See, learn, find, create! Young artists are invited to enjoy drawing, painting, print making, and sculpture using the Museum's shipyard and artifacts for inspiration. All materials are provided for projects. All ages are welcome. Those seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A public exhibit of the art work produced will take place at the museum. This program is supported in part by the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Essex, Massachusetts 01929
Equipped with the latest camera lenses and gear from Tamron, provided by Hunt's Photo & Video, and coached by professional photographers and technical experts, photographers of all levels can join this safari to expand their skills while capturing magnificent views of the Great Marsh, the Essex River and beyond, from the Cox Reservation!
The Happy as a Clam 5k is a great event promoting health and wellness in our community. The 5k road race (6 PM) over the streets of Essex will be preceded by a 5k non-competitive walkers' 5k (5 PM) and free kids' dashes (5:30 PM). Kids' race distances are 20 yard dash for those 4 years and under, 1/4 mile dash for those in grades K-2 and a half a mile dash for those in grades 3-5. Woodman’s of Essex will be on site providing lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, chowder and more for purchase and a raffle will be held for some great local prizes and experiences.
Wood, hammers and nails--add a little imagination and watch what happens! The result is always fun! All ages welcome. Those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Perfect for kids, tweens and teens. Please register via email by November 25 at 5pm.
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", while adults enjoy wonderful hot clam chowder from Woodman's. Carols by 'Sound Waves' provide great entertainment for the evening! Hot chocolate and Munchkins provided by Dunkin Donuts!
To kick off the Essex Holiday Festival, people gather in town for the Lighting of the Memory Tree. This special occasion give people to reflect as a group on the loved one that have gone before them. The town’s children’s bell choir performs in the background.
Cogswell’s Grant is a coastal farm of 165 acres located along the banks of the Essex River, just two miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. As one of the largest land masses remaining in the Town of Essex that originated as a seventeenth-century land grant, and with extant landscape features on the property dating from each of its ownership periods, it is an extremely significant historic agricultural landscape.
The Historic New England walking tour explores Cogswell's Grant as a working farm since 1636 to present. Although the last owners, Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, used the property as a summer home and filled the farmhouse with their collection of antiques, the farm was an important part of their life and they benefited year-round from its produce. Walk through fields and down to the marsh, discover the rich history of the families that lived and farmed here, and learn how coastal farming has evolved over the centuries.
The Essex Bay Sailing Club will offer sailing lessons for its 11th season at Conomo Point in Essex. The program is designed for children ages 8 and older who want to have fun learning to sail. In addition to sailing, the program introduces sailors to the fundamentals of boating safety, navigation, weather awareness and essential seamanship skills within the shelter of the Essex River estuary.