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Tall Ship Cruises on the Mystic Whaler

May 11 - September 29

Escape for a few hours or a few days on the Mystic Whaler May - early October. Haul on a halyard, bask in the sun and watch the scenic coast slip by. Sailing is May through October from New London, Connecticut just 15 minutes from Mystic, Connecticut . The Tall Ship Luncheon Cruises on the Mystic Whaler includes grilled chicken or veggie burger, clam chowder, fresh bread, three side salads, and dessert. Beverages include coffee, tea, lemonade, and water. Feel…

Submarines, Battlefields, & Betrayers: Water Taxi Tour at Thames River Heritage Park

August 10 - August 25

Submarines, Battlefields, & Betrayers: Water Taxi Tour will be held on August 10th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, August 11th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, August 17th and August 24th from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, and August 25thth from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm  at Thames River Heritage Park in New London. You’ll be captivated by the stories of legendary heroes, infamous traitors, extraordinary feats of tactical brilliance, and unmatched POWER. Introducing “Submarines, Battlefields, & Betrayers”: a…

Race Rock Lighthouse

Explore Inside Race Rock Lighthouse – Boat Trip & Tour

August 24 - August 25

Explore inside one of the region's most storied lighthouses in a Rare Public Tours INSIDE Race Rock Lighthouse on August 24 & 25, only For the only time in 2019, and just the 2nd time in history, you may land by boat at Race Rock Light Station and explore inside throughout the formidable and mysterious Race Rock Lighthouse. New London Maritime Society is offering two trips, with a maximum of six passengers, each. The trips take place Saturday, August 24,…

New London Pride at Ocean Beach Park

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2019 New London Pride will be held on August 24th from 12 pm to 8 pm at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Come and enjoy a variety of entertainment that can't be missed. Special appearances include DJ Gadget, Jodi Jolt & The Volt, and The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus. Be sure to join us for the Official Pride After Party at Dockside Resort Bar on Saturday.

Food Trucks Connecticut

New London Food Truck Rally Downtown New London

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The New London Food Truck Rally will be held on August 24th from 3 pm to 10 pm in Downtown New London. This event will be hosted by Backyard Smokers and will feature a variety of delicious food vendors to choose from. Head downtown to sample some of your favorite local vendors for a Food Truck Rally you won't soon forget.

Brewfest at the Beach at Ocean Beach Park New London

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brewfest at the Beach will be held on September 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Ocean Beach Park in New London. New London Rotary Foundation Brewfest at the Beach features over 150 brews, food, and live music by the sea. All proceeds support the good work of the NLRF like Camp Rotary, Rotary Playground at Toby May Park, the new Rotary Pavilion at Ocean Beach, and other local and international charitable programs. Join us for a fun evening…

Haunted Evening at the Garde with John Zaffis & Seaside Shadows New London

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - September 8 @ 12:15 am

A Haunted Evening with John Zaffis & Seaside Shadows will be held on September 7th at the Garde Art Center in New London There will be three time slots:  6:00 – 7:45 PM 8:15 – 10:00 PM 10:30 PM – 12:15 AM This event is a fundraiser for the non-profit, historic Garde Arts Center with proceeds going to continuous preservation of this beautiful community gem. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour. John Zaffis has…

Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival at Fort Trumbull New London

September 12 - September 15

The 2019 Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival will be held on September 12th from 2:30 pm to 6 pm, September 13th from 10 am to 10 pm, September 14th from 10 am to 10 pm, and September 15th from 12 pm to 4 pm at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London. The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a five day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week.…

Annual New London Chowder Challenge at Fort Trumbull New London

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 2019 Chowder Challenge will be held during New London's Maritime Festival on September 14th from 11 am to 3 pm at Fort Trumbull in New London. New London restaurants & food trucks compete for the title of Fan Favorite Chowder! Last year’s Chowder Challenge featured 15 great chowders from some of New London’s best kitchens. First place went to Fatboys Restaurant, with New London High School’s Whaler Cafe finishing third place and the Submarine Base’s Cross Hall Galley taking…

A Night with Janis Joplin at the Garde Arts Theater New London

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Night with Janis Joplin will perform on September 20th from 8 pm to 11 pm at the Garde Arts Theater in New London. The Tony Nominated Broadway Musical celebrates Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene…

William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at the Gardes Art Center New London

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

William Shatner Live on Stage will be held on October 5th from 7:30 pm to 10 pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Enjoy a Garde Movie Palace screening of the classic film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on the giant screen, followed by a live conversation with the one and only "Captain James T. Kirk." William Shatner will be sharing fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" television…

Russian Ballet presents Swan Lake at the Garde Art Theater

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Russian Ballet Theater presents Swan Lake will be held on November 16th from 8 pm to 10:30 pm at the Garde Art Theater in New London. Those faithful to the tradition of Swan Lake, must see Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic. Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina (Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Lirico, Omsk State Music Theatre) lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet and adds her vision and something more that undoubtedly will leave…

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