Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Essex River Day

Celebrate community and the beginning of Summer at Essex River Day in Essex MA

Essex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?" The concept for the event is simple. Those who have a boat offer a neighborly boat ride to those in town who may not have a boat and don't have ready access to appreciating the wonders of the Essex River. This simple thought has grown into a full day of events culminating that evening with a softball game, a cook out, music and a bonfire at Memorial Park.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 4-9:30pm

25th Annual Art in the Barn Exhibit and Sale

Art in the Barn is a fundraiser for the Essex Greenbelt Association Essex Mass

For one weekend 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, and sculpture in wood and iron adorn the walls, window sills, tables, stairs and every nook and cranny of our rustic barns. Artists generously donate 50% of their sales to support the land conservation mission of Essex County Greenbelt Association.

Public Exhibit Friday, June 13 10 am to 4 pm
Wine & Cheese Reception Friday, June 13 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Public Exhibit Saturday, June 14 10 am to 6 pm
Public Exhibit Sunday, June 15 10 am to 4 pm

CAFM Family Hoedown

Come to a fun square dance and picnic to benefit CAFM!

The Essex County Greenbelt Association hosts a fundraiser dance for the Cape Ann Farmers' Market at Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! Pack a picnic dinner and bring the entire family to Essex for a night of family fun!  Explore the grounds of the Essex County Greenbelt Association headquarters overlooking the marshes of Essex Bay, then join the fun in the barn for a traditional square dance with a live band and caller!

Friday, June 6, 2014 6pm

Earth Day Celebration at Cox Reservation

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cox Reservation in Essex MA!

The Essex County Greenbelt Association and the their community partners will host a FREE Earth Day celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! This free event will celebrate the environment, and build connections to our natural world by offering family-friendly activities.  The event will also showcase local non-profit organizations that share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable community. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014 10am-2pm

Kite Day at Cogswell's Grant 2017

Kite Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event for North Shore families

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 11am - 4pm
Rain Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11am - 4pm

Lil' Sprouts of Essex Preschool

Lil’ Sprouts of Essex is a creative, developmental preschool designed to meet th

At Lil’ Sprouts of Essex, we are creating a safe environment that promotes a sense of security, trust and acceptance so your children are able to grow socially, emotionally and academically. We celebrate a true love of learning and prepare our young students for success when they enter the primary grades.

Lil’ Sprouts of Essex is a creative, developmental preschool designed to meet the needs of children and families in our surrounding communities.

Learn more at Lil' Sprouts of Essex or join us for one of our community open house events.

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Saturday Legos & More!

LEGOs and Tea at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum!

Take a break! Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while the kids play with Legos, drawing and coloring materials, or other games in the Museum's Orientation Center (front building). No charge. Bad weather - heavy snow, bad driving conditions cancels. Supported through a grant from the Robbins de Beaumont Foundation.

Saturdays February 15 - March 1, 2014 10am-1pm


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