Join us tonight on our seaside lawn as we present The Wizard Of Oz.

Every Thursday night in July, Hammond Castle Museum is hosting Movie Nights on the Lawn.
We’ve teamed up with Cape Ann Community Cinema & Helpflix to present four, family favorite films.

Doors open at 6pm, bring a carry-in/carry-out picnic and a blanket as these events are lawn seating only. Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved inside to the Great Hall.

Adults tickets are $20, Kids ages 5 – 12 tickets are $10 and children ages 4 and under are free. As an added bonus to Movie Night ticket holders, your movie ticket entitles you to 20% off self-guided tours of the museum on the day of the film! Just present your confirmation at the Museum Shop to purchase your discounted tour-tickets. Remember, last tours begin at 3:00pm and the museum closes at 4:00pm. Please note, the museum will be closed to tours at the time of the films. Tickets available at

Now Showing at the Little Art Cinema! (7/1)

This week we have Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running July 1st, 3rd & 6th!

Frank Sinatra stars in this chronicle of postwar disillusionment and small-town hypocrisy, shrewdly directed by Vincente Minnelli. In one of his most textured portrayals, Sinatra is Dave Hirsh, an embittered ex-GI who returns to his Midwestern hometown to write the next chapter of his life. He’s torn between the “respectable” influences of his social-climbing brother and schoolteacher love interest, and the decadence embodied by gambler Dean Martin (brilliant in his first pairing with Sinatra) and floozy Shirley MacLaine (in her breakout role). A widescreen classic that can’t be missed on the big screen!

We also have the recent Iranian film Hit the Road July 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 13th! Watch the Trailer here!

In the first film from Panah Panahi (son and collaborator of embattled filmmaker Jafar Panahi and apprentice to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami) a family takes a road trip across the rugged landscape of Iran to drop their eldest son off at the border. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past and grapple with fears of the unknown as they prepare to part with one of their own.


From left: Summer Meals for Kids intern Rachel Ellis, Summer Meals for Kids Coordinator Eileen Campbell, intern Harley Pereira, and intern Ryn Montgomery. 

Need help getting breakfast and lunch meals for your kids over the summer break? The Open Door is here to help with Summer Meals for Kids!

Back for its 21st season, Summer Meals for Kids provides nutritious meals to local kids by visiting local neighborhoods, schools, and summer camps to make sure children have access to meals while school is out.

The Summer Meals for Kids program strives to accommodate all allergies and special diets, and to learn more about the program or inform staff of a dietary need, please call 978-283-6776 or email

Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:  

Gloucester Walk-Up Locations (operating from June 22 to August 26) 

  • The Open Door at 28 Emerson Avenue will serve meals Monday through Friday. Monday through Wednesday meals will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meals will be available Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Riverdale Park at 69 Veterans’ Way will have meals available from 12-12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Willowood Gardens at 40 Willowood Road will have meals available from 12-12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Pond View Village at 23 Lepage Lane will have meals available from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gloucester Enrolled Locations 

  • Summer Learning at West Parish at 10 Concord Street will have meals available for enrolled participants at noon, Monday through Thursday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from June 27 to July 28 at this site.  
  • O’Maley Academy at 32 Cherry Street will have meals available for enrolled participants from 8-8:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from June 27 to August 4 at this site.  
  • Kindred Gardens at 5 Dr Osman Babson Road will have meals available for enrolled participants from 9-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from June 22 to August 26 at this site.  
  • Camp Spindrift at 27 Atlantic Street will have meals available for participants from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from June 23 to August 26 at this site. 
  • Gloucester High School at 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road will have meals available for enrolled participants Monday through Thursday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from June 27 to August 4 at this site.  

Ipswich Walk-Up Location (operating from June 22 to August 26) 

  • Ipswich Community Food Pantry at 00 Southern Heights in Ipswich will have meals available from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.  

Ipswich Enrolled Location 

  • Winthrop Elementary School at 65 Central Street in Ipswich will have meals available for enrolled participants from 9-9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Summer Meals for Kids will operate from July 5 to August 4 at this location.  

The Open Door is a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor, a federal program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA SFSP requires a non-discrimination statement that “Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.” More information is available at

The Open Door Sumer Meals for Kids schedule will be updated as needed throughout the summer at

SUMMER FUN: Visit the Seaside Vintage Market at Second Glance!

Don’t miss out on the thrifting event of the summer! Second Glance, Thrift Store of The Open Door, is holding a Seaside Vintage Market next week.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22 through Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Second Glance, Thrift Store of The Open Door at 2 Pond Road, Gloucester MA 01930

WHAT: SHOP for vintage-style home décor, kitchenware, art, jewelry, knickknacks, linens, clothing, accessories, and more at Second Glance’s Seaside Vintage Market!

One-of-a-kind treasures will be brought out daily for shoppers to peruse. DAILY shopping themes will be held as follows:

Wednesday: Opening Day

Thursday: Linens

Friday: Vintage Kitchen

Saturday: Silver and Gold Jewelry

Revenue at Second Glance directly supports hunger-relief programs of The Open Door. SHOP FOR GOOD, and know your dollars will help put food on the table for someone in our community.

More information about The Open Door is available at

A Blue-er 2022: Harbor Cleanup Day

Join your favorite non-profits this weekend as we clean up our coastlines, the harbor, and our beaches. In honor of last week’s World Ocean Day, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Gloucester Gig Rowers, UMass Amherst | Gloucester Marine Station, and Ocean Alliance have teamed up for a community-wide volunteer effort.

Depending on the numbers of volunteers, various land-based locations will be covered. Gloucester Gig Rowers will be cleaning by boat, and boaters are welcome to join in! Once you sign up, you will be given location information!

Saturday, June 18, 8:30am

Sign up today at or directly at

Summer Gardening Workshop at The Open Door: Tomato Care

Join Backyard Growers for a series of Summer Gardening Workshops in The Open Door Food Pantry’s kitchen garden. In the first workshop, attendees will learn about early summer tomato care in order to maximize this year’s harvest. Ask general garden questions and explore what’s going in the Backyard Growers-managed vegetable garden at The Open Door.

The Open Door garden, managed by Backyard Growers, helps put fresh produce on the shelves and into the meals at the food pantry.

📆 June 23, 5-6pm

📍 The Open Door kitchen garden @ 28 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA, 01930

Email to RSVP. This event is free of charge.

Workshop: Sensory Gardening for Kids & Families

📆 June 22, 5-6pm

📍 Beeman Elementary School

Families, students, and individuals are welcome to gather at Beeman Elementary School’s sensory garden bed with Backyard Growers Garden Educator Hailey Small to learn more about incorporating plants and flowers into their garden that stimulate all five senses. Sensory gardening is a movement focused on child growth and development to help kids access the natural world and is often used as a healing tool that can provide a sense of calm and restoration.

FREE admission to Backyard Growers Program Participants (e.g. 2022 Community Garden, Backyard Garden & GrowBag Garden) as well as Backyard Growers Community Consulting Clients

$15 General Admission – kids join for free!

Register & buy tickets