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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. Please click HERE to reserve your free seat for Shanties and Sails! To book your sail aboard the Onrust, click on the pink…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in its…

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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 In order to maintain best social distance practices, we will limit the number attending our Thursday On The Dock performances. If you would like to pre-register and save your space on the lawn, please register HERE.  You can also just stop by! The number allowed on the lawn is dictated by CT State regulations. Thank you for your understanding during these uncommon times. Now in…

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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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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 and the band of steady…

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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Authors & Artists Series: Chad Floyd SS United States: Hallmark of Modern Design Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register In an illustrated lecture, Centerbrook Architects Partner Chad Floyd, FAIA, tells the story of the liner SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. Floyd’s lecture describes a remarkable collaboration between the ship’s naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, and its interior designer, Dorothy Marckwald. Launched in 1951, the “Big U” was…

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October 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Andy Fisk – The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Andy Fisk - The Environmental History of the Legislation, Technology, and Politics of Clean Water in the CT River Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Andy Fisk, Executive Director of the CT River Conservancy, presents the story of how New England's citizens, laws, and institutions tackled the work of cleaning the CT River, both before and after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act. Members reserve your spot here. …

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Authors & Artists Series: Erica Cirino “Trashed rivers, seas of plastic: How your habits on land harm the ocean”

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Erica Cirino “Trashed rivers, seas of plastic: How your habits on land harm the ocean” Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00 pm $5.00 Non-Members Members Free Members Click Here to Register The ocean is often depicted as ground zero of the world’s plastic pollution crisis. But it turns out that a minority of plastic in the oceans—about 20 percent—is there as a result of dumping at sea. The vast majority of pollution—about 80 percent—blows from land to sea, or flows into…

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