Join the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club (NSAAC) hosts their monthly meeting, and the public is welcome to come see the stars! For our June meeting we're going to take advantage of expected clear skies and do some observing from the fields near the Boxford Community Center at the corner of Middleton and Elm St, Boxford, Massachusetts 01921
Meet Revolutionary War soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line and His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot will enact a battle to see what might have happened if the British had tried to recapture Boston by way of the Massachusetts North Shore. See colonial crafts and trades, mingle with reenactors, tour the camps, watch musket and cannon demonstrations, and take part in kids’ activities and games. Tour the 1690 manor house, the home of two of Newburyport’s Revolutionary War heroes! Sip an Ipswich Ale Brewery cask ale, a local beer brewed in the old style.
Our 3rd Annual Donut Day is on 6/1 from 10 am - 4 pm. And it’s WAY more than just donuts! Did you know National Donut Day started in Chicago in 1938 as a tribute to The Salvation Army “Doughnut Lassies”? The Lassies traveled overseas during WWI to help support & boost morale of front line troops by setting up small huts to provide supplies and baked goods. Nicknamed “Donut Lassies,” the women who served donuts to troops are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States.
Come celebrate the beginning of strawberries season and summer at Cider Hill Farm! Pick Your Own Strawberries will be available along with hayrides, lawn games, live music, strawberry cotton candy and more! We will also have a prize for the BIGGEST BERRY picked!
Witness a shearing (no sheep will be hurt in the process) and learn to spin wool as 19th century New Englanders did! In this workshop, the group will witness the shearing of the ifarm shetland sheep to create beautiful fleeces. No sheep are harmed during this process, it is like getting a haircut.
Its time! The cows are heading back out to the pasture for the season. Yay! Its an exciting spectacle as the cows will jump and run with joy as they get to graze for the first time this year.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a spring day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite teams of the Essex Base Ball Association as they 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.
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the farm to celebrate Mother’s Day! Treat Mom to a memorable farm to table Mothers Day Brunch at the farm. Enjoy a hearty buffet brunch with locally sourced in ingredients created by the amazing Chive Events in our historic carriage barn . If the weather is nice, enjoy additional seating and lawn games in our stone paddock. Mom's receive a well deserved mimosa with brunch (more available for purchase)! Kids can visit with our barnyard animals and make a craft for mom!