Category: PROVINCETOWN COMMUNITY

For over 40 years, the Center for Coastal Studies has served as Provincetown’s hometown organization for coastal and marine environmental awareness, research, and education, yet enjoys an international reputation for its extensive research on the humpback whale that is the basis of the town’s whale watching industry, and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale that visits our waters January-May.

The Center is a pioneer in marine animal disentanglement, regional water quality monitoring, high resolution seafloor mapping, seal and fisheries research, marine debris and marine plastics studies, and some of the earliest and ongoing studies of land-sea interaction.

The Center’s newly renovated Hiebert Marine Laboratory is open year-round and features the only large whale skeleton on Cape Cod, that of Spinnaker, a 37-foot humpback whale who died of entanglement in 2015, as well as specialty books on marine science for sale. We also offer field walks, educational programs, beautifully designed apparel at our kiosk on MacMillan Pier in season, and the popular winter lecture series at Napi’s the last Wednesday of the month, October—May.

5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-3622
A resource center for women with chronic, life threatening and/or disabling illness. Serving Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet & Eastham on Cape Cod.
34 Conwell Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4357
Opened in 2008 Pilgrim Bark Park is located on an acre of land where dogs can run free and socialize off leash. There is a general dog section and a section exclusively for small dogs under 25 pounds. The park is open year round from dawn to dusk.

Pilgrim Bark Park is located on the corner of Shank painter Rd. and Route 6. Parking is available and the park is handicap accessible.
Many of the park’s elements and sculptures where created and donated by local artists.

Although a public park, Pilgrim Bark Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, relies 100% on private donations for its on-going maintenance and improvements. To learn more about Pilgrim Bark Park and Provincetown’s pet friendly businesses and amenities, visit our website: www.provincetowndogpark.org.

P.O. Box 1898, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-5166
Located downtown on Commercial Street, the Library is both a literal and metaphorical center of the Provincetown community, housing nearly 40,000 items, more than 30 works of art from the Town’s Art Collection, and the Rose Dorothea Schooner model.

The second floor hosts a wonderful childrens section. It is well worth a visit upstairs for all ages to view the incredible full size fishing boat which won the famous Lipton Cup race in the early 1900’s!

Open Daily: Monday and Friday 10am-5pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Please note: The doors are locked 15 minutes before closing time to ensure an empty and secure building. Thank you for understanding.

Free WIFI. Wheelchair accessible.

356 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-7094
The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. (The Compact) was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community.

The mission of The Compact is to advance the health and cultural well being of the yearround Provincetown community and the Lower Cape – its people, the natural environment and the economy. It manages two dune shack residencies in the Cape Cod National Seashore and runs the Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, which has raised $4M since 1988 for AIDS, women’s health and the community.

The Compact also acts as a grass-roots incubator (think-ubator) for social, environmental and artistic projects.

P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1930
2 Mayflower Lane, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-5000
Established in 1992, the Soup Kitchen In operates primarily to provide daily well-balanced , hot meals at no cost, during a long season of financial challenge and hardship in Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet.

Everyone is welcome.

For 25 years, SKIP has served the Outer Cape from the beginning of November to the end of April, Monday through Friday. SKIP offers a safe haven for both nutritional and social nourishment during the relative isolation fostered by the region’s seasonal economy.

While its meals are a stopgap for those made jobless by the closing of hotels, restaurants and other tourism related employment, SKIP recognizes the need for various community services among many of its diners. Its daily gathering has become and will continue to be a resource for assistance and housing, mental-health and other programs.

10 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Since 1883 The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod has been providing care and services to people living with HIV/AIDS and at risk for infection. While we serve the entire Cape and Islands, in Provincetown our Client Services and Case Management Services are offered at 96-98 Bradford St. and can be reached at 508-487-9445. We also offer food and nutrition services including our Daily Meals Program and our emergency food pantry. Our comprehensive and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted diseases are provided at our Drop-in Center located at 148A Commercial St. Testing services can be reached by calling 508-487-8311.
P.O. Box 1522, 96-98 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
800 905-1170, 508 487-9445
Thrift shop open Mon-Sat. 10am-2pm. Worship service Sunday 10am.

P.O. Box 311, 20 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4925
Since 1904 parishioners of St. Mary of the Harbor Episcopal Church have embodied the command to love God and neighbor in its ongoing mission to serve the Outer Cape community. Located on the beach with stunning views of Provincetown Harbor, St. Mary’s provides the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, anniversary celebrations, meetings and other events. Nicholson Hall can accommodate up to 78 guests and is equipped with a spacious commercial kitchen for catered events. Reserved off street parking for up to 20 vehicles is available for private functions.
517 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-2622
Affirming the personal search for truth and meaning through diverse and loving community. Open choir practice 10am Sunday. Worship service 11am Sunday.

P.O. Box 817, 236 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9259, 508 487-9344
Town of Provincetown, Town Clerk’s Office
260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-7013
djohnstone@provincetown-ma.gov
Sailing program for children ages 8 – 14. We provide low-cost, affordable instruction in sailing and sailboat racing in a fun and safe environment to children in Provincetown and Truro.

The West End Racing Children’s Community Sailing (WERCCS) non-profit organization offers children’s sailing program for ages 8-14 providing lessons and equipment for a seasonal registration fee of $100.

The program is open to both residents and visitors from Provincetown and Truro. There will be a program instructor and assistant instructors on duty at all times. Regular hours are 9-noon and 1-4 pm weekdays in July and August varying with the weather and tides.

Children must be able to swim unassisted for a distance of 100 feet. Parents/guardians must register children in person at the WERCCS.

83 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The Provincetown Film Society (PFS) is a year-round non-profit dedicated to continuing the founding mission of the Provincetown Art Colony – to provide a welcoming, nurturing and inspiring environment for boundless and authentic creative exploration – in film. From the time it was founded in 1998 the Society has been committed to serving its communities who are often outside of the mainstream, in the margins, or otherwise underserved – but have a voice critical to the evolution of artistic expression. It has also been dedicated to the celebration of Provincetown – an American treasure nestled amongst spectacular National Seashore beaches, and a shining example of diversity and inclusion.

Through the Provincetown International Film Festival Festival, Waters Edge Cinema (located in Whaler’s Wharf), Gabrielle A. Hanna Institute for film & media residencies and conferences the Society endeavors to provide year-round programming and support to aspiring, up-and-coming and established filmmakers, and to connect them with curious and engaged audiences globally.

237 Commercial Street, 5th Floor, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-FILM (3456)
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is an internationally renowned, nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing a supportive environment and work and study space to emerging artists and writers. It offers 7 month residency fellowships; an open-enrollment summer workshop program in visual arts and creative writing; a free year-round series of readings, art talks and gallery exhibits open to the public; and other community programs in the arts and art education.
24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9960
Building on the legacy of Tennessee Williams, Susan Glaspell and Eugene O’Neill the Provincetown Theater is forging its own identity by promoting and sustaining the performing arts on the Outer Cape. Our state-of-the-art facility is active year-round, hosting or producing community based and professional theater, theater arts classes and a children’s theater program. The Provincetown Theater has distinguished itself through collaboration with other arts organizations and its dedication to new works and local artists. Wheelchair accessible.
238 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-7487
The Pilgrim Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor where they wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact, the first written declaration of a democratic commonwealth.

At 252-feet, 7.5 inches tall and 353 feet above sea level, it is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. and includes 60 ramps and 116 steps.

The Monument is designed to resemble Torre Del Mangia, a 14th century tower in Siena, Italy, and is of the Italian Renaissance order of architecture.

The Museum collects, preserves, interprets, researches, exhibits, and publishes archival historical materials and exhibit materials depicting important events of Provincetown history.

1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657-1406
508 487-1310
Anchoring the arts on Cape Cod for over 100 years, the objects and purposes of this association shall be to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts, to assemble and maintain in the town of Provincetown and environs a collection of works of art of merit, to hold exhibitions, and by forums, concerts and similar activities to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen. To these ends it shall operate strictly within its charter as a nonprofit, education, artistic and cultural organization.
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1750
NPR radio station. A listener-supported public radio station serving Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the South Coast, WCAI strives to celebrate the uniqueness of the region and to serve these communities while discussing common issues.
P.O. Box 82, 3 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA, 02543
508-548-9600
In 1976 a small band of radio visionaries was inspired to create a community radio station in Provincetown. It took several years for them to realize their dream, but finally WOMR, Outermost Community Radio, went on the air in 1982.

WOMR broadcasts at 92.1 FM from Provincetown, and since 2010, at 91.3 FM (WFMR) from Orleans.

Over 100 volunteers contribute their time and talents to create WOMR’s diverse and special programming. A non-profit organization, WOMR is not affiliated with any educational institution, and derives it’s financial support from listeners, businesses and grant making organizations.

For more information about WOMR’s programming, volunteer opportunities, and how to you can become a member, visit WOMR’s website: womr.org

P.O. Box 975, 494 Commercial St., 2nd. floor, Provincetown, MA, 02657
800 921-WOMR (9667), 508 487-2619
Provincetown Arts, published every summer since 1985 Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on the artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the cultural life of the nation’s oldest continuous art colony.
650 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-3167