Monday, September 8, 2014

Next Event! Sunday, Setember 14, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI

The next Club Fly is at Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island on Sunday, September 14, 2014. This is the regular 'Second Sunday' fly for the Club. Colt State Park was suggested as a venue in January's Annual Meeting by folks who found Savin Rock somewhat challenging.

Colt State Park is a great place to fly. It is right on Narragansett Bay, about half way down the east side of the Bay.

Directions and information here.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Next Event: Harkness Day, September 7, Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT

Our next Club Event is Harkness Day, Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Harkness State Park, Waterford, CT. Harkness Day is a party in the park. There is free admission to the Park. Last year they were accepting canned goods donations at the Entrance. The Park will be very crowded so it helps to get there early.

Click here for Park information and directions.

Great job, Karl, Jack and Ray for getting in the Newspaper on Harkness Day!

Coming up the following Sunday, September 14, is the Club fly in Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island.

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.