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April 2022

Introduction to Illustration for Kids at the Essex Library

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 24, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Does your child love to draw? In a two-part series, local author and illustrator Mary Jo Helchowski will help children create their very own children's book. In Session 1, children will learn about what makes an illustration successful, and use what they learn to create their own illustrations. In Session 2, children will learn the steps in the illustration process and see their illustrations from Session 1 come together in a book. Every child will leave with a copy of their own creation to take home.

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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ESSEX LIBRARY RECEIVES SECOND ALA LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES GRANT

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Free

In 2020, the Essex Library was one of 200 libraries across the country selected to receive a grant in the first round of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small & Rural Libraries program. Essex Library was the only library in Connecticut to receive a grant in the first round of funding. The grant enables libraries in small and rural communities to address issues of concern to their community, according to a statement. In the third…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

April 29
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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TEEN DE-STRESS SATURDAYS

April 30 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Teen De-Stress Saturdays, select Saturdays in the spring, held in person at the Essex Library at 12 PM on March 19, April 2, 16, & 30, and May 14 & 28. Each session will feature a nature walk (weather permitting) and a de-stress craft or activity in the library's program room. No registration is required.

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May 2022

Celebrate Spring with Paper Quilling Flowers Workshop

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$74

Create original art with paper quilling that you may frame or apply to greeting cards, gift bags and boxes. It is an art form that employs strips of paper that are wrapped around a quilling tool, glued and then pressed into various shapes. Learn how to fashion these shapes into different types of flowers. It is believed that quilling was first practiced in Ancient Egypt and then was popular in Renaissance France and Italy as well as 18th century England…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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J.McLaughlin Sip, Shop & Celebrate Spring

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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River Cruise Celebration

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$65
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ESTATE PLANNING: PROACTIVE ASSET PROTECTION

May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on planning ahead to protect your assets will be presented by Estate planning attorney Erin Duques at 7 p.m. May 5 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Duques will focus on strategies and tips to put in place right away to protect your life savings. Registration is required.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

May 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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Essex Garden Club May Market

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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May Market is Back!! May 7th, 9am - 1pm, Essex Town Park Your Support Enables Us To Fund Plantings for: •Essex Village Green  •Dickenson Park •Islands in Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton •The Essex Fire Department •Essex Landfill & Recycling Center •Centerbrook Post Office •Essex Town Hall •The Ancient Order of Weeders for Rt 154 Islands  Scholarships, Camperships, Junior Activities & Library Programs Thank you!!!

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J. McLaughlin Mothers Day

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Mother’s Day River Cruises

May 8
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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ROCK GARDENING: REIMAGINING A CLASSIC STYLE FOR TODAY’S GARDEN

May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated talk on contemporary rock garden design will be presented by garden designer and author Joseph Tychonievich at 7 p.m. on May 10 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Tychonievich’s focus will be on techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top rock garden plants. Registration is required.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

May 13
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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MUSICAL MORNING WITH COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

May 14 @ 10:30 am
Free

Musical Morning, an event in collaboration with Community Music School, held in-person at the Essex Library on May 14 at 10:30 AM. See and hear some instruments in real life! No registration required.

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TEEN DE-STRESS SATURDAYS

May 14 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Teen De-Stress Saturdays, select Saturdays in the spring, held in person at the Essex Library at 12 PM on March 19, April 2, 16, & 30, and May 14 & 28. Each session will feature a nature walk (weather permitting) and a de-stress craft or activity in the library's program room. No registration is required.

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First Time Home Buyer Seminar

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Essex Indoor Golf, 23 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT United States
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Essex Savings Bank is hosting a First Time Home Buyer Seminar May 16th, 2022 at Essex Indoor Golf from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Due to limited space, RSVP is requested. This event is great to share with new realtors, potential buyers or even seasoned realtors looking to get a refresher on the mortgage side of the buying process. The seminar also includes guest speakers representing the realtor, home inspection and closing attorney perspective. An overview of the seminar is included below…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Native Gardens at the Ivoryton Playhouse

May 19 - June 12
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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$55

What divides us and what do we share? A love of gardening, maybe? It is said that fences make for good neighbors but in this case, it just makes things worse. Frank Butley’s symmetrical rows of pruned shrubs or Tania Del Valle’s unruly, organic native garden? Which will win when gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

May 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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KINDNESS ROCK PAINTING AFTERNOON

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Kindness Rock Painting Afternoon, held in-person at the Essex Library on May 21 at 2:00 PM. Join Essex Library staff for an afternoon of painting kindness rocks to spread pops of color and joy throughout the Essex Community. Register at 860-767-1560.

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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FINAL EXAM SURVIVAL KIT EVENT

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Essex Library will host a Final Exam Survival Kit Event on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 3:30-4:30 PM. Teens! Feeling stressed about finals? Come pick up a final exam survival kit to make exam season a bit more bearable, and spend some time with local, licensed therapy dog Louie the Labrador. Kits are made possible by a generous donation from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County's Peach Pit Foundation Grant to spread kindness and joy throughout Essex. This in-person program…

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DYSTOPIAN READER’S SOCIETY: A TEEN BOOK CLUB

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The next meeting of Essex Library’s Dystopian Reader’s Society Teen Book Club (Gr. 7-12) is May 26 at 4 PM. The book for the May discussion is Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Each month we will meet to discuss a different Dystopian Fiction novel. Books will be available May 2. This in-person book club is free and open to all teens in grades 7-12. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 or see https://www.youressexlibrary.org/teens/. The…

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Our Constitution: A Conversation In Three Parts

May 26 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 10, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Three free talks on the U.S. Constitution exploring its history, current issues and future will be offered by historian and journalist Sam Tanenhaus and Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar, 7 p.m. May 26, June 2 and June 9 at the Essex Library. Registration is requested.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

May 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

Find out more »

TEEN DE-STRESS SATURDAYS

May 28 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Teen De-Stress Saturdays, select Saturdays in the spring, held in person at the Essex Library at 12 PM on March 19, April 2, 16, & 30, and May 14 & 28. Each session will feature a nature walk (weather permitting) and a de-stress craft or activity in the library's program room. No registration is required.

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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June 2022

Our Constitution: A Conversation In Three Parts

June 2 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 10, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Three free talks on the U.S. Constitution exploring its history, current issues and future will be offered by historian and journalist Sam Tanenhaus and Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar, 7 p.m. May 26, June 2 and June 9 at the Essex Library. Registration is requested.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

June 3
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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Family Game Day at Essex Library

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Family game-day, held in-person at the Essex Library on June 4 from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Visit while the library is open and play games. Board games will be provided, but families can bring their favorite board or card games to share. Open to families with children and teens of all ages. Held at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave, in Essex. No registration required.

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Creating Frameable Art with Sea Glass Workshop

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

Create a one of a kind sea glass art piece using sea glass from the Connecticut Shore.  In this workshop you will be inspired with many ideas whether you want to make a beach themed picture, family picture, poem / Scripture verse or have another unique idea, this class provides you with everything you need. Fish, frogs, seahorses, dogs, cats, flowers, animals, butterflies can be created with sparkling sea glass into a framed work of art. Come and enjoy this…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Social Security 101 Zoom Workshop

June 7 @ 4:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on social security benefits will be presented by Social Security Administration Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist Benjamin Rhodes at 4 p.m. on June 7, hosted on Zoom by the Essex Library. Rhodes will focus on early retirement benefits, qualifying for disability, survivors or spouse benefits. Registration required. www.youressexlibrary.org or 860-767-1560. 

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Our Constitution: A Conversation In Three Parts

June 9 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 10, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Three free talks on the U.S. Constitution exploring its history, current issues and future will be offered by historian and journalist Sam Tanenhaus and Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar, 7 p.m. May 26, June 2 and June 9 at the Essex Library. Registration is requested.

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

June 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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CT Sea Music Festival

June 10 - June 13

What was known as the Sea Music Festival of Mystic for 40 years has found a new home in Essex. The weekend celebration will feature concerts, pub sings, storytelling, demonstrations of traditional sailors' arts and skills, workshops, boating excursions and more! Mark your calendar! Friday, June 10th through Monday, June 13th Venues throughout Essex Village

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Author Talk: The British Raid on Essex

June 13 @ 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

A free, illustrated talk on the history of the British Raid on Essex in 1814 will be presented by author Jerry Roberts at 4 p.m. June 13, at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Roberts will focus on the research undertaken and history of the battle from both the British and American perspectives.

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

June 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green

June 18 @ 10:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
Essex Town Green, 12 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce the 2022 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival.  There will be visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay and and Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters. It is a two-day Outdoor Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green, Essex, Connecticut. Sat, June 18 (10-5pm); Sun, June 19 (11-5pm) Essex Town Green, 12 Main Street, Essex CT

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Shanties & Sails: Skylark

June 21 @ 5:30 pm
$25

Shanties & Sails is back! Come down and enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. You want to be on deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. Thank You to our Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

June 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2026

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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Jazzy Juneteenth River Cruise

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$75

Come along for a Jazz Dinner Cruise aboard the RiverQuest. Price includes food and one complementary drink. Vocals by  Michael Dunham. Food by Berkins on Main and Brown Butter. Cash Bar // Live Music // Comfortably Festive Attire RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE  

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 1, 2024

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Shanties & Sails: Johnson Girls

June 28 @ 5:30 pm
$25

Shanties & Sails are back! Enjoy an evening of Sea Shanties. Hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. A big Thank You to Shanties & Sails sponsor Privé Swiss Wellness for their generous support! Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  $25. Sail aboard the Onrust with the performers!

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