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Winthrop Parks and Recreation will be hosting movies and concerts at Ingleside Park. Movies will be held on July 14 and 28 plus August 4 and 18 beginning at sunset (approximately 8:30 pm).

Concerts at Ingleside Gazebo begin at 7 pm.

July 21 – Smokin’ Joe Concert

July 28 – The Originals Mystic River Band

August 4 – Decades of Rock

August 11 – Ed Antonelli

August 18 – Beatles Tribute Band

August 25 – Soup du Jour


The Winthrop Council on Aging is proud to partner with the American Red Cross on July 29 and be part of all they do for our community, our country, and the world. This blood drive is important to patients in need, but the collection and distribution of blood is just a small part of all the Red Cross does. The enormity of what the Red Cross accomplishes every day is astounding and this is one of the reasons we chose them as one of our core community outreach partners.

  • Every 60 seconds, 44 people in American are assisted by the American Red Cross
  • 15,500 people every day receive lifesaving Red Cross health and safety training
  • 1,000 times a day, the Red Cross provides services to military members, their families and veterans
  • The Red Cross must collect 14,000 units of blood each day.

Most donations take about an hour, please schedule your appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). If you don’t know if you’re eligible, please call 866-236-3276.


The Town of Winthrop conducts Street Sweeping operations on the last full week of the month (last week with a Friday) from April through October on the day of a street’s trash collection. If there were a holiday on the week sweeping would normally occur, sweeping is done a week early. The 2016 street sweeping dates are: July 25-29 August 22-26 September 26-30


The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association present the following upcoming events. Music on the Lawn –

August 3 “Boston Accent” harmonizing sound of acapella choir

August 24 The Shenanigans fabulous Irish group Saturday

August 20th Classic Car Show at Ingleside Park For more information on any of these events, please contact the WIHA at (617) 846-8606.


The Winthrop Ferry summer schedule now includes trips to Spectacle Island! As an added bonus, ferry riders can save $50 when they purchase 20 round trip regular priced tickets for $290.00 from the Winthrop Ferry website. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Council on Aging seeks board members. Meetings are held once a month and you help to advocate for the seniors in our community. You do not have to be a Senior Citizen to join the board; just show an active interest regarding the over 60 population.

Let Nancy Williams know if you’re interested or go to Town of Winthrop Committee, Board or Commission Application


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