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July 2018

Member Trip: Great Gull Island

July 21

Join us for an exclusive trip to Great Gull Island, a 17-acre island separating Long Island and Block Island sounds that is a major stopover for birds following the Atlantic Flyway.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 28 - July 29
Schooner BRILLIANT

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts.

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Mystic River Yoga

July 28

Join yoga instructor Krystal Rose on the deck of the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum to enjoy a slow, yet invigorating yoga class to kick-start your weekend! This class will be a vinyasa-flow style class, featuring demonstrations of and modifications for poses. Relax into savasana or gaze over to the river to complete your practice. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat, towel, and props if needed (block, straps, bolster). Please leave valuables at home.…

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Book signing: “Chris Craft Boats”

July 28
Thompson Building Store, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Since 1874, Chris-Craft has built boats of immense beauty that evoke an emotion and passion in all who see them. The varnished mahogany runabouts of yesteryear, and their modern sister-ships of today, all share the same design ethos, gorgeous lines, high quality, and style. The name alone conjures up images of classic wooden boats, waving flags, and unforgettable memories made on the waves. Join us in the Thompson Building for author Nick Voulgaris III's signing of this book celebrating this iconic…

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

July 29

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Arts on the Quad: The American Rogues

July 29

The American Rogues Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing. This summer the series hosts a variety of speakers and activities paired with live performances that celebrate the Museum’s diverse exhibitions. You’re invited to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and concession snacks will be available. In the event of rain, performances will take place in a covered location on the Museum…

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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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August 2018

Acoustic Music Cruise on SABINO

August 2
Ride aboard one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation, the Sabino.

Start your weekend early with a musical Thursday night cruise downriver on Sabino!

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Sundials: Shadows of Time

This talk will trace the early roots of time-telling devices, exploring how the materials, construction, and uses have changed throughout history.

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Canine Search and Rescue Demonstrations

August 5

Mystic Seaport Museum welcomes Canine Search and Rescue for an afternoon of open-air demonstrations of search and rescue of an underwater victim. This will be simulated by a diver underwater and dogs on a motor boat. The demonstrations will be in the area between Middle Wharf and the Joseph Conrad. Included in the price of Museum admission.  

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Summer Music Sunday: Andy Chaney

August 5

After hours at Mystic Seaport Museum is a magical time. In the summer, Schaefer's Spouter Tavern stays open late on Sundays for music, food and drinks. Please note: the exhibitions are closed. Tonight, Andy Chaney.

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Introduction to Wood Carving: Carve and Leaf a Star

August 11 - August 12
The Ship Carver shop at Mystic Seaport

In this two-day workshop, learn the fundamentals of wood carving and applying gold leaf by carving and gilding your very own star.

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 11

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Arts on the Quad: Flock Theatre

August 11

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SATURDAY'S ARTS ON THE QUAD: Because of the forecast of thunderstorms later in the day Saturday, we are moving the 5-8 p.m., Arts on the Quad lecture and Flock Theatre program inside the Thompson Exhibition Building. The event will take place in the main lobby. There will be seating for about 70 people (chairs will be provided). The cash bar and snacks will still be for sale, and we ask that you not bring a picnic because…

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Summer Music Sunday: Kala Farmham Duo

August 12

After hours at Mystic Seaport Museum is a magical time. In the summer, Schaefer's Spouter Tavern stays open late on Sundays for music, food and drinks. Please note: the exhibitions are closed. Tonight, Kala Farmham Duo.

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Historic Printing for Beginners

August 14
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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Historic Printing for Beginners

August 16
Mystic Print Shop

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn to set and print using historic 19th-century methods and tools.

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Mysterious Satellites: The Many Moons of our Solar System

This talk will explore the diverse array of satellites that orbit around the planets.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

2018 Engine Show Featured Engine c.1895 Naphtha Launch Engine, manufactured by New York Gas Engine and Power Company in Morris Heights, NY, It has 3 cylinders and generates about 2 HP. Owned by James Wright, Stonington, CT.

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

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Summer Music Sunday: Kevin Manzella

August 19

After hours at Mystic Seaport Museum is a magical time. In the summer, Schaefer's Spouter Tavern stays open late on Sundays for music, food and drinks. Please note: the exhibitions are closed. Tonight, Kevin Manzella.

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Gamla Uppsala: Home of Viking Kings

August 24

For more than 20 years, John Ljungkvist, Ph.D., has been directing work in Gamla Uppsala (“Old Uppsala”), a place that was famous as a pagan center and a seat of legendary kings in the Viking Age. Gamla Uppsala is a site where generations of rulers invested in monumental features, particularly grave monuments and great buildings like the one described in the epic poem Beowulf. It is mentioned in more early medieval records than any other contemporary site from Sweden, perhaps…

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Mystic River Yoga

August 25

Join yoga instructor Krystal Rose on the deck of the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum to enjoy a slow, yet invigorating yoga class to kick-start your weekend! This class will be a vinyasa-flow style class, featuring demonstrations of and modifications for poses. Relax into savasana or gaze over to the river to complete your practice. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat, towel, and props if needed (block, straps, bolster). Please leave valuables at home.…

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Arts on the Quad: Penny Lane

August 25

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing. This summer the series hosts a variety of speakers and activities paired with live performances that celebrate the Museum’s diverse exhibitions. You’re invited to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and concession snacks will be available. In the event of rain, performances will take place in a covered location on the Museum grounds. Rain location seating is limited and…

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Book signing: ‘Henny and Her Boat’

August 26

“Henny and Her Boat: Righteousness and Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Denmark," by Howard Veisz, is now available in our bookstore.

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Summer Music Sunday: Kevin Manzella

August 26

After hours at Mystic Seaport Museum is a magical time. In the summer, Schaefer's Spouter Tavern stays open late on Sundays for music, food and drinks. Please note: the exhibitions are closed. Tonight, Kevin Manzella.

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Plymouth Whale Watch Adventure

August 29
Whale Breaching

The first one was so fun we are doing it again! Join us for a cruise through the waters of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Banks to witness the majesty of whales in their natural habitat. Historically, these waters were the hunting grounds for many whaling ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. They are now a marine sanctuary and one of the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Pilot Whales, Minke Whales and the endangered Right Whales. During…

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SOLD OUT: SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise

August 31
Take a downriver cruise aboard our 1908 steamboat SABINO.

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on Sabino with foot-tapping Dixieland jazz.

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September 2018

Member Appreciation Night

September 7
Members, step inside our Membership Lounge during your next visit and enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade and Wi-Fi.

Visit Mystic Seaport Museum after hours for a free evening of Members-only special events.

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Sold Out: Members Only BRILLIANT Day Sail

September 8
Schooner BRILLIANT

Embark on a day of sailing local waters on board our 61-foot schooner BRILLIANT.

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Original Slow Food Movement

September 8
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One event on an unspecified date at 4:30pm

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

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Vikings, The Vinland Map, and New Discoveries

September 9

The presentation will discuss Viking finds in the North American Arctic, new theories about their contacts with Dorset and Thule Inuit, and controversies about the Vinland Map, new finds, and claims made about sites like Point Rossee.

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Imagining the Coast: A Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea

September 14 - September 16

“Imagining the Coast” is a public, interdisciplinary symposium that brings together regional students, community members, faculty, artists, museums, and historical societies to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to our understanding of the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections.

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Members Only: Overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD

September 15 - September 16
The Joseph Conrad

Mystic Seaport Members will have the opportunity to sleep on board the veteran training vessel, the Joseph Conrad.

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Mystic River Yoga

September 15

Join yoga instructor Krystal Rose on the deck at Mystic Seaport Museum, and enjoy a slow, yet invigorating yoga class to kick-start your weekend!  This class will be a vinyasa-flow style class, featuring demonstrations of and modifications for poses.  Relax into savasana or gaze over to the river to complete your practice.  All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring your own mat, towel, and props if needed (block, straps, bolster). Please leave valuables at home. The class…

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 16
Coastweeks Regatta

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

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