Yankee Homecoming 2014: Volunteer - YOU Make the Difference

TODAY’S EVENTS – MONDAY, JULY 28

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DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

8:00am Golf Tournament @ Ould Newbury Country Club (Rte 1 Newbury)

9:00am – 3:00pm: 50th Annual Antique Show and Sale @ 300 High Street (Belleville Church)

10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

12 Noon – 3:00pm: Yankee Homecoming Annual Kids Talent Showcase @ Masonic Temple 31 Green Street

4:30pm – 7:00pm: Elks Annual Pasta Fest @ Elks Lodge
Tickets – $8 for adults, children under 12 are $4

6:00pm: Ice Cream Social @ Cong. Ahavas Achim Synagoge Corner of Washington and Olive Street

7:00pm: Newburyport Choral Society Community Summer Sing @ the Greek Orthodox Church at 7 Harris Street, see: www.newburyportchoralsociety.org/eventstickets/

7:30pm – 9:00pm: B Street Bombers Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

COMPLETE EVENTS LISTING

Weekly Events – See Event’s Page for details

· Heritage Tours and Events

o Tours are from 9:00am – 5:30pm

· Downtown Entertainment @ Market Square, Inn Street and Waterfront Stage Areas

o Music from 10:00am – 6:00pm


Sunday – July 27, 2014

· 10:00am – 5:00pm: Art on the Mall @ The Bartlett Mall

· 10:00am – 5:00pm: Olde Fashion Sunday @ Bartlett Mall

o Main Stage Attractions –

§ 10:00am – 11:00am: Pet Show

§ 11:30am – 12:30pm: Opening Ceremonies

§ 1:00pm – 2:00pm: The Merrimack Valley Townsmen

§ 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Karaoke with John and Christine Ross

§ 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Theatre in the Open

§ 3:30pm – 5:00pm: EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy

o Atlantic Pro Wrestling – Two Shows

§ 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 2:30pm

o Family Midway (10:00am – 3:00pm)

o Roaming Railways

o J & J Ponies

o Antique Cars (10:30am – 1:00pm)

o Parade of the Hand Tubs – Neptune vs. Oulde Newbury (3:30pm – 5:00pm)

· 12 Noon – 3:00pm: Horseshoe Tournament @ the Elks Lodge on Low Street

· 12 Noon – 4:00pm: Historical Tour of the Old South Church @ 29 Federal Street

· 12 Noon – 4:00pm: 8th Annual Historic Tour at St. Paul’s Church @ front door to the Church

· 11:30am – 6:00pm: Downtown Entertainment on three stages

o Market Square

o Inn Street

o Waterfront Stage

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Winner of the High School Battle of the Band (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

o Steelfingers

§ Sponsored by Align Credit Union

Monday July 28, 2014

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 8:00am – TBD: Golf Tournament @ Ould Newbury Country Club (Rte 1 Newbury)

o Sponsored by the Starboard Galley

· 9:00am – 3:00pm: 50th Annual Antique Show and Sale @ 300 High Street (Belleville Church)

o Sponsored by Historical Society of Old Newbury, see: http://newburyhist.org/calendar/

· 12 Noon – 3:00pm: Yankee Homecoming Annual Kids Talent Showcase @ Waterfront Park

o Rain location @ Masonic Temple 31 Green Street

· 4:30pm – 7:00pm: Elks Annual Pasta Fest @ Elks Lodge

o Tickets – $8 for adults, children under 12 are $4

· 6:00pm: Ice Cream Social @ Cong. Ahavas Achim Synagoge Corner of Washington and Olive Street

· 7:00pm: Newburyport Choral Society Community Summer Sing @ the Greek Orthodox Church at 7 Harris Street, see: www.newburyportchoralsociety.org/eventstickets/

· 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o B Street Bombers

§ Sponsored by Castagna Construction

Tuesday July 29, 2014

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 9:00am – 5:00pm: 57 Annual Market Square Craft Show @ State Street, Pleasant Street and Inn Street areas

· 6:00pm: Newburyport Lions Club 55th Annual Road Race, see: yankeerace.com

o Start and Finish at Newburyport High School, High Street

· 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Patsy Whelan

§ Sponsored by Newburyport Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

Wednesday July 30, 2014

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 10:00am – 2:00pm: Annual Kids Day in the Park @ Atkinson Common Park Storey Ave

o Sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Exchange Club

· 10:30am – 3:30pm: Nursing Home Concerts

o Sponsored by Lucien Lacroix, CPA

o Schedule –

§ 10:35am – 12 Noon: Country Manor @ 180 Low Street

§ 12 Noon – 1:00pm: Opportunity Works @ 10 Opportunity Way

§ 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Port Healthcare @ 113 Low Street

§ 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Brigham Manor @ 77 High Street

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Yankee Homecoming Sr. King and Queen Coronation @ Hope Church 11 Hale Street

· 7:00pm – 9:00pm: An Irish Sunset Cruise @ Plum Island Point Newburyport

o Sponsored by Newburyport Division of the Ancient order of Hibernians

o Tickets are $25 with a cash bar

· 6:00pm: Slow Bike Race @ Brown Square Pleasant/Green Streets

o Sponsored by Coastal Trails Coalition, see: http://coastaltrails.org/

· 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Jillian Cardarelli

§ Sponsored by John Harnett

Thursday July 31, 2014

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 10:00am – 4:00pm: First Religious Society Book Sale @ 26 Pleasant Street

· 10:00am – 7:00pm: Olde Fashioned Sidewalk Sales

o Sponsored by the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, see: http://business.newburyportchamber.org/events

· 10:00am – 2:00pm: U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Open House @ 65B Water Street

· 10:00am – 12 Noon: Yankee Homecoming’s Heritage Tour The Cemetery Crawl

o Starts at Hill Street Cemetery

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 4:30pm – 7:00pm: Newburyport Rotary Club Hot Dog Booth @ Tannery Parking Lot Federal Street

· 6:00pm: Lions Club Bed Race @Federal Street, see: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/newburyportmalionsclub/

· 7:30 – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Beatlejuice

§ Sponsored by ReMax on the River

Friday August 1, 2014

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 10:00am – 7:00pm: Olde Fashioned Sidewalk Sales

o Sponsored by the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

· 10:00am – 4:00pm: First Religious Society Book Sale & Artists and Crafters Show @ 26 Pleasant Street

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 7:30 – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Entrain

§ Sponsored by Yankee Homecoming Committee

· 9:00pm: Lighted Boat Parade @ Newburyport Waterfront

Saturday August 2, 2014

· 10:00am – 2:00pm: Family Day @ Maudslay State Park

o Main Stage Attractions:

§ 10:35am – 11:15am – Stacy Peasley

§ 11:30am – 12:30pm – NH Academy of Performing Arts

§ 12:45pm – 1:45pm – Stacy Peasley

o Local Businesses will sponsored activities for families

· 10:00am – 10:00pm: Food in Market Square

· 10:00am – 7:00pm: Olde Fashioned Sidewalk Sales

o Sponsored by the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce

· 10:00am – 4:00pm: First Religious Society Book Sale & Artists and Crafters Show @ 26 Pleasant Street

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Yankee Homecoming’s Heritage Tours – Plum Island Lighthouse Tour

· 7:30 – 9:00pm: Waterfront Concert @ Waterfront Park

o Compaq Big Band

§ Sponsored by Dunkin Donuts

· 9:15pm: Annual Fireworks Display @ Waterfront Park

Sunday August 3, 2014

· 9:15am: 24th Annual High Street Mile

o Sponsored by the Institution for Savings

· 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Featured Artists Exhibits @ 65 Water Street

· 11:00am: Yankee Homecoming Float Judging @ Market Basket Plaza

· 12:30pm: 57th Annual Yankee Homecoming Parade @ Starting at Three Roads

o Intersection of High Street and Storey Ave, Ferry Road and Mosley Avenue

· Following the Parade – Closing Ceremonies @ Waterfront Park

 

 

 

Michael Volpone, Yankee Homecoming 2014 General Chair

Michael Volpone, Yankee Homecoming 2014 General Chair

YANKEE HOMECOMING 2014
VOLUNTEER – YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

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!

Sincerely
Michael A. Volpone
2014 Newburyport Yankee Homecoming
General Chairman

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Family Day at Maudslay

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Olde Fashioned Sunday

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Parade

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