Events

Jul 23 - Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. Captain John Smith 400th Anniversary Cruise

Isles of Shoals

9:25 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Come join the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Captain John Smith’s charting of New England and the Isles of Shoals! This all day adventure voyages to Star Island for a day full of events and pre-colonial history. These special cruise tickets include lunch at the Oceanic Hotel, boat transportation, and access to a wide range of events! Island events include food demonstrations, hand-tint maps, learn about recent archeological digs, explore the typical life of sailors and fishermen, take part in a Gosport Town Meeting reenactment, and walk through a hand-made wigwam.

For more information visit their website, or purchase tickets here!

Jul 24 - Seacoast Science Center presents Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series

Seacoast Science Center

6:00 p.m.

Be sure to arrive at the Seacoast Science Center early on July 24 when Entrain rocks the shore.  Entrain has proven to be a favorite of Music-by-the-Sea fans and has brought sell-out crowds.  The band is praised for its ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles-from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk-all based around drums and an infectious rhythm.  Concerts are held under a festive tent on the lawn of the Center, rain or shine. Bring a beach blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled dinner and beverages on site. Concert-goers can enjoy the Center and its exhibits, free with concert admission. Alcohol and dogs may not be brought into the park; adult beverages available for purchase.  The music begins at 6:00 p.m.; gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining. Tickets are required and are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12; under 3 are free. Tickets are available online here, at the Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. Members can purchase their tickets at half-price. For more information, call 603-436-8043.

 

Jul 26 - Anything But Clothes

Isle of Shoals Steamship Company

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This themed event will be aboard the Isle of Shoals cruise boat. The dress code is simple, wear anything besides traditional clothing! There have been rumors about duct tape getups and gift-bag dresses. So get creative and join the ISSCo for the ABC party! Click here for more information!  

Jul 26 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 Join the local famers at the Newmarket Farmers Market on Saturday! It's not only a time to get together with friends and family, but a time to purchase local food and support the farmers who work hard to satisfy the needs of the surrounding communities. Support sustainability, green farming, and delicious natural food!

Jul 26 - Green Alliance and Ultra Geothermal Benefit Yard Sale

Ultra Geothermal; 358 Rte 4, Barrington

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In support of Travis Aho's battle with Leukemia, the Green Alliance is working with Ultra Geothermal to put on a yard sale.  Travis Aho, brother of Ultra Geothermal owner Melissa, has been battling Leukemia since December 2013 and is currently struggling with the financial burden of the disease.  In order to help relieve his stress Melissa decided to organize a yard sale for his benefit with the help of the Green Alliance and our 115 business partners. With the support of all these local businesses we hope this yard sale will be full of donations to benefit his cause.  Some proceeds will also support the Green Alliance non-profit fund in efforts to keep our communities green!  In addition to the yard sale there will be a bake-sale full of delicious treats to enjoy while shopping around.  The proceeds from the bake-sale will benefit the NH food bank.  

If you need to get rid of anything lying around the house, this is the perfect opportunity to donate! Your trash may be someone elses treasure.  Any yard sale appropriate donations or baked goods are greatly appreciated and they can be dropped off at Ultra Geothermal.  You can also call to arrange for someone to pick up your donations. Special thanks to Green Alliance business parther, Get it Going, for helping to organize and sponsor the event.

To learn more about the Travis Aho Leukemia Fund, visit the website at http://www.livingonaprayer.org/.  

To have your donations picked up please call Melissa at 603-380-6126.  

Jul 27 - Portsmouth Short Film Night

959 Islington Street Portsmouth NH, 03801

7:00 p.m.

Film Unbound presents an evening of short films and Q&As with their makers at West End Studio Theatre.  In the line-up this time are a mix of fiction and nonfiction shorts by filmmakers from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the globe.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted on their website to help continue the production of Portsmouth Short Film Night.  This night is all about supporting independent film makers, and getting a chance to see something a little different!  The evening will last roughly 100 minutes, and families should note that adult themes are explored throughout some of the films that may be inappropriate for young audiances. For more information on this night visit the website!  

Jul 28 - Citizen Hearing to Support the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Concord, NH Public Library

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join Matt Cahillane (Division of Public Health Services, NH Health & Human Services), Joe Fontaine (NH Department of Environmental Services), Dr. Kathleen Bush (Epidemiologist, Plymouth State University), and Burr Tupper (Trout Unlimited) for an citizen hearing event. The EPA proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants is under attack and in need of your support. The Clean Power Plan will prevent up to 150,000 asthma attacks and 6,600 premature deaths annually by 2030. Join the GA at the Concord Public Library on July 28 and defend the Clean Power Plan. 

Jul 29 - Greenland Farmers Market

Post Road, Greenland NH

3-6 p.m.

Greenland has redesigned their farmer's market this summer to create a fun filled atmosphere with up to 30 different vendors!  There will be a variety of locally grown foods available in addition to ready to eat food with local ingredients.  Enjoy live music and chances to win $25 gift certificates by liking the Greenland Farmer's Market Facebook page and entering photos.  This year the Greenland Farmer's market is accepting SNAP/EBT and debit cards.  SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides low-income households with access to fresh local food.  With assistance from Seacoast Eat Local the farmer's market now has SNAP tokens for low-income families which can be purchased and used like cash at the market. When SNAP tokens are bought the amount that they are worth will be matched for up to ten dollars giving the individual or family additional locally grown food. Come stop by the Greenland farmer's market and find anything from fresh produce to local beer and wine!  

To find out more check out the Greenland Farmer's Market blog!  

Jul 30 - Reggae on the River

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7:30 p.m.

Join Isles of Shoals Steamship Company for Reggae on the River. Come aboard a Caribbean style party ship to enjoy live reggae music. Dance the night away or relax and take in the sunset views of the river. This is a 21+ plus event. For more information on this event click here!

 

Aug 02 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the local famers at the Newmarket Farmers Market on Saturday! It's not only a time to get together with friends and family, but a time to purchase local food and support the farmers who work hard to satisfy the needs of the surrounding communities. Support sustainability, green farming, and delicious natural food!

 

Aug 03 - Sunset Acoustic Harbor Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7 p.m.

Enjoy a sunset cruise with Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and acoustic live entertainment from local legend Dave Gerard. No better way to end your weekend and unwind than with a sunset cruise aboard the MV Thomas Laighton. For more information on this event click here!



 

Aug 05 - Flatbread Pizza with Orange Leaf

Flatbread Pizza, Portsmouth, NH

TBA

Join us for another fun evening of good food with a percentage of purchases going to support SENH Habitat for Humanity!

Aug 06 - Evening Contemporary Coastal Issues

Gundalow Company, Portsmouth

6 p.m.

Join the Gundalow Company for a unique discussion series on Contemporary Coastal Issues of the region featuring expert guest speakers from the area focusing on current maritime issues. These interesting and educational discussions are a great way to spend an evening. Special low price of $15 thanks to support from the New Hampshire Coastal Program and RBC Wealth Management. For more information on this event click here!

Aug 06 - Kittery Community Market

Post Office Square Parking Lot, Kittery, ME

2-6 p.m.

Come check out the Kittery Community Market every Wednesday during the month of August.  The market has over thirty vendors of local produce and artisan work, including meats, cheeses, baked goods and more! Support local business and sustainable companies while spending a beautiful summer afternoon with your family.  

Aug 07 - Seacoast Science Center presents Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series

Seacoast Science Center

6:00 p.m.

Drowned Vally takes the stage at the Seacoast Science Center on August 7.  All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Center's Marine Mammal Rescue program, thanks to the generosity of the UNH Marine Docents. You'll not only enjoy great foot-stomping bluegrass music, but you will have the opportunity to learn more about ocean education on the seacoast through hands-on fun. Concerts are held under a festive tent on the lawn of the Center, rain or shine. Bring a beach blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled dinner and beverages on site. Concert-goers can enjoy the Center and its exhibits, free with concert admission. Alcohol and dogs may not be brought into the park; adult beverages available for purchase. The music begins at 6:00 p.m.; gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining. Tickets are required and are $10 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12; under 3 are free. Tickets are available online here, at the Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. Members can purchase their tickets at half-price. For more information, call 603-436-8043.

 

Aug 07 - Wildlife Seminar: New Hampshire Turtles with Chris Bogard

Rye Public Library

7:00 p.m.

Come join Chris Bogard at the Rye Public Library and learn about the many species of New Hampshire turtles! Chris will discuss their natural history, survival rates, and habitats, along with presenting some of her own research! She will also bring along some turtles for everyone to meet. Chris is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has specialized in rehabilitating both native and wild turtles for 13 years.

Please RSVP to info@seltnh.org

The Rye Public Library can be found at 581 Washington Road Rye 03870

 

Aug 08 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more.  This is a family friendly event!  On Friday, Dr. Elaine Ingham is the keynote speaker giving a all-day pre-conference seminar titled "Changing Dirt into Soil: Specific Approaches for different soil types and crops", Ingham will lead three workshops during the conference.  Three half-day pre conferences will also take place on Friday, including "Tools for Resilient Urban Ecosystems" with Scott Kellogg; "Healing the Gut and the Body through Nutrition" with Dr. Chris Decker; and "Bioregional Herbalism: Stocking the Home Apothecary with Locally Abundant Herbs" with Jade Alicandro Mace.  There will also be a sing-along event on Friday evening starting at 7:30pm called "Sing for Food and Freedom: Carrying on the Legacy of Pete Seeger" (free for conference registrants and open to the public with a $5 - $10 suggested donation).  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.  

Aug 09 - Newmarket Farmers Market

Newmarket High School

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the local famers at the Newmarket Farmers Market on Saturday! It's not only a time to get together with friends and family, but a time to purchase local food and support the farmers who work hard to satisfy the needs of the surrounding communities. Support sustainability, green farming, and delicious natural food!

 

Aug 09 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more. This is a family friendly event!  Saturdays workshops are geared to many skill levels and interests. Knowledgeable and experienced instructors will offer workshops on topics such as nutrition and health, food politics, land access, crop production, cooperative economies, urban and international agriculture, gardening, animal husbandry, farm economies, food preservation and cooking, permaculture, and mitigating climate change through agriculture.  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.
 

Aug 09 - Women's Self Defense Workshop

Zev Yoga Exeter

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Ready to unlock your innner warrior!  Attend Zev Yoga's Women's Self Defense Class, "Grace Under Pressure" Saturday, August 9th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  This class will be held at the Zev Yoga studio in Exeter NH.  The cost is $25 per person or $40 for mother/daughter duos.  The teacher of this class is seacoast resident, Chris Yonker, a 7 degree Black Belt in Sanchin Ryu Karate.  He has been instructing this American/Okinawan style of karate since 1990.   You willl learn a variety of self defense techniques in Chris Yonkers class including, what to do when being assaulted, the key to mastering control of your emotions and energy and how to find composure in chaos.  

 

Aug 09 - Newmarket Olde Home Day & Oyster Festival

Downtown Newmarket, Stone Church

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

End your summer with a fun day along the Lamprey River!  The old mill town of Newmarket is holding the 42 Annual Newmarket Olde Home Day & Oyster Festival.  This all day event will be located at Schanda Park, Water Street and at the Stone Church, rain or shine!  This vibrant festival is all about live music, craft beer, great local products, and Great Bay Oysters.  Newmarkets quaint down-to-earth town is putting on this event to celebrate Newmarket's roots and rejuvenation.  Green Alliance will have a booth at this event, and would love to have folks stop by and join if they are not already a member. To get more information on this event go to their website, or visit their Facebook page. 

Aug 10 - Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

All-Day

The Northeast Organic Farming Association's (NOFA) 40th annual Summer Conference takes place August 8 - 10, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-confrences, farms tours, and much more. This is a family friendly event!  Sunday's workshops are geared to many skill levels and interests.  Knowledgeable and experienced instructures will offer workshops on topics such as nutrition and health, food politics, land access, crop production, cooperative economies, urban and international agriculture, gardening, animal husbandry, farm economies, food preservation and cooking, permaculture, and mitigating climate change through agriculture.  The weekend also features films (such as The Queen of the Sun, Out Here, and Food for Change), meet-ups for participants from a variety of interests, organic meals, a country fair, a contra dance, 100+ exhibitors, and more. For more information click here, or contact Nicole Belanger at nicole@nofamass.org or call 508-450-2441.
 

Aug 16 - Hookfest 2014

Redhook Brewery, Pease Tradeport

Gates open at 2:00 p.m.

It's time once again for Redhook's annual Hookfest music festival, sponsored by 103.5 WXGR! This year's lineup features New York funk kingpins Lettuce with supporting acts Bim Skala Bim, King Hammond, Michael Bernier & Freevolt, and The Spittin' Vinnies. Enjoy a full day of funk and reggae while enjoying Redhook's excellent selection of beers, local food vendors, games, and more. This is one of Redhook Brewery's biggest events of the year, so make sure to get your tickets early. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Buy general admission or VIP tickets here. More information at www.hookfest2014.com.

Aug 16 - Pirate Party

Isle of Shoals Steamship Company

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dress up like Captain Jack Sparrow and ride the Isle of Shoals pirate ship. There will be a rock cover band on the boat as well as snacks and refreshments. For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, click here

Aug 16 - Hookfest 2014

Redhook Brewery Lawn, Portsmouth

2-10 p.m.

Ready for a day filled with music, beer, food and fun? Attend the 18th annual Hookfest! Hosted by Green Alliance business partners, WXGR and Redhook Brewery.

Click here for ticket information!

 

Aug 17 - Isle of Shoals Acoustic Sunset Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the Isle of Shoals Cruise Company for a sunset wine tasting with a live acoustic performance by Evin Baird. More information coming soon!  

Aug 18 - Kickin' Country Cruise

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Portsmouth

7:30-10:00 p.m.

Don’t miss a Kickin’ Country Cruise with the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company and WOKQ radio. Dance your cowboy boots off with live country music and DJ’s! You will not want to miss this Country Cruise! This is a 21+ plus event. For more information on this event click here!

 

Aug 22 - Mardi Gras Party Cruise

Isle of Shoals Steamship Company

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hop on board the Isle of Shoals Steamship for Mardi Gras night! This years special band is the Soggy Po' Boys, the crew will hand out beaded necklaces, and traditional mardi gras drinks will be offered. To purchase tickets or find out more about the event click here!