The Florence Griswold Museum is celebrating summer with a new exhibit. “On Hudson: Highlights from the Albany Institute of History & Art,” will show you everything history and symbolism-related about the Hudson River Valley. Now, even if you’re not from here, if you’re any kind of an art lover you know the Flo Gris is the home of American Impressionism,...Continue Reading
First Friday hits Downtown Putnam Connecticut again on July 6. Here’s a quick video from past events. It’s a great time: Visit the First Friday Facebook page for more info and detail. All ages are invited. FREE to join this summertime street party!Continue Reading
Eat yourself silly this weekend at the Niantic Lions Lobsterfest & Chicken Barbecue, then enjoy the Arts and Crafts Show.
Favorite summer foods, arts and crafts, and a beachside town=happiness. This weekend the Niantic Lions’ 34th Annual Lobsterfest and Chicken Barbecue is cooking at the Niantic Town Hall grounds. This homegrown event, held Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, 2012 is held in conjunction with the 52nd Annual Juried Arts and Crafts Show, so there’ll...Continue Reading
Hit it out of the park this week with the Connecticut Tigers. Baseball’s Opening Day at Dodd Stadium.
Our very own Connecticut Tigers are perfecting their game, getting ready for the baseball team’s opening day this week (Wednesday, June 20) against the Lowell Spinners, the New York-Penn League Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. It’s the Tigers’ third season here at Dodd Stadium–wow, time flies, doesn’t it?–and the whole eastern Connecticut...Continue Reading
To some retro is a hot trend, to others, it’s the way things used to be. Whatever your take you can taste from a bygone era here in Mystic Country. We are certainly well known for our coastline, wineries, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. Less known are small, classic American businesses that have been going strong through...Continue Reading
Come on, you know you want one….what’s summer without a Ford’s Lobster roll?? Now being served at Haring’s Marine in Noank. You’ve got the best view and the best food to eat while you’re enjoying it, and that’s a real summer vacation in my book. Ford’s fresh seafood is a local favorite, and the hot lobster rolls served next door are to die for....Continue Reading
Some cities make a name for themselves with their classic car shows. Mystic–being a seaport and all–can proudly boast their 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. Serious boaters and weekend enthusiasts alike will love this event, happening at the Mystic Seaport on July 23-24. It will feature a collection of “mint condition” Rybovich...Continue Reading
Summer in eastern Connecticut doesn’t officially begin until Sailfest comes to town! The three-day festival in New London, our premier waterfront city, brings over 300,000 people to our streets! Sailfest is an awesome way to take in New London. With five stages of free music–ranging from rock, hip hop, Celtic and blues–tons of food, a fireworks...Continue Reading
The music of the sea has a certain sound to it, no matter what culture it hails from. It’s a sound that can instantly put you out on the ocean, rocking on the waves in your boat of choice, or imagining a scene on a long-ago ship. I could listen for hours. Actually, I could listen for the whole weekend – and from June 9-12, we can. The 32nd Annual Sea...Continue Reading
It’s not the dog days of summer yet, but it’s close – Mystic Seaport’s Annual Lobster Days at Mystic Seaport event is fast approaching. Held over Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30), it’s perfect for kicking off the summer. We in eastern Connecticut love this event – it’s filled with good food, great people, and pure New England fun. And it...Continue Reading