Date Of Event: February 17, 2019
Location: Hancock-Adams Greenway, Quincy, MA (about 10 minutes south of Boston and 45 minutes northeast of Providence, RI)
Parking: There was free parking available at the Ross Garage
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Summary: Quincy, MA, held their first (of hopefully many) President’s Day celebrations which included games for children, a band, costumed entertainers, an orchestra, a play for children and the Fire Gypsy.
What better place to spend Presidents Day than Quincy, MA, the home to two U.S. Presidents as well as former Governor of MA John Hancock (Hancock has been considered to be from Quincy after the part of Braintree he was from was annexed into Quincy)?
The first Presidents Day celebration included a tour of the crypt where the former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams have been laid to rest. Both presidents were originally buried in a tomb at the Hancock Cemetery across the street. But, since John Adams wanted to buried in a church, the bodies were moved to the basement of what is now called the United First Parish Church. The tomb where the bodies were originally laid to rest is still at the cemetery. The presidents and their wives bodies, or remain, are in the crypt at the church.
Some very tall costumed entertainers greeted visitors.
Souljacker ably covered some Rolling Stones and other classic rock bands.
Behind The Mask performed for the children at the event.
There were also games such s air hockey and other table games for people to play.
One of the biggest attractions was the Fire Gypsy. Despite the very cold temperatures, everyone stayed for the entire show.
The Presidents Day celebration was dog friendly. I saw these two dogs during my visit.
Callie is a 5 year old Saint Bernard.
Ren is a 9 month old Whippet mix.