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Mary Poppins the Musical at Chatham Drama Guild

Mary Poppins The Musical will be performed by the Chatham  Drama Guild  from Thursday July 13th to Sunday August 6th.

And It’s Going To Be SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPLIALIDOCIOUS!  It’s a ‘ practically perfect’ experience for the  entire family with even more music than the movie!   Be sure to bring your camera to take photos  with Mary after the show!

The Musical
July 13 – August 6
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Evenings at 7:30
Saturday & Sunday Afternoons at 4pm
Tickets: $20.00 students, $24.00 adults

 

Chatham Drama Guild, 134 Crowell Road, Chatham

Chatham Town Band Free Friday Night Concerts 2017

The Chatham Town Band   2016 Season begins on July 30th  and runs every Friday Night through Labor Day weekend  September 1st    Join in this Cape Cod Tradition since the 1940s!
Concerts begin at 8:00 PM and last approximately an hour and a half.


FREE Concerts are held outdoors at Kate Gould Park just behind The Wayside Inn, 512 Main Street, Chatham
Though it “Never Rains” on Summer Friday Nights in Chatham, concerts may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, snacks, and plenty of bug spray!  Grab some dinner at one of the local Chatham restaurant before hand

Free Wednesday Night Summer Concerts 2017 in Chatham MA

The 2017  The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Summer concerts will be held on Wednesday evening 6-7:30pm at Kate Gould Park, Chatham MA

Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy a great night of music.

Free Wednesday Night Summer Concerts 2017  in Chatham  MA

Wednesday 7/5

Cla Da Boss Nova

Wednesday 7/12

The Chandler Travis Three-0

Wednesday 7/19

The Familiars

Wednesday 7/26

Out Late with Diana Di Gioia

Chatham History Weekend 2017

Chatham History weekend will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Chatham History Weekend 2017

During History Weekend, most Historic Chatham museums and history centers will be open (at different times and days), with free admission.

Atwood House & Museum The Atwood House will be open with free admission and new exhibits from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, on Friday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 17. On Sunday, June 18th, at 2 PM, the At The Atwood Lecture Series will present “The Winged Cell Phone of Yesteryear”. Also on Sunday at 4PM, the Chatham Historical Society will hold a benefit “Voyage to the Colonies” Concert. See full details below.
Eldredge Public Library The Library will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th. A special History Weekend program will be presented on Tuesday evening, June 13th at 7 pm. See full details below.
Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum The museum of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center will be open with free admission and new exhibits from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Friday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 17, and from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, June 18th. This season’s new special exhibit for 2017, “Breaking Barriers: The Women Air Force Service Pilots of WWII”, and updated exhibits will be on display across both buildings and the outdoor Antenna Field Trail. See full details below.
Caleb Nickerson Homestead The Caleb Nickerson Homestead will be open on Saturday, June 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM, with an archaeological dig and talk, plus tours and demonstrations. See details below.
Godfrey Windmill The Godfrey Windmill will be open for History Weekend on Saturday, June 17th from 11 AM to 3 PM, with hourly programs. Weather permitting, the sails will be up and the mill will be grinding corn. See details below.
Chatham Lighthouse The Chatham Lighthouse will be open for tours on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, from 1:00 – 3:30 PM on both days, as part of Chatham History Weekend. It will also be open for tours in June as part of its regular Wednesday afternoon schedule, on June 7th and June 21st, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Chatham Railroad Museum The Railroad Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th.
Mayo House The Mayo House will be not be open this year on History Weekend due to ongoing restoration and repair work.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, and Sunday, June 17th and 18th. A special Monomoy Point Lighthouse Tour will be conducted on Sunday from 9AM to 1 PM. See details below.
Chatham Walks There will be a special free “Walking Tour” on Saturday, June 17th, at 3 PM, starting at the Chatham Community Center. See details below.
Historic House Signs Learn how to research the history of your home, and be eligible to display an Historic House Sign. See details below.

Chatham Airport Open House and Family Fun Day 2017

Chatham Municipal Airport will be hosting their  4th annual open house  on  Saturday, June 10th  from  10AM to 2PM. This is a free family friendly event. Chatham Airport Open House and Family Fun Day 2017

Event Participants / Activities:
Static Aircraft Display, R/C Aircraft Flight Display,
Aircraft Maintenance Display, Nauset Model Railroad working display, Antique Engine display, Model A Ford Club of Cape Cod vehicles, Alfa Romeo Club vehicles, Various Other Vehicles
and many more’€¦..
Children’€™s area, face painting, food available for purchase,
Hangar B open for regular business

240 George Ryder Rd
Chatham 02633

 

Bistro On Main Restaurant in Chatham MA

Bistro on Main is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur Steve Vining. Steve has been bringing together great food, fine wine and good friends on Cape Cod for longer than he cares to remember. The bistro’s chef and veteran team work hard to bring you seasonably minded, locally sourced, internationally inspired fine food and drink presented in a comfortable casual atmosphere. 1013422_542377532487724_2074182976_n

After twenty-three years and several expansions, Bistro on Main finally moved downstairs to an all-new location with roomy patio and the Cape’s only full service raw bar, specialty cocktail, Martinis and craft beer lounge.

Check out the reviews

We love this place! Could sit at the bar all night and eat that shrimp! The bartender makes the best spicy margaritas too! Can’t wait to go back next summer!

Atmosphere, service, food and being in downtown Chatham just adds to the magic! Make reservations for the dining room or go into the raw bar! Either one you can’t lose! Looking forward to next summer and get to enjoy their outside patio.

Great atmosphere and waitstaff. We have enjoyed the Raw Bar Happy Hour. the Chatham oysters are a favorite. Fish Tacos are also excellent.

Our favorite place to eat in Chatham! The food is excellent, the staff is suburb and the atmosphere is wonderful!! Can’t wait to get back to Chatham in the spring so we can do our weekly visit!!!!

Fresh, beautiful food. Flavor that allowed for the seafood to be the star. Great service, location, and selection.

Best meal I have had at the Cape this week with exceptional service.

Fabulous food! Sat at the bar tonight and had appetizers-shrimp, calamari and spring rolls. Absolutely amazing! Incredible bread pudding with cranberries too. Awesome service!

Extremely nice staff – welcoming to us and our small dogs (on the patio).  Offered blankets etc as it got chilly in the shade… We only had Oysters and apps ( calamari & the lobster quesadillas ) all were wonderful!   Great experience – especially with the idea of a quick app and drink in mind.

Our favorite Chatham restaurant during a three day stay, we visited during Restaurant Week and were able to take advantage of more reasonably priced menu options. My Portuguese Scrod was an excellent choice and a dish that I wish I could have again. Wonderfully fresh and mild fish was complemented by a flavorful broth and deliciously fresh vegetables all served on rice with ground chorizo. My clam fritters were my least favorite part of the meal but the apple tarte tatin was absolutely delicious.  Service was friendly, prompt and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed this pleasant restaurant.

Anyhow, it was so good, and so worth it!! Bartender hooked us up, service was excellent, and the ambiance was just right. Hubby and I split the raw bar “Shore Road” and it did not disappoint. Our mansion stacked platters of raw bar were superb. Dessert and soups were wonderful. Whomever got the raw bar menu together for this really knew their audience.  We will be back!!

Bistro on Main  593 Main Street, Chatham, MA

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)

Chatham by the Sea Holiday Stroll 2016

The annual Chatham by the Sea Holiday Stroll will be held Friday December 9th  thru Sunday Chatham by the Sea Holiday Stroll 2016December 11th Get into the Christmas holiday spirit on Cape Cod. The stroll is organized by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Chatham Merchant Association.

Friday, December 9th 

Annual Tree Lighting Parade & Ceremony
5:45pm Light Parade
Meet at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, and carol down to Sears Park
Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association

6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sears Park, Intersection of Main and Seaview Streets
Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association

6PM – 9PM Holly Trolly Rides, Carolers, Performers, Holiday Characters and more will be spreading the holiday cheer throughout Main Street!
Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association

Santa’s Workshop, Chatham Chamber of Commerce Booth
6PM – 8PM
Meet Santa and give him your Christmas wish list!

Struna Galleries, 458 Main Street 
6pm – 8pm
Gallery Open House! Refreshments, New Christmas Engraving, plus engravings by Heather Struna. Meet the artists and meet the author Barbara Eppich Struna – “The Old Cape Book Series”.

Ducks in the Window, 507 Main Street
Friday – 10 – 9 pm
Christmas Raffle and Holiday Refreshments and Cookies

The Chatham Home, 443 Main Street 
6 pm – 9 pm
Serving holiday cookies to eat there or take home, spiced apple cider served. Pre-wrapped holiday gifts to choose from throughout the store. Special hostess gifts for friends, neighbors, and teachers, etc. The Team at The Chatham Home will be available to help you with your selections for that someone special and to wrap each gift for you.

Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main Street
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Traditional Christmas Stroll, Open House Serving Hot Mulled Cider and delicious (famous!) Homemade Treats!

St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main Street

4-8 PM

Christmas Fair

Saturday, December 10th

Breakfast with Santa
Chatham Wayside Inn, 512 Main Street

8:30 AM ~ Ticketed event.  Sold Out.

This event is sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association and the Chatham Wayside Inn.

Story Time with Buddy the Elf

Chatham Inn, 359 Main Street

10:30 AM ~ Ticketed event.  Sold Out.

This event is sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association and the Chatham Inn & Wine Bar.

Elf – The Movie, with Special Guest Buddy the Elf from Universal Studios, FL!

Chatham Orpheum, 637 Main Street

12:30 PM ~ Ticketed event.  $5 per person.  Tickest available at the box office and online here.

2:30 PM – Kids Craft Corner with glued., Chatham Orpheum, lower level.  No sign-up required for craft corner!

This event is sponsored by the Chatham Inn & Wine Bar, Chatham Orpheum Theater and glued.

20th Annual Chatham Historic Inn & Museum Tour
1:00 – 4:00 PM
​$20 Admission
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you visit Chatham’s intimate inns, grand oceanfront resort, and historic museums, all decorated for the holidays.  Self-guided tour of these participating inns and museums:  Atwood House Museum, Captain’s House Inn, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham Gables Inn, Chatham Inn at 359 Main, Chatham Wayside Inn, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

Tickets are available for purchase at the chamber’s Capt. Bassett House Visitor Center, Cape Cod Five in Chatham, Rockland Trust in Chatham, Puritan Cape Cod in Chatham, and at all the participating inns and museums.
This event is sponsored by the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and is a ticked event.
Ducks in the Window, 507 Main Street

10:00 AM – 6:00PM
Christmas Raffle and Holiday Refreshments and Cookies

Struna Galleries, 458 Main Street

11:00 AM – 5:00PM

Gallery Open House & Holiday Refreshments!

Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main Street

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Open House Serving Hot Mulled Cider and Homemade Treats all day!

St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main Street

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Christmas Fair

Chatham Candy Manor, 484 Main Street

11:00 AM

Candy Cane Demonstration

First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main Street

8:30 a.m. till noon – or until sold out – whichever comes first!

Annual Cookie Express
On Saturday, December 10, the First Congregational Church of Chatham at 650 Main Street (at the Rotary) will hold its annual Cookie Express. Doors open promptly at 8:30 a.m. and sales will continue till noon or until the cookies are sold out…whichever comes first! This long-standing community tradition includes a wide variety of beautiful holiday cookies baked by members of the church. Visit www.chathamcongregational.org for more information!

Atwood House Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Road

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Please join us at the Atwood House Museum as we warm up the holidays with our annual Hearthwarming event.  Enjoy the fabulous model train fest designed by Ryder Martin.  Visit and take pictures with jolly Santa in an old fashioned sleigh.  Tour the Old Atwood House along with a crackling fire by the kitchen hearth.  Explore the other galleries and plan on shopping for those unique holiday gifts in the Museum Gift Shop.
Suggested Donation: $5.00 per adult, members free

Gallery Antonia, 1291 Main Street

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Open House ~ www.galleryantonia.com,  508.469.4020 for more information or directions

Sunday, December 11th

 Story Time with Santa

Chatham Shark Center, 235 Orleans Road

10:30 AM ~ Ticked event.  Tickets available here.

This event is sponsored by the Chatham Merchants Association and the Chatham Shark Center.

Ducks in the Window, 507 Main Street
10:00 AM – 6:00PM
Christmas Raffle and Holiday Refreshments and Cookies

Struna Galleries, 458 Main Street

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

Gallery Open House & Holiday Refreshments!

Yankee Ingenuity, 525 Main Street 

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Free Raffle. Enter to win a framed photograph “Lighthouse Beach Tidal Pool” by award-winning photographer, Jon Vaughan.

Chatham Bars Inn Brunch with Santa 2016

The Chatham Bars Inn will be hosting a Brunch with Santa on Sunday November 27th at 11:30-2pm.  Chatham Bars Inn Brunch with Santa 2016

Brunch with Santa in the STARS Dining Room! Children under 12 eat free with a donation to the Giving Tree to Benefit Lower Cape Outreach Council. Santa will be making the rounds to all tables during each seating. Reservations required, please call 508-945-0096.

Adults $48 per person
Juniors $30 per person ages 5-12
Children $15 per person ages 3-4.

If you want to make this a weekend trip make reservations at the Chatham Bar Inn 

297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633

Alice in Wonderland Enchanted Wonderland at Chatham Bars Inn 2016

An Enchanted Wonderland featuring  Alice in Wonderland  will be held at Chatham Bars inn on weekends from November 26th to the December 10th

 Alice in Wonderland  Enchanted Wonderland at Chatham Bars Inn 2016
Families will delight in this years’ Enchanted Wonderland Performance, Join Alice as she makes a trip through a Winter Wonderland to the Mad Hatter’s Holiday Party. Caroling, Photo opportunities, Cookies, Cocoa and a special visit from Santa will make this event a treasured holiday memory. Recommended for children and juniors alike.
November 26th, 10:00am and 1:00pm
December 3rd, 10:00am
December 4th, 1:00pm
December 10th, 10:00am and 1:00pm