Greater Boston Stage Company presents Two Performances about Concord authors!

At Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow“,  A Haunting and Humorous Halloween Treat.




Rediscover the timeless legend of the headless horseman in this ghoulishly funny one-man show. Don’t lose your head as the unforgettable Paul Melendy plays a cast of characters including schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, love interest Katrina Von Tassel, ruffian Brom Bones, and the townsfolk of Sleepy Hollow. Can Ichabod fight the phantom and get the girl? Join us for an evening of thrills, chills, and laughs that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Buy your tickets for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 


Little Women: The Broadway Musical

The New England Masterpiece Set to Music.



Share the joy of the classic story with those you love this holiday season. Sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March experience the heartache and hope of growing up in Civil War America. Soaring melodies and astonishing music highlight this truly New England tale of personal discovery, family and finding your own voice.

Click here to Buy tickets for Little Women: The Broadway Musical 


At Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA






New to town, new parents or just want some new experiences?

The good news is you’re in the right place…

Concord has numerous clubs and organizations that offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to meet people, get involved, learn new things, be active and intellectually stimulated!


New (or new in last few years) to Concord-Carlisle area? Consider signing up for Concord Carlisle Neighbors Club. Concord-Carlisle Neighbors is a social organization whose membership welcomes new families moving into these towns.  CCN provides social support and planned activities to help individuals and families adjust and feel part of life in their new environment. CCN also connects long term residents with each other to strengthen the community network. They host all sorts of events – something geared for every age.


Are you new to Concord with young kids or a new parent living in Concord? Concord Family Network is a non-profit, volunteer-run group of local parents, based in Concord, Massachusetts working to unite, inform, and engage local families with young children (birth-6 years).  CFN organizes many opportunities for member families to connect and have fun in a safe environment throughout the year from hosting casual parent and child events, meetups, and parties, to partnering with other location organizations and doing community outreach. 


Maybe you’re not new to town but interested in meeting new people or trying new things? Pursue your interests or learn something new!

Joining a local riding club is a great way to enjoy the best cycling the region has to offer.  Check out this riding club that is based here in Concord!

Concord Runners is an informal group of (men and women) runners and walkers, who meet every Saturday morning at 8:00am at Monument Square in downtown Concord, MA.  (map) The runs are typically 5-6 miles; the walks are generally 2-4 miles.

Pickleball – learn to play with other adults!

Love gardening or want to learn more? Look into Concord Garden Club and West Concord Green ThumbsHow about joining a community garden?

Concord Rotary Club

Concord Lions Club

Concord Council on Aging 

Do you know about Monday Contras: Dancing at the Scout House

The Thoreau Society

How about signing up to usher a show at The Umbrella?

Learn about book groups and discussions at Concord Library!

Take a class… so many to choose from in town – something for every interest and age:

Concord Art

Concord-Carlisle Adult Community Education

Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord Recreation

Umbrella Arts

Attend a speaker event or workshop:


Concord Museum

Concord Public Library

Walden Woods Project

Here are some organizations that offer activities & classes for kids:


Concord-Carlisle Youth Football

Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer

Concord Youth Baseball / Softball

Concord Carlisle Youth Basketball

Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse

Concord Carlisle Youth Hockey

Concord Winter Futsal

Girl Scouts

Concord Public Library

Concord Recreation

Concord Youth Theater

Umbrella Arts

National Charity League


Volunteering is a great way to connect to the community and meet some people. Here is a list of local organizations to get you started:

Art for All

Community for Restorative Justice

Concord CAN (Climate Action Network)

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

Concord Education Fund

Concord Family Network

Concord Land Conservation Trust

Concord Museum

Concord Players

Concord Prison Outreach

Concord Public Library

Cooperative Elder Services

Council on Aging

Dignity in Asylum

Emerson Hospital Auxiliary

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Gaining Ground

Household Goods

Minute Man ARC

National Charity League 


Open Table 

Rotary Club of Concord

The Umbrella Arts

Town of Concord Board and Committees

Village Art Room

The Walden Woods Project

West Concord Green Thumbs

Youth Sports

Want to get the lay of the land? Or take houseguests on a tour?

Check out the terrific tours offered by The Concord Visitor Center and Concord Tour Company


The Concord Festival of Authors Celebrates 30 Years!

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Concord Festival of Authors (CFA) presents 39 engaging literary events for all ages both online and in-person on October 13-31, 2022.


Stewarded by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library (CFPL) and planned collaboratively with multiple local organizations, CFA programs showcase diverse experiences and voices that honor the evolving literary history of Concord, MA.
The 30tht annual CFA kicks off on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm with Gregory MacGuire, author of the bestselling novel and Broadway sensation, Wicked, at the Concord Museum. The CFA keynote address on October 21 features acclaimed author, physicist and MIT professor Alan Lightman discussing literary life in Concord and his thought-provoking book, Probable

In a unique collaboration on October 28 with The Robbins House, Concord’s African American History Museum, board members will share a conversation entitled, A School. Sugar. A Slave Bell, which explores the intentions and emotions elicited by a 500-pound sugar plantation ‘slave bell’ given to the historic site.

On October 22, register for the popular Breakfast with the Authors panel – this year held at the newly renovated Concord Free Public Library’s Richard and Doris Kearns Goodwin Forum. The CFA Breakfast will be moderated by physician, author and Concordian, Dr. Suzanne Koven in
conversation with Steve Almond, Rachel Barenbaum and Lan Samantha Chang.
CFA 2022 award ceremonies include: winner of the Friends of the CFPL’s Miller Award for Excellence in American History, Professor Sean Wilentz of Princeton; Rajani LaRocca, award winner and presenter of the CFPL’s Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People; and the presentation of the Concord Young Writers Award, presented by celebrated author and Instagram
phenom Yung Pueblo.

The Umbrella Arts Center offers a reading by poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil from her best-selling book, World of Wonders. Be Well Be Here presents Mindful Storytelling with renowned activist and author, Shelly Tygielski, in conversation with global mindfulness educator,
Dr. Christopher Willard. Concord Academy offers an alumnae/i panel moderated by Susan Knopf and featuring acclaimed authors Julia Glass, Susan Minot and Ruth Ozeki. The CFA also presents writing workshops on family narratives, healing stories, nature writing, and time travel for teens.
“This enduring festival exemplifies Concord’s literary heritage and its evolving, vibrant writing community,” says CFA Curator Lara Wilson. “The CFA Team is committed to sharing diverse narrative voices with a broad audience, and our collaborators endeavor to present creative programs imbued with the warmth of the Concord community.”

Most events are free thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the CFPL, the CFPL Corporation, participating CFA organizations and CFA sponsors. Online registration is required for many events and can be accessed along with the full calendar through the CFA website,

Contact: Barbara Gugluizza, Head of Reference
Concord Free Public Library