CT Family Festival brings free children’s programming to families in downtown New London’s Waterfront Park and the Hygienic Art Park. Activities to educate and inspire enthusiasm in children and families about the unique environmental treasure at their disposal with the Thames River and the ocean at its fingertips are also rare. The CT Family Festival will be a free waterfront and downtown event focused on environmental stewardship, literacy, music and the arts, meets this need while reminding families of the rich resource that the waterfront and downtown offers to them in their own backyard. Featured at the event are all types of boats – from the research vessel “Project O,” to tug boats, small sail boats and the Mystic Whaler; a tall ship representing the history of the New London waterfront. Children will also have the opportunity to safely try sailing with New England Science and Sailing right from City Pier. Along with boats, the festival offers authors reading and live performances. In addition, civic, children’s, and environmental organizations and institutions offer hands-on activities geared to young children. Families will have the chance to learn about all the great resources and programs offered in their community in one location.
The Connecticut Family Festival is a daylong celebration of art, music, storytelling, boating and the environment on the beautiful New London waterfront. It is produced by New London Main Street, New London Youth Affairs, the Hygienic Art Gallery and New England Science and Sailing, in collaboration with The Day.
Enjoy a day at Heritage that features fun for the whole family, including a performance, outdoor games, and family challenges. Free with Museum admission. *In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Heald Center
VETERANS DAY - Kids have no school so come join us as we get ready to
rock out with children’s performer and PBS Kids co-host “Mr. Steve” Roslonek of SteveSongs. Join us as he and bandmate extraordinaire, Chris Listorti bring you along on a musical journey.