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A benefit for the Old North Church & Historic Site

Sunday, April 18, @7pm


Tickets beginning at $25


Lantern2021, a virtual family-friendly event, will celebrate the heroic actions of April 18, 1775 and Old North's legacy of active citizenship. Join us for an uplifting evening featuring original music by Ryan Ahlwardt (formerly of Straight No Chaser), a spirited performance of the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" by Rick Taylor (as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), and the inspiring words of honoree Dave McGillivray, long-time Race Director for the Boston Marathon.


Proceeds from Lantern2021 will support the Old North Foundation’s virtual and on-site programs, which aim to inspire children and adults alike to consider the ways they can build a more just and equitable world.


Sponsorships begin at $500. Contact click here or contact Nikki Stewart, Executive Director, at for details.


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Tickets sold via EventBrite. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event with a unique link for your household/family. Upgraded tickets ($100) include special gifts from the Old North Gift Shop.




Dave McGillivray, Founder and President of DMSE Sports, is best known as race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and has directed many of the countries most prestigious races. Recently, his unique set of skills and experience led to his appointment managing logistics for the mass vaccination sites at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. Dave is an athlete, businessman, and philanthropist who embodies Old North's core value of active citizenship. At Lantern2021, Dave will share his personal journey and inspire us to "hang a lantern" in our communities.




The Congregation of Old North Church, the oldest Episcopal Church parish in Boston, will hold a special service of Choral Matins on the morning of April 18th, led by Vicar-in-Charge, the Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell and Bishop Alan M. Gates. The program will feature our historic pipe organ, guest musicians, and the Old North Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Libor Dudas. The service will be held virtually at 11am. 

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The annual lighting of the lanterns will take place shortly after the conclusion of Lantern2021. This event will stream live on our Facebook page. Be sure to like us on Facebook for more details as they are announced.




Anne Bailey and Roger Berman

Allen L. Snyder



Kater & Ed Pendergast



The Bigelow Family

Jonathan Chu &  Maryann E. Brink

Hank and Patricia Kucheman




The Matthews Family

Jillian and Andrew McGrath

Nancy Csaplar



Bill Fowler

George and Lill Hallberg

Mary Beth Pearlberg

Maddy Rodriguez & Francisco Morales

Lucy Steinert





Anne Bailey Berman
The Bigelow Family
Eliot Cohen
Nancy Csaplar
Bill Fowler
Hank and Patricia Kucheman
Mary Beth Pearlberg
Kater & Ed Pendergast
Maddy Rodriguez & Francisco Morales

Allen L. Snyder

Nikki Stewart & Jacob Sconyers



Contact Information

193 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113

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