Arts & Entertainment

Newburyport and the North Shore offer residents a strong selection of Arts and Entertainment options throughout the year.

In the summer we all have a special fondness for outdoor movies, concerts, plays and sporting events held under the endless blue sky. During the colder months we are also fortunate to have the MRT in Lowell, Newburyport Firehouse Art Center, the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly and the Peabody Essex Museum in addition to college productions at UNH and large scale performances an hour away in Boston.

The list is endless for treasure hunters but we will try to highlight the best and most interesting here for you to consider. Art in all forms can teach and inspire us if we stay open to hearing it.

Plan a Date night at the Screening Room in Newburyport this Fall

In September be sure to see FAHRENHEIT  11/9 and THE WIFE at the Screening Room theater. Take in dinner first at Brine, Mandarava or Loretta, all within two blocks from the theater. There will be two thought provoking films at the Screening Room during September and October. … [Read more...]

View Unique Lighthouse Photography at the Firehouse in Newburyport

See David Zapatka's inspiring photography from September 12, to October 7, at the Firehouse Gallery. Despite their beloved symbolism many lighthouses are disappearing from the national landscape.  Lighthouse preservation can be a costly and complicated undertaking.  Although the almost … [Read more...]

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Events for September 2018

Learn more about your local National Wildlife Refuge this month and be part of the effort to conserve our wild and open spaces. View the September 2018 scheduled programs. Program: Shorebirds of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Thursday, September 6th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The … [Read more...]

Sports, Football and Role Models in Newburyport

I love football. I never thought I would say that, but I do. The sound of Monday Night football’s “Are you ready for some football?” and the brass fanfare cued up for other games makes me happy. It makes me want to pop popcorn, grab my favorite blankie and curl up on the couch to cheer for the … [Read more...]

Documentary Film Festival Headlines September in Newburyport

Mark your calendar for September 14-16 and save the date!  The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival will be launching its 13th Season and celebrating a brand new look for 2018. Newburyport's own festival will present a new look which includes a logo and website built by MacPhee Design Group … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit Hall Presents Musician Portraits By Coviello

Photography by Rocco Coviello will be on exhibit August 15-September 9.  The Artist's reception is August 25, from 3-5pm. Rocco Coviello has now been shooting shows for over 40 years. Coviello's love of photography began while he was in high school, the art form has remained a passion since. … [Read more...]

Newburyport Firehouse Theater Art Exhibit Highlights “The Water’s Edge”

Susan Ellis presents "At the Water's Edge", exhibiting at the Firehouse from July 18, 2018 –August 12; artist reception July 21, 3-5pm. This series will show pastel paintings inspired by both the harsh reality, and the beauty of the life of clam diggers on the North Shore’s mud flats. About … [Read more...]

Famous Boston Rivalries – Newburyport vs. Portsmouth

There are many famous rivalries which stir vigorous and heated public debate; the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Hampton or Crane's, cake vs. pie, Celtics vs. Lakers, the North Shore vs. the South Shore, and yes, Newburyport vs. Portsmouth. Of course, I think Newburyport wins … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit Hall Features Kimbell Seascapes

Showing at the Firehouse exhibit hall in Newburyport, now through July 15, the "My Dune Road" series by Rose Kimbell. Kimbell graduated with her B.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA in 2012.  Having focused on oil painting during her time at the School Museum of Fine … [Read more...]

2018 Yankee Homecoming Brings Community Spirit and Temporal Unity

The theme for this year’s Yankee Homecoming is “Celebrate  Seaport  Pride” ~ It is the committee's hope to encompass the rich maritime history, charm, and recreational offerings of Newburyport, while also shining a light on the community pride and commitment so many Newburyport residents … [Read more...]

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