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First Night Chatham New Year Eve 2016-2017

First Night Chatham is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the Arts, with entertainment and activities for children and adults all day from noon until the midnight fireworks celebrated on New Years eve Saturday  December 31st.

Adult buttons (age 12 and up) are $20.002016_fnbutton_200

Children’s buttons (ages 3-11) are $5.00

Children 2 and under: Free

The First Night Chatham button is required for admission to almost all indoor events, as well as some outdoor activities. There are also many Button-Free activities.

There are many events grab your schedule here 

Special Events
Bubble Wrap Stomp
A favorite activity of many parents, too! Watch the kids show joy as they break the bubbles and make lots of noise!
Community Center Aerobics Room at 1:00 PM (Button-free)
Community Center Aerobics Room at 2:00 PM (Button-free)
New Year’s Eve Make Believe
Come meet a real life princess and a dashing pirate. Take your picture with them or create your own character in our selfie corner.

Play life-sized Candyland – you are the game piece as you move along the giant board following the rules of Candyland. Be the first to the castle as you pass through the Peppermint Forest, meet Queen Frostine and her ice cream sea, and try to avoid The Villain of Candy Land, Lord Licorice. A candy treat at the end, courtesy of the Chatham Candy Manor.
St. Christopher’s Parish Hall at 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Carnival Caper
A costumed road race, from the Chatham Squire to the Lighthouse and back, sponsored by the Chatham Squire. Register outside the Squire starting at 2 pm ($10); Costume judging at 2:30 pm; the race starts at 3 pm (a bit under 2 miles round-trip). Tee shirts and beef stew served at the Squire after the race! Spectators line Main Street to cheer on the runners, walkers, and anyone else parading down the road in costume.
Outside the Squire at 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Button-free)

Children’s Art Studio
This event is always very popular, so find your way here as soon as possible. Children craft fascinating stuff, each in their own way. Projects are all child friendly and designed with great creativity.
Elementary School Cafeteria at 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Channel 18 Video
Countdown Cod and Fireworks on the Oyster Pond
First Night Chatham’s Countdown Cod is scheduled to count down to the exact moment of 2017 from its perch on our crane high over the Oyster Pond park and then signal the set off of a wonderful fireworks display! Come early for the best viewing spot over Oyster Pond at Midnight.
Oyster Pond at Midnight (Button-free)

Photo: Stanlee Wetzel
Channel 18 Video
Early Fireworks
Special low level fireworks after the Noise Parade will be presented as a special treat for the young First Nighters. The show is at Veterans Field and viewing is from the parking lot and fields behind the Chatham Community Center.
Veterans Field at 6:30 PM (Button-free)

Photo: Susan Karchmer
Face Painting
What child does not enjoy having something fabulous painted on their face? Our painters are the best and the line moves really fast.
Monomoy Middle School Cafeteria at 12:30 to 4:00 PM

Photo: Michael Karchmer
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Buttons are required to hop aboard a horses-drawn buggy with some other folks to enjoy an old fashioned perspective as you drive around town and wave to friends and strangers. Children love it, and we love seeing them enjoy the town!
Main St at Town Hall at 1:45 to 4:45 PM

Just For High School Teens: Canon Hill Band
The Canon Hill Band will perform this year at the Teen Center. Drop in to warm up, see friends, and enjoy free pizza and drinks, and listen to local high school students Ben Hayden on drums, guitarist/vocalist Logan Tichnor, and Vaughn Yerkes on bass. They can be frequently be seen busking on Main Streets of Chatham and Harwich in the summer, and they are the youngest band ever to be selected to play the Harwichport ‘Music Stroll’.
Community Center Lower Level at 7:00 to 11:00 PM (Button-free)

Activity Website
Just For Middle School Teens: Laser Tag
Hang out with friends from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Community Center. New this year: Laser Tag. Plus games, and free pizza and drinks.
Community Center Mezzanine at 7:00 to 10:00 PM (Button-free)

Photo: John Markus
Channel 18 Video
Miniature Golf
This year we have a full 9 holes available for play at the Middle School Samll Gym – 1 to 6 pm and a full 9 holes at the Community Center Gym – 1 to 6 pm. Who does not love mini golf, especially in December!
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Community Center Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM

Channel 18 Video
Ryder Martin’s Fabulous Trains
See a fabulous layout of Ryder Martin’s model trains that will amaze and engage kids, Dads, and Moms who always wanted their own set. The Atwood House will on the free shuttle bus route during the afternoon.
Atwood House Museum at 1:00 to 5:00 PM (Button-free)

Photo: Ron Snider
Channel 18 Video
Noise Parade – led by the Orpheum Theater
Join the raucous fray! Help celebrate the Chatham Orpheum Theater’s 100th anniversary. Orpheum staff and families will lead the Noise Parade.

Make noise any way you want. “Light up the Town” this year: bring your flashlights, light sticks, lighted beads or headgear to add light to the noise!

A police escort leads the parade and no one will be cited for too much noise. Great fun for kids and adults, who often wear silly hats. Start at the corner of Cross and Main at 6 pm, walk to rotary, then continue on to the Chatham Community Center to see the early fireworks!
Town Hall Corner (Main & Cross Streets) at 6:00 PM (Button-free)

Activity Website
Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing
Rock’n’Roll Racing is a mini-Nascar race track where you drive a car from the side with a steering wheel and throttle. And 9-hole mini-golf is also here in the Middle School Gym.
Monomoy Middle School Small Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM

Photo: Brandon Detraglia
Channel 18 Video
Town Photo
Important! Please use front gate only !
Show up with your family and friends and pets to pose for the Town Photo. Start First Night with a wave at the camera and a smile on your face. The photo will be available at the Chatham CVS store for purchase. A panorama deep-zoom photo will also be posted on the First Night Chatham website. Have fun zooming in to see if you blinked, check out who was there, and just enjoy actually seeing your lovely smile up close.
Chatham Lighthouse Grounds at Noon (Button-free)

Bayside Resort In West Yarmouth New Year Eve Packages 2016-2017

The Bayside Resort Hotel has  New Years Eve Package for couples and family  for New Years 2016-2017  These packages must be booked direct at  800-243-1114 ask for the package below. Bayside Resort In West Yarmouth New Year Eve Packages

New Years Package – Dinner Party – For Couples

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Relax
Spend the weekend with your Sweetheart, worry free relaxing around the resort or exploring the seaside wonders of Cape Cod in the winter.
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New Years Eve
Check in and find complimentary champagne and party favors! Start the festivities on New Years Eve with a casual Pre-Party in the Moby Dick Pub…
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Return to your room to get all glammed up and catch the shuttle to the Yarmouth House Restaurant where you will enjoy an elegant full course dinner, followed by a party with live entertainment, dancing, party favors and a midnight champagne toast!
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New Years Day
Sleep in late New Years Day and enjoy a late breakfast… with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s available! Relax around the pool, watch Football, take a refreshing walk on Seagull Beach

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No Stress…
This is a stress free way to spend New Year’s with family or friends without the worries of party preparations, designated drivers, or clean up!
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Package Includes:
2 or More Nights Room Accommodations
Champagne & Party Favors Delivered to your Room
New Year’s Early Evening Pre-Party – Moby Dick Pub
Full Course Dinner and Dessert – Yarmouth House Restaurant
Adult New Year’s Party – Live Entertainment – Dancing
Midnight Champagne Toast – Party Favors
Free Shuttle Service to and from Yarmouth House
New Year’s Day Breakfast
Bloody Marys and Mimosas available
Noon Late Checkout on Sun or Mon

New Years Family Fun Getaway Package

Relax
Spend the weekend with the family relaxing around the resort or exploring the seaside wonders of Cape Cod in it’s winter attire. Enjoy the warm and tropical indoor pool, game room and fitness center.

Friday
Enjoy a Build Your Own Sundae Ice Cream Social from 7-9pm

New Years Eve
Start the festivities on New Years Eve at 6:30pm – With a Family Pizza Party… Then from  9pm to Midnight, the lower level of the resort becomes a Family Friendly Zone with a DJ…

Hang out, listen to music, play games, dance contests, and maybe even some family karaoke!

Roast marshmallows around our firepit (weather permitting).  Watch the Dick Clark New Years Eve Special on one of our tv’s, enjoy snacks and beverages, or just have fun in the Game Room.

There will be a New Years Count Down with a Midnight Champagne Toast (Non-alcoholic for kids!)  Of course adult beverages will be available from the Moby Dick Pub!

New Years Day
Everyone can sleep in late New Years Day and enjoy a late breakfast… with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s available!

Spend the day having fun in the pool, watch some football, venture out to take a refreshing walk on a winter beach, or watch the seals at the Chatham Fish Pier…

No Stress…
This is a stress free way to spend New Year’s with family or friends without the worries of party preparations, designated drivers, or clean up!

Bayside Resort Hotel – 225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

A Christmas Story at Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans MA

The Classic Holiday Favorite   A Christmas Story will be performed at the Academy of Performing Arts   in Orleans  on weekends in late November and December.A Christmas Story at Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans MA

A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him that he will shoot his eye out and refuses to get it for him. Even a department store Santa Claus tells him the same thing. After Ralphie gets a C+, he gets teased again by Scut. In response, Ralphie beats him very badly while cursing loudly. However, his parents do not get mad at him, and on Christmas morning, he gets the BB gun, since his father had one at that age. When he goes to try it out, the bullet ricochets and knocks off his glasses, which he accidentally steps upon while looking for them. He makes up a story about an icicle, and his parents believe him. In the end, a horde of dogs come in and steal the Christmas turkey, so his family goes out for “Chinese turkey,” or duck.
November 26th – December 30th
Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8; Sundays @ 2
No performances 12/24 & 12/25
Tickets – $24; $20 for children 16 and under

Osterville Christmas Open House & Stroll 2014

The 45th Annual Osterville Christmas Open House & Stroll will be held throughout the Village of Osterville on Friday, December 12, 2014 and Saturday December 13th.

Friday ~ December 12, 2014

10:00 to 6:00 “Osterville Historical Museum”, 155 West Bay Rd. “Festival of Trees”(also Sat. ‘til 3:00)
10:00 to 3:00 “Osterville Historical Museum”, Paul Chesbro will be singing copies of his books.
11:00 to 11:30 Caroling on the steps of TDBank, 835 Main St. by “St. Peter’s Church Nursery School”
12:00 Hospice “Tree of Memories” Service at Armstrong-Kelley Park, 684 Main St.
12:00 to 1:00 Christmas Stroll (Light) Luncheon at “Osterville Library”, 43 Wianno Ave. All Welcome!
3:00 to 4:30 Wine & Cheese Tasting, “Osterville Package Store”, 11 Wianno Ave.
3:00 to 6:00 Seasonal Organ Music by Ruth Weaver of Sandwich outside “Irresistibles”, 25 Wianno Av.
4:00 to 5:30 “Amie Bakery”, 3 Wianno Ave., Samples of “The Local Juice” & cookie bites.
4:00 to 7:00 “J McLaughlin”, 827 Main St. Wine Tasting, handmade jewelry sales by Donna Robinson
4:00 to 8:00 Osterville Village Library Christmas Character Display on the Library Lawn, enjoy Hot
Chocolate (Library front foyer will be open with rest room facilities available)
5:00 to 6:00 Christmas music by “Regency Brass” in front of 13 Wianno Avenue.
5:00 to 6:00 Children’s Activity (to be announced) provided by “Pocket full of Posies”, 7 Wianno Ave.
5:30 to 6:00 Caroling on steps of the Baptist Church by “St. Peters’ Church” Choir
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Main Street and Wianno Avenue will be closed to traffic and parking from the corner of Tower Hill,
772 Main St., to 866 Main St. and from the Post Office to our Flagpole from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ample parking is available behind the stores and in the Catholic Church parking lots. Vehicles parked
along Main Street or Wianno Avenue within the “closed areas” at 5:00 p.m. may be towed.
We ask for your cooperation for the safety of the children and all pedestrians.
Special Evening Event!
5:55 p.m. The Ringing of the Church Bells will herald the gathering around the Creche.
AN ECUMENICAL CRECHE SERVICE will be held surrounding the Creche in the Village
Center and on the steps of the Baptist Church, with all of the Osterville Churches participating.
Please join with your neighbors and friends for the most important part of our Christmas Stroll!
6:30 The Ringing of the Church Bells will signify the end of the Creche Service, and all the
stores will reopen to greet their patrons with refreshments, door prizes, and good cheer!

 

Saturday December 13th

 

Saturday, December 13th
Raffle Drawings in many of the Osterville shops.
10:00 to 3:00 “Festival of Trees” at Osterville Historical Museum continues. (Bid
on your favorite tabletop tree via Silent Auction that ends at 3:00 p.m. Sat,)
Refreshments and music throughout the 1820s Parker House Museum.
10:00 to 2:00 Blockbuster Book Sale ~ Osterville Library by “Friends of the Osterville Library”.
10:00 to 3:00 Seasonal Organ Music by Ruth Weaver of Sandwich, 9 Wianno Avenue.
12:00 DOG PARADE-Dress up your dogs in their “Christmas Best”. Meet at the Library
Green, 43 Wianno Ave. Parade down Main Street and back. Treats & Prizes!
1:00 to 2:30 Osterville Library “CHRISTMAS TEA”, 43 Wianno Ave., Join the “Friends
of the Library” for tea and refreshments. Concert at 1:30 by “Curb Appeal Quartet”
1:00 to 1:30 Teddy Bear Tea and Story time at the Osterville Library. Dress up in your
Holiday finery and, with Teddy in tow, come to a formal Teddy Bear Tea, then join
the adults in the Fireside Room to hear the “Curb Appeal” Concert.

 

Day 357 Cape Cod Food Truck Festival 2014 in East Falmouth MA

The 2nd Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday September 7th from 11am-4pm at the Cape Cod fairgrounds in East Falmouth MA.

The  Food Truck Festivals of New England when we roll 20+ trucks back down to Cape Cod! Everyone loved it so much last year, so we’re coming back for round 2 with some new suprises! Bring your family down to the Cape Cod Fairgrounds for an afternoon of picnicking, an art market, entertainment, and of course- lots of food!

Adult admission will be available at the gate for $5 cash only. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Food and drink purchased separately. ATMs will be on site on the day of the event.

Check out our food truck lineup so far!

  • Big Daddy’s Chef on Fire
  • Boston’s Baddest Burger
  • Cape Cod Cannolis
  • Cupcake City
  • Jamaica Mi Hungry
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • M&M BBQ Ribs
  • Maine-ly Lobstah
  • Munch Mobile Kitchen
  • Munchies Food Truck
  • Pasta Pot
  • Teri-Yummy
  • The Dining Car
  • The Happy Taco
  • The Latin Spoon
  • The Local Scoop
  • Trolley Dogs
  • Uyghur Kitchen
  • Whoo(pie) Wagon
  • Yumm Bai

 
Cape Cod Fairgrounds
1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151
Falmouth, MA 02536

Day 346 The Real Cape Musical Festival 2014

The Real Cape Music Festival.will be held on Saturday   August 2nd at the Barnstable Fairgrounds in East Falmouth MA This is great music festival for the real people of Cape Cod.

Here  band schedule for Saturday’s festival. There are two stages so the energy will never stop, talk about a day jam packed with amazing music. This is gonna be a doozy.

12:00 – 12:20 – The Silent Trees
12:25 – 12:55 – Aaron Norcross Jr. and The Old Dogs
1:00 – 1:40 – Will Dailey Band
1:45 – 2:30 – Dub Apocalypse
2:35 – 3:25 – Daniel Byrnes Band
3:30 – 3:50 – Mighty Ceej
3:55 – 4:50 – Don McCloskey and Boombasnap
4:55 – 5:40 – Crooked Coast
5:45 – 6:40 – Spiritual Rez
6:45 – 7:55 – Pink Talking Fish
7:55 – 8:15 – Brazen Belles
8:20 – 9:55 – Zach Deputy
If there’s a better way to spend this Saturday on Cape Cod I’d like to see it. Remember it’s not just music, there will be all kinds of live art going on around the grounds including glass blowing, screen printing, sculpting, henna tattoo, we’ve got tons of the coolest vendors showing off their swag and of course plenty of food and beer. Lots and lots of beer.

Kids under 12 are free, you can bring in chairs, blankets etc. Get your tickets now because they are only $25 in advance but $30 at the door. Or for the ultimate

Day 302 Jerusalem Play at Cape Rep Theater in Brewster MA

Jerusalem  by Jez Butterworth,  is a West End London and Broadway play that will be performed by the Cape Rep theater  in Brewster MA  from  May 8 – June 1, 2014.

 

  • Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm
  • Sunday at 2 pm
  • Wednesday,  May 21 & 28 at 7 pm

Johnny “Rooster” Byron is a charismatic local legend to the youth of Flintock, England but to local authorities he is the Pied Piper from hell; mocking social conventions, corrupting their sons and daughters and squatting illegally in the wooded outskirts of their town. It is time to evict him. Timeless, mythic, brilliantly funny and moving, Jerusalem will stay with you long after you leave the theater. The New York Times called this award winning play “magnificent,” and “One of the most exciting new plays in ages.” Not Recommended for Children.

Tickets: $25.00, For tickets and information call the box office at 508-896-1888 or visit our website www.caperep.org

 

Make a night out of it grab a  bite to eat before the show

Day 298 Brewster In Bloom 2014

Brewster in Bloom daffodil festival will be held from Friday May 2nd thru Sunday May 4th in the beauitful seaside Cape Cod Town.  “Enjoy the thousands of flowers planted along the roadsides to mark the return of spring to Brewster,” invites the Brewster Chamber of Commerce website. Brewster, as one of the most beautiful towns on Cape Cod, is the perfect place to celebrate the beginning of spring on Cape Cod. And what’s a festival without a parade and a Daffodil Queen!

Here are some highlights of the festivals

 

Annual chowderfest at EPOCH

EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will kick off this year’s Brewster in Bloom festival with its annual ChowderFest and Open House on Friday, May 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Indulge in a cup of Brewster’s finest clam chowder with staff, residents and friends while you enjoy live musical entertainment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 508-896-3252.

 

Brewster Band Brewster in Bloom Concert

The Brewster Band will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a special concert.  May 2nd  7pm

28th Annual Brewster in Bloom Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main Street,

Brewster In Bloom Parade

Sunday May 4th Noon

We will gather at noon, and the parade actually starts at 1:00 pm. The parade route starts at Underpass Rd. and goes west on Main St. to Swamp Rd., which is just past the Brewster Fire Department and Latham School.

Free Wednesday Night Summer concerts 2013 in Osterville MA

The Osterville Library Concert Series 2013, will be holding free summer concerts every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.

Bring your kids,  lawn chairs and a picnic summer  Concerts are moved to the library main meeting room during inclement weather.

06/26: Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Band
07/03: Julie and Denya’s Magical Fantastic Global Musical Adventure
07/10: Moonlighters Rock Band
07/17: Bob Hayes Band
07/24: Silver Foxes
07/31: DJ Reggie Morgan (40s and 50s)
08/07: TWO Cool
08/14: Jumpin Juba
08/21: The Kootz

Osterville Village Library, 43 Wianno Ave., Osterville, MA

Day 221 Sandi’s Diner Breakfast Restaurant in Chatham MA

Sandi’s Diner is located  on Main Street in Chatham MA .  The breakfast restaurant has a real mom and pop feel to to it. The atmosphere is very casual with paintings by local artists all over the walls and murals around the restaurant- very “Cape-y”. There is a counter area and then a few tables around the restaurant which overlooks the main street through Chatham center. You will be served an  old school, hearty breakfast or lunch  on the Cape!

 

They have your typical breakfast entrees including eggs, bacon, pancakes and waffles.   Some of their daily specials include the heart attack omelet  or if you I can’t decide breakfast which includes a little bit of everything

 

Sandi’s Diner

Mon: 4:30 am – 2:00 pm

Wed – Fri: 4:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sat: 4:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sun: 4:30 am – 11:30 am

639 Main Street, Chatham, Massachusetts 02663