Dances in the park, bonsai in a brewery and new music festival

The New York company Cornfield Dance comes Rockport for a series of free and paid performances in mid-August. Cornfield Dance will host two public performances at Millbrook Meadow Park on August 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The dancers will be spread out over the 4 acres of the park and will host question-and-answer sessions after their performance. At 3 p.m. the following Saturday and Sunday, the company will bring Artistic Director Ellen Cornfield’s new choreography, “The Wasp in the Window,” to life on stage at the Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite St. Tickets are $34 $, $24 for students. For more information, visit

The PEG Center for Arts and Activism in Newburyport hosted “Earth Anthem: A Eulogy”, an art exhibition focusing on environmentalism. The exhibit is on view at 3 Harris St. Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. through September 17. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the PEG Center. For more information, visit

The public library of the Friends of the Abbot in marble head organize a book sale. The event will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Marblehead Farmers Market located at 217 Pleasant Street behind the college. Proceeds from book sales will be used to fund library services and programs. For more information, visit

New Gloucester and Rockport artists will open their studios to the public for the 2022 Cape Ann Artisans mini-tour. Visitors can take a self-guided trip along the coast, stopping to pick up – and take home – ceramics, paintings, jewelry, and more. The studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 13. Although there is no admission fee, those interested in purchasing art can take advantage of a sales tax holiday on items up to $2,500. Brochures and maps can be picked up at the Cape Ann Chamber, 24 Harbor Loop. For more information, visit

from Gloucester Cape Ann Museum has opened “Americans Flags”, a new exhibit by artist Tim Ferguson Sauder. The exhibition presents a collection of wooden flags, on which the stars and stripes have been marked by footsteps, tire pads and natural materials. The marks were collected at sites ranging from strawberry farms in Massachusetts to the southern border of the United States. “Americans Flags” operates Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through September 25 at the Janet & William Ellery James Center on the museum’s CAM Green, 13 Poplar St. Admission is free. For more information, visit

The Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill has a new exhibition, “Art and Inclusion,” on view until the end of the month. The exhibition – organized by the advocacy group Change the World of People with Disabilities, which won this year’s annual Curate Your Own Exhibit competition – features artwork made by children and young people with disabilities at the gallery at 240 Water St. of the museum. The reception will be held August 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will include light refreshments at the museum’s 240 Water St. Free entry. For more information, visit

stop from Waltham Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. on August 23 for a beer and bonsai night. Bonsai Bar instructors will teach guests everything from repotting to pruning, while providing the tools and materials needed to design their very own miniature tree. Stop by 411 Waverley Oaks Rd. from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and feel free to grab a local pint or just focus on your gardening during this all-ages event. Tickets are $75 and include a dwarf jade and a ceramic pot. For more information, visit

The Peabody Institute Library Danvers is hosting an inaugural dance party for all ages on August 18. Families and solo dancers are invited to stop by the library’s Gordon Room and let off steam from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The party closes the evening “Self Care Summer,” in which he encouraged patrons to treat each other with kindness as stressors like the COVID-19 pandemic rage on There is no admission fee and visitors are encouraged to wear what makes them most comfortable for this stress-free evening at 15 Sylvan St. For more information, visit

In Between Days, a new music festival in Quincy, takes place on Saturday 20 August. The Manchester Orchestra, Hippo Campus, Tennis and other independent darlings will take the stage at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 850 Hancock St. Between acts, feel free to grab a pint from local breweries Vitamin Sea and Widowmaker, spawn- you a way through retro arcade cabinets or browse a selection of vintage products. Tickets are $89 for general admission, $149 for VIP seating. For more information, visit

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