Marty Bruemmel Greater Hyannis Chamver of Commerce President & CEO
The residents, businesses, Board of Directors and members of the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce welcome you! We invite you to what we call home and cannot wait to share the beauty and our hospitality with you. The Greater Hyannis Chamber provides new and returning visitors, prospective businesses and residents as much information, advice and assistance as needed to ensure that your vacation, move or business launch is as seamless and successful as possible.
Stop at the Chamber Visitor Center on the Village Green between Memorial and Columbus Day to get maps, brochures and ask a “local” for beach, dining, art gallery, shopping, transportation, excursion, and recreation recommendations. Familyfriendly Barnstable is the Cape’s largest town in both size and population, with seven distinct villages. Hyannis, the most celebrated and renowned, is the transportation, commercial, mercantile, and spiritual “heart” of Cape Cod. Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis and Osterville lie along Nantucket Sound. Singular Marstons Mills is an inland village, but it is a special one, indeed. Historic Barnstable Village and West Barnstable are situated on Cape Cod Bay and Route 6A, the Old Kings Highway.
From pastoral byways to sandy crescents of stunning beaches, each village offers its own set of charms and “must-sees” to explore! Welcome! Enjoy your stay!
Administrative Office: 397 Main Street inside the JFK Museum Hyannis, MA 02601
Visitor Center: (Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day) 367 Main Street On the Village Green Hyannis, MA
Board of Directors:
Board Officers: Chair Matt Pitta The Davenport Companies
Immediate Past Chair Todd Deluca Boston Business Technology
Vice Chair Judy Crocker Make You Known Marketing
Treasurer Donald Robichaud Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
Secretary Alison McSorley DoubleTree by Hilton
Rob Reisner Cape Cod Five
Kathy Jensen Cape Cod RTA
Deana Towns Kayajan Cape Cod Healthcare
Brian Morrison Barnstable Police Department
Dan Gervais Gervais Group Real Estate Services
Michael Princi Princi Mills Law
Warren Rutherford The Executive Suite
Bryan Scarpelini Copeland, Chevy, Subaru of Hyannis
Chamber Staff :
President/CEO Marty Bruemmel
Information Specialist Maureen Harris
Information Specialist Nancy Gold
Digital Marketing Specialist Debbie Cordo
Membership and Sales Steve Richards
Publisher: Cape & Plymouth Business Media
SHOP SMALL AND SHOP LOC AL at Cape Cod businesses that help support our community year-round with online and in-person shopping and dining.
A peek at what the Villages of Barnstable have to offer
Barnstable Village The Village of Barnstable is the Town of Barnstable’s most historic village. Set along the Old Kings Highway, here one finds many period buildings, some dating back to the 17th century, and historic sites within the village core. Barnstable Village (which shares its name with the county and town) is also the site of the County Complex, town offices, courts and Registry of Deeds. Barnstable Harbor is a working harbor as well as a Mid-Cape embarkation point for popular seasonal whale watches. Its small business district near the harbor includes restaurants, galleries and studios, the renowned Barnstable Comedy Club, several museums, business services and coffee shops. A number of small, secret beaches with stunning Sandy Neck views can be found along 6A.
Centerville Village Originally called Chequaquet, and named because of its central location, Centerville is primarily residential, but has a lovely bowered Main Street with elegant homes, quaint shops, museums, steepled churches and a popular one-of-a-kind ice creamery. It sits along Nantucket Sound on the south side of town. Several crescents of landmark white sandy beaches in its Craigville neighborhood, directly opposite lip-smacking clam shacks, are extremely popular. Several beaches are sandwiched between Nantucket Sound and the meandering Centerville River, a popular kayaking venue.
Cotuit Village Cotuit is a semi-peninsular coastal buffer between Osterville and Mashpee whose Wampanoag name is derived from “place of the council.” This smallest village — including five square miles with 12 miles of coastline surrounded on three sides by water — was part of a 1648 land purchase negotiated by Plymouth Colony’s Myles Standish. Primarily residential, Cotuit lies on Nantucket Sound and Cotuit Bay, with several smaller beaches such as Ropes, Riley’s, Loop and Oregon beaches. Interestingly, this land purchase was consummated in exchange for “one great brass kettle seven spans in wideness round about, and one broad hoe,” a fun fact memorialized in the popular Kettle-Ho, a village restaurant and tavern. Many are familiar with delicious Cotuit oysters, which are farmed here. The village contains stately homes, historic architecture, Cotuit Center for the Arts and Cahoon Museum of American Art. Cotuit’s northwestern edge is called Santuit, a small hamlet at the junction of Main Street and Routes 28 and 130.
Hyannis Village Hyannis (and Wianno, a section of Osterville) derived its distinctive name from Iyannough, a kindly 17th century Wampanoag sachem, or chief, of the Mattakeese tribe. Its village green is marked by a bronze Iyannough statue. Hyannis is the Cape’s mercantile, transportation and business hub. Its historic mile-long Main Street is perfect for shopping, dining, strolling or people-watching. Buses, seasonal trains, island ferries and airplanes are near Main Street. The nostalgic working harbor is a five-minute walk as are museums and many services. Cape Cod Mall is within two miles of Main and many historic houses and buildings are found here. Several outstanding warm water beaches including Kalmus, a popular windand kite-surfing venue, are a short distance from the village center. Nearby, in the iconic hamlet of Hyannisport, President John F. Kennedy maintained a “summer White House” and the Kennedy family has been part of the Hyannis community for nearly a century!
Marstons Mills Village This village, surrounded by Cotuit, Centerville, Barnstable and West Barnstable, is without direct ocean access except via Prince’s Cove, far inland. Settled in the mid-1600s, there was a fulling mill and weaving operation along today’s Marstons Mills River. Today, this largely residential community features many cranberry bogs, lakes and kettle ponds as part of its glacial outwash plain, such as Mystic Lake and Middle and Hamblins ponds, but no salt water beaches. This verdant village is home to Cape Cod’s only grass airport, the circa 1929 Cape Cod Airfield, where bi-plane rides are offered. The 18-hole Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course sits on the site of an old fairgrounds. The pleasing village center, clustered around Main Street, Lovell’s Lane and River Road, offers quaint shops, restaurants and service shops. Burgess Park and its herring run provide enjoyment for residents and visitors, as does the disc golf course located there. A lovely pond located at Falmouth Road and Route 149, replete with a longterm resident swan pair, is charming year round.
Osterville Village As you might have surmised, this quiet village was once a center for oystering. Its original Native American name was Cotacheset. It remains a relatively obscure village that has a stupendously charming Main Street enclave of white clapboard buildings housing an upscale collection of shops, boutiques, galleries, eateries and banks. Cape Cod Academy, a private school, calls the village home. Along the village’s shady byways are some of Cape Cod’s most impressive and lavish homes. Many of these, and yet larger estates, remain unseen within a gated community at Oyster Harbors as well as Seapuit, Wianno and other parts of the village exclusively the domains of wealthy seasonal residents. Osterville has two private country clubs, the Wianno Club and Oyster Harbors, both featuring 18-hole golf courses, tennis facilities and beaches. Crosby Boat Yard, port to renowned Crosby catboats and Wianno seniors, is located here. The latter was a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. Dowses Beach is the only semi-public, resident-only beach. This lovely beach fronts Nantucket Sound and rears up to tranquil East Bay, a favorite of families with children.
West Barnstable Village This historic seaside village of slightly more than 3,000 residents in the town’s northwest corner, sitting along Cape Cod Bay and astride Route 6A — Old Kings Highway — is quintessential Cape Cod. Originally settled as a farming community, today it is mainly residential with pockets of shops, a few bed and breakfasts, glorious period architecture, cranberry bogs and the renowned and popular six-mile Sandy Neck barrier beach. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an influx of Finnish immigrants settled here; the village’s east side is sometimes called “Finn Town.” The magnificent signature 1717 West Parish meetinghouse at the village crossroads reaches for the heavens it invokes. A nostalgic train station marks a stop on the Cape Cod Railroad, replete with stationary train cars, plus village and feed stores, an art gallery and furniture crafters. The village comprises: Great Marsh, Sandy Neck and several smaller beaches; 1,100-acre West Barnstable; Bridge Creek; Otis Atwood and Jenkins Wildlife Sanctuary Conservation Areas; Cape Cod Community College; Cape Cod Conservatory of Music, Art, Drama and Dance; plus pockets of residential and mercantile properties.
DID YOU KNOW Since 1874 senators, dignitaries and presidents including President Ulysses S. Grant, President Grover Cleveland and, of course, President John F. Kennedy have visited or called Hyannis home.
BEACH,BABY Best beaches to see and be seen
The Town of Barnstable has more than 100 miles of splendid beaches, including Craigville Beach, the largest in the Mid-Cape area, and
Sandy Neck Beach with its nationally renowned hiking trails! Our world-famous beaches are perfect for long walks, finding seashells, swimming, snorkeling and surfing. Many beaches are equipped with rest rooms and snack bars/mobile canteens. So pack your sunscreen, towel, lounge chair, books, and toys for the kids, and get ready for a fun-filled, relaxing day at the beach!
Beach stickers can be obtained at the Community Youth Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis Monday-Saturday, 9am-4-pm, Sunday 9am-noon. (508) 790-6345
Time on the water is always time well spent. With the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean, even an hour at sea is our remedy to the rigors of everyday life.
Cape Codder Resort & Spa’s 30,000 square foot indoor/ outdoor water park features two 160- foot “Stars and Stripes” high-speed water slides as well as 50- and 80-foot water slides winding through a replica of a pirate ship. There is a 300- foot “stormy” river with waterfalls, rapids and a spouting humpback whale. “Pirate Bay” features a kiddie spray pool with dumping bucket, water cannons and small water slides. But the main attraction is the wave pool. Need a break? Hop in the 24-person Jacuzzi. Don’t worry about the weather; a retractable roof lets the sun shine in and protects you from cold and rain when needed.
ISLAND QUEEN FAIRY 75 Falmouth Heights Road, Falmouth, MA 02540 508-548-4800 · www.islandqueen.com
Getting to Martha’s Vineyard is half the fun on the Island Queen. Enjoy the enclosed lounge, outside decks and full-service snack bar. Parking is just 200 yards from the dock. Daily sailings beginning at 9 a.m. from late May to mid-October. Reservations required. Children 4 and under travel free! Enjoy the total experience.
Relax and enjoy the views as your guide explains the various points of interest. It’s a fascinating (and sometimes comical) history that includes aspects of our maritime industry and the people who established our waterfront community. Kids ride free on morning trips all season and specialty trips all summer.
Hy-Line Cruises of Hyannis welcomes you aboard our family of highspeed ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard! Offering online reservations, nearby parking, and on-board food service featuring local beer, wine and spirits, we’ll whisk you away to the islands in one hour, from one convenient location.
The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks.
With plays, musicals, entertainment, exhibits and classes in every imaginable art form, it’s no wonder that locals and visitors love to “Do it at Cotuit!” This season on the MainStage alone you will find: The Who’s Tommy, Silver Threads – A Musical Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Victor/Victoria, The Piano Men 2- A Musical Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Sound of Music. Perhaps you’d like to learn something new? Maybe try these classes: how to paint, throw pottery, make jewelry, how to play the ukulele, write poetry, learn ballet or take amazing photographs? Not to mention the exhibits, improv and live entertainment all year long.
JFK’s legacy comes alive in the place the Kennedy family still calls home in the summer! This year’s exhibits include: RFK-Ripple of Hope and Presidential Summers: The Kennedys on Cape Cod, not to mention JFK’s rocking chair on loan from the Waldorf Astoria New York where it has resided since the 35th president gave it to them in 1962. Coffee@ the Kennedy Museum offers weekly gatherings with noted authors, historians and experts on community issues.
Voted Cape Cod’s #1 Gift Shop by the readers of both Cape Cod Life Magazine and the Cape Cod Times, this hidden gem is both a gift shop and a dress boutique. Here you’ll find a gift for every occasion and some of the most beautiful, stylish, comfortable, and affordable dresses! And be sure to join owners and sisters, Corrie and Samantha, Wednesday nights on their Facebook Lives at 8:30 pm ET, where they bring the Plum Porch to you!
NIRVANA COFFEE COMPANY 3206 Main Street (Rt. 6A), Barnstable Village 508-744-6983 · www.nirvanacoffeecompany.com
Like a warm hug! Nirvana is consistently voted Best Coffee on Cape Cod by the readers of Cape Cod Life Magazine! Grab one of their Certified Fair Trade and organic bean coffees and a snack, and take a seat in their cozy living room-style setting. This is a great place to do a little creative work, enjoy a good book, meet up with a friend for an overdue chat, or just enjoy the picturesque village of Barnstable.
One of the foremost libraries on Cape Cod, the OVL goes way beyond the traditional library services of exhibits, speakers and classes for all ages. You will also find the Library of Things, Makerspace, an Entrepreneur Center, and so much more. Human Library coming the Summer of 2022! An event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people.
The best way to explore the Cape’s varied terrain is on foot, and walking trails are abundant on the Mid-Cape. Walk along beaches and salt marshes and through pine-scented woodlands. Don’t forget binoculars as the area is great for birdwatching!
The best way to explore the Cape’s varied terrain is on foot, and walking trails are abundant on the Mid-Cape. Walk along beaches and salt marshes and through pine-scented woodlands. Don’t forget binoculars as the area is great for birdwatching!
BARNSTABLE GREAT MARSH Route 6A, West Barnstable A 1.5-mile network of five trails meanders through forest, pond and marsh habitats with foot bridges, old rock walls and a cabin. Managed by Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.
BRIDGE CREEK CONSERVATION AREA Route 149, West Barnstable A collection of five trails that provide glimpses of an abandoned cranberry bog, streams and stone walls. The North Trail also offers a marsh view that’s great for bird watching.
CROCKER NECK CONSERVATION AREA Santuit Road, Cotuit This area offers a 1.5-mile woodland walk that presents marsh and beach habitats. Picnic tables available.
LONG POND CONSERVATION AREA Santuit-Newtown Road, Cotuit This 37-acre expanse includes two miles of trails traversing through fields and woodlands with two observation decks overlooking the pond. The interpretive trail includes 30 stops highlighting the vegetation, ecology and geology of the area.
LUMBERT POND Lumbert Mill Road, Centerville Approximately 36 acres, with nearly ¾ mile of trails that wander through pitch pine/oak woodland, wooded swamps and along the eastern edge of Lumbert Pond.
OLD JAIL LANE CONSERVATION AREA Old Jail Lane, West Barnstable Well-marked, mostly upland trails through woodlands including a glacial mound that makes for challenging hiking.
OTIS ATWOOD CONSERVATION AREA West Barnstable Road, Osterville A 1.5-mile loop travels over hilly terrain through a pine and oak forest mixed with holly and white pines. A spur connects to West Barnstable Conservation Area Trails.
SANDY NECK Off Route 6A, West Barnstable A 6-mile long barrier beach offers glimpses of vast dunes, vernal pools, maritime forests and salt marsh through a network of trails. Keen observers may find rare and endangered birds, plants and wildlife along the way. Limited trail parking available. town.barnstable.ma.us/ SandyNeckPark
SANTUIT POND PRESERVE 117 Main Street, Santuit This 287-acre property abutting the town of Mashpee provides protected habitat for fish and wildlife conservation and passive public recreation on three miles of walking trails. Habitats include pine-oak forest, beech-holly forest, maple swamps, wet meadows and vernal pools. Rare animals include the Eastern box turtle, spotted turtle, spotted salamander and worm-eating warbler.
SKUNKNETT RIVER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 345 Bumps River Road, Osterville Explore a mile of trails on this former mill site that includes views of West Pond, where you might spot black-crowned night-herons, osprey and migrating ducks; an Atlantic white cedar swamp and a trail with American holly and a vernal pool. massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlifesanctuaries/skunknett-river/
MARY DUNN TRAIL Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis Six miles to roam along a rocky path with a view of Mary Dunn Pond.
HATHAWAY’S POND Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis An approximately one-mile trail with a view of the pond. Restrooms and picnic tables available at this location.
EAGLE POND SANCTUARY Putnam Avenue, Cotuit Managed by the Barnstable Land Trust, this 152-acre spot offers two woodland loops, a 1.5-mile trail with a pond view and an outer loop, just over three miles. blt.org
WEST BARNSTABLE CONSERVATION AREA Access from different points including Crooked Cartway, Popple Bottom Road, Farmersville Road or Prospect Street. Three marked trails for beginner to advanced hikers located on a 1,100-acre woodland property popular with birdwatchers. The Trail of Tears includes a challenging north and south loop for more advanced hikers. Big Ring Trail is a rocky, 2.8-mile loop for all skill levels; also popular with horseback riders and mountain bikers.
WHELAN CONSERVATION AREA Stage Road, West Barnstable A 1.5-mile easy trail meanders through sandplain grasslands.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is the country’s premier amateur summer league, featuring top college prospects hoping to showcase their skills. A Cape League baseball game is a can’t-miss summer activity for both locals and tourists, and there’s no better spot to check it out than Hyannis.
Baseball is America’s pastime, and most visitors to the Boston area immediately think of going to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox. It’s a classic Boston experience, and certainly worth the trip. That said, it can be pricey. At Fenway, you’re likely to pay $50 per ticket, $40 to park, and another $25 for a hot dog and a beer. If you bring family, the costs can add up even more. If you’re heading over the bridge onto the Cape, there’s another baseball experience waiting for you that won’t break the bank.
Baseball has stuck in America’s consciousness for so long because at its core it’s a community game, a coming together, from kids playing Wiffle Ball to Little League to college and all the way to the Major Leagues. A Hyannis Harbor Hawks game honors the joy and family feel of the sport, without the cost and extravagance. At McKeon Park, you’ll be greeted by friendly interns at each gate, with a bucket for donations. There’s no price for admission, simply a suggested $5 donation to help keep the nonprofit league humming. Attending the game, you’ll find local Cape Codders, tourists, and Major League scouts all sharing the bleachers around the field. There are cheap snacks, a 50-50 raffle, and a speed pitch stand where you can see how hard you throw. If you’ve got kids who can’t sit still for long, this is the right place to be! On the first base side, there is a large grassy area, where children run around throughout the game while the rest of the family sits nearby on the bleachers.
The biggest draw, of course, and what really makes these games special, is the quality of the baseball. Former Cape Cod League players include Chris Sale, Aaron Judge and George Springer, and you’re likely to see at least one or two future Major Leaguers on the field on any given night. For most of these players, it’s their first time in a wood bat league (like the Major Leagues), which means a hard hit ball makes that perfect solid-wood sound off the bat. There are pitchers throwing fastballs 95 miles per hour, and scouts leaning forward with their radar guns, trying to pick out the next MLB All-Star. When you go to a Major League game, especially if you don’t end up in the box seats, the players can be little figures down on the field. Not at McKeon! The bleachers are mere feet away from the infield grass, offering a unique opportunity to feel immersed in the game.
Another thing that makes catching a Harbor Hawks game the perfect Cape Cod summer activity is that it can be one part of a great night out in downtown Hyannis! Our concession stand has food for the game, including hot dogs, chips and pizza from Regina Pizzeria, but if you’re looking for a sit-down meal, you’re only a short walk away from tons of great options. Consider Colombo’s, Alberto’s, and the Brazilian Grill for dinner on Main Street. For dessert, try Ben and Jerry’s, Colombo’s, or if you’re willing to drive, Cape Cod Creamery, which is only a few minutes away. If you’d like to take a sunset stroll along the water, the harbor is a short walk from the field and you can stop by the artist shanties, seaside studios where local artists sell their work. There are excellent dinner options there as well, like the Black Cat Tavern, Spanky’s Clam Shack, and Baxter’s.
On a pleasant evening this summer, come enjoy the fun and relaxing atmosphere of a Harbor Hawks game. It’s the perfect baseball experience, where you can watch a talented prospect hit a 350-foot home run, and then watch a group of kids go running out beyond the fence and come back with the baseball as a souvenir. You can get autographs after the game, and have the kind of classic summer night that makes the Cape such a fun place to visit. Take a look at the schedule and make a plan to come by. We can’t wait to see you!
Browse among the colorful shanties and meet Cape Cod artists and artisans who work and sell their wares right from their “seaside studios” in the heart of Hyannis’ working waterfront; follow the Walkway-to-the-Sea from Main Street to Hyannis Harbor. Artists change weekly. Both shanty locations are beautiful and breezy spots to visit at all hours to take in the sights and sounds of a working waterfront. Open daily May- October.
The society moved the Old Jail to the grounds of the Custom House and now oversees those sites as well as the Blacksmith Shop (available for tours by calling 508-280-3864). The Barnstable Historical Society, across the street from the Sturgis Library on Route 6A, houses a virtual treasure chest of history providing research assistance to schools, authors and the public.
Artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon lived and worked in this Colonial Georgian home built between 1775 and 1782, which houses their American primitivestyle work as well as work of other artists and a stunning collection of sailors’ Valentines.
This contemporary building along historic Route 6A in Barnstable houses the Cape Cod Art Association, a non-profit group that has continuously operated since 1948. Member artists’ work is on display, and the center also offers art programs, instruction, exhibits and events year-round.
Local maritime history, boat building, yachting and nautical art are featured in this museum near Hyannis Harbor. Book a sail on Sarah, a replica of an 1886 Crosby catboat. The museum has the largest publicly displayed scrimshaw collection on Cape Cod and brings in speakers from all over on various maritime topics of interest.
One of only two continuously operated tent theaters in the round in the United States (the other is Cohasset’s South Shore Music Circus), the Melody Tent books a variety of performers from multiple musical genres each summer.
The professional orchestra of Cape Cod tackles the works of the classical masters as well as the popular tunes of the modern era.
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 869 Route 6A, Brewster · 508-896-3867 www.ccmnh.org “Cape Cod’s Nature Place” is a unique destination for families to explore nature and regional wildlife. Tour collections-based exhibits, including whales and birds, aquaria with live marine creatures, a butterfly house and honey bee hive. Nature programs for adults and children. The grounds have three trails and a wildflower garden.
The Hy Arts Campus is a collection of town-owned properties featuring the Guyer Barn, a studio and community art space for exhibitions, classes, workshops, meetings and performances; 50 Pearl Gallery, an ever-changing art space and in the detached garage on the property is Fussy Goose Studio, a small batch candle and design studio. Studio 46 is a renovated and restored 1920 Colonial Revival style bungalow, purposely converted for an artist to rent a professional working studio and gallery space in downtown Hyannis. Corner of South and Pearl streets.
Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to learn about the legacy of President Kennedy and his deep connection to Cape Cod where he enjoyed special days with family and friends. The Cape was the one place he could relax and feel at home, even while bearing the weight of the world. Learn why Hyannis Port was considered the “heart and home” of the Kennedys. Step into the unforgettable Summer White House days of the 1960s when a beloved president and his family brought joy and hope to a nation.
The Massachusetts Air & Space Museum is a boutique museum in Hyannis that showcases exhibits on the history of aviation and space exploration, focusing on ties to Massachusetts people and industry. There are several hands-on interactive exhibits to engage visitors to simulate flight.
From the famous “Wind in the Willows,” Toad was fascinated by the then-new motorcar, and all of the cars in his collection were red. In this museum at the Simmons Homestead Inn in Hyannis Port, which started out as a few sports cars housed in a shed, the collection now includes more than 50 cars, including Lotuses, MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars, Ferraris and Austin Healeys. And yes, all the cars are red.
The Zion Union Heritage Museum celebrates the history of people of color on Cape Cod, including African-Americans, Cape Verdeans and the Wampanoag people, as well as groups that arrived here more recently from Brazil and the Caribbean.
Let The Music Play
In the fall of 2021, the Cape Symphony returned to the stage at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis, after the pandemic kept the musicians from sharing joy with audiences for 18 months. Michael Albaugh, Executive Director, says, “With every performance, we celebrate the joy of coming together, live and in person, with the audience, our outstanding conductor, and our talented musicians.”
In 2022, the Cape Symphony celebrates its 60th anniversary! Since the orchestra’s founding in 1962 as a community group, much has changed, especially in terms of the quality and creativity that are hallmarks of today’s Cape Symphony. Today, 75 professional musicians make up the orchestra, led by Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak.
At campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth, a talented faculty, including many musicians of the orchestra, offers classes and lessons in music and dance, as well as the Cape Symphony Youth Orchestra program. Community outreach engages Cape Symphony musicians, faculty and staff with schools across the Cape and Islands, as well as with other community organizations, to bring the joy of music and dance to people of all ages.
Executive Director Michael Albaugh says, “It’s an honor to be part of an organization celebrating its 60th anniversary. Our impact on the Cape and Islands has grown immensely, and our mission to inspire joy, whether it’s in the concert hall or through our educational programs, drives us now more than ever.”
The Cape Symphony season wraps up in May. The orchestra will perform outdoors during the summer, and then kick off the 2022/23 season in September. From the Beatles to Beethoven, from the Roaring Twenties to Mozart, Passport trips through the music of Ireland and Australia, to our annual December celebration “Holiday on the
Cape,” Cape Symphony performances are always full of fun and surprises. “The joy of experiencing music with our fellow human beings is transcendent,” says Pak. “We always put together such meaningful, powerful events that we can’t wait to share with the Cape Cod community.”
Pak adds, “Everyone is welcome at Cape Symphony shows. You don’t need to know anything about music or have any particular background. Our goal is for each and every person who lives or visits here to give us a try – we promise a great time and we guarantee you’ll want to come back!”
Albaugh says, “What does it mean to inspire joy? We believe in having fun, sharing beauty, and making people feel wonderful. We guide audiences on amazing musical journeys, and we offer students of all ages the opportunity to discover – or rediscover – their passion for the arts.”
You’re invited to experience the Cape Symphony for yourself!
Visit the Cape Symphony website at capesymphony.org for information on upcoming concerts and education programs. For tickets, call 508-362-1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. With questions about classes and lessons, call the Barnstable Campus at 508-362-2772 or the Falmouth Campus at 508-540-0611 or email email@example.com.
MAY 8/9 Mother’s Day / Shop Local Day – Main Street 15 Hyannis Open Streets – Main Street
JUNE 19 Father’s Day Car Show – Village Green
JULY 4 Celebration & Family Fun Main Street, Village Green, & Harbor Overlook. We’ve got a musical strolling paradise planned for the Fourth of July on Hyannis Main Street! There will be live bands and DJ’s filling the street with a variety of music for everyone. Blues, jazz, country, dance music and everything in-between! There will be lots of family fun on the Village Green, a boat parade, and an awesome concert on the harbor. Plan to do some dancing on the streets of Hyannis on the 4th!
31 Love Local Fest – Aselton Park 8–17 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival – Main Street
SEPTEMBER 3 Fireworks – Hyannis Lewis Bay 18 Hyannis Open Streets – Main Street 25 Love Local Fest – Aselton Park
OCTOBER 15 Shop Local Day – Main Street 15/16 Hyannis Film Festival – Main Street 16 Hyannis Open Streets – Main Street 31 Safe Trick Or Treat – Main Street
DECEMBER 3 Holiday Stroll – Main Street Artist Village – Gingerbread Lane Santa’s Boat Parade – Bismore Park Love Local Fest – Aselton Park
A late night snack, classic seafood dishes, a picnic for the beach… no matter what you are craving we are certain one of our many diverse establishments will hit the spot and fit the bill.
Restaurants give us so much more than a snack or a meal. They are the places where families celebrate a great day at the beach, a wedding or anniversary and the joy of spending time together or a night without cooking. We have a restaurant for every occasion and taste.
BLACK CAT TAVERN 165 Ocean St, Hyannis MA 02601 · 508-778-1233 www.blackcattavern.com Our casual waterfront restaurant is located right on the docks of Hyannis Harbor. Dine inside, where the look is classic seaside style, or outside on our heated patio while watching the boats sail by. The menu features everything from thick, juicy burgers and garden-fresh salads to fresh native seafood and prime beef. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with entertainment four nights a week in the lounge.
BRAZILIAN GRILL 680 Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601 · (508) 771-0109 braziliangrillrestaurants.com The Brazilian Grill is a family-owned restaurant, established in 2000 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. We offer an authentic dining experience featuring homemade recipes from southern Brazil, passed down from generations.
COLOMBO’S CAFE & PASTRIES 544 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 · 508-790-5700 www.colomboscafe.com Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries stands for the beloved concept born in Italy of the “gathering place”… truly a place that “welcomes everyone, every day… at any time” translating as “Benvenuti a tutti” in Italian, whereby the tried and true, centuries-old tradition of “all are welcome” prevails.
MATTAKEESE WHARF WATERFRONT RESTAURANT 271 Millway West Barnstable MA 02630 (508) 362-4511 · (508) 362-3594 www.mattakeese.com Mattakeese Wharf Waterfront Restaurant is seasonal, open early May till late October. We offer a wide range of seafood dishes including baked stuffed lobster & bouillabaisse along with various steak and pasta dishes at reasonable prices. Fabulous sunsets from open decks.
CAPE COD CREAMERY 716 Main Street, Dennis, MA 02638 · 508-385-2800 645 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601 · 508-568-3600 5 Theater Colony Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 · 508-398-8400 www.capecodcreamery.com Our product is the smoothest, creamiest, most flavorful ice cream you can buy. Pick up a container, and compare the weight to another brand. You will easily feel that our ice cream is a denser, less air-filled product. Less air means more flavor. When we started in 2005, our goal was not to make a good ice cream; it was, and is to make the best ice cream!
One of the best parts of a vacation is enjoying all of the comforts of home, without any of the responsibilities of home. We are proud that our lodging members are so, well, accommodating. Whether you are looking for a family friendly environment, an elegant weekend away or a place where Rover is welcome as a part of the family, we are certain you will find a a new home away from home.
BUS PLYMOUTH & BROCKTON BUS 508-746-0378 · www.p-b.com Daily year-round service from Hyannis to Sagamore, Plymouth, Kingston, Rockland, Boston – South Station and Logan Airport; Hyannis to Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.
PETER PAN BUS 800-343-9995 · www.peterpanbus.com Service from Hyannis to Barnstable, Sagamore, New Bedford, Fall River, Boston, South Station, Logan Airport, Providence, RI and New York City.
CAPE COD REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY 215 Iyannough Road (Rt. 28) Hyannis MA 02601 (508) 775-8504 · (508) 775-8513 · www.capecodrta.org Public transportation service serving all of Cape Cod. Service includes local bus routes, summer shuttles, demand response transit, Boston hospital and human service transportation.
FERRIES HY-LINE HARBOR CRUISES 138 Ocean Street, Hyannis 508-790-0696 · www.hylineharborcruise.com Relax and enjoy the views as your guide explains the various points of interest. It’s a fascinating (and sometimes comical) history that includes aspects of our maritime history and the people who established our waterfront community. Kids ride free on morning trips all season.
STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY 69 South Street Hyannis MA 02601‚ (508) 477-8600 · (800) 352-7144 · (508) 457-4518 www.SteamshipAuthority.com The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks.
TRAIN CAPEFLYER 215 Iyannough Road (Rt. 28) Hyannis MA 02601 (508) 775-8504 · www.capeflyer.com Summer service to Boston from the Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis.
Bread & Roses Bookshop & Café – 302 Main Street, Hyannis Chez Antoine Café – 357 Main Street, Hyannis The Little Sandwich Shop – 428 Main Street, Hyannis Original Gourmet Brunch – 517 Main Street The Egg & I – 521 Main Street Columbo’s Café & Pastries – 544 Main Street The Daily Paper on Main Street – 546 Main Street Perry Lima Café – 573 Main Street The Local Juice – 539 South Street The Daily Paper on West Main Street – 644 West Main Street Dunkin’ – 751 West Main Street Island Café and Grill – 251 Iyannough Road (Rt. 28) Honey Dew Donuts – 313 Iyannough Road (Rt. 28) Pain D’Avignon Café & Boulangerie – 15 Hinckley Roads Panera Bread – 790 Iyannough Road (Rt. 132) The Great Awakening Coffee House – 20 Independence Dr, Unit B Spoon & Seed – 12 Thornton Drive Dunkin’ – 1220 Iyannough Road (Rt. 132) Mary Lou’s – 1481 Iyannough Road (Rt. 132)
Nirvana Coffee Company – 3206 Main Street (Rt 6A) Barnstable Market – 3220 Main Street (Rt 6A) The Buttercup Café – 3224 Main Street (Rt 6A)
WEST BARNSTABLE The Old Village Store – 2455 Meetinghouse Way
COTUIT Cotuit Fresh Market – 737 Main Street
MARSTONS MILLS Fig Tree Cafe – 149 Cotuit Road (Rt. 149) Morning Glory Café – 211 Cotuit Road (Rt. 149) Dunkin’ – 3821 Falmouth Road, Suite As
OSTERVILLE Amie Bakery – 1254 Main Street The Pineapple Caper Café – 29 Wianno Avenue Fancy’s Market – 699 Wianno Avenue
CENTERVILLE Four Seas Ice Cream (seasonal) – 360 South Main Street Lambert’s Rainbow Fruit – 1000 West Main Street Dunkin’ – 1648 Falmouth Road (Rt. 28)
BLUE ROCK GOLF COURSE 48 Todd Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 508 398-9295 · www.bluerockgolfcourse.com Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth is Cape Cod’s championship level Par 3 course, ranked “Best Golf Course” on Cape Cod by the readers of the Cape Cod Times and “Best Mid-Cape Golf Course” by Cape Cod Life. Join us fro a fun and friendly round of golf.
BEACH PLUM SPA 1225 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis at The Cape Codder 508-534-5501 149 Main St., Sandwich at the Dan’l Webster Inn 508-833-3211· www.beachplumspa.com Our gift shop offers a full array of products and gifts.