July 19, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host August 1 Program on the Legacy of JFK
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, born in 1917 in Brookline, MA. On August 1 at 7 pm at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, John Allen, Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, will present a program about the life of JFK and the Kennedy Family’s connection to Cape Cod
July 13, 2017
Bike Safety Events Scheduled for July 28 and August 4; 50th Anniversary Celebration for Province Lands Bicycle Trail Slated for August 4
2017 marks the sixth year that Cape Cod National Seashore has hosted bike safety events to help reduce the occurrence and severity of bike accidents in the national seashore, and to promote the National Park Service “Healthy Parks Healthy People” initiative. These events, which are hosted by the national seashore’s Bicycle Safety Committee, will be held on Friday, July 28 from 9 to 11 am at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, and on Friday, August 4 from 9 to 11 am at the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. The Provincetown event on August 4 will also include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Province Lands Bicycle Trail.
July 10, 2017
Get In, On, and Near the Water on National Seashore Ranger Programs
Cape Cod National Seashore’s location makes it ideal for exploring diverse natural resources and habitats through water and beach-based recreational activities. In July and August join park rangers for guided canoe and kayak trips, surfcasting lessons, snorkel tours, beach yoga, and salt marsh explorations. Programs are held daily in locations from Eastham to Provincetown. Equipment is provided for all programs.
July 10, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore Plant Ecologist Dr. Stephen Smith to Present Climate Change Program on July 25
Join Dr. Stephen Smith, Cape Cod National Seashore’s plant ecologist, for a look at how various aspects of climate change have influenced the Cape, with a focus on impacts to kettle ponds. His presentation will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday July 25 at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
July 07, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore to Present Wellfleet’s Herring River: New England’s Largest Tidal Wetland Restoration Project on July 13
Join Cape Cod National Seashore’s Natural Resource Management and Science staff on Thursday, July 13 for an inside look at plans to restore Wellfleet’s Herring River. The one-hour illustrated program will be held at 7 pm at the Salt Pond Visitor Center auditorium in Eastham.
July 07, 2017
Salt Pond Amphitheater Reopens; Full Schedule of Summer Events Planned
Cape Cod National Seashore Interim Superintendent Kathy Tevyaw is pleased to announce that the rehabilitation of the historic Salt Pond Amphitheater in Eastham is complete, and public programs are underway. Set alongside the tranquil Salt Pond, the revitalized amphitheater will be the site for family fun, films, traditional illustrated ranger talks, concerts, and other performance events.
July 05, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore Presents Keeping Time: A Few of the Park Historian’s Favorite Things
On Tuesday, July 18 Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke will present an interactive program featuring some of the national seashore’s most inspiring artifacts from its museum collection. Bill has scoured the corners of the collection and will display an all-new selection of seldom-seen treasures from the Penniman family, a surprise from the whalebone collection, stunning insect specimens, and even a mount of an extinct species of bird. The program will be held at 7 pm at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
July 03, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore Hosts “Music with Heart”
Join artists Ellen Sullivan and Claudia Wellington, members of the duo “Music with Heart,” for an inspiring performance of cello, guitar, and voice. The richness of Claudia’s voice, combined with the soulful cello sounds, combine to create a unique blend. Their performance will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 11, at the outdoor amphitheater at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. The amphitheater was recently renovated as a signature project of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial.
June 27, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore Great White Shark Safety
Cape Cod National Seashore Acting Superintendent Kathy Tevyaw reminds visitors and residents that we share the national seashore with native wildlife. Recently, Cape Cod's great white sharks and gray seals have gained local and national attention.
June 27, 2017
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host “Jaws” and White Shark Fact or Fiction Program on July 4
Cape Cod National Seashore will host a showing of the iconic 1975 film “Jaws” on Tuesday, July 4. This classic thriller depicts the fictional tale of a great white shark’s terrifying impact on a New England tourist town. Before the movie, test your knowledge of shark “fact versus fiction” and learn about the important ecological role sharks play in the marine ecosystem.
May 31, 2017
Wampanoag Spring Cultural Festival 2017
Visit Salt Pond Visitor Center on June 17, 2017 to participate in a celebration of Wampanoag culture and traditions. Meet artists from the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag communities as they demonstrate and discuss refined traditional skills from their Eastern Woodland culture that have been carried down through time.