Nichole’s Picks 7/8 + 7/9
Pick #1: Thursday Night Concert Picnic Series at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
We’re celebrating 21 years of Picnic Concerts and we want you to be a part of the fun! Bring a picnic supper, explore the grounds, dance on the lawn, and experience some of the region’s best bands.
Tickets available at the gate only. Gates open at 5PM for picnicking. Concerts start at 7PM and end at 9PM. A weather decision, if necessary, will be announced on this page, by 3PM on the day of the concert.
Concerts start at 7PM and end at 9PM. Gates open at 5PM for picnicking.
Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.
Tickets available at the gate only.
Pick #2: 2nd Saturdays Free at Cape Ann Museum
The second Saturday of every month is free from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.
This Saturday is CAM Kids Favorite Flowers, Saturday 10:00-12:00. Register ahead of time.
Paint along with watercolor artist Marion Hall in the Museum Courtyard (weather permitting; in case of rain the program will be moved inside to the Museum’s Activity Center) to learn the basics of watercolor painting. Using good quality artist materials, participants will create a small painting of a fresh flower or plant of their choice. Hall will give painting demonstrations and will teach participants ways to experiment with color combinations and painting techniques. This is a drop-in program and parents are invited to participate as well! This free family program is generously sponsored by David and Lisa Rich. To make a reservation please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion Hall is an award-winning watercolorist whose paintings feature seascapes, landscapes, and wildlife from Cape Ann, Florida, England and France. She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the north shore of Massachusetts and beyond. Marion is a Cape Ann Museum docent and an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association.
Pick #3: Boston’s PIZZA Festival
Jul 8, 2017 at 11:00 am to Jul 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Boston Pizza Festival is a 2-day outdoor festival featuring live music, food and giveaways. Local and international vendors in the food industry will be there. Each pizza vendor will be selling their own product. Giving attendee’s the unique opportunity to try pizza from all over. Vendors will have a chance to enter and win “Boston Pizza Festival Pizza Champion” contest.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.