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Actors Studio of Newburyport

$2 Off Per Ticket, Money Refunded at Box Office Upon Presenting VIP Card or Newburyport App

Professional Quality Regional Theater

The Actors Studio of Newburyport is an exciting venue to enjoy performances and learn to act. Located in the Tannery in the heart of Newburyport, this regional theater features an exciting calendar of events throughout the year.

People enjoy this regional theater because it provides an intimate black box space. This allows patrons to feel very close to the action on stage. The productions at The Actors Studio of Newburyport offer professional quality theater at community theater prices. The creative and learning experiences at this regional theater are mostly geared towards adults. Audience members enjoy a great variety of programming throughout the year.

Have you ever thought about trying your hand at acting? The Actors Studio of Newburyport offers classes designed for people with any level of experience. A theater novice could be in a class with someone who has considerable experience. The philosophy of this regional theater is that all people bring different skills to the table and this allows everyone to learn from one another.

For tickets it is best to make advanced purchases. There is sometimes availability to purchase tickets at the door. For advance tickets and information visit www.newburyportacting.org or www.brownpapertickets.com.  Or, you can drop off a payment in the mailbox outside of The Actors Studio office.

The Newburyport VIP Discount is $2 off each ticket purchase. When you arrive at the theater and show your VIP Card or Mobile App at the box office you will receive a refund of $2 per ticket.

This regional theater is a true gem and hub of creativity on the North Shore. Check out The Actors Studio of Newburyport and enjoy your VIP Discount!

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The Actors Studio of Newburyport
50 water Street, Mill #1, Suite 5
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-465-1229

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Top-rated attractions, National Parks and historic tours are among the many things to do in Newburyport.

Joppa Flats Education Center

Explore Newburyport salt marshes, coastal waters and more at the Joppa Flats Education Center (JFEC) located near the entrance of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This 52-acre wildlife sanctuary includes not only outdoor grounds, but indoor observation areas, making JFEC a great educational experience all year round.

Gold Prospecting Adventures, Newburyport MA

Gold Prospecting Adventures in New England

Did you know that there was a gold rush in New England in the mid 1850’s? The Vermont Gold Mining Company was established in 1854 and they erected a crushing mill with crushers, stampers and washers, experimenting with how to separate the gold from the quartz matrix.

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Clipper City Rail Trail

Whether you live local to the Newburyport area or you are just coming for a visit, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The path runs from MBTA Commuter Rail Station over to the Merrrimack River and provides a picturesque spot to exercise or just enjoy a leisurely stroll.

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American Gold Prospecting Adventures

10% Off Gold Prospecting Classes & Adventures

Learn How to Find Gold & Gems in New England & Arizona

Looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors and find gold & gems? American Gold Prospecting Adventures offers hands-on gold prospecting and gem hunting classes and adventures on the rivers and streams of New England and the hills and deserts of Arizona.

  • Learn all about gold and gems, where they come from, and where to find them
  • Learn panning, sluicing and rock hounding techniques
  • All equipment included for use that day
  • Keep all the gold & gems you find!

Locations are in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Arizona. Here is a typical gold prospecting class in a nutshell:

  • We discuss the sources of gold, specifically the area we are in, and how it moves
  • How to choose a good spot to prospect, reading a river, and good digging techniques
  • Panning techniques, the most critical step in effective prospecting
  • Hands on panning instruction
  • Setting up and running a sluice and gold trap
  • And of course, finding some gold!

dsc_0642-300x198This is a great adventure for anyone 12 years old and up. We offer discounts for groups of 6 or more.  And you’ll receive a 10% discount off 3 or 6 hour classes or adventures if you use your Newburyport.com VIP card or App.

Register for a class today!

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Plum Island Light House, Newburyport MA

Plum Island Light House the Newburyport Harbor Light

The Plum Island Light House also know as the Plum Island Light or the Newburyport Harbor Light, has a very interesting history. It was first lit in 1788 with a lantern burning whale oil. And it was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the U.S..  It was needed to guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a historic 231-acre property in Newbury with events and activities for you and your family to enjoy. Much of the land at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is still under active agriculture! Visit the expansive open land and tour the farmhouse to see what life was like in Newbury in the 1690s!

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Clipper City Rail Trail

Whether you live local to the Newburyport area or you are just coming for a visit, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The path runs from MBTA Commuter Rail Station over to the Merrrimack River and provides a picturesque spot to exercise or just enjoy a leisurely stroll.

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Captain’s Fishing Parties

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Guided Fishing Trips & Chartered Boat Cruises

Experience Best of Newburyport guided fishing trips and chartered boat cruises. Captain’s Fishing Parties is the premier Newburyport boating company whether your looking to host a private event or join one of the public cruises. Captain’s Fishing Parties provides the prefect picturesque venue and top quality service.

If you have a passion for fishing, make sure to reserve a spot on one of the public guided fishing trips or rent a boat hourly for a private cruise.  Captain’s Fishing Parties hosts a very broad array of social events.  Boats are often reserved for weddings, birthday’s, anniversary’s, reunions and graduations and also keep in mind that boats can also be reserved for burials at the sea as well.

Do you feel the need to enjoy some fun out on the water?  Come join one of the public guided fishing trips or reserve tickets on a firework cruise.  Captain’s Fishing Parties also hosts sober sunset cruises on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for Alcoholics Anonymous members.

Captain’s Fishing Parties and Newburyport Whale Watch are third generation family run businesses started by Christos Charos, passed on to his son George and run today by Chris and Ryan Charos.

Whether you are local to the area or just visiting, we highly recommend a fishing excursion and a whale watch when you are looking for fun things to do.  Being out on the water with family and friends is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the greater Newburyport area.

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Captain’s Fishing Parties
10 82nd Street
Plum Island Point
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-3141
Info@CaptainsFishing.Com

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Walking Tours of Newburyport – Lively, Historic Tours & Tastings

Whether your visiting Newburyport or are looking for a great way to entertain guests, a historic walking tour hosted by Untapped History is a must! Experience Newburyport's top historic walking tour and "You'll Laugh, You'll Learn, You'll Drink!"

Plum Island Light House, Newburyport MA

Plum Island Light House the Newburyport Harbor Light

The Plum Island Light House also know as the Plum Island Light or the Newburyport Harbor Light, has a very interesting history. It was first lit in 1788 with a lantern burning whale oil. And it was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the U.S..  It was needed to guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

From the Plum Island beaches to the Maritime Forest, the Parker River Wildlife Refuge is a top quality bird watching destination. Parker River is a nationally recognized Wildlife Refuge for over 300 species or resident and migratory birds as well as a large variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

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Custom House Maritime Museum

50% Off Museum Admission & 10% off $25+ Gift Shop Purchase

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The Custom House:  A Historic Destination

Whether you live locally to the Greater Newburyport area or you’re just visiting, the Custom House Maritime Museum is a destination that you must visit.  Come experience  Newburyport’s Maritime history and tradition.

Newburyport is rich with history serving as the first major commercial port on the East Coast and the home of the US Coast Guard.  On August 4th, 2015 Newburyport will celebrate the 225th Anniversary of of the Coast Guard.

In addition to the beautiful museum, the Custom House also features many wonderful exhibits and hosts event night talks featuring experts on various historic topics.  If you are a history buff at heart, you will find tremendous value in becoming a member of the Custom House.

Present your Best of Newburyport VIP Card and receive half price Museum admission & 10% off gift shop purchases of $25 or more.

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Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-8681

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fall family farms, Macaroni Kid, Newburyport

It’s Fall! Family Farms Offer Bushels of Fun for All Ages

Each fall, family farms all over New England invite us to come celebrate the harvest, hosting festivals and events throughout the season. The trend toward recreation, education, and outreach among America’s working farms makes fall the ideal time to show kids what “farm to table” is all about. Fall on the family farm is a […]

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Maudslay State Park

Maudslay State Park features breathtaking 19th century gardens, carriage roads and walking trails, stunning fields and meadows as well as stone arch bridges and a flowering reflection pond.  If you appreciate history and the outdoors, a trip to Maudslay State Park is a must.  Enjoy miles of hiking and walking trails and join the equestrian group if you enjoy horse back riding.

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Clipper City Rail Trail

Whether you live local to the Newburyport area or you are just coming for a visit, the Clipper City Rail Trail is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. The path runs from MBTA Commuter Rail Station over to the Merrrimack River and provides a picturesque spot to exercise or just enjoy a leisurely stroll.

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Plum Island Kayak

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Explore the Waters with Plum Island Kayak

Kayak the Greater Newburyport waters with Plum Island Kayak. Whether you take a guided tour or go off on your own, they are the one stop shop for safe and efficient water sporting rentals. With your choice of kayaks or stand up paddle boards and their wide range of tour options, there is something for the whole family.

There are over six tour options for kayaking excursions. Excursions go out typically in the mornings but there is one very popular excursion called the Full Moon Paddle, where you can watch the moonrise. You can also experience their Seal Paddle, where you will paddle out to destinations where seals are often caught swimming around and catching some rays. Not only are the seals typically abundant but birds and other wildlife are usually seen as well.

If you are looking for an excursion truly exceptional, check out the Isles of Shoals tour. This isn’t just your typical paddle tour, you’ll spend an entire day enjoying nature, wildlife, a barbeque and ice cream! The day starts early leaving Newburyport around 8:30 am on the cabin cruiser Erica Lee ll and you won’t be back till 4:30 pm. Perfect for big groups. There is also Kids Weeks for the youngsters who love to kayak or have an interest in learning.

Plum Island Kayak also sells gently used and affordable water sporting equipment. Be sure to check out their website for more in depth detail on their tours, rentals and all that they have to offer!

By Laura Ouellette – Newburyport.Com Correspondent

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Plum Island Kayak
92 Merrimac Street, Unit 101B
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-5510
info@plumislandkayak.com

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Newburyport Whale Watch

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Best of Newburyport Whale Watch Tours

Leave Newburyport Harbor and head out to the Atlantic Ocean to see Humpbacks, Minkes, Finbacks and other marine life along the New England Coast. Newburyport Whale Watch naturalists will guide the 4-hour tour out to Jeffries Ledge or wherever the whales are playing.

The Captain Lady III is a 160 foot boat with cruising speeds of 20 knots. The ship accommodates 100+ guests, and offers restrooms, a climate controlled cabin, flat screen satellite TVs and a Galley with snacks and lunches. You may also bring food with you, but Coast Guard regulations prohibit bringing your own alcohol aboard. The Galley however does offer wine and beer.

In addition to Newburyport Whale Watch tours, there are several cruises available for fishing parties or watching the sunset. Definitely something different for those hot New England summer days and nights, and perfect for corporate parties, weddings or a little romance under the stars. Select tours even scope out various summer fireworks on Salisbury Beach and during Yankee Homecoming.

Trips aboard the Captain Lady III are also ideal for bird watching. These Birding Trips run out to the Shoals and surrounding areas where bird life is active. A naturalist from the Audubon Society at Joppa Flats will guide the way, introducing you to shore and seabirds of the Atlantic Coast. It’s a great education experience for guests of all ages.

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Newburyport Whale Watch
54 Merrimac Street
Boardwalk
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 499-0832

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