Tag: Manchester New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire

A- Overview:
Welcome to Manchester, the destination spot that provides easy access to all of New Hampshire’s scenic locations! Nicknamed the Queen City, Manchester is true royalty among New Hampshire cities. Straddling the banks of the Merrimack River, she’s the largest city in northern New England and home to people who love the special lifestyle offered in the Granite State.

Visitors to the Greater Manchester area are only one hour from Boston, the Seacoast, the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, making it an excellent base camp for area excursions. Visitors will discover what residents know — everything is right there. Shopping, dining, attractions, historic points of interest dating to the Revolutionary War and plenty more that keeps every day filled.

Visitors can enjoy the amenities of the area without the hassle of traffic and crowds. It is possible to fish, hike, golf and even ski without leaving the city. In the Manchester region, “the livin’ is easy”.

Fall tends to be a very busy time of year, particularly on the weekends when visitors come to the area to experience Nature’s transformation from fall to winter and colors abound. With the temperatures near 60 F during the Foliage season, it’s a perfect time for a ride or a walk virtually anywhere. Of course, a glass of apple cider is a must as well. Winter is cold but skiing is available nearby. With snow falling quite often, a quiet meal around a roaring fire is a delightful way to pass the time while watching the snow cascade to earth. Spring brings a rebirth to the area with an array of blossoms and colors. Summers are very pleasant with the daytime temperatures near 80 F, making it an ideal time to visit the many outdoor parks and attractions.

Regardless of the season, there is always something to do in this beautiful town.

One of the most popular sites to visit is the Singer Family Park which was founded by Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semi-pro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field accommodates lacrosse games, as well.

For a taste of the city’s history, take a tour of General John Stark’s House The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. It was the boyhood home of Revolutionary War hero John Stark, who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For young children and the young at heart, be sure to visit the SEE Science Center.

SEE has been getting young people from toddlers to teens, excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum will engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives.

Nearby, there are a host of sites and activities as well from skiing to indoor professional sports, and even farms to visit. The Charmingfare Farm, located in nearby Candia has one of the largest collections of agricultural animals and North American wildlife in New Hampshire. The farm is home to more than 200 animals consisting of 30 different species. The Robert Frost Farm in Derry is another interesting site. Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909, the white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

Whatever the time of year and whatever the visitor’s particularly interest, Manchester has something for everyone.

B- City Information:
Population: 107,006

Elevation: 280 feet above sea level

Land Area: 33 square miles

Location: Located in the south central section of New Hampshire, at the intersection of Interstate Highway 293 from the north, Interstate 93 from the south and U.S. Highway 101 from the east. Manchester is approximately 58 miles from Boston, Massachusetts

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Manchester, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles. Manchester observes Daylight Saving Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp.erature(°F)
19.1
22.2
31.7
42.8
54.5
63.7
68.6
66.7
58.1
46.6
36.8
25.1

High temperature (°F)
32.3
35.6
44.3
56.1
68.4
77.4
82.2
80.3
72.2
60.9
49.5
37.3

Low temperature (°F)
5.8
8.8
19.0
29.5
40.6
49.9
55.0
53.2
44.0
32.3
24.1
12.9

Precipitation (in)
3.1
2.3
3.0
3.3
3.5
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.3
3.7
3.7
3.3

Climate:

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Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
11
9
11
11
12
11
10
10
9
9
11
11

Wind speed (mph)
7.3
8.0
8.2
7.9
7.1
6.6
5.8
5.5
5.7
6.1
6.7
7.1

Morning humidity (%)
76
76
77
75
77
81
84
88
90
88
84
80

Afternoon humidity (%)
59
55
53
46
47
52
51
52
55
52
59
61

Sunshine (%)
52
55
53
53
55
58
62
60
56
53
42
47

Local Seasons:

Fall tends to be a very busy time of year, particularly on the weekends when visitors come to the area to experience Nature’s transformation from fall to winter and colors abound. With the temperatures near 60 F during the Foliage season, it’s a perfect time for a ride or a walk virtually anywhere. Of course, a glass of apple cider is a must as well. Winter is cold but skiing is available nearby. With snow falling quite often, a quiet meal around a roaring fire is a delightful way to pass the time while watching the snow cascade to earth. Spring brings a rebirth to the area with an array of blossoms and colors. Summers are very pleasant with the daytime temperatures near 80 F, making it an ideal time to visit the many outdoor parks and attractions.

How to Get There:

By Air

Manchester Airport (code MHT)

One Airport Road

Manchester, NH 03103

603-624-6539

Conveniently located adjacent to Interstates 93 & 293, Route 101 and the F.E. Everett Turnpike, in the heart of New England, Manchester Airport is just twenty minutes from the Massachusetts border and less than an hour’s drive from the region’s most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches and peaceful lakefront resorts — even Boston. The airport is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Boston – Logan Airport (code BOS)

One Harbourside Drive

East Boston, MA 02128

617-561-1600

The airport is located approximately 60 miles south of Manchester and is served by most of the major worldwide airlines as well as many local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service are available both at the airports as well as throughout Manchester.

By Car

Located at the crossroads of New Hampshire’s major north/south and east/west highway systems, the region is strategically situated at the intersection of Interstates 93 and 293, the F. E. Everett Turnpike, Routes 3 and 101, and is 16 miles south of the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89.

By Train

Amtrak

119 Canal St.
Manchester Transportation Center
Manchester, NH 03101

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

Manchester Transportation Center

119 Canal St.

Manchester, NH 03101

603-68-6133

How to Get Around:

Because visitors usually want to see many of the sites and attractions both in the city as well as throughout the entire area, a personal or rental car is the best means of travel. Convenient Mass Transit, including regularly scheduled bus service is available from Manchester to Boston and other New England cities through Vermont Transit Lines and Concord Trailways. Registered taxicabs and limousine services also serve Greater Manchester communities.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day: 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day: last Mon. in May

Independence Day: July 4

Labor Day: 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Manchester City Library/Carpenter Memorial

405 Pine St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-624-6550

Hours: Academic Year: Mon & Thurs 8:30am – 8:30pm; Tues, Fri, Sat 8:30am – 5:30pm; Wed 12:30 – 5:30pm; Sun closed. Summer: Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:3am – 8:30pm; Wed, Fri 8:30am -5:30pm; closed weekends.

Admission Free

The Manchester City Library is one of the largest public libraries in NH, with 270,000 volumes, 14 internet workstations, and a theater auditorium. The library features many children’s’ programs throughout the year. This historic building is a Renaissance style marvel designed by Edward L. Tilton of New York and Edgar AP Newcomb of Honolulu, 1913, given by Frank Pierce Carpenter in memory of his beloved wife, Eleanora.

Singer Family Park

Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

603-606-5252

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

Founded by Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semi-pro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and

Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field accommodates lacrosse games, as well.

America’s Credit Union Museum

418-420 Notre Dame Ave. (Main entrance on Armory Street)
Manchester, NH 03102
603-629-1553
Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 10am – noon & 1 – 4pm
Admission Free

America’s Credit Union Museum is the national museum for credit unions and their history. The first credit union was founded in 1908, in Manchester, New Hampshire, by Monsignor Pierre Hevey, pastor of St. Marie’s Church. St. Mary’s Cooperative Credit Association’s office was in the home of its first president, Attorney Joseph Boivin. The Boivin home now houses the museum, where several rooms have been restored to the original period. Exhibits, artifacts, and a video present the history of the credit union movement and its leaders from its early beginnings in Europe to present day.

Currier Museum of Art

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 11am – 5pm; Thurs 11am – 8pm; Sat 10am -5pm
Admission Charged
The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum featuring European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O’Keeffe, Calder and Wyeth. A lively schedule of exhibitions complements the Currier’s commitment to regional art. The Currier also owns Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1950 Zimmerman House, complete with the original furnishings and the owner’s fine art collection.

General John Stark House

2000 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-622-5719
Hours: Open by appointment only.
Admission: Free
This was the childhood home of Gen. John Stark, a Revolutionary War hero who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum

200 Bedford St. (corner of Pleasant St. & Commercial St.)
Manchester, NH 03101
603-622-7531
Hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm

Admission Charged
Visit the Millyard Museum and get into Manchester’s history. The museum offers visitors a view of Manchester’s 11,000 year history from Native Americans who settled on the Amoskeag Falls to the employees of Manchester’s famous Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to today’s businesses and residents. In addition to the interactive main exhibit, the State Theatre Gallery offers a variety of special changing exhibits.

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-669-0400
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm; Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm
Admission Charged

From toddlers to teens, SEE has been getting young people excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives.

Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144

Hours: Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged
The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Call to make tour reservations.

Nearby Attractions

Charmingfare Farm

774 High St.
Candia, NH 03034
603-483-5623
Hours: May 1 – mid Oct, Wed-Sun 10am – 4pm; June 21 – Sept 4, 10am – 4pm seven days a week.
Admission Charged
Visit one of the largest collections of Agricultural Animals & North American Wildlife in NH. The farm is home to more than 200 animals consisting of 30 different species.

Children’s Metamorphosis

6 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

603-425-2560

Hours: Tues – Sat 9:30am – 5pm; Sun 1 – 5pm. Friday evenings 5 – 8pm
Admission Charged

This hands-on children’s museum features a climbing wall, mountain stream, toddler area, hospital emergency room, grocery store, construction site, and many hands-on exhibits geared towards children ages 1-8.

Fitts Museum

74 High St.
Candia, NH 03034
603-483-5573
Hours: Saturdays in July & August and by appointment with any of the Trustees.
Admission: Free
The Fitts Museum was once known as the Captain Jesse Eaton place. The original one-room home (now the kitchen) and the loft above, was the first dwelling on the site. The Federal style front section was added in about 1820. The home and adjoining grounds were donated to the Town of Candia by the Fitts Family in 1901 to house a library and museum. The collection contains many artifacts passed along to the museum by Candia residents of the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries. These include furniture, glass and china, musical instruments, paintings, books and documents, tools, and items of everyday life through the generations.

Massabesic Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
603-668-2045
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5.

Admission: Free

All 135 acres are open to the public from dawn to dusk all year. Miles of scenic trails for hiking snow shoeing, and skiing. Bluebird trail and Osprey viewing in spring and summer. Snowshoe and binocular rentals. The Center has large Nature Store, refreshments, live animals, exhibits and program information.

Robert Frost Farm

Route 28
Derry, NH 03038
603-432-3091
Hours: June- Labor Day 10am – 6pm
Admission Charged
Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909. The white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Singer Family Park

Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101

603-606-5252

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

This former “hobo jungle”-turned-sports field is the brainchild of Peter Ramsey, director of Manchester’s Palace Theater. Events at the Singer Family Park include the annual River Fest celebration and an old-fashioned Family Film Night. The Park is also the sporting venue for the New Hampshire Phantoms semipro soccer team. As the first legitimate-size soccer field in the state, it’s the field of choice for high school events and Division II tournaments hosted by New Hampshire College. The field has seen a fair share of lacrosse games, as well.

General John Stark House

2000 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-622-5719
Hours: Open by appointment only.
Admission: Free
This was the childhood home of Gen. John Stark, a Revolutionary War hero who fought in the Battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Bennington and who coined the phrase “Live Free or Die”. The house was moved to this location from Londonderry, NH, where it was built in the 1730s. The house is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

SEE Science Center

200 Bedford St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-669-0400
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm; Sat – Sun 12 – 5pm
Admission Charged

From toddlers to teens, SEE has been getting young people excited about science since 1985. Hands-on exhibits dealing with light, electricity, gravity and momentum engage all learners and show that science is fun and an important part of our everyday lives. The gift shop offers affordable items which allow visitors to take some science home with them.

Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

201 Myrtle Way
Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144

Hours: Call for reservations and additional information

Admission Charged
The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Call to make tour reservations.

Nearby Attractions

Children’s Metamorphosis

6 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

603-425-2560

Hours: Tues – Sat 9:30am – 5pm; Sun 1 – 5pm. Friday evenings 5 – 8pm
Admission Charged

This hands-on children’s museum features a traverse climbing wall, mountain stream, toddler area, hospital emergency room, grocery store, construction site, and many hands-on exhibits geared towards children ages 1-8.

Massabesic Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
603-668-2045
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm

Admission: Free

All 135 acres are open to the public from dawn to dusk all year. Miles of scenic trails for hiking snow shoeing, and skiing. Bluebird trail and Osprey viewing in spring and summer. Snowshoe and binocular rentals. Center has large Nature Store, refreshments, live animals, exhibits and program information.

Robert Frost Farm

Route 28
Derry, NH 03038
603-432-3091
Hours: June- Labor Day 10am – 6pm
Admission Charged
Home of Poet Robert Frost from 1901 to 1909. The white clapboard structure is typical of New England homes in the 1880’s and features furniture of the period. An interpretive nature trail runs through nearby fields and woods.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

June

The Talarico Dealership Jazz and Blues Festival

Held annually in June

Location: Downtown Manchester

603-668-5588

Call for additional information

The Palace Theatre Trust holds its annual Talarico Dealerships Downtown Manchester Jazz & Blues Festival on Hanover St. in historic downtown Manchester. The event includes for two wonderful days of music, art and culture. Booths include work from local artists.

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

July

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

August

BBQ Fest

Held annually in August

Location: Manchester

603-625-1855

Call for additional information

Caribbean Celebration

Held annually in August

Location: Veterans Park

603-627-4631

Call for additional information

Annual celebration of the culture of African Descendant community in greater Manchester area through food, African dance & drum, hip hop, rap, spoken word, reggae, gospel, recognition of elders and youth activities.

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Greekfest

Held annually in August

Location: The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

603-623-2045

Call for additional information

Admission Free

A variety of homemade Greek food and pastries are available. Greek music is played throughout the weekend. Jewelry, crafts and imported items from Greece will be for sale. Other highlights include: raffles, a penny sale, a children’s corner, and tours of the church.

Latino Festival

Held annually in August

Location: Veterans Park

603-645-6285

Call for additional information

One of Manchester’s most popular festivals. Food, music, dancing, shipping, events, and plenty of excitement!

September

Collegefest

Held annually in September

Location: Veterans Park
603-625-1855

Call for additional information

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Glendi

Held annually in September

Location: St. George Orthodox Cathedral

603-622-9113

Call for additional information
Annual Greek festival held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral. Booths include: crafts, jewelry, baked goods, raffles, hand-made items and much more. Refreshments and Greek entrees available.

October

Oktoberfest

Held annually in October

Location: Intown Manchester

603-645-6285
Call for additional information
Annual Queen City Oktoberfest. Events include: “The Mad Bavarians” ten-piece Bavarian band, German food, German beer, homebrew competition, many activities for children such as: face painting, balloon artist clown, pumpkin decorating, and rock climbing .

Farmer’s Market

Held on Thursdays: June – October

Location: Intown Manchester

603- 645-6285

Call for additional information

Features locally grown farm fresh produce, including certified organic, as well as baked goods, flowers & more, from approx. 30 vendors.

Entertainment:

Acting Loft

153 Concord St.
Manchester, NH 03104
603-666-5999
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Acting Loft is southern new Hampshire’s only year round production company dedicated to offering the highest quality theatre performances and education to students of all ages.

Dana Center at Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Dr.
Manchester, NH 03102
603-641-7710
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Dana Center is a state-of-the-art regional performing arts center located on the campus of Saint Anselm College. The Dana Center presents a full program of world-class professional performing artists in a palette of artistic disciplines including classical theatre, national tour Broadway musicals, contemporary dance, ballet, international folk art, classical and popular music and theatre for children.

New England Dance Ensemble

21 Buttrick Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053
603-432-0032
Call for performance schedule and additional information
The New England Dance Ensemble was established in the April 1986 by artistic director Barbara Mullen with the aim of providing the local community with artistic dance productions of superior quality at an affordable price.

Palace Theatre

80 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-668-5588
Call for performance schedule and additional information
As the last of Manchester’s historic downtown theatres, the Palace has truly earned its reputation as the city’s premier performing arts institution. Offering a wide variety of theatre, dance, and music, it remains, as always, a place where the arts come alive.

Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet

Located in Bedford, NH 03110
603-625-9272
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet is the school’s affiliate performing company. The young company serves as a training ground for local youths and the pre-professional student by providing them with intensive training, individual coaching, performing opportunities, and the exposure to master classes from various guest artists.

Adams Memorial Opera House

29 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038
603-437-0505
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Adams Memorial Opera House was built in 1904 for town meetings, concerts, balls, theatrical and dance performances, traveling shows, and political rallies. Completely renovated in 2000, the tradition continues. Winner of awards from NH Preservation Alliance and NH Main Street, the Opera House is on the National Historical Register.

AKSARA

457 Milton St.
Manchester, NH 03103
603-668-8494

Call for performance schedule and additional information
AKSARA an 8 woman a cappella group from southern New Hampshire, has sung together since 1998. Their expressive harmonies and unique repertoire bring the listener to composed peacefulness. Their performances have graced small and large audiences alike.

Granite State Opera

Located in Temple, NH 03084

603-878-0539

Call for performance schedule and additional information
Southern NH’s Professional Opera Company, creating opera of the highest quality with national and international singers, beautiful sets, colorful costumes and one of the best orchestras north of Boston.

Kids Co-op Theatre

Located in Londonderry, NH 03053

603-434-8524
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Kids Coop Theatre of Derry/Londonderry produces several plays per year at the Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry. The award-winning shows appeal to all ages and feature casts which include some of NH’s most talented children and teens. The Theatre seeks to provide not just a venue for the showcasing of talent, but also meaningful and enriching learning experiences in the performing arts for the casts, production teams, and adult volunteers. As a non-profit cooperative, parent and community involvement are integral factors in our success.

Majestic Theatre

281 Cartier St.
Manchester, NH 03102
603-644-8155
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Full time non-profit community theatre. Produces 13-15 plays/musicals/dinner theatres each year for and by community members of all ages; subscriptions are available. Three repertory companies perform year-round both in the theatre and on the road.

Manchester Choral Society

Located in Manchester, NH 03108

800-639-2928

Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Manchester Choral Society is an auditioned community chorus dedicated to the performance of great choral music and is known for its creative programming and high quality performance of classical works generally with orchestra and soloists. Concerts include the annual Christmas Tapestry presented in early December and a spring concert.

Muchachos Senior Drum & Bugle Corps

Located in Manchester, NH 03108

603-647-7650

Call for additional information
Originally organized in 1960 as a program of the Manchester Boys Club, The Muchachos have been the Queen City’s long time favorite Drums’ Bugle Corps. Reorganized In1996 as a non-competing unit, the group appears primarily in parades and exhibitions throughout New England.

New Hampshire Philharmonic

83 Hanover St.
Manchester, NH 03101
603-647-6476
The season runs from October to May with performances at the Palace Theatre and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester
New Hampshire’s civic orchestra celebrates over 100 years of performing. The orchestra brings together the best amateur and student musicians from around the state, playing with a sprinkling of capable professionals, to present engaging concerts of classical and pops music.

Opera New Hampshire

Located in Manchester, NH 03105

603-647-6564
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Opera New Hampshire, founded as the Opera League of New Hampshire, has brought professional quality live opera to New Hampshire at the Palace Theatre for over forty years.

Profile Chorus

9 Linlew Dr. #3
Derry, NH 03038
603-216-1573
Call for performance schedule and additional information
Profile Chorus is a 30 member women’s show chorus who perform throughout southern New Hampshire. They have varied musical styles from jazz, to show tunes, to heart-wrenching ballads.

Women Spirit Song

457 Milton St.
Manchester, NH 03103
603-668-8494
There are two 13 week schedules annually, call for additional information
Established in 1997 by director, Vic Schneider; this 90+ woman, non-auditioned, community choral group with 17 women playing African drums performs a multicultural repertoire twice a year at the historic Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH. Thirteen week rehearsal sessions are held prior to the performance.

Sports:

Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

603-644-5000

Call for schedule of sports and other events

Manchester Monarchs Hockey

Professional Hockey

Season runs October – April

Games played at the Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-626-7825

Call for tickets and additional information

Manchester Wolves Football

Arena Football

Games played at the Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-626-7825

Call for tickets and additional information

New Hampshire Phantoms Soccer

E. Hampstead, NH 03826
603-329-4422

Season runs May – August

Games played at the PhanZone

Call for tickets and additional information