Rockport

Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Reading the Granite Landscape

Find out the story behind the granite at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!

Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A rock is not a thing but a drama, it can teach us about the great unifying science and the unique geology of Cape Ann. Rocks can tell us a lot about how the landscape was formed and the geology of Cape Ann tells us great stories, all visible at Halibut Point. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Sundays, September 7, 14 & 21, 2014 11am-Noon

Musical Tribute at Shalin Liu

Ghostlight Chorus will perfrom FREE at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Rockport Music honors the memory of late board member John Sparks with a free community concert at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center.  The Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones.  The Press Herald hailed that “it is simply one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard in a long time.”

When: 
Wenesday, August 27, 2014 7pm

Richard Strauss: Celebrating 150 Years

Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs and Cameron Schutza perform a free concert at Shalin Liu

Rockport Music invites you to a FREE concert at their Shalin Liu Performance Center! Now in its third year, Shalin Liu’s annual Free Live Opera Concerts continues this summer with Maestro Michael Recchiuti leading us on a journey through the operas of the greatest German composer of the twentieth century, Richard Strauss.

When: 
Monday, August 25, 2014 7 PM

Tour the Tower at Halibut Point

Tour the WWII era observation tower at Halibut Point State Park.

Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center to learn about the role Halibut Point has played in America’s military history. This tour will include a climb to upper-levels of the park’s World War Two artillery fire control tower and a close look at a WWII azimuth. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. Best for ages 8 and above. Rain or shine.

When: 
Mondays through August 2014 2-3pm

Seaside Stroll & Birding Basics

You and your child can learn the basics of birding at Halibut Point State Park

The Trustees of Reservations invites families to come learn birding basics while enjoying the woodlands and heathlands at the weather-beaten bluffs of Halibut Point State Park or the wide open spaces of Coolidge Point Reservation. Swarms of shorebirds can be viewed at this these prestigious coastal birding points! Meet at the parking area. Pre-registration is not required.

When: 
Third Sunday Monthly, April through August 8-10am

Rockport Farmers' Market

The Rockport Farmers' Market runs every Saturday in Harvey Park in Downtown Rock

The Rockport Farmers' Market is a small market that runs each Saturday through the Summer (June - early October). Sponsored by Rockport Festivals, the market is limited in size due to the size of the Harvey Park - a quaint setting in the heart of downtown found on the corner of Mount Pleasant Street and Broadway, across from the entrance to T-Wharf.

When: 
Saturdays through the October 4, 2014 9am-1pm

Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest

Enjoy Lobster at the Beach in Rockportat the 16th annual lobsterfest!

What could be better than enjoying a lobster dinner at the beach with your family while helping a worthy cause? Rockport Rotary's Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining event held each summer at the American Legion Hall and bandstand in Rockport (on Beach Street, opposite Back Beach). Proceeds benefit local community service projects and the club's scholarship fund.

When: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 3-7pm
Location: 
Back Beach

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11am-Noon

Family Comedy at RFM

See Ventriloquist Al Getler at the Rockport Farmers Market

Ventriloquist Al Getler will put on a free show at the June 26 Rockport Farmers' Market! Come enjoy a fun family friendly performance in quinessential New England setting! “At the core, I am a family entertainer. I love seeing both kids and their parents laugh together. In the end, everyone walks away from a live show a bit happier,” said Getler.

When: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:30am

Maeve 1850

Join a living historian presentation in Rockport Massachsuetts

Join living historian Maeve, an Irish immigrant who fled Ireland during the potato famine and settled in America for an afternoon of tales, history and myth! At the 1:00 p.m. performance Maeve will be entertaining the children with stories of life in Ireland and her immigration experience. She will be reading an Immigrants Tale- a storybook- for the younger members of her audience.

When: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 1pm & 3pm
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