Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Halibut Point Quarry Tour

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

Saturdays & Sundays September 23, 24, & 30, 2017 10-11am

Boston Children's Chorus at Shalin Liu

Boston Children's Chorus at Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center. Visit Rockport MA, Cape Ann, North of Boston. Photo: Gretjen Helene

The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to dislove of music. The Chorus bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion among its members. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. Since the BCC’s inception, its programs have grown rapidly. Twenty children were accepted into an initial pilot program, and in the current season, the BCC have almost 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston’s urban and suburban neighborhoods participating in twelve different choirs in five Boston locations: the South End, Allston-Brighton, South Boston and Dorchester.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 3pm

Rockport Elementary School Health Fair

Come to Rockport Elementary to learn about health, diet and first aid!

You do not have access to view this node and Addison Gilbert Hospital will host a health fair for students and their parents in the Rockport Elementary School Gym focusing on health, diet, emergency care, frist aid and many other health related issues facing today's families! Demonstrations, educational materials being provided by Addison Gilbert Hospital will include Cape Ann Pediatricians (bring your questions about inhalers and nebulizers). 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10am-1pm

World Fish Migration Day in Rockport

Eels travel 1000's of miles to spawn at Millbrook Park in Rockport

The public will be introduced to the eels of Millbrook, the site of Rockport’s first European-American residents and the center of their early industry. With the help of the Millbrook Meadow Conservancy and Rockport High School students, Eric Hutchins, of the NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center, will provide a tour of Rockport, Massachusett's historic Millbrook.  

Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9-10am

A Petting Zoo of Musical Instruments

Rockport MA Shalin Liu Performance Center

Experience an “Instrument Petting Zoo” and get a chance to learn first-hand about a variety of instruments at Shalin Liu Performance Center! The Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for curious kids & adults to see, hear, and touch the instruments seen on the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center and instruments they may play in beginning band or orchestra.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Old Time Carnival

Old time Carnival in Rockport MA, Cape Ann

On Sunday, June 8, Sandy Bay Preschool is hosting Old Time Carnival at Millbrook Meadow on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

This family event will entertain kids of all ages with bouncy ball races, juggling, big ball croquet, Hula hoop contests, a balloon artist, and many more fun carnival activities.

To purchase tickets in advance, please email
Cash, check or charge accepted.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.

Under The Sea Pajama Party

Under The Sea Pajama Party to support Sandy Bay Preschool

Sandy Bay Preschool invites the community to a family event filled with games, crafts, and raffles. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and bring a sleeping bag for a showing of hometown favorite, Finding Nemo!

Pizza, snacks & family friendly drinks will be available for purchase. Picnics are welcome but no alcohol please.

Friday, May 2, 2014: Crafts, Games & Raffle 5:30 p.m.; Movie at 6:15 p.m.

Earth Day Coastal Clean Up

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10am-12noon


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