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Connecticut River Museum is well known for its wonderful and educational events and exhibitions. Please view all the upcoming happenings taking place by the Connecticut River this season.

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July 2019

After-Care for Summer Adventure Camps

July 9 - September 23
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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After-Care is available for all campers participating in our Summer Adventure Camps. After-Care is $50 per child for each week. After-Care is available Monday - Thursday. Each weekly day camp runs from 9:00-4:00. If you require an extended day for your child, please register for After-Care. If you are booking more than one week of camp, please book After-Care for each week that you need. CLICK HER TO REGISTER

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August 2019

River Monsters and other Fish Tales

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Hear Connecticut River Conservancy Executive Director Andy Fisk share his story of Connie the River Monster.  See firsthand proof of her existence and learn of other legendary fish tales. Prior to joining CRC in May 2011, Andy served as Director of the Land and Water Quality Bureau at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for seven years. As Maine’s land and water quality director, Andy had extensive experience with a range of state and federal environmental quality statutes. He worked…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Rick Spencer

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. New England Cider Company is our Featured Tasting this evening. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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Thursdays on the Dock – Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River.  Food with Porky Pete’s BBQ. Complimentary massages with Prive-Swiss Wellness. August 29 Features Ramblin’ Dan Stevens Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. Thursdays on the Dock is Sponsored by Prive-Swiss Wellness.

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September 2019

Thursdays on the Dock – Small Pond All Stars

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Small Pond All Stars and drinks tasting with Two Roads Brewing Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend.  The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River. Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 5 through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. In addition to the lively music and drinks tastings, a cash bar is available. …

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Moodus Noises Hike at Machimoodus

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Machimoodus State Park, 128 Leesville Road
Moodus, CT 06469 United States
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$5 – $10

Join Connecticut River Museum Coordinator of Education and Naturalist, Steve Sarnoski and town resident Alison Guiness for a hike at Machimoodus State Park. Visit the areas where the famed Moodus Noises have originated and learn the stories behind what causes them. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Space is limited. Preregistration required. Both Members and Non Members – Please print out your receipt to present for admission. CLICK HER TO REGISTER

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October 2019

Dogs on the Docks

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $15

The waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will once again be “going to the dogs” with the commencement of the 15th Annual “Dogs On The Dock” parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain or shine. Dog participant registration starts at 1:00 pm followed by a blessing of the dogs and the lawn parade at 2:00 pm and then individual canine competitions in categories such as best costume, best nautical costume, best owner…

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