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    • 23 May 2015
    • 27 Sep 2015
    • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
    The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.





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    Sheffield Island with its historic 147-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. 

    From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time.
    The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations.


         

    Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.

    During your time on the island, you may want to enjoy a picnic lunch you brought along and take in the spectacular view of the harbor from its most recognized gateway.

    Note: - Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. 

    -Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled, unless tour is canceled by the Norwalk Seaport Association (i.e. in the event of severe weather). 
    -All climbers must be at least 8 years old or 50 inches tall to be eligible to climb the tower (closed for renovations)
    -Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns.

    Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.

    • When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for day of trip. We may need to contact you if there is a change due to weather conditions.
    • Ticketing fees applied to all reservations.
    • Tickets are non refundable unless there is a weather cancellation.
    • 13 Jun 2015
    • 12 Jul 2015
    • Norwalk Islands
    Sun, sea breeze and beautiful wildlife make a perfect combination and that's just what the Norwalk Seaport Association offers up in its bird-watching.

    Set to depart from the Seaport Dock adjacent to the Stroffolino Bridge at the corner of Washington and Water streets in South Norwalk, the 45-foot C. J. Toth Quest catamaran will take participants on an up close, two hour cruise of the Norwalk Islands.
     



    Join Larry Flynn,  Master Wildlife Conservationist, CT DEEP, Division of Wildlfe, to explore and understand the importance of the Norwalk Islands, and it's many migratorial bird species.

    You will visit thousands of birds at a safe distance, nest sites and nesting colonies of Ospreys, Egrets, American Oystercatchers, Herons, Terns, Gulls, Cormorants and many more.

    "It's always exciting, everyday is different, there is no normal, turn the corner and it's wow, what's that?"

    "Just when you think you have it all figured out, they do something different" said Larry.

    There is bird watching and then there is Bird Watching, " I get very involved into what the birds are doing as in bird behavior, trying to understand this move from that"

    "We have seen stand downs between large Gulls or Falcons attempting to prey on smaller birds and sometimes larger birds and their chicks, it is unbelievable what happens out there".

    "Watching adult birds flying food back from the mainland to an island nest is a novel or two in itself"

    "Nat Geo at it's best, is in our own backyard, you don't need a TV to find it, it is right here" 

    These are some of the experiences what you will see and explore on the Norwalk Seaport's Educational Bird Cruises 
    • 25 Jun 2015
    • 17 Sep 2015
    • Sheffield Island & Lighthouse
            

    Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Advance registration only



    The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.

    Sheffield Island with its historic 147-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. 

    Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a clambake dinner, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower (currently closed for repairs) provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline.

    Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways. 

    Note: - Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. 
    -Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled, unless tour is canceled by the Norwalk Seaport Association (i.e. in the event of severe weather). 
    -All climbers must be at least 8 years old or 50 inches tall to be eligible to climb the tower (currently closed for repairs). 
    -Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns.

    Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.

    Departs dock at 6:00PM
    Returns to dock at 9:30PM



    • 26 Jun 2015
    • 28 Aug 2015
    • Norwalk Harbor
    Norwalk Seaport Association Sunset Cruise
    Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways. 

    Boat Leaves The Dock at 6:00PM
    Returns at 8:00PM


      

    We are also offering a package that includes dinner AFTER the cruise for an additional $35.00


    Post Cruise Dinner Available At

    Mama's Boy Southern Table & Refuge
    19 North Water Street, Norwalk - 203-956-7171 mamasboyct.com


    Dinner Menu


    (Meal Taxes and Gratuity are NOT included)


    Note: -Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled, unless tour is canceled by the Norwalk Seaport Association (i.e. in the event of severe weather). -

    • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. 
    • Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns. 
    • Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. 
    • Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage.
    • 15 Aug 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Sheffield Island
    • 7

    NORWALK SEAPORT ASSOCIATION

    VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

    ON SHEFFIELD ISLAND

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015

    Bracket Style Tournament * Fun for all levels

    Limited to first 8 teams to register

    Maximum 6 people per team * Trophies awarded

    Teams of 4 must have minimu m 1 female player

    Teams of 5-6 must have minimum 2 female players

    Games will be played on rough grass, not sand, no bare feet

    Bring your beach chair and towel

    $350 per team includes lunch, beverages, ferry to and from Sheffield Island

    Ferry departs dock at 9:00AM, returns to dock at 3:30PM

    Family and friends that want to watch should book a seat on the 11:00AM ferry

    Proceeds will support the Norwalk Seaport Association Scholarship Fund

    Register at www.seaport.org Deadline August 1  Questions contact Maria at 203-838-9444 or maria.scicchitano@seaport.org

    • 11 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 13 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Veteran's Memorial Park Norwalk, CT 06855
    2015 Norwalk Seaport Association
    Oyster Festival Highlights



    Headline Entertainers:

    Friday, September 11 -- TBD

    Saturday, September 12 -- TBD

    Sunday, September 13 -- TBD

    Attractions:
    Arts & Crafts -- more than 100 juried vendors
    New England Seaport Village -- demonstrations & samples
    Go Green -- environmental demonstrations, displays
    Festival Docks -- harbor cruises ... tour working vessels
    Kids' Cove -- games, rides, children's activities
    International Food Court -- diverse dining choices from local non-profit organizations

    Family Day Specials (Sunday ONLY)
    Special entertainment
    Special admission fee
    Special price for unlimited rides between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Kids' specials at many food booths.


    Friday,      September 11 -  6pm - 11pm
    Saturday,   September 12 - 11am - 11pm
    Sunday,    September 13 - 13am - 8pm
    • 05 Oct 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Silvermine Golf Club

    Norwalk Seaport Association 2015 Golf Classic

    Silvermine Golf Club, Norwalk, CT

    We will be playing on main course!


    MONDAY, October 5, 2015

    $185 per player

    Registration & Check- In. . . .  10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Shot Gun Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m.


    Lunch and Dinner at Silvermine Golf Club

    Hole in One • 50/50 Hole • Longest Drive • Closest to the Pin

    Line Prizes and Raffle • Gift Package for Every Player

    For More Information Call: 

    Ken Romano (203) 442-3104

    Click HERE For Signup Sheet

Past events

06 Jun 2015 Volunteers Needed Saturday June 6th to Clean Nature Trail on Sheffield Island in Norwalk
16 May 2015 Commissioning Day C.J. Toth "Rock the Dock"
21 Mar 2015 2015 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Lightkeeper's Gala
03 Mar 2015 Oyster Madness
05 Feb 2015 Vineyard Vines Fundraiser
05 Dec 2014 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
06 Oct 2014 2014 Golf Classic Tournament
05 Sep 2014 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival 09/05/14 thru 09/07/14
27 Jun 2014 Norwalk Islands Sunset Cruise 06/27/14 thru 08/29/14
19 Jun 2014 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake 06/19/14 thru 09/18/14
15 Jun 2014 Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Cruise 06/15/14 thru 08/10/14
05 Apr 2014 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry 05/24/14 thru 09/28/14
15 Mar 2014 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Pirate's Ball Gala
13 Dec 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
06 Sep 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival 09/06/13 thru 09/08/13
28 Jun 2013 Norwalk Islands Sunset Cruise 06/28/13 thru 08/30/13
27 Jun 2013 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake 06/20/13 thru 09/19/13
08 Jun 2013 Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Cruise 06/08/13 thru 08/03/13
25 May 2013 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry 05/25/13 thru 09/29/13
18 May 2013 Commissioning Day C.J. Toth
23 Mar 2013 2013 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
07 Dec 2012 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
06 Oct 2012 Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Norwalk Seaport Association
07 Sep 2012 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival 09/07/12 thru 09/09/12
29 Jun 2012 Norwalk Islands Sunset Cruise 06/29/12 thru 08/31/12
16 Jun 2012 Norwalk Islands Bird Watching Cruise 06/16/12 thru 07/29/12
14 Jun 2012 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake 06/14/12 thru 09/20/11
26 May 2012 Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour Ferry 05/26/12 thru 09/30/12
24 Mar 2012 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
09 Dec 2011 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
21 Oct 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Murder Mystery - "Double Trouble"
15 Apr 2011 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Evening)
15 Apr 2011 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Afternoon)
26 Mar 2011 Norwalk Seaport Association Gala
10 Dec 2010 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Norwalk Seaport Association Inc. - 132 Water Street - 4th Floor - Norwalk, CT 06854
"Friends Of The Norwalk Islands"
203-838-9444 Office ---- 203-838-2898 Dock

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