The Heartbeat of Haverhill

Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA

Keeping Busy in Haverhill from Harvest through the New Year.

When readers ask The Heartbeat of Haverhill to provide a list of things to do in Haverhill, it can be a little overwhelming. So much is happening all the time, and it’s nearly impossible to know everything, and to keep all the facts straight. But we are willing to give it a try, if only to ensure the community, we can in fact keep you crazy busy, all the time. If THOH missed any entertaining event, feel free to write about them in the comments on this blog page.  But in the meantime, remember to hike the trails, visit the shops, enjoy a craft beer,  try some new foods, fish the river and lakes, engage in art projects, and make time for all the spontaneous activities you can enjoy every day in our City. Thank you for your interest in all that makes Haverhill an awesome place to call home.

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FARM EVENTS

Chris’ Farmstand @ Silsby Farm, 436 Salem St., 978.994.4315  Weekends in October, 12-4pm. Hay rides, hay maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, tractors, not too spooky castle and order your turkeys. Great for young children.

Crescent Farm, 140 Willow Ave. 978.914.3158 Weekends in October, 11am-3pm. Corn maze and night maze, hay rides, farm animals, pumpkins, cider donuts and ice cream.

Crescent Farm, 140 Willow Ave. 978.914.3158 Sat Oct 28, 9am start; New England Championship Tractor Pull Off.  Antique and super charged tractors demonstrate their capabilities. Food and fun and prizes.

Kimball Farm 791 E Broadway,  (978) 807-3214 Weekends in October, Day and Night super sized corn maze Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Pumpkin painting Sat-Sun 10am-4pm  Hay rides, pony ride,s giant slide, pumpkin painting, farm stand, and BISON aka buffalo

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

The Tap, 100 Washington St., (978) 374-1117 Wednesdays in October, 7:30-11:30 pm. Free Horror Movie viewing on the deck.

Winnekenni Castle, Castle Rd (Off Kenoza Ave), (978) 521-1686 Thu Oct 19, 7pm. Psychic Event. A Demonstration of Mediumship and Spirit Art

Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., (978) 373-1586 Oct 21, 10A-4:30P Halloween Book Fair authors, spooky stories, antiques evaluation

Winnekenni Castle, Castle Rd (Off Kenoza Ave), (978) 521-1686 Oct 22, 12n-3p, Kids Costume Party Kiddie Games, Treats, a Photo Spot with a Surprise Costumed Character, Arts & Craft Activities, an available Family Hayride and more! Costumes encouraged but not required.

The Tap, 100 Washington St., (978) 374-1117 Oct 26-28 Haunted Hall next door at 90 Washington St for charity

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HAVERHILL TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT, City-wide, 978-358-1311 or 311 Sat Oct 28,  5p-7p. Nope, it’s not actually on Halloween. It is always the last Saturday in October.

Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., (978) 374-4626 Oct 31, 5pm. Glotober fall food, old fashioned games, and fun! Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family.

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ARTS EVENTS

Creative Haverhill event at Battle Grounds Coffee Co. 39 Washington St.,  (978) 641-3192 Oct 20, 7pm-9pm Poetry Bards poetry reading.

The American Dog Show, Bradford Common, (978) 891-5860 Oct 20-22, 10a-5p. Exhibition featuring twenty 8′ tall American Dog sculptures by Haverhill Sculptor Dale Rogers take over historic Bradford Common Food, vendors, artisans and entertainment for all

New Moon Coffee House, 16 Ashland St., (978) 459-5134 Oct 21 8pm Performer:  Chelsea Berry

Haverhill High School Fine Arts Academy, 137 Monument St., emullane@haverhill-ps.org, (978) 374-5700  Oct 27. 3p-7p. Draw-a-thon with models and still life. HHS Auditorium open to students of HHS and Northern Essex Community College. Exhibit on Nov 2 at NECC

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Creative Haverhill event at Battle Grounds Coffee Co. 39 Washington St.,  (978) 641-3192 Nov 3, 7pm-9pm Poetry Bards poetry reading.

Temple Emanu-El Author series, 514 Main St.,  978-373-3861/Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org Oct 29, 9:30am Best selling Israeli Author Eshkol Nevo’s novel Three Floors Up

Creative Haverhill event, Riverfront Cultural District on Washington and Wingate Streets,   (978) 641-3192 First Fridays monthly 5p-9p.  events. Local businesses, artists, and performers create a monthly event that encourages shopping, dining and the arts, and showcases the rejuvenation of Downtown Haverhill.

Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St.,  (978) 374-5700,   Nov 15, 17, 18, 7pm and some matinees. HHS Senior Class Play

New Moon Coffee House, 16 Ashland St., (978) 459-5134   Nov 18, 8pm Performer Joe Crookston

Temple Emanu-El Author series, 514 Main St.,  978-373-3861/Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org   Nov 19, 9:30 am, Dov Waxman, Trouble in the Tribe, The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel

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photo by Alison Colby-Campbell

Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., (978) 374-4626  Nov 24-Dec 8, 5pm. 16th annual Buttonwoods Festival of Trees is a fun holiday event for the entire family! Family Preview Night on Nov 24, and our Gala Night on Nov 25 which features great holiday entertainment

Temple Emanu-El Author series, 514 Main St.,  978-373-3861/Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org   Dec 10, 9:30 am, Rabbi Arthur Green Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah in the 21st Century

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CULTURAL EVENTS

Hilldale Cemetery Clean Up, 337 Hilldale Ave, tammydobro@me.com. Oct. 15 9am-1pm. The Hilldale Cemetery Association (an entirely volunteer based group) is working toward reclaiming the approximately 20 acres of HIlldale Cemetery in Haverhill MA. This is a community cleanup day. Please consider coming out and volunteering… Celebratory Picnic to follow.

Hilldale Cemetery Fundraiser, 337 Hilldale Ave, tammydobro@me.com., Pumpkins on Parade, Oct 21, 4:30p-8p. Carve a pumpkin with your family, friends, scout group or school. Bring it to Hilldale Cemetery and help us light up the night with glowing jackolanterns (can only be lit by battery operated candles. No real flames. Adults and children welcome to participate. $5 suggested donation to enter.

Savor Haverhill Merrimack Valley Food Co-op, 996 West Lowell Ave.,    Sun Oct 22 1-5pm. a local food celebration! a family friendly, food centered, day of activity, learning and fun on the farm. We will have demo events showcasing local food, tips and the culture of food.

YWCA’s Annual Tribute to Women, at DiBurros 287 Boston Rd.,  978 374-6121,   Thu Oct 26, 12n-2pm. YWCA’s signature fundraising event. Raising funds to furnish & equip the newly renovated YWCA Haverhill Residence for low-income women. Twenty-one exceptional Haverhill area women–role models who exemplify the YWCA mission of empowering women–will be honored at the awards luncheon

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Tattersall Farm Nature Walk, 542 North Broadway, (978) 374-2390 ext. 11,  Sun Nov 5, 2-4pm. Nature Walk Walk will be led by naturalist Boot Boutwell.

Tattersall Farm Christmas at the Farm, 542 North Broadway, (978) 374-2390 ext. 11,   Sat, Dec 2 & Sun Dec 3, 12pm to 4pm. Christmas at the Farm. Experience a New England Christmas as it may have been celebrated during the 1950s. Raffles and gingerbread house contest

 

THE SEASONS’ BIGGEST EVENTS

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Crescent Farm, 140 Willow Ave. 978.914.3158 Sat Oct 28, 9am start; New England Championship Tractor Pull Off.  Antique and super charged tractors demonstrate their capabilities. Food and fun and prizes.

IMG_4004 Haverhill VFW Parade 2016

VFW Post 29 Santa Parade, Parade Route: 480 South Main St (Rte 125) at Hunking School Bradford to to Lorraine Post 29 VFW Route 110/ Kenoza Avenue in Haverhill.  vfw29santaparade@gmail.com,    Sun Nov 19 1pm start/ 53rd Annual event. Biggest parade in the area – more floats, more bands, more antique cars, etc.

IMG_5047 Haverhill Christmas Stroll and tree lighting 2016

GHCC Christmas Stroll and Tree Lighting, New Location Merrimack Street to Post Office Sq., 978-373-5663, Dec 2 Games music food fun tree lighting and Santa Claus

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(c) Alison Colby-Campbell

 

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Alison Colby-Campbell

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Full-brain user demonstrating a healthy(?) obsession with marketing, promotion, writing, photography, house rabbits, the natural world, tennis, big and small problem solving, reading, hiking, HGTV and the flotsam & jetsam of everyday life. My three blogs Brain4Rent, The Heartbeat of Haverhill, Alison Colby-Campbell Photography are Wordpress based.

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