Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • As always, we’re celebrating the day of the Irish in style! Check out what we’ve got going on in Mystic Country this year, from parades to 5Ks to the best Irish pubs around. In our region, even the bison at Creamery Brook Bison Farm celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Whether your favorite way to spend the day […]

  • We may still be buried under mounds of white stuff, but thanks to Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, there will be gardens on display beginning March 1, 2015. Their new “Lost Gardens of New England” exhibit explores the rich heritage of New England gardens. With more than forty images of gardens, the exhibit […]

  • It’s once again time to hit the Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off at Olde Mistick Village. A yearly favorite for Mystic Country (this is the 12th annual) the Saturday February 28, 2015 event features over 20 restaurants serving their signature chowders at shops throughout the village. As in past years, celebrity judges choose three categories […]

  • The Florence Griswold Museum will display paintings by the iconic artist Peter Halley, now through May 31, 2015. The exhibit, titled Peter Halley: Big Paintings, is a representation of Halley’s most “monumental” works from the 1980s until now. The exhibit is an important one for the Museum of American Impressionism, as Halley is known for reinvigorating […]

  • Psst….Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you haven’t thought about it yet, we have some fabulous activities for you and your sweetie in Mystic Country. First, there’s the 11th Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival, happening on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Doesn’t that sound tempting? And yes, the entire day will be filled with fun and […]

  • If you’re willing to bundle up, we can get you out on the water this winter. This February and March, UConn’s Project Oceanology is once again offering seal watches in the Long Island Sound. This popular program consists of a multimedia presentation followed by a ride on the Enviro-Lab (a research vessel equipped with the latest […]

  • It’s almost time for the annual Hygienic Art Show – the gallery’s flagship event – opening January 31 at Hygienic Galleries in downtown New London. This year’s show is Hygienic 36, and we love the concept, “all are welcome.” All artists and mediums can participate, giving the show a diversity like no other. The breadth […]

  • Long winter months are the perfect time to catch up on all the movies that have been on your list. But if you’re sick of sitting at home scanning Netflix, we have the perfect alternative – the Garde Cinema Winter Series at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Featuring some of the hottest movies […]

  • Another one of The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn’s special exhibits this winter is a must-see for foodies. Geared to examine healthier eating – or at least ingredient education – Sweet Sensations: Inspired by the 2015 UConn Reads Book Selection, The Omnivore’s Dilemma exhibit, takes on our love/hate relationship with corn syrup and other sweet but […]

  • The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn is presenting a special exhibit sure to delight even the most casual basketball fan beginning January 23, 2015. In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art showcases the sport of basketball itself and includes so very unique, creative artwork inspired by the beloved game. Exhibit visitors can also view the […]