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Saturday: Send congratulations to Swedish Pirates & Help Aaron

The Swedish Pirate Party is ten years old this year and they are asking pirates world-wide to send a congratulatory video message. Since Aaron James' State Representative campaign will go door-to-door this Saturday, we thought it would be a good opportunity to record it. We will meet at 5pm at... Read more

Pirate Picnic this Sunday

On Sunday, August 7th, we will hold our annual Pirate Picnic on Georges Island in Boston harbor.  It is our Summer social. It is a potluck and there are grills where we will be. Everyone is welcome to attend. The island is a great place to explore and fun for kids. If you plan to attend, please t... Read more

Today: Make Art for our Boston Pride Parade marchers

Today, 6-8pm, we will be making art, posters and flags for our Boston Pride Parade marchers. It will be at 25 Moore St., Somerville and we hope you can make it. Read more

Amusing Stuff that winds up in our Mailbox

As the Pirate Quartermaster, one of my rituals is making a weekly trip to Davis Square to check our PO Box. Occassionally we receive things that are amusing enough to share. For example, here's a marketing letter from a company that sells greeting cards: I don't know whether to laugh or cry... Read more

Friday, Celebrate the Pirate Parties’ 10th Anniversary

Friday, 1/1/2016, will be the 10th anniversary of the founding of the first Pirate Party, the Swedish Pirate Party.  We will celebrate it with a potluck from noon to 3pm at 25 Moore St., Somerville, an easy walk from the Davis Sq. MBTA stop. Since it is a holiday, you can park anywhere on the street... Read more

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