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HyArts-Artist Shanties free music: Cape Harmony-female a cappella

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending on Aug 08 at 7:30 PM

HyArts-Artist Shanties free music: 
Cape Harmony-female a cappella

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

180 Ocean Street / Bismore Park

Friday evenings, 6:30-7:30PM

July 11, 18th, 25th, August 1st and 8th, 2014

Dynamic group of 10 talented and passionate girls sharing their superb sound, unique quality and creative energy!



Friday Nights of Family Fun

Hyannis Main Street

Starting at 7:00 PM

Ending on Aug 15 at 8:00 PM

Friday Nights of Family Fun, sponsored by Rockland Trust, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, the Town of Barnstable and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature different performances each week at Wackenhammer’s Clockwork Arcade & Carousel at 541 Main Street. Each Friday, there will be two 20 minute performances at 6pm and 7pm.

Schedule of Performances:

July 11- The Odaiko Taiko Drummers
July 18- Sunny the Horse
July 25- Jenny the Juggler
August 1- The Airly Acrobats
August 8- Zak Morgan
August 15- Magician and Face painter

In addition to these performances, Janoah the Juggler will perform at 7pm at Kandy Korner, 474 Main Street, each week.

Kids and adults alike will love these fun, lively and impressive performers each week.



Wednesday Talks and Tunes

Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending on Aug 20 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday Talks and Tunes

A  Summer Series of Programs at the Hyannis Public Library

      All are Welcome        Free of Charge

Wednesdays at 6pm (unless otherwise noted)

Then stroll over to the town green to enjoy the weekly Town Band Concerts, 7pm, open to all

July 2             Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong:  Supreme Artist/Supreme Man with educator and author Mick Carlon

July 9             What Papa Told Me   A memoir of a Holocaust survivor, with author Felice Cohen

July 16           Barnstable’s First Settlement: 1638-1639 with author Nancy Rubin Stuart

July 23           The Real Story Behind the Fiction: The Old Cape House  with author Barbara Eppich Struna

July 30 **at 5:30**    The Maritime History of Hyannis with historian and author Jim Gould

August 6       Louise O’Neil   (title to be announced)

August 13      Barnstable Past & Present with Len Gobeil

August 20     Beautiful Cuba: A travelogue with Barnstable Patriot reporter Kathleen Szmit



HyArts-Artist Shanties free music: MJ and the IN Crowd -jazz standards and more!

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending on Aug 21 at 8:00 PM

HyArts-Artist Shanties free music: 
MJ and the IN Crowd -jazz standards and more!

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park

Thursday evenings, July 3, 10 & 17 and August 7, 14 & 21, 6:00-8:00PM



TD Bank Cool Jazz Nights

Hyannis Main Street

Starting at 7:00 PM

Ending on Aug 21 at 9:00 PM

The first 2014 Cool Jazz Night will kick-off on Thursday, July 3rd featuring two bands. The Hyannis Jazz Ensemble Quartet with Mike Conners, Binney Stone, Rod McCauley and Iain Ellis will perform outside Palio Pizzeria on The Piazza at 435 Main Street from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. every Thursday from July 3rd through August 21st. The Hyannis Jazz Ensemble Trio with Alan Clinger, Dan Sullivan and Matt Brown or Ron Ormsby will perform outside various Main Street businesses each week from7 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Thursday from July 3rd- August 21st.

Thursday, July 3- Thursday, August 21, 7-9pm
Hyannis Jazz Ensemble Quartet performs at Palio Pizzeria, 435 Main Street

Thursday, July 3- Thursday, August 21, 7-9pm
Hyannis Jazz Ensemble Trio performs at:
July 3- Cape Cod Harley Davidson, 615 Main Street
July 10- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, 352 Main Street
July 17- 586 Bistro & Bar, 586 Main Street
July 24- Fazio's Trattoria & Restaurant, 294 Main Street
July 31- Vista de Mare, 430 Main Street
August 7- Cellar Leather, 578 Main Street
August 14- Jack's Drum Shop, 347 Main Street
August 21- Beech Tree Cantina, 599 Main Street



Family Fun Friday

Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street

Starting at 3:00 PM

Ending on Aug 22 at 4:00 PM

Family Fun Fridays

at the

Hyannis Public Library

All programs are at 3:00 p.m.


July 11  -  Summer Fun – Stories, crafts and activities to celebrate summer.

July 18 - David Ira Rottenberg reads his book Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig featuring ballerinas from the Cape Cod Dance Studios performing an interpretation of the story. Dancers will lead a mini-movement lesson following the performance. Bring your dancing shoes and cameras. Copies of the author’s books will be available for sale and signing.

July 25  -  Christmas in July with a visit from Vacation Cape Cod Santa.  Enjoy Christmas songs, stories, crafts and refreshments.

August 1 -  Pitter Patter Puppets with Mary Wilson.  Join us for an interactive, inventive and extremely funny puppet show. The program is best for children birth to 5, but is enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

August 8 -  It’s Magic! with The Amazing Richard. Magic, Mystery and Fun for the whole family!

August 15  - Seashore Art and Nature with Mary Richmond. Join Cape Cod artist and naturalist, Mary Richmond, for a fun, hands-on lesson about native shells, shellfish and more. Each participant will make their very own simple shell necklace to take home. This program is best for families with children 4+. Very young children will need help with the project, but are welcome to attend with an adult.

August 22  -  Children’s Book Author Susan O’Hara will read some of her sports-themed picture books. She has written Christie Plays Softball, Tim’s First Baseball Game, Christie Plays Field Hockey, and Tim’s First Soccer Game. There will be sports related activities as well. Copies of the books will be available for sale and signing.


These events are part of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District Fun Family Fridays



Art on Loan" featuring Viola Holmgren

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending on Aug 23 at 5:00 PM

The "Art on Loan" program at Barnstable Town Hall  displays the work of local artists on the 2nd floor meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.  Now through August 23rd the walls feature the works of Viola Holmgren.  This program provides opportunity for local artists to temporarily display their work on meeting room walls around Barnstable Town Hall. 

Viola Holmgren says of her style and work, “ I am a mostly self-taught artist with eclectic visual interests who paints in oils, en plein air and creates mixed media compositions and imagery through my paintings and photography.”  Viola says she is fortunate to live on Cape Cod and loves living here because her canvas is never empty. She has been a resident of Cape Cod for almost 20 years and is currently serving as the First Vice-President for the Yarmouth Art Guild. 

Viola Holmgren can be reached at or on facebook  and via her website at



Children's Chess Club

Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street

Starting at 11:15 AM

Children's Chess Club at the Hyannis Public Library on Wednesdays, from July 2 -  August 15, at 11:15 a.m. - this club is for children who already know the basics of chess and would like to play with others who enjoy the game. Please feel free to bring your own chess set to share with others.



Weekly PhotoWalks of scenic Hyannis Village on Wednesdays

Meet at JFK Museum, 397 Main Street

Starting at 9:00 AM

Ending on Aug 27 at 10:30 AM

Join us this summer for PhotoWalks of scenic Hyannis Village. Explore picturesque locales and the art of photography with helpful tips along the way! 

Your experienced photographer guide will highlight photo ops including historic and scenic sights and other points of interest, while offering tips on how to use your camera and take better pictures.

Walks last approximately 90 minutes and go out on cloudy or sunny days. Bring anything that takes pictures – even your cell phone! Groups depart from JFK Museum, 397 Main Street in Hyannis. Street parking and a municipal parking lot behind the Museum. Registration required.

2014 PhotoWalk schedule:
Every ​Wednesday morning at 9am ~ July and August

Cost: $20 adult / $15 senior or student / $5 children 12 and under (with participating adult)



Barnstable Town Band-free concerts

Hyannis Village Green

Starting at 7:00 PM

The Barnstable Town Band invites everyone to our 2014 Summer Concert Series. Concerts are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM starting July 2nd and run weekly through August 27. We will also play a concert on the 4th of July immediately following the Parade. The concerts are at the band shell on the village green behind town hall. All concerts are free. There are no seats provided for the audience, but the lawn area in front of the bandstand is open. It is wheelchair accessible and lawn chairs are welcome. There is plenty of space for kids to play, or for the family to have a picnic. The band plays a crowd-pleasing mix of show tunes, pop tunes, classics, marches, etc. It’s a great way for friends and family, four to ninety-four, to spend an evening together. We hope to see you there.



Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties

Starting at 7:00 PM

Ending on Aug 30 at 8:00 PM


Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park

Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis and enjoy a variety of music, several days a week:

Singer Songwriter Spotlight series
Saturday evenings, 7-8PM, featuring new musicians each week. 

Every Saturday, July 12th-August 30th, 2014

The Singer/Songwriter Spotlight Series

Note: There are no rain dates. 

July 12: Alicia Mathewson. Alicia Mathewson is a singer, healer, teacher and owner of Sounding Still Wellness. She uses her voice, wisdom and creativity to help people awaken to their true nature and be happy.

July 19: Monica Rizzio. You may know Monica from her days as front woman of the New England band Tripping Lily. Her latest project, Monica Rizzio & Old King’s Highway, draws on her Texas roots and bridges folk, country, and bluegrass.

July 26: Jordan Renzi. Jordan made her musical debut in 2011 at a series of open mics on Cape Cod where she received instant recognition as an emerging indie-folk artist with her unique and deeply moving lyrics and delivery.

August 2: Ami Yares. Ami is a guest musician for the series. A folk musician living in Jaffa, Israel, Ami is touring the United States this summer playing Middle Eastern Americana Music.

August 9: Todd Nickerson. Local singer/songwriter Todd Nickerson is one half of the acoustic guitar duo 6 East, which released its second album Rising this year. His style spans American roots music, folk, rock and country.

August 16: Catie Flynn. Catie is a singer/songwriter born and raised on Cape Cod whose first solo record “Let Me Down Slow” was released last summer. She was also the winner of the 2010 Cape Cod Songwriters Competition.

August 23: Frank Consiglio. Old country, rock, folk and blues are Frank’s wheelhouse, with an occasion jazz chord thrown in. He plays guitar, harmonica, and mandolin around the Cape, and with his blues, roots and reggae band Pi.

August 30: Jim Lough. Engaging guitar and mandolin player Jim Lough has a unique sound you won’t soon forget, belting out bluegrass, country and rock originals and covers. He is a member of local band Riley Coyote.



Kennedy Legacy Trail

Hyannis Main Street area

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Year round, free self guided walking tour

Kennedy Legacy

The Kennedy Legacy Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod.  The 1.6 mile trail consists of 10 informational signs that are placed at key locations from Main Street to the harbor, finishing up at the JFK Memorial at Veteran¹s Beach  Each stop provides a brief history of the site and its significance to the Kennedy¹s and their life on Cape Cod.  Visitors along the trail can retrieve additional information by accessing the QR code or dialing the number on each sign.  Follow the blue sail stencils on the sidewalks leading the way to each stop.  Brochures and maps will be available at the JFK Museum on MainStreet, Hyannis.




Pearl Street Artist Studios and Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

46 and 50 Pearl Street, Hyannis

Pearl Street Artist Studios and Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

Year round,  open studios and exhibits

46 and 50  Pearl Street, Hyannis

Located on the corner arts campus at Pearl and South streets, the Guyer Barn is a showcase for local artists in a wide variety of genres.  Ongoing art exhibits, drop in art classes and workshops, small works gallery and gift shop.  Open weekends.  The art studios are open most Saturdays and weekdays by chance.  Sarah Holl ArtSpace at 46 Pearl is studio/gallery of Sarah Holl, a professional artist who has worked in clay and paint for over 20 years.  See the works of art in a unique setting complete with a resident ghost.  Open Saturdays 1-4PM and always by appointment.



Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

Guyer Barn, 250 South Street

Adjacent to Barnstable Town Hall parking lot, the Barn is accessible from Hyannis Main Street, through the Public Parking lot access, right after JFK Museum and before Hyannis Public Library. 

CURRENT HOURS:  The barn is open various hours, year round.  You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops.  Other hours by chance and always by appointment.  
In addition, the following hours doors will be open: 
November and December 2013:  
Tuesdays, noon-4P, staffed by volunteer and cartoonist, Joe Quigley.
Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11am-6pm
Fridays/Saturdays, 11am-7pm
Sundays, 11am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

The Guyer Barn is a showcase for emerging and established local artists in a wide variety of genres. It is a community art space – a working artist studio and professional artist gallery supporting and promoting the arts where visitors gather year round to enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and workshops and performances.  The Center is part of the HyArts campus of town owned properties-which includes Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street and Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl.   50 Pearl was once a residential home and has a rich history as a gathering place for local artists.  Playwrights and poets congregated at the home for lively readings and original Vernon B. Coleman murals decorate the basement walls.


Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!

Aselton Park/Corner of Ocean Street & South Street

Starting at 6:00 PM

Ending at 7:30 PM

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!

Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street

Tuesdays in July, 6-7:30PM

July 29th Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape musicians. Bring your blankets and dancing shoes!  Performances are listed at Free parking available Town Hall, 230 South Street. Public restrooms at Bismore Park on the Harbor.  No rain dates.  All events are free and family friendly.



The Downtown Farmer's Market

First Baptist Church, 486 Main Street

Starting at 2:00 PM

Ending on Oct 29 at 6:00 PM

Every Wednesday through October 29th at the First Baptist Church, 486 Main Street, Hyannis.

Get fresh foods and organic products from local farmers and merchants!

Vendors this year are:

Angell Organics

Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest Jelly

Crow Farm

Great Cape Baking

Kayak Cookies

Know Whey Artisan Cheese

Not Enough Acres Farm

Summer House Soaps

Thyme After Thyme

Wellfleet Sea Salt Company

Miss Scarlet's Farm

Lemanis Olive Oil



Lobster Roll Luncheons

Federated Church of Hyannis, 320 Main Street

Starting at 11:30 AM

Ending on Sep 05 at 1:30 PM

The Federated Church of Hyannis continues its 57 year of Lobster Roll Luncheons on Friday July 11, and continue each Friday until September 5th, from 11:30 to 1:30. The same menu will be offered each Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:30.  The Hyannis Sound performs each Friday night at 8:00, so come early and treat yourself to supper before the show.

The menu features our famous Lobster Rolls, or a choice of hot dog, egg salad sandwich or chicken ceasar salad.  All meals include chips, pickles, homemade dessert and drink.  Prices range from $5.00 to $13.00.  Take out orders for the luncheon are available  by calling the Church office at 508-775-0298.



Hyannis Harbor Art Shanties -2014 season

Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis

The shanties are open:

11AM-at least 5PM:   Weekends Friday--Sunday, May 16th -June 22nd, 2014, including Memorial Day.
11AM-at least 8PM:   Seven days a week, Friday, June 23rd-August 31, 2014.
11AM-at least 5PM:   Seven days a week, Monday, September 1st-September 28th, 2014.


Hyannis Harbor Art Shanties -2014 season

Ocean Street/Bismore Park Hyannis

Visitors to the shanties will find items as unique as the artists themselves.


The HyArts Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor/Bismore Park open for the 2014  season on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11AM.   The shanties provide visitors to Hyannis Harbor the opportunity to find something made on Cape Cod, sometimes with indigenous materials, to bring home as a remembrance of their visit.  The program features Cape Cod artists,  who frequently work on their craft right at their “seaside studio” .  Shanties are open Friday’s –Sunday’s in May/June, including Monday, Memorial Day; seven days a week as of June 23rd, always open from 11AM. 

This year  over 68 artists will participate in the program. Artwork varies throughout the season and over 15 mediums will be featured including photography, jewelry, painting, knits, fiber arts, glass, assemblages, ceramics, rope work, mosaics, woodworking, window art, literary arts and more.  This year on one of the weekends, two artists from L.I.F.E. (Living Independently Forever, Inc, supporting diversity in the workforce) and Cape Cod Can will be featured.  Cape Cod Can will feature the work over 100 students created under the direction of local Cape artists made during their Arts is for Everyone for people with disabilities program.  One shanty (green) will  house Chris Letsche, who features marine rope work items and jewelry in the green shanty.  All other artists will rotate throughout the season. 

In July and August, musical entertainment is planned for several days a week.  In addition free jazz concerts are scheduled for each Saturday in September.


Summer Speaker Series: Sergei Khruschev

Barnstable High School, Knight Auditorium, 744 West Main Street

Starting at 6:30 PM

Ending at 8:00 PM

As a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Dr. Sergei Khruschev focuses his research on the former Soviet Union's transition from a centralized to a decentralized society, as well as its transformation from a central to a market economy and its international security during this transition. One of his points of interest is the creation of a criminal society in Russia as a consequence of the mistakes in the early stages of market reformation. He is also interested in the history of the Cold War and the turning points in the relations between the US and the Soviet Union in the Khruschev, Eisenhower and Kennedy periods. Another focus of Dr. Khruschev's interests is the history of Soviet missiles and space development, in which he played an active role, from 1958- 1968.

Tickets are $25, $10 for Students
This event is a general seating event
$50 for a ticket to a private reception with Sergei Khruschev at JFK Hyannis Museum and preferred seating (limited number of tickets available). The private reception is 5-6pm

This event is sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, 508-790-3077

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