Did You Know? (NOTN)

That this Thursday is July’s Night on The Neck on Rocky Neck?

Come celebrate post-4th of July with unique summer fun on Cape Ann’s historic Rocky Neck Art Colony in East Gloucester. Thursday 7/7, from 5 to 9pm, is ‘Night on the Neck’– a summer series orchestrated by the Rocky Neck Art Colony, held on the first Thursday of each month, June – September. Taking place all along Rocky Neck Avenue, galleries and shops will be open and serving refreshments as well as hosting street-side entertainment by musicians, authors, sea shanty singers, dancers, as well as various artistic demonstrations.

Highlights of this free public event include: 

Bird Mancini at the Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck Ave.

7-8:30pm: outdoor concert 

“A cosmopolitan fusion of blues-tinged rock, Latin-flavored Bossa Nova, country folk balladry, and woolly psychedelia!”  Listen: http://www.birdmancini.com/ 

Moira Kelly, Traditional Celtic Harpist

Moira is a Celtic singer/ harper/ rhythm guitarist, originally from the coast of CT.
She has been playing, teaching and giving harp workshops from Florida to the NYC metro area to Ireland’s green countryside, to the sunny coast of Melbourne, Australia and back to Boston/North shore.  She now lives in Gloucester.

6-7:00 at Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck Ave.

Goetteman Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave: 7:15pm Local author Carole St. John will be speaking on  ‘Owning the artist within.’

Rocky Neck Gallery presents “The Quarrymen” featuring Matt Natti on the Didgeridoo, Eli Natti on Upright bass and Jim Corcoran on the hand drums. 

Elynn Kroger Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck Ave

Live music:  Lisa Landry 5pm to 6:30 pm - Janet Young 6:30pm to 8pm – Jeweler, Skye Fresh, will be demonstrating techniques and selling her wares   

Imagine Gallery, 43 Rocky Neck Ave.

7:15 Rick Drost, accoustic guitar player and singer 

Sailor Stan’s, 1 Wonson St. – music and dinner 5 – 9pm 

Sea Shanty Singers at Schooner Adventure in The Marine Railways: 5 – 9pm 

Alma MacGloughlin Antiques, 77 Rocky Neck Ave.: Paco, Flamenco guitarist and Concertina player

E.J. Lefavour


About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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2 Responses to Did You Know? (NOTN)

  1. Scott Taylor says:

    my wife would be lost if not for GMG..she anticipates it’s arrival, ask’s her friends if they’ve read it yet, and spends the 51 weeks and 3 days that we’re not in Gloucester living the Cape Ann life vicariously!
    If we could find a generous resident with one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel,who’s last wish was to provide a beautiful place for someone to pass the time…please don’t hesitate to contact Jane in Liverpool, NY!

  2. Laurinda Gracia says:

    Hello, trying to reach Moira Kelly. We went to high school together. Please look me up on FB.

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