Provincetown, MA, July 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- In addition to running a Gold Medal winning Bed and Breakfast Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts, John Jay Wooldridge and Patrick Flaherty make it a priority to give back to their community in meaningful ways. Since 2013, they have been the innkeepers at The Inn at Cook Street, a historic, boutique, bed and breakfast inn located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a diverse fishing village and America’s oldest continuous arts colony. Their longtime charitable contributions benefit both their local community and beyond to New York City.
“It is very important to us that we support the arts here in Provincetown as well as in New York where we once called home. We strongly care about doing our part to give back to the community and the causes we believe in,” said Wooldridge. “We are also very conscious about our responsibility to the planet, and are mindful of making environmentally correct decisions at The Inn and in our lives in general.” They provide environmentally sustainable amenities/toiletries in biodegradable packaging in all their guest rooms.
Among the organizations Wooldridge and Flaherty support are the Twenty Summers Program held in the historic Hawthorne Barn in Provincetown. The Actors Fund in New York City, Provincetown Art Museum’s “Free Fridays Program” during the summer months, the Tennessee Williams Festival, and the Provincetown Film Festival. In addition, they support many local artists whose works are featured throughout The Inn as well as the guest rooms.
Twenty Summers is a non-profit arts organization in Provincetown which was founded to foster public engagement with art and artists and to honor the legacy of art in the area. Programs take place at the Hawthorne Barn, a restored barn with a long and significant history hosting artistic creativity in Provincetown. Charles Webster Hawthorne built the barn in 1907 and started the Cape Cod School of Art. Famous artists and authors have studied or stayed at the barn, including Jackson Pollack, Tennessee Williams, Norman Rockwell, Norman Mailer, and many others.
In addition, Wooldridge and Flaherty have been donors to The Actors Fund for more than a decade. Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund is a national human services organization created to meet the needs of the entertainment community with a unique understanding of the challenges involved with a life in the arts. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development and more. The Inn is currently offering a special discount this year for Actor’s Equity members. They will receive $30 off per night during their stay.
Since The Inn is located in the Historic Art Gallery District of Provincetown, where many famous artists have studios and galleries, it’s a natural for Wooldridge and Flaherty to support the local creative scene by featuring artists’ works throughout their inn. Many famous artists, writers, musicians and celebrities have also stayed as guests at The Inn at Cook Street. Nashville Artist Anne Blair Brown, Ann Gorbett and her artist husband Polo have been frequent visitors. In addition, notable authors, Naomi Wolf, Julia Glass, Joshua Prager, Rob Neyer and many others have stayed at the Inn. Pulitzer Prize Author Michael Cunningham stayed at the Inn when it was a private residence.
Celebratory news: this year is The Inn’s 30th anniversary. Guests of The Inn from June through October will receive $30 off per night for mentioning this offer when booking a room.
Built in 1836, The Inn at Cook Street is a historic, boutique, bed and breakfast inn located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a diverse fishing village and America’s oldest continuous arts colony. The eight-room inn, situated on beautiful gardens and just steps from the beach, is celebrating their 30th anniversary this 2016 season. Innkeepers since 2013, John Jay Wooldridge and Patrick Flaherty have personally welcomed guests to their charming inn, treating everyone with warmth, hospitality and unparalleled service. The Inn at Cook Street recently received the Gold Medal for Best Bed and Breakfast on Outer Cape Cod by Cape Cod Life Magazine, June 2016 edition. In addition, The Inn is now a member of the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame, and has also received the Certificate of Excellence this year. For information or reservations, visit www.innatcookstreet.com, or call 508.487.3894.