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Thursday, April 18 2024
  • 3:00 PM
    Nbpt. Public Library - DIY Birdfeeder
    When
    Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    DIY Birdfeeders

    THURSDAY, APRIL 183:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomNewburyport Public LibraryNewburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

    DIY Birdfeeders

    This craft is for the birds! Drop in any time between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. to make simple birdfeeders using pipe cleaners and cereal. This program is open to kids of all ages and abilities.

    Funded by your donations to the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library.

Friday, April 19 2024
  • 6:30 PM
    NAA - Symposium - Reception
    When
    Friday, April 19 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Welcome Reception - Symposium - NAA
    Friday, 4/19 from 6:30- - 8:30 pm

    A short welcome and opening reception for the Arts Symposium will commence at approximately 6:30pm. This is a wonderful time to mix, mingle, and take in the art on the walls! Light refreshments will be available.

    Free and no registration required.

Saturday, April 20 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Custom House - Saturday Drawing Class
    When
    Saturday, April 20 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Saturday Drawing Class - Custom House Maritime Museum 
    Every Saturday, March 15th - June 1st (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), from 9 - 11 am

    Registration required. Limited to 15 spots. Registration closes March 15th.

    Children grades 4-6 are invited to the Custom House on Saturday mornings to receive drawing instructions and encouragement. Led by local artist and educator Arthur Sullivan, children will have the opportunity to draw historic objects from life and to learn more about the history of art and drawing as it relates to our maritime past. Mr. Sullivan’s enriching and encouraging instruction supports children in their creative practices while enabling them to explore their own artistic voice—all in an engaging and inspiring museum setting!

    Register: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.ticketspice.com/tickets
    or call 978-462-8681

  • 9:00 AM
    NAA - Symposium
    When
    Saturday, April 20 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Newburyport Art Symposium 
    Saturday, 4/20 from 9 am - 8:15 pm
    Sunday, 4/21 from 10 am - 6:00 pm

    Newburyport Art is pleased to open registration for its first Arts Symposium! We have curated an exciting lineup of artist talks, demonstrations, panel discussions, professional development opportunities, and more! Thank you to the NAA's Education Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers that has brought this event to life.

    Instructions for registration:

    Please review the schedule of events below and make a note of which event(s) you wish to attend. At the bottom of this form, you can complete your online registration with a credit card payment. Simply check the boxes next to the event(s) you wish to attend. Alternatively, you can stop by the NAA or give us a call to complete registration!

    Attendees may also arrive, pay, and attend a session on the day without registering in advance, but space is limited and registration in advance is strongly encouraged to secure your place.

    After registration, you only need to worry about arriving for your selected session(s). There will be a representative at the NAA who will check your name off upon arrival. There will be no need to bring a receipt and physical/digital tickets are not provided.

    More about the schedule of events and registration: 
    https://newburyportart.org/symposium

  • 7:00 PM
    Actors Studio - Moon Story Slam
    When
    Saturday, April 20 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    Actors Studio of Newburyport, Crossroads Plaza, 1 Merrill St #3, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA
    Description

    Moon Story Slam - Games People Play - Actors Studio
    Saturday, 4/20 from 7 pm - 9 pm (estimated end time)

    Theme: Games People Play

    Storytellers and audiences are enjoying The Actors Studio of Newburyport’s (TASN) 16th season of true-life stories told without notes or props on themes ranging from synchronicity to pronouns. TASN’s Full Moon Story Slam is modeled after NPR’s Moth Radio Hour. It is a storytelling competition with a few simple criteria for both the official judges and the audience to vote for their favorites.
     
    The Full Moon Story Slam has been a consistently popular event since its inception, so much so that, during Covid restrictions, it expanded nationwide as a Zoom event.
     
    The Slam is our chance to gather as friends and share true stories from our lives. Simply put, a story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling. It puts a dual emphasis on content and performance, encouraging storytellers to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. It is an exercise in crafting stories within a set time limit – and it is great entertainment! Story slammers will tell a 5-minute short story based on the evening’s theme: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
     
    In honor of April Fool’s Day we thought the theme, Games People Play may inspire you!

    Criteria for judging:

    The story has an arc: a beginning, a point of change, and a resolution.

    Presentation of the story.
    Time (no longer than five minutes, but no shorter than four minutes).
    Connection to the theme.
    Please remember, the story must be true. The story must be yours, and you may not use props, notes, or a written script.

    If you know that you would like to tell a story, you can let us know by noon on April 20. Contact Kimm@newburyportacting.org, If you are not yet sure, you will have the opportunity to sign up during the event. Storytellers and all audience members need to purchase a ticket.
     
    Tickets: https://www.newburyportacting.org/event/full-moon-story-slam-games-people-play/

Sunday, April 21 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Races- Enjoy Your Life - High5EM
    When
    Sunday, April 21 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location
    5 Market Square, Amesbury, MA
    Description

    Enjoy Your Life - Happy Half Marathon & Friendly 5K - High5EM
    Sunday, 4/21 from 9 am - 1 pm (estimated end time)
    Heritage Park (Lower Millyard) - 5 Market Square, Amesbury

    The Inaugural Enjoy Your Life Happy Half Marathon and Friendly 5k this Spring will be the most fun and exciting race event in the area! The half marathon course is challenging that weaves your way through three picturesque towns offering up the most beautiful backdrop of farmland, open space, and countryside. The 5K is an out and back to our local favorite open space at Battis Farm! 

    Once you cross that finish line, the party will just be getting started with a beautiful sit down brunch, music, local vendors, booze and more!

    Register: 
    https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Amesbury/EnjoyYourLifeHappyHalfMarathon?fbclid=IwAR0ykm0unARV-FY-Kwu-MNHri0w_Y1U3o94o41aOia8WqmT9ws9mfxHGnpE

  • 10:00 AM
    NAA Symposium
    When
    Sunday, April 21 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Newburyport Art Symposium 
    Saturday, 4/20 from 9 am  - 8:15pm
    Sunday, 4/21 from 10 am - 6:00 pm

    Newburyport Art is pleased to open registration for its first Arts Symposium! We have curated an exciting lineup of artist talks, demonstrations, panel discussions, professional development opportunities, and more! Thank you to the NAA's Education Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers that has brought this event to life.

    Instructions for registration:

    Please review the schedule of events below and make a note of which event(s) you wish to attend. At the bottom of this form, you can complete your online registration with a credit card payment. Simply check the boxes next to the event(s) you wish to attend. Alternatively, you can stop by the NAA or give us a call to complete registration!

    Attendees may also arrive, pay, and attend a session on the day without registering in advance, but space is limited and registration in advance is strongly encouraged to secure your place.

    After registration, you only need to worry about arriving for your selected session(s). There will be a representative at the NAA who will check your name off upon arrival. There will be no need to bring a receipt and physical/digital tickets are not provided.

    More about the schedule of events and registration: 
    https://newburyportart.org/symposium

Monday, April 22 2024
  • 6:00 PM
    Rotary Club - Chef's Dinner
    When
    Monday, April 22 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    Blue Ocean Event Center, 4 Ocean Front N, Salisbury Beach, MA 01952, USA
    Description

    Chef's Dinner - Rotary Club of Newburyport @ Blue Ocean Event Center
    Monday, 4/22 from 6 pm - 9 pm

    Join us for a delicious three-course meal is prepared TABLESIDE by some of the area's most celebrated chefs!

    A delicious three-course meal is prepared tableside. Cash bar available. Raffles and wine pull. Proceeds benefit The Pettengill House.

    Register: https://newburyportrotary.org/events/chefs-dinner/

Wednesday, April 24 2024
  • 6:30 PM
    NAA - Drawing Sessions
    When
    Wednesday, April 24 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Wednesday Night Peter Kimmins Drawing Sessions with Barbara Wiechmann - NAA
    Wednesday, 4/24from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    All sessions are facilitated by Claudia Mathews. Registration in advance is encouraged as capacity is limited. A variety of setups will be available, including easels, chairs, stools, and donkey benches. Artists should plan to bring their favorite materials to work with. The NAA will also try to have some basics available, such as sketch pads, artist pencils, erasers, and pastels. All sessions are held in the upper-level Hartson Gallery, accessible only by stairs.

    Register: https://form.jotform.com/223138877998074

Thursday, April 25 2024
  • 5:30 PM
    Appliance Warehouse - 50th Anniversary Gala
    When
    Thursday, April 25 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location
    Appliance Warehouse & Furniture, 6 Smiths Ln, Seabrook, NH 03874, USA
    Description

    50th Anniversary Gala - AW Appliance Warehouse
    Thursday, 4/25 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


    Please join us as we celebrate 50 Years of Business.  Save the date for our Anniversary Gala.

    Chef Stations, Wood Oven Pizza, Hors d'oeuvres, Desserts

    Giveaways, Raffles and Much More!

Friday, April 26 2024
  • 6:00 PM
    Literary Fest Opening Night
    When
    Friday, April 26 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location
    Firehouse Center, 1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    The Newburyport Literary Festival - April 26th - 28th 
    Opening Night - 
    The Essential Reading Life 
    Friday, 4/26 from 6 - 7 pm at the Firehouse 

    We are a vibrant community of readers and writers who come together each year to bask in the love of reading. A celebration of literature, from fiction to poetry to non-fiction and biography, the festival features author readings, panel discussions, and book signings held in venues across historic Newburyport, Massachusetts.

    The Newburyport Literary Festival kicks off with a conversation with festival honoree Peter Orner and longtime friend and local author Andre Dubus III (Such Kindness, Townie, House of Sand and Fog). Orner’s most recent book, Still No Word From You: Notes in the Margin, is described as “a unique chain of essays and intimate stories that meld the lived life and the reading life” and was longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. 

    The director of creative writing at Dartmouth College, Orner (Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live and Esther Stories) looks at reading as an essential part of existence, and anyone who has ever seen Dubus on stage knows he feels the same. The friends and authors will discuss the reading life—and why they, just like the rest of us, can’t live without books.

    Presenter: Peter Orner
    Moderator: Andre Dubus III

    Newburyport Literary Festival List of Events:
    https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org/soe-shell/

  • 7:30 PM
    Literary Fest - Drinks with Authors
    When
    Friday, April 26 2024 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location
    The Grog Restaurant, 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Newburyport Literary Festival - Drinks with the Authors at The Grog
    Friday, 4/26 from 7:30 - 10 pm (estimated end time)

    The Newburyport Literary Festival kicks off at the Firehouse Center for the arts from 6-7 pm with the Opening Ceremony - The Essential Reading of Life. After the Opening Ceremony, Drinks with the Authors will take place at the Grog. 

    Purchase tickets at the door and cash bar.

Saturday, April 27 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Custom House - Saturday Drawing Class
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Saturday Drawing Class - Custom House Maritime Museum 
    Every Saturday, March 15th - June 1st (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), from 9 - 11 am

    Registration required. Limited to 15 spots. Registration closes March 15th.

    Children grades 4-6 are invited to the Custom House on Saturday mornings to receive drawing instructions and encouragement. Led by local artist and educator Arthur Sullivan, children will have the opportunity to draw historic objects from life and to learn more about the history of art and drawing as it relates to our maritime past. Mr. Sullivan’s enriching and encouraging instruction supports children in their creative practices while enabling them to explore their own artistic voice—all in an engaging and inspiring museum setting!

    Register: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.ticketspice.com/tickets
    or call 978-462-8681

  • 9:00 AM
    Literary Fest - In Person Events
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Location
    Many locations Throughout Newburyport
    Description

    The Newburyport Literary Festival - April 26th - 28th 
    In Person Events
    Saturday, 4/27 from 9 am - 8:30 pm

    On Saturday, April 27th, the Newburyport Literary Festival will host many events all starting at different times and at different locations. Please visit the Newburyport Literary Festival website using the link below to view the complete list of events. The first events on Saturday start at 9 am and the last event of the day starts at 7 pm. 

    Newburyport Literary Festival List of Events: https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org/soe-shell/

  • 10:00 AM
    Gear to Share x NHS - Women in Sports
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location
    Newburyport High School, 241 High St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Gear to Share - NHS Women in Sports - Newburyport High School
    Saturday, 4/27 from 10 am - 2 pm

    Gear to share is parenting with NHS women in sports club to run a drive to provide new or lightly used sports equipment to those who don't have the mean to obtain it themselves. Come drop off your gear 4/27 between 10 am -  2 pm.

    Remember the equipment must be useable to be donated.

  • 10:00 AM
    Plum Island History in Aviation Day (2B2)
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location
    Plum Island Airport, 24 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Plum Island History in Aviation Day (2B2) - Maine Flying
    Saturday, 4/27 from 10 am - 2 pm


    This is an aviation based community day. Come learn a little history of the airport and see airplanes and helicopters from the past and present. The remote controlled airplanes will be putting on a great show.

    Not Maine, but a fun fly out airport for a good cause!
    $5 Suggestion Donation 

    Remote control aircraft demonstrations
    Military Aircraft * Static Aircraft * Food Trucks

    Live DJ * Plum Island Airport Museum 
    Port Instrument Flight School 

    Donations Support Cystic Fibrosis

  • 10:00 AM
    Repair Cafe Nbpt.
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Senior Community Center, 331 High St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Repair Cafe Returns - Newburyport & Time Trade. Network of Greater Newburyport
    Saturday, 4/27 from 10 am - 2 pm

    We're back for our 6th full Repair Café and we can't wait to see you! The Café is free and open to all, though donations are welcome. (Please note that the last items for repair must be in by 1:30 PM.)
    Visitors to the Repair Café may bring up to 3 small, clean items needing repair from home. More than 20 experienced Repairers will be on hand to examine and fix a variety of items.

    We have volunteers who mend clothing and outdoor gear, fix lamps and small appliances, mend moth holes, repair ceramics and jewelry, do minor bike repairs, sharpen garden hand tools and knives, and more. Watch your item being repaired or relax in the visitor lounge while you wait. Visit our website, RepairCafeNBPT.org for more details including a full list of specialties available on April 27th.

    The Repair Café is organized by the Time Trade Network of Greater Newburyport and the City of Newburyport’s Toward Zero Waste initiative.

  • 11:00 AM
    Fairy Gnome Walk & Art Stroll
    When
    Saturday, April 27 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location
    Pettengill House, 13 Lafayette Rd, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA
    Description

    Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk & Art Stroll
    Hosted by the Salisbury PTA
    Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Rd., Salisbury
    Saturday, 4/27 and Sunday 4/28 from 11 am - 3 pm

    A whimsical afternoon at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm, PETTENGILL FARM.
    Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and the serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Join us at our eighth annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm. The gems of the event are the 200+ Fairy and Gnome Homes peppered throughout a 1 mile wooded path that leads to the marsh and back. Homes are created by very talented professionals, families, school children, and local businesses. The event will have Fairy Tales read in the woods, live music, performances, FREE children’s crafts, yummy food trucks serving up lunch for purchase.

    The Salisbury Art Stroll is hosted in conjunction with the Discovery walk. This event is a family friendly event, where artists and fine-crafters set up their works on the farm grounds for display and to sell. Come for the day and listen to live music, have some food and see the beautiful artwork as well as the natural beauty of the farm and trail.

    Plenty of free parking.
    Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk
    Pettengill Farm
    45 Ferry Road
    Salisbury, MA

    NO Rain Date / Rain or Shine
    BE SURE TO "LIKE" AND SHARE OUR PAGE!!! https://www.facebook.com/FairyGnomeHouse

Sunday, April 28 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Literary Fest - Online Events
    When
    Sunday, April 28 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Location
    Online
    Description

    The Newburyport Literary Festival - April 26th - 28th 
    Online Events

    Sunday, 4/28 from 9 am - 6 pm 

    On Sunday, April 28th, the Newburyport Literary Festival will host online events all starting at different times and all requiring registration. 

    Please visit the Newburyport Literary Festival website using the link below to view the complete list of events. The first events on Saturday start at 9 am and the last event of the day starts at 4:45 pm. 

    Newburyport Literary Festival List of Events:
    https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org/soe-shell/

  • 11:00 AM
    Fairy Gnome Walk & Art Stroll
    When
    Sunday, April 28 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location
    Description

    Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk & Art Stroll
    Hosted by the Salisbury PTA
    Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Rd., Salisbury
    Saturday, 4/27 and Sunday 4/28 from 11 am - 3 pm

    A whimsical afternoon at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm, PETTENGILL FARM.
    Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and the serene marsh; it’s an event like no other.

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Join us at our eighth annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm. The gems of the event are the 200+ Fairy and Gnome Homes peppered throughout a 1 mile wooded path that leads to the marsh and back. Homes are created by very talented professionals, families, school children, and local businesses. The event will have Fairy Tales read in the woods, live music, performances, FREE children’s crafts, yummy food trucks serving up lunch for purchase.

    The Salisbury Art Stroll is hosted in conjunction with the Discovery walk. This event is a family friendly event, where artists and fine-crafters set up their works on the farm grounds for display and to sell. Come for the day and listen to live music, have some food and see the beautiful artwork as well as the natural beauty of the farm and trail.

    Plenty of free parking.
    Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk
    Pettengill Farm
    45 Ferry Road
    Salisbury, MA

  • 5:00 PM
    CHMM - Tales from the Heart
    When
    Sunday, April 28 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Tales from the Heart - CHMM
    Sunday, 4/28 from 5 - 7 (estimated end time)

    Theater at the Museum: Tales from the Heart
    Playwrights Collaborative presents the 3rd annual Tales from the Heart. It includes two programs of Short Plays. Hilarious Comedies and Compelling Dramas by Local Playwrights.

    Questions contact James Russell, Executive Director at 978-462-8681 or jrussell@thechmm.org
    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/events/

Wednesday, May 1 2024
  • 5:30 PM
    Clark School - All School Open House
    When
    Wednesday, May 1 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location
    Clark School, 14 Forest Ridge Dr, Rowley, MA 01969, USA
    Description

    Clark School K-12 Open House
    Wednesday 5/1  5:30 -7:00PM

    Come check out the Clark School K-12 Open House!

    Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA, offers rolling admissions, making any time of year the perfect time to schedule a private tour or attend an open house. Their goal is to encourage students to become lifelong learners who think deeply and embrace challenges that lie ahead.   

    Registration:  Admissions Events at Clark School — Clark School

Thursday, May 2 2024
  • 6:00 PM
    Seaglass - Live Music - Brian Alex
    When
    Thursday, May 2 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location
    Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge, 4 Ocean Front N, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA
    Description

    Brian Alex - Live Music - Seaglass
    Thursdays, 2/8, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 from 6 - 8 pm

    Join us at Seaglass for our Thursday Night Live series in the Bar & Lounge. Immerse yourself in the magic of intimate solo performances by hand-picked local musicians each week. Forget the fancy stuff – this is two hours of acoustic talents, delicious food, and good company, where the only commitment is enjoying yourself. Our specially crafted “shareables” menu makes for the perfect fair on nights like these featuring shareable portions of all your favorite coastal comforts. So, whether you’re drawn in by the sea, enticed by the bites, or captivated by the music, it’ll be a new Thursday night tradition you won’t want to miss!

    Brian Alex, is renowned for his role as the lead singer and guitarist with the group Entrain. Brian Alex has left an indelible mark on the musical landscape, collaborating with iconic figures like Donna Summer, Bo Diddley, and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. Alex ventured into the world of customized songwriting in 2003, founding “Custom Love Songs. From private performances for President Bill Clinton to contributing to the Sylvania Light Bulb’s national campaign song, Brian Alex’s musical talents have consistently transcended boundaries, making him a multifaceted and influential force in the industry. Brian’s unique musical talents not only breathe life into personal narratives but also earned him accolades, such as an award at the Boston Music Awards for Best Live Show, reinforcing his status as a soulful storyteller through song.

Friday, May 3 2024
  • 12:00 AM
    Shop Local -First Fridays
    When
    Friday, May 3 2024
    Location
    Downtown Newburyport
    Description

    Shop Local - First Friday's - Nbpt. Chamber of Commerce
    First Friday of every month from 5 - 8 pm

    Shop Local Late is a recurring community event designed to promote and support small businesses. It takes place on the first Friday of every month throughout the year 2024. The event offers an opportunity for local businesses to extend their operating hours into the evening, allowing residents and visitors in the community to shop late and show their support for local businesses.

Saturday, May 4 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Custom House - Saturday Drawing Class
    When
    Saturday, May 4 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Saturday Drawing Class - Custom House Maritime Museum 
    Every Saturday, March 15th - June 1st (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), from 9 - 11 am

    Registration required. Limited to 15 spots. Registration closes March 15th.

    Children grades 4-6 are invited to the Custom House on Saturday mornings to receive drawing instructions and encouragement. Led by local artist and educator Arthur Sullivan, children will have the opportunity to draw historic objects from life and to learn more about the history of art and drawing as it relates to our maritime past. Mr. Sullivan’s enriching and encouraging instruction supports children in their creative practices while enabling them to explore their own artistic voice—all in an engaging and inspiring museum setting!

    Register: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.ticketspice.com/tickets
    or call 978-462-8681

  • 9:30 AM
    Children's Orchard Amesbury - Sidewalk Sale
    When
    Saturday, May 4 2024 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location
    Children's Orchard Amesbury, 58 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 01913, USA
    Description

    $ .50 Sidewalk Sale - Children's Orchard - Amesbury
    Saturday, 5/4 from 9:30 am - 12 pm - Until the Bins are empty (estimated end time)


    Get ready for unbeatable deals that'll make your wallet smile! Score play-wear essentials for just $.50 each. With over 100 bins filled with fantastic finds, there's something for every little adventurer.

    Bins will be located in the parking lot to the front and side of the store. There will be multiple bins in each size ad gender ranging from 0-14.

    Bring your own bags and fill them with play wear items for just 50cents! No limits!

    We will count your items at checkout and send you home happy!

    Cash or card only. Store credit or coupons cannot be used for this 50 cent sale.  All sales finals

  • 7:30 PM
    Spring Concert - Choral Society
    When
    Saturday, May 4 2024 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location
    Pentucket Regional Middle High School, 24 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985, USA
    Description

    Spring Concert: Resilience and Hope - Newburyport Choral Society
    @ Pentucket Regional Middle High School
    Saturday, 5/4 from 7:30 - 9pm

    Sunday, 5/5 from 4 -5:30pm

    The concert will celebrate the valor and strength of the human spirit—resilience and courage in facing the challenges of war, discrimination, pandemics, climate and environmental threats—and the redeeming power of hope as we face these challenges together.

    Selections include compositions by female composers such as French prodigy Lili Boulanger, contemporary African-American composer Rosephanye Powell, and Hye-Young Cho, composer-in-residence for the National Chorus of Korea. The chorus will also perform the beautiful Duruflé Requiem.

    About NCS Music Director Dr. Minji Kim!
    Currently serving as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music (MM) in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State

    University, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition from Yeungnam University in South Korea.

    Minji inspires us with her love of singing and her expert knowledge of vocal production and choral singing. 

    Tickets: https://tickets.chorusconnection.com/nbptcs/events/1008


Sunday, May 5 2024
  • 10:00 AM
    Paddle Inn - Star Wars Brunch
    When
    Sunday, May 5 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location
    The Paddle Inn, 27 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Star Wars Revenge of the Fifth Brunch - Paddle Inn
    Sunday, 5/5 from 10 am - 3 pm

    Bring your best Star Wars outfit or custome to our brunch.

  • 1:00 PM
    Custom House - Maritime Musical Jam
    When
    Sunday, May 5 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location
    Description

    Maritime Musical Jam: Co-Musical Directors John Tavano and Donn Ricci - Custom House
    Sunday, 5/5 from 1 - 2:30 pm 

    Join us on the first Sunday of the month from March through June, 1pm – 2:30 pm, to listen to various local musicians in an open rehearsal format. This lively Maritime Musical Jam, free to CHMM members and Newburyport residents, is organized by Musical Directors John Tavano and Donna Ricci.

    John Tavano has a distinguished career performing and teaching guitar throughout New England and Europe. His repertoire includes music in the styles of Renaissance, Baroque, Flamenco, and Jazz. His original compositions of “La Gitana” and “Avila” can be heard on radio stations. He has performed for twenty-five years with the Poets Rhina Espaillat and with Alfred Nicol in the Melopoea Ensemble. He is the author of the play “Fuente Grande”, presented by the Actors Studio of Newburyport at the Firehouse Theatre.

    Donna Ricci began her career with teacher John Tavano in 2005. She has performed at various venues in the Newburyport area. She has been the Director of Music for the GNOCA Annual Lantern Festival since its inception in 2011 and performs there each year. Through her membership in the Boston Classical Guitar Society, she performed with the Boston Guitar Orchestra,which opened for many internationally acclaimed guitarists. The orchestra has alo played several concerts in Madrid. Additionally, Donna was part of the Lanciano Guitar Festival in Italy.

  • 4:00 PM
    Spring Concert - Choral Society
    When
    Sunday, May 5 2024 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location
    Pentucket Regional Middle High School, 24 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985, USA
    Description

    Spring Concert: Resilience and Hope - Newburyport Choral Society
    @ Pentucket Regional Middle High School
    Saturday, 5/4 from 7:30 - 9pm

    Sunday, 5/5 from 4 -5:30pm 

    The concert will celebrate the valor and strength of the human spirit—resilience and courage in facing the challenges of war, discrimination, pandemics, climate and environmental threats—and the redeeming power of hope as we face these challenges together.

    Selections include compositions by female composers such as French prodigy Lili Boulanger, contemporary African-American composer Rosephanye Powell, and Hye-Young Cho, composer-in-residence for the National Chorus of Korea. The chorus will also perform the beautiful Duruflé Requiem.

    About NCS Music Director Dr. Minji Kim!
    Currently serving as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music (MM) in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State

    University, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition from Yeungnam University in South Korea.

    Minji inspires us with her love of singing and her expert knowledge of vocal production and choral singing.

    Tickets: https://tickets.chorusconnection.com/nbptcs/events/1008

  • 5:00 PM
    CHMM - Tales from the Heart
    When
    Sunday, May 5 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Tales from the Heart - CHMM
    Sunday, 4/28 from 5 - 7 (estimated end time)

    Theater at the Museum: Tales from the Heart
    Playwrights Collaborative presents the 3rd annual Tales from the Heart. It includes two programs of Short Plays. Hilarious Comedies and Compelling Dramas by Local Playwrights.

    Questions contact James Russell, Executive Director at 978-462-8681 or jrussell@thechmm.org
    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/events/

Tuesday, May 7 2024
  • 6:30 PM
    Yankee Homecoming - Volunteer Meeting
    When
    Tuesday, May 7 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location
    Starboard Galley Restaurant, 55 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Yankee Homecoming - Volunteer Meeting - Starboard Galley
    Tuesday's, 5/7, 6/4 & 7/2 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm (estimated end time)

    Yankee Homecoming is an 9 day celebration filled with mostly free activities and entertainment all week long. We are a non-profit organization made up of 100% volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities year round. Some require long term commitments and others an afternoon at an event or simply making phone calls, or sending emails in the comfort of your own home. With all that we have to offer we are sure to have something for all interest and all time schedules.

    If you are a brand new to Homecoming and curious to learn how to be involved, come join us at one of our general meetings. If you are a returning volunteer, come and bring a friend and introduce them to a great group of volunteers working hard to make 2024 a success. In order to get on our mailing list which sends out our general meeting reminders please complete the short registration on the Mailing List link HERE. Signing up below does not add you to our mailing list.

    Yankee Homecoming is proud to be working with Volgistics a volunteer management database which will allow our volunteers
    * To see all open volunteer positions with a description of each
    * Manage your own volunteer schedule allowing you to sign up for and if needed remove yourself from a position
    * Get reminders of your volunteer schedule

    Every new volunteer is required to register with Yankee Homecomings Volgistics site, however I can assure you we will continue to hold your information in a safe and confidential manner. Please complete the registration form below and look for an email with your next steps to log into this site. If you need help registering please reach out to one of our event chairs or our General Chair at generalchair@yankeehomecoming.com

    These are all held upstairs at Starboard Galley.

Saturday, May 11 2024
  • 9:00 AM
    Custom House - Saturday Drawing Class
    When
    Saturday, May 11 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location
    Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    Saturday Drawing Class - Custom House Maritime Museum 
    Every Saturday, March 15th - June 1st (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), from 9 - 11 am

    Registration required. Limited to 15 spots. Registration closes March 15th.

    Children grades 4-6 are invited to the Custom House on Saturday mornings to receive drawing instructions and encouragement. Led by local artist and educator Arthur Sullivan, children will have the opportunity to draw historic objects from life and to learn more about the history of art and drawing as it relates to our maritime past. Mr. Sullivan’s enriching and encouraging instruction supports children in their creative practices while enabling them to explore their own artistic voice—all in an engaging and inspiring museum setting!

    Register: https://customhousemaritimemuseum.ticketspice.com/tickets
    or call 978-462-8681

  • 9:00 AM
    Plant Sale - Nbpt. Horticultural Society
    When
    Saturday, May 11 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location
    Newburyport Senior Community Center, 331 High St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    PLANT SALE & NEW-TO-YOU GARDEN MARKET
    Saturday, 5/11 from 9 am -12 pm 
    NO RAIN DATE

    Ask The Experts”, Free Gardening Advice
    Hundreds of Plants…All Varieties on Sale
    New To You” Garden Market: New & Gently Used Books and Gardening Items~

    This is the main Fundraising event for the Newburyport Horticultural Society.

Sunday, May 12 2024
Thursday, May 16 2024
  • 5:00 PM
    Riverwalk - The Butterfly Benefit
    When
    Thursday, May 16 2024 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location
    RiverWalk Brewing Co., 40 Parker St, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
    Description

    2nd Annual Butterfly  Benefit - Lucy's Love Bus @ Riverwalk Brewing
    Thursday, 5/16 from 5 - 10pm

    Join us for a night of celebration, filled with delicious food and brews, live music by Will & The Way, a Love Bus Your Artisan Market. Exciting raffle prizes, and a live auction with exclusive packages that you won't find anywhere else. The only thing we are missing is YOU!

    Online Auction:
    May 10th - May 17th
    Final bids are due by 12PM on Friday, May 17th

    In-Person Event & Live Auction:
    Thursday, May 16th | 5PM-10PM
    Live Auction Starts at 7:00PM

    Tickets: https://give.lucyslovebus.org/event/the-2nd-annual-butterfly-benefit/e560919

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Events in Newburyport
Check the Events Calendar!

The Newburyport Events Calendar Features Something for Everyone!

There are so many great events in Newburyport that the challenge can often be choosing which ones to attend.  The Greater Newburyport Events Calendar has become a go to destination for fun Newburyport Events.  Rather than having to check multiple calendars, the Newburyport.com Events Calendar is one central place for fun things to do and upcoming events in Newburyport and surrounding towns.

We all love the “foodie” events in Newburyport! The Grand Tasting, is The North Shore Magazine’s premier annual event for folks with an appreciation for fine food and drinks.  For casual fun, don’t miss Chili Fest hosted by the Grog, one of Newburyport’s oldest restaurants.  Enjoy live music while tasting chili from Newburyport’s top restaurants and sampling craft beers and ciders from local and regional brewery’s.

Shopping events in Newburyport are always a good time and very well attended by visitors and locals too, as residents from Newburyport and surrounding towns are very loyal and enjoy supporting our local small business owners.  The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce does an exceptional job of bringing many visitors to Newburyport in October for Witches Night Out and in December for the Holiday Invitation Shopping Nights as well.

When you think of Events in Newburyport, you should think of Yankee Homecoming, a special annual tradition held every summer for 10 days starting the last weekend of July and ending the first weekend in August. The Newburyport Events Calendar is the one place that can help you find all official and unofficial Yankee Homecoming Events.  Newburyport is the home of US Coast Guard.  Take a tour during Yankee Homecoming and maybe even meet Coastie, the Coast Guard Robot!  The Custom House Maritime Museum is responsible for helping locals and visitor enjoy Newburyport’s maritime history.  Make sure you don’t miss the Tall Ship Tours on Memorial Day weekend.

Newburyport is a family fun town featuring many events designed for kids!  The Santa Parade and Pumpkin Lighting are traditions that draw major crowds and the Waterfront Movie Series and Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk are also fun things to do as a family.

If you enjoy Arts & Entertainment make sure to check the Newburyport.com Events Calendar for the Art Walk, the Literary Festival, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, and Cruisin’ the 50’s.

If you’re a music lover Newburyport and surrounding towns offer concerts ranging from classical music to rock n roll. Enjoy the  Newburyport Choral Society Concerts,  or the Maudslay Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series. the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts and the Salisbury Beach Concerts and Fireworks draw big crowds of locals and visitors.

There are many events focused around the natural beauty of the Newburyport and the Plum Island.  One of the most popular is Eagle Festival hosted by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center.

Residents from Newburyport and surrounding towns appreciate our great community and show loyal support for the many annual fundraising events in Newburyport and surrounding towns including auctions, casino events, road races, fashion shows, concerts and other social events.

Make sure to check the Newburyport Events Calendar for fun Events in Newburyport and surrounding towns!

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