Town Talk


7th November

Mashpee Commons is the place to be this holiday season! Check out our full schedule of festive (and free) events:

Mashpee Commons will be bustling with holiday activities throughout the neighborhood this season! Complimentary events will be taking place between November 24th and December 23rd, including Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Holiday Carolers, visits from Santa and his Elf, and live music performed by a the Regency Brass Trio. Stores will be open until 8pm Mon-Sat to give you more time to enjoy the events and do your holiday shopping. Check out the detailed schedule below:

Friday, November 24:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Ghelfi’s Candies
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near holiday tree
Tree Lighting Ceremony, dusk, holiday tree near Siena

Saturday, November 25:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Soft as a Grape
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Sunday, November 26:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa 1-4pm, Washashore Bakery
Brass Band, 2-3:30pm, near fountain
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu

Tuesday, November 28:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming

Wednesday, November 29:
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near post office

Thursday, November 30:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu

Saturday, December 2:
Santa, 1-4pm, Setting the Space
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Lili Pad

Sunday, December 3:
Brass Band, 11:30-1pm, near Hot Diggity
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, All Good
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 2-5pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu

Tuesday, December 5:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming

Wednesday, December 6:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Holiday Tree

Thursday, December 7:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu

Saturday, December 9:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Red Balloon Toy Shop
Brass Band, 2-3:30pm, near Red Balloon Toy Shop
Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade, 5:30pm

Sunday, December 10:
Santa, 1-4pm, MOCEAN
Brass Band, 2-3:30pm, near Bobby Byrne’s

Tuesday, December 12:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming

Wednesday, December 13:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near fountain

Thursday, December 14:
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu

Saturday, December 16:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, The Black Dog
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near holiday tree

Sunday, December 17:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Sol Optics
Brass Band, 2-3:30pm, near Hot Diggity

Monday, December 18:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Lili Pad

Tuesday, December 19:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Wednesday, December 20:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near holiday tree

Thursday, December 21:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Cape Cod Coffee
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Post Office

Friday, December 22:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Santa, 1-4pm, Fox + Kit
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 3-6pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near Bobby Byrne’s

Saturday, December 23:
Carolers, 12-2pm, roaming
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 12-3pm, pick-up / drop-off at Bleu
Santa, 1-4pm, Organic Market
Brass Band, 4:30-6pm, near holiday tree



27th October

Join Us For Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade (for Kids & Dogs) This Saturday!

Halloween ParadeMashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade (for Kids and Dogs) is back on Saturday, October 28th! Dress up in your Halloween best and join us on the Village Green (across the street from the library) for the pre-party from 1-2pm. The party will feature spooky tunes, refreshments, fun giveaways for the kids, a doggie costume contest, and a Thriller Dance performance by New England Ballet Theatre. The parade will begin at 2pm and will be led by the talented Mashpee Middle-High School Marching Band! The route will wind through the Commons and end near Siena Italian Grill & Bar. All are welcome to partake in the parade or simply observe from the sidelines. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat at the shops afterwards.

Mashpee’s Annual Halloween Parade for Kids and Dogs is jointly organized by Hot Diggity and Mashpee Commons. The event is free and open to the public.



30th September

Support the Cape Cod MSPCA this Saturday at the Mashpee Black Dog

Black DogStop by The Black Dog this Saturday and you may just walk out with your new best friend. Adoptable dogs from the local MSPCA will be visiting their Mashpee store Saturday, September 30th from 10am-12pm. Finding homes for rescue dogs is a mission close The Black Dog’s hearts (their namesake Black Dog was a rescue pup herself!) which is why every year they partner with local non-profits to spend a day introducing shelter dogs to their forever homes.

If you are not quite ready to commit to adoption but would still like to support this wonderful resource for animals, you can help by simply picking up your new Black Dog gear on Saturday (perfect time to grab that sweatshirt you’ve been eyeing). Throughout the day, 20% of the store’s sales will be donated to the Cape Cod MSPCA shelter.

For more information, stop by the store on the corner of Market and Steeple Street, across from Vineyard Vines or give them a ring at 508-681-8952.



14th September

Join us for our last (but not least) Sidewalk Festival of the Year, this Saturday!

Sep Sidewalk FestJoin us for our last Sidewalk Festival of the year, happening this Saturday, September 16th. The fun begins at 12pm with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, street performers and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The festival runs through 6pm; wrapping up just in time to grab dinner at one of the many top-rated restaurants here in the neighborhood. Since there will be various activities taking place throughout Mashpee Commons, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below to help you better plan your day:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-6pm, near Hot Diggity and Port Cargo

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-6pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-6pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEANVineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local Musicians & Street Performers:

Jordan Renzi: 12-1:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Palmer Egan: 2-3:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

The Cat’s Melodeon: 3pm, Fountain Plaza, near the Market Street Bookshop 

Still Willow: 4:30-6pm, Fountain Plaza, near the Market Street Bookshop

Trevor the Juggler: 3:30-6pm, near The Lili PadMaiden Voyage, and Cape Kids 

Marcus the Magician: Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop: Two 30 min performances at 4:30 & 5:30pm

99.9 The Q Live Broadcast: Cheryl Park from local radio station The Q will be broadcasting live from 4-6pm near Hot Diggity and Unique Boutique.

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, we host family-friendly events throughout the year. You can catch live music at the Bandstand every Thursday evening at 6pm through October 5th; Mashpee Commons Farmer’s Market in front of the Organic Market weekly in Sundays, 12-4pm, through October 8th; our Annual Halloween Parade on October 28th; and holiday activities beginning November 24th and running through December 23rd. Keep in touch with us for details on these events and other happenings here in the neighborhood.

 



8th September

Help us Design The Future of Mashpee Commons

Job's Green

Hypothetical illustration of the Job’s Green, drawn by Mashpee Commons architect Randall Imai.

This past Wednesday at the Town of Mashpee’s Planning Board meeting, we announced Mashpee Commons by Designa series of forums, workshops, and charrettes planned to seek input from community members to help design the future of Mashpee Commons.

“It is well known that the best ideas are often derived from an open planning process that is inclusive of a community’s diverse spectrum of knowledge,” said Buff Chace, Managing General Partner of Mashpee Commons. “We’re excited to initiate Mashpee Commons by Design to hear the ideas of the community, and we look forward to incorporating those ideas and feedback into our master plan. This process will make Mashpee Commons a stronger community asset for generations to come.”

Mashpee Commons has been recognized both regionally and nationally as a model for community-based design, but current zoning within the Commons does not provide the flexibility required for the type of mixed-use neighborhoods that it has successfully delivered. For decades, Mashpee residents have enjoyed the Commons’ wonderful public spaces, community events, and its retail, dining, and residential experiences. As Mashpee Commons continues to work with the Town of Mashpee to seek more flexibility in its zoning, Mashpee Commons by Design will facilitate the process of designing a mixed-use neighborhood that will continue to serve Mashpee into the future.

“Mashpee Commons has long served as a hub for community activities, and they’ve been one of the largest contributors to economic development in the town and the region,” said Rodney Collins, Mashpee Town Manager. “The Town of Mashpee is excited to work with the Commons and the community to help design the future of the Commons. We know that its success will contribute to the success of Mashpee, and I commend the Mashpee Commons team for engaging in this community-centered planning process.”

The first Mashpee Commons by Design forum, titled “Creating Municipal Value Through Design”, is tentatively scheduled to take place in mid-October. Stay-tuned for more details.

For more details on Mashpee Commons by Design visit mashpeecommons.com/future.



4th September

Shopping Guide: Fall Essentials

The kids are heading back to school and there is a refreshing briskness to the air in the mornings; sure signs of fall. This is one of our favorite seasons here on the Cape. The roads are quiet and the beaches are still beautiful. The change of seasons also presents an opportunity to update our closets with some staples for the new season. We’ve compiled a list of items that we consider to be fall must-haves for students of all ages. Our picks include items to keep you fueled, stylish, and organized as we enter September. Check out our selection below:
Fall Shopping Guide

1 – Hydroflask from Organic Market

2 – Vera Bradley patterned backpacks from Kensington’s

3 – Cape Cod Coffee ground and whole bean coffee (roasted right here in Mashpee)

4 – STX lacrosse gear from Legit Lacrosse

5 – Fun statement socks from Modern Mix

6 – Notebooks and planners from The Write Choice

7 – North Face backpacks from Mocean 

8 – Yeti Rambler tumblers from Mocean

9 – Stripe Bell Sleeve Top from Vineyard Vines

10 – Fall Dresses, tops, cardigans and accessories from Francesca’s



17th August

Join us for our August Sidewalk Festival, happening this Saturday!

August Sidewalk FestOur August Sidewalk Festival is happening this Saturday! Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, street performers (including jugglers and a magician) and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Hot Diggity and Port Cargo

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local Musicians & Street Performers:

Still Willow: 12-1:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Cape Harmony: 2-3:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Kareem Sanjaghi Trio: 4-5:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Jordan Renzi: 3-4:30pm, near the Organic Market

Marcus the Magician: two 30-min performances beginning at 6:30pm & 7:30pm, Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop

Trevor the Juggler: 12-2:30pm, near The Lili Pad, Maiden Voyage, and Cape Kids

Groovalottos: 4:30-6:30pm, Bandstand, near MOCEAN

99.9 The Q Live Broadcast: Cathy Summers from local radio station The Q will be broadcasting live from 4-6pm near Hot Diggity and Unique Boutique.

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite businesses through 8pm.

Can’t make our August #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us for our last fest of the season on September 16th.



20th July

Join us for Complimentary Movie Nights, Live Music, & More at the Bandstand

The Bandstand at Mashpee CommonsThe new Bandstand at Mashpee Commons houses numerous cultural events throughout the warmer months, including theater performances, movie nights, and live music. All events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you need to bring is your own beach chair or blanket. Check out the schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.

TUESDAY NIGHT THEATER | WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS 
JUL 11-AUG 29 | 6-8PM

THEATER NIGHT SCHEDULE:
August 15: An Evening of One-Acts
August 22: Midsummer Shakespeare – The Tempest
August 29: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

MOVIE NIGHT WEDNESDAYS | WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS
JUL 5-AUG 30 | DUSK

MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULE:
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Soul Surfer
August 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 16: One Crazy Summer
August 23: Back To the Future
August 30: Forrest Gump

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS | WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS 
JUL 6-OCT 5 | 6-8PM

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
July 20: Kim Moberg Music
July 27: Molly Parmenter
August 3: Jordan Renzi
August 10: Bert Jackson, Musician
August 17: Sparrow Blue
August 24: Monica Rizzio
August 31: RiLeY CoYoTe
September 7: Sean Brennan
September 14: TBD
September 21 : CATIE FLYNN BAND
September 28: Palmer Egan
October 5: TBD



11th July

Join us for our July Sidewalk Festival, This Saturday

July Sidewalk FestivalOur July Sidewalk Festival is happening this Saturday! Join us for a fun day filled with live music, complimentary face painting, sidewalk chalk galore, and a sidewalk sale throughout the neighborhood. The fest begins at noon and runs through 8pm. Various activities will be taking place throughout Mashpee Commons; in order to help you better plan your day, we’ve included a breakdown of the times/locations below:

Face Painting: Taking place from 12-8pm, near MOCEAN, iCape and the new Bandstand

Balloon Animals & Glitter Tattoos: Taking place from 12-8pm, near Suits You Swimwear, Siena Restaurant and Setting the Space.

Cornhole: During store hours, between 10am-8pm, cornhole boards can be found throughout the Commons including in front of MOCEAN, Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog, and near Hot Diggity.

Sidewalk Chalk: Chalk art demos, led by the Cape Cod Art Bar, will be taking place from 12-4pm on the Fountain Plaza (near Market Street Bookshop and Trevi Café Wine Bar). Additionally, you can design your own chalk art creations with chalk located throughout the neighborhood.

Local musicians performing at our July Sidewalk Fest include:

Sparrow Blue: 12-1:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Kim Moberg: 2-3:30pm(Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Jordan Renzi: 4-5:30pm (Central Square, near Red Balloon Toy Shop)

Cape Cod African Dance & Drum: 6:30-8pm (Bandstand, near MOCEAN)

WCOD Live Broadcast: Stephanie from Dan and Stephanie in the Morning will be broadcasting live from 12-2pm in front of Vineyard Vines.

All activities are free and open to the public. And don’t forget, extended summer shopping hours are currently in place, so you can visit your favorite businesses through 8pm.

Can’t make our July #SidewalkFestival?…or want to experience the fun more than once? No worries, we are throwing Sidewalk Fests monthly throughout the Summer season. Join us on August 19th, and September 16th.



5th July

Enjoy Complimentary Movie Nights, Live Music, and Theater Performances on The New Bandstand at Mashpee Commons

BandstandWe are so excited to announce the launch of the new Bandstand at Mashpee Commons! The stage will house numerous cultural events throughout the warmer months, including theater performances, movie nights, and live music. All events will be free, open to the public, and family friendly. The only thing you will need to bring is your own beach chair or blanket. Snacks will be available for purchase from pop-up vendors during some events. Check out the schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars for some of these fabulous Cape Cod events.

TUESDAY NIGHT THEATER | WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS
JUL 11-AUG 29 | 6-8PM

(additional details on the Tuesday Night Theater events will be announced soon)

MOVIE NIGHT WEDNESDAYS | WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS
JUL 5-AUG 30 | DUSK

MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULE:
July 5: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
July 12: The Goonies
July 19: Jaws
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Soul Surfer
August 9: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 16: One Crazy Summer
August 23: Back To the Future
August 30: Forrest Gump

LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS | WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS
JUL 6-OCT 5 | 6-8PM

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:
July 6: Jake Bautista
July 13: Schuyler Grant
July 20: Kim Moberg Music
July 27: Molly Parmenter
August 3: Jordan Renzi
August 10: Bert Jackson, Musician
August 17: Sparrow Blue
August 24: Monica Rizzio
August 31: RiLeY CoYoTe
September 7: Sean Brennan
September 14: TBD
September 21 : CATIE FLYNN BAND
September 28: Palmer Egan
October 5: TBD