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Annual North Shore Tourism Breakfast 2017 - 7:15am May 3rd at The Essex Room (@ Woodman's)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:15amAnnual Tourism Breakfast"Learn Why you need to Visit these Top North Shore Destinations"The Essex Room at Woodman's125 Main Street - Essex, MA 01929Connect - Over 200 Expected to Attend The Annual North Shore Tourism Summit draws one of the largest gatherings of tourism professionals in the region including owners, managers and employees of the many businesses connected to this important segment of the economy. Moderated by Ann Marie Casey, Executive Director, North of Boston CVB 3-Minute Presentations by - 2017 U. S. Senior Open - Eddie CarboneBeauport Hospitality Group - Jeannne HennessyThe Cabot Theatre - Casey Soward Essex National Heritage Commission - Annie HarrisHawthorne Hotel - Patrick Corneilison Peabody Essex Museum - Natalia Laskaris Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center - Tony Beadle Salem Witch Museum - Tina Jordan Schooner Thomas E. Lannon - Tom EllisWenham Museum - Kristin NoonWoodman's of Essex - Maureen Woodman The MA North Shore is a region that holds many surprises for visitors -- all within a half hour of Boston. It is the perfect home-base from which to explore beaches, lighthouses, historic homes, museums and the best shopping and dining around. Discover our Small Businesses and Creative Economy, which makes this Region unique. And to top it all, the region is set in a picture-perfect location that has been inspiring artists and Hollywood producers for centuries. Come to the May 3rd Breakfast and see whats ahead for the North Shore in 2017.

When: May 3, 2017 7:15AM in Essex, MA

Introduction to the Birds at Cogswell's Grant

Monday, May 15, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
With 165 acres of grasslands, salt marshes, and woodlands, Cogswell's Grant is a treasure trove for birders. Join Dr. David Weaver, naturalist at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, for an introduction to the wide variety of species and habitats on the farm.

During a relaxing walk, explore the many aids to field identification, identify birds by their vocalizations, and discuss breeding behavior.

Please bring binoculars. Coffee and refreshments available. The house will be open for a brief tour.

$10 Historic New England and Mass Audubon members
$14 nonmembers

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 or register online.

When: May 15, 2017 12am in Essex, MA
Cost: $14.00

An Abundance of Boxes, Ceramics, and Decoys: The ABCDs of Collecting at Cogswell's Grant

An Abundance of Boxes, Ceramics, and Decoys: The ABCDs of Collecting at Cogswell's Grant

Tuesday, May 16, 10a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Ages 6-12

The owners of Cogswell's Grant were passionate collectors of American folk art and filled their summer home in Essex with treasures. During the program, participants will explore the house to discover stories of the past embodied in the pieces on display, try their hand at rug hooking, and create decorative boxes to hold their own collections.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

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When: May 16, 2017 10am in Essex, MA
Cost: $15.00

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About Essex, MA
Essex Massachusetts is a must see if you love antiques and seafood! Essex is located on the North Shore of Massachusetts and is part of historic and beautiful Cape Ann. You will find fabulous antique shops and White Elephant shops along both sides of the main streets.

Visit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum where more schooners were built than any other town in the world! You may also choose to cruise the area on any one of the many cruise boats or fishing charters. The bird watching on the marshes is unsurpassed so bring your camera!

Essex has many open spaces and conservation areas with trails and gorgeous waterfront scenery. It is a fabulous place to visit or live.

DID YOU KNOW: That the fried clam was invented right here in Essex in 1916? Be prepared for some truly mouth watering, delicious and fresh seafood including the World-famous fried clams!!