Nichole’s Picks

Pick #1: Town Green Sustainability Fair

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READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

ENERGY CONSERVATION. GREEN ENERGY SOLUTIONS, SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS. RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION. THE CAPE ANN FARMERS’ MARKET.
AND…MUSIC, FOOD, FUN, EDUCATION, AND MORE!

TownGreen2025 presents the 2017 Cape Ann Sustainability Fair, Gloucester’s third sustainability fair with added focus on other elements of sustainable living on Cape Ann. This day of teaching, learning, and collaborating will include:

INFORMATIVE TALKS

Speakers addressing clean energy technology, carbon neutrality, locally relevant impacts of climate change, and personal carbon footprint reduction.

OVER 20 EXHIBITS

Exhibits from local and regional leaders from both the nonprofit and the for profit sectors.

DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations on clean energy, home energy efficiency, and personal carbon footprint reduction.

FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS

Stations for personal carbon footprint calculation

A FREE EVENT

Free admission and parking.

DOOR PRIZES

Raffles and items from local businesses.

RECYCLING

Opportunities to recycle scrap metal, batteries, used clothing, and books.

FUN FOR EVERYONE

Food, drink, activities, music, and more!

 

Pick #2: Crane Beach Color Blast

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Crane Beach Color Blast will become part of “Local Color” a Weekend full of Festivities in Celebration of Local Flavor, Color & Culture!

Saturday April 29th Downtown Ipswich & Riverwalk
Sunday, April 30th on Crane Beach, 1-3pm Om Drum & Beach BonFire, ColorBlast 2pm precisely!

Part of our Celestial Happenings Series the Ipswich Spring Equinox Extravaganza is inspired by “Holi Festivals” celebrations of Spring, from India. (Inspiration images here)
If you love our Winter & Summer Solstice Labyrinths and Ipswich Illumination then you will want to be a part of making this event an Ipswich tradition, our Celebration of Spring
Om Drum & Beach Bonfire 1-3pm
ColorBlast 2pm (sharp!)
Event is free ~ Parking fees apply
Photo-Op
Pigments will be tossed. (dress accordingly)
Color will be celebrated!
Kites, flags, ribbons, pompoms all welcome!
Event of Free. Parking rates apply.
TTOR Crane Beach Fees: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crane-beach-admission-prices.html

Pick #3: Swan Boats

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READ ALL ABOUT THE SWAN BOATS HERE

2017 Season
Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, September 17, 2017

Spring (April to June 20)
10am to 4 pm

Summer (June 21 to Labor Day)
10am to 5 pm

After Labor Day

Weekdays 12 noon to 4pm  Weekends 10am to 4pm

 

The Swan Boats are open every day, weather permitting. We cannot operate in rain, high winds or extreme heat.

Tickets

The Swan Boat ride lasts about 12-15 minutes while the driver pedals you around the Public Garden lagoon. Tickets are purchased at the Swan Boat dock prior to boarding the boat. The wait for a ride is typically no more than 5-10 minutes.

Adults $3.50

Children $2.00 (age 2 to 15 years)
Under 2 yrs. Free
Seniors $3.00

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

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