New Year's Day
Jazz Brunch
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
11 am - 2 pm
C.K. Pearl Restaurant
112 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
New Year's Day Jazz Brunch - Kick off the new year with a leisurely jazz brunch overlooking the Essex River – featuring a modern, eclectic and delicious take on fresh New England fare and live music! Reservations recommended. Call 978-890-7378.
 
Blackwood/March
Fine Arts Auction
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
(Severe weather date:
Thursday, January 3rd)
FREE Preview 3 - 5 pm
Auction Begins at 5 pm
The Essex Room
119 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Blackwood/March Fine Arts Auction - Join renowned auctioneer, Michael March at an auction of fine art: Collections of American paintings with an emphasis on New England painters, a wide selection of estate 19th and 20th century prints, Japanese artworks, and tribal carpets make for an auction sale well worth attending.

A catalog of the items to be sold is online at www.blackwoodauction.com/january-2019-auction/. For consignment information please call Michael March at 978-768-6943 or email michael@blackwoodauction.com

Genetically Modified Food:
Fact and Fiction
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11 am - 12 pm
T.O.H.P. Burnham
Public Library

3rd Floor Auditorium
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)
Genetically Modified Food: Fact and Fiction - Professor Mike Cross will explain the modifications that we make to our food - from traditional breeding, x-ray mutations, to genetic modifications and which modifications are legally considered GMO. Cross is well known for his entertaining and educational programs! The audience will be invited to play "GMO: Yes or No" and to guess whether plants and animals are truly a GMO or not. The program will conclude with a discussion of some of the myths about GMOs.

For more information, contact April Wanner at 978-768-7410 or awanner@essexpl.org.

Be sure to check out the library's website for more special events!

Library Book Club
Thursday, January 17, 2019
9 - 10 am
T.O.H.P. Burnham
Public Library

30 Martin Street
(Route 22)
Library Book Club - Everyone is welcome at the book group to discuss, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. Good conversation and coffee.

For more information, contact April Wanner at 978-768-7410 or awanner@essexpl.org.

Be sure to check out the library's website for more special events!

Book Reading: Let's Go!
Animal Tracks in the Snow
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
3:30 pm
T.O.H.P. Burnham
Public Library

30 Martin Street
(Route 22)
Book Reading: Let's Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow - Don't miss this special event with Essex resident and author Diane Polley as she reads her Cape Ann Reads award winning picture book, "Let's Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow!" Join us as Diane reads her delightful picture book and enjoy crafts, special activities and hot cocoa. Ages 3 and older.

Please RSVP to April Wanner at 978-768-7410 or awanner@essexpl.org.

Be sure to check out the library's website for more special events!

 
Frame Up to Fit Out:
An Informal Lecture Series
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Frame Up to Fit Out: An Informal Lecture Series - Join us for a series of talks by Justin Demitri on topics surrounding the shipbuilding and sailing industries.

$10 for adults. Children are FREE!

For more information, call 978-768-7514.

 
Pound n' Pour
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
4x4 Fitness Pro
1 Scott's Way
 
Pound n' Pour - Come MAKE SOME NOISE with us and kick off 2019! We will be hosting a 45 minute POUND exercise class, followed by an outing to The Farm Bar and Grille to mix and mingle with new friends and old friends!

$25 per person
Price includes class and one drink! (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)

 
Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser
Sunday, January 27, 2019
4 - 8 pm
Windward Grille
109 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser - The Lufkin family, in conjunction with the Windward Grille, is hosting a fabulous, fun evening to benefit the Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will feature a cash bar, food, music, a silent auction and raffles.

Tickets are $25 per person and will be available at the door on the night of the event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a recent Manchester Essex Regional School District graduate pursuing higher education in a field that has a direct effect on children.

Sarah Lufkin, the scholarship's namesake, passed away in 1997 from acute lymphocytic leukemia. In 1994, after two years of treatment, she was well enough to return to Salem State College part-time to continue her studies in early childhood education. Sarah later came out of remission and passed away after receiving an ineffective marrow transplant in March 1997.

Donations of goods and services for the raffle and silent auction are still being accepted. To make a donation, call Sue Lufkin at 978-768-7122, Kim Lufkin Williams at 978-853-0845, or Laurie Lufkin at 978-985-6532..

 
Sound Healing Meditation
with Joe Hayes:
A Mid-Winter Celebration
Sunday, January 27, 2019
4:30 - 6 pm
True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Sound Healing Meditation with Joe Hayes: A Mid-Winter Celebration - Come join us as Joe Hayes of SoundScapers builds a temple of therapeutic sound and tone in this group sound healing practice. Be bathed in sacred chant, guided imagery, the didgeridoo, the shruti box, and a full complement of quartz, fusion, and Tibetan sound bowls in a deeply therapeutic, community-based, profoundly relaxing 90 minute practice. You'll feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and literally re-tuned! Sound healing, an ancient protocol of wellness, is now undergoing a global renaissance as people discern its many benefits.

$30 (Register early, this event can sell out). Chairs provided; feel free to bring a seat cushion and blanket for your comfort.

"Everyone has a vibration that is a signature of their health and well-being. Similar to a musical instrument that can fall out of tune, our bodies can also fall out of vibrational harmony and develop illness. Sound and vibration can be used to re-tune and return us to health. One of the most powerful modalities for this is the use of singing bowls...."

– Suren Shrestha, traditional Himalayan sound therapist
How to Heal with Singing Bowls

Click here to register >

 
Wedding and Home Buying Expo
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5 - 8 pm
The Essex Room at Woodman's
119 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Wedding and Home Buying Expo - Hosted by The Essex Room - Come chat with your wedding planner and Realtor all in one night! Take the opportunity to speak with the professionals about all aspects of home ownership including down payment myths (you can afford more than you think!), the value of using a Realtor(R), home inspection process, keeping your home safe for years to come, and all the closing details, all while exploring the affordable elegance that The Essex Room has to offer!

Churchill Properties, Servpro of Danvers/Ipswich, Bella Design, Salem Five Bank, United Van Lines, Kallman Legal Group PLLC.

 
Frame Up to Fit Out:
An Informal Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Frame Up to Fit Out: An Informal Lecture Series - Join us for a series of talks by Justin Demitri on topics surrounding the shipbuilding and sailing industries.

$10 for adults. Children are FREE!

For more information, call 978-768-7514.

 
Drawing Instruction
for the Curious Beginner
with Jess Yurwitz
6 Two-hour Classes: Tuesdays January 8 - February 12, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rivers and Roads
57 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Drawing Instruction for the Curious Beginner with Jess Yurwitz - Learn basic drawing techniques and increase your creative confidence in a supportive and exciting environment. You will train your mind to see the world in new ways and capture your unique perspective on paper. Yes! Even you can draw with the guidance of Essex resident, Jess Yurwitz!

$25 per session or $125 for all six. Financial aid and senior discounts available.

Details and registration >

 
Intentional Journaling
with Barb Parker
6 Two-hour Classes: Thursdays January 17 - February 21, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Rivers and Roads
57 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Intentional Journaling with Barb Parker - Each week will bring new explorations such as creative writing prompts, poetry selection and uses, multi media artwork or even typing something meaningful on an old typewriter. The conversation, inspiration and time you spend connecting with your buried self and others will be something you look forward to every week!

$60 for all six classes

Details and registration >

Cape Ann Winter Birding
Boat Trip
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8 am - 1 pm
Inclement weather date:
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Cape Ann

Leaving from
7 Seas Whale Watch
7 Seas Wharf
Gloucester

SOLD OUT! Cape Ann Winter Birding Boat Trip - Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce as they visit one of New England’s most productive marine habitats: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This a special opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to join expert guides migratory seabirds only during this time of year.

Space is limited - sign up today by calling Kerry at 978-768-1601.

Birdwatchers from New England and beyond flock to Cape Ann to participate in the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend each year. Although we are not doing the full weekend in 2018, weather permitting, we are hosting the Winter Birding Boat Trip, aboard the Privateer IV, with 7 Seas Whale Watch. Afterwards, we will reserve a room at the Gloucester House restaurant for you to sit and discuss your findings from the trip. You may order off of the regular menu. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip.

Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of Winter Seabirds, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is planning a morning at sea which will delight all levels of Birders. Expert Guides will help you identify the winter birds you will see. In doing the boat trip in March, we hope to see some of the early Spring migrant birds, such as Fulmars, and we hope to see some whales too- Right and Humpback in particular! (Please note: the decision to journey to Stellwagen will be the sole choice of the Captain, who will make his decison based on weather and sea conditions at the time of sailing. If we do not go to Stellwagen, the captain will determine where the trip will take place- the inner harbor, outer harbor, etc.)

On this trip we will be visiting one of New England’s most productive marine habitats: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Stellwagen Bank is probably best known for its large concentrations of whales (Humpback and Finback especially) which attract tens-of-thousands of eager whale watchers each Spring through Fall. But the activity continues all year long! Even in Winter many species of marine wildlife can be seen, and while this trip will focus primarily on the birds of Stellwagen Bank, the possibility certainly exists that we may sight non-avian marine wildlife as well… including whales just returning from the Caribbean!

This a special opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to join expert guides on a tour of one of New England’s most productive marine habitats at a time when most other passenger vessels have closed down for the year. The possibilities of what we might see on this winter boat trip are endless, but in the five years we have been running this trip we have seen:

Black-legged Kittiwakes, Iceland gulls, Glaucous gulls, Razorbills, Dovekies, Common murres, Thick-billed murres, Atlantic puffins, Common eiders, King eiders, Long-tailed ducks, all three scoter species, Greater scaup, Northern gannets, Buffleheads, Common loons, Red-throated loons, Horned grebes, Red-necked grebes, and even a Snowy owl just to name a few! (I’m still hoping for that Great Skua!)

The cost for this wonderful excursion is $75 per person.

 
Friday Fly Tying Evenings
1st Fridays:
September 7, 2018
- April 5, 2019
6 - 8 pm
Rivers and Roads
57 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Friday Fly Tying Evenings - Once a month September through April we will meet and learn from and teach each other tying techniques, new patterns or just share stories as well tie our favorite flies for next season. We will meet the last Friday of each month from 6-8 PM upstairs in the barn. Plenty of space to spread out your vise, materials and pattern books. FREE to all tiers beginner to expert. Drop in once or every Friday you can make it.
 
Memorial Park Project Kickoff
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7 - 11 pm
The Lobster Trap Pub
at
Woodman's
125 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Memorial Park Project Kickoff - Join us for "First Pitch", a kick-off fundraiser and help us make our vision a reality for the Town of Essex! The Friends of Memorial Park Improvement Project are raising funds to begin the first phase of renovating Memorial Park. This includes adding much needed dugouts, fencing, netting, and seating to the fields, as well as to upgrade the current Veteran's memorial behind home plate. Board member, Eric Gjerde, of Seaglass Architecture has created plans to do this while keeping in mind the beauty, integrity and environmental qualities of the property.

- Food generously donated by Essex restaurants:
Woodman's, The Blue Marlin, The Windward, Essex Pizza and more!
- Live Acoustic Music and DJ
- Musical Bingo
- Raffles
- Prizes

Silent Auction items generously donated by the local community.

Click to purchase tickets: http://buytickets.at/memorialparkproject/240319

 
2019 Scholarship Day/Night
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
11:30 am - 9 pm
C.K. Pearl Restaurant
112 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
2019 Scholarship Day/Night - On behalf of the Woodman Family and the Mr. and Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship, please join us for our Annual Scholarship Day/Night. Co-hosting the night once again is C.K. Pearl (who will once again donate 10 percent of the day's profits to the Scholarship.

Help us keep Dexter and Gini's legacy of community and education first continue to support students from Manchester Essex Regional Middle/High School and through Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Essex Lions, MA Restaurant Association (MRA), North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Prep@Pingree and Root.

Call 978-890-7378 to make your reservation.
For more information go to www.woodmanscholarship.org

 
Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 6, 2019
1 - 3 pm
Centennial Grove
Centennial Grove Road
 
Spring Egg Hunt - Join us for the annual Spring Egg Hunt. This year the event will be held at Centennial Grove beginning at 1 pm. There will be three age categories - 0-5; 6-11 and 12+. Questions? sslater@essexma.org. Register at http://bit.ly/2H4ytLR.
 
Kite Day at Cogswell's Grant
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11 am - 4 pm
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
Kite Day at Cogswell's Grant - Come fly a kite at Cogswell's Grant! Bring your own kite or build one of your own, and watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England. Archie Stewart of Kite Education teaches a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kites and learn how to fly them. Thanks also to Woodman's of Essex who will again be serving up free clam chowder!

Supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

$10 for kite-making workshop
FREE for flyers and spectators

Registration is recommended for the workshop only.
Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.
Click for details >

 
4x4 Book Club
Last Wednesday of the month, beginning January 30, 2019
7 pm
4x4 Fitness Pro
1 Scott's Way
 
4x4 Book Club - As healthcare professionals, 4x4 Fitness Pro recognizes that health and wellness involves more than just exercise and nutrition. We all require a strong social network, as well as time for our minds to rest. Reading is a wonderful way to strengthen our minds and give ourselves much needed breaks. Fun games, trivia, and light food/drinks at each meeting! Join us as we start up our official Book Club reading, A Man called Ove this month. Fun games, trivia, food, drinks, and friends! You will also have the opportunity to casually chat with healthcare providers and receive Dietician approved recipes that are fast and simple for weeknights!

Email 4x4fitnesspro@gmail.com if you would like to join us! We can lend you a copy of this month's book too!

 
2018 Film and Lecture Series:
The Confluence of Land and Water
Begins Thursday,
January 24, 2019
Events take place at various
Greenbelt properties
 
The Confluence of Land and Water- Don't miss the Greenbelt's exciting 2019 film and lecture series, titled, The Confluence of Land and Water. The first event, a Conservation Science Panel, opens the series on January 24th.

Details on series events >

 
ArtTalk: Conversations
with Essex Artists
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 am Coffee, Cinnamon Rolls
10 am - 12 pm ArtTalk
Essex Town Hall
3rd Floor Auditorium
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)
 
ArtTalk: Conversations with Essex Artists- Get to know a diverse group of artists in the Essex River Cultural District as they share thoughts on their creative process, inspirations and influences in a casual, moderated conversation with audience Q&A. Free admission.

ArtTalk moderator: Karen Ristuben

9:30 am - 10 am
Complimentary Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls by Ripple on the Water

10 am - 10:50 am - Artist Panel 1:
Erica Funkhouser, Poet
Susan Guest-McPhail, Mixed Media
James McLeod, Bubble Factory Glass
Chris Williams, Sculptor

11 am - Noon - Artist Panel 2
Essex Art Collective, Mixed Media, featuring members:
Melissa Glorieux
Jen Groeber
Mallie Pratt
Jen Romans
Margaret Sweet
Alison Taylor

Noon
Following ArtTalk, complimentary clam chowder by Woodman's of Essex will be served.

Free Parking at Essex Town Hall and in the adjacent Municipal Parking Lot behind the Essex Fire Department.

This special event is hosted by the Essex River Cultural District and is part of Massachusetts ArtWeek, an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences throughout the state that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

 
FRESH
Essex Art Collective Exhibit
Opening Party:
Friday, May 10, 2019
6 pm

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10 am - 5 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)

 
FRESH - Essex Art Collective Exhibit - Come see FRESH new works by Essex Art Collective: women artists who collaborate in artistic endeavors and inspire each other to create paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media works and photography. Group Members Alison Taylor, Jen Grober, Jen Romans, Kristen Wilson, Mallie Pratt, Margaret Sweet, Melissa Glorieux, Naomi Chapman, Rosie Winthrop and Wrenn Bartlett invite you to the art show!
 
Mother's Day Weekend
River Cruises

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Scenic Tour 1 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019
10:30 am
Coffee and Muffin Cruise

Essex River Cruises and Charters
35 Dodge Street

 
Mother's Day Weekend River Cruises - The #1 Thing to Do in Essex by TripAdvisor cruises into another season - giving people an experience they will talk about for years. Treat Mom to a memorable trip down the Essex River. Enjoy a cruise before or after a delicious meal at Woodman's of Essex. Combine a tour with a visit to Essex Shipbuilding Museum or take the self-guided Historic Essex Walking Tour. Shop art and antique stores or stop in a farm stand or clam shack.

Please call to book or book online.978-768-6981

 
Notch Biergarten under The Tent at Woodman's
Sundays and Wednesdays
Beginning Sunday, May 12, 2019
12 - 6 pm
Woodman's
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Notch Biergarten under The Tent at Woodman's - Woodman's is partnering with Notch Brewing of Salem to offer their delicious, locally brewed craft beer selection on Sundays and Wednesdays at the Tent behind Woodman's that overlooks the Essex River and salt marsh. Have a great meal and enjoy a local session beer, as you watch an incredible sunset.
 
Birding with Buchsbaum
Manchester-Essex
Conservation Trust

Sunday, May 12, 2019
3 - 5 pm
Wilderness Conservation
Area Gateway
School Street
at Old School Street
Manchester, MA
 
Birding with Buchsbaum - Manchester Essex Conservation Trust invites you to a Mother's Day birding with naturalist Robert Buchsbaum and other birders. Find nesting birds and migrant visitors by sight and by songs. Binoculars essential. Stay as long as you like, as we wander the trails of the Wilderness Conservation Area. FREE!

Questions? email: conserve@mect.org.

FREE!

 
The Birds at Cogswell's Grant
Monday, May 13, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
The Birds at Cogswell's Grant - With 165 acres of grasslands, salt marshes, and woodlands, Cogswell's Grant is a treasure trove for birders. Join Dr. David Weaver, naturalist at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, for an introduction to the wide variety of species and habitats on the farm.

During a relaxing walk, explore the many aids to field identification, identify birds by their vocalizations, and discuss breeding behavior.

Please bring binoculars. Coffee and refreshments available. The house will be open for a brief tour.

$14 Nonmembers

Advance tickets recommended.
Buy tickets online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2771/3190
Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.

 
Plant Something!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Don't Just Stand There...Plant Something! - Essex residents and businesses are encouraged to take part in the state-wide initiative, Plant Something. See www.plantsomethingma.org for more about the fun and benefits of gardening.
 
Greenbelt's Annual Meeting
and Creative Potluck Supper
Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6 pm Potluck Supper
7 pm Meeting/Election/Awards
Cox Reservation
Essex County
Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Greenbelt's Annual Meeting and Creative Potluck Supper - Come early to the Cox Reservation to help celebrate the Greenbelt's successes and ongoing campaigns!

More details to come.

* Please consider bringing your favorite dish to share.

Essex River Race
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Check-in begins 7 am
First Heat Starts 9 am

Finish Line Facilities Open
10:30 am

Launch at
Riversbend Restaurant
35 Dodge Street
Essex River Race is a 5.5+ mile open water event from the Essex River at Route 133 in Essex, out behind the barrier beaches of Ipswich and back. Participants row or paddle small boats through one of the most scenic tidal areas in New England. The Essex River Race is open to all seaworthy human-powered rowing and paddle boats. Serious racers are allowed and encouraged, within the guidelines of safety and sportsmanship, to push one another to their limits. Casually oriented participants are equally welcome, and may cover the course in a more relaxed fashion. No rain date. There is always an event. Awards will be given!

Cheer on the racers from the Essex Causeway, Greenbelt's Cox Reservation or Conomo Point.

Register early! Race is capped at 180 boats. No walk-ins on race day. For more information visit www.blackburnchallenge.com/ERR_Race_Info.html

See photos of past Essex River Races on our facebook page!

 
Artists' Plein Air Day
at Cogswell’s Grant
Saturday, May 18, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
Artists' Plein Air Day at Cogswell's Grant - Calling all painters: come to Cogswell's Grant for a day of plein air painting. Join fellow artists from all over the North Shore to paint beautiful vistas including the Essex River and the Great Marsh, farm fields and landscapes, and 18th-century historic house and barns.

Complimentary beverages and snacks. Stay and tour the museum, which features one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art.

FREE!

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.

 
Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 am - 1 pm
Cox Reservation
Essex County
Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Birds, Bees, Butterflies - Family Nature Series - Celebrate and learn about honey bees, butterflies and the other pollinators so important to our flowers and food supply on May 18th, Family Pollinator Day.

Taste honey, watch honeybees at work from a Glass Observation Hive, record an interview with Story Corps, see a beeswax candle-making demo, catch bugs to study in the field, and celebrate and learn about the pollinators that are so important to our flowers and food supply...including helping to bring us chocolate and coffee! FREE!

 
Essex Clam Basket Making Workshop
Sunday, May 19, 2019
10 am -3 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex Clam Basket Making Workshop - Make your own traditional Essex Clam Basket! The workshop will be lead by master basket maker Billy Ray Sims. Baskets will be constructed from white oak, cane, and wire using traditional methods.

Open to adults and children ages 12 and up. Coffee and beverages provided; bring a brown bag lunch. The workshop is free with a $65 materials charge.

Made possible by a grant from Essex County Cultural Fund.

 
Wild Edibles Walk
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6 - 8 pm
Cox Reservation
Essex County
Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Wild Edibles Walk - Enjoy nibbling on edible plants at Cox Reservation with local expert Russ Cohen. You'll learn to identify common species in this area and explore the wild edibles to be found along the marsh. FREE!

Russ' book, Wild Plants I Have Known and Eaten, will be available for purchase for $15. Cohen, one of New England's foremost edibles experts, regularly lectures and teaches people how to forage safely on our local landscape. Cohen first compiled decades of learning, practicing and teaching about wild food foraging into a book in 2004. Over 6000 copies later, Cohen's following is stronger than ever.

 
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019
9 am, in front of Town Hall
Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Downtown Essex
 
Essex Memorial Day Parade - Don’t miss the small town charm of a Memorial Day Parade in Essex. The parade begins at 9 am and progresses to the Town Cemetery for a military rifle salute to our country’s war veterans and then up Main Street to the Causeway Bridge. Town officials lead the parade followed by members of the school band and various athletic organizations. Norman Rockwell couldn’t have painted a better picture than our parade coming down Main Street.
 
Creating an Angel Crystal Grid with Elizabeth Foley
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7 - 8:30 pm
True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Creating an Angel Crystal Grid with Elizabeth Foley - Creating your own angel crystal grid can help with creating a beautiful angelic and peaceful energy in your home or workspace. It can also help with divine communication and angelic connection. Easy and fun to create by combining crystals, feathers and sacred geometry. All materials will be provided.

$37 includes crystals

Click here to register >

 
A Night at the Speakeasy
Thursday, May 30, 2019
7 pm
C.K. Pearl Restaurant
112 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
A Night at the Speakeasy - Throw on your 1920’s best and celebrate C.K. Pearl's 5th Birthday! Join us for a speakeasy themed night of cocktails, live music, great food and secret prizes! Call 978-890-7378 for more details.
 
Launch of a Traditional Essex
Clam Skiff
Friday, May 31, 2019
10 am
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Launch of a Traditional Essex Clam Skiff - Join us in the shipyard at high tide for the launch! The skiff is a re-creation of a traditional Essex Clam Skiff and a collaboration between ESM under the guidance and instruction of our staff boatbuilder Jeff Lane, and the Topsfield Vocational Academy.

More About the Clam Skiff Project >

 
Tiny Tykes Soccer
Begins Sunday, April 28, 2019
through Sunday, June 9, 2019
Memorial Park
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)
 
Tiny Tykes Soccer - Join Essex Youth Commission for fun on the field. TinyTykes is an exciting child development program delivered through soccer. Our soccer and child development professionals have designed an innovative curriculum that takes children on 'Immersive Interactive Adventures' through fun and exciting themes. It is through these semi-structured adventures that every child has the ability to build their own experiences and be introduced to the basic skills needed in soccer; motor, social, and psychological skills. It combines soccer and adventure in a way that keeps your children entertained and enthused to return next week.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/2Siwdqo.

 
Art in the Barn
June 7 - 9, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019
10 - 3 pm
Opening Reception
5 - 8:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
June 8 - 9, 2019
10 - 5 pm

Cox Reservation
Essex County
Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)

 
30th Annual Art in the Barn Exhibit and Sale - For three days every June, the barns at the Cox Reservation are transformed with color and form as paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, monoprints, ceramics and pottery, jewelry and sculpture in wood and iron adorn the walls, window sills, tables, stairs and every nook and cranny of our rustic barns. Come see the diverse work of over 150 talented artists from throughout the region, inspired by the natural landscapes and light that have drawn artists to Cape Ann and Essex County for decades. You are welcome you to come find that special piece of artwork that completes your living space, seek out a special gift for a family member or friend, or simply come to browse. An estimated 3,500 visitors are expected to view the show.

FREE admission.

Opening Reception on Friday night features live music, food and beer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Shelley at shelley@ecga.org. For more information call 978-768-7241.

Cape Ann Reads
Exhibit on View:
until June 21, 2019

Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 am - 12 pm

Fun Fridays:
May 10th, 17th, 31st, June 7th
4 pm
T.O.H.P. Burnham
Public Library

3rd Floor Auditorium
(an accessible facility)
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)

Cape Ann Reads - Once Upon a Contest showcases award-winning children's books by Cape Ann artists and writers. Congratulations to Essex resident and author, Diane Polley awarded Cape Ann Reads Honor Book for Lets Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow, with illustrations by Marion Hall. And congratulations to Essex resident and author, James MacKenna awarded Cape Ann Reads Gulliver Award for If I Were a Moose, with illustrations by Juni VanDyke. A shout out to Essex native and artist, Alexia Parker, awarded Cape Ann Reads Gulliver Award for two books. Parker is the Invitational Public Artist for the Essex show, her series celebrates iconic Essex buildings and places in collage.

Come meet some of these local authors and illustrators! Light refreshments by the Friends of the T.O.H.P. Burnham Public Library will be served.

For more information, contact April Wanner at 978-768-7410 or awanner@essexpl.org.

Be sure to check out the library's website for more special events!

Flag Day Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cape Ann Golf Club
99 John Wise Avenue
(Route 133)
Flag Day Golf Tournament - All are welcome to join in the tournament: 8 Holes At Individual Stroke Play and CAGC Handicap on this beautiful course with view overlooking the Essex salt marshes, Essex River and the back of Crane Beach.

Click to register by June 8th >

 
Coastal Farming Tour
Saturday, June 15, 2019
11 am - 12:30 pm
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
Coastal Farming Tour - On this special walking tour, explore the history of Cogswell's Grant as a working farm from the seventeenth century to the present. Walk through fields and down to the marsh, discover the stories of the families who lived and farmed here, and learn how coastal farming has evolved over the centuries.

$5 adults

Advance tickets recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 to register or buy tickets online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2771/4684

 
Wild Edibles for Kids
Saturday, June 15, 2019
4 - 6 pm
Cox Reservation
Essex County
Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Wild Edibles for Kids - Family Nature Series - There is plenty to munch on outdoors--if you just know where to look! Greenbelt and North Shore Nature Programs present a yummy walk around Cox Reservation where you'll munch on edible plants on the property.

Your guide, Andrew Prazar, will show you how to spot edible plants and teach us about what to eat and what not to eat outdoors. Of course, we'll try a few of the most tasty edible treats!

Some plants we might taste include Juneberries, Dandelions, Lamb's Quarters, Cattails, Milkweed, and Pineapple Weed flowers. You'll also learn about nuts that come from local trees and we'll hunt for some other fun plants like Sassafrass and Beach Plum.

*Parents- Give a call or send an email if you have any questions! 978-768-7241, ext. 17 or jane@ecga.org.

 
Father's Day ERBA Kayak Tour
Sunday, June 16, 2019
10 am - 12 am
(Arrive at 9 am)

Essex River Basin Adventures
1 Main Street
 
Father's Day ERBA Kayak Tour - Treat dad to a kayak adventure with the expert guides from ERBA. Hike some dunes, take some family photos and paddle a one-way trip down river to Woodman's where Dad will enjoy some of Essex's famous fried clams.

$52 per person or $80 per parent/child tandem. Call 978-768-ERBA (3722) to register.

See more ERBA Kayak Tours >

 
Father's Day River Cruises
Sunday, June 16, 2019
10:30 pm - 12 pm
and 1
- 2:30 pm
Essex River Cruises and Charters
35 Dodge Street
 
Father's Day River Cruises - Acknowledge dad with a special hour and a half cruise along the protected Essex River and enjoy views of Crane Beach, Hog Island and all of Essex Bay. We will provide complimentary coffee, tea, juice, and an assortment of pastries, bagels and muffins from Henry’s of North Beverly. Enjoy lunch in town after the tour! We’ll suggest a restaurant that suits your taste.

Sunday, June 16th / Departs 10:30am – Returns 12:30pm

. . . . .

Not a morning person? Enjoy our afternoon Father’s Day trip with coffee and cookies on board. Dine in Essex before the boat ride and have dessert with us.

Sunday, June 16th / Departs 1 pm – Returns 2:30 pm

For tickets and more information, call 978-768-6981.

 
Madam Varney Tea:
An Essex Bicentennial Event

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Seatings at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
First Congregational Church
of Essex
39 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Madam Varney Tea- Join us for the Madam Varney Tea, an Essex Bicentennial event with four seatings available. Tea, lemonade, treats, live music and a trivia contest with prizes! Each attendee will receive a free commemorative tea towel. Take a tour and learn about the historic church/meetinghouse. Did you know that a Paul Revere Bell is housed in the steeple?

FREE admission. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Friends of the Essex Council on Aging.

This fun-filled event is sponsored by First Ipswich Bank and the Essex Bicentennial Committee with donations by the Village Market and Kat's East End Cafe. For more information contact Laura Doyle at nesmile44@gmail.com.

 
Essex River Day

Kick-off Sunset Cruise
Friday, June 21, 2019
5:30 - 7 pm

Saturday, June 22, 2019
(Rain Date: Sunday, June 23rd)

Whiffle Ball Game, Relay Races,
Cookout and Music

Begins at 6 pm

Bonfire
8:30 pm

Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Downtown Essex

 
Essex River Day - This is a chance for everyone in town to enjoy one of our most valued resources - the Essex River. This simple idea has grown into a full day of events including a whiffle ball game, picnic, music and a bonfire.

KICK -OFF CRUISE: Friday at 5:30 - 7 pm enjoy a FREE Essex River Cruises & Charters sunset cruise along the river. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Essex River Cruises & Charters at 978-768-6981 to reserve your spot. SORRY, CRUISE IS NOW FULL!

Memorial Park entertainment will feature music, beer and vendors including Essex Lions Club. Join us to kick-off the start of summer!

See photos of past year's Essex River Day on our facebook page!

 
Essex Clam Basket Making Workshop
Sunday, June 23, 2019
10 am -3 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex Clam Basket Making Workshop - A second opportunity to make your own traditional Essex Clam Basket! The workshop will be lead by master basket maker Billy Ray Sims. Baskets will be constructed from white oak, cane, and wire using traditional methods.

Open to adults and children ages 12 and up. Coffee and beverages provided; bring a brown bag lunch. The workshop is free with a $65 materials charge.

Made possible by a grant from Essex County Cultural Fund.

Greetings From Essex
Exhibit:
June 12 - 27, 2019
9 am - 3 pm

Illustrated Talk by Jim Witham:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
7 pm
Essex Town Hall

3rd Floor Auditorium
(an accessible facility)
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)

Greetings From Essex - This Bicentennial event is an extensive exhibit featuring views of Essex, MA from old postcards and stereo cards from the archives of the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum.

Learn more at the Illustrated Talk by Curator and Essex resident, Jim Witham, Thursday evening, June 20th at Essex Town Hall. FREE admission.

 
Healthy Living Healthy Weight
Two Sessions:
Monday, July 1, 2019
and Monday, July 15, 2019
6:45 - 8:15 pm
True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Healthy Living Healthy Weight - Make healthy life style changes, reduce stress, find and keep your ideal weight. Hypnosis serves to support your positive goals. Join us as we help you to discover how enjoyable, relaxing and easy it is to use your mind to create the body you really want!

Hypnosis serves to support your positive goals. It accesses your subconscious mind which holds the keys to your infinite power and abilities. Since your subconscious mind controls your physiology, hypnosis can work to help your chemical and hormonal levels come into balance. It also serves to optimize your metabolism, assimilation, and elimination systems for healthy weight loss. As you effectively use hypnosis, it becomes easier to do anything you want and to create your ideal body and optimum health.

$74 Register online >

The Essex Branch Railroad
returns to Essex Town Hall
Exhibit on View in July 2019
Mondays - Thursdays
8:30 am - 3 pm

Two Talks by Alan MacMillan:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7 pm
and Saturday, July 20, 2019
2 pm
Essex Town Hall

3rd Floor Auditorium
(an accessible facility)
30 Martin Street
(Route 22)

The Essex Branch Railroad returns to Essex Town Hall - This month-long exhibition is all about the Essex Branch of the Eastern Railroad and the Boston and Maine. Railroad memorabilia, photographs, and rare documents (some never publicly displayed before), tell the story of how the line was built, who its customers were, and the major benefits it brought to town.

Two illustrated talks about the Essex Branch will be given by retired B&M engineer and railroad historian, Alan MacMillan of Rockport, MA.

The Essex Branch is hosted by the Essex Bicentennial Committee, in conjunction with the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Archives, and private collectors.

FREE admission.

 
Artist-in-Residence
Molly Arnio

Open Studio Hours:

Thursday, July 11, 2019
12 - 5 pm

Friday, July 12, 2019
4 - 7 pm

Saturday, July 13, 2019
10 am - 3 pm

Sea Meadow's Studio for the Arts
7 Main Street
(Visitor entrance to studio
is located across from
36 Pickering Street)

 
Artist-in-Residence, Molly Arnio - Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens is excited to continue the sponsorship of a new program supporting the arts in Essex. At Sea Meadow’s Studio for the Arts, we are inviting fine artists from the region and beyond to take up residence here in Essex. Sea Meadow’s Studio Artist-in-Residence Program gives emerging artists visibility, time and space to grow and develop their craft in an area rich with art traditions and history. As part of this program, each artist may facilitate workshops and classes, as well as offer the sale works created during their stay. Artist shows and sales will take place in our Essex Studio.

We are pleased to announce Molly Arnio as our current artist:
Stop in and meet Molly during one of her Open Studios!

Molly describes her work as: "I break down images into simplified shapes pulling out details of a subject. As finely cut paper, these shapes don't make sense on their own. When I layer the shapes and colors they come together to create a whole subject that is both simpler and more complex."

She will be in Sea Meadow's Studio for the Arts to greet visitors, discuss her work, plan orders with clients for custom portraits and subjects, and offer new paper artwork for sale throughout Open Studio hours.

 
ERBA Moonlight Kayak Tours
Saturday - Tuesday,
July 13 - 16, 2019
7 - 10 pm
Essex River Basin Adventures
1 Main Street
 
ERBA Moonlight Kayak Tours - This tour is a truly unique experience. Paddle to Crane Beach as the sun sets over the Essex River Basin. Enjoy a beach campfire, s'mores, hot chocolate and coffee. Paddle back under the light of the full moon and see the Essex River Basin in an entirely new way.

$80 per person. Call to reserve 978-768-3722.

 
Sound Healing with Joe Hayes: Celebrating Summer!
Sunday, July 21, 2019
5:30 - 7 pm
True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Sound Healing with Joe Hayes: Celebrating Summer! - Come join us as Joe Hayes of SoundScapers creates a ceremony and ritual, offering sacred sound as a means to connect with one's self on an intimate and personal level. Gentle guidance through meditation invites relaxation in this group sound healing practice. Be bathed in sacred chant, guided imagery, the didgeridoo, the shruti box, and a full complement of quartz, fusion, and Tibetan sound bowls.

$30 Buy tickets online >

Rededication of the
Ancient Cemetery
Saturday, July 27, 2019
1 pm
In back of 32 Main Street
(Route 133)
Rededication of the Ancient Cemetery - The Daughters of the American Revolution will rededicate the Ancient Cemetery. This burying ground was created in 1680. Remaining gravestone markers date from 1708 - 1888. Among the estimated 2,000 residents buried here. 374 of the headstones remain. They include many famous colonial heroes, veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and early Chebacco ministers including the grave of the Reverend John Wise.

FREE. All are welcome to this Essex Bicentennial event. After the ceremony, lemonade and cookies will be served at The First Congregational Church of Essex across the street.

 
Essex's Sesquicentennial Exhibit
and Clamming Exhibit
June 27, 2019 - July 2019
Wednesdays - Sundays
10 am -5 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Orientation Center
and Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex Sesquicentennial Exhibit and Clamming Exhibit - In tribute to Essex's Bicentennial Year 2019, Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum opened a new exhibit in the Orientation Center that looks back at the Sesquicentennial celebrations of 1969.

In the Waterline Center, newly-built traditional Essex Clam Skiffs, traditional clamming baskets and historic photos tell the story of clamming in Essex. Stop in and take a tour!

By Skiff and Basket is made possible by a grant from Essex County Community Foundation.

Caillie Hughes at Riversbend
Friday, August 2, 2019
6 - 10 pm
Riversbend Restaurant
35 Dodge Street
Caillie Hughes at Riversbend - Performing live! Caillie Hughes versatile song selections span pop, rock, country, blues and jazz. The rising star has a soothing voice with a limitless range. Open for seating from 5pm on. Reservations highly recommended by calling 978-890-7098 or reserve online at http://www.riversbendessex.com/reservations.
 
Greenheads Gone Party
Friday, August 2, 2019
6 - 8 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Greenheads Gone Party - Celebrate the departure of this menace of the marsh with a family friendly cookout featuring snack bar style burgers, hot dogs, and a cash bar in the Essex Shipbuilding Museum yard!
Essex Bicentennial
Fireworks Celebration
Friday, August 9, 2019
Food Trucks: 5:30 - 8 pm
Fireworks Begin at Sunset

Shepard Memorial Park
Behind Essex Town Hall

30 Martin Street
(Route 22)

Essex Bicentennial Fireworks Celebration - Join us in Essex for our 200th Birthday celebration featuring all kinds of food trucks including Indian food, The Farm Bar and Grille, Pomodori's Pizza, Trolley Dog, Cuesta's Fiesta, Cod Squad, Whoopie Wagon and Mimzee’s. Plus live music by Uncharted Watahs and fireworks by American Thunder. Bicentennial tee-shirts, hoodies, commemorative calendars and Madame Varney tea towels will be for sale. This is a family, alcohol-free event. No coolers or backpacks in the park.

Note about parking: Shepard Memorial Park will be closed to any parking all day. There will be parking at the Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street - a short walk to the park.

Special thanks to Anchor seal, Inc., Andrew Spinney and PG Trionic, Virginie Cooper for sponsoring the fireworks! For more information, contact Essex Bicentennial Committee Chair, Dawn Addison Burnham at dburnham@essexma.org. In case of inclement weather, please check the Town's web page for updates.

Essex 200th Birthday Parade
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Starts at 10 am
at
Burnham's Corner:
Intersection of Southern Avenue and Main Street
(Rte. 133)
Essex 200th Birthday Parade - Essex Bicentennial celebration continues with a parade! 18 parade floats, 6 bands and 12 units of the Shriners - including 3 bands - will put on quite a show. The parade will proceed down Main Street, turn left onto Western Avenue, left down Winthrop Street then right onto Martin Street past Essex Town Hall, ending at the intersection of Martin Street and Western Avenue. Join us for this fun home-town celebration of our 200 years as the Town of Essex! The parade will go on rain or shine.
 
Notch Biergarten under The Tent
Sundays and Wednesdays
Beginning Sunday, May 12, 2019
through August 25, 2019
12 - 6 pm
Woodman's
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Notch Biergarten under The Tent - Woodman's is partnering with Notch Brewing of Salem to offer their delicious, locally brewed craft beer selection on Sundays and Wednesdays at the Tent behind Woodman's that overlooks the Essex River and salt marsh. Have a great meal and enjoy a local session beer, as you watch an incredible sunset.
 
Karaoke Night
Every Wednesday
Beginning July 10, 2019
through August 28, 2019
6 - 9 pm
Woodman's
Top Deck
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Karaoke Night at Woodman's - Warm up your vocal chords, grab your friends and sing a song. "Make it simple, to last the whole night long." It's happening on the Top Deck at Woodman's through the summer! Too hot to go out? The Top Deck is AIR CONDITIONED!
 
Stump Trivia
Every Thursday
Beginning July 11, 2019
through August 29, 2019
6 - 8 pm
Woodman's
Top Deck
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Stump Trivia at Woodman's - FREE to play! Assemble your teams! Test your knowledge and win TOP prizes! Stump Trivia will be testing everyone's vast trivia knowledge (or lack there of in some cases) every Thursday night at the Top Deck. Come by and eat, drink and get stumped. Too hot to go out? The Top Deck is AIR CONDITIONED!
 
Essex Bay Sailing Club
Summer Sailing Program
June - August 2019
Essex River
at Conomo Point
Essex Bay Sailing Club's Summer Sailing Program - The Essex Bay Sailing Club, a non-profit club founded in 2000, reaches out to teach sailing to youngsters in the area surrounding Essex Bay. The goal of the club is to develop sailors who enjoy a strong knowledge of sailing while also learning to appreciate, and protect the beautiful resources of the Essex River. The Club offers beginner to advanced level sailing lessons for children aged 8 and up in Escape Captivas and International 420s. Children may enroll in 4 or 8 week sessions on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and to register, go to www.essexbaysailingclub.org

 
EYC Challenger Soccer Camp
Monday, August 12 -
Friday, August 16, 2019
Essex Elementary School
12 Story Street
 
EYC Challenger Soccer Camp - Join Essex Youth Commission for fun on the field. The new Challenger International Soccer Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2U4XIAs.
 
Movies on the Marsh:
Captain Marvel and
Notch Biergarten
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Biergarten opens at 5 pm
Movie 8 - 10:15 pm
Woodman's
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Movies on the Marsh: Captain Marvel, and Notch Biergarten - As part of Notch Brewing's pop-up biergarten series with Woodman's of Essex, you can enjoy outdoor cinema at the Salt Marsh Tent! Captain Marvel is one of the biggest films of 2019 and plays a vital role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it's also a lot of fun!

Arrive early to get your seat (bringing blankets and chairs is recommended) and enjoy the best fried seafood going. The Biergarten opens at 5pm and the film starts at 8, just as the sun goes down. There will be limited concessions available in addition to beer.

 
Essex River History Kayak Tour
Saturday, August 17, 2019
11 am - 2 pm
Hosted by

Essex River Basin Adventures
and
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
Essex River History Kayak Tour - Join Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA) and Cogswell's Grant Site Manager Kristen Weiss for a kayak trip on the Essex River. ERBA guides provide all equipment and training necessary for this leisurely three-hour trip exploring the salt marshes and islands. Get up close with sea life, observe the many birds on the basin, and learn the history of four centuries of Essex's farms and shipbuilding industry, all from the unique perspective of the water. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate paddler.

Note from ERBA regarding weather: We might have to cancel a trip in the event of high winds or threat of lightning. Please know that while your local forecast might show something different than what we see we are very experienced at using forecasts and weather apps to determine the weather on the basin. If we have to pull a trip off the water early you will be compensated. We will paddle in the rain. Kayaking is a water sport after all.

$60 Historic New England members
$70 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Registration closes five days prior to the event. Please call 978-768-3632 or Purchase Tickets by August 12, 2019 >

 
Teen Movie Night/Potluck
Saturday, August 17, 2019
5 - 8 pm
Centennial Grove Cottage
100 Centennial Grove Road
 
Teen Movie Night/Potluck - Essex and Manchester kids ages 12+ can relax with their friends, enjoy a potluck dinner and light refreshments while watching the movie, The Breakfast Club. Adult supervision provided. The cost is FREE, just bring a dish to share (appetizers, entrees, desserts welcome.) Registration required at https://forms.gle/WXYEmQH6q7wyUXgWA.

Questions? Call Suzanne at 978-768-3414 or email sslater@essexma.org.

 
Faces and Families:
Folk Art Portraits
at Cogswell’s Grant
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10 am - 12 pm
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
 
Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell’s Grant - Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the collection of folk art portraits at Cogswell's Grant. Painted portraits were created in the days before photography for self-expression and family documentation. Discover the many families and artists represented in the house.

In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to wealthy colonial settlers, then to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.
Buy tickets online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2771/3354

 
Warblin' at Woodman's and
Notch Biergarten
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Biergarten open 12 - 6 pm
Music 5 - 7 pm
Woodman's
121 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Warblin' at Woodman's and Notch Biergarten - As part of Notch Brewing's pop-up biergarten series with Woodman's of Essex, you can enjoy this final outing for 2019! Celebrate the "almost" end of summer with some fantastic food and fun. Hope to see you there and if not...come back and see us again in 2020!
 
Moonlight SUP Yoga
Thursday, August 29, 2019
9:30 - 11 pm
Cape Ann SUP
3 Southern Avenue
 
Moonlight SUP Yoga - Join Cape Ann SUP and Anneliese Brosch Inspiration and Yoga for a lovely moonlit SUP Yoga class to end your summer. We'll leave from Essex Marina (35 Dodge Street) at 9:30pm to practice on the river at high tide and enjoy the evening under the stars. This class is weather dependent but we are hopeful that the weather will allow us to enjoy nature under the moonlight. $45 with everything included.

Class limited to 11 so sign up today to reserve your spot!

$45. with everything included,

Caillie Hughes at Riversbend
Thursday, August 29, 2019
6 - 10 pm
Riversbend Restaurant
35 Dodge Street
Caillie Hughes at Riversbend - Performing live! Caillie Hughes versatile song selections span pop, rock, country, blues and jazz. The rising star has a soothing voice with a limitless range. Open for seating from 5pm on. Reservations highly recommended by calling 978-890-7098 or reserve online at http://www.riversbendessex.com/reservations.
 
Essex-built Schooners in 35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
Labor Day Weekend:
Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2, 2019
Gloucester Harbor
and tours at

Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex-built Schooners in 35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival - Don't miss this spectacular maritime and sailing event, a program of Maritime Gloucester. The festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard. Essex was recognized worldwide as a major producer of the American Fishing Schooner. Take a guided or self-guided tour at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to learn more about our extraordinary history of shipbuilding that produced nearly 4,000 vessels.

At the festival, look for the following Essex-built schooners under sail:

Adventure
Ardelle
Columbia

(an authentic replica built in Florida, of the original Columbia built in Essex)
Lewis H. Story
Thomas E. Lannon

See All Participating Schooners

Tour the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

 
Weekly Paddleboard Yoga Classes
Sundays 8 am
and Wednesdays 6:30 pm
through
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Class location determined by the wind, weather and tides
Cape Ann SUP
2 Southern Avenue
 
Weekly Paddleboard Yoga Classes - There isn't anything quite like Savasana on the water! This is a great way to relax, improve your balance and strength and harmonize your body with nature. Board, paddle, leash, PFD, anchoring system included with guided yoga instruction.

Class runs about 75 minutes. $35.

 
Yoga on the Deck with Emma
Every Monday Morning
Through the Fall Season
Two Sessions: 6 - 7 am
and 9:30 - 10:30 am

C.K. Pearl Restaurant
112 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Yoga on the Deck with Emma at C.K. Pearl - There are two chances to hit your mat, as Emma leads you through a fun vinyasa flow, overlooking the Essex River! No advance sign up required. $10 per person. Feel free to stay for lunch or a mimosa afterwards!
 
Mums the Word Festival
Mums for Sale beginning September 9, 2019

Everyone is welcome
to purchase $6 mums
11 am - 4 pm
Main Street Antiques
44 Main Street
(Route 133)

 
Mums the Word Festival - Every fall, Essex comes alive with thousands of potted and planted mums adorning the roadways and doorsteps of shops and homes throughout the town. Essex Merchants Group and the Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, as well as local residents, businesses, and organizations all pitch in to make this impressive, colorful event happen.

Anyone can purchase these beautiful, locally grown mums for $6 per 8" pot and support our fundraiser to promote Essex! Donations and adopting a site for planting mums are welcome too. Email Bob Coviello for details at info@visitessexma.com.

 
The Great Rowing Adventure
Thursday, September 12
- Friday, September 13, 2019
Hosted by
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
and
Lowell's Boat Shop
 
The Great Rowing Adventure - Join us for the first collaborative rowing program with Lowell's Boat Shop and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum! The overnight camping program starts with a tour of Lowell's Boat Shop, then head to Plum Island to board the rowing vessels, a Surf Dory built at Lowell’s and two Sharptown row boats built at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. We will wind our way through the marsh and creeks in Plum Island Sound, with a stop for lunch and a swim. The first day ends at Steep Hill Beach on the Crane Estate with a delicious meal in the Pine Grove, where we camp for the night. The next day continues the magical journey through Fox Creek into Essex Bay stopping for lunch along the way and continuing up the Essex River to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to learn about the 350 year tradition of shipbuilding in Essex. The finale of the trip is a dinner at a local Essex restaurant!

Rowing Event Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2300967093357813/

 
Essex Merchants Group
FUNdraiser Night
Thursday, September 12, 2019
4 - 8 pm
Shea's Riverside Restaurant
122 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex Merchants Group FUNdraiser Night - Get to know the members of the Essex Merchants Group and find out about the great things we do to enhance the business community and the Town of Essex. Shea's Riverside Restaurant and Bar is generously donating 10 percent of the evening's sales to the Essex Merchants Group. There will be lots of fun raffles too - need not be present to win! All are welcome, businesses and residents. Don't miss out on supporting Essex businesses and making new friends. Call 978-768-6931 for a reservation. Your support is appreciated!

All of the evening's donations will be used to promote Essex as a destination for shopping, dining, recreation, services, accommodations and appreciation of our town's rich history, bountiful open space and natural beauty.

 
12th Annual
Happy-as-a-Clam Race
(Rain or Shine)
Friday, September 13, 2019
5 pm Walkers Start
5:30 pm (Kids' Fun Dashes)
6 pm (5K race)
Essex Elementary School
(back parking lot)
12 Story Street
12th Annual Happy as a Clam Race - This event is open to anyone who wants to support their community school and all the wonderful enrichment programs the students enjoy throughout the year. The 5K route meanders through the beautiful back roads of Essex. The Kids Fun Dashes are always a hit, with even the littlest ones smiling from start to finish. Come out, lace up, and pound the pavement for the students of EES. It's sure to be another fun race this year!

PRIZES:

- Top Female and Male Finishers will receive a $100 gift card to Woodman’s

- Every 25th runner will receive a $5 gift coin from DownRiver Ice Cream

- The highly coveted Clam Cup, as always, will be awarded to the EES class that displays the highest percentage of participation in the Kids' Fun Dashes!

We are excited to announce that there will be food available at this year’s race celebration! The incredible 3rd Alarm Wood Fired Pizza Truck will be providing food for purchase. Additionally, Molly’s Sweet Tooth will be once again selling Italian ice (and we are proud to mention that all Italian ice proceeds are being generously donated to EES).

WELCOME TO OUR NEW, EXCLUSIVE FLAGSHIP SPONSOR:
GREAT MARSH BREW CO! Thank you for your generosity!

For more details and to register, go to www.essex5k.org.

 
Chowda and Brews Cruise
Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:30 - 7 pm
Essex River Cruises and Charters
35 Dodge Street
 
Chowda and Brews Cruise - Did someone say clam chowder?! Come enjoy mouth-watering chowder from a local restaurant, cruise down the Essex River and sip on brews $5 each from local brewers: Cape Ann Brewing Company, Ipswich Ale, Newburyport Brewing, and True North. Ticket includes one bowl of chowder. Cruise limited to 80 percent normal capacity for maximum comfort! 21+ Only.

Buy Tickets for Chowda and Brews Cruise >

 
Trails & Sails:
10 Days of FREE Events
September 20 - 29, 2019
Throughout Essex County
Trails & Sails: 10 Days of FREE events - Get ready to experience the sights and sounds of the Essex National Heritage Area during TRAILS & SAILS!

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. The self-guided Historic Essex Walking Tour is one of the many events to enjoy: 16 interpretive signs highlight the historic significance of our New England village. Learn how 300+ years of shipbuilding produced close to 4,000 wooden vessels; find a 1797 Paul Revere bell; discover the birthplace of the fried clam; learn about the grave robberies of 1818; gain insight into how Essex became known as America's Antiques Capital; and other interesting stories - and enjoy shops and restaurants along the way!

See 150+ events at www.trailsandsails.org.

 
Crafty Kids
First Monday of Every Month
10 am
Essex Senior Center
Council on Aging

17 Pickering Street
 
Crafty Kids - Join Essex Youth Commission on the first Monday of every month for fun, creative crafts for ages 0 - 5 years!
 
Shea's Cribbage Tournament
Every Tuesday
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Shea's Riverside Restaurant
122 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Shea's Cribbage Tournament - Join us every Tuesday night for our weekly cribbage tournament. Free to play, just sign in by 6:30 pm to join the tournament. The winner takes home a $50 Shea's gift certificate to use during a future visit. This is a friendly game with various levels of experience participating. What's in your crib?
 
Beginner and Intermediate Yoga with Andrea
Every Tuesday
Adult Basic Yoga 5 pm - 6 pm
Men's Yoga 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Beginner and Intermediate Yoga with Andrea - STry out these small classes for extra help and attention. Benefits of yoga include:improving overall strength and flexibility; reducing lower back pain; lowering heart rate and blood pressure; helping digestion and fighting food cravings; relieving anxiety, depression and insomnia; improving brain function, immunity, creativity and deep relaxation!

$13 per class Register online >

 
Jazz Brunch
The 1st and 3rd Sunday
of Every Month
Brunch 10 am - 2 pm
Jazz begins at 11 am
C.K. Pearl Restaurant
112 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Jazz Brunch at C.K. Pearl - Relax and enjoy Sunday brunch - a modern, eclectic and delicious take on classic New England fare - with live music on the banks of the Essex River.
 
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Tours
Wednesdays - Sundays
10 am - 5 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
Essex Shipbuilding Museum Tours - Schedule a guided tour to learn how our small New England village built close to 4,000 wooden vessels and became a major producer of the American Fishing Schooner. The museum collection totals more than 8,000 objects, including nearly 3,000 photographs - many portraying vessels under construction from the mid 19th century through the 20th century.

- Relive history through full scale displays and dioramas

- Use traditional shipbuilding tools to make a trunnel

- Learn how schooneres evolved

- Watch a shipbuilding video

- Stand before a schooner built over 80 years ago

For more information, call 978-768-7514.

 
Historic Essex Walking Tour
Open year-round
Self-guided tour of 16 historic
sites along Main Street with
short side trips extending
onto Martin Street
and Eastern Avenue
Historic Essex Walking Tour - Take a walk through time, connecting past and present day Essex and experience over 300 years of history through photos and stories on our self-guided tour. The walk spans the one-mile Essex River Cultural District on Main Street with short side trips extending onto Martin Street and Eastern Avenue. A brochure - with a map inside to guide you - is available at most signs along the tour.

The 16 interpretive signs mark historic sites dating as far back as the 17th century - including the Old Burying Ground and the First Congregational Church, which houses an original Paul Revere bell, cast in 1797. Journey forward in time to the Victorian Era and view our unique Shingle Style Essex Town Hall and T.O.H.P. Burnham Library as well as other century old structures. Learn how over 300 years of shipbuilding in Essex produced close to 4,000 wooden vessels. Gain insight into the history of clamming and the antique and railroad industries, and the importance of the Essex River and Great Marsh.

Tour goers who have a smart phone or tablet can view additional history related to each site by scanning the QR (quick-response) code on each sign for additional stories, historic photos, video and audio clips. So grab your smart phone or tablet and head to Essex to walk the tour!

The tour is handicapped accessible.
For more information, email info@essexwalkingtour.com.

 
5th Annual Tour de Greenbelt
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Race-day Registration
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Start time 9 am

Cox Reservation and
throughout Essex County
Greenbelt
82 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)

 
5th Annual Tour de Greenbelt - Join us for a 25-mile/50-mile road routes through the North Shore, past more than 50 properties conserved by Greenbelt, Essex County's Land Trust. This year there will also be a 40-mile Gravel Grinder (on/off road). Enjoy spectacular scenery, on-route support, and finish-line festivities including a BBQ and live music after the ride. We welcome individuals, families and teams to ride, cheer and volunteer.

Please visit our website www.tourdegreenbelt.org for more information, including registration, route maps and cue sheets, sponsorship information and volunteer opportunities.

 
6th Annual Festival
in the Shipyard
Saturday,
September 21, 2019
4 - 8 pm
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Waterline Center and Shipyard
66 Main Street
(Route 133)
 
6th Annual Festival in the Shipyard - A free festival of Music and Art! This spirited event overlooking the Essex River includes an art show and sale, live music, cookout, beer and wine for sale on site, kids craft station, a raffle station and activities for all. The event will showcase artists and makers and celebrate local creativity.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Handicapped Accessible. Good dogs on leashes welcome. No parking on site. Parking available on streets and behind the Essex Fire Station at 24 Martin Street.

If you would like to help or support the festival in any way, please email Chris Stepler at chris@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org or leave a message at 978-768-6441.

 
Essex Police Department
6th Annual Car Show
Sunday, September 22, 2019
RAIN DATE:
Sunday, September 29, 2019
1 - 4 pm
Essex Municipal Parking Lot
near Essex Police and
Fire Station and Town Hall
24 Martin Street (Route 22)
 
Essex Police Department - 6th Annual Car Show - ANTIQUES, CLASSICS, MUSCLE, SPECIAL INTEREST, TRUCKS & MOTORCYCLES!

- Judge's Choice Award

- Live Music by J & C Entertainment

- Food and beverages served by the Essex Lions Club

FREE admission! FREE to enter your vehicle! Donations welcome.

Sponsored by First Ipswich Bank.

Please contact Chief Paul Francis or Officer James Romeos for more information at 978-768-6628. Click here to see photos of a past show on Facebook >

 
Face Reading 101
Friday, September 27, 2019
6 - 8 pm
True North Hypnosis
and Wellness
(across from 36 Pickering Street)
 
Face Reading 101 - Every face tells a story... what's yours? Join Face Reading Expert and author, Ginger Bisplinghoff, RN, BS for an interactive workshop devoted to discovering what your facial features reveal about your gifts, talents, abilities, career possibilities and direction, strengths and personality.

Bring pictures of yourself and your family members throughout different stages of life, a sense of humor and a willingness to discover more about yourself and how to create the healthiest personal and professional relationships!

$50 Buy tickets online >

 
4th Annual Cape Ann Plein Air
A WEEK-LONG PROGRAM OF PAINTING COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION
CAPE ANN PLEIN AIR (CAPA)
Sunday, October 6, 2019
- Monday, October 14, 2019
Artists will be working outdoors
throughout Cape Ann
ATTENTION ARTISTS and ART COLLECTORS!

4th Annual Cape Ann Plein Air - For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann, Massachusetts has been a destination for some of the finest painters who paint en plein air. Throughout its four picturesque seaside communities, Cape Ann Plein Air will host its fourth annual week-long plein air painting celebration in October 2019 when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best. A newly minted 501c-3, and organized by representatives from various local arts organizations, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and art lovers from across the Cape, CAPA will bring 40 of the finest artists in the nation to compete for over $20,000 in prizes and awards while raising awareness of all that painting en plein air is today. The work produced will be sold at the Grand Awards Gala on Saturday, October 12 at North Shore Arts Association and continue through Monday, October 14.

Cape Ann Plein Air's 2019 Acceptance Juror and Awards Judge are nationally acclaimed plein air painters: Acceptance Juror Mark Boedges of Vermont and Awards Judge Kenn Backhaus of Buck’s County, PA. CAPA 2019 is honored to have such distinguished professionals participating with us this year.

Highlights of CAPA's Essex events include:

- Collectors Preview and Awards Gala in Gloucester, MA

- Quick Draw Event and Wet Paint Art Sale

- FREE Cape Ann Plein Air Painting Demonstrations throughout the week

To apply or learn more about the week-long Cape Ann Plein Air events click here.

 
Annual Haunted
Halloween Walk
Sunday, October 20, 2019
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Centennial Grove
Centennial Grove Road
 
Annual Haunted Halloween Walk - Bring the kids for this fun event. All ages welcome. Games, prizes, haunted walk and more! FREE!

Questions? sslater@essexma.org.

 
37th Annual Essex ClamFest
Saturday, October 26, 2019
11 am - 4 pm
Chowder Tasting Noon - 2 pm
Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Downtown Essex

Rain Date:
Sunday, October 27, 2019

 
37th Annual Essex ClamFest - The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm.

Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.

In addition to the Chowder competition, you'll find an interesting variety of activities including an arts and crafts area and vendors providing food and fun. Join us for entertainment throughout the afternoon; the Lions Club food pavilion; organization, church, and non-profit tables. The crafts area will be open to the public starting at 11 am. For more information contact Kerry McKenna at kerry2@capeannchamber.com. Sorry, no dogs or skateboards allowed.

Sponsored by the Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce with support from BankGloucester and First Ipswich Bank.

Chowder tasting admission: $10

 
Holiday Fairs at
Essex Churches
Saturday, November 23, 2019
9 am - 2 pm
Main Street (Route 133)

 
Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a fall day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fairs. All three churches are within walking distance with FREE on-street parking. Gift bargains are served up along with homemade food and hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way at this event!

Participating Churches:
The First Universalist Church
, 59 Main Street
St. John the Baptist Parish
, 52 Main Street
The First Congregational Church
, 39 Main Street

 
Essex Firemen's
Spaghetti Supper
Saturday, November 23, 2019
4 - 7 pm
Essex Fire Station
24 Martin Street (Route 22)
 
29th Annual Essex Firemen's Spaghetti Supper - The town’s volunteer firefighters put out quite a spread of all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatballs accompanied by salad, beverage and dessert. A great night to enjoy a home-cooked meal with neighbors and friends.

Everyone welcome! Donations accepted at the door.

 
Turkey Trot Road Race
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Race begins at 1 pm

Registration 10:30 am to Noon
Upstairs at
Woodman's
121 Main Street
(Route 133)

 
42nd Annual Turkey Trot Road Race - This challenging 5K course is a US Track and Field sanctioned event, as well as, an 5K “Fun Walk” over the same course, both ending at Woodman's of Essex with complimentary chowder for all participants. Free Race T-shirt for first 150 paid registrations!

Proceeds benefit Essex Lion’s Club projects and charities. For entry or sponsorship information please email info@essexmalions.com or visit www.essexmalions.com/turkeytrot.html

 
Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019

SHOP SMALL
and support local
Essex Businesses

 
Small Business Saturday - Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. It’s Small Business Saturday. Shop Small and let’s make this the biggest day of the year for small businesses in Essex and Cape Ann.

To learn more, visit http://www.ShopSmall.com

Cape Ann business owners: FREE Shop Small marketing materials are available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, a Shop Small Neighborhood Champion. Stop by the Chamber in Gloucester to pick up material to hand out and use at your business to encourage shopping local, or call 978-283-1601 to arrange a drop off.

 
Get Kissed on
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30, 2019
9 am - 4 pm
Sea Meadow Gift
and Garden Shop

7 Main Street
 
Get Kissed on Small Business Saturday - At Sea Meadow Gift and Garden Shop, everyone who makes a purchase during Small Business Saturday can choose a chocolate kiss to reveal a sweet deal on that purchase. You could receive up to 35% off! Each kiss has sweet savings, but some are sweeter than others! Shop local and test your luck!
 
Wheelworks Pottery
Holiday Sale
Friday, November 29 -
Sunday, December 8, 2019
10 am - 4 pm
Wheelworks Pottery
4 Eastern Avenue
(Route 133)
 
Wheelworks Pottery Holiday Sale - Don't miss this fabulous display of Wheelworks Pottery's unique handcrafted gifts on sale at the studio and gallery of potter, Jim Trudeau. This functional pottery finished in beautifully colored, durable glazes reflect the process and rhythm of wheel throwing, made here in Essex, MA! Please come in the front door and head upstairs.

Meet the artist, Jim in this video >

 
Essex Holiday Festival
Thursday - Saturday
December 5 - 7, 2019

Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5th
Essex Fire Station
24 Martin Street

6:30 pm

Santa Arrives by Boat
Friday, December 6th
Town Landing
6 pm

Carolers Sing at Essex Restaurants
Friday and Saturday,
December 6 - 7th
Between 5:30 - 9 pm

Holiday Shopping Open Houses
Saturday, December 7th

 
Essex Holiday Festival - The first weekend of December is set aside in anticipation of this very special time of year…the giving and sharing of holiday spirit in Essex. We start Thursday evening with a solemn special ceremony, the lighting of our Memory Tree, in front of the Fire Station, where we honor our lost loved ones. The town’s bell choir performs in the background.

Friday evening, Santa arrives on the Essex River by boat and walks up to the shipyard with a cast of toyland characters.

- Children can sit on Santa's lap and review their holiday "wish list"
- Woodman's Clam Chowder
- Hot Chocolate
- Munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts
- Carols by Sound Waves

WEATHER CONTINGENCY: Friday evening events will be held at Essex Elementary School in case of inclement weather.

Carolers will be visiting Essex restaurants on Friday and Saturday evenings between 5:30 pm and 9 pm.

Shop locally and enjoy Essex's Holiday Open Houses. Many participating businesses will be offering refreshments, discounts and sales, or complimentary gift wrapping. Eat, Shop and Be Merry in Essex!

 
Project Uplift
Annual Toy and Clothing Drive
Action Inc.
Tuesday, December 3rd through
Friday, December 13, 2019

Collection boxes located at
businesses throughout Essex
(see list >)

 
Project Uplift: Annual Toy and Clothing Drive - Collecting new, unused toys and clothing for children on Cape Ann (ages 0-14 years). Gift cards are always a big hit and can be purchased at your local grocery store or pharmacy! Help make the holiday season brighter and less stressful for our Cape Ann neighbors and friends.

Collection boxes in Essex:

Carpenter and MacNeille, 106 Western Avenue
C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street
Essex Elementary School
, 12 Story Street
Essex Police and Fire Departments, 30 Martin Street
Essex Town Hall, 30 Martin Street
The Farm Bar and Grille, 233 Western Avenue
First Ipswich Bank, 65 Eastern Avenue
Highwave Hair Design, 65 Eastern Avenue
Sea Meadow Gift and Garden Shop, 7 Main Street
T.O.H.P. Burnham Library, 245 Western Avenue
Woodman's Restaurant, 121 Main Street

To learn more, visit http://www.actioninc.org/projectuplift.html