Next General Meeting: Wednesday February 21st 7pm at Starboard Galley
Celebrate Seaport Pride
July 28 -August 5th
Welcome to Yankee Homecoming 2018! I am honored to serve as the General Chairperson for this year’s festival. My ties to Newburyport go back to 1990 when I first moved to this beautiful city. I have worked and lived here for many years and I am proud to have raised my family in this community. Through the years we have enjoyed all that Newburyport has to offer – boating on the Merrimack River, the beautiful beaches of Plum Island, local parks, shops, restaurants and everything in between. Without a doubt, the highlight of every summer has been Yankee Homecoming. Today, my children are grown and we often reflect on the many wonderful summer days and nights spent enjoying this city during Yankee Homecoming week.
The theme for this year’s Yankee Homecoming is “Celebrate Seaport Pride”. It is my hope to encompass the rich maritime history, charm and recreational offerings of this beautiful port city, while shining a light on the community pride and commitment so many Newburyport residents share. I look forward to bringing both “old and new” together so that residents, our neighboring towns and visitors alike will feel the same sense of community I cherish, and help Yankee Homecoming grow in the years to come.
From July 28th through August 5th there are numerous activities organized for all to enjoy. Friends and families will gather for the Waterfront Concerts nightly along the Merrimack River, Family Day at Maudslay Park, Olde Fashioned Sunday, Kayak & Paddle Board Race, Brewfest Fundraiser, Art and Craft Shows, Kid’s Talent Show, and of course Fireworks and the legendary Parade. Special events celebrating Newburyport’s history have grown to include guided walks of the old burying grounds, tours of historic homes and explorations of the city’s maritime heritage, celebrating the distinction of being named the birthplace of the United States Coast Guard.
These events can only happen with the participation and support of the many volunteers who give their time to help create this incredible celebration each July. Every aspect of Yankee Homecoming is planned and facilitated by volunteers. I have had the privilege of working with so many talented and energetic volunteers over the past several years. This year I am excited to welcome new faces to the family we call Yankee Homecoming.
Please join us for a spectacular Yankee Homecoming week as we Celebrate Seaport Pride!
Maureen A. Ryan
Yankee Homecoming General Chair
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