Thursday, July 3, 2014

Next Event! July 13, Newport Kite Festival, Brenton Point, Newport, RI.

The Newport Kite Festival is the most beautiful and best attended Kite Festival in New England. The Festival runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday. The Official ConnectiKITERS Fly Day is Sunday, July 13, but most of us will be there for the whole weekend.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Next Event! Red, White, & Blue Fly, June 8, Hammonasset State Beach State Park.

Our next Club Fly is the Red, White & Blue Fly at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. It is the Red, White & Blue Fly in celebration of Flag Day on June 14. The emphasis will be on Red, White & Blue Kites and Line Laundry, but everything is welcome. Come play with us! Hammonasset Beach State Park is at Exit 62 on Interstate 95. Once in the Park, follow the road to the rotary, and take the first turn off the rotary towards West Beach. We will be somewhere in the big fields past the big parking lot on the left. Most people are there by noon. We often stay until dark if the wind holds. The Park closes at sunset.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Next Event! Hammonasset Kite Festival, May 17 & 18, 2014.

Our next Club Event is the Hammonasset Kite Festival at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison CT. The official hours are 11 AM to 4 PM on both days. Many of us are camping in the campground there that weekend, so we will be there from noon Friday until Monday afternoon.

To find us, come straight in to the park, passing through the entrance kiosks. At the rotary, take the first possible turn from the rotary towards West Beach. Where we actually end up parking on any given day depends on wind direction and field conditions or use. We are generally easy to find somewhere past the parking lot for West Beach.

Come play with us!

CAMPERS: If you stay in the Campground at Hammonasset Beach State Park, the Campground Pass includes entrance to the Park. Many of us camp there for the Hammonasset Kite Festival. The campsites closest to the kite flying fields are Pootatuck 30 and 29, then Nipmuck Y, X, W, V, and U.

 

Directions:


From the north/Hartford area: take I-91 south to Route 9 south. Off Route 9, take Exit 9. Turn right (south) onto Route 81; continue down Route 81 until you run into I-95. Turn right onto I-95 south entrance ramp and go approximately 1 mile to Exit 62, then turn left off the exit. Head south 1 mile down Hammonasset connector, go straight through the light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road) into the park.
From the south area: take I-95 north, Exit 62. Take a right off the exit ramp onto Hammonasset I-95 connector. Park entrance will be 1 mile ahead.
From the east/Rhode Island area: take I-395 south onto I-95 south, Exit 62. Take a left off the exit and go approximately 1 mile. Go straight through the traffic light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road).
From the west/New York area: take I-95 north, Exit 62. Take a right off the exit and go approximately 1 mile. Go straight through the traffic light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road) into the park.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Next Event: April 13, 2014: Rainy Day Fly, Hammonasset State Park, Madison CT.

Our next event is on Sunday, April 13, 2014: Rainy Day Fly, Hammonasset State Park, Madison CT. Most people get there around noon and stay until about 4 pm.

Click here for a countdown until we get to fly!

To find us, come straight in to the park, passing through the entrance kiosks. At the rotary, take the first possible turn from the rotary towards West Beach. Where we actually end up parking on any given day depends on wind direction and field conditions or use. We are generally easy to find somewhere past the parking lot for West Beach.

Come play with us!

Directions:

From the north/Hartford area: take I-91 south to Route 9 south. Off Route 9, take Exit 9. Turn right (south) onto Route 81; continue down Route 81 until you run into I-95. Turn right onto I-95 south entrance ramp and go approximately 1 mile to Exit 62, then turn left off the exit. Head south 1 mile down Hammonasset connector, go straight through the light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road) into the park.
From the south area: take I-95 north, Exit 62. Take a right off the exit ramp onto Hammonasset I-95 connector. Park entrance will be 1 mile ahead.
From the east/Rhode Island area: take I-395 south onto I-95 south, Exit 62. Take a left off the exit and go approximately 1 mile. Go straight through the traffic light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road).
From the west/New York area: take I-95 north, Exit 62. Take a right off the exit and go approximately 1 mile. Go straight through the traffic light crossing Route 1 (Boston Post Road) into the park.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Next Event: Brandes Flare Kite Sewing Workshop

Our next Club event is the Brandes Flare Kite Sewing Workshop, Sunday February 9 at Masonicare in Wallingford, CT. We are making the Ray Brandes Flare kite out of the Maxwell Eden KITEWORKS book.

The workshop starts at 9 AM. People will begin arriving and setting up about 8 AM. The Workshop Presenter will begin the Workshop at 9 AM and the folks who are on time get the best information!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Next Event! ConnectiKITERS Annual Meeting, January 12, 2014

Our next event is the Annual Club Meeting. This is where we decide the calendar for the year, decide on our kite making workshop projects, and take care of basic Club business.

We are at the Franco-American Club, 95 Liberty Street, Meriden, CT. Most folks will arrive around noon, the meeting starts at 1 PM and is usually over by 3:00 PM.