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July 2017

Arts on the Quad

July 26

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the music of Rock & Soul Review!

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Stars Over Mystic

July 28
Treworgy Planetarium

Learn about "The Search for Exoplanets" in our Planetarium summer lecture series.

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Exhibition: The Art of Rowing

July 29 - September 17

We look forward to welcoming patrons, art collectors, and rowing enthusiasts to the Gallery for this special themed exhibit.

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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 2017

Arts on the Quad: M Shanghai 

August 2

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 4 - August 6
Model Yacht Regatta

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

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For Kids: Nautical Night Out

August 9

Parents enjoy our Arts on the Quad performances while their children ages 6-12 participate in nautical games and activities.

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Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera

August 9

A duo and accompanist straight from Salt Marsh Opera’s main stage productions present an evening of well-known arias, duets, and show tunes.

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Stars Over Mystic: The Great American Eclipse

August 11
Treworgy Planetarium projector

On August 21, a wondrous total solar eclipse will arc across the US - learn how to safely enjoy this rare, unique occurrence.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

August 14 - August 17
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction using our historic printing presses.

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Arts on the Quad: Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience

August 16

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

Rich Voss, volunteer for Mystic Seaport, operates a two-cylinder steam-powered Lingerwood Steering Engine at the Antique Marine Engine Exposition at Mystic Seaport. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport

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

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For Kids: Nautical Night Out

August 23

Parents enjoy our Arts on the Quad performances while their children ages 6-12 participate in nautical games and activities.

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Arts on the Quad: Flock Theatre Richard II

August 23
Flock Logo

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Stars Over Mystic: The Analemma

August 25

Did you ever notice that sundials don't always line up with the time on our watch or smartphone?

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September 2017

Sailing for Veterans

September 6 - October 25

Veterans will learn how to sail, have the opportunity to row a whaleboat and learn about the history of the sea

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Brilliant Sunset Sail

September 9
Schooner BRILLIANT at sea

Join us for a special members-only sunset sail onboard the Museum’s famous schooner, Brilliant.

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Farm to Hearth: The Original Slow Food Movement

September 9
An open hearth cooking demonstration at the Buckingham Hall House

An open-hearth cooking class that celebrates the original slow food movement, using fresh produce from our onsite historic garden.

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Brilliant Day Sail

September 10
Brilliant: Auxiliary Schooner

Come learn to sail a 61-foot schooner while cruising local waters.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 17
Coastweeks Regatta

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

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International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 22, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Ian Hansen, "Ship Dreadnought," Oil, 36 x 24

The International is a juried show that showcases the most recent works of leading marine artists from around the world.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 24

See more than 100 antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles as they take over the grounds.

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Mystic River Oyster Festival

September 30
Oysters

Celebrate the history, growing, and cuisine of the popular shellfish. Bring your appetite!

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October 2017

Chowder Days

October 7 - October 9

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

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Nautical Nightmares: A Creature Among Us

October 13 - October 29

An eerie evening at Mystic Seaport, Nautical Nightmares is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and unsolved mysteries of days gone by.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 14 - October 15
Plath Sextant, 1930

This is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a modern perspective.

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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 14
Dyer Dhows

The Dyer Dhow Derby is an annual regatta held in honor of the yacht clubs, sailing associations, and individuals who have donated to or supported our Dyer Dhow fleet.

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Educators Appreciation Day

October 21

Don't miss Educators Appreciation Day, featuring free admission for teachers, after school professionals, and their families.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

October 28 - October 29
Treworgy Planetarium

A workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American sailing vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

Half model

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving a model sailboat.

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Trick or Treat

October 31
Trick or Treat at Mystic Seaport

Join us for the annual trick-or-treat event at Mystic Seaport – perfect for ages 10 and younger.

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November 2017

Navigation Symposium: The History and Future of Celestial Navigation

November 3 - November 5
Sextant

A weekend gathering of practical navigators, experts in navigation theory, and historians of science.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

Varnishing techniques for traditional boats

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

November 11 - November 12

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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Traditional Boat Building

November 16 - November 19

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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