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March 2019

Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

March 1, 2019 - February 4, 2020
Essex Paint and Sip, 12 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons. Guests can produce their own works of art while guided by the skilled hands of one of the many local artists on staff. As aspiring Da Vinci's paint scenes of the river, landscapes, or their own pet, they can enjoy a wide selection of wines and beer available during each session. Afterwards, guests can leave with a work of art in-hand and the knowledge that their leftover paint won't destroy the picturesque…

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July 2019

Onrust Sails

July 1 - August 31
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$12 – $33

Onrust is a 53' gaff rigged and auxillary engine powered replica of Adriaen block’s vessel - one of the first western style ships built in the new world, and the first ever to sail up the Connecticut river! Join us for a sail on the historical and scenic Connecticut river Thursday 2:00pm & 6:00pm Friday 2:00pm & 6:00pm Saturday 2:00pm & 6:00pm (July & August Thursday - Saturday 4:00 pm) Sunday 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm $28 - adult daytime cruise $12…

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Kate’s Camp for Kids Summer Programming

July 8 - August 31
The Kate, 300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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$295

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Community Music School are partnering again for the seventh year under the umbrella of their performing arts summer camp, “Kate’s Camp for Kids,” to present a full summer of programming. This exciting program takes place at The Kate, 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, and runs for five week-long sessions from 9am to 5pm beginning July 8, 2019. Launched in 2013, Kate’s Camp for Kids is a performing arts camp for children ages…

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Nature Art Camp for Young Artists

July 22 - July 26
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Dive into our fun and inspiring summer nature art camp! July 22-26, 2019 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) for ages 7-11. Explore sketching floral and landscape drawing as you create a diverse selection of pieces. Use your developing observational skills and beginning basic drawing and sculpting techniques for this year’s fun projects: Busy Little Beehive Sculpture, Nature Rocks, Magic Tree Collaborative, Birds & Branches/Nature’s Paint Brushes. Leave your cares behind and enjoy learning new skills as you make lasting friendships. Participants spend fun summer days…

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Myths and Legends Exhibit

July 23 - October 14
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Myths and Legends exhibit explores centuries of folklore that have defined the Connecticut River Valley region. Discover some of the extraordinary legends from the Connecticut River Valley and learn how the Charter Oak tree became a symbol of Connecticut’s bravado and independence. Peer into Powers of Darkness through stories that show the darker side of life along the River. See how lack of understanding about transmittable diseases spurred tales of vampirism in a small New England town and the…

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Deep River Cemetery Tour

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5

Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout and Deep River Historical Society Curator Rhonda Forristall and explore the Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River. The tour will highlight the legend of XYZ bank robber and the mysterious woman who visited his grave. Be prepared to learn about other curiosities and notables buried there! 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. Space is limited - preregistration is required. $5 non members FREE to members of…

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Essex Art Association’s Summer 2019 Juried Show “Converge”

July 27 - August 17
10 North Main Street, 10 North Main Street
Essex, CT United States
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The Essex Art Association is holding its second juried exhibit of the 2019 Season. The theme for this exhibition is “Converge.” Our exhibition chair, Lee Bardenheuer explained the theme this way,“Your sources are virtually without limit and a matter of your choice. Gather your favorites, put them on the end of your brush and share them with the world.” Because juried shows are judged for entry as well as awards they are as known venues for displaying high quality artwork.…

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August 2019

Onrust Brunch

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$28

Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout on a morning sail on the Onrust. Discover the Myths and Legends of the Connecticut River Valley and enjoy the sights of the river. Light continental style breakfast will be served.

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Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email message@experienceessex.com