Rocking the docks at Brews and Tunes

Jul 31, 2021

They were dancing on the docks Friday during Brews and Tunes at South Wharf Yard and Marina.

A crowd gathered to hear live music performed by Ray Greene & The All-Star Band and enjoy food and beverages.

“We heard there was music and a fun time for a good cause,’’ said Chris Penry, who was relaxing with friends near the band.

The event was hosted by South Wharf Yacht Yard and Marina, which has sponsored similar events for years, said Julie Turbide, marketing and communications manager for the marina. 

“We were really excited we were able to bring it back this year,’’ she said, after last year’s Covid cancellations.

The festivities were open to the public and to boaters, including those with slips at the marina. 

At these events, which the marina holds occasionally, the marina invites non-profit organizations to charge optional admission fees and to raffle off items donated by the marina to help raise money for their causes. 

Friday’s beneficiary was the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. 

That cause attracted some of the participants. 

Leslie Bernert came by to support Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. “They preserve a lot of land in the town,’’ she said. “They keep it beautiful. I love their trails.’’

“I totally want to support DNRT,’’ said Salty Dupre, who brought along Ollie, a Wheaton doodle that was sporting Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust regalia. “That’s why we’re here.’’

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust volunteer Amy Tierce appreciated the opportunity. “It’s a nice way to get out in the community and talk about what we do,’’ she said.

The music also was a big draw, participants said as they listened to the upbeat music.

“We heard there was going to be live music for free and it’s only down the street,’’ said Frank Pina. “It’s a beautiful night.’’

Penry and her companions Roberta Moore, Carol Hudner and Phil Hudner sat near the band and took in the evening.

As to whether they would leave their seats to dance, Penry was unsure.

“Maybe,’’ she said, laughing.

“They’re on a break now,’’ she said of the band, “and we’re warming up.’’