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 12th ANNUAL “SHORELINE WINE FESTIVAL” AUG. 11 & 12

A Celebration Tasting Wine on the Connecticut Shoreline

 

July 10, 2018 - GUILFORD, CT, – The 12th Annual Shoreline Wine Festival is one month away on August 11 and 12, 2018. This is the 12-year anniversary for the Shoreline Wine Festival, bringing in thousands of visitors over the course of the weekend. The Shoreline Wine Festival will celebrate fine wines from Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards from all over the state.  Pair this with some of the area’s finest foods, with the backdrop setting of a beautiful farm orchard and background sounds of tasteful music to put you in the mood.  The festival is hosted & sponsored by Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery in Guilford, CT. This year’s festival has brought in over $30K in sponsorships with Bishop's Orchards Winery, Clinton Crossing, Foxon Soda, Mosaic, Proforma, Miranda Creative, WFSB/CBS, Shore Publishing, Old Amsterdam, Outfront Media, and Becker's Jewelers.

The Shoreline Wine Festival will feature Connecticut Vineyards and Wineries from around the state, all offering their fine wines that range from grape wines to fruit wines.  One of the many benefits to the Shoreline Wine Festival for attendees is that all wine that is sampled by the vineyards at the Festival, are available for sale that weekend to take home with you.  This is something that many festivals do not and cannot offer. This two day festival is a ticketed event that affords you the opportunity to taste the wines from all of the wineries, enjoy a tour of the Bishop’s Orchards Winery, live music and entertainment, and a chance to visit with local vendors and artisans.  Food offered at the event is from our eclectic food truck line, at an additional charge. Food trucks will include tacos, steamed burgers, lobster rolls, BBQ, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian cuisine and pizza.

Wineries participating in this year’s festival include Hopkins Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Family Farm Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Taylor Brooke Winery and of course Bishop’s Orchards Winery.  Drink the wines of Connecticut and listen to renowned band, The Ticket, and DJ services from Music in Motion, while taking in the scenery overlooking the apple orchards of Bishop’s Orchards. 

Tickets for the festival are $35.00 for Adults, $70 for VIP, and $10.00 for Designated Driver Tickets. Tickets are at a per person, per day rate, and they can be purchased online or at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market. They will also be available at the door of the festival. The hours of the event are Saturday, Aug. 12, 12 pm – 7 pm and Sunday, Aug. 13, 12 pm – 6 pm. For more information and tickets, visit our website at www.shorelinewinefestival.com or contact Erica DeNuzzo at 203.453.2338 x. 215.

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery | 1355 Boston Post Road | Guilford, CT 06437

www.BishopsOrchards.com | www.ShorelineWineFestival.com

 

 

FROM:

Erica DeNuzzo

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery

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Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous July 28-29

 

Mystic, Conn. (July 10, 2018) — Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.

The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. The classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

This year, the Museum will feature vessels designed by John G. Alden, one of the leading naval architects of the 20th century. After apprenticing under Starling Burgess and B.B. Crowninshield, he opened his own office in 1909 and he went on to design more than 900 vessels ranging from small dinghies to power vessels to famous racing schooners.

In addition to the boats, there will be two displays of antique autos. On Saturday, in conjunction with the New England Yankee Wood Chapter of the National Woodie Club, Woodie cars will be on the Village Green 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. On Sunday, a selection of Austin-Healey sports cars will be on the Village Green 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Rendezvous concludes Sunday at 12 p.m. with a parade of the classic boats down the Mystic River. Each will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the Mystic River Bascule Bridge. The boats then make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season. 

For more information, please visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/antique-classic-boat-rendezvous/.

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. The iconic Thompson Exhibition Building is a state-of-the-art gallery that is hosting The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden through September 30, 2018. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org  and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

Contact: 
Dan McFadden, 860.572.5317
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Arts on the Quad Returns to Mystic Seaport Museum
Summer Performance Series to Celebrate Current Exhibitions

Mystic, Conn. (July 3, 2018, 2018) —Mystic Seaport Museum’s summer performance series Arts on the Quad begins Saturday, July 14. For 2018, the series has been reimagined so each of the four performances will share a theme with one of the Museum’s exhibitions and it will be paired with related speakers and activities. In addition, visitors will have access to the featured gallery for the evening.

“We re-envisioned the program this year so Arts on the Quad would more closely reflect and enhance what we have going on at the Museum,” said Arlene Marcionette, public programs project manager at Mystic Seaport Museum. “The exhibitions on our McGraw Quadrangle were a starting point for us to jump off and find interesting and fun connections between the stories we are telling in the galleries and the live performances.”

The performances are free with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Visitors are invited to bring their own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and concession snacks will be available.

In the event of rain, performances will take place in a covered location on the Museum grounds. Rain location seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 14: Monument Man

The Museum’s first artist-in-residence, Kevin Sampson, is a nationally renowned artist from Newark, N.J., who transforms found materials such as cement, bones, tiles, fabric, paints, and wood into powerful sculptures that speak to family, memory, and loss through the lens of the African-American experience.

This evening’s concert will be by Sounds Great, a quartet from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. They will perform selections from Mozart, Beethoven, jazz works by Ellington and Gershwin, Sea Songs, and other music that inspires Sampson in his work. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., visitors can meet Sampson and view his latest work created during his time in residence.

The Kevin Sampson exhibition, “Monument Man”, in the C.D. Mallory Building will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 29: The Vikings Begin

To celebrate the current Vikings exhibition, “The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden,” the Museum has invited The American Rogues to perform and explore the connections between Viking and Irish culture. The American-Canadian group is known for their epic, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers, and more.  The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., award-winning author James L. Nelson will discuss the fascinating history of Viking raiding, settling, and assimilation into Irish culture.

“The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden,” exhibition in the Collins Gallery will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 11: Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers

Flock Theatre returns to Arts on the Quad with a medley of nautically themed Shakespeare scenes. Based in New London, and the resident theater company at Mitchell College, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous classical theater companies in New England. Working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, Moliere, Sophocles, and more modern classics, Flock Theatre is dedicated to creating original, collaborative, and educational theater. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., Dr. Steve Mentz will discuss Shakespeare and the sea, including scenes that Flock Theatre will present. Dr. Mentz teaches Shakespeare, literary theory, and maritime literature at St. John’s University and is the author of “At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean,” among other books.

The “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” exhibit in the Stillman Building will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 25: Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga

Visitors to the new exhibition “Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga” will note the music that greets them as they walk in the door. When the Vinland map was introduced to the world by Yale University in 1965, the map created a controversy with its “proof” that the Vikings reached the Americas before Columbus. On this evening, The Beatles cover band Penny Lane will recreate that time and others with selections from throughout the Fab Four’s history. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., Nicholas Bell, senior vice president for Curatorial Affairs at Mystic Seaport Museum, will give a talk about the Vinland Map, and Fred Calabretta, senior curator at the Museum, will speak about the music in the era during which the map was unveiled to the public.

“Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga” in the Schaefer Building will be free and open to the public between 5 and 8 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/artsonthequad

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. The iconic Thompson Exhibition Building is a state-of-the-art gallery that is hosting The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden through September 30, 2018. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org  and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

Contact:              
Dan McFadden, 860.572.5317
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Outdoor concert featuring Opera classics and Broadway musical favorites returns to the Old Stonington Lighthouse

 

Stonington, CT – Music at the Lighthouse, an annual concert presented by Salt Marsh Opera, makes its return to Stonington Borough on Sunday, July 15 at 6:00pm. Headlined by soprano Ashley Kerr, baritone Eric McKeever and internationally acclaimed pianist Elena Zamolodchikova, this is a one-night only performance overlooking Little Narragansett Bay.

WHO:  Salt Marsh Opera.

WHAT: Music at the Lighthouse.   

WHERE: 7 Water St., Stonington, Ct 06378

WHEN: July 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate and free for children under 14. They may be purchased at Tom’s Newsstand or by calling 860.535.0753. Visit www.saltmarshopera.org for more information.

THOMAS GAMACHE
CREATIVE WRITER & STRATEGIST


BRIDGE MARKETING

12 Roosevelt Ave, Mystic CT 06355

860.572.0851 | bridgemarketingct.com

 

 

 

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Become a Fall Fest Vendor and Save with Early Bird Registration!

 
GROTON - Groton’s Thirteenth Annual Fall Festival is a few months away, but now is the time to act, if you want to save on the registration fee! If you register and pay by July 13, 2018, you can save $25. Not only can you save money, but it's easier than ever to pay: The GBA now accepts online payments; simply go to our web site at www.grotonbiz.com.

The Groton business community is celebrating this special 13th anniversary year with a bigger and better event. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018, and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it's a rain or shine event.

Groton’s Annual Fall Festival is a special community event created and sponsored by the Groton Business Committee of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).

The festival is held at Poquonnock Plains Park, centrally located in the middle of Groton. This will be the site of an arts and crafts show, business displays, exhibits, food vendors and entertainment.

You can obtain full information on how to register for a booth by going to the GBA web site at www.grotonbiz.com or calling the Chamber at (860) 572-9578.

You can obtain full information on how to become a sponsor by going to the GBA web site at grotonbiz.com or calling the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce at (860)572-9578. Fall festival sponsors are also promoted and listed as sponsors for the annual Groton Holiday Tree Lighting Event, scheduled for December 1.

For businesses, this is an opportunity to connect with your current customers and attract new ones. For artists and crafters, it gives you access to thousands of new customers.  For non-profit organizations, it is an opportunity to promote your message to thousands in person.

The Groton Business Committee would like to recognize the companies who sponsored last year’s event. They are Groton Utilities and the Groton Parks and Recreation Department as Capstone Sponsors; Chelsea Groton Bank, Darrell Fox, Centurion Wealth Management; Grover Insurance, and The Light House, as Fieldstone Sponsors.

 The GBA, a coalition of representatives from the local business community, the educational sector, the non-profit community and governmental units, is an affiliation of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  

Contact us at:

www.grotonbiz.com
Frank E. Winkler 
Public Relations Chair
Groton’s Thirteenth Annual Fall Festival
(860) 446-4095
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