Merrimack Street Gets a ‘Better Block’ Saturday

Better Block set-up in front of the Herbert H. Goecke Jr. Memorial Parking Deck. (Frank Komola photograph for WHAV News.)

Here is a listing of Haverhill’s Better Block activities taking place Saturday, May 6, along Merrimack Street, between How and Main Streets.

Scaffolding Market

10 a.m.- noon: Elite BikeRide (begins at RiversideCycle)

11 a.m.- 7 p.m.: Market Opens, Tiny House Tours

11 a.m.- 7 p.m.: Ipswich Beer Garden Opens

Noon- 1:30 p.m.: Community Bicycle Ride led by Mayor James J. Fiorentini (meet at Pop up Bicycle Shop)

2-3:30 p.m.: Community Bicycle Ride (meet at Pop up Bicycle Shop)

3-4 p.m.: River Walk Tour (meet at Wood-Wind Walk-About’s Booth


Pentucket Bank Pop-Up

11 a.m.- 7 p.m.: Greg Moutafis’ Comic Book Pop-up

11 a.m.- 7 p.m.: Welfare Records’ Pop-up

Noon- 12:30 p.m.: The Cooperative Theatre Space Performance

12:30 p.m.- 1 p.m.: WTHRS Apparel Fashion Showcase

1-1:30 p.m.: The Cooperative Theatre Space Performance

1:30-2 p.m.: WTHRS Apparel Fashion Showcase

2-2:30 p.m.: The Cooperative Theatre Space Performance

3-3:30 p.m.: The Cooperative Theatre Space Performance

3:30-4 p.m.: live music with Ashley Skeffington

4- 4:30 p.m.: live music

4:30-5 p.m.: live music with Arty Raynes

5-5:30p.m.: live music with Connor Hennessy

5:30-6 p.m.: live music with Honey Oil

6- 6:30 p.m.: live music with Matthew Paquette


Beer Garden Plaza

1-2 p.m.: live music with Jonee Earthquake

2-3 p.m.: live music with Music Troll

3-4 p.m.: live music with Liz Bills and Friends

4-5 p.m.: live music with Box of Birds

5-6 p.m.: live music with Karma Darwin

6-7 p.m.: live music with Mad Yonder

2 thoughts on “Merrimack Street Gets a ‘Better Block’ Saturday

  1. O+ Festival is Friday and Saturday and overlaps Better Block somewhat but not entirely
    O+ is bringing Art/Literature and music (Mural on the Haverhill Bank side of the Rent-A-Center building, The Name Project AIDS Memorial Quilt panels at Phoenix Rising Church) and music/writing (Chit Chat, Acoustic Alley, Battle Grounds Coffee Shop, Better Block,) and in exchange for wellness activities (Phoenix Rising Church, Giving Tree Yoga, Ocasios Martial Arts). Here’s a detailed list of their schedule though some events may change) https://opositivefestival.org/haverhill/#schedule