EVENTS – Our Calendar Web Link is Broken

Hi everyone,

We always have a lot of great things happening at the Museum.  Unfortunately, our web link from our calendar to the web site appears to be broken.  We don’t yet know if it is a problem at our end, a problem at the host servers, or an issue caused by software upgrades that resulted in the calendar not talking to the web site to give our members and our other friends and supporters the continual updates on the happenings at the museum.  So, while we’re working on correcting the problem(s)….please take a look at the short list of what is coming up in the near future.

Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11: Military Appreciation Weekend

  • Event Activities run 10-9 PM Saturday and 1 to 5 PM on Sunday.
  • Displays (Quantico, Ft. Eustis, USCG TRACEN,etc.) and Activities (Cannon Firings, Concerts, Dances, presentations, etc.) all weekend
  • York River Symphony Concert on Saturday at 3 PM
  • USO-Style Swing Dance on Saturday at 7 PM
  • USCG Band Concert on Sunday at 2:30 PM

Wednesday, June 14: Monthly Folk Jam – In Our Carriage House

  • Every month for the past seven years from 5:30 until 9 PM.
  • Pot-luck buffet begins at 5:30 – So bring a dish to share
  • Music led by ShantyGrass — The best damn in-house band you will ever learn to love
  • Sit in a circle and sing (or just listen to) your favorite Maritime, Irish, Bluegrass, Country, Light Rock, or Folk music
  • The circle sings from 5:30 thru 9 PM with a short intermission to squawk and talk somewhere in the middle
  • Donations are encouraged and accepted

Thursday, June 15: NEW ACTIVITY – Seafood Market

  •  4 PM – 7:30 PM
  •  We plan to have 4 Thursday evening Seafood Markets this year
  •  Local Vendors carry fresh oysters, clams, crabs, and other local delights
  •  Prepared Chowder or Steamed crabs are planned to be available too
  •  Future planned dates are July 20, August 17, and September 21

Friday, June 16: SPECIAL Music Jamboree Concert – Outdoors

  • This is the BIGGEST CONCERT of the YEAR!!!
  • $5 per person.  No advance tickets, jut pay when you get arrive.
  • 6-7 PM ShantyGrass (Folk and Maritime)
  • 7-9 PM Tom Lewis, Bob Zentz, and Friends (Tom and Bob are both world renown Maritime Musicians)
  • We have room for over 700, but the demand for ‘tickets’ is already outrageous.  So, get here early. Bench Seating is limited. We recommend that you bring a blanket or a lawn chair.
  • Food and beverages will be provided.  No outside items please.
  • If you miss this concert, you will never forgive yourself!

Saturday, June 17:  Private Event

  • Beach, Carriage House and Tent 2 PM – 10 PM

Sunday, June 18:  Picnic and Contra Dance

  • Pot-luck Picnic at 4:30
  • Dance orientation session at 5:30
  • Contra Dance 6-8:30 PM
  • Cost is $10.00 per person
  • BAND: “Cutie and the Hot Wings”
  • CALLER: Ben Allbrandt

(Proceeds benefit the Watermen’s Museum and TRADIN’ Contra Dance)

Monday, June 19 Thru Friday June 23:  Pirate Camp

  • 9 AM – 3 PM daily

Monday, June 19 Thru Friday June 23:  Boat Building Camp

  • 9 AM – 3 PM daily

Monday, June 19:  Monthly Swing Dance in the Carriage House

  • $5 per person.
  • No Experience Necessary and No Partner required.
  • 7:30-8 PM Introductory Lesson
  • 8-10 PM for dancing

Saturday, 24 June: NEW ACTIVITY – Maritime Antique and Flea Market

  • Open for vendors in our parking lot: 8 AM – Noon
  • Prior approval of all vendors is required.  If you know of interested vendors, please let us know
  • We will ask every vendor to remove unsold items and to make a donation to the Museum at the end of the day.

Friday, June 23:  4th Friday TGIF in the Carriage House

  • Members and their guests
  • 5 PM to 7 PM.
  • Have a fun evening with friends you know and ones you haven’t met yet
  • Please bring a dish to share

Saturday, June 24:  Private Event

  • Beach, Carriage House and Tent 2 PM – 10 PM

Monday, June 25 Thru Friday July 1:  Pirate Camp

  • 9 AM – 3 PM daily

Monday, June 25 Thru Friday July 1:  All-About-Boats Camp

  • 9 AM – 3 PM daily

Monday, Jun 26:  Storytellers in the Carriage House.

  • True personal stories related to each month’s theme.
  • 7 PM – Storytellers Presentation
  • 8 to 8:30 PM – Audience Stories
  • If you would like to submit a story for consideration in the program send your name, brief bio, and story synopsis to by the Friday  prior to the program.


Did I say it was a Short List?  I guess it really is fairly long.  Sorry.