Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore

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Every summer the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore presents a full season of free activities that run the gamut from exciting concerts to riveting lectures for the entire family. In past summer seasons, Dr. Greg Skomal, noted shark researcher, presented "Jaws Comes Home"; IFAW's Brian Sharp presented "From Right Whales to Gray Seals: Stranding Response on Cape Cod"; and renowned naturalist Peter Trull spoke about "The Symbiotic Relationship in Humpback Whales and Marine Birds." Music events each summer include concerts by groups such as "Toast and Jam," "Billy and Beth," The Rum Soaked Crooks" and the "Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers." Additionally, the Friends sponsor performers such as Zoe Lewis, Peter Donnelly and Chandler Travis at the Herring Cove Concerts in Provincetown.

Calendar



Friends sponsors FREE concerts and events each year for Cape Cod residents and visitors to the Seashore. It also sponsors Cape Cod National Seashore's "Tuesday Evenings at Salt Pond" programs as well as events at Province Lands Visitor Center and Herring Cove Beach.

Tuesday Evening at Salt Pond Programs and Thursday Evening Friends Concerts are presented at the Salt Pond Visitor Center auditorium in Eastham begin at 7:00 pm, are always FREE, and last about an hour. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The Salt Pond Visitor Center auditorium is wheel chair accessible. For more information call SPVC at 508-255-3421, ext. 0.

"Sunset Concerts on the Beach" at Herring Cove in Provincetown are co-sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and Far Land on the Beach. These free concerts feature favorite Cape musicians. Starting times vary: June/July concerts at 6:30PM; August concerts through 8/27 at 6:00PM; August 30 and September 3 concerts at 5:30PM. The concerts along with food, drinks, beer and wine, plus a campfire continue until sunset. The sunsets at Herring Cove are unparalleled since the sun actually seems to set into the ocean.

Upcoming Events – Summer 2017


Wednesday, June 28
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
The Rip It Ups
The Rip It Ups
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Wednesday, July 2
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Mark Van Bork
Mark Van Bork
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, July 4
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Jaws
The 1975 classic, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchley's thriller novel. Composer John Williams created the score for this blockbuster!
Jaws

Wednesday, July 5
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Chandler Travis
Chandler Travis
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Thursday, July 6
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
FRIENDS CONCERT
Billy and Beth
Billy and Beth
Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney have been performing Celtic music together for more than 20 years, playing the fiddle, piano, banjo and mandolin. Their songs draw from traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States. Beth may sing a song or two in Gaelic!

Sunday, July 9
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Zoe Lewis
Zoe Lewis
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, July 11
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Music with Heart
Ellen Sullivan and Claudia Wellington will perform, playing cello and guitar.
Ellen Watters and Claudia Wellington

Wednesday, July 12
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
New Beach Band
New Beach Band
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Thursday, July 13
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
EVENING LECTURE AT SALT POND
Restoring the Herring River
Cape Cod National Seashore Chief of Natural Resources Nita Tallent will provide an update on the planning underway to improve the tidal flow of the Herring River in Wellfleet.
Herring River Estuary Restoration

Sunday, July 16
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Spampinato Brothers
Spampinato Brothers
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, July 18
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Keeping Time: A Few of the Park Historian's Favorite Things!
Cape Cod National Seashore Park Historian Bill Burke will present a program that brings to life objects popular in earlier times.
Bill Burke, CCNS Park Historian

Wednesday, July 19
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
FRIENDS EVENT

Annual Meeting

Chris Macort, Whydah Pirate Museum
Lecture by Chris Macort
Whydah Pirate Museum
Chris Macort, experienced underwater archaeologist and Director of Exhibits, Whydah Pirate Museum, will discuss his work that takes him from discoveries on the ocean floor to conservation of archeological material at the Museum's laboratory.

The lecture follows the Annual Meeting of Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore which begins at 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 19
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Cheryl Aruda
Cheryl Aruda
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Thursday, July 20
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
FRIENDS CONCERT
Toast and Jam
Tim Dickey and friends perform original bluegrass, modern folk, Americana, swing and more. They can also cover any song in an acoustic format. Julie Charland and Tim are songwriters and multi instrumentalists who have been harmonizing for years. Come hear both new and older tunes.
Toast and Jam

Sunday, July 23
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Sensible Shoes
Sensible Shoes
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, July 25
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Cape Cod Climate Change
Join CCNS's Research Plant Ecologist Stephen Smith to learn how various aspects of climate change have influenced kettle ponds, salt marshes, and nearshore ocean conditions. There have been dramatic changes in air quality, water chemistry, and vegetation in these ecosystems, which will continue to change with ongoing global warming. Dr. Smith will discuss these changes, and the research and monitoring involved. .
Bob Prescott
Herring Cove Beach
Dr. Smith has a BS in biology and masters and doctoral degrees from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. After spending five years working on the restoration of the Florida Everglades, Smith began working at Cape Cod National Seashore in 2002. In his current position his activities are focused on understanding variabilities within plant communities in all of the national seashores ecosystems. A significant part of his work involves assessments of salt marsh ecosystem structure and function, and exotic and rare plant management.

Wednesday, July 26
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
The Groovalottos
The Groovalottos
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Thursday, July 27
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
FRIENDS CONCERT
Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers
Join us for an hour of fun with songs of travel and even a sneak preview of the Outer Cape Chorale's 2017-2018 season. This esteemed ensemble, under the direction of Allison Beavan, sings a variety of musical styles that will please every audience member.
Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers

Sunday, July 30
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Funktapus
Funktapus
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, August 1
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
The Legacy of JFK
John Allen, Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, will present a program in honor of JFK's 100th birthday.
John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, August 2
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Sarah Swain
Sarah Swain
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Thursday, August 3
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
FRIENDS CONCERT
Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
This lively group highlights Sarah on guitar and vocals, slide guitar virtuoso Jerry Smith, "Rocket" Ron Siegel on upright bass and Liam Hogg on drums. Their set features Sarah's original compositions, mixing in old Wanda Jackson and other classics as well as some lost garage rock nuggets. It's rockabilly with a splash of soul...and a vibrant energy that's downright contagious
Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys

Sunday, August 6
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
New Beach Band
New Beach Band
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Mapping the Landscapes of Outer Cape Cod: Coastal Change and Forest Canopies
Join Cape Cod National Seashore's GIS Specialist Mark Adams on a visual journey through the Seashore's changing landscape.

Wednesday, August 9
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
The Daggers
The Daggers
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Sunday, August 13
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Chandler Travis
Chandler Travis
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, August 15
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Storytelling with Rona Leventhal
Rona is one person, but many voices. An international performer, she shares stories from silly to serious and from mysterious to monstrous. Adults and children alike will enjoy her tales.
Rona Leventhal

Wednesday, August 16
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Digney Fignus
Digney Fingus
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Sunday, August 20
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
Steve Morgan & the Kingfish
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, August 22
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Expedition Whydah
Underwater explorer and marine archaeologist Barry Clifford will present highlights from his discovery of the Whydah pirate ship and subsequent dives.
barry clifford

Wednesday, August 23
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
The Grab Brothers
The Grab Brothers
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Sunday, August 27
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Zoe Lewis
Zoe Lewis
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Tuesday, August 29
7:00 PM
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Eastham
TUESDAY EVENINGS AT SALT POND
Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon
Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon will present "Once Upon a Tide", his fun and fishy celebration that moves from the sandy beach to the briny deep. Audiences of all ages will fall under the Chameleon's spell.
Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon

Wednesday, August 30
6:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
Johnny & the Washashores
Johnny & the Washashores
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Wednesday, September 3
5:30 PM
Herring Cove Beach
Provincetown
HERRING COVE BEACH
Summer Concert Series at Herring Cove Beach
The Rip it Ups
The Rip it Ups
Bring your own chairs to the free "Sunset Concerts on the Beach".

Payomet Performing Arts Center

The Payomet Performing Arts Center Tent
is located at Highlands Center inside Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro

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