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June 2021

Homeschool Program: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Connecticut River Museum: Navigation Skills and Onrust Sail Learn how to read charts to navigate the waterways. Older children complete a series of navigational challenges. Younger children learn to read a chart and use a compass. All participants take a hands-on sail aboard the Onrust. Click Here to Register!

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Shanties & Sails: June 15 – Geoff Kaufman

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shanties & Sails: June 15 - Geoff Kaufman Tuesday, June 15, 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 date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties &…

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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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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 date to ensure compliance with the State of CT. Shanties…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Dixie Jazz 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 Dixie Jazz Band Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Little Big Band Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still…

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August 2021

Thursdays on the Dock: Eight to the Bar

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Eight to the Bar Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Mama Train Jazz Band

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Mama Train Jazz Band Thursday, August 12, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will continue to limit the number attending our Thursdays on the Dock performances. The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Contact information (name and phone number/email) will be taken as you enter our property. Thank you for your understanding. Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are…

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