Schedule Released for June 27th Ribbon Cutting Event


Saturday, June 27th marks the kick-off of our centennial year celebrations with a festive day on Star Island. Here’s the schedule of events! If you are interested in joining us for the day, please purchase a day visitor ticket aboard the M/V Thomas Laighton by clicking here.

This special day for Star Island is a great way to experience the island and learn more about Star’s history and innovative sustainability practices. Bring your own picnic, or purchase lunch from the island grill.


10:30 AM – Board the M/V Thomas Laighton in Portsmouth
11:55 AM – The Laighton arrives at Star Island
Noon – Enjoy your picnic on the front lawn, or purchase lunch from the island grill
12:45 PM – Head to the Front Porch for birthday cake celebrating Star Island’s 100th year
1 PM – Celebrate the ribbon cutting of New England’s largest off-grid solar array
1:30 PM – Learn about Star Island’s innovative sustainability initiatives during a brief presentation by Island Manager Jack Farrell
2 PM – Tour Star Island to learn about its fascinating history and see the facilities up close
3 PM – Enjoy the rest of the afternoon by listening to live music on the Front Lawn or visiting the museum in Vaughn Cottage
3:30 PM – Head down to the pier to hop aboard the Thomas Laighton for the return trip back to the mainland
5:00 PM – Arrive in Portsmouth (approximate)