Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival 

February 8, 2014 

Now in it ninth year, the annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival celebrates the pristine and restored habitat for the Bald Eagle. In 2005 the first pair of Bald Eagles returned to the lower Merrimack River Valley and built their nest known in the lower Merrimack River Valley; now there are four known nesting pairs in the region. The past few weeks has offered prime viewing of the eagles. Bill Gette, sanctuary director at the Joppa Flats Education Center, reported to The Newburyport Daily News that both adult and immature birds have been spotted all along the lower Merrimack River in the past two weeks. The mature males and females are unmistakable with their white heads and tails, while the young ones are primarily brown.

Gette reports that, “The Merrimack River in winter really sucks in eagles. I would predict that this is a big year for them on the Merrimack, and the reason for that is the polar vortex. You get all that really cold weather, and it freezes everything up north.”

The Festival is presented by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and includes a full day of great activities, including:

Visit Eagle Hotspots    9:00 am–4:00 pm

Go on an Eagle Tour    9:00 am–2:00 pm

See a Raptor Show    10:00 am–11:00 am or 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Pose for a Photo with a Raptor  11:15 am–11:45 am or 12:30 pm–1:00 pm


On February 8th, Eagle Festival information will be available at all festival headquarter sites from 8:30–4pm.
  • Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center: 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport 978-462-9998
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters: 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport 978-465-5753
  • The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce: 38R Merrimac Street, Newburyport 978-462-6680
  • Newburyport City Hall: 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop: 459 Main Street, Amesbury 978-834-0050

Additional details about the Eagle Festival can be found on the Mass Audubon website.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Yankee Homecoming: Monday Happenings

Start off the week with enjoying some of what Yankee Homecoming has to offer today:

Golf Tournament
Old Newbury Country Club
8am shotgun start

49th Annual Antique Show
Bellville Congregational Church
High Street

Kid's Day Talent Showcase
Market Landing Park

Downtown Entertainment
Waterfront Stage & Market Square Stage

Ice Cream Social
Congregation Ahavas Achim
Washington Street

Pasta Dinner
Elks Club
Water Street

Waterfront Concert: Country Mile Band

Choral Society Community Summer Sing
Central Congregational Church
Titocmb Street

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Old-Fashioned Sunday

For those that don't mind a little rain, get out and enjoy "Old-Fashioned Sunday!" 

Old-Fashioned Sunday Activities: Bartlet Mall 10am-5pm
-Family Midway: 10am-3pm
-Food Booths: 10am-4pm
-Pet Show: 10am-11:30am
-Atlantic Pro Wrestling: 10am-11:30am & 1pm-2:30pm
-Roaming Railroad Around the Pond: 10am-3pm
-J & J Ponies: 10am-3pm
-Antique Car Show: 10:30am-1pm
-Opening Ceremonies: 11:30am-12:30pm
-Merrmack Valley Concert Band: 3pm-4pm
-Parade of Handtubs: 3:30pm-5pm

Here are some other great happenings to enjoy today:

Newburyport Farmer's Market
the Tannery

Greek Food Festival
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Harris Street

Horseshoe Tournament
Elks Lodge on Low Street

NBBA Basketball Tournament
Elks Lodge on Low Street

Featured Artists Exhibits
Newburyport Art Association on 65 Water Street

Waterfront Concert: The B Street Bombers

Art on the Bartlet Mall

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Happenings Around Town

Saturday 7/27/2013: Happenings Around Town

The rain has cleared and the sun is brightly shining, making it the perfect day to take advantage of the numerous events happening around town today...

Stop by the Greek Food Fesitval on Harris Street at the
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Visit the Art on the Bartlet Mall display,
showcasing 60 New England Artists 

Attend the 13th Annual Kitchen Tour 11am-4pm
 benefiting the NBPT Elementary PTO
tickets day of are $25.00

Have a drink at the Brewfest 5pm-9pm
Tickets are available at New England Wine & Spirits
155 State Street (978) 462-2131

See Grace Kelly Jazz perform live at Maudsley Arts Center

Learn about Newburyport's role in the Civil War by attending the
Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport
5pm (tour lasts approximately 90 minutes)

Additionally, due to Yankee Homecoming, enjoy extended hours at many of your favorite downtown shops, some of which are: Ganesh Imports, Eureka!, Alpine Shop, Pretty Poppy, & Winfrey's Fudge & Chocolates

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yankee Homecoming 2013

The Newburyport 2013 Yankee Homecoming

Come stay with us and enjoy Yankee Homecoming! 
Throughout town, there will be several daily events for the entire week! For detailed information about the scheduled activities, visit the Yankee Homecoming website.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Newburyport Farmer's Market

Every Sunday 9am to 1pm
Tannery Marketplace
Rain or Shine

What a beautiful morning to walk around the
Newburyport Farmers' Market. 
Support local, small businesses as you select produce,
hand-made artisan crafts,
and both sweet and savory treats! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Midsummer Concert at the Actor's Studio

 Midsummer Concert Extravaganza!

July 20, 2013-Saturday 8:00 p.m.
12 Federal Street Newburyport, MA.  (The Tannery)

Allyn Gamble and Steve Faria join forces with an impressive group of musicians including Pianist, Jack Senier, and special guest vocalists to bring to our stage two nights of unforgettable music and song. Both great soloists, Allyn and Steve combine their styles and light up the room with the kind of in-the-moment magic that only great artists can create.

Tickets are $35.00; includes reception following both performances for a chance to meet the artists

For reservations call 978-465-1229 or purchase from
Brown Paper Tickets