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...]

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...]

2018 Newburyport Garden Tour Will Stir and Surprise

"We must cultivate our own garden..." Voltaire The 39th annual Newburyport Garden Tour will be held on June 9 and 10, from 10-4pm. The Museum of Old Newbury's annual tour marks the beginning of summer in Newburyport. Spend the weekend exploring some of the area's loveliest private gardens, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Sculptor Recalls the Birth of Newburyport’s Swan Fountain on the Bartlett Mall

About the Newburyport Swan Fountain by Artist Jeffrey Briggs In February of 1986, an ice storm of note hit Newburyport.  The Bartlet Mall "Swan Fountain" collapsed and was damaged beyond repair.  I was commission to provide a new sculpture.  But first, a little history about the Pond on Bartlett … [Read more...]

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