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August 2020

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

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 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 the…

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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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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 Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. 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 Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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September 2020

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 Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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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 Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DATE TBD – Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DATE TBD Authors & Artists Series: Walt Woodward & The Band of Steady Habits Present A New Album & A New Book Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register Album Premiere Great River The album premiere celebrates the release of Walt Woodward and The Band of Steady Habits’  (Rachel Smith, Teagan Smith, Jeremy Teitelbaum, Duke York, and Walt) debut mini-album, Great River, which includes representative songs from Walt Woodward…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

September 17 @ 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, September 17, 2020 5:30 - 7:30 pm Please arrive early to ensure your spot on the lawn - Space is very limited. 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…

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