The E List

An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline


Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises 2023

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex

A sight not to be missed! Come and experience the eagles of the CT River Valley.


The Breezeline Garde Winter Cinema Series

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London, CT

The 2023 Breezeline Garde Winter Cinema Series Pass brings you critically acclaimed and Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated films with state-of-the-art 4K digital projection and full surround sound.


Niantic & East Lyme Restaurant Week

Come support the restaurants you love and eat, drink and save at more than 25 participating eateries, each with its own Restaurant Week special.

First Friday in Chester, CT

The Merchants of Chester 1 Maple Street Suite 106, Chester, CT

Please join the Merchants of Chester for our monthly First Friday celebration.

Shamrock Tea at Old Lyme Inn

Old Lyme Inn 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Grab your besties and join us for a Lucky March Tea featuring your St. Patricks Day favorites!


The 26th Annual Chili Fest

1 Main Street, Old Saybrook, 06475 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Mark your Calendars - The 2023 Chili fest will be here soon!


La Marea Italian Wine Dinner – Featuring Piedmont 

La Marea 732 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE, Old Saybrook, CT

Join us for our Italian Wine Dinner featuring wines from the region of Piedmont with special guest speaker and Italian Wine Producer, Simone Allario of Piazzo Wines.

Last Call for Italy’s Cinque Terre, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como

Friendly Group Travel

This unique itinerary combines the best of the Ligurian coast and Italian Lakes with their stunning mountain backdrop, colorful fishing villages, a verdant rugged coastline, outstanding food and wine, and much more. Join before the March 10 Cut-Off date!

Healing Loss Through Conscious Grieving and Writing

Mercy Center by the Sea 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT

Join Lisa A. Irish spiritual director and supervisor, for a weekend retreat that offers compassionate understandings of loss, grief and healing through writing.

Saturday Sampler at 640 Massage

640 Massage Therapies 16 Westbrook Place, Westbrook, CT

Come in and sample all that 640 Massage has to offer!

13th Annual Oscar Night Party at the Kate

The Kate 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT

Join us for the 13th Annual Oscar Party at the Kate featuring hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats, champagne and games from our local restaurants while watching the Oscars.

Headshot Day!

Kelley Norcia Photography 179 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT

At Kelley Norcia Photography we create stunning headshots with same-day ordering so you can quickly put your best self forward to recruiters, clients and companies!

Find Your Perfect Fit!

Privé-Swiss Wellness 10 Main Street, Essex, CT

Join Privé-Swiss Wellnessf or a personalized bra fitting from the amazing Filly Rose Bra fit expert, Libby Basile!


Art•Bar Happy Hour: Egg-xcellent, Egg-xtravagant, Eggs

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Just in time for spring! Grab a friend and have fun night out with egg decorating with light fare and libations at the Florence Griswold Museum.

St Patrick’s Day Beer/Spirit Tasting & Dinner Train

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex

Join us this St. Patricks Day for a fabulous evening of live celtic music, beer and spirits, and a festive train ride featuring a dinner of all of your Irish favorites!

Goodspeed’s 17th Annual Festival Of New Musicals

Goodspeed Opera House 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Staged readings of three brand-new musicals PLUS several special events celebrating the best and brightest in musical theatre from across the nation!

Maple Weekend

Maple Syrup Producers Association of CT CT

Taste The Maple. Many sugarhouses across the state will be open for tours, tasting and will be selling their products.

Musical Masterworks features Jeewon Park and Tessa Lark in March

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme 4 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Come and join Musical Masterworks beloved pianist Jeewon Park and Artistic Director and violinist Tessa Lark for a recital featuring Dvorak, Corigliano, Strauss and a special world premiere by Lark.

$5 – $45

18th Annual Mystic Irish Parade

Downtown Mystic Mystic, CT

The Mystic Irish Parade is upon its 18th year, so join us on March 19th in your best green & Celtic cheer!

Madison Location Reopening

Homeward Collective 685 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT

Join us for our reopening and coastal refresh of our Madison location stocked with all of your shoreline summer wardrobe eccentials.

La Marea Italian Wine Dinner – Featuring Umbria

La Marea 732 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE, Old Saybrook, CT

Join us for our Italian Wine Dinner featuring wines from the region of Umbria with special guest speaker Michael Petrizzo of Vias Wines.

OPEN HOUSE: Mindful Eating & Weight Loss Management Program

Prive Swiss Wellness Spa 10 Main Street, Essex Village, CT

Mindful Eating & Weight Management Program See you at the Open House: 10 Main Street- Essex Village to learn more about our newest offering with certified nutritionist, Brigitta Jansen. Start your Wellness Journey Today Complimentary chair massage & refreshments. 3 & 6 Month Programs starting soon Open Enrollment Two 15minute Infrared Sauna Sessions per Month


MMModern Returns on March 24

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Join us for the return of the MMModern concert and an evening of complimentary beer, wine and appetizers.


2023 Business EXPO

Andrews Memorial Town Hall 54 E Main Street, Clinton, CT

Join us at Andrews Memorial Town Hall for an Opportunity to Showcase Your Business!

2023 Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade

Essex Town Hall 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Rain or Shine! Come and participate in the 2023 Essex Go Bragh Parade featuring Irish Dancers, pipers and drum corps and explore the town of Essex, CT.

Väsen at Deer Lake Preserve

Deer Lake Camp 101 Paper Mill Rd., Killingworth, CT

Join Fire In The Kitchen Concerts for two amazing show this this spring at Deer Lake Preserve while having the opportunity to explore the property and feast on gourmet pizza.

$5 – $30