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April 2021

Concert View: Palaver Strings

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, online. View online at Rockport Music website, Youtube or Facebook., MA

Enjoy an informative and engaging 1-hour program of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht from the dramatic chamber orchestra Palaver Strings, Rockport Music’s Education ensemble-in-residence during the 2019-20 season. PROGRAM: Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht ABOUT PALAVER STRINGS Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization based in Portland, ME. Founded in 2014, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is rooted in community and creative programming. Palaver has toured widely throughout the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center…

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May 2021

Concert View: Livingston Taylor

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, online. View online at Rockport Music website, Youtube or Facebook., MA

Legendary singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor returns to Rockport Friday, May 14! From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing hits “I’ll Come Running,” “I Will Be in Love with You” or other favorites. His vast musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres, including folk, pop, gospel, and jazz. His versatility has led to performing with…

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29th Annual Rockport EMS Day

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rockport Ambulance Service, 37 Broadway
Rockport,MA01966
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Free

Rockport's emergency services departments will be opening their doors and displaying their equipment on Sunday, May 23 from 11 AM to 2 PM in honor of National Emergency Service Week. "The public is invited to stop by each department to meet the first responders at the respective headquarters or stations and see the vehicles," said Rosemary Lesch, local harbormaster and director of the Rockport Ambulance Service in an interview with Gail McCarthy of the Gloucester Daily Times. The sites for…

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Concert View: Castle of Our Skins

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, online. View online at Rockport Music website, Youtube or Facebook., MA

Gabriela Díaz, violin | Christian Casiano, violin | Ashleigh Gordon, viola | Francesca McNeeley, cello | Rane Moore, clarinet Celebrate Black artistry through music and learn about important stories and figures in Black history in a special collaboration between Castle of Our Skins, Winsor Music, and Project STEP. The program also features the underrepresented British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and his Clarinet Quintet. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both…

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June 2021

Windhover & Gloucester Stage Ribbon Cutting

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street
Rockport,MA01966
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Join Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, Gloucester Stage and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Windhover & Gloucester Stage's Summer 2021 collaboration and newly expanded outdoor stage.

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July 2021

Latin Dance Social with MetaMovements Latin Dance Company – Instruction and Dance Party!

July 5 @ 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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$20.00
Many people dressed in colorful clothing dancing with a partner in the street

Join us for Windhover’s first Latin Dance Social event, featuring dancers and instructors from MetaMovements Latin Dance Company. The event starts with a Latin Dance lesson intensive at 3:30 followed by a Latin Dance Party at 7pm, all happening under our open-air tent and outdoor dance floor! Come for lessons, the dance party, or both! Get Tickets HERE! Latin Dance Intensive: 3:30-5:30pm MetaMovements’ instructors demystify Latin Dance styles — Salsa, Casino, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha and Merengue. Beginners will train…

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Rockport Art Association & Museum Celebrates 100 Years

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Rockport Art Association & Museum, located at 12 Main Street in Rockport, will be honoring the 100th anniversary of its founding with a public observance on their front lawn on Saturday, July 24. This special event will include the depositing of a time capsule, live music by The Jazz Imposters, and the release of Legacy & Future: The Story of RAA&M, their just-published 100th anniversary book. Copies of Legacy & Future will be available for sale, music will fill the…

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August 2021

Rockport Illumination Weekend

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 6:00 pm

Fireworks are returning to Rockport this summer on Saturday, August 14 as part of this summer’s return of "Illuminations Weekend". The 2021 Rockport Fireworks will be part of an extended Illumination Weekend in Rockport from Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15, with the overall theme of "Lobstas & Lights".  A wide range of fun and interactive experiences are in place for this weekend, including Kids Activities at the First Baptist Church (11 am - 2 pm), Meet the Lobstermen…

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Cape Ann Artisans Summer Mini-Tour

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rockport and Gloucester

A select group of  Cape Ann Artisans will participate in a special summer Mini-Tour and open their studios to the public for one day, Saturday, August 14.    All but one studio (see list below) will open from 9AM to 4PM.  The tour is self-guided, free and open to the public, and includes nine unique locations around Gloucester and Rockport.  The Mini-Tour breaks down into various genres with distinct styles for each artisan – three studios that focus on a…

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