Announcing the First-Ever Rocky Neck Art Colony Scavenger Hunt

Get ready for some fun on Saturday, June 10 with a Community Scavenger Hunt to benefit The Rocky Neck Art Colony! 

Charge your phones, put on your walking shoes and start putting together your team of 2, 3 or 4 people to participate in the first-ever Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) Scavenger Hunt. The event takes place Saturday, June 10, starting at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck (6 Wonson St.), where you will check in, receive your instructions and list of trivia questions, puzzles and items to collect.

Learn about Gloucester’s history as well as celebrating 50 years of RNAC and Gloucester’s 400 anniversary.  You and your team will walk around Rocky Neck and Downtown Gloucester to solve puzzles such as “’1863’ is stated on its locus/cetaceans are now its focus,” answer trivia questions (“Which building in Gloucester houses a bell made by Paul Revere?”) and collect items (painted rocks from some enthusiastic first and third graders) to bring back to the Cultural Center at 1:30.

Everyone will receive the same list. Points will be given for all items correctly completed. The team with the most points will win. In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by the first completed submission. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place winners. Among the prizes are tickets for the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, 7 Seas Whale Watch and Gloucester Water Shuttle passes.

So come out and join in the fun and frolic. You’ll be glad you did! 

Check for updates on the Rocky Neck Art Colony Eventbrite page:

With an exciting roster of exhibitions planned for 2023, The Rocky Neck Art Colony

invites the public to receptions and events throughout the year with refreshments,

admission and nearby parking free of charge. More information for all Rocky Neck Art

Colony events is available on the website at, by email at or telephone 978-515-7004.

City Hall Closed Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9thGloucester City Hall will be closed due to continued cleanup after small fire last week

Gloucester’s City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th due to continued clean-up efforts as a result of the small fire that occurred at approximately 11:30PM on Wednesday, May 3rd in City Hall’s basement. Minimal damage was incurred and no injuries were reported. 

The City is working closely with contractors to mitigate smoke damage and clean areas of the building impacted by the fire.

Vendors specializing in archives and artwork have been contracted to ensure that historical documents and pieces of art are maintained and restored appropriately. The City is also working with vendors focused on technology to assess computers and equipment throughout the building. 

All other City offices will be open, including the City Hall Annex, Department of Public Works, Police Department, and Fire Department. 

Residents are encouraged to access City services online and should contact City staff through email. Contact information for City staff can be found on the City’s website. 

“I am grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding while we navigate this clean up at City Hall,” said Mayor Greg Verga. “Our City Hall staff are working to meet the needs of our residents at a limited capacity. I want to ensure that everything is done right during this cleanup so staff and residents are able to safely get back into the building. I appreciate all of the time and hard work of our City staff and vendors over the past few days.”

City Hall is scheduled to reopen at regular business hours on Wednesday, May 10th.

Open Play for Little Ones at Sawyer Free Library at 21 Main Street | Thursday Mornings

Cape Ann Community

A morning of unstructured play for little ones and their caregivers at SFL at 21 Main Street. Books and toys will be provided. Best suited for ages 0-2.

No registration needed. Questions? Contact: 

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