NESS Kicks Off Spring at Spicer Mansion March 22

Mystic, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) will be kicking off spring with a cocktail party at the Spicer Mansion (Mystic, CT) on Thursday, March 22nd.

The cocktail party will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers as well as live music and a live auction. Auction items include unique opportunities at the Spicer Mansion and other local landmarks. Proceeds from the evening will support NESS's nationally recognized ocean adventure education programs. 

Tickets ($100/person or $150/couple) are on sale now and sponsorships are available ( Sponsorships are available at two levels and include 10 tickets and early access to the venue for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres in the mansion's elegant rooms:

  1. Salon sponsorship - $1,500
  2. Belvedere - $1,500
  3. Speakeasy - $2,500
  • What: New England Science & Sailing's Kick Off Spring Fundraiser
  • When: Thursday, March 22 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm) 
  • Where: Spicer Mansion (15 Elm Avenue, Mystic, CT)
  • Tickets: $100/person or $150/couple 
  • More info: This is a 21+ event.    
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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit 
Commanding sweeping views of the town, harbor and hills, Spicer Mansion has been a fixture in historic Mystic since 1853. Paying homage to the Gilded Age of refined hospitality alongside contemporary touches and uncompromising service, this luxury boutique inn, open to guests of all ages, offers eight impeccably appointed guest rooms, a world-class food and beverage program, including a fine dining restaurant exclusive to hotel guests and by reservation, entertaining space and manicured gardens. Owned by the Gates family of Stonington, Connecticut, Spicer Mansion opened its doors to guests in May 2016 after years of meticulous renovation.