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New London Main Street - Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails - Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11 AM - 5 PM - Free Admission
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Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Free Admission!!
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FREE nautically-themed family festival celebrating children’s literature and the environment. Meet nationally-renowned children’s authors & illustrators. Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on activities, sea critter touch tanks & visit a variety of boats on New London’s Waterfront Park. Browse the Market at Fish Tales.
Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails happily welcomes the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train and Chuggington Depot to this year's festival! The exhibition train will be at Union Station to commemorate 40 years of Amtrak train travel. The exhibit runs from 10 am – 4 pm on July 23 and 24, and fits perfectly with the Fish, Tales, Tugs and Sails festival. Two locomotives with historic paint schemes and four baggage cars renovated for exhibit space will be on display that weekend. Children can also enjoy Chuggington Depot, a children's activity area. The exhibit is free and a great addition to the annual family festival.
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As part of the celebration of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit the Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club will be operating a 12' X 28' model railroad exhibit on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from 9am to 5pm in the lobby of Union Station.
The event is handicapped accessible. There are a few restrictions, as the boats are not. However, everything else is accessible, as it is all flat and porto-potties are accessible as well.
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Don't miss the Neighborhood Alliance of New London's Children Fishing Contest
Registration and the contest begin at 9 am, and prizes and lunch are given to participants at noon at the Fishing Pier.
Age groups:
Minnows: ages 5 - 7 (adult supervision required)
Barracudas: ages 8 - 10
Sharks: ages 11 - 12
Whales: ages 13 - 15
Prizes awarded in all age categories. Participants MUST bring their own fishing pole.
Full Line-up of 2011 Authors:

11:00 - 12:00 Bodacious Book Show: Nature Tales by Agostino Arts
12:00 - 1:00 - Uri Shulevitz
1:00 - 1:30 - Michael Caduto
1:30 - 2:00 - Sarah L. Thomson
2:00 - 3:00 - Lynne Cherry
3:00 - 3:30 - Laya Steinberg
3:30 - 4:00 - Kiki Latimer
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Entertainment Schedule

11:00 - Tug boats arrive at Pier to kick off festival
11:15-12:00 - Captain Papillion " Kid Pirate" songs
12:00-12:15 - Announcements & Bookmark Design Contest Awards
12:15-1:00 - Steve Elci and Friends
1:30 - 2:15 - Geoff Kaufman & The New London Lighthouse Kids Chantey Chorus perform on the Mystic Whaler Tall Ship
1:15-2:00 - L'Ana Burton - Creative Dance
2:00-2:15 - Gabriele's Martial Arts Dream Team
2:15-3:00 - Captain Papillion " Kid Pirate" Songs
3:15- 4:00 - Geoff Kaufman & The New London Lighthouse Kids Chantey Chorus
4:15-5:00 - Steve Elci and Friends.
New London Main Street is a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of the Historic Waterfront District of New London, Connecticut.
Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails will take place at the New London Waterfront Park, 111 Union Street
Phone: 860-437-6346
Park Hours: Dawn to dusk
From I-95 South
Take exit 84S-N-E toward Downtown New London. Merge on CT-32 E. Continue on Eugene O’Neill Drive. Turn Left at Atlantic Street. Pro Park parking will be on your left.
From I-95 North
Take Exit 83 toward Downtown New London/CT-32/Norwich. Continue Straight onto Huntington Street. Turn left at Governor Winthrop Blvd. Turn Right at Eugene O’Neill Drive. Turn Left at Atlantic Street. Pro Park parking will be on your left.
Parking is available at Water Street Parking Garage, and Shaw's Cove at the end of the waterfront park. Half mile promenade and five piers. Views of the Thames River and Long Island Sound. Day sails and lobster cruises available on the tall ship Mystic Whaler, whose home port is in the park. Free floating docks for boaters with a 4 hour limit and no overnights. Contact City Center District at 860-442-2489 for boating information.
New London Waterfront Park Docking & New London City Mooring

Located in the heart of downtown, the public Waterfront Park Docking and New London City Moorings offer convenient rest rooms, shower and laundry facilities to registered boaters, and ice within easy walking distance. There also is a rack for canoes. To reserve Waterfront Park Docking or one of the more than 40 New London City Moorings at the south end of Waterfront Park (launch service provided seasonally), contact Barbara J. Neff, New London Waterfront Coordinator, 2 Water St., 860-443-3786

For further information, contact:
Tracy Tremblay
New London Main Street
The Atrium, Suite 101
165 State Street
New London, Connecticut 06320
Phone: 860-444-CITY (2489)
Fax: 860-444-7196
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of New London Main Street, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact New London Main Street.

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