On Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will be the scenic setting for RiverFare 2013. The unofficial kick off of summer on the shoreline, features savory bites, fine spirits, and a silent auction overlooking scenic Essex Harbor.
This year's lineup of Connecticut's leading restaurants and food purveyors includes Red House, Marley's Cafe, Essex Coffee & Tea Co., Fromage Fine Foods, The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, Gourmet Galley Catering, Griswold Inn, Olive Oyl's, Saybrook Point Inn, Seaflour Foods, Selene's Sweet Shoppe, The Ivory Restaurant, and others. RiverFare attendees can sample signature dishes and drinks while perusing and bidding on a diverse array of fine gifts, services, and entertainment experiences at the silent auction.
Tower Labs and Wells Fargo Advisors are this year's presenting sponsors. Other sponsors include C. Sherman Johnson Co., Inc., Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Clark Group, Essex Savings Bank/Essex Financial Services, Bogaert Construction, Rachel Thomas Real Estate, Middlesex Hospital, Reynolds' Garage & Marine, Inc., Essex Boat Works, Inc., Caulfield & Ridgway, Inc., blp Enterprises, Sapia Construction, Essex Printing, Rhode Van Gessel Design, Connecticut Rental Center, Apparel Plus, and Valley Courier.
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, visit www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860-767-8269. The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street in Essex.