Hot days call for cool water. If you are looking for an aquatic adventure, consider a sail on a Gundalow out of Portsmouth, a jaunt on a runabout on Lake Winnipesaukee, or a narrated cruise of Lake Sunapee.
Summer brings plenty of Summer Stock Theater to New Hampshire. No matter where you reside, there is most likely a theater within driving distance. Many of the theaters have been in operation for over 80 years, and many are also housed in historic structures. Here are five theaters, and five plays, to keep you entertained over three days.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Derry Opera House. The Derry Opera House is a Colonial Revival building designed by architect George G. Adams, and was completed in 1904.
Canterbury Shaker Village is offering a new event: Arts Week.
The event offers both contemporary and traditional arts for all audiences, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 17 to July 21.
Wednesday is a free day for families, and includes a 2 p.m. performance of “Child of Faerie, Child of Earth,” by Manchester’s Ballet Misha. There will also be face painting, outdoor crafts, lawn games and tractor hayrides.
New Hampshire is known for its natural beauty, and this is certainly the perfect time of year to enjoy it, but equally enticing are the artistic vistas on view at the many museums and galleries located throughout the state. What could be better on a hot (or rainy) day than an hour or so of tempered air and a glimpse into another world, real or imagined?
The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester is presenting the work of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in an exhibit that runs through May 20th. Saint-Gaudens was the most important American sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th century, and this is the first major museum exhibit of his work in New England in more than 30 years.
It’s tough to find a venue in New Hampshire to view modern dance. While “Nutcrackers” abound at the holidays and international dance troupes turn up at the big theatres, modern dance is a far more elusive creature.
New Hampshire is a rural state, which is great for recreation, but not so great if you are a foodie, at least when it comes to shopping for gourmet ingredients.
But some savvy shoppers have discovered that fancy food can also be found at couple of accessible and unexpected emporiums: Ocean State Job Lots (“Home of Adventure Shopping”) and Marshalls (“Your Surprise is Waiting”).
There are many foods you can consume to set yourself on the right course for 2017. Most do not require cooking. Perhaps your good fortune will multiply if you combine a few. Here are some suggestions for twenty-four hours of charm-laden eating.
Good news for those of you who detest the early darkness—the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice will occur on Wednesday, December 21, at 5:44 a.m. EST. If you can’t make it to Stonehenge, there are plenty of places in New Hampshire to celebrate like a Druid.
If you need a break from baking, wrapping and card-writing, you can immerse yourself in one of the many seasonal performances on offer this weekend.
Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln is presenting The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Musical, on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. An adaptation of the children’s book by Barbara Robinson, this “bad kids crash local Christmas pageant and chaos ensues” is high energy and madcap.
Although it is only, technically, the middle of the month, Thanksgiving is quickly bearing down upon us. If you have been too caught up in the news to make a grocery list or crack a cookbook, here are some ways to get your head in the game this weekend.
Climate change is by and large an issue discussed by scientists, but a current show at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth is devoted to the topic.
“Rise: Climate Change in Our World” is an exhibition featuring work by current students, alumni, technical staff and faculty from UNH. The UNH art department collaborated with NextGen Climate NH, an environmental advocacy organization and 3S Artspace.
Although you would be hard-pressed to find a palm tree or a kalua pig roast in New Hampshire, there are a plethora of ukulele opportunities in the Granite State. The uke is a four-string member of the lute family, and originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, an adaptation of the Portuguese machete. According to Hawaiian lore, the name means "the gift that came here”, from the Hawaiian words uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come).
For a small state, New Hampshire has a plethora of private schools, each with a rich academic and cultural heritage. Although the schools are private, many have art galleries that are open to the public. Student and faculty art shows are on regular offer, but there is also compelling and unique work from both national and international artists.
With frost on the ground your thoughts may be running to the other Frost, the poet whom we claim as a “resident,” although he was actually born in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts.
There are two former Frost homes in New Hampshire—one in Derry and one in Franconia. The Robert Frost Farm is a National Historic Landmark, and a remnant of New Hampshire’s agricultural past in now-suburban Derry.
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is opening a new gallery space on Main Street in Hanover on September 16th. The museum itself is closed until 2019 while it undergoes a major expansion project, but Director John Stomberg and his staff came up with a way to keep the Hood engaged in the community.
The endless summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to dial into the surf scene on the New Hampshire Seacoast. If you are a gremmie or a grommet (inexperienced surf enthusiast), and want to avoid looking like a tourist or an inland squid, here is a paddle out primer.