Welcome spring back to Falmouth Village! May baskets, bargains, cinco de mayo and more!
Annual Spring Concert. Pianist Delores Stevens will be joined by other talented musicians. Kick off spring with an impressive line-up of musicians.
Tickets available at Ticketsmv and sold at the door on evening of concert $35 for adults (or $30 on presentation of an Island Club Card); students FREE. Cash or check ONLY at door; NO credit cards.
Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticultural experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. www.heritagemuseums.org
We hope to see you at the Neighborhood Falmouth Annual Spring Gala on Friday, May 13 at the Falmouth Yacht Club.
Plentiful hors d’oeuvres
Music by The Familiars
It’s an evening of music and friendship with a beautiful sunset.
Join us for an upbeat, happy time, with others like you who believe in helping this terrific organization that’s making a BIG difference to Seniors throughout Falmouth.
Join the fun!
$75 per person. Purchase your tickets now:http://neighborhoodfalmouthgala.bpt.me
An afternoon and evening of traditional music in Woods Hole. The Stroll begins at the Woods Hole Public Library then moves along the streets of Woods Hole to hear nine traditional music groups play. End the day listening to an open session and then take to the floor of the Community Hall to twirl to the music of John Alden and the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra. All music is free. www.artsfalmouth.org
The annual Pink & Green Weekend, which is a celebration of Spring and Mother’s Day, will be held in Edgartown May 6-8, 2016. Enjoy the Pink & Green Prom, Mother’s Day Brunches, sales, promotions and the 4rd Annual Pub Crawl and more! Details coming soon – all events will be posted to this page as they become available.
Celebrate this event in Mexican history and the Mexican culture with the staff of Añejo at their outdoor street festival on Academy Lane! Fun for the whole family. 1 part friends…2 parts fun! www.anejomexicanbistro.com
A traditional maypole dance for children as well as family activities including an estate walk, art reception, crafts, games and garden activities. 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm. highfieldhall.org
Centerboard Series @Quicks Hole Tavern 3-Course Menu, $55pp “Taste of Spring” CALL 508-495-0048 to make your reservation.
Be sure to call and make your Easter Brunch reservations at the Quicks Hole Tavern!
Feast on a fine Jamaican buffet of locally produced food, in the Cape Cod night air, while listening to the upbeat sounds of steel drum music by Vernon. Explore the beautiful grounds of Coonamessett Farm complete with Alpacas and countless rows of delicious veggies.
Wednesday Evenings through September 16th
5 – 8 pm
Batata Pudding From-the-grill: Jerk Chicken and Pork with fresh fruit salsa
Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of the classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Los Angeles Times has written that her “musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu’s performance especially admirable.” Muresanu and pianist Donald Enos, founder of the Meetinghouse Music Festival forty-two years, will perform music of Maurice Ravel and American composers Scott Joplin, Ned Rorem, William Bolcolm and Dan Welcher.
Reserve tickets online here
As winter comes to an end, there are relentless signs of spring here in Woods Hole, in fact Woods Hole spring is made famous by the writings of environmentalist Rachel Carson whose research for her world-changing treatise “Silent Spring” started right here. For me, the signs of spring Woods Hole are everywhere, so I will list my top ten (Letterman style) saving the best signs of spring on Cape Cod for last.
The water remains cooler than the air for some time, and this causes these intense clouds of fog to roll past even on a bright sunny day. It’s really fun to sit on the beach and just watch, but remember a sweatshirt because when you are enveloped by a cloud it gets chilly quickly.
Spring is the time for house repairs and the village rings with the sound of hammers, scrapers and the comforting blast of commercial radio loud enough for everyone on the crew (and the neighborhood) to enjoy “Paint it Black” and other classics.
I have heard that these huge hawks gave Buzzards Bay it’s name back when Gosnold passed through, and they return each spring to make their sprawling nests. If you want to watch them up as they spawn, I recommend the WHOI OspreyCam for a Cape Cod dose of wildlife viewing. And thanks to Woods Hole’s own Rachel Carson- without her work which raised the alarm about the over-use of DDT in our environment back in the 1960’s, we might not have osprey around anymore.
7. Bright Colored Rowboats
As the snow recedes, the bright colored bottoms of the stored row boats and kayaks pop with color off the newly green grass. In April, the Woods Hole historical museum hosts a model boat show — you can see one of the model boats racing across Eel Pond in the background here.
6. Rolling Bags
More than a million people take the ferry from here to Martha’s Vineyard each summer, and about this time the streets start to become full of people walking with their rolling bags, their distinctive lopsided gate followed by a gravelly roar of rubber.
5. Coffee Roasting
At Pie in the Sky Bakery, our neighbor here in Woods Hole, the busy coffee season is marked with extra roasting. A lovely smell of fresh coffee drifts over the village when the wind blows the right way, and with a deep sniff you feel energized and alive.
4. Clear Water
The colder water of spring is especially clear, so photos from the beach make the waters look downright Caribe-like, and debris from the winter becomes uncovered (thank goodness for “Clean Up Eel Pond Day” as this rubber tire is long gone).
The daffodils burst improbably out of the brown leaf litter lining the road sides like toy soldiers. Each year as I drive around admiring them, I think about the person that dug them into these woodsy locations and how they disappear for most of the year, only to emerge in spring with their sunny surprise.
2. Landfall Cocktails
The Landfall re-opens in mid-April, and this is the time to get in for that perfect fresh-squeezed cocktail on the dock looking out over the Woods Hole passage with the ferries coming and going.
1. Lobster Tacos at Quicks Hole
The ultimate sign that spring is in full swing is when Quicks Hole re-opens their famous Taqueria and I enjoy my first lobster taco of the season. So glad winter is over, so happy summer is almost here.
Pianist Sara Daneshpour has been dazzling audiences throughout the world for the past decade. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music studying under Leon Fleisher, she earned her Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. She has won first prizes in numerous international competitions and is of only 2 pianists to be accepted to the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2013. Ms. Daneshpour has toured Europe, playing in Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden. More at highfieldhall.org
Join Woods Holes for the annual spring time kickoff! Join in at Taft’s Playground for music, crafts, food, and games.
Highfield Hall celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual maypole celebration for families. The event begins with garden games in the Sunken Garden and craft activities
Join the Cotuit Art Center’s annual Run for the Roses! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!
They will have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps! The race will be broadcast live on their high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join and cheer on your horse and jockey!