Category Archives: Things to do

The Annisquam Exchange opening soon

Another sign of summer The Annisquam Exchange is opening soon.

The Annisquam Exchange
32 Leonard Street
Annisquam, MA 01930
Tele: 978- 281- 0358

The Annisquam Exchange offers Consignors 70% of sale amount. The Exchange donates 30% of sales to local organizations and charities. Consignment is open to everyone. Items must be clean and ready for the showroom floor with completed paperwork. A $10.00 administration fee is due with completed contract and consignment listings.

We have been very successful in the sale of jewelry, both costume and designer; antiques and collectibles; estate pieces; small furniture; lamps; linens; china; clocks; prints and paintings are welcomed, subject to available space.

Larger pieces of furniture are welcomed at our one-day Fall Furniture Sale on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9 am to 12 pm.

2017 Dates & Information
May 3-4, (W, Th) 10-2 Pre-Opening Consignments Accepted
May 9-11 (T, W, Th) 10-2 Pre-Opening Consignments Accepted
May 19 (F) 10-4 Opening Day

May 19-June 3 10-4 Fridays and Saturdays ONLY
May 25 (Th) 10-2 Consignments Accepted
June 5-September 9 Mondays-Fridays 10-4 / Saturdays 10-1
September 15-October 7 10-4 Fridays & Saturdays
September 16 (Sa) 9-12 ONE DAY FURNITURE SALE
October 6-8 (FF, Sa, Su) 10-4 Final Weekend


A Mother’s Day Concert at The Gloucester Meetinghouse

Gloucester Mother’s Day Concert to Feature Ipswich Orchestra in Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ipswich-based community orchestra, ‘The Orchestra on the Hill,’ will perform renowned composer Aaron Copland’s prizewinning “Appalachian Spring” on Sunday, May 14, in the historic Gloucester Universalist Meetinghouse.
This Mother’s Day concert begins at 3:30 p.m., led by conductor and orchestra founder Tom Palance, a member of the music faculty at Salem State University and at the Boston Conservatory of Music. This will be the 20-member orchestra’s first concert appearance in Gloucester.
Along with the orchestral suite “Appalachian Spring” the program will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Suite for Viola and Orchestra,” and a new work by Ipswich musician and composer Chris Florio, “The Banquet.” Copland’s scoring of familiar melodies in “Appalachian Spring” won him the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944.
This is the finale in GMF’s fall-winter 2016-17 concert series. The Meetinghouse, an icon on Gloucester’s skyline, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Street in downtown Gloucester. Parking is available on the green. Accessible side entrance with a lift at 10 Church Street.
A summer series of free Friday evening, outdoor concerts on the Meetinghouse lawn starts on July 7th. ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ features a different musical ensemble each week with a partner North Shore non-profit as the beneficiary via free-will offerings from the audience.
Tickets to the May 14 concert are $45 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating, and $25 for students and seniors. Admission is free to persons age 17 and under. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve Gloucester’s last-surviving historic Meetinghouse, as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center. The landmark 1806 Meetinghouse is home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, whose founders led the way in Massachusetts for legal separation of church and state as now enshrined in the First Amendment.
The Orchestra on the Hill is a community organization formed in support of professional music performances and performers on the North Shore. Its mission is to enrich Ipswich and surrounding communities through exceptional concerts of orchestral music, and provide opportunities for non-professional adult musicians to rehearse together coached by professional conductors and players.

Contact Information:
For the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation:
Charles Nazarian president, 978-821-5291 &

For the Orchestra on the Hill:
Tom Palance,

Dave Sag’s Blues Party with Johnny Bluehorn Morriconi Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 4.27.2017

Thursday nite, have I got a treat for you! The amazing return of “Johnny Bluehorn” Morriconi!  An incredible vogellist and swordsman of der fleugel, this guy is the best thing that has happened to me since  I shot that nun, back in ’72. You gotta hear this guy! He’s amazing!
courtesy photo
Not only that, but he’s dragging in kicking and screaming our favorite drummmbler: “Mr.Ed” Scheer, he of the the NiceGuy School of R&B. Worse, Mr. Bobbypin Gus is handling Qatar dooties. All you Slash wannabes: czech this guy out!
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Chick Marston Tonight with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 4.26.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, April 26th – 7pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!













As far as Cape Ann is concerned, it all started with this guy,
the one and only Chick Marston. A true original, Chick was
doing his fingerpickin’ folk-blues thing way back in the 1960s
when I was just a kid on a path he’d blazed for us all.
7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
5/03 * Ron Schrank

5/10 * Tony Frontiero

5/17 * Inge Berg

5/24 * Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Generous Gardeners

Thank you Generous Gardeners for this great event that will be taking place on May 6, 2017. For more information please go directly to their website at

The boulevard already looks beautiful.

Gloucester Tulip Festival, Saturday May 6, 2017
May 6th is the Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Stacy Boulevard gardens and the completion of the seawall reconstruction project.
The festivities will begin at 10:00 AM with an old-fashioned promenade from the Stage Fort Park Visitors Center to the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.  Participants are encouraged to dress in their best and stroll with neighbors and friends.  Free and open to all.  Prizes awarded based on elegance, creativity and floral inspiration. Prizes are baskets of tulips with gift certificates.
1. Best Bonnet (female)
2. Best Chapeau (male)
3. Best Pram
4. Best Walking Stick
5. Best Children’s Outfit
6. Best Headdress
7. Best Overall (male)
8 Best Overall (female)
9. Best Couple
10. Best Family
Following the promenade, Gloucester’s mayor will officially open the Boulevard with a ribbon cutting.  The Promenade’s Grand Marshall, William Taylor will then announce the winners.  Generous Gardeners volunteers will be available all afternoon to answer questions and provide interesting tulip trivia.
Generous Gardeners planted over 22,000 tulips for a spectacular show of color and form in shades of pink, purple, yellow, orange and red. Generous Gardeners is a volunteer group of local gardeners who care for over 22 public spaces in Gloucester.  There are two tulip festival fundraising events planned.  The movie Tulip Mania will be shown April 29th at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage on Main Street.  Doors open at 7:00 to mix and mingle.  The film starts at 7:45 about the spectacular tulip speculation in 1637 Holland.   $15/per person.  The second event is a fundraiser party on May 6th at the Mile Marker starting at 6 PM and featuring the Honky Tonk Women’s Band. $20/per person.  These events benefit  Generous Gardeners and the Stacy Boulevard Gardens.
Free Parking at Stage Fort Park.  Handicap/senior parking at Kent Circle.  Promenade contestants must register at 10:00 AM at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center, but all are welcome to participate.
Please note our fabulous fundraiser trip to Amsterdam below.  If you would like a ticket supplies are limited, email and she will reserve one for you.  Call 781-346-1363 with questions.
May 6 Generous Gardener Tulip Festival Poster
Raffle for All Inclusive plus Airfare for 9 day Amsterdam Tulip River Cruise

The Goddesses Tonight! Dave Sags’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.13.2017

sam-and-tony-rl-dave-sag-5-2-2016It’s Thursday, Dave Sag is at The Rhumb Line with the musical guest of his choice. He must have woken up on a funny side of the bed when he invited The Goddesses (along with Steve Chaggarisand John Cameron) to fill the bill for three sets of old-timey rock and soul this Thursday, April 13th starting at 8:30. Join the fun.

The Rhumb Line

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA


Toni Ann Enes joins Fly Amero this Wednesday 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.12.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, April 12th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONI ANN!













She’s back! The wonderful Toni Ann Enes joins us once
again this week at the Rhumb! Great music from one of
Gloucester’s most cherished treasures. We hit at 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
4/19 * J.B. Amero

4/26 * Chick Marston

5/03 * Ron Schrank

5/10 * Tony Frontiero

5/17 * Inge Berg

5/24 * Jon Butcher
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732


RESERVED SEATS $35 ($40 at the door)

Join Rachel Perry for an exciting evening of spirit communication. Rachel will use her extraordinary gift to connect with loved ones on the higher-side-of-life, giving the audience heartfelt messages as she proves the continuity of life.

Our loved ones and spirit guides are always around us to provide support, direction, protection and love. They want us to know that we are never alone in this world or the next. Come experience the healing of spirit through this extraordinary event.

This is a group demonstration, Rachel can not guarantee that everyone will receive a message; however every effort is made to get to as many communicating spirits as possible. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Tickets are non-refundable.

Gloucester downtown harbortown cultural district: Partner Updates | March 2017

Read dishy brief updates from downtown, marketing opportunities from MOTT, and trending topics from across the state. The arts scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann has so much going on and sets such a high, high bar for the state. We needed a calendar and GMG did it! Reminder: If organizations want to be featured on the essential GMG calendar and weekly arts round-up, they should email their listings to James Eves! Triple check the calendar before planning any major scheduling dates. 

Gloucester downtown harbortown cultural district march 2017 updates CR

What’s New March 2017 updates link (if embed doesn’t show)

*= Founding Partner    Yellow =  NEW partner March 2017      Bold blue= updates

More save the dates — creative placemaking, smart cities, sustainable cities, cultural districts, smartgrowth

John Keegan Tonight ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 3.30.2017



High school Spirit is at an all-time low, so let’s welcome back Mr. John Keegan®. See if he can rally your endocrines with his unsinkable style and Dejá Voodoo. Longtime leader of Madhouse™,Johnny will surely have you banging your shoe on the dance floor with his timeless renditions of timeless toons. Better yet, his choice of factotem poles will include such illuminaries as Mr. Dave Brown, ev’rybody’s favorite seasoning on catarrh, Mr. Brian Alex, leader of the famed band Entrain, another intense flavor, on gootar and vocals, topped off with Mr. Benny Benson, the cherry on top of the whipped cream. Hot Dog!

Dave Sag

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Liz Frame This Wednesday 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 3.29.2017






Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 29th – 7pm
Special Guest: LIZ FRAME!








Wanna see a nice bit of sharp songwriting? Performance with
attitude? Wanna have some fun? Come see this week’s
incredible music guest, Liz Frame. A exquisite package! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming guests…
Bradley Royds

Toni Ann

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂


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