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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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August 2020

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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Shanties & Sails: August 11 – Geoff Kaufman

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: August 11 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, August 11, 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. To book your sail aboard the Onrust, click on the pink book now button at the bottom of the screen. Join us for…

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SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – John Spignesi Band

August 13 @ 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 John Spignesi Band Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm WE ARE AT CAPACITY FOR THIS SHOW. In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday…

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Shanties & Sails: August 18 – The Johnson Girls Band

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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NEW DATE AUGUST 18 (THANKS ISAIAS!) Shanties & Sails: August 18 - The Johnson Girls Band Tuesday, August 18, 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. To purchase your seat aboard the Onrust, click on the pink book now button at…

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SOLD OUT – Sea Glass Tree Craft Workshop

August 19 @ 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, August 19 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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SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – Meadows Brothers Band

August 20 @ 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 Meadows Brothers Band Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm WE ARE AT CAPACITY FOR THIS SHOW. In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday…

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SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – Old Dog New Trick

August 27 @ 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 Old Dog New Trick Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm We are sold out for this show! In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each…

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September 2020

SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – Local Honey

September 3 @ 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 Local Honey Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm We are sold out for this show! In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in…

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SOLD OUT! Thursdays on the Dock – USCG Dixieland Band

September 10 @ 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 USCG Dixieland Band Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm We are sold out for this show! In order to maintain best social distance practices, we need to limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday…

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