Don't let an afternoon rain and autumn-like temperatures fool you, every day is great day for an ice-cream social and a celebration.
Belmont will be afloat in ice cream today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as residents come to the Commonwealth's only continuously held community event celebrating marriage equality.
Belmont's seventh annual Freedom to Marry Ice Cream Social recognizes the landmark decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court allowing marriage equality. May 17, 2004 marks the date same-sex couples were granted marriage licenses in Massachusetts and when the first ice cream social celebration was held.
The event will feature unlimited free scoops of Brigham's Ice Cream in addition a cake – we are talking weddings – to the musical selection from marching bands and local independent high school ensembles.
And if the forecast is correct and the rain does come down, don't worry: the festivities will be transported from the Town Green next door into the Parish Hall of the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist at 404 Concord Ave.
The event is co-sponsored by the Belmont Gay-Straight Alliance Committee, the Belmont High School Gay-Straight Alliance, Beth El Temple Center, First Church Unitarian Universalist Belmont, the Town of Belmont Human Rights Commission and the Town of Belmont Vision Implementation Committee.