Friday Night Benefit Concert for Schooner Adventure

Peter Souza and Three Sheets to the Wind                                                                – Music on Meetinghouse Green Concert to Benefit Schooner Adventure

Friday, July 22                     6:00 – 8:30               Corner Church & Middle St., Gloucester3-sheets-w400h300

Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll (like a staggering drunk) and meander at the mercy of the elements.

Three Sheets to the Wind is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the crew have years of established song and sea history to offer and create a perfect storm of song and good cheer. Their vocals, harmonies and instrument skills are phenomenal, and they have a great time performing and drawing the audience into the fun.

This is concert three in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.   The family-friendly concert begins at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.)

The public will be invited to make free-will donations and all collected monies will go to the Schooner Adventure.

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that has resumed active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs. The Schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage. As such, the Schooner Adventure is important not only to Gloucester, but also to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all America.

July Gloucester Block Party Video

July’s Gloucester Block Party was a great one!!  People filled the street to support the Main Street Merchants and enjoy the wonderful vendors and entertainment. Save the date to join us on Main Street on Saturday, August 20 for the next Block Party event!

Visit for vendor info and schedules of performances as we get closer to the August Block Party.  You can also follow along for updates on Facebook and Instagram!

Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport Second in the Thursday Talk Series Titled "Navigating the Cosmos" with William Waller, Ph.D

Join us this Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sandy Bay Yacht Club in Rockport for the second in the Thursday Talk series titled “Navigating the Cosmos” with William Waller, Ph.D.  Bill will take us on a cosmic journey — from Rockport’s Front Beach into the Solar System, Milky Way and beyond.  Along the way, he will show how astronomers reckon distances and sizes of myriad celestial wonders.  It can take a lifetime to effectively navigate the currents, waves, winds, and shoals of Sandy Bay.  It is another thing altogether to navigate our planet, galaxy, and universe. Bill is a former NASA astrophysicist and Tufts professor of astronomy.  He currently teaches physical sciences at Rockport High School and writes general interest books on astronomy. Refreshments provided.  All invited to attend!

Annisquam Village Church online auction in its second week

There are hundreds of items  in this year’s Annisquam Village Church’s online auction! In fact, about 300 unique treasures donated by local businesses, artists, and patrons—this year’s highlights include a sailboat, original works of art, vacation escapes, and generous gift certificates from many local stores, restaurants, and services. The auction fills over 7 pages–don’t miss out on the bargains farther down the list!  Find it at  now through July 20. Your bid will help raise funds to support the Church’s local and international work, including The Open Door Food Pantry, Family Promise North Shore/Boston, Action Inc., Grace Center, Heifer International, and Haiti Projects.

Cape Ann Lighthouse Tour

The Cape Ann Museum teams up with Harbor Tours

Join us on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30am for a cruise around the Cape. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board.

See parts of the Cape you can’t reach by car – or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera – you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years.


$30 Museum members/$35 nonmembers. Registration required. Participants meet at Harbor Tours on Harbor Loop. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Benefit Concert for Gloucester Stage Company

Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans – Concert to benefit Gloucester Stage Company

Friday, July 15                    6:00 – 8:30               Corner Church & Middle St., Gloucester

kensteiner-w400h300Ken Steiner and friends will be playing music that portrays the many facets of New Orleans music. The concert will include jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk tunes associated with New Orleans.

This is concert two in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

The public is invited to make free-will donations to the Gloucester Stage Company. All donations will go to the Gloucester Stage Company.
The family-friendly concert begin at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.)