NEW THIS YEAR AT SATURDAY SCHOONER FESTIVAL – HERITAGE GALLEY our food truck court located in front of Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Heritage Day is this Saturday from 10am to 4pm! This is when we bring the Gloucester Schooner Festival to you! Maritime Heritage Day is filled with land-based activities over three sites with something for the whole family. We have live heritage demonstrations, schooner deck tours, kids crafts, art displays, an underwater drone, history talks, schooner sails and NEW THIS YEAR – HERITAGE GALLEY our food truck court located in front of Maritime Gloucester. Come Join us for some great food and a day exploring our maritime heritage!
Eclectic Clam, Butter “UR” Biscuit, Meat and Sweet Foods, Beefie Boys, Crêpe du Jour, 5 Star Phresh-Phood

Schooner Fest 2022 Kicking Off Today: Making More History Happen

Schooner Fest 2022 is kicking off down at the Maritime Gloucester docks just about now (5:30-7:30 Thurs Sept 1 2022) with the Schooner Challenge and other activities on the Harbor Loop including music and food! Get down there if you can but don’t miss other fun this weekend. Check out the schedule here. It’s going to be epic and you do not want to miss the fun.

Against the beautiful backdrop of the Schooner Isabella, media and guests were invited to welcome the schooners and crews and get further information about the activities. Speakers included Michael De Koster, Executive Director Maritime Gloucester, Mayor Greg Verga, Discover Gloucester’s Tess McColgan, Chairperson Daisy Nell, Harold Burnham, Bald Eagle crew and Maritime Gloucester historian Justin Demetri. The event was described as “making more history happen” by Mayor Verga. They expect 26-28 vessels to be in our harbors throughout the weekend. Most events are free and widely accessible from harborside so don’t miss it.




August 31, 2022

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes the Cape Ann Big Band in the final concert of the seventh season of Music on Meetinghouse Green
at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester at 6:00 p.m.

Here’s a local ensemble with a huge fan base that needs little introduction. Get your seats early as this high-powered group will draw a capacity audience.
The Cape Ann Big Band, made up of 17 talented local musicians, has made a lasting impact on the Cape Ann community with their signature sound,
high energy, and extensive repertoire. Take a step back in time as the Cape Ann Big Band lights up the night with their unforgettable performances of
jazz, swing, New Orleans, soul, and rock ‘n roll favorites.

Your free-will donations will benefit the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, organizer of this unique series of nine free summer evening concerts that
feature outstanding local talent and support local non-profit partners all in a relaxed and family-friendly environment. The GMF will also be celebrating
the latest phase of restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse with the successful completion of the preservation of the 125-foot belltower. The evening’s
food vendor is the Causeway, offering up their popular seafood favorites.

Now in its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9. Performances are held on the
Green with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization benefits each week through free-will donations
from the audience. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their
own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on
the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and
community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green.
The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program
towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid
making it possible for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.

PLATINUM: John and Janis Bell, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward, GOLD: BOMCO, Mary Hintlian,
Trish Roach and Rob Martin, Mary Weissblum, SILVER: JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird, Landesign, Susan Mckain and Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian,
John and Sandra Ronan, BRONZE: Jerry Ackerman, Peter Calkins and Susan Casey, Jonathan Golding and Sally Bradley-Golding, Joe and Maggie Rosa,
Kathleen and Peter Van Demark, Kathleen Williams

For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit

Breaking news! New category! We’re looking for some fun households or businesses along the Boat Parade of Lights route to light up their houses or restaurants.

Breaking news! New category! We’re looking for some fun households or businesses along the Boat Parade of Lights route to light up their houses or restaurants. Chris McCarthy, Katelyn and Charleen will be judging and have some prizes for first and second place.

We are just a few days away from the Boat Parade. We are getting some new inquiries. There is no pre-registration, you just show up with your boat, ready to go by 7pm at the north Jones Creek entrance. A volunteer will be keeping track of the boats and will be on VHF Channel 6. Review the Map and details on the Facebook page posting. It’s that easy! Please pass this post along…

Reminder/ The Magnolia Community Farmers Market will not be held on September 3rd

We will be back on Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA September 11, 2022, from 10:00 – 01:00.  Everyone please enjoy Gloucester’s Schooner Festival this weekend.  Thank you


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Alpaca Fun

Many times throughout our recent vacation, we found ourselves reminded of home. This visit to Krystal Acres Alpaca Store and Farm is one example. GMG Jim spotted it so off we went in search of fun. And it was vastly more entertaining than I imagined. We were thinking of our dear friend Donna and her love of the Marshall Farm alpacas. So, cheers Marshall Farms! We now love alpacas too. The video should be viewed with the sound ON if you have never heard alpaca vocalization, as it startled me quite a bit. If you ever visit that part of the country, stop by for some extra fun.

Butterflys in the Gardens Friday Sept 2, 2:00 PM


A friend of Generous Gardeners, Jane Danicus, is a serious butterfly farmer.  She now has hundreds of monarch butterflies hatching at her property in Gloucester.  She is going to set free over a hundred on Stacy Boulevard this coming Friday, September 2nd at 2:00 p[m near the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.


Keeping Our Kids Healthy

Cape Ann Wellness

Check out what’s new at our7 YMCA locationsjust for kids to help keep them healthy, active, and engaged this fall

Fall Programs are here and they are packed with fun, adventure, and friends!

Enroll inbasketball,soccer,gymnastics,Jr. Celtics,floor hockey,flag football,swimming,sports conditioning,ninja obstacle course, and so much more!
Click here for all programs

NEW! Survival Skills at our Cedar Mill Camp in Rowley

Get outside at our beautiful wooded campus in Rowley and test your survival skills! This program is built on the fundamentals of wilderness survival.You will learn how to build shelters for weathering a storm, how to build the most effective fires, and the requirements for good fire safety in the woods. Learn navigation tools for finding your way around the natural wilderness of our expansive camp!


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