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Plein Air Painting Workshop

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructor.



Vintage Base Ball Finals

Watch the finals of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, Lynn Live Oaks, Newburyport Clamdigggers, Lowell Nine and Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.



Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.



National Theatre of London Live in HD: "The Beaux' Stratagem"

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

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North of Boston CVB seeks venue and services for the 10th Annual Tourism Summit on January 29, 2016.  Please CLICK HERE  to download the RFP.  Deadline for submissions: August 21, 2015

North of Boston 2015 Grant Awards Breakfast will be held on September 23rd! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

North of Boston CVB Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony to be held on November 10th!

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The area from Boston, Massachusetts' doorstep extending to the New Hampshire border is a diverse and beautiful place with historical and cultural significance. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches, North of Boston, MA is the ideal vacation destination. The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

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