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New England Kossacks is a social group of (but not limited to)
DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

We are hoping kossacks from NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY will join us!

The February 16, 2013 Meet Up (Portsmouth, NH)  - diary HERE.
The March Meet Up is different than the others because it is essentially a WHOLE DAY event.  Well, three(3)  events.  
You can come to one, two, or all, your choice!

This will be the last Lower/Southern New England NEK Meet Up until July or August.

Event #1 (main event)

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Where: SolToro
Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville/Montville, CT (by Mystic)
(888) 226-7711
Host: Clytemnestra
You say you like your food spicy?  Here they will, if you order it,
serve you food so spicy you have to sign a waiver!

They serve moderate heat and mild food too.

Main Menu:   After Dinner Menu":  Beverage Menu  (all pdf)

Please kosmail Kossacks offering to car pool.
To RSVP please kosmail Clytemnestra

RSVPs for Event #1

1. Clytemnestra



Event #2

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Where:  Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street
Mystic, CT
(860) 536-3700
Host: Clytemnestra


Just in case you want to watch the movie again, before the meet up:  Mystic Pizza is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Netflix.

Please kosmail Kossacks offering to car pool.
To RSVP please kosmail Clytemnestra

RSVPs for Event #2

1. Clytemnestra



Event #3

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Still waiting on lounge and bar suggestions for those who want to have more fun into the wee hours of the morning.  Suggestions greatly appreciated.


Come for just one ,or two or all three meet ups, or stay the whole weekend and have a mini-vacation. Below the orange sopapilla* you'll find information on how to get there (there are even buses), the special room rates, other things to do there, etc.  so you can begin making plans/reserving your room, etc.

Getting There

By Car - MAP

Using Cross Sound Ferry New London (CT)  Terminal to Orient Point Terminal, Long Island (NY) and back
    Where is the Orient Point Terminal
    From New London Terminal to Mohegan Sun MAP
    We did this one March to get to a wedding on Long Island, and back, very cool!
     (literally and figuratively)  

By Bus
There are buses running to Mohegan Sun listed on the site
Bus Lines By State

    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New York
    Rhode Island

By Train
Amtrak does stop in New London, CT and New Haven, CT.  Mohegan Sun has ideas how to get to there vi the train

Staying Over
Special rates are available from Friday, March 8 thru Sunday, March 10 (leaving Monday, March 11)

Special Discount Rate at the Groton, CT  Super 8
Current rate for that weekend: $51.00/night:  w/o taxes  (this will go up the closer we get)
DISCOUNT RATE: $45.00/night: w/o taxes

Super 8 Groton
173 Rt 12, I-95 Exit 86,
Groton, CT 06340-3432

Check in: After 3:00 PM
Check out: Before 11:00 AM   

To get the discounted rate reservations MUST BE MADE OVER THE PHONE.  Ask for the N.E.K. rate.  (any problems with your reservation and getting this rate, please kosmail me)

Release Date (when the discount ends and unreserved rooms go back into the general hotel pool) Friday, February 15, 2013

HYATT Mohegan Sun

Still waiting on the paperwork.  However their discounted rate, even for that weekend is around $200/night.


Other Things To Do

Submarine Force Library and Museum Association (home of the historic Nautilus Submarine)

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum  and Research Center

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Country (visitor's website)

Cross Sound Ferry New London (CT)  Terminal to Orient Point Terminal, Long Island (NY) and back

@ Mohegan Sun
Matchbox Twenty - March 8

@ Foxwoods (the other casino that is close by)
Comedian Godfrey - shows March 7-9 (Comix At Foxwoods)
Gianni Morandi - March 10 (MGM Grand Theater)
Treehouse Arcade

Oh and here's another info vid on Soltoro I found.

*= Sol Toro and Mystic Pizza do not serve sopapillas, orange or otherwise.



Past New England Kossack Meet Ups  (photo diaries)
September 15, 2012 - Foxboro, MA
October  13, 2012 - Portsmith, NH
November 11, 2012 - Greenfield, MA
January 12, 2013 - Providence, RI

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