Upcoming Events at Chewonki

May 21 – Northeast Alumni Gathering, NYC

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May 21, 2022 4:00 pm
May 21, 2022 7:45 pm

We are thrilled to invite you to our Northeast Alumni Gathering at Manhattan Kayak’s Boathouse in Hudson River Park, New York City. Sign-up for a free paddling block in Pier 84 Cove, or stay on land and enjoy food and drink with Chewonki friends on Manhattan Kayak’s riverfront patio. And, if you’re up for a short adventure, come early for the Manhattan Skyline Kayak Tour, featuring super panoramic views of the city from the Hudson River.

If you sign-up to paddle, we will send you additional links to complete your registration with Manhattan Kayak. Not interested in paddling? No worries; kayaking is not required.

Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule

  • 4:00 – 5:30 – Manhattan Skyline Kayak Tour ($50 Adults/$25 Young Alumni 12-26)
  • 5:45 – 7:45 – All Ages Private Party at Manhattan Kayak Boathouse (Free)
  • 5:45 – 6:30 – First Block of All Ages Paddling in Pier 84 Cove (Free)
  • 6:45 – 7:30 – Second Block of All Ages Paddling in Pier 84 Cove (Free)

More About Manhattan Skyline Tour

Get super panoramic views of Manhattan’s skyline with Chewonki alumni and friends. Learn some quick basics on land then embark with the guide for 45 minutes on the scenic Hudson River near Times Square. Choose from single or double sit-on-top kayaks, which are super stable for first-timers, or traditional touring kayaks. We’ll cover 1-2 miles.

  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Cost $50/adults, $25/young alumni (12-26)
  • No swimming or boating experience needed
  • Maximum weight is 225 lb per person
  • Ages 12-14 must ride a double kayak with an adult. 

More About All Ages Paddling in Pier 84 Cove

Enjoy the calm cove water between the Pier 84 Boathouse and the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. The experience begins with a short, 5-minute lesson on land, and paddlers must stay in the supervised cove area.

  • Block 1: 5:45 – 6:30 pm
  • Block 2: 6:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Free, Ages 3+
  • No swimming or boating experience needed
  • Maximum weight is 250 lb per person
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May 25. – Health and Wellness Town Hall (virtual)

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May 25, 2022 7:00 pm
May 25, 2022 8:00 pm

An opportunity for enrolled families to meet the Health and Wellness team and ask questions.

Four Seasons: Carnival Concert – Portland

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June 3, 2022 3:00 pm
June 3, 2022 8:00 pm

A street-fair-style concert featuring over 30 local arts and environmental organizations and eateries, the Carnival Concert showcases artists from the Portland Bach Experience, Ballet Bloom Project, and STAGES Youth Theater; environmental nonprofits including MOFGA, Chewonki, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby; and maker-spaces with kids activities. Come experience Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons alongside the U.S. premiere of The [uncertain] Four Seasons, a recomposition that reflects climate predictions for 2050, to transform your experience and understanding of sound and learn how you can take action to save our seasons.

Free to attend, food and drink for purchase.

Four Seasons: Carnival Concert – Freeport

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June 3, 2022 3:00 pm
June 3, 2022 8:00 am

A street-fair-style concert featuring over 30 local arts and environmental organizations and eateries, the Carnival Concert showcases artists from the Portland Bach Experience, Ballet Bloom Project, and STAGES Youth Theater; environmental nonprofits including MOFGA, Chewonki, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby; and maker-spaces with kids activities. Come experience Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons alongside the U.S. premiere of The [uncertain] Four Seasons, a recomposition that reflects climate predictions for 2050, to transform your experience and understanding of sound and learn how you can take action to save our seasons.

Half-priced admission, food and drink for purchase.

June 15: Tide Pools

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June 15, 2022 6:00 pm
June 15, 2022 7:00 pm

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Hosted by the Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon, Maine.

June 14: Owls of Maine

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June 15, 2022 6:00 pm
June 15, 2022 7:00 pm

Meet the Owls of Maine at the Freeport Community Library. 

June 20: Tide Pools

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June 20, 2022 2:00 pm
June 20, 2022 3:00 pm

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Hosted by the Lithgow Public Library in Augusta, Maine.

June 22: Fins and Flippers

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June 22, 2022 10:30 am
June 22, 2022 11:30 am

Learn about the four major groups of marine mammals, their special adaptations for keeping warm, finding food, and breathing air in the marine environment, and the many threats they face. Hosted by Bridgton Public Library.

June 22: Tide Pools

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June 22, 2022 11:00 am
June 22, 2022 12:00 pm

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Hosted by the Thomaston Public Library.

June 24: Tide Pools

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June 24, 2022 10:30 am
June 24, 2022 11:30 am

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. The first of two sessions hosted by the Belfast Free Library.

June 24: Tide Pools

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June 24, 2022 12:30 pm
June 24, 2022 1:30 pm

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. The second of two sessions hosted by the Belfast Free Library.

June 24: Mammals of Maine

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June 24, 2022 1:00 pm
June 24, 2022 2:00 pm

This exciting and interactive program introduces students to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. Hosted by the Topsham Public Library.

June 25: Predators

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June 25, 2022 11:00 am
June 25, 2022 12:00 pm

Explore attitudes toward predators and reasons for their decline throughout history because of habitat loss and human interference. Discussion of current events emphasizes the importance of predators in maintaining the world’s ecological balance. Participants have the opportunity to study mounted animals and see three live, non-releasable predators. Hosted by Cushing Public Library. 

July 5: Mammals of Maine

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July 5, 2022 3:00 pm
July 5, 2022 4:00 pm

This exciting and interactive program introduces students to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. Hosted by the 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade, Maine.

July 6: Tide Pools

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July 6, 2022 11:00 am
July 6, 2022 12:00 pm

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Hosted by the Witherle Memorial Library in Castine, Maine.

July 7: Fins and Flippers

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July 7, 2022 10:30 am
July 7, 2022 11:30 am

Learn about the four major groups of marine mammals, their special adaptations for keeping warm, finding food, and breathing air in the marine environment, and the many threats they face. Hosted by Gray Public Library.

July 12: Predators

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July 12, 2022 3:00 pm
July 12, 2022 4:00 pm

Explore attitudes toward predators and reasons for their decline throughout history because of habitat loss and human interference. Discussion of current events emphasizes the importance of predators in maintaining the world’s ecological balance. Participants have the opportunity to study mounted animals and see three live, non-releasable predators. Hosted by 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade, Maine.

Animal Adaptations

July 14: Animal Adaptations

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July 14, 2022 10:30 am
July 14, 2022 10:30 am

In this fun-filled hour, students will learn about adaptations, try on fun costumes, and see firsthand how three of our live, non-releasable animals have adaptations that help them thrive in their specific habitats, including our local marine habitat. Hosted by the Waldoboro Public Library.

July 14: Fins and Flippers

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July 14, 2022 6:00 pm
July 14, 2022 7:00 pm

Learn about the four major groups of marine mammals, their special adaptations for keeping warm, finding food, and breathing air in the marine environment, and the many threats they face. Hosted by Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine.