It is unfortunately a very large habit for locals to skiddadle out of town during Yankee Homecoming, not that they would be missed as downtown is indeed packed during this week. But the First Friday Friends Social is largely designed for locals in the Greater Newburyport Area and it would be a shame to miss out.
While the tourists will be milling about outside, there will be the Port food (each event highlights a distant port that Newburyport ship captains had visited) and fine wines from France (Courtesy of the Grand Trunk) and Spanish wines from when the El Galeon was here; and of course, the official beer of the museum, Newburyport Brewery.
The tourists can’t come in unless they can finagle a relative or friend from town.
It will be very nice to be mingling while the riff-raff are outside!
6:00 PM Sharp. Goes to 8:30.
The talk by the way is on the important role our ship builders played during the first world war – not WWI but the French & Indian War!
Port Food is Gotenburg, Sweden (Authentic and not the typical Swedish meatballs!)
Remember: Free to Members only and their invited friends. If you join the Museum, you too can invite your friends!
In fact, you can join this very night and just walk right on in!
Refuse to be a member? You can stand out on the sidewalk with the rest of the riff-raff!
My suggestion: Join and Invite!
Membership has awesome privileges!