Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

What would a local treat you to if you were in from out of town? Our insider has dozens of answers – all posted on our affiliated site: seemysticcountryct.com!

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  • It’s almost time for the annual Hygienic Art Show – the gallery’s flagship event – opening January 31 at Hygienic Galleries in downtown New London. This year’s show is Hygienic 36, and we love the concept, “all are welcome.” All artists and mediums can participate, giving the show a diversity like no other. The breadth […]

  • Long winter months are the perfect time to catch up on all the movies that have been on your list. But if you’re sick of sitting at home scanning Netflix, we have the perfect alternative – the Garde Cinema Winter Series at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Featuring some of the hottest movies […]

  • Another one of The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn’s special exhibits this winter is a must-see for foodies. Geared to examine healthier eating – or at least ingredient education – Sweet Sensations: Inspired by the 2015 UConn Reads Book Selection, The Omnivore’s Dilemma exhibit, takes on our love/hate relationship with corn syrup and other sweet but […]

  • The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn is presenting a special exhibit sure to delight even the most casual basketball fan beginning January 23, 2015. In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art showcases the sport of basketball itself and includes so very unique, creative artwork inspired by the beloved game. Exhibit visitors can also view the […]

  • It’s a most wonderful time of the year – Niantic/East Lyme Restaurant Week! From Jan. 19 – 25, 2015 visit one of the participating eateries in Niantic or East Lyme for special menu items and deals galore. Our seaside town is known for its foodie-friendly atmosphere, and this special week highlights the best of the best. […]

  • Mystic Country restaurants are once again winning rave reviews in Connecticut Magazine’s BESTS issue (January 2015). The Heirloom Food Company in Danielson is the winner in Connecticut Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2015 Best Lunch category, and why not? With fabulous creations like Organic Harvest Apple and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Organic Vegan White Veggie Chowder, and […]

  • Many Mystic Country museums offer an opportunity to explore AND shop for the very unique. No question, you can find some amazing gifts in the below Mystic Country gift shops, whether your “giftee” enjoys maritime themes, native American trinkets, jewelry, or something completely unique and cool. Check out the gift shops at any of these hot spots. Please […]

  • A local artist’s installation paying homage to butterflies in the exhibit Catch the Butterflies will be on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum through January 4. Brian Keith Stephens’ hanging butterfly scrolls will grace the GlassenBerg Gallery from floor to ceiling in celebration of these much-loved creatures, which represent personal transformation and freedom. The exhibit puts […]

  • The Mystic Seaport is joining the renowned Plimouth Plantation in a highly anticipated restoration project – the Mayflower II, an historic ship that educates Plantation visitors on the Pilgrims and their trip to America nearly 400 years ago. Work on the nearly 60-year-old, full-scale, historic reproduction ship, is scheduled to begin at the Seaport in […]

  • Along with the general holiday awesomeness, there’s an added bonus that comes with visiting Mystic Country around this time of year – the holiday shopping. Unique is the word, in venue and in what you will find..  Here are a few of our favorite places and events, beginning with a Thanksgiving tradition – the Santa Hat […]