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Pirate Days

April 14 - 15

Plenty of family-fun activities await children of all ages during our annual pirate event.

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Coming to America: The Story of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

April 16

Jim Carlton will discuss the many species that survived the voyages to North America and Hawaii.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

April 16

This class combines hearth-cooking of lighter fare with hands-on activities.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 18 - 19

Our 13th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Intermediate Celestial Navigation

April 25 - 26

Students will learn more about the use of the sextant and will learn the traditional “twilight round” of star and planet sights for determining a vessel’s position.

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Behind the Canvas with Jane McGraw-Teubner

April 25

Watch as the artist demonstrates “Creating a Magical Mood with Landscape Pastel Painting.”

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May 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

September 13

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

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 20

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

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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

ARGIA Twilight Cruise

October 3

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

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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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