Calendar

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 8th 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

  • East Coast Watercross – Jet Ski Races

    The East Coast Watercross tour and races are coming to Niantic!!!
    East Coast Watercross is THE place on the East Coast to participate in closed course personal watercraft racing sanctioned by the IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association)!

    The East Coast Watercross (Jet Ski Races) will be held on September 23rd and 24th (Saturday and Sunday) out on the Niantic Bay/Amtrack Beach (just outside the Niantic Bay Boardwalk).

    A typical race day will see 10 or more classes of racers composed of different skill levels, ranging from beginners to pro riders, various watercraft types and ages starting as young as 8. Each class will race twice per day 2, once in the morning and once in the afternoon following a short lunch intermission.

    For additional information, visit the East Coast Watercross website at:  www.eastcoastwatercross.com/

  • 4th Annual Black Sheep Oyster Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 4th 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 23, 2017 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 8th 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

  • East Lyme Bike & BBQ Event

    Come join the fun on Sunday, October 1st and help preserve our town’s open spaces and historic places that are the foundation of East Lyme’s beauty at the 2nd Annual East Lyme Bike & BBQ event.

    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 2nd 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 8th 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

  • Oktoberfest at The Black Sheep

    Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest at The Black Sheep located in downtown Niantic. Come join the folks at The Black Sheep as they once again team up with Sam Adams to Host their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Pig Roast! Live Music, a Stein Hoisting Competition and a great pork roast dinner are all “on tap”. If you thought prior year’s events were great, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.
    So, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th beginning at 12:00 pm (noon).
    The Black Sheep Irish Pub located at 247 Main St., Niantic.

    Note: as construction of the a new Village Wine & Spirits building is taking place immediately next to The Black Sheep, we suggest you use the Municipal Parking lot located behind The Black Sheep to park.

  • Explore History at the Smith-Harris House

    Looking for something fun to do on Columbus Day?Join the Smith-Harris House as we host family-friendly activities that explore history! Try your hand at history-inspired crafts, and test your skill at “squash bowling,” “graces,” “hoop roll,” and other historic games played by children two centuries ago! Take a tour to discover what life in an East Lyme farmhouse was like in the 1800s! This is a FREE event.
    For more information contact director Joanie DiMartino at 860-739-0761 or director@smithharris.org.

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 8th 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

  • Celebrate Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve for its 10th Anniversary!

    Please join us on Saturday, October 14 as the Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve mark the ten year anniversary with a special celebration. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., to be followed by guided hikes starting at 10 a.m. The event will take place at the main entrance to the Preserve, located at Veterans Memorial Field, 10 Memorial Park Drive, Niantic. All are welcomed to help us celebrate this milestone – come, hike and share in the wonder of The Hills.

    The Nature Preserve provides the town, region and state with invaluable opportunities to explore and appreciate this pristine natural environment. The Preserve has seven miles of hiking trails surrounded by wildlife, ponds, streams and spectacular rock formations.

    For additional information, please visit www.oswhills.org or www.facebook.com/fohnp or contact Liz Paganetti at (860) 759-2983

  • Acclaimed Author Ann Hood to speak in East Lyme

    On October 14, 2017, the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency and Bank Square Books of Mystic will proudly present for the fourth Celebrity Author Luncheon, the bestselling author-Ann Hood-bestselling author of over 14 novels.

    The event, at the Community Center in East Lyme, will take place from 11:30a.m. to 2 p.m.  In addition to the presentation by Ms. Hood, there will be a Luncheon catered by Best of Everything Country Gourmet of Niantic and desserts made by members of the Auxiliary.  There will also be a Book Signing and Basket Raffle.

    Tickets for the Luncheon, will include a copy of her novel, The Book that Matters Most, which was published in 2016.   Tickets will be $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

    All profits from the event will support the Child and Family Agency in its many projects to assist children and families in need of services in mental health and physical healthcare, child abuse prevention, the treatment of family violence, teen pregnancy, childcare, children’s safety and accident prevention, and parent education.

  • Spirit Voices: Victorian Mourning & Spiritualism

    Smith-Harris House & the Old Stone Church Burial Ground
    Spirit Voices: Victorian Mourning & Spiritualism
    Saturday, October 21st
    3 pm to 6 pm; cemetery tour times: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30
    Admission is a non-perishable food item for East Lyme Care & Share, Inc.
    Extra cost for private reading with Medium

    Discover Victorian-Era rituals of death and dying at our award-winning annual program! From 19th-century funeral traditions such as “widow’s weeds” and “safety coffins,” to the rise of the séance, learn how those who died were remembered and honored by loved ones. View the parlor decorated for a wake, see an actual 19th-century horse-drawn hearse, sample “funeral cookies” from an historic recipe, and have your tea leaves read for fun! Private readings with a Medium from the Niantic Pine Grove Spiritualist Camp: $10 for a ten-minute session, with all proceeds to the Friends of Smith-Harris House–reservations for private readings highly recommended. You can also take a free tour of the Old Burial Ground and encounter former residents of the Smith-Harris House, as they share vignettes of their former lives!
    For more information, contact director Joanie DiMartino at 860-739-0761 or director@smithharris.org.

  • Fall Open House at the Samuel Smith Farmstead

    Samuel Smith Farmstead – Fall Open House 82 Plants Dam Rd. East Lyme Oct 22nd 11 am – 3 pm. Free Admission. Donations Accepted.
    Join us for a day that includes farm animals, a tour of the circa 1685 farmstead and demonstrations of a bee hive and antique tools. Family “Hands-on” activities include sheep wool carding, cider pressing, and candle dipping while enjoying live music, cider and donuts.
    Fall decorations will be available for a donation. For more information contact: Mark Christensen at Green Acres 860-442-1292 or greenacresinc@sbcglobal.net please leave a message.
  • Slightly-Creepy Tales at Trick or Trunk

    Come for the treats, stay for the tales–as part of the Town of East Lyme’s “Trick or Trunk” Halloween program! The first floor of the Smith-Harris House will be lit by candlelight, while several slightly-creepy–not scary!–local and regional folktales are shared. Perfect for families with young children! The “Trick or Trunk” program, which occurs annually on the grounds of the Smith-Harris House, is a safe Halloween Trick-or-Treat alternative event sponsored by the East Lyme Youth Services Department of Parks & Recreation.
    This is a FREE event.
    For more information contact director Joanie DiMartino at director@smithharris.org.

  • Walk of Horror at the Smith-Harris House

    Sponsored by the East Lyme Police Cadets and Friends, the Walk of Horror will be featured at the Smith-Harris House on Friday and Saturday night (October 27 & 28) from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
    Come prepared to be scared—this walk is not for young children or the faint-of-heart! Admission is your choice to benefit local East Lyme community organizations: a non-perishable food item for East Lyme Care & Share; a pet supply donation for WRFD/EL Animal Control; or a cash donation to the Friends of Smith-Harris House. For more information, contact the East Lyme Police Cadets at 860-451-9797.

  • Niantic Village Halloween Parade

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

    The fun will start on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 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

  • Happy Halloween

    Boo

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Good-bye daylight at 4:30 pm ;-(

  • Veterans Day Observance & Vigil

    Come honor and remember our veterans at a Veterans Day Observance on Friday, November 10, 2017. 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

  • 14th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 14th 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 25th 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 9th 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 as New England’s largest and brightest Light Parade returns for 2017.
    Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2017, the Annual East Lyme / Niantic Light Parade is the largest holiday light parade in all of New England, and maybe one of the most unique events you will find anywhere.
    The 2017 Niantic/East Lyme Light Parade will be held on Saturday night December 9th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (with a Rain Date of Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.

  • Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

  • Winter Begins

  • Merry Christmas

  • Happy New Year 2018