Calendar
of Events

  • McCook Point Park – Summer Music Series Concert
       (Friday nights in the Band Shell)

    Come enjoy an evening of fun, relaxation and great music at this  McCook’s Point Park Summer Music concert series.
    The first / kick-off concert will be held on Friday, July 13th and will be held weekly on Friday evenings (weather permitting).
    Concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the new McCooks Point Band Shell atop of McCook’s Point Park (just behind the old pavilion). Attendees are encouraged to being chairs, blankets and are welcomed to bring a picnic dinner. Concerts are free and open to the public.

  • McCook’s Beach – Summer Concert Series
       (Wednesday nights at McCook’s Beach)

    McCook’s Beach Summer Concert Series is BACK for 2018!!!! These weekly concerts featured smaller, more local bands, and took place at and on McCooks Beach on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

    So bring a picnic dinner, watch the sun set and enjoy some great tunes all while relaxing on the beach with family and friends. No beach pass is required after 5:00 PM to enter the park!

    Please note, these concerts are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the performance on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • McCook Point Park – Summer Music Series Concert
       (Friday nights in the Band Shell)

    Come enjoy an evening of fun, relaxation and great music at this  McCook’s Point Park Summer Music concert series.
    The first / kick-off concert will be held on Friday, July 13th and will be held weekly on Friday evenings (weather permitting).
    Concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the new McCooks Point Band Shell atop of McCook’s Point Park (just behind the old pavilion). Attendees are encouraged to being chairs, blankets and are welcomed to bring a picnic dinner. Concerts are free and open to the public.

  • McCook’s Beach – Summer Concert Series
       (Wednesday nights at McCook’s Beach)

    McCook’s Beach Summer Concert Series is BACK for 2018!!!! These weekly concerts featured smaller, more local bands, and took place at and on McCooks Beach on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

    So bring a picnic dinner, watch the sun set and enjoy some great tunes all while relaxing on the beach with family and friends. No beach pass is required after 5:00 PM to enter the park!

    Please note, these concerts are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the performance on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • McCook’s Movie Series

    Come join the fun on Friday nights as the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department once again will sponsor Friday night “McCook’s Movie Series”.
    All movies are FREE and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movies. Movie goers are asked that you leave pets at home during these events!
    Movies will begin shortly after sunset each week, and specific movies to be shown will be posted here once identified.

    Please note, these movies are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the movie on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • McCook Point Park – Summer Music Series Concert
       (Friday nights in the Band Shell)

    Come enjoy an evening of fun, relaxation and great music at this  McCook’s Point Park Summer Music concert series.
    The first / kick-off concert will be held on Friday, July 13th and will be held weekly on Friday evenings (weather permitting).
    Concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the new McCooks Point Band Shell atop of McCook’s Point Park (just behind the old pavilion). Attendees are encouraged to being chairs, blankets and are welcomed to bring a picnic dinner. Concerts are free and open to the public.

  • Happy Labor Day

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • McCook’s Movie Series

    Come join the fun on Friday nights as the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department once again will sponsor Friday night “McCook’s Movie Series”.
    All movies are FREE and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movies. Movie goers are asked that you leave pets at home during these events!
    Movies will begin shortly after sunset each week, and specific movies to be shown will be posted here once identified.

    Please note, these movies are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the movie on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • McCook’s Movie Series

    Come join the fun on Friday nights as the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department once again will sponsor Friday night “McCook’s Movie Series”.
    All movies are FREE and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movies. Movie goers are asked that you leave pets at home during these events!
    Movies will begin shortly after sunset each week, and specific movies to be shown will be posted here once identified.

    Please note, these movies are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the movie on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Autumn Begins

    Yes, Autumn begins today, but summer isn’t over just yet. Come experience one of the best times of the year on the shoreline!!!

  • McCook’s Movie Series

    Come join the fun on Friday nights as the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department once again will sponsor Friday night “McCook’s Movie Series”.
    All movies are FREE and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, a picnic dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movies. Movie goers are asked that you leave pets at home during these events!
    Movies will begin shortly after sunset each week, and specific movies to be shown will be posted here once identified.

    Please note, these movies are weather dependent, and cancellations will be posted by 3:00 PM on the day of the movie on the East Lyme Park and Recreation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eastlymeparks

  • 5th Annual Black Sheep Oyster Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Black Sheep Oyster Festival. If you thought prior year’s events were great, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better. This relatively new end-of-summer Niantic event is sure to be another crowd pleaser with local Oyster Farmers onsite, Oyster Shucking Contest, Irish Step Dancers, Oyster inspired menu items, Guinness Pint Specials, Live Music, Prizes & Giveaways and a whole lot more.

    This year’s Black Sheep Guinness Oyster Festival takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 beginning at 12:00 noon at The Black Sheep Irish Pub located at 247 Main St., Niantic.

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • 3rd Annual East Lyme Bike & BBQ Event

    Come join the fun for the 3rd annual East Lyme Bike Hike and BBQ event on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and help preserve our town’s open spaces and historic places that are the foundation of East Lyme’s beauty.

    This year there are 6 completely new and exciting cycling routes, and organizers have added 3 new walking routes a 5K-10K-15K for you to explore.

    This event is not only a great time, but also helps support East Lyme’s three Historic Houses (the Smith-Harris House, the Samuel Smith House, and the Thomas Lee House) with proceeds benefiting the East Lyme Land Trust.

    Whether you come to walk, ride or just for the BBQ a fun and entertaining time is slated for all. This event is geared toward recreational bike riders offering a spectacular ride along either a family friendly 9-mile historical house tour, 20 mile, 26 Mile, 62 mile, 85 mile, or 100 mile course. The family friendly course will take you to 3 historical houses around East Lyme: the Smith-Harris House, the Thomas Lee House and the Samuel Smith House.

    All courses will circle back to the Smith Harris House property where mouth-watering BBQ prepared by the Niantic Lions Club will be served to top off the day. Enjoy the live music and explore the sponsor tents as you savor your post-ride feast.

    The Smith-Harris House is the host site for the 3rd Annual East Lyme Bike & BBQ Preservation Bike Ride, and will be offering FREE visits to the Smith-Harris House. Proceeds from the Bike & BBQ help preserve our town’s open spaces and historic places.

    For additional information, contact the East Lyme Parks & Recreation Department
    at (860) 739-5828 or visit: www.BikeandBBQ.com

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Save the Date – October 6th (Saturday)
      1st Annual Niantic Bay Oyster Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Niantic Bay Oyster Festival hosted by The Miracle League of Southeastern CT and sponsored by Guinness. Enjoy local food vendors, an oyster shucking contest, live entertainment, a kids corner, and the first annual Golf Ball Drop!! Fun for the entire family! 100% of the proceeds will go to The Miracle League of SECT!  The Oyster Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the St. John’s Church Green.

     

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • 11th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event
      POSTPONED to October 13th

    On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor our eleventh annual Touch A Truck event. This is a family event that will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McCook Point Park in Niantic, CT. This year there will be Horn Free Hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Note: there is No Rain Date!!!

    This is an event not to be missed, the Touch A Truck experience is for one and all, big and small. Spend some time with us and have yourself a ball. It’s an educational experience that will make you a ‘hero’ with your child/grandchild. Children can climb various vehicles, sit in the driver’s seat and discover the world of trucks. They will be able to see, touch, and interact with big trucks and learn their functions. This unique event will feature large trucks and heavy equipment from law enforcement, fire departments, commercial companies, industrial companies and rental companies.

    Vehicle demonstrations will be conducted and we never know just who might make an appearance. In addition there will be face painting, hair beading, games and crafts. Refreshments will be available for sale.

    The Rotary Club of Niantic will be also be on-hand to assist with Amber Alert. This is a great time to sign up and take steps to safeguard your children.

    The suggested donation is $4.00 per person (ages 2 and up) to benefit the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. Child & Family Agency nurtures children and families to develop their strengths through its service, partnership and advocacy. Its programs support children’s mental health, children’s physical healthcare, the prevention of child abuse, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, parent education, child guidance, and childcare. With a heritage that dates from 1809, Child and Family has grown to become the largest non-profit children’s social service provider in southeastern Connecticut. Last year 18,000 families were served in 79 towns in New Haven, Middlesex, Windham and New London Counties.

    To learn more, to volunteer or to donate, visit our website www.childandfamilyagency.org or Facebook page (Touch A Truck East Lyme) or call Child & Family Agency at 860-443-2896, Ext. 1406.
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  • Niantic Village Halloween Parade

    Come one, come all, to one of the most highly entertaining family friendly events in town ~ the annual Niantic Village Halloween Parade.

    The fun will start on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m., when children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for “Tricks and Treats”.

    Among the parade’s signature highlights is the always popular Halloween Parade which will begin at 2:00 p.m.. Children should gather at Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot (which is where the parade begins). Candy for the kids and costume prizes will be awarded.

    This event is sponsored by the East Lyme Parks & Rec Dept. along with promotional support of the Niantic Main Street organization and the downtown Niantic local businesses who donate candy and snacks for the children. For additional information, contact Terri Smith at 691-0528 or e-mail her at: jsmith5@snet.net

    Event Weather Alert – please note, should it rain on Sunday, this event unfortunately will be cancelled.  There is no rain date.

  • Happy Halloween

    Boo

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Yea, an extra of hour of sleep tonight 😉

  • Veterans Day Observance & Vigil

    Come honor and remember our veterans at a Veterans Day Observance on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Liberty Green (downtown Niantic – corner of Main St. and Pennsylvania Ave.). In the event of rain, the vigil will move to the American Legion facility on York Ave.

  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany back in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Today we honor and thank all veterans for their service to our country.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

  • 15th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 15th Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features:

    • horse-drawn carriage rides,
    • shops & restaurant specials,
    • holiday music and complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the town green,
    • children’s arts, crafts and games,
    • the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off,
    • a Smore Station,
    • a “Snow-Flake Drop” featuring discounts and giveaways to local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least,
    • the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village.

    So come early, and stay late. The fun takes place on Saturday, November 24th beginning at 3:00 p.m. .
    Hope to see you there!!!

    For additional details, visit the Niantic Main Street Facebook Page

  • Niantic Jingle Bell 5K

    Come join the fun at the scenic McCook Point Beach and Park on Saturday, December 8th for a scenic, festive Niantic Jingle Bell 5K walk/run in support of the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation.

    8:45 – Race Day Check-in/Registration
    10:00 – 5K Walk & Run will begin
    11:00 – Overall & Age Group awards

    T-Shirts are available to the first 350 registrants – sizes are not guaranteed. Please arrive early to ensure you get the size you want.

    For registration and additional information, visit: Niantic Jingle Bell 5k

  • Niantic / East Lyme Light Parade

    SAVE THE DATE for New England’s largest and brightest Holiday Light Parade.
    Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the Annual East Lyme / Niantic Light Parade is the largest holiday light parade in all of New England, and promises to be one of the most memorable parades you will ever attend.
    The 2018 Niantic/East Lyme Light Parade will be held on Saturday night December 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (with a Rain/Snow Date of Sunday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.