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New London's Historic Waterfront District is a charming, New England-city gathering spot for this city of 25,700. This 26-block patch of restaurants, clubs, bars and shops is a National Register Historic District. Throughout the year, there are several events on the waterfront, such as Friday Nights in the District during winter.
Christopher's Café in Groton does it all. Come in for a meal, hang out at the pool table or put on your dancing shoes when it gets late. The restaurant men serves your traditional bar food: plenty of wings, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and big steaks. This joint boasts the hottest Ladies' Night, loudest karaoke competitions and killer live music on Fridays and Saturdays. No matter when you pop into Christopher's Café, you will find something to do and eat.
The Flock Theatre in Downtown New London is a small, non-profit theater that is dedicated to bringing together some of the region's best new performers. The program focuses a lot on Shakespeare and children's theater (especially puppetry), but there is surely something for everyone no matter what time of year you visit.
In a bid to further the importance of African American Culture and its history, the Kenté Cultural Center was established in 1997. The programs, courses, events scheduled here from time to time seek to bring out the best in the community. Each of the services offered aim to help the individual to be a part of a harmonious society and also promote the individual's self expression and creative side. The center organizes varied programs for kids like reading, personality development sessions and more. Check out the website for further details.
Regular season at the Garde Arts Center, plus special programs at other locations.
Bean & Leaf is one of the premier small coffeehouses in the New London area. This coffee shop boasts only organic and Fair Trade coffees with over 12 different blends. Bring home some coffee or tea so you can always enjoy Bean & Leaf products in your home.
Don't go by its name. The Orphanage is a DIY arts collective founded by local artists. Tucked away on a basement, they host various concerts, exhibitions and other shows for all ages. Only those in the know are aware of its existence.
The Garde Arts Center in New London is housed in what used to be a movie theater and traditional theater that comfortably seats 1475 guests. Tours of popular Broadway shows make brief stop-overs here, but you can also catch seasonal performances, classical music concerts and children's theater throughout the year.
The Bank Street Cafe in New London is a cozy local cafe and entertainment venue that features performances from local bands and singers. Stop by for some country music and a bite to eat during the daytime.
For all those, who love the sea, join the Shennecossett Yacht Club that offers memberships at a reasonable fee. Started in 1928, this yacht club holds numerous yacht races throughout the year and attracts several tourists and admirers. Situated amidst the beautiful surroundings, this club features a clubhouse, which consists of a covered deck, a bar, kitchen area, a fireplace and a television. The main hall can accommodate about 130 people, and is ideal for holding private parties and events. Apart from this, the club also boasts of five docks and about 191 ships.
A place called home by the art students of Connecticut College, the Cummings Arts Center is a large facility with multiple provisions. The John C. Evans Hall and Olivia Hall are two venues located within the center that have state-of-the-art facilities for concerts, recording facilities and access to multimedia equipments. The Greer Music Library has a vast collection of music-related material, everything from books to recordings of performances. Wetmore Print Collection are galleries that feature American and Japanese art as well as European artists Rembrandt and Durer.
Located right next to the Cummings Arts Center, the Palmer Auditorium is one of the several multi-purpose venues on the campus of Connecticut College. With a seating capacity of 1300 the auditorium is equipped for large-scale concerts. The Department of Theater and the Department of Dance of the college have their offices in this building, which is also home to onStage, a program run by the college whereby professional theater and performance groups are invited for shows and workshops.