June 24, 2019

RiverFare 2012 Returns for 19th Year of Delicious Fun On The Essex Waterfront

Organizers, sponsors and participants gather to toast the 19th Annual RiverFare happening on May 31 at the Connecticut River Museum. Left to right: CRM Development Manager Phyllis Stillman of the Connecticut River Museum, RiverFare Committee Member Joanne Masin, Essex Savings Bank Vice President Thomas Lindner, Olive Oyl’s Owner and Chef Kevin Kendall, Wells Fargo Advisors Branch Manager Philip Reynolds, and CRM Executive Director Jerry Roberts.

Essex, CT – On Thursday, May 31 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will be the scenic setting for RiverFare 2012, the unofficial kick off of summer on the shoreline, featuring savory bites, fine spirits and silent auction overlooking scenic Essex Harbor.  This year’s lineup of Connecticut’s leading restaurants and food purveyors includes Chamard Bistro, Culinary Concerts, Inc., El & Ela’s Fine Foods, Essex Coffee & Tea Co., Fromage Fine Foods, Gabrielle’s, Gourmet Galley Catering, Griswold Inn, Olive Oyl’s, Saybrook Point Inn, Seaflour Foods, Selene’s Sweet Shoppe, and others.  RiverFarers can sample signature dishes and drinks while perusing and bidding on a diverse array of fine gifts, services, and entertainment experiences up for silent auction.  Of special note is a 12-foot 1989 Butterfly scow sailboat with trailer and ready to launch by the lucky bidder.

Wells Fargo Advisors is this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors include C. Sherman Johnson Co., Inc., Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Clark Group, North Sails Group, LLC, Essex Savings Bank/Essex Financial Services, Bogaert Construction, Reynolds’ Garage & Marine, Inc., Essex Boat Works Inc., Caulfield & Ridgway, Inc., blp Enterprises, Rachel Thomas Associates, Connected Systems, Brown & Knapp, Point One Architects, Landscape Specialties, Essex Printing, Rhode Van Gessel Design, Sperry Tents, and Shore Publishing.

Event admission is $60 per person in advance and $65 on the day of the event.  Patron tickets may be purchased for $150 and include a premium bar and $100 tax deduction.  Net proceeds will help support the Connecticut River Museum’s mission to increase public awareness and access to the heritage, culture, and natural beauty of New England’s Great River.  For more information or to make advance reservations, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860.767.8269.    The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street in Essex.

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PHOTO CAPTION (l-r): Organizers, sponsors and participants gather to toast the 19th Annual RiverFare happening on May 31 at the Connecticut River Museum. CRM Development Manager Phyllis Stillman of the Connecticut River Museum, RiverFare Committee Member Joanne Masin, Essex Savings Bank Vice President Thomas Lindner, Olive Oyl’s Owner and Chef Kevin Kendall, Wells Fargo Advisors Branch Manager Philip Reynolds, and CRM Executive Director Jerry Roberts.

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