Methuen Ballet: The Mermaid

Methuen Ballet performs The Mermaid at the Firehouse in Newburyport

Join the Methuen Ballet Ensemble as they tell the tale of a beautiful Mermaid who discovers a shipwrecked Prince on her enchanted island. The journey begins when a massive storm hits the sea, wrecking the Prince’s boat onto an abandoned shore. Be dazzled as the Prince discovers the beautiful Mermaid and her magical sea creature friends.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 3pm

Downtown Gloucester Block Party

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great

Food, music, live entertainment, dance, craft and fun come together for a great family time at the Downtown Gloucester Block every Third Saturday through September! Five music stages, shopping 'til 11pm, outside sidewalk dining, live dance performances and all kinds of other fun things to do make the streets come alive. Kids will love the singers and roaming magician, and they'll find games, facepainting, kids snacks, balloons, giant chess and more in 'Kids Town'!

Third Saturday monthly July - September, 2014
Downtown Gloucester

Newburyport Kids' Talent Show

Kids are invited to enter the Kid's Talent Showcase - Newburyport Homecoming

Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.

Monday, July 28, 2014 noon - 3pm
Waterfront Park

Family Fun in the Open at Maudslay

Theater in the Open presents story telling, dance, and fairy tale theater in a p

Theater in the Open invites you to bring the family to Maudslay State Park! Bring the kids, the dog, and the picnic blanket out to beautiful Maudslay State Park! The third Saturday of every month, we will be joined by many of our good friends in the community to present storytelling, song, dance, fairytale-theater and a fun group activity, all right here in the park and all entirely free! Come make a friend, sing a song, take in some sun and get to know your park better.

Third Saturday of every warm month: May 17, June 21, July 19, and August 16 at 11 am

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 7A: Splish Splash Science

Learn about water and the scientific principles behind it at Joppa Flats

Splish Splash Science is an active, fun, program where you and your child will learn all about water properties such as sinking, floating, surface tension, buoyancy, and waterproofing. Using fun props and lots of hands on science, we’ll look at everything from ducks to scuba divers and how water works!

Thursday, July 10, 2014 10 - 11:30 am

Marblehead Festival of Arts

There's plenty to see and do for kids at the Marblehead Art Festival!

For nearly 50 years, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has had a rich history in producing an annual summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday week. This premier Festival hosts art exhibits in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Crafts, Plein aire Painting, Senior Art, Student Art and Youth Art. There's also a lot of great events and activities geared toward keeping kids and families engaged and entertained!

July 3-6, 2014 9:30am-10:30pm
Downtown Marblehead
Crocker Park

Harlequin Mother Goose: A Higgledy Piggledy Panto!

Come see Theater in the Open's  Princess Pirate Panto at Maudslay State Park in

Theater in the Open starts their 2014 performance season with Harlequin Mother Goose: A Higgeldy Piggledy Panto! The year is 1764… And in the town of Olde Newbury, at Hoyt’s Lane and Main, there lives an old dame, whose name is Jane Crane! Please join us once again in ye olde Panto-land, where we’re counting on you to lend us a hand! You’ll meet an old woman who lives in a shoe, with Little Bo Peep and Little Boy Blue, but, wouldn’t you know it, the shoe rent is due, and the owner, Baron Bromfield…something something…fondue! Well, you get the idea. We’ll have an eight-foot-tall bird, a caper of clever clowns, and plenty to cheer for and boo at with the whole family this June in Maudslay State Park.

Saturdays & Sundays, May 31 - June 22, 2014 2pm

CAFM Family Hoedown

Come to a fun square dance and picnic to benefit CAFM!

The Essex County Greenbelt Association hosts a fundraiser dance for the Cape Ann Farmers' Market at Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! Pack a picnic dinner and bring the entire family to Essex for a night of family fun!  Explore the grounds of the Essex County Greenbelt Association headquarters overlooking the marshes of Essex Bay, then join the fun in the barn for a traditional square dance with a live band and caller!

Friday, June 6, 2014 6pm
Cox Reservation

Mudeye Puppets in Newbury

Mudeye Puppets are fun and made with recycled materials!

The Newbury Town Library is having a puppet extravaganza for April vacation! The Mudeye Puppet Company is an educational puppetry arts organization dedicated to providing esteem-building arts workshops, reducing waste, and encouraging creativity through use of reused materials.  Come to the Library for a free show followed by a puppet making workshop!

Friday, April 25, 2014, 1pm
Newbury Town Library

Methuen Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will interpret the classic story of Sleeping Beauty at t

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will present their interpretation of Sleeping Beauty, a tale of a young princess who cucceumbs to black magic, and the prince who saved her. As the ballet begins, the baby, Princess Aurora, is being christened. The Evil Carbosse storms in and curses the baby as her invitation to the event was overlooked.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 3pm
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