Inn at English Meadows (Kennebunk - Kennebunkport, Maine) » Inn at English Meadows (Kennebunk - Kennebunkport, Maine) http://englishmeadowsinn.com The Inn at English Meadows is a chic, modern, luxurious, boutique bed and breakfast in Kennebunk - Kennebunkport, Maine Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:56:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Get Set for MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015!http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/06/17/get-set-for-mainestage-shakespeare-summer-2015/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/06/17/get-set-for-mainestage-shakespeare-summer-2015/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:00:32 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3765 Fans of The Bard (or just good, live entertainment!) visiting the Kennebunks shouldn’t miss a chance to enjoy the MaineStage Shakespeare Summer Season: July 10th through August 22nd, 2015! Kennebunk’s MaineStage Shakespeare theater company does their very most to breathe new life into the classics. Their performances are fresh, fun, and exciting – no matter […]

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MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015Fans of The Bard (or just good, live entertainment!) visiting the Kennebunks shouldn’t miss a chance to enjoy the MaineStage Shakespeare Summer Season: July 10th through August 22nd, 2015!

Kennebunk’s MaineStage Shakespeare theater company does their very most to breathe new life into the classics. Their performances are fresh, fun, and exciting – no matter whether you’re an authority on the Bard’s works or think “The Taming of the Shrew” might be an animal act. That doesn’t mean they’re a joke, however. The MaineStage Shakespeare players deliver innovative but thoroughly professional performances of these classic plays.

Further, MaineStage Shakespeare performances are FREE and performed out of doors, so grab your blanket or most comfortable lawn chairs, pack up that picnic basket and come enjoy the show!

The MaineStage Shakespeare 2015 Summer Season

Twelfth Night, or What You Will
July 10, 15, 17, 23, 25, 29, 31
August 6, 8, 12, 14, 20, 22
Castaway from a shipwreck, Viola must disguise herself as a boy to safely travel through the foreign country of Illyria. Soon she finds herself unwittingly embroiled in the unrequited courtship between Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia, whose own household is headed towards chaos via the demanding Malvolio. A wild web of mistaken identity and misplaced passion give make this comedy one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most bittersweet.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
July 11, 16, 18, 22, 24, 30
August 1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 22
Julius Caesar returns triumphant to Rome but envied and feared. Even Julius good friend, Brutus, is drawn into doubt as the fatal conspiracy grows. Finally he must come to a decision: loyalty to his friend, Caesar or to Rome? Compelling both in its tragedy and Shakespeare’s inimitable style, Julius Caesar remains instructive.

Saturday Shakestacular!
Saturdays, July 18th through August 22
(all shows 2pm at The Kennebunkport Village Green)
Little is as fun and entertaining than Kennebunks children on stage giving some of Shakespeare’s most iconic scenes a go! Coached by the MaineStage Shakespeare actors, you’ll see talented youngsters tackling the best of the Bard’s comedy, drama, poetry, and prose. Every Saturday is a different Shakestacular, so catch all you can!

MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015

Thursdays and Fridays: 7pm at The MaineStage in Lafayette Park, Kennebunk
Wednesdays: 8pm at The Shakespeare Garden at the Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport
Saturdays: 8pm at The Kennebunkport Village Green
For more information, be sure to visit: mainestageshakespeare.com

Kennebunk Lodging
Summer, Spring, Winter, or Fall, The Inn at English Meadows is your Kennebunk home away from home with five rooms, five suites, and a private bungalow. Our mid-1800’s, Greek Revival home is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, with lovely beaches and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square just minutes away on foot. Make your Kennebunkport vacation the very best it can be with a stay at The Inn at English Meadows!

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Charge Your Electric Car with The Inn at English Meadows’ Tesla Supercharger!http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/06/10/charge-your-ev-at-inn-at-english-meadows-with-a-tesla-supercharger/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/06/10/charge-your-ev-at-inn-at-english-meadows-with-a-tesla-supercharger/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:00:49 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3756 If you drive an electric car, The Inn at English Meadows, a Select Registry Property, can now recharge it with a ClipperCreek charger or a Tesla Supercharger! Did we mention that, for our guests, use of The Inn at English Meadows’ EV chargers are absolutely free? Select Registry, a portfolio of more than 300 premier […]

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Inn at English Meadows now has a Tesla Supercharger!If you drive an electric car, The Inn at English Meadows, a Select Registry Property, can now recharge it with a ClipperCreek charger or a Tesla Supercharger!

Did we mention that, for our guests, use of The Inn at English Meadows’ EV chargers are absolutely free?

Select Registry, a portfolio of more than 300 premier inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels throughout North America, has teamed up with Tesla through their Tesla Destination Charging program, to install Tesla Superchargers at over 170 inns and hotels across America!

The Tesla Supercharger is the world’s fastest high power wall connector, charging a Tesla Model S in mere minutes instead of hours. The speed of the Tesla Supercharger – “up to 170 miles of added range in 30 minutes” – and the convenience of Tesla Charging Stations springing up across the U.S. helps to reduce “range anxiety” and further promote cleaner, greener electric vehicles.

Select Registry is the first independent hospitality organization to enroll this many properties in the Tesla Destination Charging program all at once. ClipperCreek HCS-40’s were also added to allow for EV models that do not work with the Tesla Supercharger. This added flexibility means virtually any electric vehicle can now be recharged at our Inn!

As a Select Registry Property, we here at The Inn at English Meadows couldn’t be more excited and proud to be a part of this program and, consequently, at the forefront of the next chapter in personal transportation.

Select Registry was founded in the late 1960s by Norman Simpson, to catalog a select group of lodging properties around the country in order to encourage travelers to visit and experience the very best accommodations the travel industry has to offer. To qualify and remain a Select Registry Property, each member has to pass an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection. No other hospitality organization goes to such lengths to assure travelers guaranteed quality and exceptional service.

The Inn at English Meadows, located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, is a recently renovated, Greek Revival inn, welcoming travelers from all over the world for more than 75 years. Innkeepers Kate and David Parisi will stop at nothing to provide a comfortable, relaxed experience for their guests through modern amenities, divine meals, and, of course, the beauty and attraction of their location in the Kennebunks!

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Coastal Maine Guided Kayak Tourshttp://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/05/29/coastal-maine-guided-kayak-tours/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/05/29/coastal-maine-guided-kayak-tours/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:08 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3737 Summer is almost upon us and what better way to enjoy the weather than with coastal Maine guided kayak tours from Coastal Maine Kayak? Coastal Maine Kayak’s guided kayak tours will get you out on the water and off to explore Cape Porpoise Lighthouse, the Kennebunk River, Mousam River, and Casco Bay! Whether you’re an […]

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Coastal Maine Kayak - Maine guided kayak toursSummer is almost upon us and what better way to enjoy the weather than with coastal Maine guided kayak tours from Coastal Maine Kayak?

Coastal Maine Kayak’s guided kayak tours will get you out on the water and off to explore Cape Porpoise Lighthouse, the Kennebunk River, Mousam River, and Casco Bay!

Whether you’re an old hand at paddling or a complete newbie, Maine guided kayak tours will excite, entertain, and educate you with the beautiful sights and sounds of the Kennebunks and Maine coast as seen from the water. Each tour – approximately 3 hours in length – is lead by a licensed Maine guide and features a kayak, personal flotation device, paddle, and full instruction.

Here are just a few of the coastal Maine guided kayak tours you can take:

Cape Porpoise Kayak Tour
This guided kayak tour will take you through beautiful Cape Porpoise Harbor and its numerous islands, including a visit to Goat Island and its historic lighthouse. Goat Island Light is a functioning lighthouse that welcomes visitors. The lighthouse is also a museum that you can visit.

Kennebunk River Kayak Tour
Paddle back in time with the Kennebunk River tour. See and learn about the Kennebunks shipbuilding era and this historic coastal Maine village, its buildings, and the cemeteries of its founders all while paddling along one of the few remaining working tidal rivers on the Maine coast.

Mousam River Estuary Tour
Keep your eyes peeled for local waterfowl and other natural inhabitants of the Mousam River. Though starting in downtown Kennebunk and following an old railroad bed, the meandering Mousam River is a tidal estuary that runs through an open salt marsh before entering rich woodlands.

Casco Bay Overnight Kayak Tour
Set up camp on a reserved island campsite, then enjoy a day of paddling along Casco Bay before you finish up with a hot meal and conversation on the beach with a campfire before heading off to bed. Open to intermediate and advanced paddlers, this tour includes all gear, a guide, and food.

Coastal Maine Kayak’s offers their guided kayak tours June through September and also offers Custom Corporate Kayak Tours, classes, clinics, bicycle, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, and much more!.

Coastal Maine Guided Kayak Tours

Coastal Maine Kayak
8 Western Ave. Kennebunkport ME

For hours, tour prices, directions and more: www.coastalmainekayak.com

Kennebunks Lodging
Come see what makes the Kennebunks so popular and make your visit the best it possibly can be with a room at The Inn at English Meadows! Located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village within walking distance of Kennebunkport Village, accommodations at The Inn at English Meadows puts you within a pleasant stroll of shops, galleries, restaurants, historic homes, and the picturesque Maine coastline. Come enjoy the comfort of the Maine, summer sun on our patio and lovely, blossoming English gardens.

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Arundel Barn Playhouse Summer Season 2015http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/05/16/arundel-barn-playhouse-summer-season-2015/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/05/16/arundel-barn-playhouse-summer-season-2015/#comments Sat, 16 May 2015 14:00:25 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3724 The Arundel Barn Playhouse, known for enlivening the Kennebunks with lively, modern stage productions, are nearing the start of their 2015 Summer Season – have you gotten your tickets yet? The Arundel Barn Playhouse has a reputation for making theater lovers out of those who might normally turn their nose up at live stage productions. […]

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Arundel Barn Playhouse Summer Season 2015The Arundel Barn Playhouse, known for enlivening the Kennebunks with lively, modern stage productions, are nearing the start of their 2015 Summer Season – have you gotten your tickets yet?

The Arundel Barn Playhouse has a reputation for making theater lovers out of those who might normally turn their nose up at live stage productions. They do it by focusing all their seriousness on making their productions lively, funny, uplifting, and fully entertaining – the kinds of performances that have you laughing, humming along, and on your feet with applause at the end of the show.

Housed in a handsome barn on a historic farmstead, the Arundel Barn Playhouse offers live, professional, musical theater productions from June to Labor Day. The actors, designers, and technicians at the playhouse hail from all over the US and are usually in the first 5 years of their professional careers. Many “make their bones” at the Arundel Barn Playhouse and move on to greater things, such as John Lloyd Young, who received a Tony in 2007 for his performance in the Broadway hit, Jersey Boys

The Arundel Barn Playhouse 2015 Summer Season looks to be no exception, replete with popular titles sure to entertain:

Nunsense A-Men, the Musical – June 16 – 27
Nunsense A-Men, the Musical is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Laughs and music galore!

The Addams Family Musical – June 30 – July 11
Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – worse, she confides in then begs her father not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must keep the secret from his beloved wife, Morticia! Welcome to the darkly comic world of the Addams Family: Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Pugsley, Thing, It, and of course, Lurch.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July 14 – August 1
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the little mermaid Ariel longs to live in the world above and makes an unwise bargain with Sea Witch Ursula to fulfill her dream. A timeless tale filled with music, laughter and a dazzling array of sea creatures including Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian.

La Cage aux Folles – August 4 – August 15
The lives of Georges, owner of a bawdy drag club and Albin, his headliner partner are almost ruined when Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. Now it’s up to Albin to try and impress the fiance’s parents with the picture-perfect family – hilarity and award winning showtunes ensue.

Beehive: The 60’s Musical – August 18 – August 29
Come celebrate an era of love and rock & roll with the women who sang the hits of the decade: The Supremes, The Chiffons, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and more entertain with hits like Downtown, Proud Mary, It’s My Party, Respect, I’m Sorry, Piece Of My Heart, and many more!

The Arundel Barn Playhouse

53 Old Post Rd
Arundel, MN

For tickets, directions, and more: arundelbarnplayhouse.com

Kennebunks Lodging
Let The Inn at English Meadows be your home away from home for all your Kennebunkport getaways. Our newly renovated Greek Revival home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village offers five rooms, five suites, and a bungalow – all replete with elegant amenities. Let the warmth and beauty of our patio and English gardens fill your senses and soothe your cares away.

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The Maine Art Museum TrailYou’ve heard of wine trails, cheese trails, brewery trails and – of course – hiking trails but how about an art museum trail? The Maine Art Museum Trail is 8 art museums, within 200 miles of each other, and containing over 73,000 works of art.

Maine and art are a natural fit, our beautiful state having inspired and played home to generations of artists: Frederic Edwin Church, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, and three generations of the Wyeth family. Thus it should come as no surprise that Maine plays host to a number of fine art museums.

The Maine Art Museum Trail details eight of the state’s leading art museums, all within a day’s scenic drive of each other, if not closer, from Bangor to Ogunquit. All contain works in their collections by Maine artists as well as those who simply summered here, along with works by masters like Renoir, Degas, and Picasso.

The Maine Art Museum Trail

The University of Maine Museum of Art
Norembega Hall, 40 Harlow St, Bangor

The University of Maine Museum of Art exhibits modern and contemporary art by such artists as David Hockney, Winslow Homer, Susan Rothenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miró, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Andrew Wyeth.

The Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville

The Colby College Museum of Art’s collection of American art spans the early 18th century through to today with important works by Mary Cassatt, Maya Lin, Richard Serra, Marsden Hartley, James McNeill Whistler, and many others. One of the best academic museums in the country, the Colby College Museum also serves as a cultural resource through its exhibits and educational programs.

The Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum St, Rockland

The Farnsworth Art Museum houses more than 15,000 pieces in its 20,000 square-foot of gallery, including one of the largest collections of Louise Nevelson’s sculptures in the country, as well as the works of Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth in their Wyeth Center.

The Monhegan Museum of Art & History
1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan

Focusing on the art of Monhegan Island, the Monhegan Museum of Art & History contains more than 1300 pieces by artists and spanning over 150 years, including such diverse artists as George Bellows, Edward Redfield, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Lynne Drexler, Edward Hopper, Alfred Bricher, Eric Hudson, and Alice Stoddard.

The Bates College Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St, Lewiston

With a permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects, the Bates College Museum of Art exhibits works by artists of regional, national, or international significance with connections to Maine, including modern and contemporary drawings, prints, and photographs, contemporary Chinese art, pre-Columbian and African objects, and more.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Walker Art Building, 9400 College Station, Brunswick

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is one of the finest – and oldest! – college art museums in the United States. Started by a bequest from the College’s founder in 1811, the museum’s collections have grown over the centuries to include more than 20,000 works of art spanning both time and geography.

The Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square, Portland

The Portland Museum of Art’s collection of significant American, European, and contemporary art – including works from Maine artists – along with it’s unparalleled programs have made it the cultural heart of the city. Not to be missed.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Rd, Ogunquit

Surrounded by sculpture gardens in the beautiful lagoon of Narrow Cove, The Ogunquit Museum of American Art’s diverse collection includes an extensive collection of works by artists associated with Ogunquit’s noted early 20th-century art colony as well as others: Jack Levine, Will Barnet, Walt Kuhn, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Woodbury.

Maine Art Museum Trail Lodging
Inn at English Meadows is located in the scenic and comfortable Kennebunks, within an hour’s drive – or far less! – of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Portland Museum of Art, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Even the most remote museum on the trail from us – the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor – is less than two and a half hour’s drive away. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport have some fine art galleries of their own, along with shopping, dining, recreation, and much more. Make Inn at English Meadows your basecamp for your Maine vacation. Our tasteful combination of modern and classic amenities combined with our personal touches will make you very happy you did. See you soon!

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All Aboard Kennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum!http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/04/11/aboard-kennebunkports-seashore-trolley-museum/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/04/11/aboard-kennebunkports-seashore-trolley-museum/#comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:00:05 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3518 Kennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum has played an important role in preserving historic transit vehicles since 1939 – and it is currently both the oldest and the largest electric railway museum in the world! The Kennebunks were once part of the Atlantic Shore Line Railway: one of the largest, inter-city electric railway systems in the state […]

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The Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum has played an important role in preserving historic transit vehicles since 1939 – and it is currently both the oldest and the largest electric railway museum in the world!

The Kennebunks were once part of the Atlantic Shore Line Railway: one of the largest, inter-city electric railway systems in the state of Maine, providing service to the entire southern Maine seacoast, and connecting Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport. In fact, the line used to pass right through what is today the Seashore Trolley Museum’s property!

The Seashore Trolley Museum was founded in 1939 with only one trolley car but, over the years and thanks to the support of thousands of members, the 330-acre museum campus has grown to contain over 250 transit vehicles, most of them trolleys, from nearly every major American city that ever had a streetcar as well as from many other countries.

A visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum will fascinate and educate you with the history of mass transit through exhibits and displays. Peruse the outstanding collection of rare, antique, and even contemporary examples of trolleys and other vehicles. Watch the painstaking restoration process of a streetcar in the museum’s restoration shop.

Best of all?

You can ride on some of the streetcars! A portion of the old, Atlantic Shore Line Railway that used to cross the property has been reconstructed so you can get a taste of a bygone era.

As mentioned above, the Seashore Trolley Museum’s collection holds more than just streetcars. The collection also includes subway cars, locomotives, buses, and other forms of mass transit. During some of their special events, these other vehicles may also be out, giving you the opportunity to more fully inspect – and sometimes even ride in them, too!

Be sure to watch the Seashore Trolley Museum’s Calendar of Events for these and other special opportunities!

The Seashore Trolley Museum

95 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, Maine
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm
from Memorial Day through to Columbus Day
www.trolleymuseum.org

Seashore Trolley Museum Lodging
No matter what brings you to the Kennebunks, a stay at The Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunk’s Lower Village is your key to comfort and convenience. Located within walking distance of Kennebunkport Village, aka Dock Square, The Inn at English Meadows is near numerous shops, galleries, restaurants, and historic homes – not to mention the beautiful ocean beaches and picturesque coastline less than a mile away from the inn!

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Maine Maple Sugaring Timehttp://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/03/21/maine-maple-sugaring-time/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/03/21/maine-maple-sugaring-time/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:00:43 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3688 In Maine, as in much of the northeastern US, spring means more than just melting snows, green leaves, and warmer weather – it also means Maine Maple Sugaring Time! Maple sugaring time is when the sap begins to run in the maple trees. Maple trees that have been tapped begin to drip their amazing sap […]

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Maine Maple Sugaring TimeIn Maine, as in much of the northeastern US, spring means more than just melting snows, green leaves, and warmer weather – it also means Maine Maple Sugaring Time!

Maple sugaring time is when the sap begins to run in the maple trees. Maple trees that have been tapped begin to drip their amazing sap into the buckets hung from those taps. The sap is collected by the sugarmakers and taken to a sugarhouse where it is carefully cooked down into pure and delicious, Maine maple syrup.

Mid-February through mid-April is maple sugaring season and you’ll know when the time has come because you’ll see the telltale steam clouds billowing out over the sugarhouses and, even more tantalizing, the air around the sugarhouses will be filled with the unmistakably mouthwatering scent of boiling maple syrup.

We celebrate the season with Maine Maple Sunday, an annual event scheduled for the fourth Sunday of every March – March 22nd, in 2015. On Maine Maple Sunday, participating maple producers offer free maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how maple sap is collected and boiled down into pure, Maine maple syrup. Many also provide live music, games, activities, and more during the state-wide event.

Maine Maple Sunday is not the only day you can visit an active sugarhouse, however. Many offer tours and samples throughout the maple sugaring season. If you want to visit a real sugar house to watch the sugaring process – and maybe even sample some fresh maple candy or maple syrup – visit the Maine Maple Producers website and peruse their Maine Maple Sunday Map for a list of over 90 maple farms and their addresses.

Maine Maple Sugaring Time Lodging
Inn at English Meadows is proud to be a part of the Kennebunks in Maine and serves locally made, pure Maine maple syrup, produced from the maple trees at Kennebunk’s own Hidden Ponds. Whatever brings you to the Kennebunks, no matter what time of year, we hope you will consider a stay at Inn at English Meadows as part of your Kenebunkport getaway. The elegant amenities and matchless service you’ll receive in our recently renovated, Greek Revival home, conveniently located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, will make you happy you did!

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Attend the Kennebunkport Festival 2015http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/03/14/attend-the-kennebunkport-festival-2015/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/03/14/attend-the-kennebunkport-festival-2015/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:00:58 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3669 New England’s official kick-off for summer, The Kennebunkport Festival, is scheduled for June 7th through the 13th, 2015 and is seven days of fine wine, food, and works of art on the coast of Maine. Kennebunkport’s reputation for culture is famous far and wide – but it’s an accessible culture, one open to all, not […]

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Kennebunkport Festival 2015

New England’s official kick-off for summer, The Kennebunkport Festival, is scheduled for June 7th through the 13th, 2015 and is seven days of fine wine, food, and works of art on the coast of Maine.

Kennebunkport’s reputation for culture is famous far and wide – but it’s an accessible culture, one open to all, not just the select few. Some say it is partially because of this egalitarian attitude that Kennebunkport also knows how to throw a party, and the Kennebunkport Festival is just that: a big party of beautiful local art, drinks, live music, galas and grand tastings from top New England chefs at restaurants and homes throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

Organized and promoted by Maine Magazine and Maine Home and Design, The Kennebunkport Festival began 10 years ago as the Kennebunkport Fine Food and Wine Fest. It has since evolved to include music, art, and a reputation as the premiere New England summer celebration.

One of the bigger events during the Kennebunkport Festival is Pop the Kenenbunks: a themed and theatrical cocktail party held under a big tent by the Kennebunk River and featuring a live band, wine, a chef raw bar and hors d’oeuvres. While this year’s theme is still under wraps, previous years have seen parties modeled after Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Moulin Rouge.

The Kennebunkport Festival’s Art of Dining dinner parties are wildly popular. Featuring themed, chef prepared multi-course menus, they are accompanied by an award-winning artist and some of their work, giving you an opportunity to meet and learn more about them and their work. The best part is that a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold go towards Share Our Strength – a charitable organization committed to ending local childhood hunger!

With events priced from as low as $15 to as much as $250, you can tell some of the events are a little more la-di-da than others – but that doesn’t mean the less expensive ones aren’t worth your time – on the contrary! Some of the most popular events throughout Kennebunkport Festival week are the cocktail parties and after-parties held at local bars.

The Kennebunkport Festival 2015

Food/Wine/Art – June 7th through the 13th
For a full list of the celebrity chefs, artists, musicians, and events scheduled for the Kennebunkport Festival, head over to kennebunkportfestival.com – and if you see an event you hope to attend, buy your tickets NOW before they sell out. Many have and many more will well before the date arrives.

Kennebunkport Festival Lodging
Like tickets for the events, lodging for June’s Kennebunkport Festival is going FAST. If you intend to attend, we recommend that you book your lodging, sooner, not later. Luckily, we know just the place … The Inn at English Meadows! We’re here for you with five rooms, five suites, and a private bungalow. Our mid-1800’s, Greek Revival home is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, with much of the action of the Kennebunkport Festival just minutes away on foot – book your room now!

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Don’t Miss The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Showhttp://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/02/21/dont-miss-2015-maine-boatbuilders-show/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/02/21/dont-miss-2015-maine-boatbuilders-show/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:00:33 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3643 If you’re a boating fan – whether that means sailboats or powerboats to you, canoes or kayaks – you won’t want to miss the 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show. A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom builders on the East Coast, it’s been described as wall-to-wall eye candy for those who loves boats. The […]

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The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders ShowIf you’re a boating fan – whether that means sailboats or powerboats to you, canoes or kayaks – you won’t want to miss the 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show. A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom builders on the East Coast, it’s been described as wall-to-wall eye candy for those who loves boats.

The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show, scheduled for the weekend of March 20th, is the 27th annual return of this popular event to Portland; a gathering that is described as a celebration by the boating community and has a reputation for being unique among boating events. Of the 200+ companies that exhibit their products at the show, many only attend one or two other shows a year, making this exhibition that much more of an event.

The annual Maine Boatbuilders Show draws people from all across the region – Maine, Canada, New England, and more – with a fabulous array of traditionally built boats and those featuring the latest in cutting-edge technology. This is the enduring appeal of the show: the broad range it covers and the wide audience that it attracts.

And it’s not just boats but also boating accessories – paints, batteries, steering systems, lights and electronics, sails, gear, you name it. Equipment manufacturers come with their technicians, real, hands-on boat builders, too, offering boat owners a rare opportunity to learn about current technologies, maintaining and updating their boats, and getting specific, even arcane, questions answered.

This year’s Maine Boatbuilders Show will feature a number of innovative products and ideas such as variable pitch folding propellers, electrical propulsion systems, and even oil eating microbes.

Beyond boats and boating products, there will also be a free lecture series on boat ownership as well as an accredited series for more knowledgeable boaters, offering continuing education credits for the National Association of Marine Surveyors. Maine Vocational High schools will be holding an engine diagnosis competition on Saturday, and the Maine Maritime Academy Alumnae will host the Maritime Flea Market for all three days of the show.

Don’t miss it!

The Maine Boatbuilders Show 2015

Friday, March 20th through Sunday March 22nd, 2015
58 Fore Street, Portland
For more details on the event, please visit: www.portlandcompany.com
For tickets to the event: www.eventbrite.com

Maine Boatbuilders Show Lodging
The Inn at English Meadows is the perfect solution to all your Portland area lodging needs. Located in the picturesque Kennebunks, our newly renovated Greek Revival home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village is just a half-hour’s drive from Portland – yet world’s away in comfort and value when compared with most other lodging options: five rooms, five suites, and a private bungalow, all featuring Vera Wang hypoallergenic mattresses, FRETTE throws & MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, WI-FI, and flat-screen televisions.

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Broaden Your Horizons at the Portland Museum of Arthttp://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/02/14/broaden-horizons-portland-museum-of-art/ http://englishmeadowsinn.com/2015/02/14/broaden-horizons-portland-museum-of-art/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:00:56 +0000 http://englishmeadowsinn.com/?p=3606 Featuring more than 18,000 works and founded in 1882, the Portland Museum of Art is the state of Maine’s oldest and largest art museum. As such, it is always worth a visit when one is in the area. Portland, Maine offers numerous temptations for the visitor – the burgeoning restaurant scene alone makes the city […]

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Portland Museum of Art Featuring more than 18,000 works and founded in 1882, the Portland Museum of Art is the state of Maine’s oldest and largest art museum. As such, it is always worth a visit when one is in the area.

Portland, Maine offers numerous temptations for the visitor – the burgeoning restaurant scene alone makes the city an obvious destination – but whatever brings you here, the Portland Museum of Art should be up near the top of your reasons for sampling a little of what this great town has to offer.

Founded in 1882 as the Portland Society of Art, the Portland Museum of Art’s expansive art collection dates from the 18th century to the present. This diverse archive of works includes the largest European art collection in Maine, a wide selection of contemporary works, and the State of Maine Collection. Works by a wide array of artists, such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dale Chihuly, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Robert Indiana, Louise Nevelson, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson, and Andrew Wyeth are on display here.

Located downtown in Portland’s arts district, the Portland Museum of Art displays its collections in three interconnected and architecturally significant buildings: the McLellan House (1801), the L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries (1911), and the Charles Shipman Payson Building (1983). These three buildings, along with the Winslow Homer Studio in Scarborough, form the Portland Museum of Art campus and an art experience unlike any other in the nation.

Current and upcoming exhibits include:

The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America – January 30, 2015 to April 26, 2015
This exhibit seeks to capture the initial moments of a country looking to define itself. The chosen artworks, largely painted between 1750 and 1904, cover a wide swath of America’s adolescence and are significant in that they helped create the American Dream.

Rose Marasco: index – April 24, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Rose Marasco is perhaps Maine’s most-prolific living photographer, having lived and photographed in Portland and its surrounding communities for more than 35 years. Rose Marasco: index is the photographer’s first-ever retrospective, and the latest exhibition in the PMA’s Circa series.

Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail – May 21, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail at the Portland Museum of Art presents highlights from Maine’s most-renowned museums—bringing the best art Maine has to offer together in one place for the first time.

2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial – October 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016
The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is the ninth in an ongoing series of exhibitions showcasing new or recent work by living artists. Unlike previous Biennial exhibitions, this exhibition will not include a call for entries.

The Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square
Portland, Maine
www.portlandmuseum.org

Portland Museum of Art Lodging
Portland, Maine is just a half-hour’s drive from the Kennebunks, making it a convenient part of any Kennebunkport vacation you may have planned. Let The Inn at English Meadows be your home away from home for all your Kennebunkport getaways. Our newly renovated Greek Revival home in Kennebunk’s Lower Village offers five rooms, five suites, and a bungalow – all replete with elegant amenities. Come enjoy the comfort of our patio or English gardens or, during the winter months, curl up by the fire with a mug of our special hot cocoa.

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