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Music of the Sea: Ballads, Chanteys and Songs of the Sailor

March 28 - April 25

Sharpen your musical skills in this four-class series while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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April 2015

Intermediate Celestial Navigation

April 25 - 26

This course is an excellent sequel to our Modern Celestial Navigation and Introductory Celestial Navigation classes.

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Behind the Canvas with Jane McGraw-Teubner

April 25

The pastel artist will demonstrate how she creates her magical paintings.

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May 2015

Direction by Magnetic Compass

May 2

This day-long workshop will teach the student to understand the earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

May 2

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

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RUM RUNNER II Lighthouse Cruise

May 13

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise in Narragansett Bay aboard the 58′ motor yacht RUM RUNNER II.

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Spring PILOTS Weekend

May 16 - 17

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

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Easy Astro-Photography

May 16 - 17

Learn to take the best possible photos of astronomical objects and sky phenomena using your smartphone or digital camera.

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Modern Marine Masters Exhibition and Sale

May 17 - July 19

This annual spring exhibition showcases exceptional works by award-winning Maritime Gallery artists.

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Watch the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport, RI

May 17

Join other Mystic Seaport members aboard PAM, a 62’ commuter yacht, as we spend the day on the water watching this fleet of beautiful boats.

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Salute to Summer

May 23 - 24

We’re taking a whole weekend to kick off summer! Join us May 23-24 for plenty of family fun and outdoor activities.

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Decoration Day

May 25

Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers on Memorial Day.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

May 30

This workshop provides an understanding of the celestial causes and geographic influences of tides.

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Safety on Sea and Shore Weekend

May 30 - 31

Join us as we recognize and appreciate the work of present-day emergency personnel.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

May 31

Climb aboard schooner ARGIA and enjoy an early evening cruise down the beautiful Mystic River.

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June 2015

Sea Music Festival

June 11 - 14

The 36th annual festival includes daytime and evening concerts, instructional workshops, a symposium, and more.

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North Fork Winery Tour

June 11

Ride the ferry over, visit select wineries, and return to New London all in one day.

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Music of the Sea Symposium

June 12 - 13

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

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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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The WoodenBoat Show

June 26 - 28

See more than 100 traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats at the 24th Annual WoodenBoat Show.

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Small Craft Workshop

June 26 - 28

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

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

June 28

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

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July 2015

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

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

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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 as crew during our exhilarating regatta in Newport, R.I.

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Civil War Encampment

July 18 - 19

The encampment will take place on the Village Green where visitors will have the chance to interact with re-enactors from 1865.

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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 and 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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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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