Thursday, December 27, 2007

Reflect and Resolve......Happy New Year!

Now that 2007 is coming to a close, it is time to reflect on what a great year we enjoyed and what we can look forward to in 2008! Other than the outdoor summer concerts, the farmers market and the spectacular parade, there is much more to Stamford Downtown.
I resolve to explore the downtown:
My first resolution this year is to visit more downtown restaurants. There are so many to choose from. I was thrilled when a close friend gave me a gift certificate to dine at Columbus Park (where I can't wait to go, since I have heard the Italian food is consistently excellent.)
Secondly, I plan to shop more. Who doesn't love to shop? Thanks to the few VISA gift cards I received during the holidays, I'm pretty set. The Stamford Town Center will have a few new and exciting store openings but, have you seen the exquisite hand blown glass gallery on Bedford Street? Unique and elegant pieces abound. It's a must visit if you haven't yet.
Lastly, I resolve to do more theater. Whether it be a movie or a show, I will go. The Avon theater will be hosting a Pre-Oscars gala event this year. Quite glamorous for our downtown: Maybe there will be celebrity spottings--who knows? Also, this Spring, the Palace will be performing RENT; that's a must-see for me.
I love that I can do all these exciting outings with friends and family in Stamford downtown. Can't wait to start 2008-- Happy New Year Stamfordites and Friends!

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Larry Hoff Rappels!

See Larry Hoff, Channel 11 News in NYC, take on our very own One Landmark Square. From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer as he makes his daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of Stamford’s tallest building.

Click on Santa Rappel !



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Friday, November 30, 2007

Bennett's Big Time

Know where I went for some fun after the Parade last Sunday? A private party at Bennett's Steakhouse! For several years, some of us celebrate our wonderful Parade experience with Anthony (the owner). This fun loving, yet super tired, hard-working group still had energy to party. We had a mix of appetizers and fun finger food, but I don't even think the enjoyment came so much from the yummy food as it did the atmosphere. The "space" makes it the perfect setting. The rooms are perfect for holding big parties, and quite conducive to mingling. Personally, I like sitting by the front window and watching the people come and go. If you are looking to book a holiday party, Bennett's would be a good choice....

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Kona Grill--not just a taste of Hawaii in Stamford Downtown

A group from my office got together for a fun lunch yesterday. With so many great restaurants downtown, it wasn't tough to find a great lunch spot. Located on part of the site of where the old Filenes used to sit, among a long list of new restaurants, is Kona Grill. It is a tough pick from all the new ones, but this time Kona Grill was the choice. You would think it was just a seafood/sushi restaurant, or something Hawaiian, but not at all. The menu offerings were very diverse. With a large outside seating area (heated by the way, and with a cozy fireplace), and roomy dining area (with a wall-long exotic fish tank), we had no trouble being seated. What did I order you ask? Well, I ordered the Sushi Sampler (a few pieces of sushi a salad) and a miso soup. Which was super fresh, and I loved it. The rest of my office buddies ordered an assortment of meals: One of particular note was the adorable Caterpillar Roll--which looked like a real caterpillar! Pan-seared ahi, chicken tacos, and the Hana chicken salad; the menu has a lot to offer and quite satisfying for all. For dessert, we all shared what seemed like a slab of brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Very yummy. Great service, and a nice lunch experience. Kona Grill is a nice addition to Stamford Downtown.....

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Target, Tiernan's

Yes, I waited till the last minute to by a Halloween costume for my daughter. Shame on me. So, on this past Friday night, a rainy one I might add, we ventured downtown to Target. What a great addition to the area. Target has pretty much anything and everything. They had a huge selection of costumes. So, after our little shopping excursion, we were famished. Looking for a fun place to go, I took my daughter over to Tiernan's (Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant, Phone: 353-8566.) Known for it's partying crowds during the Alive @ 5 concert series, it is also known to serve Irish food and the menu offered some good munchies too. Our dining experience started with sauteed mussels and an order of crab cakes. That was okay, but we needed more....so, we ordered their special fish and chips from the adorable Irish Waiter. It was just what we needed to fill our bellies. The place was a bit busy and loud, so it wasn't ideal for conversation, but it was ideal for enjoying the food and music. Target and Tiernan's helped to make our evening a fun "Mother and Daughter" outing...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Il Falco has a few new offerings...

So, after work, I dropped by one of the "staple" Italian restaurants in Stamford Downtown-- Il Falco. It was a lucky night for me, cause in their upper level party room, they were showcasing some of their new appetizers--and I was invited! Shrimp, rice balls, stuffed zucchini flowers and more. And I must say, it was delish. Among the baked clams and stuffed mushrooms, were the perfectly grilled baby lamb chops. Just delectable. My favorite, by far, was the roasted fig with melted mozzerarella cheese wrapped in procuitto--WOW. Close your eyes and imagine how great a taste, cause it was super. Visit Vinny at Il Falco, and enjoy what most loyal Stamford residents already know--if you are seeking a truly unique experience in Italian dining, your wish will be fulfilled here, in the heart of downtown Stamford.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Don McLean on YouTube

As we look forward to the UBS Parade Spectacular, I wanted to take a step back and enjoy the past summer in Stamford Downtown. Sister Hazel kicked off the Alive@Five concert series ending with a Don McLean performance to a packed crowd. One lucky spectator caught in on their camera phone. Click the link below to see McLean's American Pie sendoff to the Stamford fans.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Seeking Star Volunteers for UBS Parade Spectacular




SEEKING STAR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE UBS PARADE SPECTACULAR
Presented by The Advocate and
Stamford Town Center

Click here to volunteer for the 2007 UBS Parade Spectacular on November 18
Seeking Star Volunteers!
The UBS Parade Spectacular is looking for Clowns, Balloon Handlers and Parade Marshals!
Deadline October 19, 2007!

Stamford, CT, November 18, 2007 -
Do love being the center of attention? Have you always wanted a standing ovation? Well, now is your chance! Stamford Downtown is seeking fun, outgoing people to be CLOWNS, BALLOON HANDLERS and PARADE MARSHALS for The UBS Parade Spectacular, presented by The Advocate and Stamford Town Center on Sunday, November 18th! No experience is necessary, we will train you! The D.S.S.D. is looking for happy, enthusiastic people 16 years and over to entertain 200 thousand spectators throughout the Parade Route! Start Clowning around and call Stamford Downtown at 348-5285, visit http://www.stamford-downtown.com/or click the link below for more information!
Deadline October 19, 2007!

Click here to volunteer for the 2007 UBS Parade Spectacular on November 18
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The UBS Parade Spectacular Presented by The Advocate and The Stamford Town Center
Sunday, November 18, 2007. 12 noon step-off, Summer & Hoyt Streets One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family.

About the DSSD

Welcome to the Stamford Downtown Special Services District ("DSSD").The District, established in 1993, is responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.The Downtown offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education and events.If you work here, live here or visit here, we invite you to browse our website and then come downtown often be a part of the scene.

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Company Contact:Name: Kevin McCloskey
Coordinator, Marketing and Signature Events
phone: 203-348-5285
fax: 203-348-6857

Visit http://www.stamford-downtown.com/ for more information.
© 2007. SDSSD. All rights reserved.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Siena; not just a color

Last week, my lunchtime plans included dining with my friend at Siena Ristorante, 519 Summer Street. If you are in the mood for Italian, this would be a good choice. They boast of a authentic Tuscan menu, and there were certainly many items to choose from. Not wanting to eat a lot, I ordered a super fresh tomato, sliced with avocado (in between each slice) and topped with fresh crabmeat. So delicious. So fresh. My friend ordered the monkfish with sauteed spinach. Equally yummy. The indoor decor was beautiful too; I loved the way the ceiling was painted with fluffy white clouds. It felt like we were dining outside! The waiters were great, and the service staff were friendly and attentive to our every need. Colorful- a very attractive place: would love to return sometime soon to try the dinner/dessert menu...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Don't miss it! Arts Crafts and Blues on Bedford this Saturday and Sunday....

Arts, Crafts & Blues on Bedford Starring Marc Broussard
September 15 &16
A weekend event featuring 92 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16. “Sophisticated, chic and energetic set in a lovely urban environment. For those who appreciate fine arts, good food and music.” ACF News, June-July 2007
Saturday, September 15th
Marc Broussard - 6:30
Geoff Achison - 5:00
Butch Taylor & The Penetrators - 3:30
Nikki Armstrong - 2:00

Marc Broussard
Blue-Eyed Soul Music’s Newly Crowned Prince. Broussard and his band blended the seamless energy and earthy edge they've perfected on the road alone, selling out thousand capacity rooms and on major tours with Maroon 5, the Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and Gavin DeGraw, to name a few, with a profound respect for the music's roots. www.marcbroussard.com
Geoff Achison


US based Australian musician Geoff Achison has a reputation as a guitarist's guitarist. Equally adept at acoustic or electric styles, either choice can be beautifully intricate or feature high energy explosiveness. He has developed his own sound, without the aid of pedals or gadgets, and fans even say that you can recognize an Achison riff when you hear it. As a vocalist, Geoff possesses a rich, soulful voice that evokes favourable comparisons to Joe Cocker, Warren Haynes or Paul Weller. Add to this his award winning songwriting skills and you have the whole package. http://www.geoffachison.com/



Butch Taylor & The Penetrators
Butch Taylor & the Penetrators” is a Connecticut based group who play a blend of penetrating, funky, blues-rock. Their originals are inspired from the traditional blues of Freddie King and Willie Dixon, the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, and Cream, and the deep funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Tower of Power. With the release of their CD, “Don’t Tell Me Nothin’,” Butch Taylor & the Penetrators have been a band in demand. www.butchtaylor.com





Nikki Armstrong
A musical journey you have to experience. Armstrong has wonderfully expressive vocals and contagious enthusiasm.
www.nikkiarmstrong.com



Sunday, September 16th
Funkasaurus Rex - 3:30
Saxual Harrisment - 1:30

Funkasaurus Rex
Real funky music isn’t extinct yet. The band has appeared
with Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald
to name a few.






Saxual Harrisment
Saxual Harrisment is lead by saxophonist Bill Harris. This
jazz-rock-blues fusion band features some of New York's
finest musicians including on guitar Chieli Minucci, on
drums Thierry Arpino, on bass Dave Anderson, on
trombone John Fumasoli and on keyboard Chris Fischer.www.saxbro.com

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Newest Dragon in town...



painted by Alissa Siegal 9/07
http://www.candycolors.com


Anyone know where this is located?
10 Winners that answer correctly will receive a free Stamford Downtown Directory*!!!
*Offer expires 11/07

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Friday, August 24, 2007

the last bit of summer...


Wow, who could have asked for a better summer. It's almost at an end, and school will be starting soon. The outdoor cafes have been so pleasureful. I am going to miss the people watching. One last chance to enjoy the outdoors by taking advantage of restaurant week. (8/20-9/2) Some great new places have been added to the list, like Ferrante. Try one of my favorite places, Zody's (23 Atlantic Street).

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Sunflowers














Can you guess where this is?

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Top Ten List: Alive@Five

The season is over and I am having Alive@Five withdrawal!!! Is anybody else?
In an effort to share my void, below you will find my...

Top Ten List of Things I will miss about Alive@Five :

10. Gazing at Lizard man (you know, the guy who walked around each concert with a bearded dragon on his shoulder)

9. Those fun and colorful Citibank beach balls

8. Listening to the Marriott spinning wheel buzz

7. Watching the SBC pizza guy walk by with 10 boxes stacked high--How'd he do that?

6. Chatting with the "Yellow" men giving away ID bracelets

5. Keeping clear of the scary pit bulls in the audience, and I mean dogs

4. Watching the recycle-can people gather so many cans they could barely walk through the crowd

3. Dining on the "Downtown Special" with potato cones--yum-o

2. Smiling at the friendly Heineken servers

and......

#1. Enjoying the music, of course!

See you next year at Alive @ Five in Stamford Downtown...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quite grand indeed



So, last week I experienced the Grand Summer Night at UConn. That's right, it's quite grand. It's the event the Friends of Stamford Downtown put together as their annual public art fundraiser. It was aflutter with an indulgent silent auction, tasty hor d'oeuvres, spirits and friendly chatter. After Mayor Malloy thanked the organizers and attendees, and administered an exciting flat screen tv raffle, the participants were invited to dine at one of the Downtown restaurants of their choice. How exciting--this was my opportunity to try a new place. Everyone I spoke to had a fabulous dining experience: It was a huge success, and great fundraiser. Kudos to all those that supported the cause. I can't wait for the next "grand" event...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Last one this year---Alive@Five- Don McLean!



LAST ALIVE @ FIVE THIS YEAR!
Don't miss it!







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycgegp0KdE4%20


Alive @ Five - Don McLean
Moonspank
Three Lane Change

Don McLean
Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
Emerging in the early 70s, Don McLean remains at legendary status due to his unforgettable hit, "American Pie." Over his remarkable career, Don has amassed over forty gold and platinum records world-wide and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Moonspank
Sponsored by Citibank


White Plains based Moonspank is an Irish-fronted rock band formed in late 2001. The band boasts a great live show that changes nightly, with different songs and guest musicians.


Three Lane Change

Three Lane Change bring their pop punk sound to the stage with a fierce live show filled with an amazing amount of energy influenced by Green Day and Blink 182 among others.


Alive @ Five is presented by RBS Greenwich Capital on the Heineken Stage in Partnership with Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, Stamford Town Center, BevMax, Garden Catering and The Advocate. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Frank Mercede & Sons, Rolling Cones, Hampton Inn & Suites and RuLu’s River Café, State Farm Insurance, Woodloch Resort, 95.9 The Fox, The Coast 96.7, Star 99.9, WSTC/WNLK, Simply Signs, Wahstudio Photography, Event Management Inc.,The Fairfield County Weekly, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Keep Stamford Beautiful and the Mill River Collaborative.

Alive @ Five is sponsored by the Columbus Park Merchants including Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Hula Hanks Island Grill & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, The Palms, Twenty of Stamford, The Thirsty Turtle Stamford and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.

Stamford Downtown Special Services District. The District, established in 1993, is responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.

The Downtown offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education and events.If you work here, live here or visit here, we invite you to browse our website and then come downtown often to be a part of the scene.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

View of the Mill River.......

Have you ever spent time by the Mill River in Stamford? Yesterday I had the chance to dine at one of Stamford's newest little secrets--Rulu's River Cafe (26 Mill River St Stamford, (203) 325-3900. ) This delightful eatery is a classy little restaurant/bar that sits across the Mill River. Celebrating with a group of co-workers, we enjoyed a nice quiet lunch. We dined on, what else but, mostly salads. However, I had the crab cakes--which were super scrumptious! Yummy again. Quite a surprise, and a pleasant one indeed. What an enjoyable spot for lunch. The view of the river was relaxing and food and service was right on target. Rulu's won't be a secret for long.......

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Newly decorated Signal boxes

Mexican Serapi: Painted by Francine Funke 7/2007 @ Atlantic Street near the Post Office




Indian Batik: Painted by Francine Funke 7/2007 @ Greyrock and East Main Street




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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

THE NEW CARS AT ALIVE@5 Thursday, July 26, 2007

ALIVE @ FIVE CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, July 26 w/ The New Cars!!

Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

STARRING: The New Cars sponsored by The Stamford Chamber of Commerce.

In early 2006, The New Cars re-created the ground breaking music of The Cars, one of the most influental bands of the "new wave" era. Todd Rundgren will be taking over on vocals as the bands rocks through hits "Just What I Needed" and "My Best Friend's Girl." - www.thenewcars.com/


Featuring Roger Len Smith - http://www.rogerlensmith.com/
and The SideNotes

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Pops in the Park Rain Venue

This was such a great event! I was kinda bummed that it was held indoors at first, but much to my surprise, the Palace was enchanting. Enjoying the music, and air conditioning, was refreshing. Preu was engaging and quite funny; not at all what you think of when you think "symphony." The familiar tunes took me back to my childhood, and all my fond memories. I am so looking forward to next week when the symphony plays out Broadway tunes. Let's hope it doesn't rain.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pops In The Park Tonight Rain Venue

Pops In The Park
Palace Theatre, Stamford
Wednesday, July 18th @6:30
The Wizard and Sousa and Strauss, Oh My!
Preu leads you Over the Rainbow withshow tunes, marches, and waltzes.

Pops in the Park on the Heineken Stage presented Seaboard Properties, HSBC, Turner Construction Company & Hines, featuring the Stamford Symphony Pops Orchestra conducted by Eckart Preu, will appear three Wednesday nights this summer.

Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

TONIGHT! COLIN HAY OF MEN AT WORK PERFORMS


ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, July 12!!
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

STARRING:
Colin Hay of Men at Work
Sponsored by The New York Times



As the man in front of the Australian band Men at Work, Colin Hay scored five top 100 hits including, “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under.” He has continued to enjoy commercial success as a solo artist and as an actor. Hay will delight audiences with both memorable hits and new material from his solo album.
http://www.colinhay.com/


Featuring:
Lazlo Bane sponsored by Rolling Cones
Lazlo Bane is widely known for the song “Superman” in the opening credits of the hit TV-comedy “Scrubs.” Originally from the East Coast, Lazlo Bane now resides in Santa Monica, CA where the band will be releasing a double album of 70’s covers in early July. www.lazlobane.com
AND
Jules and the Family
The Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, and Janis Joplin influenced Julie Corbalis to write songs about life fashioned to the sound of rock and roll. The New York based band, Jules and the Family, visit Stamford in the middle of its Northeast tour.
www.juliecorbalis.com

COOLERS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE CONCERT AREA. PLEASE LEAVE THEM HOME.

Alive @ Five is presented by RBS Greenwich Capital on the Heineken Stage in Partnership with Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, Stamford Town Center, BevMax, Garden Catering and The Advocate. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Frank Mercede & Sons, Rolling Cones, Hampton Inn & Suites and RuLu’s River Café, State Farm Insurance, Woodloch Resort, 95.9 The Fox, The Coast 96.7, Star 99.9, WSTC/WNLK, Simply Signs, Wahstudio Photography, Event Management Inc.,The Fairfield County Weekly, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Keep Stamford Beautiful and the Mill River Collaborative.

Alive @ Five is sponsored by the Columbus Park Merchants including Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Hula Hanks Island Grill & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, The Palms, Park Place Diner Café, The Thirsty Turtle Stamford and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.

Alive @ 5 is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening please visit http://www.stamford-downtown.com/ or call Annette Einhorn at 203-348-5285 or email annette@stamford-downtown.com.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Enjoying the heat?

Yes, I am. I took a short stroll from the office at lunch time, with two co-workers, to a bustling little place called "Remo's Brick Oven Pizza Company" (35 Bedford). Nicely air-conditioned, we hurried inside. We were able to get one of the last two tables left. This place was flippin' pizzas! (although pastas, sandwiches, and salads adorned the menu as well) I chose the grilled chicken Caesar salad; yum-oh. Grilled perfectly. One friend had a tri-veggie pizza; artichokes, zucchini and peppers. Quite colorful. My other friend had a "make your own salad", which was filled with super fresh veggies. For dessert, we all shared a cannoli. Really creamy and delicious. A nice treat. Lunch at Remo's with my co-worker friends, good conversation and some excellent food is getting my week off to a good start...

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Monday, July 9, 2007







Alive @ Five Thursday, July 12
Columbus Park - Rain or Shine
Starring Colin Hay of Men At Work
featuring Lazlo Bane and Jules and the Family




















As the man in front of the Australian band Men at Work, Colin Hay scored five top 100 hits including, "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under." He has continued to enjoy commercial success as a solo artist and actor. Hay will delight the Stamford audience with both memorble hits and new material from his solo career.
www.colinhay.com
www.lazlobane.com
www.julescorbalis.com

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Just a Friday night in the downtown.....

My husband and I thought we'd try Asian this past Friday night. Galangal was our choice. ( Located at 35 Atlantic Street) Along busy Atlantic street, we sat at a sidewalk table watching the passersby. I ordered an amazing seafood hot pot, not spicy, but hot, Thai-style soup. I would say that the food was pretty good. It was a quiet spot, but a good choice nonetheless.
It being a nice evening, my husband I decided to take short stroll to see what else was happening. We walked through Kwainis Park, and up lower Summer Street until we ran into the hustle bustle of Ferrante. As the owner, Lenny, stood outside greeting his patrons, we couldn't help but be drawn in by its charm. Although we had already eaten dinner, we decided that Ferrante would be a great place to enjoy a nice glass of Merlot. This place was full of energy. At the bar, we sat under a huge bouquet of fresh flowers, and enjoyed its aroma as well as an excellent glass of wine.
Afterwards, we headed over to the Pantry and Wine Shop at Napa (Broad Street) where Laura, the knowledgeable wine salesperson, recommended just the right bottle of wine to take home to top off our evening.
What a nice pleasant evening in Stamford Downtown to start off the summer......

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Neville Brothers

RAIN OR SHINE--Get ready to swoon to the R&B sounds of the Neville Brothers Alive @ 5 in Columbus Park, June 28.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Sister Hazel Rocks Alive@Five





Thanks for coming down to the kickoff concert of the year. It rained, it poured and Sister Hazel rocked the stage...and even Stuart Scott from SportsCenter dropped by. See you Thursday!

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Map and Directions to Alive@Five

For those visitors we will be welcoming in the future weeks for the Alive @ Five Concert Series please click the link below for parking and directions. Thanks!!!






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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Alive @ Five Opening Night






The Alive @ Five Summer Series Kicks Off...

Starring
Sister Hazel
http://www.sisterhazel.com/

















Sister Hazel is all about its fans. For more than a decade now the five members have been consistently touring to support their six studio albums and one live album. The band broke out in the late 90’s with its monster hit “All For You.” Since then the band has rocked out on water at their annual The Rock Boat and on the slopes at The Rock Slope. Now the band comes to rock Alive @ Five.


Featuring Belleville Outfit (http://www.bellevilleoutfit.com/)

and Jonny Hirsch (www.jonnyhirsch.com)!!!!!!!!!!!



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COOLERS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE CONCERT AREA. PLEASE LEAVE THEM HOME.

Coolers not welcome @ Stamford concerts

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By Mark Ginocchio Staff Writer
Published June 20 2007
STAMFORD - Summer concertgoers are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes to Columbus Park when Alive @ Five returns this week, but they must leave their coolers at home.Citing a problem last summer with underage drinking and fake IDs, Downtown Special Service District officials said beverage coolers will be prohibited from the park this season as Sister Hazel kicks off the 12th annual Alive @ Five concert series at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

"Last year, people would bring their cooler bags, and then hand beer out to their underage friends," said Sandra Goldstein, executive director of the DSSD.The group collected more than 1,000 fake IDs over the six weeks of concerts last year, Goldstein said, "so this was the logical thing for us to do."The Parks and Recreation Commission approved the ban, which Stamford police support because it will help them with enforcement."Underage drinking is a concern of ours, and we certainly don't want it happening at Alive @ Five," Lt. Sean Cooney said. "It was becoming very difficult for us to enforce."During one show last year, police caught more than a dozen minors drinking, Cooney said.For tomorrow's show, checkpoints will be set up to collect cooler bags, Goldstein said. She expects some grumbling from concertgoers, but "we did some research and this is standard operating procedure," Goldstein said.This year's Alive @ Five is being promoted as the biggest yet. After Sister Hazel - which broke out in the mid-1990s with its hit "All For You" - performances will include the Neville Brothers, Colin Hay of Men at Work, the Subdudes, the New Cars featuring Todd Rundgren and the NYC Hit Squad.The series wraps up Aug. 9 with "American Pie" singer Don McLean.

Copyright © 2007, Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc.

Link to article:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-coolers5jun20,0,4325533.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Tossed and Found Sculpture Map

Click the line below to access the Tossed and Found Sculpture Map. Enjoy!

http://www.stamford-downtown.com/UserFiles/File/pdf_SculptureMap.pdf

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It seems that Sundance is the place to be......



Went for lunch today with an old buddy pal from Darien. At first we were going to dine at Stamford Town Center. Well, not having much to choose from, we ventured out onto Broad Street. Lucky for us, we stumbled across Sundance Cafe. (right next to HSBC) Boy, was it hopping! It looks like the word is out on this new lunch time nook. With jazzy piano sounds playing, and comfy couches to lounge on, it was hard to go back to the office. All the sandwiches have real cutsie names; I had the "Darien" sandwich, and my friend had the "Shelton"--both were just super yummy. The "personalized" salad bar, where it is tossed to your pleasing, was quite popular. That will be my next choice, what'da think?

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

What's that I see? Tossed and Found sculpture?

Coming to work this morning, as I usually do, catching my eye was a BIG red sculpture at the edge of Latham Park @ Prospect Street.
It was a circle of striking red filing cabinets jetting out to the sky. The way they were put together left a huge a hole in the middle--just perfect to peek through. (I am not describing it as well as it looks, cause you'd have to see it to be really "wow'd". )

As I continued my morning journey, I noticed another. It was a giant sized girl, with crazy wild hair, holding cat in front of People's Bank on Bedford. Another "wow".

It seems like sculptures are popping up all over downtown! I plan to take a stroll at lunchtime to spy some more. How about you?

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lunch on Bedford

I gotta say, I don't get out of the office much, but yesterday I did. Lunch on Bedford Street is what it is all about. It was hustling and bustling with shoppers and people dining; really great. I met my friends at noon at Capricco's, an Italian cafe in the middle of the street. It was completely packed, with even a wait list 3 couples deep. We sat at a terrific outdoor table facing the street.It reminded me of Manhattan, only without all the pollution. As usual, Capricco's was a terrific lunch spot. Their food, always top notch. Tigin's, the Irish Pub next door, had been filled to the max too. I sat and chatted the hour away, while doing what I do best--people watch. It was such fun. Outdoor lunch on Bedford will be something I do more of in the future for sure......

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Monday, May 14, 2007

National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Services

National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Services

On behalf of Chief Brent B. Larrabee and the members of the Stamford Police Department,
you are cordially invited to attend our Law Enforcement Memorial Event
in honor of those officers who have given their lives in the service of our community

Monday, May14, 2007
10:30am

The Parade will begin at Veterans Park, at Atlantic and Main Streets,
and end at Stamford Police Headquarters
located at 805 Bedford Street
Featuring:

Aerial Flyovers
Mounted Units
Canine Units

Representatives from over 50 regional Police Departments

A special guest appearance by Cyndi Lauper

The Memorial service to be held at 11:00am
at Stamford Police Headquarters, 805 Bedford Street

General information: 977-4681




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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tossed and Found, Art in Public Places June through August, Stamford Downtown


This year Tossed and Found, Art in Public Places, presented by Heyman Properties in partnership with Stamford Town Center and produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District will feature 39 sculptures on loan to the City of Stamford by 24 gifted sculptors. From June to August these fine works of art will line the sidewalks and parks of the Downtown as well as the Stamford Town Center. The exhibit embraces each artist’s talent as he/she creates singular works of art from what once were very ordinary materials.

At the conclusion of the exhibit, many of the sculptures will be available for an online auction benefiting Autism Speaks. More details soon!

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Monday, May 7, 2007

The Clean Team and Ambassadors!

The DSSD Clean Team

























The DSSD Ambassadors

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ALIVE@FIVE, FREE CONCERTS in COLUMBUS PARK, STAMFORD DOWNTOWN, CT, THURSDAYS 5PM













Alive @ Five
FREE CONCERTS in Columbus Park,
Stamford Downtown,
Thursdays, 5pm

SNEAK PEAK AT SCHEDULE IN PROGRESS!!!!

June 21
Sister Hazel - www.sisterhazel.com
The Belleville Outfit - www.bellevilleoutfit.com

June 28
The Neville Brothers - www.nevilles.com
Omar - www.owilson.com
Robbie Jenkins - www.myspace.com/robbiejenkinsmusic

July 5
No Show

July 12
Colin Hay of Men at Work - www.colinhay.com
Lazlo Bane - www.lazlobane.com
Jules and the Family - www.juliecorbalis.com

July 19
the subdudes - www.subdudes.com
Dave Keyes - www.davekeyes.com
Laura DeLallo - www.lauradelallo.com

July 26
The New Cars w/ Todd Rundgren - www.thenewcars.com
Roger Len Smith - www.rogerlensmith.com
The SideNotes

August 2
NYC Hit Squad - www.nychitsquad.com
The Short Bus - www.theshortbusrocks.com
Taboo - www.tabootheband.com

JUST ADDED
August 9
Don McLean - www.don-mclean.com

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Your 2007 DSSD TEAM!


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