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May 2017

Vintage Base Ball Opening Day

$5
May 6 @ 10:00 am

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Portsmouth Rockinghams vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers Lowell BBC vs. Lynn Live Oaks Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take a step back in time and enjoy a springtime day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music and cheer on your favorite team as the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Club, and Portsmouth Rockinghams take the field. The teams of the Essex Base Ball…

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Flatbread Fiery 5K

$30
May 19 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

Inaugural Flatbread Fiery 5K race for pizza and beer. We have partnered with Flatbread Pizza Co. in Georgetown to bring this unique event to the North Shore. Be the fastest female or male runner to cross the finish line and win FREE pizza for a year. Participants will receive a custom designed race bib, short sleeve tech shirt, pizza, and beer. Shirts will be guaranteed if registered by 5/1/2017.

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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
May 21 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am

Lowell BBC vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams Sunday May 21st 1:00 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 games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and…

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Gold Star Run for Honor

$25
May 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Details: The 5th Annual Gold Star Run for Honor in Saugus, MA held in memory of Scott Procopio who was killed in action 11 years ago in Ramadi Iraq. More about Scott: Scott was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq. Beneficiary: 100% of the event proceeds will…

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June 2017

Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
June 10 @ 10:00 am

Saturday June 10th 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 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. Three of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams and visiting team Mudville Base Ball Club from Holliston play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
June 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lowell BBC, Boston Beaneaters, & Newburyport Clamdiggers Sunday June 11th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 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. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Lowell Base Ball Nine and Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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Vintage Base Ball Father’s Day Game

$5
June 18 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 am

Sunday, June 18th 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 two historic teams the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for…

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July 2017

Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lowell BBC vs. Lynn Live Oaks Sunday July 9th 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. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers and the Lynn Live Oaks, and the visiting Boston Beaneaters play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
July 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosting Ohio Muffins Portsmouth Rockinghams, Lowell BBC, & Ohio Muffins Saturday, July 29th Time: TBD 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. Two of teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out,…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple Header

$5
July 30 @ 11:00 am

Hosting Ohio Muffins Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, & Ohio Muffins Sunday, July 30th Time: TBD 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. Two of teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an…

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August 2017

Fiber Revival & Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$6
August 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers Saturday, August 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $6 nonmembers Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a day-long exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making, and knitting. Try your hand at washing, combing, spinning, and weaving wool from our resident sheep.…

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September 2017

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 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

Vintage Base Ball Game: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts

$5
October 14 @ 11:00 am

Vintage Base Ball: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts Game Saturday October 14th, Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Watch 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 baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out,…

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