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August 2020

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 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. New Haven based quartet "JSB" (shortened for The John Spignesi Band) is a group…

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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 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 Meadows Brothers music exists in the spaces between a rock&roll band that writes…

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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 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. Old Dog New Trick is an increasingly popular local talent that sprang onto…

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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 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. Born out of a mutual respect for all things auditory and a humble appreciation for…

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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 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 United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform…

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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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November 2020

First Tuesday Talks – Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut – The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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First Tuesday Talks - Renee Tribert and Preservation Connecticut - The Historic Mills of the CT River Valley Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Join the Preservation Connecticut organization for a discussion and film about the historic mills in and around the Connecticut River and Valley. PURCHASE TICKETSMembers reserve your spot here.    Image Courtesy of Preservation Connecticut

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