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March 2016

Ocean House Exhibition

March 10 - June 5
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See a selection of exquisite works from the Maritime Gallery on display at the Ocean House.

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April 2016

Lighthouses and Harbor Seal Cruise

April 10 - July 26
ENCORE

Take a private cruise aboard the classic motor yacht ENCORE around Fishers Island Sound.

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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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May 2016

Salute to Summer

May 28 - May 29
Salute to Summer

Fun outdoor activities and a costumed dog parade highlight this Memorial Day Weekend event.

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Decoration Day

May 30
decoration day

Join us on Memorial Day as we pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers.

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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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Sea Music Festival

June 9 - June 12
Sea Music Festival

Join us for one of the world’s premier sea music events. Festivities include concerts, performances for children, instructional workshops, and more.

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Music of the Sea Symposium

June 10 - June 11
Sea Music Festival

The Symposium features presentations by maritime scholars and explores sea, music, and song.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

June 11 - June 12
Treworgy Planetarium

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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AMERICA Visits Mystic Seaport

June 11 - June 15
Yacht AMERICA Sailing

Tour the modern replica of the yacht AMERICA and take a sail aboard the vessel.

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Book Signing with Philip Watson Kuepper

June 11
Maritime Bookstore,
Main Entrance
A Sea to Row By

The author's poems on rowing have topics about everything between the daily life and the divine.

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The History and Evolution of the America’s Cup

June 13
Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern,
101 Greenmanville Avenue
Troy Sears-AMERICA

The owner and captain of the schooner AMERICA will lead a conversation about the past, present, and future direction of the America's Cup.

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The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 14 - September 25
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Watch Maritime Gallery artists paint en plein air on the grounds of Mystic Seaport. Exhibition and sale open June 18 through September 25.

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Up Close with SPIRIT OF BERMUDA

June 14
Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern,
101 Greenmanville Avenue
SPIRIT OF BERMUDA

As part of SPIRIT OF BERMUDA's visit to Mystic Seaport, the directors of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation will talk about the background of the Foundation and how and why the vessel was built.

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Father’s Day at Mystic Seaport

June 19
Watercraft collection

Celebrate that special father, grandfather, or husband with a private brunch and tour of our watercraft collection.

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Stars of the Smithsonian: “The Art of Oceanic Navigation and Land Finding”

Doug Herman

Douglas Herman from the National Museum of the American Indian reveals the intricate arts of oceanic navigation and land finding that enabled these amazing feats.

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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
block-island

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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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

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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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
Michael Kahn_0123012 Cambria on the Solent

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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