Celebrating the Sea, Uniting Our Shores

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Time Event Location
3:30 p.m. Official Welcoming Ceremony. New London Waterfront Park
7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Festival Kick-Off- Live Music by Unanchored – Come meet the Captains and Crews City Dock Restaurant/Oyster Bar, Customs House Pier

Time. Event Location
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. New London Maritime Society Custom House Museum 150 Bank Street, New London
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ships/Fishing vessels available for tours NL Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vendor Booths NL Waterfront Park
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Food Trucks NL Waterfront Park
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids Events hosted by New London Youth Affairs, Niantic Children’s Museum and Mystic Seaport’s Education Program. Hands on children’s activities and maritime themed children’s books for free for children to take home. New London Waterfront Park
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mystic Seaport Sailor Skills Stations – Build a toy boat! – Children and adults alike can try their hand at building their very own toy boat souvenir. Ropemaking – Visitors will have a chance to make rope using a replica of a traditional 19th century ropejack and learn about the importance of rope manufacturing in New England for the maritime world. Knot-tying and lanyards – Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to tie a variety of common knots used on land and at sea, such as a square knot, bowline, and clove hitch, and make their own lanyards to take home. City Pier
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. On-water Sailing Opportunities – New England Science and Sailing City Pier
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Project Oceanology Touch Tank City Pier
11:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Steve Elci and Friends- Children Music Performance Saturday, September 10th at 11 am
Steve Elci writes and performs world-class music for kids – up there with Raffi, Laurie Berkner,
Trout Fishing in America, Dan Zanes and They Might Be Giants. “Imagination Nation.”
The lyrics and images are as evocative as they are educational and, as Mom and Dad
will quickly learn, the tunes are so buoyantly hooky that they appeal just as much
to the older folks as the youngsters.” – Rick Koster The Day Paper, CT
NL Waterfront
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mermaids and Sea Monsters Parade Bank Street to City Pier
2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Beer Trucks/Tents NL Waterfront Park
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ancient Mariners NL Waterfront Park
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Award Prizes for Parade Entertainment Tent
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sea Shanties with Marc Bernier Entertainment Tent
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Burning of Benedict Arnold in Effigy” – Flock Theater Production
Assemble Location TBD
NL Waterfront Park
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live Music by the Hoolios Entertainment Tent

Location Time Event

8:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Memorial 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony Led by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Entertainment Tent
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Military and Fishing Industry Challenge Events  Knots, line throwing, etc. NL Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ships and Fishing vessels available for tours City Pier and Fort Trumbull State Park
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kids Events (hosted by New London Youth Affairs and Niantic Children’s Museum) Hands on children’s activities and maritime themed children’s books for free for children to take home. NL Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Creative Dance with L’ana Burton- Children’s Interactive creative dance –Sunday, September 11th
at 11 am L’Ana is a leading Dance Artist in Residence for The State of Connecticut, offering in-school programs
which integrate DANCE into curricula areas. She is a member of The HOTS (Higher Order of Thinking) team of
artists that uses ARTS INTEGRATION across the curriculum in public schools throughout the state.
She has taught in over 50 public elementary schools over the last ten years.
NL Waterfront
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Booth featuring Sailing Dinghy Optimist Simulator – New England Science and Sailing NL Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Project Oceanology Touch Tank City Pier
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ancient Mariners NL Waterfront Park
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. DEEP Fisheries Division Fishing Clinic Fort Trumbull State Park
11:30 a.m. – 5:00p.m. Food Trucks/Vendor Booths NL Waterfront Park
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beer truck/tents NL Waterfront Park
12:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m New London Maritime Society Custom House Museum 150 Bank St
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Lighthouse Puppet Show by Arm of the Sea Theater Hygienic Art Park
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Live Music by the Franklin Brothers Entertainment Tent
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Awards for Fishing Tournament Entertainment Tent
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Live music with Darik & The Funbags Entertainment Tent

Transportation

  • Water Taxi  available between New London Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Free Bus trips also available

GENERAL SCHEDULE

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3:30 – 9:00pm

  • 3:30 p.m.  Official Welcoming Ceremony – New London Waterfront Park

  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Festival Kick-Off- Live Music by Unanchored – Come meet the Captains and Crews City Dock Restaurant/Oyster Bar, Customs House Pier

10:00 am –  9:00 pm

  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    New London Maritime Society Custom House Museum

    150 Bank Street, New London
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Ships/Fishing vessels available for tours NL Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids Events hosted by New London Youth Affairs, Niantic Children’s Museum and Mystic Seaport’s Education Program New London Waterfront Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Food Trucks

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids Events hosted by New London Youth Affairs, Niantic Children’s Museum and Mystic Seaport’s Education Program New London Waterfront Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. On-water Sailing Opportunities  – New England Science and Sailing – City Pier

  • 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Project Oceanology Touch Tank City Pier
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mermaids and Sea Monsters Parade Bank Street to City Pier
  • 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Beer Trucks/Tents NL Waterfront Park
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ancient Mariners NL Waterfront Park
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Award Prizes for Parade Entertainment Tent
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Burning of Benedict Arnold in Effigy” – Flock Theater Production

    Assemble Location TBD; NL Waterfront Park
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live Music by The Hoolios Entertainment Tent

8:30 – 5:00pm

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Memorial 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony led by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard

  • 10:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. Military and Fishing Industry Challenge Events (knots, line throwing, etc.)

  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ships and Fishing vessels available for tours City Pier and Fort Trumbull,
    Booths/Activities on the NL Waterfront, Water Taxi available to Fort Trumbull; buses

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kids Events (hosted by New London Youth Affairs and Niantic  Children’s Museum)  NL Waterfront Park

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ancient Mariners NL Waterfront Park

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. DEEP Fisheries Division Fishing Clinic

  • Fort Trumbull State Park
  • 11:30 a.m. – 5:00p.m. Food Trucks/Vendor Booths NL Waterfront Park
  • 12:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sailing Tent with NE Science and Sailing Foundation
  • 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beer truck/tents
  • 12:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. New London Maritime Society Custom House Museum 150 Bank St
  • 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Lighthouse Puppet Show by Arm of the Sea Theater
  • Hygienic Art Park
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Live Music by the Franklin Brothers Entertainment Tent
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Awards for Fishing Tournament Entertainment Tent
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Live Music by Darik and the Funbags Entertainment Tent