Autumn Arts Festival

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Summer may be slowly coming to an end, but the stunning beauty of the fall season is upon us. Celebrate those colorful scenes of the season with both outside and … Continue reading

The Great Gatsby at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age, Simon Levy’s play captures the breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the 1920s. 

$55
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Wiggle Worms Storytime

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly play-based music and movement story time for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers (ages 0-3). This story time will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM starting April 5. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. RSVP at 860-767-1560.

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Getting Klimpt Class – at Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

This Fall learn about Gustav Klimt’s unique approach to layering visual beauty in his artwork. We will view images to get a full appreciation of his integration of the decorative … Continue reading

$160

2022 Scarecrow Contest & FestiFALL

Essex Village

Scarecrow Display & Contest Starts October 7th As is annual tradition, the “Scarecrow Lamppost Presentation” - scarecrows created by Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton residents and businesses -  will line the … Continue reading

Free
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Autumn Adventures Story Time

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly story time for children and their caregivers (ages 3-5). This story time will take place every Friday morning at 10:30 AM starting October 7 and ending November 25. Story time will include books, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers to complete together. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Registration strongly suggested. Call 860-767-1560.

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Fall Acrylic Studio

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory. Work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images. Painting demonstrations and instructor painting … Continue reading

$160

Fire Prevention Touch-A-Truck Event

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Fire Prevention Touch-A-Truck, an event in collaboration with Essex Fire Engine Company #1 on October 8 at 10:00 AM. A great opportunity for children to have a hands-on experience meeting firefighters and learn important fire safety information. Fire safety presentation in the library program room followed by a touch-a-truck event in the town hall parking lot. No registration required. Held in-person at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave.

Dogs on the Dock

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum “goes to the dogs” with the Dogs On The Dock parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend … Continue reading

Fluid Art Fun

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

ry your hand at fluid painting! Fluid painting involves layering acrylic paints of different densities and incorporating certain additives which can result in gorgeous combinations of paint, cells, and lacing...or … Continue reading

$65
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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

The Griswold Inn 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

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 … Continue reading

Free
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Wiggle Worms Storytime

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly play-based music and movement story time for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers (ages 0-3). This story time will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM starting April 5. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. RSVP at 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Getting Klimpt Class – at Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

This Fall learn about Gustav Klimt’s unique approach to layering visual beauty in his artwork. We will view images to get a full appreciation of his integration of the decorative … Continue reading

$160
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Teen Advisory Board Informational Meeting

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Teen Advisory Board Informational Meeting, held in-person at the Essex Library on September 14 at 4:00 PM. Teens who are interested in having input on Young Adult aspects of the library can join Teen Advisory Board. Open to teens in Grades 7-12. Held at Essex Library. No registration required.

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Autumn Adventures Story Time

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly story time for children and their caregivers (ages 3-5). This story time will take place every Friday morning at 10:30 AM starting October 7 and ending November 25. Story time will include books, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers to complete together. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Registration strongly suggested. Call 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Fall Acrylic Studio

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory. Work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images. Painting demonstrations and instructor painting … Continue reading

$160

Oil Sticks Intensive

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Experience the liberating feeling as you apply the versatile medium of oil sticks to paper or any surface! Oil sticks are made of pure pigment, wax, linseed or safflower oil, … Continue reading

$90
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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

The Griswold Inn 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

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 … Continue reading

Free
Recurring

Wiggle Worms Storytime

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly play-based music and movement story time for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers (ages 0-3). This story time will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM starting April 5. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. RSVP at 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Getting Klimpt Class – at Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

This Fall learn about Gustav Klimt’s unique approach to layering visual beauty in his artwork. We will view images to get a full appreciation of his integration of the decorative … Continue reading

$160
Recurring

Autumn Adventures Story Time

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly story time for children and their caregivers (ages 3-5). This story time will take place every Friday morning at 10:30 AM starting October 7 and ending November 25. Story time will include books, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers to complete together. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Registration strongly suggested. Call 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Fall Acrylic Studio

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory. Work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images. Painting demonstrations and instructor painting … Continue reading

$160
Recurring

Sea Chanteys at The Gris

The Griswold Inn 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

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 … Continue reading

Free
Recurring

Wiggle Worms Storytime

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly play-based music and movement story time for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers (ages 0-3). This story time will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM starting April 5. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. RSVP at 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Getting Klimpt Class – at Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

This Fall learn about Gustav Klimt’s unique approach to layering visual beauty in his artwork. We will view images to get a full appreciation of his integration of the decorative … Continue reading

$160
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Teen Book Club

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

The first meeting of Teen Book Club (Gr. 7-12) is September 29 at 4 PM. This month we are reading The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Teen Book Club will meet the last Thursday of every month through the school year. Held at Essex Library. Call 860-767-1560 or pick up a copy of the book at the library to register.

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Autumn Adventures Story Time

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly story time for children and their caregivers (ages 3-5). This story time will take place every Friday morning at 10:30 AM starting October 7 and ending November 25. Story time will include books, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers to complete together. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Registration strongly suggested. Call 860-767-1560.

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Teen TGIF

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Teen TGIF, held in-person at the Essex Library on September 30 from 3:30- 4:30 PM. Teens can come socialize and relax at the Essex Library. Open to all teens in Grades 7-12. Held at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave, in Essex. No registration required.

Designing Wire Crocheted Earrings

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Wire is a wonderful material to use for creating unique jewelry pieces. In this fun 3 hour class learn the basic techniques used to crochet with wire. After you’ve had … Continue reading

$80
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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

The Griswold Inn 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

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 … Continue reading

Free

Recurring

Wiggle Worms Storytime

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

New weekly play-based music and movement story time for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers (ages 0-3). This story time will take place every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM starting April 5. Held in-person in the program room at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. RSVP at 860-767-1560.

Recurring

Getting Klimpt Class – at Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

This Fall learn about Gustav Klimt’s unique approach to layering visual beauty in his artwork. We will view images to get a full appreciation of his integration of the decorative … Continue reading

$160

Contact Us






    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 or email Info@EssexCT.com