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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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Shanties & Sails: June 23 – The Johnson Girls Band

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 23 - The Johnson Girls Band Tuesday, June 23, 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. Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of…

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Shanties & Sails: June 30 – Geoff Kaufman

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 30 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 30, 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. If you'd like to purchase your seat, please click here. Shanties & Sails Onrust Ticket! Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties &…

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July 2020

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 Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. This week’s band is the Small Pond All Stars, a popular local music…

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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. Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Come down to our North Deck and enjoy an evening of…

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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 Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Butter Jones, with a unique blend of indie rock, americana, and a dash of jam…

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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. Join us for CRM's newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! Come down and enjoy an evening of Sea…

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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 Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. Tiny Ocean is a mixture of americana, indie folk, folk rock, indie folk. Kierstin Sieser, Jeremy…

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August 2020

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 Now in its 11th year, Thursday’s on the Dock continues to rock the River! Each Thursday night in the summer, the foot of Main Street in Essex is the place to be from 5:30 –7:30 pm. We have a fabulous lineup this year thanks to our presenting sponsor, Prive Swiss Wellness. The Little Big Band includes Piano, Bass, Drums, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 5 Saxophones…

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2020

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Connecticut River Museum’s FOURTH annual downriver paddle regatta to benefit the Museum’s education programs will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 8:00 – 3:00. The Regatta is open to all paddle craft: canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats! This year will feature 1 race route only: Eagle Landing Race: The 9 mile race starts at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and finishes in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. The races are open…

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