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First Fridays Concert Series at Cape Cod Beer
November 4, Friday, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5  2017, Hyannis
Cape Cod Beer presents the “First Fridays Concert Series!”
Live music at the brewery on the first Friday of every month from 5PM-7PM. Free admission. Cash bar.

Boston Wine Festival
January 13 – March 2017, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston
Longest running wine festival in the United States featuring intimate winemaker hosted dinners, seminars and receptions.

Great Point Photography Workshops
April 2017, Great Point, Nantucket
Beginning in April 2017, we will be working with The Trustees to offer half and full-day photography workshops at Great Point. Learn about this preserved 16-mile stretch of land, including the history of Great Point and the wildlife that inhabits this area while improving your photography skills and capturing images of a more remote part of the island.  All levels of photographers are welcome and workshops will vary based on experience. We will cover everything from ISO to white balance, discuss the basics of composition and even delve into more technical aspects of photography such as long exposure. The shoulder season is an excellent time to explore this part of the island and space will be limited, so please be sure to sign up in advance.

Fireplace Feast
November-April 2017, Various Dates, Salem Cross Inn-West Brookfield
Join a special dining event as the Innkeepers at the Salem Cross Inn announce their series of 1700’s style feasts, prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Relax by the fire or lend a hand as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in our cast iron cauldron. See your prime rib, roasted ‘to a turn,’ as the only known authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire of wild cherry logs. Beware the brimming bowl of freshly whipped cream – the perfect complement to New England favorite apple pie.

JFK Centennial Commemorative Concert (celebrating JFK’s Centennial birthday)
Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 5-7pm, Barnstable Performing Arts Center, West Main Street, Hyannis
This celebration will reflect on President John. F. Kennedy’s impact on the nation, his tie to Cape Cod, and his unfulfilled promises for the future. A special concert commemorating the centennial birthday of John F. Kennedy featuring the Cape Symphony in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Museum Foundation in Hyannis. The concert is hosted by Jung-Ho Pak with guests including members of the Kennedy family, government leaders and distinguished artists. This celebration will be a moving and broad reflection on the legacy of President Kennedy accompanied by beautiful music, personal accounts, as well as historic videos and images. Cod.

Celebration of Thoreau’s 200th Birthday
May 2017-January 2018, Concord Museum/Thoreau Society, Concord
The 200th birthday of Concord’s native son, Henry David Thoreau, happens on July 17, 2017, and the Concord Museum is joining forces with the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City to honor the occasion. A planned joint exhibition will include the Concord Museum’s collection of Thoreau objects, which is the largest in the world, along with Thoreau’s manuscript journal, which is part of the Morgan Library and Museum’s collection. The dates are tentative, and include the exhibition opening at the Morgan from May 19 to Aug. 27, 2017, and then coming to the Concord Museum from Sept. 29 to Jan. 21, 2018. The exhibit will included approximately 250 artifacts, including furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, books, photographs, manuscripts and textiles as well as Thoreau’s principal manuscript journal, including the wooden box in which he stored many volumes. It also includes personal letters, manuscripts and related printed books.

Boston Calling Music Festival
May 26 – 28th, Harvard Stadium, Cambridge
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring performances from some of the biggest names in music, comedy, film, and art. It began in 2013 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, and after seven successful and critically acclaimed installations, the festival is moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston in order to expand programming. It will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. The festival is primarily an indie and pop rock festival; past performers have included Jack Johnson, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Pixies, Alabama Shakes, and Ben Harper. This spring TOOL, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, The XX, and Solange will headline.

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival
June 23rd- 25th, 2017, Mass MoCA, Adams
Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival returns to MASS MoCA on June 23-25, 2017. Spanning three days and four stages, Solid Sound includes music by Wilco and its members’ side projects, as well as many other soon-to-be-announced musical performers. It also features a full comedy lineup programmed by festival alum John Hodgman, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping, naturalist activities, and more. Set on the 16-acre campus of one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world, just a month after the museum doubles in size with a 120,000 square foot expansion, and with the verdant Mohawk Trail Region &The Berkshires of western New England as the backdrop.

The 200th Annual Three County Fair
September 1-4, 2017 at the Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton
The Three County Fair is the oldest consecutively run agricultural fair in the country and it turns 200 in 2017.