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June 2020

Onrust River Cruises

June 20 @ 10:00 am - October 19 @ 11:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sail on the Onrust from June 20 through Mid October The Connecticut River Museum hosts the Onrust, a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614.  Now in its fourth year on our docks, Onrust is available for public cruises and private charters. Built over several years in upstate New York using traditional plans and means, the Onrust is a wholly unique ship that serves to educate and entertain visitors curious about the age of exploration, the fur trade,…

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July 2020

SOLD OUT – Sea Glass Tree Craft Workshop

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$30

SOLD OUT! Sea Glass Tree Craft Wednesday, July 8 5:30-7:30 pm • Ages 12+ Create a beautiful 10” Sea Glass Tree while enjoying the stunning view on the river bank in Essex. The tree is made from a cone shaped form and a lovely assortment of genuine and faux sea glass procured and made available by our friends at Coastal Creations of Clinton. The instructor is Terri Veach from Coastal Creations of Clinton. Terri is an experienced Master Designer with…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Small Pond All Stars

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now…

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Shanties & Sails: July 21 – Marc Bernier

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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NEW DATE! Shanties & Sails: July 21 - Marc Bernier Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Please click HERE to reserve your free seat for Shanties and Sails! To purchase your seat aboard the Onrust, click on…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Butter Jones

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Butter Jones Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its…

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Shanties & Sails: July 28 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

July 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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NEW DATE! Shanties & Sails: July 28 - Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Please click HERE to reserve your free seat for Shanties and Sails! To purchase your seat aboard the…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Tiny Ocean Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its…

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August 2020

Shanties & Sails: August 4 – The Johnson Girls Band

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: August 4 - The Johnson Girls Band Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers! A big Thank You shout out to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! We are limiting seating aboard the Onrust to ensure you all have safe distancing. Please click HERE to reserve your free seat for Shanties and Sails! To purchase your seat aboard the Onrust, click on…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Little Big Band

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Little Big Band Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2020

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Conquer the Current will paddle on this year, but there are some changes! For 2020 we are partnering with our friends at Surfrider's Connecticut Chapter ct.surfrider.org. In light of Covid-19, Surfrider CT made the tough decision to cancel their annual event, the Charles Island SUP CUP. CT River Museum is thrilled that Surfrider CT has decided to support our Conquer the Current paddle regatta! Our mutual love of paddling and protecting our beautiful waters makes it a perfect collaboration! To…

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