The Amistad is taking part in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas this weekend, June 17 and 18 with dockside tours (free of charge) at Amistad Pier, Long Wharf Drive in New Haven.
Tours will take place both days at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
For reservations and tickets, visit www.artidea.org
Discovering Amistad and Juneteenth of Fairfield County invite the public to a sail aboard the historic Amistad at Captain’s Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport.
While enjoying a 2-1/2 hour sail, you will learn the history of the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom.
The Office of the Mayor, the Bridgeport Public School System, the City of Bridgeport, Juneteenth of Fairfield County and Discovering Amistad invite you to a complementary VIP Reception and dockside tour of the Amistad at Captain's Cove, 1 Bostwick Avenue, on Friday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
157 Church Street, 25th floor, New Haven
Connecticut's U.S. Attorney's Office
presents a Panel Discussion
How can we work collaboratively to maximize outcomes for ALL children? What policies and outreach activities work? What isn't working?
Join us as we hear from the experts involved.
RSVP to Cindy Gartland at 203-821-3777 or Cindy.Gartland@usdoj.gov
Light refreshments will be served
Governor Dannel Malloy, Mayor Toni N. Harp, State Senator Martin Looney, and State Representative Toni Walker will join representatives from Discovering Amistad this Saturday, October 15, to officially welcome the return to New Haven of Connecticut’s flagship, the Freedom schooner Amistad. Saturday’s event will be at Long Wharf Pier, 389 Long Wharf Drive, in New Haven.
The public is welcome to attend the opening ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, with tours of the vessel available from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; tours are also available Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature performances by local entertainers, and food carts will be available for visitors both days. Parking is available at the Maritime Center at 545 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven.
Come and learn more about the Amistad, Connecticut's flagship, at a free presentation, "La Amistad: Charting a New Course in 2016, ” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Speakers will be Len Miller, chair and Alexis Smith, vice chair, of Discovering Amistad, the newly formed nonprofit organization that owns the ship. This program is part of the CT Democracy Center's"Free Conversations at Noon."
The Amistad will be dockside as the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival returns to New London Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 9-10-11, 2016. Come visit us! As in the past, the festival will feature a range of fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages to celebrate Connecticut’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation tied to our state’s significant relationship with the sea.
Visit us at the 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport, June 24-26, 2016! Mystic Seaport is working hard to gather the very best in-water exhibits, to fill the tents with your favorite maritime vendors, to collect as many reader-built boats as they can fit on the village green, to offer the most informative skills demonstrations, and most of all to create a weekend for all visitors to enjoy beautiful wooden boats!
This international Event will look at slavery and its impact at key historical points, with the goal of exploring ways to confront the persistent scourge of human bondage in all its forms.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Beecher House Center welcomes all kinds of proposals, for papers, panels, exhibitions, witnesses, and live interactive events.
If you love sailing, history, civil rights, or jurisprudence, you will not want to miss this program on La Amistad.
Keynote by Connecticut Supreme Court Justine Richard Robinson
Viewing of Amistad Revolt: All We Want is to Make Us Free