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Events Calendar — 198 events

Beacon Hill Walking Tour, July 26

Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions, and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working class, shaped the streets, architecture, and character of the hill. Start with a tour of Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continue on Beacon Hill’s historic streets. Private group tours available by appointment.

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information.
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Vintage Base Ball at Roseland Cottage, July 26

Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.
Woodstock Common, Woodstock, Conn.

Free

Watch the Woodstock Hilltoppers play the Newtown Sandy Hooks using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.

Co-sponsored by the Woodstock Historical Society.

Please call 860-928-4074 for more information.

Coastal Growers' Market

Saturdays, May 17 through October 25, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

Free

The Coastal Growers’ Market, held weekly at Casey Farm, is a wonderful farmers’ market experience. Support local farmers and purchase a variety of specialty products including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more. Bring the whole family for a unique shopping experience and some of the finest produce in Rhode Island. Named "one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England" by Yankee Magazine.

Please call 401-295-1030 for more information.

Sundays in the Garden: Bennett and Perkins

Sunday, July 27, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Free to Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers, $9 seniors, $4 children

The Sundays in the Garden Concert Series has become a summer tradition, offering some of the Seacoast's most popular musical performers in one of its loveliest settings. The graceful gardens overlooking the Salmon Falls River provide the perfect backdrop for this series of late-afternoon performances. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic basket.

Please call 207-384-2454 for more information.
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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header, July 27

Lynn Live Oaks vs. Lowell Base Ball Club

Sunday, July 27, noon
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
 
Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers
 
Watch two of the five teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, the Portsmouth Rockinghams, and the new (old) Georgetown Samosets, play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.

In partnership with the Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale.
 
Please call 978-462-2634 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 27

Sunday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Fun with Fiber Summer Enrichment Program at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.

 

$150 Historic New England members valid through July 31, 2014, $205 nonmembers (includes Household membership)

 

For campers ages 8-13

Explore the art and craft of weaving in our well-equipped weaving room, learn new fiber skills such as hand and machine sewing, and take home at least one finished project. Discover the wonderful possibilities of textiles and make new friends. Participants should bring a healthy snack and daily lunch.

 

Refund policy: Cancellations at least one month prior to the program receive a full refund, minus a $5 registration fee per child.


This camp is SOLD OUT.

 

Visit the Weaving Summer Enrichment Program web page or call 978-462-2634 for more information.

Growing Together Camp at Casey Farm

July 7 – July 11

July 14 - July 18

July 21 – July 25

July 28 - August 1

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

 

$190 per session for Historic New England members valid through July 31, 2014, $230 per session nonmembers (includes Household membership)

 

For campers ages 6–8

Campers experience work and play from a farmer’s point of view; feeding and watering animals, collecting and washing eggs, exploring Narragansett Bay, seining Casey Farm’s salt pond, and finding critters on the pebble beach. They tend the Education Garden and big farm fields and harvest a daily snack. Old times on the farm come to life as the campers play historic games, swim at the waterfront, search for hidden letter boxes, create farm crafts, and relax on a hayride. The week’s activities culminate with the ever-popular egg drop. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Every effort will be made to place children together at your request. We do not place children more than two years apart in age in the same group. Activities may change based on inclement weather.

 

Refund Policy: Refunds require thirty days’ notice. Cancellations with only two weeks’ notice receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks’ notice. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.


All weeks of this camp are SOLD OUT.

 

$25 discount for 2014 CSA members or second child. Visit the Growing Together Camp web page or call 401-295-1030 for more information. Important: please list your child's name and age in the 'order notes' field at checkout.

Farm Friends Camp at Casey Farm

July 7 – 11

July 14 – 18

July 21 – 25

July 28 – August 1

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

 

$190 per session for Historic New England members valid through July 31, 2014, $230 per session nonmembers (includes Household membership)

 

For campers ages 5-6

This week-long camp is wonderfully suited for young campers. Each day campers visit the farm animals, hand-feed the chickens, and hold chicks and rabbits. They enjoy story time and a related craft, visit Narragansett Bay, and catch crabs. On swim day at the waterfront, they relax on the hayride each way. Every day, they pick a fresh farm veggie for a snack. Other activities include collecting eggs, playing farm games like "Hide the Animal," digging in the garden, and planting seeds. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Every effort will be made to place children together at your request. We do not place children more than two years apart in age in the same group. Activities may change based on inclement weather.

 

Refund Policy: Refunds require thirty days’ notice. Cancellations with only two weeks’ notice receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks’ notice. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.


Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of this camp are SOLD OUT.

 

$25 discount for 2014 CSA members or second child. Visit the Farm Friends Camp web page or call 401-295-1030 for more information. Register now. Important: please list your child's name and age in the 'order notes' field at checkout.

Farm Explorers Camp at Casey Farm

July 7 – 11

July 14 – 18

July 21 – 25

July 28 – August 1

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

 

$190 per session for Historic New England members valid through July 31, 2014, $230 per session nonmembers (includes Household membership)

 

For campers ages 9-11

Campers love exploring Casey Farm’s 300 acres. They investigate Narragansett Bay at Casey Point and the farm pond, collect aquatic critters in nets, then recreate their habitats in aquariums so they can observe what they catch. Campers hike through fields, thickets, and forests to learn about wild animals, play nature games, swim in an estuary, ride back to the farm on the hay wagon, and help feed and water a different farm animal each day. They learn how to write using quill pens, undertake a bug hunt, and learn how to make fire—and, if successful, eat smores. Crafts include nature prints, origami, weaving, and historic toy making. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Every effort will be made to place children together at your request. We do not place children more than two years apart in age in the same group. Activities may change based on inclement weather.

 

Refund Policy: Refunds require thirty days’ notice. Cancellations with only two weeks’ notice receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks’ notice. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.


All weeks of this camp are SOLD OUT.


$25 discount for 2014 CSA members or second child. Visit the Farm Explorers Camp web page or call 401-295-1030 for more information. Important: please list your child's name and age in the 'order notes' field at checkout.

Events Calendar — 198 events