Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Mt. Pleasant Street to the Old Firehouse led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will ascend the platform to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 PM welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree in Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of “Christmas in Rockport”.
Singers are invited to join the Dock Square Carolers to welcome in the season. A rehearsal for the carolers will be held at the Rockport Baptist Church at 2:30 PM prior to the ceremony.
The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and then pull the switch to light this year’s Rockport Christmas tree
New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food featuring a farmers market, local meats, seafood, produce, craft beer, wine, local sodas, and more. Harvestfest showcases cooking demos, farm demos, live music, shopping specials and activities for families.
Local craft beers and wine produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day, the highlight of which is the Seafood Throwdown, a competition-style showcase between two chefs, demonstrating the versatility of fish, coastal New England’s most significant harvest.
Harvestfest features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk and Celtic music, cooking demos, a farm expo, and plenty of activities for families.
Join us & Gloucester's Clean City Commission in taking part of a cleanup at Good Harbor Beach from 8am to 10am. Trash bags and gloves will be provided for all volunteers. However, we do encourage you to bring your own gloves if you have them to cut down on waste.
More info will be updated as this event gets closer. (Meeting place, parking, etc.)
Meet us at our Gloucester Shop (at 8am) for bags, gloves, and coffee! Help us tackle the endless litter that pollutes our oceans! Every little bit counts. We will be sorting all trash collected for hard plastics, which will then be sent to Terracyle to be upcycled into shampoo bottles.
PS. we encourage you to bring your own reusable mug and gloves if you have them! We like to cut down on waste wherever possible!
Please join us for a special fundraiser party on Saturday July 1st at 9PM. Short & Main has partner with Treetop Yoga and Cape Ann Maritime Partnership to raise $14,500 for a marine skimmer and accessories needed for trash removal and data collection. The clean harbor initiative will not only collect pollution, but educate the public about preservation of our harbors and beaches.
Join us at Short & Main's - Watson & The Shark Bar, to Celebrate and fundraise for Cape Ann Maritime Partnership with DJ, decorations, raffle, and YOU! All donations and half of all bar proceeds will be donated directly to the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership to purchase a Marine Skimmer for Gloucester harbor. Minimum $10 Donation. So join us to celebrate summer, skinny dipping, and an awesome local cause!
Please join us for a special Commotion for the Ocean donation yoga class on Saturday July 1. Treetop Yoga has partnered with Short and Main and the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership to raise $14,500 for a Marina Skimmer and accessories needed for trash removal and data collection.
Our Clean Harbor Initiative will not only collect pollution, but educate the public, most importantly, our younger citizens on the quality of our harbors and beaches.
This fun, all-levels class will be taught and assisted by the teachers of Treetop and accompanied by live music. Expect a high-vibes evening of community, movement and music.
All levels and ages welcome. Raffle with awesome prizes after class!
All proceeds will be donated directly to Cape Ann Maritime Partnership for marina skimmer. Minimum $10 donation.
Commotion for the Ocean after party will be held at Short & Main beginning at 9pm. Please join us to have some fun for an awesome and local cause!
Join us Sunday May 21st at Goodharbor Beach for a volunteer cleanup! So far we've collected over 77 pounds of hard plastics from our waterways this year! Help us collect more trash and make a difference in the community! We will have gloves and bags for all volunteers, however we do encourage you to bring your own gloves if you have them!
Join us from 6-9pm at Mile Marker One Restaurant and Bar for Cape Ann Maritime Partnerships fundraiser event! This event is being held to raise money to purchase and maintain innovative technologies that will be installed in Gloucester harbor in order to help clean marine debris from the waterways!
Join us back at our Gloucester location for an outdoor BBQ! What better way to end a cleanup than to celebrate with friends, food, and fun! We will provide beverages, snacks, burgers, and hot dogs for all cleanup volunteers. (Don't worry we will have vegetarian friendly burger options for our veggie lovers!) BYOB
Join us on Earth Day for a city wide Coastal Cleanup! With five different locations scattered around the town of Gloucester, we're sure to make a difference in our community. Meet us from 9-11am at Cripple Cove for coffee, gloves, and bags needed for the cleanup. This Earth Day take part in something bigger! Our city wide cleanup has partnered with TerraCycle's Beach Cleanup Recycling Program, to send them all the hard plastics we collect. The plastics recycled through this program are then used to make P&G's Head & Shoulders shampoo bottles made from 25% recycled beach plastics! To find out more info check out the link below!