We had the chance to sit down with one of our favorite entertainers in Provincetown for a few questions! Marti Gould Cummings is a NYC based comedic performer who has won the Werrrk.com Drag Queen of the Year Award, 2 Odyssey Magazine Awards for Best Drag Queen, and a Glam Award. You can see the show July 6 and 7th at 10:00!
1. Welcome to town! Is this your first experience here? What are you here for?
This is my 4th summer in PTOWN and my second summer as a performer. I adore it here!
2. You’re based in NYC, what’s a typical week like for you there?
I perform 8 shows a week, many of which include the biggest names of Broadway. Guest of my show have included Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer Willis and over 20 Tony Award winners. I stay busy!
3. Who are your “drag-fluences”?
Jack Plotinick and Provincetown’s Varla Jean Merman and, of course, Miss Richfield 1981! (We sat down with Miss Richfield 1981 last summer for a few questions – check it out here!)
4. What do you love and miss about Ptown when you leave?
5. If you could pick the “perfect Saturday” in Ptown, what would you do?
To put it simply: beach, eat, cruise, perform, dance!
The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown.For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival. The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.
The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief.There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.
A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade. Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.
The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event.Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event.Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.
You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event.It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities!So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun!
What is happening in Ptown over the next five weeks? It is the start of the season and there is a lot happening before Memorial Day. Pop down for a last minute getaway and to check out one of these fun activities:
This past weekend, Provincetown opened its doors (well, waters) to people from all over for the Annual Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla. On September 6, 2014, contestants met at Boatslip to swim 1.4 miles across the Harbor. Hundreds of swimmers, friends, and paddlers come each year to take part in this event. The fundraiser supports year-round services for AIDS, women’s health, and the community.
We will be providing details on next year’s event once they become available but take a look at some pics from this year!