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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

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All Ages

Thanksgiving on the Farm -- Pittsfield MA

Nov 27, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA

Spend a day at Hancock Shaker Village and enjoy watching farm skills like woodworking and blacksmithing demos, Shaker talks, a Turkey Walk & Talk (registration required), hikes , and children’s activities. A foraging workshop on Saturday will be open for a fee. Most activities included with admission.

Children & Families

Pumpkin Patch Trolley 2020 -- East Windsor CT

Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 8 North Road, East Windsor, CT

During the family adventure, people ride a trolley car through the fall forest to the pumpkin patch field and each person can pick out a pumpkin and stickers for decoration. Art and craft tables will be open. The visitor center will be decorated for Halloween. The Fire Truck Museum will be open and included in museum admission.

The Great Pumpkin Chuck and Family Hike

Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020 Chestnut Hill Farm Southborough, MA

During this event you’ll go on easy, guided family hike around the farm trails. Before or after your hike, gather at the farm’s trebuchet (catapult), to watch the farm’s staff launch your old pumpkins! There also will be a campfire, pumpkin bowling and a fun craft for children, hot cocoa and cider, s’mores kits, and popcorn for sale! Registration closes two days prior to the event. Email chestnuthillfarm@thetrustees.org or call 508-658-3112 to find out if there is space remaining.

Christmas Holidays

North Shore Holiday Light Show -- Haverhill MA

Nov 19, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020 Crescent Farms, 1058 Boston Road, Haverhill, MA

The North Holiday Light Show is composed of dozens of larger-than-life holiday themed displays that visitors may see during a drive-though of a one-mile route through Crescent Farms. The show is open evenings beginning at 5 p.m. on select dates November 19 to December 30. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Any tickets purchased online are valid for a single admission, on any day the show is open. Email: info@northshorelightshow.com

Gardens Aglow 2020 at Heritage Museums – Sandwich MA

Nov 27, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA

 gardens aglow in sandwich ma Heritage Museums & Gardens continues its holiday celebration of lights – all outdoors this year. Come enjoy light displays throughout the gardens and activities throughout the grounds like fire pits, marshmallow roasting, a reindeer scavenger hunt, a model train display, treats and hot drinks, visits with Santa Claus, games, and holiday music at the Parade Field. The gift shop will be open. Dates: November 27-29; December 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 22-23, and 26-27. Restrooms will be open. Visitors must purchase tickets in advance and print them at home or present the e-ticket on a mobile device. Tickets are for specific time slots and attendance is limited.

Winterlights 2020 at Naumkeag -- Stockbridge MA

Nov 27, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

 winter lights naumkeag This beautiful garden glimmers with artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a fun and safe outdoor foot tour through the lighted gardens. Refreshments available. This event will sell out fast. Tickets are on sale today and trust us, you’ll want to buy your tickets now.

ZooLights 2020 at Franklin Park zoo -- Boston MA

Nov 27, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

zoolights 2020 ZooLights is a one-way stroll through the the 26 acres of Stone Zoo, along tree-lined paths lit by twinkling lights. Visitors will walk through Yukon Creek, illuminated by thousands of lights, and see black bears, a bald eagle, Canada lynx, arctic foxes, and reindeer. Several large lantern displays will also be set up around the Zoo. Buy tickets in advance and online for a designated day and time

Dance

Northern Ballet: "Dracula" HD Video Rebroadcast

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Bank of New Hampshire stage, 16 South Main Street. Concord, NH

With darkly gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet’s resurrection of Bram Stoker’s classic horror story is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theater.

Festivals

Harvest at Billings Farm – Woodstock VT

Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT

Harvest-themed activities, demonstrations, and crafts will be happening every Saturday and Sunday. Topics include drying herbs, and preserving apples, pumpkins, and squashes; watching traditional methods of cider pressing, hand threshing of grain, and corn husking; finding the hidden pumpkins in a scavenger hunt; taking a story walk around the pastures; doing family-friendly activities and crafts include pumpkin bowling, leaf rubbings, and make your own seed packet. Face coverings must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 everywhere onsite, including outdoors.

Fireworks

Illuminate Thanksgiving 2020 Televised Special

Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 25, 2020 NBC 10 Boston Plymouth, MA

Illuminate Thanksgiving 2020 will be held as a televised special on NBC 10 Boston. The first half of the broadcast will tell the story of Plymouth 400. The second half of the program will focus on the Illuminate virtual event and the One Small Candle Award.

Food, Wine, Beer

Newport Restaurant Week 2020

Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 Participating restaurants Newport, RI

Newport Restaurant Week joins the forces of 50 participating restaurants that offer two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50. See the Restaurant Week website for list of participating restaurants.

New England Harvest Feast 2020 at Plimouth Plantation -- Plymouth MA

Nov 21, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020 Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA

An evening of entertainment and hospitality awaits you as you sit down to a 17th-century meal. Your modern host will guide you through your meal. Visitors from the past and experts from today will answer your questions about England and Plymouth old and new. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs. Bill of fare includes cider, cheate bread and butter, sallet, mussels seeth'd in parsley and beer, sauc'd turkey, cabbage and leeks pottage, sweet corn pudding, a chine of roast'd pork, fricassee of fish, cheesecake, Holland cheese and fruit. Dates: November 21, 22, 25, 27.

Gardens

Succulent Potting Party – Charlestown MA

Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020 The Anchor Boston, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA

Customize and decorate your own potted succulent at The Anchor. Everyone will receive an individual art kit to decorate their potted succulent to take home. Space is limited, masks/face coverings and pre-registration required. Reserve your spot by by emailing anchor@theanthemgroup.com.

Halloween

Barrett's Haunted Mansion Screens and Screams Drive-In Movies – Abington MA

Sep 18, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Barrett's Haunted Mansion, 1235 Bedford Street (Route 18), Abington, MA

Barrett’s will host a drive-in experience consisting to a double feature of horror movies from old-school classics to modern terrors. The whole area will be decorated outside and characters will be roaming around, scaring you inside your car. All social distancing will be followed.
Please use the North entrance to the parking lot from route 18. Vehicles will be checked in behind the Ale House, to the right of the Haunted Mansion. Signage and staff will be there to direct you. See movie schedule on the website.

Pumpkintown U.S.A. - "The Ride Must Go On! -- East Hampton CT

Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 93 East Hight Street, East Hampton, CT

On this scenic 1-mile drive through picturesque autumnal landscapes, view more than 30 Pumpkinhead people and their annual companions at home in their woodland dwellings. Reserve online. Held daily, weather permitting.
Download Trail Games before you your ride The kids will have fun with this count-and-seek activity.

Haunted Boat Rides – Providence RI

Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020 Depart from the Providence Marina, 15 Bridge Street, Providence, RI

Captain Peter and guides from the Providence Ghost Tours will tell you all about some of Providence’s longest-lingering and most ghostly residents as you cruise throughout the downtown waterways. Learn about local literary giants and ordinary folk and the reasons why their restless souls still move amongst us. Offered on select Wednesdays and Sundays only. All tours are by reservation, please reserve seats prior to your arrival. Boat trip lasts one hour. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Capacity limited to allow social distancing.

Swamp Scare Boat Ride on the Blackstone River -- RI

Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Central Falls Landing, 1420 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI

The attraction is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed, 20-minute boat ride telling the story of the Blackstone River Swamp Monster. A series of scares and spooky moments will chill the boat visitors as they motor through the murky swamps of the Blackstone River. Costumes are highly encouraged. Nose and mouth face masks are required for entry. Strobe lights and fog machines will be used during this production. Buy tickets.

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Zoo – Providence RI

Oct 1, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

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From your car, enjoy the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins on a slow drive tour through the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Tickets are via online only for a specific timed entry. The Zoo strongly recommends arriving 15 minutes before your admission time slot.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. No refunds or rescheduling. Admission is per car, not per person. Buy tickets.

Tales & Tombstones Trolley Tour -- Salem MA

Oct 2, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Depart from 8 Central Street Salem, MA

Visit scenes of murders and executions; thrill to ghost stories, learn about Salem’s haunted hotels and restaurants, of long forgotten underground passageways, ancient curses, and legends of ghost ships and haunted islands. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tour departs from our office. Reservations required. Tickets are be available online at SalemTrolley.com Tour schedule.

“Horror of Abbadia Mare” at Hammond Castle Museum -- Gloucester MA

Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA

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Halloween season Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of “The Horror of Abbadia Mare,” an adaptation of five H.P. Lovecraft stories set within the Castle. The adaptations include Lovecraft’s “Dunwich Horror,” “Dreams in the Witch House,” “The Hound,” “The Color Out of Space,” and “From Beyond.” Set in the fall of 1929, Hammond falls prey to his family curse. As guests move through the Castle they come upon various members of the Hammond household and are drawn into a story of frantic and tragic happenings within the Castle’s walls. Advance, online ticket purchase is required. Dates: October 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Ride The Darkside Electric Railway -- East Windsor CT

Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

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When the Hartford and Springfield Street Railway was planning its branch line from East Windsor to Rockville, the gravestones – but not the bodies – of a small cemetery were moved. Hear the story the story while riding on the Darkside Electric Railway. Prepare for unexpected and spooky surprises along the way. Recommended only for people age 16 and older. Dates: October 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30.

The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show – Stockbridge MA

Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA

The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show is back with 1,500 jack o lanterns in the gardens. Come enjoy the jacks, mums, pumpkins and gourds. Advanced, online purchase of timed tickets is required (one ticket per person). Tickets will not be sold on site. Ticket time represents your arrival window. Hot cider and fall treats will be available for sale.

Frightful Fridays at Gore Place -- Waltham MA

Oct 14, 2020 - Nov 14, 2020 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

Enjoy spooky stories, but nothing too scary! The 45-minute program, which features five stories, occurs twice per evening. The evening takes place under the Century Tent. Tables and chairs will be provided. The site is wheelchair-accessible, and indoor restrooms will be available. Masks required. The tent is open on all sides and is not heated. Please dress for the weather. You must order your tickets in advance. This program is for adults and children, ages 6 and older. Please, no younger children. Dates: October 16, 23 and 30

Phantoms and Fire Outdoor Exploration – Sturbridge MA

Oct 21, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road` Sturbridge, MA

phantoms and fire Explore Old Sturbridge Village at night and brace you nerves for bats and bonfires, ghosts and cauldrons, and even a headless horseman. This is a family event. Buy tickets.

Halloween Weekend Paranormal Investigation --Mystic CT

Oct 24, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Whitehall Burial Ground, Hendel Drive, Mystic, CT

Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours hosts a paranormal investigation of the Whitehall Burial Ground. Guests will use real ghost hunting and paranormal equipment as they set forth on a quest to interact with those who walked Mystic's past. Seaside Shadows will communicate with the resident spirits during a walk through Mystic's past.

Boo Meadow Brook Kids Adventure -- Worcester MA

Oct 28, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020 Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Road Worcester, MA

This outdoor presentation brings old favorites and new characters in a series of entertaining skits about New England wildlife. Dress in costume to get into the spirit of the evening. Registration is required. Admission is limited. Family groups will sit socially distanced from others and face coverings (masks) are required. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

HallowEEK! at the Boston Children's Museum -- Boston MA

Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA

The Boston Children's Museum hosts a week of frightfully safe fun: several days of special Halloween activities for kids. Have fun as you explore and trick-or-treat throughout the museum. Watch for candy slides and other fun treat extenders. (Families should expect limited admissions, mask requirements, and physical distancing.)
Haunted Exhibit. October 28 - November 1. Whoops! Some dinosaurs have gotten loose and are causing problems. Who is adventurous enough to face up to Pickles and other dinosaur rascals? Recommended for children ages 3 and older; this is spooky but not scary.
Halloween SPOOKtacular. October 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (This is a ticketed event.) Each child will receive a Scare Package of treats, activities, and a trick-or-treating bag. $25 per person.
Buy tickets.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt at The Breakers -- Newport RI

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI

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Families are invited to come in costume, walk through The Breakers, look for Halloween-themed items and receive treats from costumed hosts. There will be some spooky sights among the gilded rooms, just for fun. There will be two timed entries, at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adult and children are encouraged to wear costumes. Face coverings are required for persons older than 2, even if the costume includes a mask.

Downtown Trick or Treat 2020 -- Newburyport MA

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Downtown Newburyport, Tannery Marketplace, Market Square Newburyport, MA

Stop by at the shops of downtown merchants in costume for a trick or a treat! This event is intended for small children accompanied by an adult.

Northern Ballet: "Dracula" on HD Video -- concord NH

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Bank of New Hampshire Stage, 16 South Main Street. Concord, NH

With darkly gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet’s resurrection of Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre. This is a HD Video Rebroadcast

David Raby Presents Walking Among the Shadows -- Lenox MA

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA

Join paranormal investigator and author David Raby when he presents Walking Amongst the Shadows as part of Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum Friday Morning Diversion series. This program will be online via Zoom and in person at the mansion.
Raby will tell some of his favorite experiences from investigating Ventfort Hall and other historic locations. The talk will also feature just some of the many audio clips he has captured throughout the years. The talk will encompass haunted mansions, Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields, prisons, asylums, and hotels. Masks are required and seating will observe social distancing. For reservations call 413-637-3206.

Lighting of the Pumpkins - York Village, ME

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Old Burying Ground in York Village York Village, ME

Old York will once again line the walls of the of the Old Burying Ground in York with jack-o'-lanterns. This will be a drive-by event. Carved pumpkins may be dropped off at the Old York Museum Center parking lot at 3 Lindsay Road between noon and 3 p.m. on October 30. After 8 p.m., carved pumpkins may be picked up by their makers. For more information, contact Janice Plourde: programs@oldyork.org or 363-4974.

Halloween Full Moon Hike at Worlds End

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 World’s End, Martin's Lane Hingham, MA

Come in costume to hike the trails of World’s End at night and celebrate Halloween. Watch for the opportunity to see deer, red fox, raccoons, barred owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Halloween Eve Sunset Prowl & Lighthouse Tour -- Chappaquiddick Island MA

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Dike Road Chappaquiddick Island, MA

Join this adventure to the Cape Poge Light. The group will prowl for fall wildlife and hear tales of lightkeepers past; dress warmly! Meet at Mytoi Gatehouse by 5 p.m.

Pumpkin Palooza at Wellfleet Hall -- Wellfleet MA

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA

Join Wellfleet Preservation Hall for Pumpkin Palooza, outside in the back yard behind the Hall. Carve your best pumpkin, then bring it to the Hall by 4 p.m. October 30. Then come back on Saturday in costume and enjoy the display! Social distancing and COVID safety guidelines will be present.

Naturally Wild Halloween – Holderness NH

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Route 113 Holderness, NH

This is a day filled with pop-up animal encounters along the trail. Meet river otters, coyote, bears, and eat some tasty pumpkin treats. Come in costume and take some Halloween treats home. this event is for all ages. Advanced registration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted.

“I Have Had A Most Rare Vision” – Lenox MA

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Shakespeare and Company's Wooden O Theatre Lenox, MA

 i have had a most rare vision Enjoy Halloween outdoors as our artists perform Shakespeare’s scenes of ghosts and the supernatural! Play selections include "Macbeth," "Hamlet," "Julius Caesar," and "Richard III." Rain date is Sunday, November 1.
Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased before 11 a.m. on October 31. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to follow a COVID-19 Code of Courtesy.

Halloween on the Green at Pump House Music -- Wakefield RI

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI

Come Celebrate Halloween in a Covid-safe environment with the Pump House Music Works and its biggest bands of the year: Jabbawaukee, Slurp, The Cosmic Factory, Guess Method & Phil Adams Group! Also dress for a costume contest, with prizes.

Halloween at Hancock Shaker Village -- Hancock MA

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA

Hancock Shaker Village will host two events on Halloween, one for kids and the other for adults, For kids, a day of spooky fun with a costume contest , ghost stories, a scavenger hunt, and treats. Buildings in the village will be open, and visitors are welcome to visit the farm animals and walk the Farm & Forest Trail. All activities are included with admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
From 6-8:30 p.m., Trick for Treat invites grown-ups adults to dress in costume and visit various stations throughout the Village to try a “trick” or simple contest. A food truck, fire pit, and music make this a great date night. Tickets are $30 (includes 2 drink vouchers). To reserve, call 413-443-0188.

Halloween Spooktacular -- East Greenwich RI

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

This celebration will be hosted by a spooky emcee, and will include a screening of "Toy Story of Terror," costumed characters, live-action performances, story telling, and a costume showcase. Covid safety protocols will include face masks and social distancing. Refunds for advance purchase tickets will not be available (unless show is canceled or rescheduled).

Haunted Booozy Boat Ride -- Providence RI

Oct 31, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 Depart from the Providence Marina, 15 Bridge Street, Providence, RI

Experts on the spirit world from Providence Ghost Tours will describe the lives (and deaths) of Providence’s ghostly residents as you cruise throughout the downtown rivers. The tour is 75 minutes long and unlimited complimentary wine and prosecco will be served. For guests age 21 and older. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Space is limited and reservations are required. Capacity will be limited to allow social distancing.

Historic

Interpretive Tour of the Historic Neighborhood of Strawbery Banke -- Portsmouth NH

Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

This tour presents four outdoor sites that demonstrate the resiliency of the historic waterfront neighborhood. Tour groups of 10 or fewer people meet costumed role players across the museum grounds and learn about the history of the site from the 1600s through historic preservation efforts in 1958 that created the museum. Buildings will be close and the tour will focus on exteriors and the landscapes and gardens.
Tours examine The Sherburne House Garden (1695); the Rider-Wood House (1830); the Shapiro House (1919); Abbott Store & Victory Garden (1943).

Folsom Tavern & Grounds Tour

Sep 17, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020 American Independence Museum, 164 Water Street, Exeter, NH

Docent-led grounds tour teach the rich history of Folsom Tavern and the triangle of land that makes up American Independence Museum. After the 30 minute grounds tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a self-led tour inside the Tavern. Advance reservations and masks required.

Museums

Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea at Mystic Seaport -- Mystic CT

Sep 18, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Mallory Building, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue. Mystic, CT

Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea explores the art that emerged out of the world of sailors and the souvenirs they created about their travels. Each artifact has its own story, in carving scrimshaw, drawing in journals, sewing intricate embroidery, and creating intricate knot-work.

“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” at Peabody Essex Museum – Salem MA

Sep 26, 2020 - Apr 4, 2021 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA

salem witch trials at pem The Salem witch trials created a community hysteria and led to the deaths of 25 people between June 1692 and March 1693. At this exhibition, “The Salem Witch Trials 1692,” visitors may see original witch trial documents from the Peabody Essex Museum collection and learn the story of the real event told through the voices of people who drove the hysteria and suffered from it.
A sister exhibit, “Salem Stories,” presents 26 vignettes about 100 works, from natural history specimens to cultural ephemera, to tell the history of Salem. Included in the exhibition is the death warrant for the execution of Bridget Bishop.

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom Exhibit – Stockbridge MA

Oct 17, 2020 - Jan 17, 2021 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road / Route 183, Stockbridge, MA

Returning to Stockbridge following a six-city tour, the exhibit “Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom”examines Rockwell’s famous "Four Freedoms" series of paintings, evoked by the State of the Nation address by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, along with more than forty other Rockwell artworks. Also on display are paintings, drawings, photography, and writings of artists working across the decades for the cause of freedom,

Music

Brothers All Band -- East Greenwich RI

Oct 30, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

The Brothers All Band is dedicated to keeping the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their unique vibe alive. You can expect to hear Allman Brothers classics. Refunds for advance purchase tickets will not be available (unless show is canceled or rescheduled).

Mica’s Groove Train -- Concord NH

Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 4, 2020 Bank of New Hampshire stage, 16 South Main Street. Concord, NH

Mica’s Groove Train was nominated Best Soul/R&B Act in New England last year. this ensemble has a tight and funky rhythm section combined with guitar virtuosity.

An Evening with Tom Rush -- East Greenwich RI

Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

Tom Rush helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90. Rush does what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly Patrons are required to wear face masks at the Odeum.

Music Outdoors

The Suitcase Junker at Hale Farm -- Beverly MA

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Hale Farm, 39 Hale Street in downtown Beverly, MA

This is the final concert in the Porch Sessions series at Hale Fam. Tickets to the public go on sale October 15.

Outdoor Activities

Illuminated Swan Boat Rides at Roger Williams Park -- Providence RI

Oct 1, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 Polo Lake (next to the zoo) at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Take a magical nighttime paddle and navigate a series of illuminated tunnels throughout Roger Williams Park’s ponds. Hot apple cider and hot chocolate are available to enjoy on your ride.

Fall Fun and Socializing at The Anchor – Charlestown MA

Oct 15, 2020 - Nov 3, 2020 The Anchor, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA

The Anchor has converted its various spaces into fall and Halloween scenes, including an urban Pumpkin Patch, with 400 pumpkins on display. Starting October 17, guests can also these settings: The Anchor’s State Fair, Spooky Shipyard, Haunted Mezzanine, Grave'l Yard, Apple Orchard and Haunted Swamp. Guests can be outside and socialize with plenty of distance. Seasonal programs will serve all ages.
October 17-18 brings Live Pumpkin Carving, Live Mural Painting Demo. Other programs are Pumpkin Painting, Dia de los Muertos Paint Parties, Apple Fest and Socially Distant Trick or Treating. Calendar of events.

The Return of the Pumpkin People -- Sunapee NH

Oct 22, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020 drive route; see map link Sunapee, NH

The Pumpkin People return to the Lake Sunapee region. Plan a self-guided drive from one location to the next to see pumpkin characters among fall decorations at dozens of local businesses and properties. Judging will take place on October 26. Pumpkin People drive route map

Spooky Views Halloween Stargazing at Frosty Drew Observatory -- Charlestown RI

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Frosty Drew Observatory , 62 Park Lane, Ninigret Park Charlestown, RI

spooky at frosty drew Frosty Drew astronomers will present views of the near full moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and more. The Sky Theatre will be hosting activities. The observatory and sky theatre will open at 6:30 p.m. The Observatory will be in full out Halloween mode with frightful sights, spooky sounds, and candy. Tickets can be acquired online only. A link to acquire tickets will be posted on Frosty Drew event page on the day before the event, if weather is acceptable for viewing.

CiderDays Cider Trail --

Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020 parricipating orchards and cider houses central and western Massachusetts, MA

The 2020 CiderDays Cider Trail is an occasion to travel individually, by your private car, to orchards and cideries from West Brookfield to North Adams. Visit these 16 stops for tastings and purchases. See map and list of participating cideries at link.

Paranormal

Ghost Hunt, A Spirited Evening at Ventfort Hall -- Lenox MA

Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020 Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA

Paranormal investigator David Raby leads a ghost hunt through Ventfort Hall. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Reservations required and space is extremely limited. For reservations call 413-637-3206.