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June 2017

Get Outside this Summer on a Guided Walking Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 10:00 am

Take in some Gloucester history through the lens of art, history and culture GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 23, 2017) – The Cape Ann Museum is again offering a series of guided walking tours on Friday and Saturday mornings during the months of June, July and August. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum, 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester and last about 1½ hours (participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time). Tours are held rain…

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July 2017

Sunday Funday Brunch Cruise

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - August 27 @ 2:00 pm

SUNDAY FUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Sundays 12-2pm July 9-August 27 This summer, Sunday Funday right with our weekly brunch cruise.   Live music, sun and a salty breeze – what more could you ask for on a summer Sunday?  Cool off with a refreshing beverage from our make-your-own tropical mimosa and bloody mary bar. 978-825-0001 Mahicruises.com

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“THE BLOCK” Downtown Street Party

Free
July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Beverly Main Streets at THE BLOCK, their downtown street party. One block of Cabot St will be closed so guests can walk around, meet up with friends and listen to live music. Food, beer and wine will be sold by local restaurants set up on the street in the middle of the festival. Live bands will perform all night! Suggested donation at the gate is $5 per adult. Cash only. No pets. Bring your MA ID if you plan…

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August 2017

2017 Salem Maritime Festival, a celebration of “Maritime 101”

August 4 - August 6

The 2017 Salem Maritime Festival, a celebration of “Maritime 101,” will be held Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, 2017 and hosted by the National Park Service on the historic wharves and in the yards of the historic buildings at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. In its 29th year, the 3–day Salem Maritime Festival offers an exciting array of free fun for everyone, including live music, harbor cruises, craft demonstrations, re-enactors, story-telling, visiting vessels, fish painting, kite-flying, radio-controlled boats,…

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Youth Wicked Splash & Dash

$25
August 20 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for the Inaugural WICKED Splash & Dash that will take place on August 20th at Patton Park in Hamilton, MA. Male and females between 5-15 years old will put their swim and run skills to the test in a swim and run to the finish. All participants will be awarded finishers medals and a bunch of custom swag. The top three finishers in each age group 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12,13-15 will receive a trophy at the post race…

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Sail

$55
August 21 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am

View this amazing astronomical event from Gloucester Harbor. This eclipse will be partially visible from Gloucester and should show 62% moon coverage of the sun. Don’t miss your chance to see this rare event onboard our beautiful schooner. Monday, August 21 1:30-4:00 p.m. $55/person Includes Glasses Reservations Suggested Schooner Thomas E. Lannon Sailing from the Gloucester House Restaurant schooner.org/book-online 978 281-6634

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Family Adventure Kayaking Programs

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Adventure Kayaking Programs Saturday, June 24th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, July 8th 10:30-12:30 Saturday, August 26th 2:00-4:00  The National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site is teaming up with Coast to Coast Paddle to offer low cost kayak and paddle board experiences for families.  Adults enjoy a maritime history kayak tour in Salem Harbor with a National Park Service Ranger and a Coast to Coast Paddle Guide while kids have a stand up paddle board lesson and engage in…

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September 2017

Salisbury Family Festival

September 16

Salisbury Family Festival September 16, 2017 Mark your calendars for this fabulous event.  Mini Golf Tournament, go-kart races and batting cage competitions along with Lena’s fabulous seafood and refreshments.  Entertainment included.  Bring the whole family, sign up your team or sponsor a go-kart or a hole on the course.    Many more details to follow soon!

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Ipswich Ale Harvest Festival & Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mudville vs. Lowell BBC/Newburyport Mixed Nine (1 game) Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams (2 games) Saturday, Sept 16th 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The four teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate…

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“THE BLOCK” Downtown Street Party

Free
September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Beverly Main Streets at THE BLOCK, their downtown street party. One block of Cabot St will be closed so guests can walk around, meet up with friends and listen to live music. Food, beer and wine will be sold by local restaurants set up on the street in the middle of the festival. Live bands will perform all night! Suggested donation at the gate is $5 per adult. Cash only. No pets. Bring your MA ID if you plan…

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The American Music and Harvest Festival

September 30 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, September 30th, Time: TBD Game Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. PRICE: TBD Enjoy music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. This festival celebrates everything from traditional to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond. See the full schedule. Enjoy a variety of farm activities during the festival: Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand and win prizes at…

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October 2017

Cradle to the Grave: Lamplight Tour of Coffin House and First Parish Burying Ground

$30
October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 29th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Coffin House and First Parish Burying Ground, 14 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $15 Historic New England members $30 nonmembers Spend an evening getting to know the Coffin family and their neighbors in their home and in their final resting places. Enjoy a special evening tour of the 1678 Coffin House, and then visit its residents and other townsfolk across the street in the First Parish Burying Ground. Hear true tales of murder, heroism,…

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January 2018

Old Newbury Day Open House

January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free, $10/car parking fee Visit Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a mid-winter open house to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the 1690 manor house, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire. Please call 978-462-2634 for more information.

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