Nichole’s Picks 5/19 + 5/20

Pick #1:  Motif No. 1 Day

Saturday, May 19th 9:00-5:00 throughout downtown Rockport


The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts!

M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.

Featuring film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, (organized by the Rockport Public Schools’ WELL team), M1D is a festival with something for everyone. M1D focuses on honoring Rockport’s heritage of the arts, along with showcasing the arts in today’s Rockport.


Pick #2:  Safe Boating Day at the Coast Guard Station


Pick #3:  Snakes Alive! Snake Hunt and Live Snake Show

Sunday, May 20th 1:00 – 3:00

Preregistration required:  REGISTER HERE

Member Adult: $15;
Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25;
Nonmember Child: $15;


An afternoon designed to make every herpetologist happy! We’ll start with a hunt for local snake species around the Crane Estate, looking under logs and around the stone walls that lace the property. Capture will be strictly catch and release! We’ll then make our way to the Barn where Rick Roth, founder and executive director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and local snake expert, will present “Snakes of New England and the World.” Rick cares for over 100 snakes of all different species — even if we don’t find any slithering friends on our hunt, there will be plenty of snakes to see and learn about during the show!

Pre-registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

As always for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid


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