Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum welcomes you to get your arts and culture fix outside this weekend with two walking tours featuring major players in Cape Ann’s artistic, economic and social history. Choose between a leisurely stroll down historic Middle Street on Friday, June 17 or a lively jaunt by Gloucester’s harbor to view the very spots immortalized by the work of artist Fitz Henry Lane on Saturday, June 18.

Guided walking tours begin at 10:00a.m., are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite. Choose one or both tours: Historic Middle Street and Fitz Henry Lane.


Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. 
Gift of Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]

Brunch at Beauport

Brunch at Beauport

Thursday, June 30, 10:00 – Noon

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

Beauport Brunch 2016 – both dates

$40 Historic New England members, $50 nonmembers


Bring friends and family to an elegant morning brunch on the Beauport terrace overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Catered by “beach gourmet catering” from Gloucester, the brunch includes assorted quiche, fresh fruit, croissants, sticky buns, and mimosas. A tour of the house is offered after brunch. Sunhats are recommended. Rain date: Thursday, July 7.


Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information. Purchase tickets now.


Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Events!

The Chamber has some exciting ribbon cuttings coming up on Cape Ann.  We’ll be at 7th Wave Restaurant, Tonno Restaurant and The Brass Monkey with our big scissors and ribbon!  We invite you all to join!

The Chamber will hold a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Tonno Restaurant at 2 Main Street in Gloucester on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM. The ribbon cutting will celebrate the grand opening of the restaurant.

Later that night, June 17 at 7:00 PM, we’ll be in at 7 Tuna Wharf in Rockport for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 7th Wave Restaurant . The ribbon cutting will celebrate the grand re-opening and of the restaurant and New Concept Menu under new owners, Natasha Kahn and Zac Tran.

The Brass Monkey is having a grand opening celebration at 85 Main Street in Gloucester on Monday, June 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Their newly renovated space is open for business with an eclectic mix of goods.

We are excited about all three of these new ventures on Cape Ann.  Join us to celebrate!


International Dory Races 2016




Schedule of Events for June Races 2016
Thursday, June 16th, 6:30 pm – Canadian Reception

At: St. Peter’s Club

*All committee members are welcome to attend and greet the Canadian rowers.


Saturday, June 18th, 10 am – International Dory Races

Versus Nova Scotia, Canada

At: Jodrey State Fish Pier

*Open to the public.


Saturday, June 18th, 1 pm – Awards Banquet

At: Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

*All committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Thank You!

Your International Dory Committee’s Board of Directors

Flag Day Event–Elks Today

The Gloucester Lodge of Elks will host its annual Flag Retirement and Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14th.
The Flag Retirement will be held at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge at 101 Atlantic Road in Gloucester.  The Gloucester High School JROTC, the Gloucester Sea Cadets, and the Boy and Girl Scouts will participate in the ceremony.
The Elks Flag Day Ceremony will be held immediately following the Flag Retirement in the Lodge function hall.  Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Anyone having a flag in need of retirement can drop them off at the lodge or bring them to the ceremony.