Get into peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Nighttime is the right time to see and hear these vernal pools come ALIVE! Sign up for a night field trip to a vernal pool.
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The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin – a Kirkus-starred adventure for kids ages 8-12 – will be crashing into bookstores on April 12, 2016. A fun-filled afternoon in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library is being planned for Thursday, April 21, 2016 during school vacation (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM).
The Rockport Farmers Market is setting up at the Community House in Rockport this winter as a new venture in local food, and it has been an interesting and exciting experiment so far to hold a farmers’ market every month from January all the way into the summer when the weekly market returns. The Cape Ann community supports local food producers in a big way, and the farmers’ market vendors are looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday at the March market!
The Honors Chamber Music Concert features Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras top musicians all of whom demonstrate a high level of skill and musicianship. This special concert will include music from some of the great masters of the chamber music genre in addition to more contemporary composers. This special concert will include works by Telemann, Sibelius, Haydn, Janacek, and more performed by NMYO’s most accomplished string, wind, brass, and saxophone chamber ensembles. Audience members are invited to attend a reception immediately following the concert to celebrate the accomplishments of these talented young musicians. This concert is freeand open to the public.
Ezekiel’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.The quintet’s unique style was forged in the subway stations and farmers’ markets of Boston, where the informal setting and ever-changing audience created an ideal environment for musical experimentation. After playing these informal gigs for some time, Ezekiel’s Wheels entered the 2012 Boston Jewish Music Festival’s “Klezmer Idol” competition, winning first place and a recording session. Seven months later, with a brand new EP under their belt, they won both the jury-awarded City Winery Prize for best klezmer ensemble and the Audience Pick Award at the third biennial International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. They continue to perform regularly across New England, occasionally around the United States, and every-so-often around the world.
Christmas in Rockport this year has been Christmas-ier than I can ever remember it being in the 14 years I’ve been around (now you all know that I’m 14 years old, because of course I was born a Rockport native). You will get in the spirit in spite of yourself, even if the weather is so mild it’s more like June (which is always so freakin cold here) than December.
The Heather Pierson Quartet will perform the entirety of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well known and popular Christmas tunes. Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. Her quartet also includes Joe Aliperti on alto and tenor sax, Shawn Nadeau on bass, and Matty Bowman on drums.
Hike up an appetite on Thanksgiving Day with the Essex County Greenbelt Association! Join ECGA's Eric Hutchins for a FREE guided walk on moderate terrain along the trails of Dogtown! All are welcome, incluiding dogs. Meet at the parking lot of You do not have access to view this node in Rockport, Massachusetts. Dress for the weater and wear shoes appropriate for hiking.
Rockport Music honors the memory of late board member John Sparks with a free community concert at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center. The Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones. The Press Herald hailed that “it is simply one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard in a long time.”
Rockport Music invites you to a FREE concert at their Shalin Liu Performance Center! Now in its third year, Shalin Liu’s annual Free Live Opera Concerts continues this summer with Maestro Michael Recchiuti leading us on a journey through the operas of the greatest German composer of the twentieth century, Richard Strauss.