Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 7/2/20
ONE: Ruby and The Groove, a trio out of Nashua that will get you up off the couch with their upbeat sound of soul, positive vibes and a good time. This year, they’ll be kicking off the NH Chronicle Summer Songfest. Tune in at WMUR this Friday to witness some of the best musical talent that New Hampshire has to offer. Show starts at 7.
You can read our piece on the trio here and listen to their appearance on our 495 podcast here.
TWO: Painter Ed Porzio is bringing a splash of brilliant color to TreMonte Ice Bar in downtown Lowell. The artist’s latest display features a collection of intriguing oil paintings that will be shown through October 31. Stop by this weekend to support local artistry and business.
THREE: This Saturday at noon, Lowell National Park hosts its annual community reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of the July?” This year’s event is notable in two respects: It will be held virtually, so you can watch online; and it will take place in the light of an intense national debate regarding racism past and present. MVM editor Doug Sparks has contributed a short videotaped portion of the presentation. Find out more by clicking here.
FOUR: Care Dimensions is revamping the format of its 33rd Annual Walk for Hospice to ensure the safety of walkers and the community. This year, individuals and teams are encouraged to walk when and where they feel comfortable by September 27, while raising awareness and funds for an important cause. Walk proceeds benefit the 2,000 patients cared for every day, allowing Care Dimensions to provide exceptional care and innovative services.
To learn more, register a team or individual, or make a donation, go to CareDimensions.org/Walk.
FIVE: After three months of quiet, the Arts League of Lowell has announced that their latest show Postcards: Greetings from Lowell is open and ready for digital visitors. The show represents several necessary adaptations for the times: the works are small and intimate, and while the gallery is still closed to the public, this exhibit is in the form of a digital array of works on the Arts League website.
This collection will be in the gallery and online through September 13, and as works are sold through the website, they will be replaced with new works, creating a constantly changing range of art and artists.
SIX: See all the historical and cultural landmarks you would normally visit on a guided tour, without the guide. To help visitors explore Concord’s local sites while staying safe, the Concord Museum has put together a series of free self-guided tours. These contactless tours include Concord’s April 19, 1775 Trail, which focuses on the American Revolution, and Concord’s Daniel Chester French Trail, which takes visitors to sites related to the Lincoln Memorial sculptor. Detailed guide materials are available on the museum’s website: simply download, print, and embark on a tour tailored to your own pace and preference.
SEVEN: 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
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 for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and more.
(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).
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
In this new segment of Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn more about fun events, news, restaurants and more.
Yoga in the Park
Yogi Ally Vallieres is hosting Yoga in the Park at Winnekenni Castle. Join in for a creative and dynamic form of yoga that utilizes breath to link postures. A portion of the proceeds from our Yoga in the Park summer series will be donated to the Winnekenni Foundation.
Join Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., or Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. You can find a full list of dates, times and tickets here.
DJ Trivia at Casa Blanca
Join Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant every Wednesday night for the hottest game of trivia on the east coast. Grab some delicious food and drinks as you play against your friends, family and everyone else. Get the gang together and become trivia champions. DJ Michael Cormier will be your host with the most.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season on Saturday June 27, 2020. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and much more.