Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Motif #1 Day 5k and Kids Fun Run

The Motif #1 5k and kids fun run takes place on Motif #1 Day in Rockport, Massac

This 5k Road Race and Kid's Fun Run is a great way to kick off Motif #1 Day! The 5k road race and 1 mile fun run that starts at [node: 5277] in beautiful downtown Rockport. Run the race and then spend the day with your family at Motif #1 Day enjoying the fun, food and entertainment of the day-log festival.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:30-11am

A Petting Zoo of Musical Instruments

A youngster tries out the violin at Rockport MA Shalin Liu Performance Center

Experience an “Instrument Petting Zoo” and get a chance to learn first-hand about a variety of instruments sponsored by Rockport Music! The Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for curious kids & adults to see, hear, and touch the instruments seen on the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center and instruments they may play in beginning band or orchestra.  This event is part of Motif #1 Day.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 10am - Noon

Boston Children's Chorus at Shalin Liu

The Boston Children's Choir will perform at Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in

The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. The Chorus bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion among its members.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 4 PM

Kid's Tower Tour at Halibut Point

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

Have you ever seen the view from the artillery fire control tower at Halibut Point? On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Isles of Shoals in New Hampshire and Mt. Agamenticus in Maine. Join the park interpreter for a guided tour of the tower and learn what it was used for many years ago. View the ocean and distant land forms from high above the quarry with binoculars.

Tuesday, April 22, 2015 10:30-11:30am

Kids' Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu

Here’s a Quarry Tour for the young set! Join the Halibut Point State Park interpreter for an inside look at the Quarry video followed by a kid-friendly tour around the quarry. Tour includes the splitting of a granite block outside the Visitor Center. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For all ages, best for 8 years and older. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10-11am

Earth Day Coastal Clean Up

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2015. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10-11:30am

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

Saturdays, April 18 & 25, 2015 10-11am

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.

Sundays, April 12, 19 & 26, 2015 1-2pm

Rockport Community Egg Hunt

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Community Egg Hunt

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Community Egg Hunt for the children of the Town at the Rockport Community House !  In years past the Millbrook Meadow was the perfect spot for the hunt, but this winter's snow has made the meadow very muddy.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 2pm

Building Blocks to Learning: a Family Fun Event!

Rockport Library invites kids and families to a fun block building session!

Rockport Public Library invites families for a fun afternoon session of crafting and play!

Saturday, March 28, 2015 2-3pm
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