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Ipswich, MA – May 25, 2010 -- The Crane Estate, located at 290 Argilla Rd. in Ipswich, will host a Haiti Benefit Picnic Concert with wildly popular Haitian kompa band Watch Out! on Friday, June 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. for the rain date) for picnicking. Admission will be at the gate only $20/car for Trustees’ members and --$25/car for Trustees non members. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Partners in Development to continue their 20 years of humanitarian work in Haiti. To learn more about Partners in Development, visit their website at www.pidonline.org. For more information about the Haiti Benefit Concert at the Crane Estate, visit http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/northeast-ma/haiti-benefit-concert.html or call 978.356.4351. The Crane Estate is a property of The Trustees of Reservations.
Directions: From Rt. 128 (Exit 20A) follow Rt. 1A north for 8 mi. to Ipswich. Turn right onto Rt. 133 east and follow for 1.5 mi. Turn left onto Northgate Rd. and follow for 0.5 mi. Turn right onto Argilla Rd. and follow for 2 miles to entrance to The Crane Estate.
Castle Hill on The Crane Estate
The seaside Crane Estate is owned and cared for by The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land trust and conservation organization with 102 beautiful reservations located around the state, 20 of which are on Boston’s North Shore. More than 250,000 people from New England and beyond visit the historic Crane Estate year-round to experience its unrivaled beauty, swim at its world-famous beach, paddle in its breathtaking waters and surrounding salt marsh, and enjoy its historic Great House, Inn, lawn, and gardens.
The Crane Estate encompasses more than 2,200 preserved acres that include: The Great House on Castle Hill, a National Historic Landmark; Crane Beach, a popular summer destination; The Inn at Castle Hill, a renowned B&B; and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a unique natural treasure boasting many plant and animal species.
The Trustees of Reservations Statewide
The Trustees are 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and believe in celebrating and protecting them for current and future generations. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees “hold in trust,” and care for, 101 spectacular “reservations” located on 26,000 acres in 73 communities throughout Massachusetts. All reservations are open for the public to enjoy and range from working farms and historic homesteads – several of which are National Historic Landmarks – to formal gardens, barrier beaches, open meadows, woodland trails, mountain vistas, and a Gold LEED-certified green building in Leominster, the Doyle Center, which serves as a meeting space and gathering place for the conservation community.
To find out how you can protect or preserve a special place in your community, become a partner, request a speaker, and/or become a Trustee through your volunteer, donor or membership contributions, please call 781.784.0567, visit www.thetrustees.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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