Newbury

Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

Family Harvest Festival

Spencer-Peirce Farm celebrates the harvest with music, vintage baseball and family fun

Enjoy a day of traditional music, baseball, and farm activities featuring New Orleans brass band, bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz, and beyond.! Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest.

When: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9am - 7pm
Baseball: 11am-4pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header - August 12

Come see how baseball used to be played (circa 1860s) at Spencer Pierce Farm

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's! 

When: 
Sunday, August 12, 2012 12pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header - July 29

Come see how baseball used to be played (circa 1860s) at Spencer Pierce Farm

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's! 

When: 
Sunday, July 29, 2012 12pm

Afternoon Parent/Child Walkabout: Butterflying at Joppa

Learn about butterflies at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!

This week we learn about butterflies, how to catch them and what they eat! We'll will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.

When: 
Friday, July 20, 2012 1-2:30 pm

Morning Parent/Child Walkabout: Butterflying at Joppa

Learn about butterflies at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!

This week we learn about butterflies, how to catch them and what they eat! We'll will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.

When: 
Friday, July 20, 2012 10-11:30 am

Dream Big Origami with Michael LaFosse - Plum Island

Kids will learn from Origami Master Michael Lafosse during this workshop!

Origami Master Michael LaFosse will offer two free origami workshops to kick-off summer reading for the Newbury Town Library Youth Services Department. June 14th will take place on Plum Island at PITA Hall and June 15th will take place at the Newbury Town Library. Come learn from a master!

When: 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:00 PM
Friday, June 15, 2012 11:00 AM
Location: 

Try to make it on Friday Morning!

Kids will learn from Origami Master Michael Lafosse during this workshop!

Origami Master Michael LaFosse will offer two free origami workshops to kick-off summer reading for the Newbury Town Library Youth Services Department. June 14th will take place on Plum Island at PITA Hall and June 15th will take place at the Newbury Town Library. Come learn from a master!

When: 
Friday, June 15, 2012 11:00 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:00 PM

Vintage Base Ball Opening Day

Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style on opening day at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! At 12pm Lowell Baseball Nine will take on the Lynn Live Oaks and then at 2pm the Newburyport Clamdiggers will challenge the Ipswich Brewers. These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's! 

When: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012 12pm

Parent/Child Walkabouts: Early Spring Ponding

Join Joppa Flats at Mill Pond in W. Newbury to explore ponds!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Join Joppa Flats Education Center on a nature exploration that will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. This session will focus on the pond habitat, and it's importance in the ecosystem.

When: 
Friday, April 13, 2012 10-11:30 am

Parent/Child Walkabouts: Signs of Spring at Maudslay

Join the Joppa Flats Center at Maudslay State Park to look for signs of spring!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Join Joppa Flats Education Center on a nature exploration that will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.

When: 
Friday, March 23, 2012 10-11:30 am

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