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April 2016

New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art

April 30 - July 17
Nella Lush, "The Calm Before the Storm," Oil and Cold Wax, 30" x 60"

The exhibition and sale focuses on color and form in depictions of maritime objects.

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June 2016

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

June 8 - September 21
Member Burgee

For members only! See areas of Mystic Seaport that are not open to the general public.

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The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 14 - September 25
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Watch Gallery artists paint en plein air on the Museum grounds June 14-18.

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Hōkūle‘a Port Stop

June 23 - June 26
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Join us to welcome the Polynesian voyaging canoe to Mystic Seaport on Thursday morning.

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Planetarium Summer Evening Series

June 24 - September 2
Planetarium in space

Explore the summer night sky during our six-part series.

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Small Craft Workshop

June 24 - June 26
Small Craft Workshop

Share your small craft with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 24 - June 26
WoodenBoat Show

Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide describes this three-day show as “one of Connecticut’s Top 20 Events for the Summer.”

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Day Trip to Block Island

June 24
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Enjoy a bus ride that will highlight the history and lighthouses of the Island. You will be on your own for lunch and will have plenty of time to explore, shop, or visit the beach during the afternoon.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

June 25
ARGIA

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81' schooner ARGIA.

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Book Signing with James L. Nelson

June 25 - June 26
Museum Store,
Main Entrance
The French Prize

Praised as "a master of both his period and the English language" by Patrick O'Brian, James L. Nelson returns to the world of sea and sail in "The French Prize," a page-turning historical novel.

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Book Signing with George Daughan

June 26
Museum Store,
Main Entrance
Revolution on the Hudson

George C. Daughan―winner of the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for Naval Literature―integrates the war’s naval elements with its political, military, economic, and social dimensions to create a major new study of the American Revolution.

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Whaleboating for Members

June 30 - August 18
whaleboats

Climb into a vessel from the fleet specifically crafted for the 38th Voyage of the CHARLES W. MORGAN for a row down the Mystic River.

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July 2016

Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program

July 1 - July 17
Ocean House

Watch as Maritime Gallery artists paint on grounds at the Ocean House hotel.

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Arts on the Quad: “Romeo and Juliet”

July 2
Flock Logo

Join us for a production of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" by New London’s Flock Theatre.

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Summer Music Sundays

July 3 - August 28
Brant Point replica lighthouse

Enjoy complimentary after-hours Museum admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876 this Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

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Arts on the Quad: Zydecats

July 6
Zydecats

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a lively performance by Zydecats.

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Cape Cod Canal Cruise and Massachusetts Maritime Academy Trip

July 8
TS Kennedy

Join us as we explore the beautiful Cape Cod Canal and the TS KENNEDY.

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The America’s Cup with Tucker Thompson

July 11
Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern,
101 Greenmanville Avenue
Tucker Thompson

The official TV and Public Host of the 35th America’s Cup will deliver an engaging multi-media presentation about the sporting event.

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Member Morning with Maurice Kearley

July 13
L.A. Dunton

Joining us for a morning with Maurice Kearley, aged 89, the last surviving fisherman from the L.A. Dunton. Born in Bay de l'Eau, Newfoundland, Maurice now lives in Fortune, Newfoundland. He started fishing on the Grand Banks in dories for halibut, cod, and haddock when he was seventeen and continued for 35 years. The latter part of his career was spent on draggers similar in design to the Museum's Roann, and he has accumulated an enormous range of stories from his time…

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Ledge Lighthouse Tour

July 19
Ledge Light

Don’t miss this opportunity to join other Mystic Seaport members for a private guided tour of Ledge Lighthouse.

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Arts on the Quad: Mystic Horns

July 20
Mystic Horns

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a performance by one of Southeastern Connecticut’s hottest R&B, swing, jazz, and dance bands.

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Member Summer Evenings

July 21
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Row along the Mystic River, attend a guided tour, and enjoy the Museum’s grounds during the final hours of a summer day.

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Docktails and Dancing

July 23
Brant Point replica lighthouse

Join us for an evening of dancing in celebration of the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 23 - July 24

This annual event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts.

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Photographs of the Sea by Michael Kahn

July 23 - September 25
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This exhibition and sale of stunning seascapes and spectacular sailing photographs captures the drama and beauty of the maritime experience.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

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August 2016

Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera

August 3
Salt Marsh Opera Logo

Join us for a 60-minute program of well-known arias, duets and trios by operatic composers such as Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi.

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Member Trip to Great Gull Island

August 4
Great Gull Island

Join other members for a tour of the island and see forts that were constructed in 1897 as part of Fort Michie.

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 5 - August 7
Model Yacht Regatta

J Class and East Coast 12 Meter class models return to race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Arts on the Quad: “The Taming of the Shrew”

August 6
Flock Logo

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a production by New London’s Flock Theatre.

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Arts on the Quad: The Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

August 10
TECSO Image

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a performance by the Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.

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Member Summer Evenings

August 11
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Row along the Mystic River, attend a guided tour, and enjoy the Museum’s grounds during the final hours of a summer day.

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Arts on the Quad: West End Blend

August 17
West End Blend-Photo-Isaac Nines Photography

Join us outdoors on the McGraw Quad for a performance by the 10-piece band West End Blend.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 20 - August 21
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Join us for the 25th anniversary of the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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