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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Viewing

Join the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club in a Star party at Sagamore Hill in Hamiklton Massachsusetts

Bring a flashlight and climb Sagamore Hill to watch one of the year's best meteor showers. The North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club members will also have their telescopes set up, so you can take turns taking a closer look at galaxies, nebulae, stars, planets and more! The Club members will answer your questions about the night sky while you enjoy the Aquarids Meteor Shower.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:15 - 10:15 pm
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Big Night at IRWS

Come explore the vernal pools of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with Mass Audubon!

Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular. Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share some facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 6-8:30pm

Thanks for the Trails 5k

ECGA's Thanks for the Trails 5k Race on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Patton Park

ECTA is holding its Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the day after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton. Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all!  In addition to cash (or gift certificates) for top finishers, and many other terrific prizes, there will be cash prizes for the teams (co-ed) with the most runners and that have the best score (on a traditional XC scoring basis).  TWe are building on the fine tradition enjoyed by so many for the last 10 years with Gabe's Run, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gabe's Fund.  Whether you seek a personal record or camaraderie with old friends and rivals, this event is for you! 

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Friday after Thanksgiving
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Pictures with Mr Bunny at Hamilton-Wenham Community House

Hamilton-Wenham Community House hosts a photo session with Mr. Bunny for the little ones!

The Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham invites children and families to a photo session with Mr. Bunny and his friend Bo Peep! The event includes a digital photograph taken under The Community House tent, treats, and sweet spring memories. Register online for for a time slot.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022 9am-4:30pm

March Sunset and Full Moon Family Hike at IRWS

Walk through the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary lit only by the full moon

Discover the sites and sounds of night in the early Spring with a walk under the full moon. We'll look for signs of wildlife emerging from winter as we explore the sanctuary after-hours. We may get a chance to glimps salamanders and frogs as they begin migrating to vernal pools to breed and lay eggs.

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Friday, March 18, 2022 6-7:30pm

Crafternoon at Ipswich Library

Crafternoons at Ipswich Massachusetts Public Library North Shore Kid

A Drop-In Craft program held once a month on a Thursday afternoon (check the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children’s Room). Intended for school age children with intricate and challenging crafts. Each child under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to actively assist with the craft. Programs are under the Event Tent on the lawn of the library.  Inclement weather may require the programs to be held inside in the Collins Room. 

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Second Thursday Monthly 2:30-4:30pm

Ukrainian Egg Workshop at NTL (Saturday)

Ukrainian Egg Workshop at the Newbury Town Library

The NTL's own Kati Bourque will present a brief history on Ukrainian Easter Eggs and teach you how to create your own egg. All materials will be provided and you will go home with an egg that you made! This program is geared towards teens and adults, as you will be handling a raw egg, a lit candle, and permanent dyes. Please register online to save your spot - space is limited.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022 11am-1pm

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Adirondack Leadership Program at Gordon College’s La Vida Center

Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

The Annual Hampton Beach Master Sandsculpting Competition Viewing 2022 Winner Melineige Beauregard
The fun starts Wednesday, June 9, 2022 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 26. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View...
7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Amesbury Days Celebration

Amesbury Days is a celebration of the onset of Summer and community.
Welcome to the 123rd Amesbury Days! It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch summer of 2022. Amesbury Days 2022 has a full schedule of events beginning June 23rd, through July 4th.
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, meat, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

It's My Heart's Keep the Beat CHD Awareness Walk & Picnic

This one or two mile or 5K Non-Competitive Walk around beautiful Endicott Park will end with a free family picnic and fun entertainment for adults and kids of all ages.
This year’s IN-PERSON walk will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022. This 1 or 2 mile or 5K non-competitive Walk will take us virtually through beautiful Endicott Park and Glen Magna Farms or wherever you are walking and end with a family picnic and celebration. We are giving away lots of prizes...
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Beginner Bird Walk at Appleton Farms

The fields at Appleton Farms provide safe habitiat for a diverse bird population in Ipswich Massachusetts
Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of a birding walk or felt like you didn’t know enough or know how to get started? Then this program is for you. Join Appleton staff for a fun and no-pressure birding walk designed for beginners with little to no experience. We will walk the property...
10:00 am to 11:30 pm

Vintage Bazaar at Kimball Farm

Kimball Farm in Haverhill, Massachusetts hosts a vintage Bazaar
Join us at Kimball Farm in Haverhill, MA (just minutes 30 minutes north of Boston) for a two-day vintage & hand makers festival that will leave you in a bazaar daydream! Named one of the TOP VINTAGE MARKETS in the Country!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saint Peter's Fiesta - Sunday

Fiesta Sunday hosts races, sports events, childrens' games and live music!
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a  fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy.The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family...
10:00 am to 11:45 pm

Magnolia Farmers Market

Come enjoy the Magnolia Farmers Market on Lexington Ave every Sunday!
The Magnolia Community Farmer’s Market will reopen in June of 2021 with a full line up of vendors, followers, entertainment and community purpose.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Newburyport Climb Out of the Darkness 2022

Climb Out of the Darkness Newburyport celebrates10 years of community building at Cashman Park
Join our team in spirit and sponsorship today! Help us celebrate 10 years of building community and bringing light to the darkness of perinatal mental health disorders - the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth.
10:00 am

Swampscott Farmer's Market

The Swampscott Farmers Market happens every Sunday through October.
Rain or shine, the Swampscott Farmers’ Market features a wide variety of produce, meats, fish, breads, flowers and crafts from farmers, food producers, and artisans from around Massachusetts and nearby New England states. Anchoring the market, Swampscott will have Clark Farm providing a large...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 2, 2022
The North Andover Farmers' Market brings local produce and foods to the heart of North Andover every Sunday!  The market will take place in the center of town at the intersection of First Street and Main Street.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Kids Sail Free on Schooner Adventure!

Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!
Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!* Sail into history on Gloucester's flagship vessel, a National Historic Landmark and icon of the American fisheries. Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour sail on historic Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest fishing port...
11:00 am

Appleton Farms Guided Tour

Join the Trustees for a guided tour to explore Appleton Farm's beauty and  history firsthand
Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, agricultural fields, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape – a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan, Appleton Farms is one of the...
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Notch Traveling Biergarten at Castle Hill

Come to the Notch Brewery Biergarten at the Trustees of Reservations' Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Notch Traveling Biergarten is stopping by Castle Hill. Enjoy a tasty session beer while taking in the magnificent views from the Grand Allee. Bring a picnic lunch or grab a bite from onsite vendor Empanada Dada. A limited number of picnic tables will be available.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Essex Heritage Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse - Salem

Boat and Light Station Tour Bakers Island Tour out of Salem Massachusetts
Adventure to a place like nowhere else! Climb aboard Naumkeag , Essex Heritage's landing craft for a trip to Bakers Island Light Station. Enjoy a 30-minute cruise from Salem past rugged coastline, harbor islands, and five lighthouses to Bakers Island.
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a great chance to get close to our Appleton Farms stars in a relaxed and educational setting.
Come play with Angora rabbits Violet and Vanilla, Nubian goats Merlin, Maeve, Morgan, and Mordred, and our friendly flock of heritage chickens! Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience that lets you and your family approach our barnyard buddies under the guidance of a professional...
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Swampscott Strawberry Festival

The Swampscott Strawberry Festival is a great way to kick off the Summer for the Town!
Strawberry Festival is Swampscott's Annual Summer Kick-off Party! Parade down Humphrey Street, eat delicious strawberry shortcake and enjoy a live concert with Brian Maes.
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sundays in Patton Park

North Shore Free Concerts for North Shore Families at Patton Park in Hamilton Massachusetts
Come enjoy community and music each Sunday in Patton Park! Dust off your lawn chairs and bring your picnic down to the park on Sunday evenings. We have a fantastic line up of bands this summer ---presented by Institution for Savings Bank and sponsored by The Community House, Town of Hamilton, HW...
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Monday, July 4

Fireworks Plus in Marblehead

Marblehead Fireworks as seen from Chandler Hovey Park by Jeff Folger
Independence Day in Marblehead is an all-day event on the harbor front that begins at 10am with the Horribles Parade, composed of unusual and sometimes opinioned home-made floats, music, and other parading favorites. For the rest of the day, the waterfront is lively with music, food, and family...
10:00 am to 9:45 pm

July 4th Boat Parade in Essex

The Chebacco Boat PArade is a great Fourth of July tradition in Essex MA
The Chebacco Lake and Watershed Association will sponsor its annual Fourth of July Boat Parade on at 10am Sunday, July 4th.  All boats will meet at Betty Ozolin's dock on the South Side of Gregory Island ( small cove)and proceed around the lake counterclockwise. Prizes will be awarded for Most...
10:00 am

Ipswich Independence Day Parade

Ipswich Massachusetts celebrates the 4th of July with a parade through downtown!
Ipswich's Independence Day Parade begins Winthrop School, up Manning Street, along High Strret to East Street, then turns to follow Water Street along the River to the Ipswich Town Hall.   Kids and other participants are invited to show up at 9:15 am to decorate bikes, trikes and wagons, with the...
10:00 am

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Marblehead Lobster Lunch

Enjoy a lobster lunch on the lawn in Marblehead over July 4th Weekend!
The Lobster Lunch is back! July 2- 4, 2022.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Marblehead Street Festival

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Street Festival! Part of the Marblehead Festival of the Arts
Come to the Marblehead Street Festival at Bank Square (intersection of Washington and Hopper Street).  This festival is a fun tradition that's part of 4th of July celebrations!  There will be something for everone including magic, street perfromers, live music, face painting, sidewalk chalk art,...
11:45 am to 3:15 pm

Beverly Farmers' Market

Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac
The Beverly Farmers’ Market supports local agriculture while making healthy food available to all members of the Beverly community at affordable prices; the market promotes sustainable living practices and fosters community connections through our vendors, free activities and events. The market...
Where: Odell Park
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Salem Celebrates the Fourth of July

Salem Massachsuetts Celebrates the Fourth of July Independence Day Fireworks
Join the City of Salem at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a 4th of July Celebration! The evening includes live music by the 42-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra and Fireworks starting after dark from Derby Wharf.
5:00 pm to 9:59 pm

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport

Independence Day Celebration in Rockport 2022 includes a traditional parade, bandstand concert and massive bonfire.
Rockport traditionally celebrates Independence Day in style and this Fourth of July won't be any different. Scheduled festivities include the Firemen's Parade, a Legion Band concert, and Rockport's version of a finale - a towering bonfire at Back Beach.
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Amesbury Days Fireworks

Amesbury MA Amesbury Days Fireworks and Music
Amesbury Days fireworks display will be on July 4th! Beginning at around 9pm. Food vendors, favorites from years past and a couple of new ones added in for your enjoyment. Parking is available at Woodsom Farm, Cashman Elementary School, or Amesbury High School.
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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