Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 6/25/20
ONE: Grab your mask and support local businesses tonight, as Newburyport reopens. Celebrate on State Street, which will be closed to traffic to allow plenty of room to welcome you back safely. The night will feature outdoor dining, shopping and more for the whole family. Just remember to wear a mask!
TWO: Looking for a relaxing afternoon but can’t get to the gardens in person? Tune into Facebook Live every Thursday at 3 p.m. to enjoy a live stream of the Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens. Each week, members set a camera in new location to spot chirping birds, nibbling bunnies and, of course, plenty of flowers!
This program is free of charge, and you can learn more about the event here.
THREE: Kashmir, the Live Led Zeppelin Show, was created by vocalist Jean Violet back in 2000. It has grown from the streets of New York City to now being one of the top Led Zeppelin Tribute bands touring nationally and internationally.
You can catch the tribute powerhouse live at Tupelo Music Hall this weekend. Kashmir will be playing shows on Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.
FOUR: Join Firehouse Center for the Arts as they present A Firehouse Restrospective – Selections from Past Productions. This event will be streamed live from the Firehouse for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Songs will include “Superstar” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Show, “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horror, and more!
It’s all happening Friday at 7 p.m. Click here to find out more.
FIVE: Concord’s Great Meadows is a massive 12-mile refuge that spans seven towns and two rivers. The Concord Division, located in the northern half of the refuge, offers some of the best bird watching in the state. Visitors can hike through wood and wetland on 2.7 miles of trails, and birdwatchers can be on the lookout for over 200 species of bird, including the American Bald Eagle.
Make the Great Meadows your spot for weekend exploration. The refuge is open dawn to dusk, and you can learn more about regulations and great sights here.
SIX: The Paula Estey Gallery (PEG) is hosting a community art project called Suspended Animation: Joys & Sorrows, An Emerging Conversation About Our World Now. The public is encouraged to participate in this free, collaborative effort by picking up a COVID-19-safe packet from outside the front of the Newburyport gallery and creating their own art.
To contribute to this project, pick up a packet for yourself and the family. Guidelines are in each packet, which are available on a first come basis. Make one card for the topic of joy and one card for sorrow.Use collage, pencils, paint, glue, magazines, fabric — anything your imagination can conjure. Then, just return you finished product(s) to PEG before July 8 and join the Reveal Celebration, which will take place July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
SEVEN: As the Commonwealth moves into step 2 of Phase II, restaurants are welcoming customers back to their patios and indoor areas. Keep up with the best spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner with mvm. As more restaurants adjust to the transition, this list will continue to grow.
Al Fresca Restaurant
This family-owned Italian eatery is now open for outdoor seating and take out throughout the week. Trying one of their unique entrees is a must for any lover of Italian cuisine.
(978) 851-3332 | AlFrescaRistorante.com
Angelina’s Italian Restaurant
Angelina’s has just completed their transition to outdoor seating and are now ready to welcome back hungry customers. Stop by for some quality Italian food at a great outdoor setting.
(978) 319-9573 | AngelinasTewksbury.com
Cobblestones of Lowell
Cobblestones is offering outdoor seating. Take your taste buds on a trip around the world with their diverse menu.
(978) 970-2282 | CobblestonesOfLowell.com
The Deck is open seven days a week, and is eager to welcome more customers to their outdoor area. Stop by for tacos, burgers, seafood, chowder and more.
(978) 499-4422 | TheDeckSalisbury.com
Grazie Italian Restaurant
Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, this Italian restaurant provides delicious food and a famously beautiful view.
(978) 445-0054 | Grazie.Restaurant
This eatery is a great spot to bring the family. Enjoy ribs, steak tips, pulled pork and more. Plus, check out some of their delicious cocktails.
(978) 664-3591 | HorseshoeGrille.com
Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant
Check out this spot for delicious and authentic Mediterranean food, as well as happy hour and live music.
(603) 870-0045 | JocelynsRestaurant.com
Tuesday through Saturday, make moonstones your go-to dining spot for great drinks and food.
(978) 256-7777 | Moonstones110.com
Seaglass Al Fresco Dining at Surfside
Seaglass is now offering outdoor seating on SurfSide’s oceanfront deck, open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit now for Seaglass and SurfSide menu favorites for lunch and dinner on the water.
(978) 462-5800 | SeaglassOceanside.com
Seoul Kitchen Restaurant
Seoul Kitchen is open for business! Stop by their beautiful outdoor area for some delicious and unique Korean food.
(978) 399-0016 | EatSeoulKitchen.com
110 Grill (Haverhill)
Dine indoors or outdoors and enjoy your 110 Grill favorites for lunch or dinner. Patio seating is available weather permitting. Make a reservation today!
(978) 641-3999 | 110Grill.com
Barking Dog Ale House (Haverhill)
At the Barking Dog Ale House, you will find traditional pub favorites tied together with an extensive craft beer selections. This spot will be opening indoor seating on Monday.
(978) 914-6200 | BarkingDogAle.com
This spot is finally open to the public. Stop by for some delicious chowder, kebabs and more.
(978) 373-6597 | Facebook.com/BradfordSeafood/
G’s Texas Southern Flare
G’s is now open for outdoor dining, with indoor dining coming in the near future. Stop by for burgers, BBQ and plenty of other delicious choices.
(978) 377-0457 | GsHaverhill.com
Hard Body Meals
This spot is committed to clean, healthy food using top quality proteins, produce and ingredients, and they’re open for outdoor seating!
(978) 641-3827 | HardBodyMeals.com
Mr. Mikes Family Italian Restaurant
Offering indoor seating and outdoor seating under their roomy tent, this restaurant is a great spot for any lovers of Italian cuisine.
(978) 373-5712 | MrMikesrestaurant.com
Make Periwinkle Cafe your spot for breakfast and brunch! This cafe offers everything you need for a scrumptious and relaxing morning meal.
(978) 377-0372 | PeriwinkleCafe.com
Now offering indoor seating, this spot offers delicious lobster rolls, fish, pasta and more.
(978) 374-8001 | TheRomaRestaurant.com
The Hidden Pig
The Hidden Pig is now open for indoor and outdoor dining. Visit the link below to reserve a table or make an order.
(978) 914-6800 | TheHiddenPigHaverhill.com
FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE VALLEY
EIGHT: Local farmers and vendors are doing everything they can to continue providing fresh produce and products to the people. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, here’s a list of local farmers markets that are going above and beyond to serve the community.
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns this Saturday, June 27 and is easily accessible by car, bike, or public transportation. Plus, there’s plenty of free parking on the upper and lower decks at Goeke Parking Deck. Beyond produce, the market’s vendors include purveyors of mead, hummus, spices and even gourmet popcorn.
(978) 872-7535 | TeamHaverhill.org/projects/community/haverhill-farmers-market
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will be happening virtually. Order online or by phone, choose from four prepackaged choices, and pick up your delicious goods at their station.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. Also, you can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual spring market.
The Salem Farmers Market boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring live music, children’s entertainment and seasonal special events. In the midst of COVID-19, the market is taking precautions to create a safe and enjoyable space for all patrons. For the time being, the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Since 1979, Community Teamwork has sponsored the Lowell Farmers Market, offering fresh, locally grown produce from area farmers, as well as meats, fish, honey, baked goods, prepared meals, hand-crafts and more. This year, the market is set to begin on July 10, and it will run through October 2.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Pick up fresh produce and more with this mobile market. On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Visit Lowell’s Mill No. 5 parking lot every Tuesday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lowell Senior Center any Thursday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m; and Lucy Larcom Park on Fridays between 12 to 3 p.m. (Friday market will begin on July 10).
And don’t forget…
Next week, Tuesday through Thursday, Lowell’s Chowder Factory is raising money for Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Stop by any time between 3 and 7 p.m. for great deals on chowder and seafood, all while supporting those in need.