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Events Calendar - 2019

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Cruises

Fireworks Party Cruise 2019 on Lake Winnipesaukee

Jul 4, 2019 - Jul 4, 2019 M/S Mount Washington, departing from 211 Lakeside Avenue Laconia, NH

Lake Winnipesaukee is an exciting place on the Fourth of July. Small boats light up the lake while they wait for the fireworks. Join us for a cruise with dinner and dancing while we scout for fireworks around the lake.

Lake Sunapee Musical Cruise with Opera North

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 MV Mount Washington, 1 Lake Avenue Sunapee, NH

Set sail aboard the MV Mount Sunapee and enjoy dinner and a concert featuring Opera North resident artists while cruising beautiful Lake Sunapee.

Dance -- Participation

1940’s Style Swing Dance

Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 3, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Jump, jive and swing to the music of the Beantown Swing Orchestra at a 1940s-style swing dance. Dance Lessons (free instruction with a ticket to the dance) start at 6 p.m. and the band boogies from 7 to 9 p.m. Then watch the Portsmouth fireworks display from Strawbery Banke. Tickets

Festivals

Hoedown at Blow-Me-Down Farm

Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 Blow Me Down Farm, Wilson Road Cornish, NH

Big Apple Circus director Mark Lonergan and a team of professional circus artists team up with Opera North again this summer for “Singers and Swingers, 2.0” Celebrate American dreams with the music of Copland, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. General admission.

Historic

American Lives: Timeline of American History

Jun 29, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Dozens of costumed re-enactors and living history performers, presenting American history from 1602 to 1945, join the museum's roleplayers for interactions all day long across the campus. The event is included with regular daily admission. Guest reenactors include: Strange and Farre, early North American settlers; Crew of the Raven, maritime history; Salem Trayned Band, 17th-century weaponry, 1637; 42nd Regiment of Foot, French and Indian War soldiers, 1756; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People; Portsmouth Train Band, military training day; His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, Infantry unit of the British Army; Piscataqua Rangers Fife and Drum Corp; Dr. Jackson, Portsmouth’s 18th century medicine; The Federal Ladies, demonstrating women’s lives in 1798; Harriet Jacobs, an African American writer in 1842; Oney Judge Staines, describing colonial slavery; Kearsarge Afterguard, Federal Civil War Navy; Corbin’s Battery, Civil War howitzer battery; Yesterday's Gentlemen & Ladies from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era; NE Woman Suffrage Association; Bessie Coleman, an African American aviator; Mack Fire Truck 1930 pumper; Pine Tree Chapter Model As, Model A Ford autos from the 1930s; Vintage Express, women supporting the WWII war effort.

Music

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Henry “serves up a sermon of soulful bliss” (Denver Post) with R&B, Afrobeat, gospel and jazz.

Aria Jukebox with Opera North

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 United Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH

An evening of opera highlights sung by Opera North resident artists. The singers will have three arias in their jukebox and the selection with the most votes will be included in the performance. The result will be a spontaneous and surprising concert encompassing a range of styles and composers.

Music & Fireworks

Summer Solstice Concert b Beacon Brass Quintet with Fireworks & Picnic

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH

Join this family friendly outdoor brass concert under the stars, followed by a fireworks show. Musical program includes Kevin Owen’s Snappy Little Fanfare, John Cheetham’s Scherzo, J.S. Bach’s Fugue in F major and “My Spirit Be Joyful,” and works by Charles Ives, Malcolm Arnold, Scott Joplin, Luckey Roberts, Eubie Blake and Lew Pollack.
A picnic by High Tea Catering embraces the flavors of summer, in a classic picnic basket the guests can keep. Tickets.

Parties, Dances, Balls

2019 Best of NH Party

Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019 Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH

The party brings all-you-can-enjoy food, beer, wine, cocktails, live entertainment, music and an Atlas Fireworks show. All guests are also eligible to enter to win an all-inclusive vacation for four at Squam Lake. This is a rain-or-shine event that is outdoors on the stadium’s covered concourse.

Progressive Garden Party with Guitarist David Ross

Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 consult event website Peterborough, NH

Join Monadnock Music for a botanical escape, set to classical music, performed live by soloists in each garden, and featuring a unique food and drink at each location. Your ticket includes three different drinks, three tastings, and three musical performances as you make your way through the selected gardens. Each garden will be open for one and half hours. A food tasting, handcrafted cocktails and a different musical soloist will greet you at each location. Purchased tickets for the Garden Tour will be held at Will Call at the entrances to all three gardens.

Theater

"Pirates of Penzance" with Opera North

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 Blow-Me-Down Farm on Wilson Road Cornish, NH

The rascally pirates of Penzance come ashore with help from Opera North at Blow-Me-Down Farm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta abounds with swashbuckling, fair maidens, bumbling police and a major general with a wit for monologue. Fun for the entire family; prepare to get a little bit wet in this rollicking, new staging.

"MacBeth" with Opera North

Aug 4, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 Lebanon Opera House, On the Green, Lebanon, NH

Verdi, Shakespeare, and Game of Thrones converge in Opera North’s production of "Macbeth." The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Reserved seating. Dates: August 4, 6, 8 and 10.