Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/3/20
ONE: After a successful first-ever Outdoor Art Market in July and a great Virtual Open Studios in August, Western Avenue is heading back outside for September! This September also marks the 15-year anniversary of their very first Open Studios event. Join them this Saturday and support your favorite local artists. Click here for a list of all artist vendors
This event will take place at their lofts garden parking lot on the west end of our campus. Park your vehicle in their main parking lot and walk over to the market. The food truck of the day is Empanada Dada and the special ice cream vendor is Honest Scoop.
– Guests who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have been instructed to quarantine by a medical professional should not attend.
– All guests must wear a mask or face covering at all times.
– Please maintain a six-foot distance from others.
– We will have hand sanitation stations throughout the market space.
– There will be no public restrooms during this event.
Rain Date: Sunday, 9/6.
TWO: At 7 p.m. tonight, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival will kick-off with a free online party! Be introduced to the entire film line-up and watch trailers shown throughout the event. In addition, everyone who joins will be eligible for a random raffle. You can click here to reserve a ticket and here for the festival film guide.
THREE: The Addison Gallery of American Art has just revealed their newest exhibit entitled “A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America.” Focusing on the 19th century, an era that witnessed both the extreme and violent exploitation of the land and its peoples and the birth of a modern conservation movement, this exhibition will unfold chronologically and move from New England to the West. Paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts by artists both familiar and unknown from the Addison’s collection will enter into dialogue with a selection of objects from the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology and compelling natural history specimens generously lent by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
FOUR: Imagine yourself a guest at the Crane family’s famed summer home in 1929. Strolls in the garden, ladies in tea dresses, bustling servants, clinking glasses and jazz tunes wafting across the warm summer air. The estate’s sounds and sights come alive in a dynamic 35-minute multi-sensory experience Castle Hill Illuminated, hosted by The Trustees. This night-time spectacle combines music, narration, and lighting to offer you a new and exciting way to experience Castle Hill.
It’s all happening tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The outdoor setting and limited entry times allow you to socially distance and attend the event safely. Masks and advanced reservations are required. Click here to make reservations.
FIVE: GNOCA has hosted the Newburyport Lantern Festival since 2011, illuminating the Bartlet Mall frog pond with lanterns every Labor Day weekend, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In response to COVID-19, this year’s festival will be a self serve event in the comfort and safety of your own home with your loved ones. The virtual ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. this Sunday on the GNOCA Facebook page.
The lanterns can be launched and floated on any small body of water near you, so long as you can retrieve it afterward. Or you can choose to simply light and display your lantern on your front porch or in your home. Lantern kits are available for a suggested donation of $10 each. They can be purchased in person at Greetings By Design or A Pleasant Shoppe LLC in Newburyport or Eighteen Friend Street in Amesbury. Click here for more details.
SIX: Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self-guided outdoor trail at Ward Reservation in Andover.
Curious children and their caregivers are invited to discover their own magic in the woods with this family-friendly outdoor self-guided program. Participants will be sent an activity bundle to help them look for clues along the yellow trail and work as a team to discover the tiny world beneath their feet and under their nose. This is a self-guided program, and pre-registration is required to receive bundle of the day’s activities, including maps, scavenger hunt, crafts, additional reading list and recipes. The special trail will run from Sept. 6 to Oct 18. Click here for more info.
SEVEN: The 20th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Classic features 10 of the world’s top sand artists compete for over $24,000 in prizes and show awards. This 3 day event starts September 3 and is held through to September 5 rain or shine and promises not to disappoint young and old. The craftsmanship is impressive to say the least; you won’t want to miss this truly amazing spectacle. You can click here for more info.
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
In this 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.
Haverhill Farmers Market
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 much more.
Plum Island Kayak
Plum Island Kayak offers a wide variety of guided kayak and stand-up paddle board tours, rentals and programs, and they have just opened another location in Haverhill. Opened just on weekends for now, their new Haverhill location offers 2 hour rentals for kayaks, paddle boards and more.
With beautiful weather ahead, take your family or friends out on the Merrimack this weekend with Plum Island Kayak’s diverse collection of boats and more.
The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
Pentucket Players, in cooperation with The Winnekenni Foundation, presents The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. This outdoor performance will follow all state and city guidelines regarding Covid-19 and social distancing. The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. It’s all happening Sept. 6 at Winnikenni Castle. Click here for more info.
29th Annual Golf Tournament
This annual event is open to the public and will follow all the necessary guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable afternoon of golf, while providing participants an opportunity to establish or further relationships with fellow community businesses leaders. To ensure everyone’s safety attendance is limited to 100 guests. All attendees will be required to wear a mask while indoors. Tee times will be scheduled between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For dinner, guests will be seated six to a table and all the tables will be spaced within social distance guidelines. Take part on Sept. 14 and click here for more info.
FARMERS MARKETS IN THE VALLEY
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
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will will take place at Campagnone North Common on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Lawrence Catholic Academy on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. You can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market, or you can visit them every Sunday on Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 2 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Shop local every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Farm Market outside on the parking lot at Mill No. 5 located on Middlesex Street in Lowell. Each weekend, The Farm Market showcases fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, home and body care products, and much more — all locally made!
Mill No. 5 The Farm Market
Mill No. 5 is not collecting any table fees and is not profiting from this market. The market facilitates healthy food options from local farmers and food producers. Stop by Mill No. 5 at 225 Middlesex Street every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.