Yankee Homecoming 2014: Volunteer - YOU Make the Difference

2013 Battle of The Bands

2013 Battle of The Bands

The 4th Annual Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands Competition – FRIDAY, JULY 25








Michael Volpone, Yankee Homecoming 2014 General Chair

Michael Volpone, Yankee Homecoming 2014 General Chair


Welcome everyone to a new year of Yankee Homecoming.

As someone who was born, raised, and spent most of his life living in the Newburyport area, I am excited and truly honored to have been selected by the Board of Directors as the General Chairperson for the 57th edition of this remarkable tradition. I have incredible memories of Yankee Homecoming growing up, but never could I have imagined following in the footsteps of the people before me, who have dedicated and volunteered their time making Yankee Homecoming what it is today.

Our theme this year is: VOLUNTEER – YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

A volunteer is someone who, without compensation, provides a service to an individual or organization. Yankee Homecoming has been very fortunate to have had several thousand dedicated and gifted volunteers over the past 56 years. I know this year we will continue this custom and encourage new people to join us in creating a team that brings innovative ideas, talents and energy to YHC ’14.

When you volunteer or join any of the many amazing civic/community organizations/charities, such as Yankee Homecoming, your unique skills, talents and your influence can reinforce the foundation of that group. Your involvement will help build and maintain the organization’s ability to attain their goals while having a good time. By volunteering, you will play a key role in building and enhancing the community in which we live. New people bring new ideas and new changes.

We at Yankee Homecoming want to cultivate a positive, productive and fun atmosphere in which to volunteer. General meetings are kept to approximately one hour and have a social atmosphere. Event Chairpersons are encouraged to do the same as they conduct their meetings. The monthly general meetings are a place to meet new people, while supporting and helping the Yankee Homecoming organization to succeed.

You might be thinking, “When do I have time to volunteer?” Well, if you believe in the mission of that group, you will discover that you will make time to be part of it. The majority of our “seasoned volunteers”also have full-time jobs and families, yet they find fulfillment in also volunteering for many of the other worthwhile organizations in the Newburyport area. By bringing your spouse, children or a friend along, you foster community service to others as well as adding to the tradition which is Yankee Homecoming. This family oriented organization is a great way to spend fruitful, quality time together, while making a difference and giving back to your community. This is how many of our volunteers began with Yankee Homecoming, making lasting friendships. You can lead or assist in a wide variety of activities. You can give as much or as little time that you can afford. Give it a try!

With Yankee Homecoming you can VOLUNTEER – YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Michael A. Volpone
2014 Newburyport Yankee Homecoming
General Chairman

Featured Events

Fishing Tournament

9th Annual Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:00am to 3:00pm at Ring’s Island Marina, Salisbury, MA Sponsored by The Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank All proceeds to benefit the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Fireworks Display CASH PRIZES will be awarded for the two longest Striper caught from land, dock or a boat atMore…

Waterfront Concerts

What could be better than grabbing some take out at one of the many wonderful restaurants downtown then setting up a lawn chair or blanket by the picturesque waterfront to listen to some world class music from regional stars.More…

Heritage Tours

Click a day to jump to that section. Saturday, July 26 Joppa Day9 am to 4 pm People’s Methodist Church, Purchase Street Visit and learn about the history of Joppa through artifacts, decoys, sneak floats, photographs, postcards and paintings. Enjoy a bowl of fish or clam chowder while hearing about stories of growing up inMore…

Downtown Entertainment

Downtown Entertainment provides a non-paying performing opportunity where a performer will have an opportunity to showcase their talent to the massive audience that attends Yankee Homecoming daily. YHC estimates that roughly anywhere from 6-8,000 people are attending Yankee Homecoming at any given moment throughout the day during the week long festival. Yankee Homecoming seeks outMore…

Family Day at Maudslay

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd from 10am til 2pm Family fun, Entertainment, and Activities for all ages at Maudslay State Park. Activities for kids of all ages, more demonstrations on the main stage and a focus on having activities for family members ages 1-100! Check back soon for Stage performance times, event times and a list ofMore…


SUPER SATURDAY • AUGUST 2nd @ 9:15pm Bring your blanket or chair, sit and relax, listen to the concert and get ready for the oohhhs and aaahhhhs. A spectacular fireworks display is being planned for your enjoyment. Come early and enjoy the evening! This year’s display is once again being produced and managed by AtlasMore…

Olde Fashioned Sunday

You can always count on a fun-filled day of events during the opening day of Yankee Homecoming on the Bartlet Mall and this year will be no exception! 2014 Olde Fashioned Sunday promises to be a lively day packed with music, entertainment, Shirley’s General Store, and a variety of food vendors. The Olde Fashioned SundayMore…

SATURDAY, JULY 26th from 5-9pm Location: Waterfront East Parking Lot Ferry Wharf Newburyport, MA 01950 The 2014 Yankee Homecoming Brewfest Fundraiser is 100% Sold Out. We thank you in advance for your support of Yankee Homecoming and look forward to seeing you on Saturday! As a reminder this is a 21+ event. Ticket and IDMore…


******* August 3, 2014 12:15 PM, High Street The past 57 years Yankee Homecoming, and the people of Newburyport all come together to watch a parade on the first Sunday in August. The streets lined with families, friends, and visitors have made this parade a long time favorite summer tradition. The parade kicks off aroundMore…