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Firehouse in Newburyport Presents the Graceful Work of Lawrence Young

Lawrence Young graces the Firehouse Art Gallery May 23 - June 17! Prior to Laurence Young’s 28-year career as a painter He grew up in Newton Massachusetts. Young graduated with honors from the University of Hartford with a BFA in art education in 74’ After 3 year as an art teacher in Bloomfield, … [Read more...]

Best Date Night? Dinner and a Movie at the Screening Room in Newburyport

The Screening Room, on State Street in Newburyport, has a wonderful intimate quality seating under one hundred people, and often staffed by the owners themselves. Some amazing restaurants are only two minutes away, and range from the vegan Mandarava, to a true local diner (Angies), and the more … [Read more...]

Newburyport Spring Festival Marks Memorial Day Weekend

A Newburyport tradition for over 30 years. Visit us Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport's finest stores and food from Newburyport's best restaurants. Vendors will be on State Street and Pleasant Street … [Read more...]

Johnson’s Beaded Landscapes Showing at the Firehouse in Newburyport

Showing from April 25-May 20! From a distance, Douglas W. Johnson’s landscapes appear to be painted with dots of color, reminiscent of the pointillist technique Vincent Van Gogh used to create his renowned 1887 self-portrait, or the impressionism technique used by Monet used to create his Field … [Read more...]

Earth Day Shines Brightly in Beautiful Newburyport

The Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport is putting on the Ritz for Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now encompasses events in more than 193 … [Read more...]

Successful Newburyport Literary Festival Celebrates Thirteenth Year

They often say no one reads anymore.  Actually, that couldn't be further from the truth for many.  Friday April 27th, the Newburyport Literary Festival will begin the much loved event at the The Old South Church on Federal Street. Leaders, activists, CEOs, and top level executives out read most … [Read more...]

Great Pairings April Showers and Screening Room Indie Films

There are few better date nights in the world than dinner in beautiful Newburyport, and a short walk to the historic Screening Room movie theater. The Screening Room on State Street finds the best independent films to appeal to those who like to stimulate new ideas and new conversations about the … [Read more...]

Jabberwocky Bookstore Brings in Two Great Events for March

On Friday, March 30, Jabberwocky at the Tannery will present a book signing event for "The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   Local residant and prominent historian, Jason Sokol will speak about his latest book on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit In Newburyport Explores Gender, Age, and Identity

Expressionist artist, Diana Zipeto, studied painting and illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her folded paper portraits have been shown in the Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, and numerous Massachusetts galleries.  In 2017, she received … [Read more...]

2018 Conservation Film Festival at Newburyport Refuge leads March

The 2018 Conservation Film Festival marks the 4th year for the event at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport. This year will host some amazing films that provoke conversation about how and when we need to consider conservation. On Friday, March 2, at 7pm the festival starts … [Read more...]

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