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February 2015

Safety at Sea Seminar

February 7

The day-long seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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Maritime Author Series with Llewellyn Howland III

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The author will discuss his recently published biography about yacht designer W. Starling Burgess.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 14 - 16

Join us as we celebrate our winter reopening. All children ages 17 and under will receive free admission!

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Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19

Jason Mancini will discuss the history of Connecticut Indians in various forms of maritime labor.

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Behind the Canvas with Robert Lagasse

February 28

The artist’s presentation “Mind into Matter” will share how he creates an original one-of-a-kind nautical wood carving.

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

February 28

Using the award-winning “Saltwater Foodways” cookbook, this cooking class will focus on food eaten at sea.

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March 2015

Maritime Author Series with Richard King

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History,” Richard J. King looks at this misunderstood and too often maligned bird.

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Cook and Stitch: A Pre-Victorian Experience

March 12

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

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19th-Century Greeting Card Workshop

March 17 - April 7

Learn how to design, set, and print personal stationary on a 19th-century press.

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The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19

Brian Fournier will share his experiences working in the maritime industry.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 21 - 22

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

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Shipboard Fare: Foods from the Seafaring Experience

March 21

Using the award-winning “Saltwater Foodways” cookbook, this cooking class will focus on food eaten at sea.

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Behind the Canvas with Steven Kennedy

March 28

Watch as the artist demonstrates “Using Effective Color in your Plein Air Paintings.”

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April 2015

Maritime Author Series with Walter Ansel

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The revised edition of “The Whaleboat: A Study of Design, Construction and Use From 1850 to 2014″ is the definitive source for information on this important workboat type.

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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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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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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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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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