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June 2015

Planetarium Summer Evening Series

June 17 - August 28

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

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Insider Garden Tours

June 24 - September 2

Tour Mystic Seaport’s 19th-century and contemporary gardens with a Museum horticulturalist.

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July 2015

Summer Music Sundays

July 5 - August 30

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

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Mystic Seaport America’s Cup Regatta

July 18

Sail aboard a classic America’s Cup 12 Meter Yacht in Newport, R.I.

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Civil War Encampment

July 18 - 19

See a wide variety of displays, speak with reenactors and take part in a scavenger hunt with a Civil War theme.

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The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

July 21 - 25

Watch Maritime Gallery artists paint en plein air at Mystic Seaport.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 25 - 26

See some of the most outstanding antique boats in the country when they converge at Mystic Seaport for our annual event.

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Docktails and Dancing

July 25

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous!

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1

Join us for the 30th annual marathon reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, “Moby-Dick.”

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August 2015

Model Yacht Regatta

August 7 - 9

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

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 15 - 16

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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Tour of the USCGC EAGLE

August 15

This tour, open only to Museum members, will take you aboard the vessel while you learn about its history and importance.

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September 2015

RiverQuest – A Connecticut River Expedition

September 3

Cruise the lower Connecticut River and experience an area that has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as “One of the Last Great Places.”

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Sextants and the Noon Sun

September 12

Learn to use sextants and the noon sun for navigation in this introductory workshop.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

September 13

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

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

September 16 - October 21

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 20

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our 24th annual regatta.

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Members’ Annual Meeting & Recognition Day

September 26

Members, join us for reports on the state of the Museum, Board of Trustees election, milestone member recognition, and a memorial tribute.

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36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition

September 27 - December 31

This exhibit is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 27

See more than 100 pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

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October 2015

“Painting en Plein Air” in Oil with William Hanson

October 2 - 4

Paint en plein air at Mystic Seaport with William Hanson, one of the Maritime Gallery’s distinguished artists.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

October 3 - 4

A weekend introductory class in basic celestial navigation emphasizing the actual methods that were used in the Age of Sail.

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Dinner at the Buckinghams

October 3 - November 7

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

October 3

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

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Dinner at the Buckingham’s

October 3 - November 7

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Visit the Peabody-Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum

October 6

Enjoy a day trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum.

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Fall Beer Tasting

October 10

Sample a wide range of beers, enjoy New England clam chowder, and listen as Rhode Island brewer Alan Brinton discusses his family business.

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Chowder Days

October 10 - 12

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Adventure Series — A Look at Superstorm Sandy and NOAA Marine Weather Forecasting

October 15

Joe Sienkiewicz discusses the National Weather Service’s challenges tackling the hazards of Superstorm Sandy.

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Nautical Nightmares

October 16 - 30

Join Edgar Allen Poe for an eerie Halloween-themed walking tour.

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Fall PILOTS Weekend

October 17 - 18

Museum PILOTS join together during their annual fall weekend to work alongside Mystic Seaport staff.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

October 17 - 18

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

October 24

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 24 - 25

During this hands-on class, participants will learn how to adjust and use sextants available on the market today.

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