Hanover Day 2015

Come and Play at Hanover Day!

Hanover Day

The Hanover Cultural Council

Building Community 

In 2006 the Hanover Cultural Council held its first Hanover Day celebration on June 24th. Although it poured rain that year the enthusiasm from event goers, town residents and the vendors was wonderful. Thanks to sunnier weather in the past 13 years the event has grown to include most of the town civic organizations, many local businesses and individuals. 

The goal of the Council in starting this event was to build community and to showcase the talents and specialties of local residents. The money that is raised by the council through this event is given back to the community in the form of grants for the arts, sciences & humanities. The HCC is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining the council or getting more information about what we do, please contact Chris Haraden - Chairman at charaden@hanoverday.com.  

2019 Hanover Cultural Council Members

  • Christopher Haraden - Chairnab
  • Karen Cass 
  • Derek Schipper
  • Katie Duff
  • Meghan Walsh
  • Diane Campbell

2019 Hanover Day Committee Members:

  • Ali Donlan - hanoverdayvendor@gmail.com - Vendor Coordinator
  • Dave Malekpour - davemalekpour@hanoverday.com: Sound Engineer/Talent Coordinator
  • Chris Haraden: charaden@comcast.net - PR/Marketing
  • Karen Cass: karencass@hanoverday.com - Community Art Project Coordinator
  • Christine Hillier: ChristineHillier@hanoverday.com - Fundraising 
  • Audrey Baressi: audbarresi@aol.com - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Derek Schipper: derekschipper@hanoverday.com - Site Manager
  • Meghan Walsh - meghanwalsh@hanoverday.com Road Race Coordinator
  • Tiz Polizio - HDFoodVendors@gmail.com - Food Services Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Costanza - Signs
  • Mary Beth Hennebury - Marketing Coordinator
  • 3v3 Coordinator
  • Carolyn MacDonald - Celebrity Guest Committee
  • Chris Flemming & Angela O'Brien - PR/Marketing
  • Paul Nimeskern: Parking
  • Kristen Lundin - Carnival Liaison

"The Hanover Cultural Council is a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

Massachusetts Cultural Council
In Massachusetts, public funding for the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences is provided through a central state agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and through a network of local cultural councils that serve every city and town in the state. The mission of the Massachusetts Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
The MCC receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and it distributes funds through two channels:
1) Direct grants to individuals and organizations, available through statewide competitive grant processes; and
2) Distributions to local councils, which then regrant funds to individuals and organizations in their own communities through two types of grants:

  • Standard LCC grants which fund a broad range of cultural activities;
  • PASS grants which fund cultural field trips for young people.

The Local Cultural Council (LCC) program was established in 1982 and was overseen by the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council until 1990. It then merged with the Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities to form the Massachusetts Cultural Council. LCCs are made up of volunteers who are appointed by the community?s chief elected official and who are responsible for making decisions on how they will award the money granted to them by the MCC in ways that will serve local cultural needs. There are currently 329 LCCs in Massachusetts that form an extensive grassroots system of public support for community cultural programs. Collectively, these councils distribute more than $2 million each year to fund cultural activities in all 351 cities and towns in the state. Distributions to each LCC are based on a local aid formula devised by the state. The formula takes into account population and property values, and is weighted in such a way to give larger distributions to less wealthy communities.

Grant Recipients 2017
Bill Alberti
  Mixing the Mediums
Cedar Elementary PTA
Museum of Science Program  
Children's Museum of Easton
Science on the Go - Hanover  
Cedar Elementary - Dan Birolini
STEAM Lab & Family STEAM Night
Elizabeth Corbo
A SImple Gesture
Friends of the John Curtis Library
Library Passes - Heritage Museum
Friends of the John Curtis Library
Library Passes - ICA/Boston  
Friends of the John Curtis Library  
Just for Teens Art Show
 Good Natured Dog Productions
48 Hour Film Project
Gregory Maichack 
Pastel Paint - 45 Million Dollar Flower
Hanover Parks & Recreation
Free Events for Community - Concerts & Outdoor Movies  
  Henry Lappen
Henry the Juggler Performance  
James Library  
The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin  
Center School PTA
Bats & Bat Houses
John Curtis Library  
Plimouth Plantation Passes  
Kelly Lawrence  
Hanover Performing Arts Company Theater Arts Education
Lennie Peterson  
Music & Art Demonstrations  
Leslie Reilly  
Let's Get Messy  
Maura Longueil  
The Lighthouse Project  
 South Shore Vo-Tech Drama Club
 SSVT Drama Club Dinner Theater
South Shore YMCA - SS Natural Science Center  
Thingamajig Invention Convention 
Stephen Lewis 
International Women's Dady Poster Exhibit
Tricia Silverman, RD, LDN, MBA  
The Mediterranean Pathway to Wellness - at Hanover COA  
  Walnut Hill Garden Club
Hanover Traffic Islands  
 Hanover COA
Volunteer Concert