Midsummer's Eve is the longest day of the year - the perfect day to create a fairy garden for you and your fairies! Join us to make individual fairy gardens for each family. We will provide the container, rocks, and native plants to make a garden bowl any fairy would be happy with. Please bring your imagination and love for fairies. We will celebrate the completion of our gardens with a solstice story and a short walk.
Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, as well as installations, photographs, and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects and questioning the veracity of matter, revealing possibilities for alternate realities, while examining social agreements and supposed truths.
Have you ever wanted to kayak the winding waters that meander through the marsh between the Ipswich River and Essex Bay? Join The Trustees of Reservations at Steep Hill Beach for this early-in-the-day adventure as we paddle Fox Creek, the oldest man-made tidewater canal in the United States! As we wend our way through the marsh, we’ll be on the lookout for herons, egrets, and other shore birds -- with luck we’ll spot an osprey hunting for its supper! We’ll supply the kayaks (sit on top) and lifejackets.
Join The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate June's Strawberry Moon. Local Native American tribes knew this moon as a signal to gather ripening fruit. We’ll welcome the arrival of summer with a snack involving fresh strawberries and a celebratory bonfire at the end of the evening.
It’s Strawberry season here on the farm and we’re celebrating the arrival of this favorite crop by cooking up all things strawberry in the kitchen! Our workshop begins with a brief walk out to the fields (weather permitting), learning more about berries while sampling and harvesting some for our class. We’ll then head to the kitchen to prepare a delicious menu of sweet & savory strawberry recipes while covering traditional cooking skills and techniques along the way. Class includes hands-on cooking, professional chef instruction, printed recipes, and a ‘strawberry celebration’ dinner at the end of the evening. BYOB beer & wine allowed.
Bring a picnic blanket and load up the kids for a summer evening on the farm to celebrate the special fathers in your life. Enjoy dinner from a variety of local food trucks and beer and wine from Ipswich Ale and others. (As we book vendors we will update this page). Live bluegrass from Old Cold Tater!
Come to Marini Farm Annual Strawberry Festival for their celebration of the strawberry harvest. June is Strawberry Month and Marini Farms' 12 acres of berries begins to produce some of the best tasting strawberries on the North Shore.
Marini Farm Annual 2018 Strawberry Festival is a family fun event with activities for all ages including fields of strawberry picking, farm fresh strawberries and strawberry products, hayrides, fresh strawberry shortcake, inflatables, giant jumping pillow and more.
Ipswich's Memorial Day Parade begins on North Main Street and proceeds to the Civil War Monument on Town Hill. Following services at the Civil War Memorial on Town Hill the parade will proceed to the County Street Bridge where a wreath will be dedicated to departed Naval veterans. The parade will then proceed to the Ipswich War Memorial, the South Side Cemetery and end at the VFW Post 1093. Following the ceremony hot dogs, beans and refreshments will be served.
The US Coast Guard and the Ipswich Harbor Master have teamed up to bring the residents of Ipswich a boating safety course that will provide a great foundation for a Summer of fun on the water! Kids ages 12-15 who operate boats and teens 16-17 who operate personal water craft will fulfill their Massachusetts Boater Education requirement in this course. Attendees will learn about safe navigation, communication skills, weather information, personal water safety and how to handle an emergency situation on the water.
The Trustees’ public gardens are a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions. We are celebrating those gardens, many of which are part of the landscapes of our historic homes, at Home Sweet Home—our annual Open House Day—this year. Come experience all the beauty, history, and unique stories contained within each home, as well as the exquisitely designed gardens and stunning natural landscapes that continue to inspire creative minds to this day. Whether you're a garden lover, an architecture aficionado, a plein air painter, or simply curious, we have a house for you to explore.