What: During the Celebration of Life, a prelude to the Provincetown Swim for Life, the community gathers for a concert and the signing of the prayer ribbons. this event will be held on September 7, 2018 at 8 pm at the UU Meeting House. The Swim for Life is the next day, Sat, 9/8. See details.
The Prayer Ribbons were initiated in 1993 to provide a visual witness to the swimmers as they crossed the harbor from Long Point to the Boatslip, each swimmer with his or her own personal images, hopes and fears. All are invited to inscribe the names of those they love – and personal messages – to those they wish to celebrate in their lives, both living and deceased.
The ribbons commemorate the devastation that AIDS has done to our community, but they also challenge us to live our lives more fully and joyfully. They create a visual statement about Provincetown as a community, its contradictions, its conflicts, its possibilities.
When: Fri, 9/7/18 at 8 pm
Where: UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St | Directions
Open to all to participate
Sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, the Swim for Life has grown to be one of the largest community gatherings on Cape Cod, bringing people together from around the country and around the corner.