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June 2021

Dueling Demos with Howard Park and Lisa Miceli

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:00 pm FREE Program, Registration Required. On the Lawn at the Connecticut River Museum (Rain Date: June 24) Dueling Demos is an entertaining and fast-paced demonstration of how two artists view the same scene and paint it with two different mediums, oil paint and watercolor. While Howard and Lisa are painting, they explain their painting process and use of color, all the while engaging the audience in friendly conversation. While many activities were curtailed during the…

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Father’s Day Onrust Sails with Carlson’s Landing

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Father's Day Onrust Dinner Sails with Carlson's Landing Sunday, June 20 Dinner and a Sail? What's not to love? Join us on Sunday, June 20 for a Sail and a delicious dinner at Carlson's Landing. Click Here for your Father's Day Onrust Sail with Carlson's Landing menu! Onrust Sails on Sunday at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. 2:00 pm $30/person. Book your sail here. 6:00 pm  $35/person. Book your sail here.  Carlson's Landing created a special meal for our Father's…

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STEAMgirls at CRM: Shani Mensing

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, June 22, 2021 4:30 pm Connecticut River Museum’s STEAMgirls Program Featuring: Shani Mensing FREE Program! A virtual program to serve girls, age 10-16, interested in studying the academic areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant through The Petit Family Foundation, we are able to offer this program free of charge. Once monthly after school for a four-month period, STEAMgirls participants meet and speak with accomplished young women, learning first-hand about the career…

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Shanties & Sails: June 22 – The Johnson Girls

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING RAIN TODAY. DATE TO BE DETERMINED.  Shanties & Sails: June 22 - The Johnson Girls Tuesday, June 22, 2021 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. Information regarding Onrust Sails will come as we get closer to the…

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CRM Migration Celebration! Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker Sunday, June 27 11:00 - 2:00 pm FREE event! CRM Migration Celebration! Origami Swallow Making with Paper Artist Ben Parker Join the fun on Sunday, June 27 from 11:00 to 2:00. Learn how to create your own Origami Swallow! #origami #origamipaper #craftswithkids #crafting #waterfront

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CRM Talks – Dr. Stacey Close – Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 Dr. Stacey Close - Black Southern Migration, The Connecticut River, and the Transformation of Black Connecticut, 1915-1970 Image courtesy of: Dr. Close   The Connecticut River Museum may record this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc. by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to…

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July 2021

Thursdays on the Dock: Small Pond All Stars

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Small Pond All Stars Thursday, July 8 2021 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages (as COVID allows) and giveaways. This week’s band is the Small Pond…

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CRM Talks – Joe Attwater – Migration Along the Connecticut River

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM Talks - Joe Attwater - Migration Along the Connecticut River Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members $5.00 Non-Members $10.00 PURCHASE TICKETS  Joe Attwater - Teacher/Naturalist, CT Audubon Society's Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Migration along the Connecticut River As bird species are heading north this spring from their wintering grounds, many use natural landscape features to aid in orientation. One of these important features is the Connecticut River valley, a migratory flyway that runs from the…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Jazz Nonet Band

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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USCG Jazz Nonet Band Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. The United States Coast Guard Jazz Band was organized in…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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John Spignesi Band Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Each Thursday evening in July and August from 5:30-7:30, bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river. Our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness is always on hand offering massages and giveaways. New Haven based quartet "JSB" (shortened for The John Spignesi Band)…

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