pinsky Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 22
6:00pm
On the Back Deck at Castle Hill
10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro
FREE for Members / $20 for Non-Members

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Join us for an evening of poetry, on the back deck at Castle Hill, with renowned poet-laureate Robert Pinsky reading from his latest work and his published poems.

Robert Pinskey's new book of poems, At the Foundling Hospital, was published in December, 2016.  The book mediates the "foundling" to exemplify the ways cultural identity and personal identity, both are improvised, imposed, hybrid, multiple and combustible.  Robert's Selected Poems appeared in 2011.  He has described his 2013 book Singing School as a combined anthology and manifesto.   His best-selling translation The Inferno of Dante was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon translation prize.  As Poet Laureate of the United States, he founded the "Favorite Poem Project", featuring the videos at www.favoritepoem.org.  He performs with pianist Laurence Hobgood on the spoken word CDs PoemJazz and House Hour, from Circumstantial Productions.  Robert Pinsky is the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on both 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Simpsons'.

12th Annual Provincetown Dance Festival

12th Annual Provincetown Dance Festival

Friday, June 23 &
Saturday, June 24
at the Provincetown Theater
7:30 pm

As with every successful season to date, the 2017 line-up of seven dance companies will include a wide range of performers, celebrating the richness of today’s national dance landscape. Performers range from tap to ballet, to contemporary, hip-hop and classical Indian dance. This year’s slate of diverse, high level professionals hail from New York, New England, and as far away as Seattle.

 

2017 Performers:

A duet by Spectrum Dance Theater, choreographed by Artistic Director, Donald Byrd, an internationally acclaimed, Tony Award nominee, who heads this dynamic nationally recognized company based in Seattle WA. The appearance of Spectrum Dance Theater marks the presentation of what may be the Provincetown Dance Festival’s most acclaimed dance company.

Two other new companies this year will  include the contemporary Rovaco Dance Company, from New York City, under the leadership of Rohan Bhargava, and The Tony Williams Ballet. Over many decades, Tony Williams has become a Boston dance institution, bringing his special take on contemporary ballet.

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After several years absence, the Provincetown Dance Festival welcomes the return of Portland Ballet. This year, audiences will have the unique experience of seeing them perform an excerpt from legendary classical Pas de Deux from Swan Lake: likely the first time for this great masterpiece to be seen on the Outer Cape. In bright contrast to Swan Lake, Rachna Arawal, from Hartford, CT, will perform works from the classical traditions of East Indian Dance.

Other popular returning artists will include annual audience favorites, the Boston Tap Company and the innovative, much talked about hip-hop/fusion dance group, Case Closed!, directed by Sokeo Ros.

 

 

For more information, or to order tickets online, CLICK HERE

 

Pamet River Float

Pamet River Float

Saturday, July 8
10am - 1pm
FREE for Members / $50 for Non-Members

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Float down the Pamet River at high tide, a 'must-do' summer activity unique to Truro, then join us on the back deck at Castle Hill for grilled burgers & begin burgers!  You'll pick up a float at the main campus, walk a few yards to the Pamet Landing just after high tide and then be pulled along by the outgoing movement of the water.  Drift lazily in the sun along the river all the way to the Pamet Yacht Club: you'll be transported back by van to Castle Hill.

Water Safety: All participants must be able to swim.  Children 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket.  Please bring sunscreen, a sun-hat, bug spray, bathing suit and water shoes.  Bring a towel and change of clothes for after the float.  Castle Hill assumes no liability for injuries or damages arising from the results of participation.

Summer Bash!

Summer Bash!

Saturday, July 15
6pm - 9pm
at Edgewood Farm
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

with Chandler Travis and the Philharmonic

The Cocktail Hour Garden with C.L. Fornari


Friday, July 28
4pm - 6pm
$65 Members / $75 Non-Members

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For most of us, life is jam-packed. In the 21st century it becomes even more important to take a break at the end of the work day, put aside our digital devices and reconnect with other people and the natural world. This talk explores how we can all benefit from a garden created for the senses. Whether you sit in such a space with a cup of coffee in the morning, an iced tea in the afternoon, or a cocktail at the end of the day, The Cocktail Hour Garden will be a refuge where you can relax, recharge, and reconnect with other people and the natural world.

C.L. Fornari is the author of six books including Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Hour Garden. She hosts a weekly radio program on WXTK every Saturday,  and is a speaker who frequently presents to a variety of audiences.

C.L. is also the resident plant geek at Hyannis Country Garden, a family owned garden center, where she runs their consultation service. Her website and blog can be found at www.GardenLady.com. She grows all manner of plants at Poison Ivy Acres in Sandwich, where her favorite thing is walk into the vegetable garden and ask, “What’s for dinner?”

Get Roasted and Smoked with Mark Bittman: A Feast for Herbivores and Carnivores

Get Roasted and Smoked with Mark Bittman: A Feast for Herbivores and Carnivores

Monday, July 31
6:30pm
at the Pamet Yacht Club
$250 Members / $300 Non-Members

Hosted by David & Patricia Grayson

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Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman

Host David Grayson & Mark Bittman

Host David Grayson & Mark Bittman

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is proud to present Mark Bittman and hosts David & Patricia Grayson for the annual “Feast for Herbivores and Carnivores” at the beautiful Pamet Yacht Club. There will be Wellfleet Oysters, Ballston Brisket and Ryder Ribs; with recipes by David Grayson and Mark Bittman himself. Vegetarian guests will enjoy delicious fare by Provincetown-based Cosmos Catering, one of the Cape’s premier caterers.

Tickets are limited to 40 seats for this summer favorite, so advanced reservation is a must. 

Artist Studio & Farm Tour

Artist Studio & Farm Tour

Saturday, August 5
Times TBD
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

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Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is holding an Artist Studio Tour and Farm Tour! Come out on Saturday, August 5th and explore the delicious produce and bucolic properties of local farms. View the diverse artwork of local Cape artists in their studios who will also have work for sale. A map and listing of all locations will be supplied, and you may tour at your leisure. 

Woody English Lecture: William Mann

Wednesday, August 9
6:00pm
at Wellfleet Preservation Hall
$20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members

 

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Join us for a fascinating presentation by acclaimed local author William J. Mann, at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, as he discusses his latest book.

William J. Mann is an author and historian whose most recent book, The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America’s Greatest Political Family (Harper- Collins) chronicles a heretofore unknown chapter in that fabled family’s past. His book Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and is being developed as a television series for FX. Mann’s other books include the New York Times Notable Book Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn, called “definitive” by the Sunday Times of London. He is an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, and divides his time between New York and Provincetown. 

Silent & Live Auction

Silent & Live Auction

Saturday, August 12
5pm - 10pm
at Edgewood Farm
$40 for Members / $50 for Non-Members

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Paint the Race

Paint the Race

Thursday, September 7
12pm - 3pm
Meet at MacMillan Pier
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

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Steamroller Printmaking Extravaganza

Steamroller Printmaking Extravaganza

POSTPONED until Saturday, September 16
11am - 2pm
at Edgewood Farm

FREE
 

Join us for our 2nd annual Steamroller Print Extravaganza! Watch as giant prints (and other sizes) are created by using a steamroller from “Dirtworks” as the press, and the drive- way as a press bed. Create your own prints and bring them with you to have them pressed on site; we’ll provide ink, brayers, paper, and industrial equipment. Plus! Kids can carve their very own potato prints to take home. 

With Many Thanks to the Truro Cultural Council and Wellfleet Cultural Council for their financial support of this event, allowing Castle Hill to offer it for free to the local community and beyond.With Many Thanks to the Truro Cultural Council and Wellfleet Cultural Council for their financial support of this event, allowing Castle Hill to offer it for free to the local community and beyond.

Thank You to “Dirtworks” in Eastham, MA for their generous loan of the steamroller and driver! 

Mix, Form, Bake, Taste

Mix, Form, Bake, Taste

With Judith Motzkin
September 24
12 pm - 3 pm
FREE!

A "No-Knead" Bread demonstration showing the process of making Judith's Russian Rye and any no-knead bread baked in a covered pot. 

Judy Motzkin has worked in ceramics for over 40 years. She is known for her unique contemporary saggar fire method. Her site specific installations with clay have been included annually in Appearances in Provincetown and in museum and gallery exhibitions. Her “flame-painted” vessels are in the collections of the Fuller Craft, MFA Boston, Crocker Art and Jingdezhen Ceramics Museums and is featured on the covers of 500 Bowls, Best of Pottery and Ceramics Monthly. She was founding director of CAOS open studios. Motzkin has her degree in Asian Studies from Cornell.