Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Making a Difference
Our Members. Our Community. Our Region.
St. Peter's Fiesta Greasy Pole | ©Pat Dalpiaz, Good Morning Gloucester
4th of July Parades
Sunday, July 3 | 6 PM Gloucester
Monday, July 4 | 10 AM Manchester
Monday, July 4 | 6 PM Rockport

In honor of our 100th Anniversary, the Chamber will be joining in Independence Day parades in Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea with two custom floats.

Gloucester: Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 6 PM from Gloucester High School. Fishtown Horribles Parade article with Parade Route

Manchester-by-the-Sea: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 10 AM from Lincoln St between Elementary and High School. Fourth of July Parade Route

Rockport: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 6 PM from Rockport High School.

We look forward to seeing you along the route.
Downtown Tuesdays Ipswich
Every Tuesday in July & August
Beginning July 5 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Take Out Terrace Stage
Ipswich Riverwalk

The Chamber is thrilled to be partnering with Ipswich ReCreation on Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays - the 2022 outdoor summer, music & dance series. Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays includes great dining, live music on the brand new Take Out Terrace stage, dancing on the Riverwalk & extended store hours for shopping! Each week will feature live entertainment on the Riverwalk, making for a fun evening out for the whole family! This year, there will be a brief intermission during the music set featuring poetry readings or a comedy act.

The first act is local favorite, the Orville Giddings Band, on Tuesday, July 5 - a great way to cap off the 4th of July weekend!
Coffee & Connections
Virtual Networking Event 
Thursday, July 7 | 9 AM 

Occurring on the first Thursday of the month at 9am, the Greater Cape Ann Chamber hosts Coffee & Connections, a virtual networking event. We will continue holding these via zoom so that anyone may join us from anywhere. Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues.
Main Street Gloucester Block Party
Saturday July 16 | 6 - 10 PM

Join us for the first 2022 Main Street Block Party on Saturday, July 16 for a fun night for all ages!
We are finalizing the list of music acts, street performers, food trucks and participating restaurants, merchants and non-profits. Check out our Chamber Event page or the Gloucester Block Party Facebook page to learn more over the next two weeks!
Businesswomen's Sunset Sail
Thursday August 11 | 5 - 8:30 PM
Schooner Adventure
Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop

Enjoy a wonderful sail aboard one of Gloucester's oldest working vessels!
Sail Gloucester Harbor and beyond, enjoy a glorious Cape Ann Sunset, network and enjoy the company of other area Businesswomen.
A light meal will be provided - delicious clam chowder, sandwiches, chips and cookies.

$50 per person. Registration is required!
Gordon Florist & Greenhouses in Ipswich Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Congratulations on this tremendous milestone! The Gordon family started the business back in 1922 as Samuel C. Gordon and Sons, when they built a glass greenhouse on their property in Ipswich, Massachusetts. They began by growing different varieties of cut flowers, carried a very small selection of house plants, and grew poinsettias, pansies, and geraniums in the greenhouse. Now, as Gordon Florist and Greenhouses, they use the very same glass greenhouse built in 1922 to grow their own mums, poinsettias, pansies, geraniums, and perennials.
The Friki Tiki of Gloucester Harbor is now open for public cruises on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

After a successful summer of private charters in 2021, the Friki Tiki of Gloucester is open for public cruises. Enjoy the ultimate tropical experience as you cruise through historic Gloucester Harbor.  Bring your friends, snacks and a beverage of choice as we take you on this journey through paradise!
41st Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thursday, June 30 | 7:30 PM
Wu Man and Hsin-Yun Huang

Friday, July 1| 7:30 PM
A Far Cry

Saturday, July 2 | 5 PM
Brentano String Quartet with Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Thursday, July 7 | 7:30 PM
Kirell Gerstein, Piano

Friday, July 8 | 11 AM
New England Conservatory’s Morningside Music Bridge 

Friday, July 8 | | 7:30 PM
Strauss & Brahms: Danbi Um, Stephen Prutsman, Christopher Costanza
Edith Wharton: Between the Sheets (and the Pages)
Thursday, June 30 | 6 - 8 PM
Sawyer Free Library

The Sawyer Free Library in collaboration with the Gloucester Stage Company, is hosting this special event. The evening will explore some lesser-known aspects of the life of celebrated novelist Edith Wharton’s (House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome), including her passionate affair with Morton Fullerton in Paris.
Mr. Fulllerton, Between the Sheets by Anne Undeland
July 1 - July 24 | Varied Times
Gloucester Stage Company

The unbridled passion of Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets runs July 1 to July 24, written by Massachusetts Playwright Anne Undeland, and directed by Judy Braha (last at GSC directing To Kill A Mockingbird). Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm indoors at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester MA.
Firebird Pops Orchestra: Sea to Shining Sea 
Friday, July 1 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Hammond Castle

Kick off your Independence Day celebrations with us on our ocean-facing lawn as we present the Firebird Pops Orchestra's Sea to Shining Sea, a seaside tribute to the country we call home! Conductor Brendan J. Kenney will lead the Pops in familiar, traditional American tunes, as well as compositions inspired by the beauty of the United States. Program highlights include chamber arrangements of popular favorites such as The Star-Spangled Banner, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, as well as pieces that pay tribute to United States history and composers such as Balmages’s Point Lookout (a fantasy on civil war songs).
Manchester Essex Rotary Club Red White & Blue Breakfast
Saturday, July 2 | 7:30 AM - 12 PM
Tuck's Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea
$10 in advance | $15 at the door
Children under 8 Free!

Join the Manchester Essex Rotary at their Annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast. Face painting and pony rides for the kids, music by Old Salts Jazz Band led by Bob Tuffley, and a sneak preview of the musical Grease at the Summer Stage. State Senator Bruce Tarr and former State Representative Brad Hill will be on hand flipping the pancakes, a yearly tradition! New this year FREE water taxi service from Reeds Park and Town Hill.
Saturday Morning Sketch Walk
Saturday, July 2 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Meet at Rusty & Ingrid Art and Supply 
18 Bearskin Neck, Rockport 

Join artist Rusty Kinnunen for a weekly Saturday morning stroll around Bearskin Neck to sketch, paint and draw together! This is a free event, and no registration is necessary.

Bring your watercolors, pencils, pens, and paper, or pick them up at our shop in advance.
Sunset Lighthouse Cruise from the Thacher Island Association
Thursday, July 7 | 6 - 9:30 PM

Cruise aboard the Privateer IV, operated by 7 Seas Whale Watch and enjoy a specially-narrated sunset tour of Cape Ann’s coast and its six historic lighthouses, and support one of Cape Ann’s National Historic Landmarks! We can’t guarantee a perfect sunset, but we can guarantee a wonderful time. BYO picnic dinner or purchase one on board.
5:30-6:30 PM: Cocktail reception + Premium Seating
6:15 PM: General admission
6:30-8:30 PM: CODA screening
8:30-9:30 PM: Sign+Talk back
Manship Artists Residency presents CODA
Thursday, July 7 | 5:30 - 9:30 PM
A Fundraiser for Manship Artists Residency
The Cabot Theater, Beverly

Manship Artists Residency is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a nonprofit artists residency which has served 350 artists, including members of the cast and crew of CODA, since purchasing the summer residence and studio of sculptor Paul Manship in 2017. Called Starfield, this idyllic location is where the film’s epic kiss took place.
Kids under 12 are free with an adult. Online sales of $20.00 per ticket ends on Wednesday, June 22nd at 5:00 pm. Tickets purchased at the door are $25.00 each.
Jazz by the Sea
Thursday, July 7 | 6 - 8:30 PM
Misselwood Events at Endicott College

Enjoy live music from award-winning Boston cover band Horizon & the Horns and relax on the Misselwood Estate with views of the ocean. Bring your friends and listen to the best.

Delicious food will be available to purchase from food trucks. Cash bar will be selling a selection of beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.
John Baboian Ensemble at Music on Meetinghouse Green
Friday, July 8 | 6 - 8:30 PM

The seventh season Music on Meetinghouse Green free Friday evening concerts kicks off on Friday, July 8 at 6:00 pm with a performance by the John Baboian Ensemble with Sandi Bedrosian on vocals. Free-will donations support Pathways for Children and the evening's food vendor is the Causeway.
Cape Ann Power Yoga aboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Saturday, July 9 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Join Cape Ann Power Yoga for an all levels yoga class. After boarding you will take a short 15 minute cruise to a beach side mooring where an instructor will lead a simple one hour yoga practice right on the schooner's decks. The crew will then set sail for a relaxing one hour sail around Gloucester's Harbor.
Manchester Community Center Lobster Clambake
Sunday, July 10 | 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Tuck's Point, Machester-by-the-Sea
Adult: $75 | Child: $20

Live music with the Cape Ann duo "Chris +Joe" plus games, raffle & kids crafts. Adult menu includes: Clam Chowder, Steamers Boiled Lobster, Grilled Chicken, Pasta Salad, Corn on the Cob, Salad Cookies & Brownies. Children's menu includes: Grilled Hamburger with rolls & condiments. Pasta salad, Com on the cob, Salad, Cookies & Brownies. Tickets available at the Manchester Community and online.
Bluefin Bash FUNdraiser benefiting Alzheimer's Association
Wednesday, July 13 | 6 - 10 PM
Cape Ann’s Marina Resort Tent

Includes Dinner, Dancing and Unique Live Auction Experiences. And did we mention FUN?
$750 per ticket – $7,500 per table. Limited Tickets Available.
Cape Ann Ongoing Events

  • Appleton Farms: Check out all events, from Farm Dinners to Farmhouse Wood-fired Pizza to Hikes for Beer!
  • Hammond Castle: Gloucester Gratis Days every Tuesday. Self-guided tours daily.
  • Schooner Adventure: Weekend public sailings with free sails for children
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Two job openings at Windhover Performing Arts Center: Production Crew and Box Office Manager 
Public Housing Manager sought by Gloucester Housing Authority
Hefring Engineering is seeking a part-time Office Administrator
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