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Video: Old North’s Lantern Ceremony & Reading of Paul Revere’s Ride Poem

The annual Lantern Ceremony on the eve of the 241st Patriot’s Day was held at Old North Church on April 17, 2016. The standing-room only event recalls the famous 1775 evening in Boston’s North End when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea” and launching what Read More…

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Lighting of the Lanterns at Old North Church for Patriot’s Day [Video]

The Lighting of the Lanterns capped off the 241st Lantern Ceremony on Sunday night recalling the events of April 18, 1775. This year, National Park Service Rangers carried the lanterns up to the famous steeple over Boston’s North End. Representing the NPS Rangers were Sentidra Joseph, Andrew Savage and Shawn Quigley. The ceremony was narrated by Read More…

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Mark Wahlberg Gives Mayor Walsh Assist With Midnight Ride Orders to Paul Revere

Bringing some Hollywood flair to the annual Patriot’s Day re-enactment of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, actor Mark Wahlberg gave Mayor Marty Walsh an assist handing orders to Revere as he head off on Brown Beauty from Boston’s North End. (Photo by Matt Conti) View more Patriot’s Day coverage on NorthEndWaterfront.com.

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Video: Gov. Baker Gives Keynote at 241st Lantern Ceremony

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was the keynote speaker on Sunday night at the 241st Lantern Ceremony. Introducing Gov. Baker was Old North Foundation Vice Chair Catherine Matthews. Since 1875, on the eve of Patriot’s Day, Old North has commemorated the hanging of the lanterns. View the Governor’s keynote speech at Old North in the above video. Read More…

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Reading of Paul Revere’s Ride & Lighting of the Lanterns [Video Part 2 of 2015 Lantern Ceremony]

This video shows Part 2 of the 2015 Annual Lantern Ceremony held at Old North Church. Please see this post for the Part 1 video featuring Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The annual Lantern Ceremony pays tribute to the events of April 18, 1775, when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church launching the American Read More…

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Mayor Walsh Keynotes Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church (Video: Part 1 of 2)

The 2015 Annual Lantern Ceremony paid tribute to that night 240 years ago on April 18th when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Held on the eve of Patriot’s Day, the Lantern Ceremony is now in its 140th year. Mayor Marty Walsh was the keynote speaker Read More…

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First Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps Perform on Paul Revere Mall / Prado [Video]

On Patriot’s Day 2015 weekend, the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps performed on the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) before the annual Lantern Ceremony in Boston’s North End. See more from Patriot’s Day and the Lantern Ceremony.

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2015 Lantern Ceremony Features Mayor Walsh and Honors Medical Workers [Photo Gallery]

The 2015 Annual Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church on Sunday night was the highlight of Patriot’s Day weekend in Boston’s North End. The ceremony memorializes April 18, 1775, when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” the two Read More…

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Patriot’s Day, Lantern Ceremony and Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Re-enactment

Although the focus was on the big race on the other side of town, the North End kept up its annual Patriot’s Day traditions with Old North’s Lantern Ceremony and the National Lancers re-enactment of the Paul Revere’s midnight ride departing from the Prado on Hanover Street. The Patriot’s Day parade from City Hall apparently Read More…

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2013 Lantern Ceremony Keynote Address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Harvard University and New Yorker Magazine [Video]

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on the eve of Patriots’ Day, April 14, 2013, in Boston’s North End. Featured in this video is the keynote address by Dr. Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Dr. Lepore is introduced by the Vicar of the Read More…

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“Paul Revere’s Ride” – Read by WCVB-TV Anchor Pam Cross & More From 238th Lantern Ceremony

The 238th Lantern Ceremony was held at Old North Church on the eve of Patriots’ Day,  April 14, 2013, in Boston’s North End. Featured in this video with timeline: 00:00 – Excerpts from Paul Revere’s Letter to Jeremy Belknap – The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, Richard James Stewart 05:20 – “Land of the Read More…