PlumFest is a community-driven project to bring local musicians, island residents and visitors together to showcase the natural beauty and artistry that make Plum Island such a special place. As an early participant in the “porch-fest” movement that is gaining popularity nation-wide, PlumFest brings our own unique flavor to the mix, with an event that is sure to please.
Theater in the Open turns 40! And we're celebrating with a Season Launch Party at RiverWalk Brewing Company in Newburyport. Join us for an evening of fun, food and friends, as well as a special sneak peek of the new TITO season. This is a ticketed event and all proceeds will support our 2019 season of free theater. All ages are welcome, and children under 12 are free.
Join NYS for our 9th "Get Hooked" Fishing Derby! Young people ages 3-14 are encouraged to come try their hand at our fishing tournament. Head out to the Artichoke for a few hours of family fun! 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize is awarded in 3 categories! No experience necessary!
Connect with nature and tune in to the multitude of organisms that surround us, starting here at Joppa Flats! This free drop-in family event features an engaging mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that will open your eyes to the great biodiversity of animals, plants, and insects in our gardens, salt marshes, and backyards.
Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).
Join us for a cold beer while raising awareness and funds directed at Newburyport’s first inclusive playground.
This family-friendly fundraiser is a kick start to raising funds and awareness around Newburyport’s first inclusive playground. We’re looking for local businesses to donate gift certificates for the raffle or make a donation to our GoFundMe page. Live music, child entertainment, including Newburyport’s beloved Theater in the Open, food from Metzy’s Taqueria and Cantina and more! Raffle drawing at 4pm- maybe you’ll win!
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge invites people of all ages to celebrate Endangered Species Day on Sunday May 19th from 12pm-3pm at the Refuge Visitor Center. Endangered Species Day was designated to educate the American public on the importance of protecting endangered species and highlight the everyday actions that individuals can take to help protect our nation’s wildlife, fish, and plants.
Maudslay State Park has one of the best stands of rhododendrons in New England, and well worth the trip! Come stroll the park check the sign at headquarters to find the park interpreter location and learn about some of these beauties.
All programs are free and open to the public. Ages 6 & up
Join Maudslay State Park interpreter on a tour of the former Moseley Family estate to view the house sites, gardens and farm complex area and relive the estate days of old. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, bug spray recommended.
This event is best for ages 8 and up.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for a full day of FREE family fun that's focused on outdoor activity! Try a range of fun, healthy outdoor activities including surf fishing on the refuge beach, kayaking in a refuge pond, archery target shooting, and photographing live birds of prey, Complete a birding scavenger hunt. Learn about monarch butterflies! See tide pool critters up close and personal! Lots of nature-based craft activities for younger (and older!) kids.
Monday, May 20
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