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August 2019

Essex River History Kayak Tour

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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$70

Join Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA) and Cogswell's Grant Site Manager Kristen Weiss for a kayak trip on the Essex River. ERBA guides provide all equipment and training necessary for this leisurely three-hour trip exploring the salt marshes and islands. Get up close with sea life, observe the many birds on the basin, and learn the history of four centuries of Essex's farms and shipbuilding industry, all from the unique perspective of the water. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate…

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1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$5

Gloucester’s historic Sargent House celebrates its 100th anniversary as a museum with "1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing," an exhibit of works by many of the artists who participated in the original 1919 exhibit which launched the museum. As in 1919, the new exhibition brings together works by John Singer Sargent, Theresa Bernstein, Childe Hassam and others. More than 25 works will be shown, many on loan from Rockport Art Association & Museum, the exhibit's major contributor. The centerpiece of the…

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Gloucester Stage Co Presents: Ben Butler

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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$15 – $48

Richard Strand’s Ben Butler, a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity, garnered high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. The sharply comic play takes place in the middle of the Civil War, 1861 at Virginia’s Union-held Fort Monroe under the command of General Benjamin Butler. One of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals, Benjamin Butler, a lawyer, championed the causes of labor, abolition of slavery, and naturalized citizens. After retiring from the battlefield,…

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Teen Movie Night and Potluck

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centennial Grove Cottage, 100 Centennial Grove Road
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Free

Essex and Manchester kids ages 12+ can relax with their friends, enjoy a potluck dinner and light refreshments while watching the movie, The Breakfast Club. Adult supervision provided. The cost is free, just bring a dish to share (appetizers, entrees, desserts welcome.) Registration required.

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Mari Martin Breakfast Blues Buffet

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Cape Ann Marina, 75 Essex Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Sundays just got better! Enjoy the bridge deck and live music while you dine waterfront for brunch. Entertainment brought to you by Mari Martin. Bridge deck dining is first come first serve, so get here early to secure your seat! Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday,…

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1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$5

Gloucester’s historic Sargent House celebrates its 100th anniversary as a museum with "1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing," an exhibit of works by many of the artists who participated in the original 1919 exhibit which launched the museum. As in 1919, the new exhibition brings together works by John Singer Sargent, Theresa Bernstein, Childe Hassam and others. More than 25 works will be shown, many on loan from Rockport Art Association & Museum, the exhibit's major contributor. The centerpiece of the…

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Stage Fort Park Summer Concert Series

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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The Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series begins with a show by The Continentals on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 7:00pm, at the bandstand in Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA. The series of eight free outdoor concerts is celebrating its Thirty-third anniversary season. The concerts are sponsored by area businesses and individual donors. This season features the return of Grupo Fantasia, with a Latin Dance Party on July 14. Come dance the merengue and salsa ‘under the stars’.…

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Bubbles and Books

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Hammond Castle, 80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$9 – $14

Join Hammond Castle each Monday morning in August for story time, followed by a bubble party on their back lawn. Stories start at 10:15 am. Feel free to bring a blanket for your little one to cuddle with while you enjoy some classic prince and princess stories and explore lesser known favorites too. Then, you move to their back lawn where there will be multiple bubble machines blowing hundreds of bubbles! Coloring, snacks and music will also be available. They…

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Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Annual Fundraiser

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gloucester House, 63 Rogers St
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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$50 – $75
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On August 19 from 5:30-7:00 PM join the Kay Ellis Scholarship Fund for an annual fundraiser to help raise funds for the future of tourism & hospitalist in honor of Kay Ellis. This fundraiser will take place at the Blue Collar Lobster Co at the Gloucester House Restaurant. You will experience a sail onboard the Lannon or Ardelle, enjoy music by Alan Estes & special guests, a pirate raffle, a silent auction and an online auction. The two ticket options…

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Kay Ellis Scholarship Sail & Party

August 19 @ 6:00 pm

Save the Date! On August 19, 2019, enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the Schooner Lannon or Schooner Ardelle , followed by dinner, dessert, local music, and a pirate raffleto support the Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship fund to benefit local students of the tourism and hospitality industry has been set up in memory of Kay Ellis, who worked diligently for many years on many tourism ideas and issues and helped elevate Gloucester as a tourism destination. She loved the maritime and…

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