Coming Events – September 2009

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The September schedule of special programs & events at Halibut Point State Park begins with the park’s final Sunday Sounds concert.  On Sunday, September 6th at 3:00pm it’ll be Willie Alexander and the Persistence of Memory Orchestra.  Don’t miss this long-time Boston rock legend and enduring icon.  Willie Alexander’s career spans the 1960’s “Bosstown Sound” as a member of The Lost and Bagatelle, thru a stint in The Velvet Underground, onto ground-breaking 1970’s punk as leader of Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band and in recent decades noteworthy solo projects in music, art and literature.  For more on this musician and his resplendent body of work, go to:  This concert is sponsored by the Friends of Halibut Point State Park and like all programs & events at Halibut Point, it is FREE.  Yes, it’ll be Willie Alexander at Halibut Point! 

On Sunday, September 20 at 8:00am the park will host its monthly Birding for Beginners program.  Meet Peter Van Demark in the parking lot.

The Center for Wildlife of Cape Neddick, Maine is once again offering a special program at Halibut Point, this time on Saturday, September 26th at 1:00pm.  New England Birds of Prey features live ambassador raptors such as hawks and owls along with a presentation detailing the lives of these amazing creatures and the challenges they face today.  Please have a look at their website – – to learn more about their mission of strengthening regional capacity to protect wildlife through rehabilitation, conservation and education.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Halibut Point State Park. 

Standard programming for September at Halibut Point include the Quarry Tour every Saturday morning at 10:00am which entails a video, granite-splitting demonstration and a walk around the Babson Farm quarry.  The Tower Tour, every Sunday at 12:00pm, details the military history of the park, including a climb-up the five stories of its artillery fire control tower.  Tidepools will be offered twice in Spetember – on Monday, September 7th at 8:00am and on Monday, September 14th at 2:00pm.  And Dragonflies in the Park, an exploration of the life of odonata, is scheduled for Friday, September 4th & 11th at 1:00pm.  Click here for a flyer you can download containing Halibut Point’s September schedule.

Coming in October – The DCR and Trustees of Reservations present The Cape Ann Ice Age Trail – a two day event at Halibut Point State Park and Ravenswood Park in Gloucester.


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