Wednesday, December 23, 2009

“Print What?!”


Stamford's Loft Artists Association
Announces Print Show:

"PRINT WHAT?!"

February 19 through March 21, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 6-9pm

Weekend Workshops: February 27 & March 13 from 1-4pm


PRINT WHAT?! is an art exhibit of printed work

by the members of the Loft Artists Association,

offered in conjunction with workshops demonstrating printmaking in action.


STAMFORD, CT — Just in time to brighten the darkest winter months comes
"Print What?!, a collection of printed works by the artists of the LAA. Monoprints, etchings, photographs, lithographs and screenprints share the gallery walls in a broad display of printmaking. Loft Artist President, Liz Squillace, who many know through her unique and memorable graphic prints, is building the show around her love of printmaking. Here she celebrates the variety, diversity and repetition of the medium.


"Printmaking is a process oriented art", says Squillace. "You go through steps to ready the image. This advance preparation allows a clear crisp image which can be produced again and again in no time at all." While the end result allows for ease of production, the overall process seems highly involved and requires a skillful hand. Depending upon the materials used, it often involves carving into wood, linoleum, or etching metal. The final piece is created but yet untouched by the artist, creating an alluring tension between the handmade and manufactured.


Lina Morielli, an artist who works in many different media and techniques, describes her process for this show: "I'll be doing a solar etching. Light is used to develop an image which is then transferred onto a plastic plate which I will ink and run through a printing press. It will likely be a continuation of my series of hearts."


Two days of workshops and seminars presented by Loft Artists allow visitors to observe demonstrations and try their hands at printing. Print artist, Liz Squillace will demonstrate silkscreening on paper and shirts. "I am excited to share my craft with others," she says. We are all excited to learn first hand about the intricate process of printmaking.



Print What!? will run from February 19 through March 21, 2010, with an opening reception on Friday, February 19 from 6 to 9pm at the Loft Artists Gallery, 845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT. Admission and parking are Free.


For directions and more information visit www.loftartists.com or call 203.323.4153.


This print exhibit is sponsored in part by the CAPP Award granted to the Loft Artists Association in 2009.



The Loft Artists Gallery is located at 845 Canal Street in Stamford. Gallery hours are

Friday through Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. For directions and more information visit www.loftartists.com or call 203. 323. 4153.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

New Art Gallery on Bedford Street –12/17 Reception

WHAT: Art Gallery Opening & Reception

Acclaimed Greenwich artist Fernando Luis Alvarez presents "Trip Lips" presented at his newly opened Bedford Street gallery. "Trip Lips" will run from December 17th through February 2, 2010.

WHEN: Opening reception Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 5-9pm

WHERE: 96 Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown

WHO: From the age of 12, Fernando L. Alvarez had a passion for painting. A self taught artist born in Greenwich, CT and raised in Colombia until age 12. He returned to the states to attend high school in Greenwich where he assisted a local known metal sculptor and through her was influenced to enter group shows at the Bruce Museum, Hurlbert Gallery and Silvermine Galleries in New Canaan, CT. He later attended college in London, England where he held his first successful one-man art show in 1997 while studying international business and finance. Since then Fernando has further developed his technique by studying the work of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Keith Haring, Basquiat, Warhol, Arman and Frank Stella. Alvarez' art stands apart with displays of strange bright red lusty lips all over his canvases. The lips have become one of the trademarks of his artistic work bringing a lusty new meaning to how we perceive them. Additionally, in Alvarez' paintings the viewer recognizes the vivid combination of his interest in business innovation as seen in his early works 'Wall Street Today', 'Blue Ocean Strategy', 'Eclipse Gum' and 'Virgin Cola'. From his rough de Kooning-like strokes, black lining of his figures, crayon-like Basquiat writing, cubist figures and the chaos on the left and/or right of his paintings, the influence is there yet strikingly meshed as his own.

GALLERY LOCATIONS: Since 2008, Fernando's success resulted in the opening of two art galleries within the same year located at 255 Mill Street in Greenwich, CT and 96 Bedford Street in Stamford, CT.

CURRENT MEDIUM: Large format oil on canvas. Aluminum, bronze installation and sculpture work for 2010.

CURRENT TECNIQUE: Takes from de Kooning, Franz Kline, Picasso, Keith
Haring, Basquiat and Frank Stella and creates his own standing apart.

For more information visit info@fernandoluisalvarez.com or call 888-861-6791.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Stamford Downtown this year! We had a great time sharing our events with you--coming in 2010:


Stamford Tables Winter Restaurant Weeks
Winter, 2010
Please visit www. stamford-downtown.com for dates and
participating restaurants. Stamford Restaurant Weeks is a
great way to explore Stamford Downtown restaurants with
specially priced menus.

Art in Public Places
June-August, 2010
Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor
sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional
audiences. Art in Public Places features sculptures lining the
sidewalks and parks of the Downtown as well as the Stamford
Town Center.

French Market (Farmers’ Market)
June through November, 2010
Bedford Street at Forest - Saturdays
Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest
fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight
from the farm and right to your home.
Alive @ Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Thursday Evenings, Summer 2010 (Dates TBD)
5:00 pm, Columbus Park
Live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts
after work crowds and families. Thursday nights in Columbus
Park have become a ritual in Stamford Downtown with great
music, great dancing and great times!

Pops in the Park
Wednesday Evenings, July, 2010 (Dates TBD)
Enjoy Pops concerts outdoors in July. This Wednesday night
series has featured the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, The
Stylistics, Bowzer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party, Barbara Cook, Joe
Piscopo and others.

Stamford Downtown Street Beat
Summer 2010 (Dates TBD)
6: 30pm throughout Stamford Downtown
This program features Pop, Classical or Jazz acoustic street
musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford
Downtown.

Stamford Tables Summer Restaurant Weeks
August, 2010 (Dates TBD)
Please visit www. stamford-downtown.com for dates and participating
restaurants. Stamford Restaurant Weeks is a great way
to celebrate the summer of 2010 with specially priced menus.

A Grand Summer Night, Dine Around
August, 2010 (Date TBD)
Organized by the “Friends of Stamford Downtown” this annual
fund-raiser salutes fine dining in Stamford Downtown.
Call 203-348-5285 for an invitation.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford
September, 2010 (Date TBD)
Shop at over 80 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street,
which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our
extended sidewalk cafés.

Just to name a few!
Have an idea for a new event? We'd love to hear about it!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Larry Hoff - Ch 11 morning news, Landmark Rappel


That's me congratulating Larry Hoff, Channel 11 news, on a great Rappel this morning! He made it all the way down Landmark Square Building unharmed-- what a daredevil! He really liked the egg sandwich too-- See you next year Larry!!!

http://www.connpost.com/news/ci_13930452?source=rss

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lucky's Anniversary celebration - Dec 2

Come celebrate 1950's prices at Lucky's in honor of their 5th anniversary in Stamford Downtown. http://www.luckysrestaurant.net

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Santa Rappel and Holiday Tree Lighting

Heights and Lights and our Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec 6, 2009. Stamford Plus article.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fritz and Clara are coming, and bringing someone special with them...

Santa Arrives at Stamford Town Center Friday, Nov 13, at 6:00 PM!
Welcome Santa to this musical conservatory, escorted by Fritz and Clara from Connecticut's Ballet's The Nutcracker!
Come early to see characters from Wintuk!-Presented by 95.9 The FOX FM. http://www.shopstamfordtowncenter.com/

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Untamed Fury

November 14 & 15


Untamed Fury: Scriabin & Tchaikovsky (with pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine) Tickets on sale at www.stamfordsymphony.org








Untamed Fury
Saturday, November 14, 2009 To Sunday, November 15, 2009
Stamford Symphony presents at the Palace Theater
Untamed fury Russia, fate and a storm-driven horde of demons Arensky - Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky Scriabin - Piano Concerto with Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5



Single tickets are on sale NOW through SCA.For Symphony Subscriptions call 203.325.1407 x10.

Mark your Calendar for the future:

January 16 & 17, 2010
March 6 & 7, 2010
April 17 & 18, 2010

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Winter is coming....

This is a lovely watercolor by Bob Callahan.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009




This holiday card if available for purchase. Find out more... How will you spread holiday cheers to your friends, relatives and business associates this year? Please consider purchasing this unique card, designed by the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, which is sure to warm the hearts of all who will receive it. And, by purchasing holiday cards from the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford you will help to shine some light on Stamford’s future. Your support, along with the support of others, will help to provide a “Positive Place for Kids” in Stamford. Happy Holidays from the members and staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford!$15 for packages of 10 festive cards w/envelopes.Pay by cash, check or charge. Design & greeting as shown above. Each card includes Boys & Girls Club of Stamford identification.To order contact Director of Development – Nona Snyder 203.324.0594To learn more about the organization log onto http://www.bgcastamford.org/index.asp
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Near completion…



Can you guess who this is?




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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Columbus Day Parade, 10/11/2009

Columbus Day Parade Info: Starts at noon this Sunday, Oct 11, at Sacred Heart Church on Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.  Proceeds down Broad Street to Atlantic Street to end at Columbus Park.  Enjoy food, live music and dancing.  All are welcome.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stamford Downtown Rezoning Initiative Tonight!


Call 348-5285 if you plan on attending.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Loft Artists Association: FALL OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND--Stamford’s Largest Annual Art Experience!


  

FALL OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND

Stamford's Largest Annual Art Experience!

Friday, November 6, 6 pm - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday, November 7 & 8, 12pm – 6pm

Celebrating two years of art in their new home, the Loft Artists open their doors to the public, inviting the community to visit, mingle, and tour the studios of more than 40 working artists.


 

"During Open Studios we get to connect face to face with art lovers and other artists" says Loft Artist Susan McCaslin. "A lot of conversations happen – it is a chance for us to get feedback on our latest work, and many visitors appreciate getting behind the scenes to talk, look and enjoy."


 

Visitors to 845 Canal Street will find themselves among painters, sculptors,

printmakers, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelry makers, and mixed media artists.


 

The weekend kicks off with a party on Friday night. Live music, food and drinks with two floors of art make for a memorable evening. Swing by on Saturday and Sunday for a more leisurely tour of the studios. The artists look forward to talking with veteran gallery goers as much as they enjoy speaking with those who are looking for the first time. Every conversation brings it's own pleasures. "Open Studios is an event where the Loft Artists offer their work for sale, but the weekend is for us as much about showing our art and discussing it with the public as it is about selling. We love talking about what we are working on and hearing what people have to say" says LAA president Alissa Siegal.


 


 

    

"The LAA Open Studios was created as an open and inclusive event that benefits the community through sharing our artistic visions" adds Margaret Tsirantonakis, Loft Artist and co-chair of the event. "It encourages dialogue and fosters greater engagement with the arts."


 

The Loft Artists Association, the area's largest cooperative of working professional artists, is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County's visual arts community as well as working to educate and involve the general public in the arts. For over 30 years, the LAA has continually reached out to the public through its members, a diverse group dedicated to sharing their appreciation of the power of art with the community they work in.


 

Come see what the LAA is all about!

Thousands of visitors from the Tri-State area are drawn to this hotbed of creativity – Open Studios is the largest local event of its kind!


 

Fall Open Studios Weekend will take place Friday, November 6, from 6 pm – 9 pm, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 from 12 pm to 6 pm at 845 Canal Street in Stamford, CT. Admission and parking are free. (A $5 donation is suggested.)


 

For directions and more information visit www.loftartists.com or call 203-323-4153.


 

Sponsored in part by The City Arts Partnership Program Grant; Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor; Antares Real Estate; Harbor Point; Kim Harris; Louis J. Kuriasky Fund; The Rosenthal Family Foundation; Ivan Burns; Design Monsters: Crystal Rock; and Wagner Instruments.


 

The Loft Artists Association, a non-profit organization, has resided in the South End of Stamford for over 30 years, offering art exhibitions, workshops, and educational events to the community.


 

The Loft Artists Gallery is at 845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT.

Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm.

Visit www.loftartists.com for more information.


 

Media Information:

Artist images are available at this web link

http://www.loftartists.com/PR/OS08_LAA_Artists.html

(more will be added as they are made available.)


 

Contact Alissa Siegal at (203) 253-5645 or Margaret Tsirantonakis at (203) 249-3729 to schedule interviews or photo opportunities.


 


 


 

        

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Friday, September 25, 2009

ONE OF NORTH AMERICA'S 100 BEST EVENTS FOR 2010--UBS PARADE SPECTACULAR


AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION NAMES UBS PARADE SPECTACULAR
ONE OF NORTH AMERICA'S 100 BEST EVENTS FOR 2010
Event is a Ticket to Fun and to Critical Group Tourism Dollars


The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center to be held on November 21, 2010, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2010 by an elite tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, said ABA.

With the release of the American Bus Association's 2010 Top 100 Events in North America, ABA celebrates 28 years of the Top 100 Events. What began as a way for motorcoach operators to incorporate new product into their itineraries has grown to one of the most sought-after lists by travel professionals, motorcoach operators and the general public.

"The attractiveness of the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center  as a don't-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction for Stamford, Connecticut," said Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, ABA's president and CEO. "The real news here is that UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center has been recognized as a potential magnet for tourism dollars, at a time when reenergizing domestic tourism is so important to our spirit and our economy. The honor gives Stamford
an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners."

According to studies recently completed by researchers at The George Washington University and Dunham and Associates, one overnight visit by a motorcoach group can leave from US $5,000 to more than US $13,000 in a local destination's economy. Those dollars are spent on lodging, meals, admissions, fees, shopping, souvenirs, services and local taxes.

"Simply put," said Pantuso, "motorcoach groups spend more and stay longer. That's why the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center is truly a local economic asset. There is no better way to jump-start tourism than to attract motorcoach groups to a great event and convince them to extend their stay."

"We are proud to the recipient of this award for the third time," said Sandy Goldstein, president of the Stamford Downtown Special Services, the organization responsible for producing this fabulous event.  "We hope everyone attends the event this year as well on November 22, 2009 and hope to attract even larger crowds in 2010 as a result of this award." The Parade Spectacular was also awarded this prestigious award in 2001 and 2007.

ABA's 2010 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center from among hundreds of U.S. and Canadian events nominated by state and provincial tourism offices and convention and visitors bureaus. Judges considered the event's broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches and skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria.

The Top 100 Events list is available online at www.buses.org.

 
 

Note: This year's parade is Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stamford Downtown 2009-10 -- SIGNATURE EVENTS*


 

Stamford Downtown Special Services District

2009-2010 Calendar of Signature Events


 

SAC Capital Advisors Giant Balloon Inflation Party

Saturday, November 21, 2009

3-6 pm, Summer & Hoyt Streets

Join us for this backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life. Save the date in 2010: Nov. 20.


 

UBS Parade Spectacular

presented by Stamford Town Center

Sunday, November 22, 2009

12 noon step-off, Summer & Hoyt Streets

One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, it features everyone's favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family. Save the date in 2010: Nov. 21.


 

Heights & Lights

Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting

Presented by First County Bank

and Reckson Associates, A Division of SL Green

Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:30 pm, Landmark Square

From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus as he makes his daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford's tallest buildings, Landmark Square. Then follow Santa up Bedford Street to Latham Park for an evening of holiday fun with live music and join in the countdown of the annual lighting of Stamford's Holiday Tree. Save the date in 2010: Dec. 5.


 

Stamford Tables Winter Restaurant Weeks

Winter, 2010

Please visit www. stamford-downtown.com for dates and participating restaurants. Stamford Restaurant Weeks is a great way to explore Stamford Downtown restaurants with specially priced menus.


 

Art in Public Places

June-August, 2010

Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. Art in Public Places features sculptures lining the sidewalks and parks of the Downtown as well as the Stamford Town Center.


 


 

French Market (Farmers' Market)

June through November, 2010

Bedford Street at Forest - Saturdays

Visit our farmers' market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and right to your home.


 

Alive @ Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Thursday Evenings, Summer 2010 (Dates TBD)

5:00 pm, Columbus Park

Live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds and families. Thursday nights in Columbus Park have become a ritual in Stamford Downtown with great music, great dancing and great times!


 

Pops in the Park

Wednesday Evenings, July, 2010 (Dates TBD)

Enjoy Pops concerts outdoors in July. This Wednesday night series has featured the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, The Stylistics, Bowzer's Rock 'n' Roll Party, Barbara Cook, Joe Piscopo and others.


 

Stamford Downtown Street Beat
Summer 2010 (Dates TBD)

6: 30pm throughout Stamford Downtown

This program features Pop, Classical or Jazz acoustic street musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford Downtown.


 

Stamford Tables Summer Restaurant Weeks

August, 2010 (Dates TBD)

Please visit www. stamford-downtown.com for dates and participating restaurants. Stamford Restaurant Weeks is a great way to celebrate the summer of 2010 with specially priced menus.


 

A Grand Summer Night, Dine Around

August, 2010 (Date TBD)

Organized by the "Friends of Stamford Downtown" this annual fund-raiser salutes fine dining in Stamford Downtown. Call 203-348-5285 for an invitation.


 

Arts & Crafts on Bedford

September, 2010 (Date TBD)

Shop at over 80 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend.


 

*subject to change. Check stamford-downtown.com for details or call 348-5285.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

At summer's end...

Summer is close to over, and for me, it's been eventful. I'll start by mentioning the 7 amazing Alive at 5 concerts, and the sculpture in the streets, but just this past weekend, Tony Bennett performed at the Palace! A couple of friends of mine had went to see him and were blown away. Amazed at the talent and the stamina he displayed, but mostly his old style. Well, I wasn't lucky enough to see him croon, but I did however get the chance to visit the The Arts and Crafts on Bedford yesterday. It ran the whole weekend, but I waited till the sun came out on Sunday, to take the stroll. A large selection of vendors keep me bouncing around. What a terrific place to find an unique piece of jewelry, or a special gift. (I collected a few business cards since I know I will be looking for a special gift and will certainly search them on the web) Hubby and I had the best time just zig zagging about. Jewelry was my mission, so we seemed to stop for that more often. Found a quirky pair of earrings I bought from Sheryl Blais, who is my favorite booth this year. Love her jewelry.
If you like watercolor paintings, you couldn't go wrong at the Bob Callahan Design tent. The most fabulous "island" watercolors have the power to transport you to the bluest waters, and whitest sands. So, after meandering down Bedford Street, my husband and I stopped for a bite at Butterfield 8. We dined on their extended outdoor patio (I knew it was extended cause they email-blasted me so), and watched the other fair-goers shop around. Most memorable of the meal was a salt & pepper calamari. Served with specks of red and green peppers nestled inside a deep fried shell. It was just the right spicy and just the right crunchy. It was fun to casually linger at the fair. A nice end to an eventful summer...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Arts, Crafts on Bedford Street -- 9/12 & 9/13, Rain or Shine

Stamford Downtown Special Services District is presenting Arts & Crafts on Bedford, a weekend event featuring over 75 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street in Stamford Downtown, which will be closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13 from 11am – 6pm.“Sophisticated, chic and energetic set in a lovely urban environment. For those who appreciate fine arts and good food.” ACF News.Don’t miss the Imagination Station with “hands on” activities for kids presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum including farm animals, crafts and face painting.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford is presented by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford and is sponsored by Heineken, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Agora Spa, Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown, The Advocate, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Bartlett Arboretum, Crystal Rock, The Care of Trees, Prism Marketing, 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, WSTC/WNLK radio stations, Fairfield County Weekly, Event Management Inc., Simply Signs and Happyhaha Studio Photography.For more information please visit www.stamford-downtown.com or email or call Annette Einhorn at 203-348-5285, annette@stamford-downtown.com.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alive @ 5; a High Five

A big high five, and a big THANK YOU to all of the concert goers and loyal blog followers for coming Downtown to enjoy our Alive@5 concert series! This past Thursday, the Sugar Ray concert, was electric! The night was indescribably magical. More than 10,00 concert goers packed Columbus Park and enjoyed an amazing concert. It was almost unlike any other concert night. And we want to keep organizing such wonderful events, and hope they are just as much fun and just as successful to all. See you again next year. Stay tuned for our up coming events in September, Arts & Crafts on Bedford. Check out the Advocate for a cool slide show. Go to www.stamford-downtown.com for more info.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stamford Downtown Street Beat- last chance

Downtown Street Beat - Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 6:30pm,
Throughout Stamford Downtown

Stamford Downtown Special Services District announces the launch of a new event, Stamford Downtown Street Beat on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm. This new program will feature acoustic musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford Downtown. Stroll around Stamford Downtown and listen to some fabulous sidewalk concerts!

Musicians will include: Ario-Capo-'Vina Strings, The Bows, Claremont Strings & Ensembles, Tom Dobson, Andrew Duarte & Joseph Conti, Cindy Guaman Lozano, Infinite Roots, Pat McInnis, Keith Paine, Jon Slow, Swirl, Frank Tedesco and more!
Claremont Strings & Ensembles(www.myspace.com/claremontstrings)The BowsTom Dobson (www.myspace.com/tomdobsonrock)Infinite Roots (www.infiniteroots.com)Ario-Capo-'Vina StringsJon Slow(myspace.com/jon.slow)Cindy Guaman LozanoKeith Paine (www.sonicbids.com/keithpaine)Andrew DuarteFor a map of performance locations, or information on any of the performers, please contact Annette Einhorn at Stamford Downtown Special Services District at annette@stamford-downtown.com, 203 348 5285 or visit www.stamford-downtown.com

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Alive @ 5, Sugar Ray

ALIVE @ FIVE
CONCLUDES THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

Last Alive@ 5 concert of the season!
SUGAR RAY
Sponsored by NBC Universal Television Distribution
With hits like “Fly,” “Every Morning,” and “Some Day,” Sugar Ray is sure to rock Alive @ Five leaving fans with a sweet taste as the concert season comes to an end. The band’s new album Music For Cougars released July 21.
www.myspace.com/sugarray

Fastball
The Austin, TX power pop band, whose Beatles-influenced sound spans several radio formats, had a platinum album in 1998, just four years after forming. Fastball self-released their latest album, Little White Lies earlier this year.
www.fastballtheband.com
Aimee Allen
Aimee Allen is the explosive, outspoken voice behind modern rock monsters “Revolution” and “If It Feels Right” and contributed to the Grammy-nominated Hairspray soundtrack.
www.aimeeallen.com

AND
Super Satellite
Super Satellite is a four piece indie rock band from Central Jersey with its own brand of post punk/rock tunes with Brit pop overtones.
www.supersatellite.org


Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Maui Wowi, 203 Media Group, Mill River Collaborative, NBC Universal Television Distribution, RBS Securities, Simply Signs, Stamford Athletic Club, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford Sports & Spine, United Realty of Connecticut, Inc., Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.

Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafel, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Twenty of Stamford.
New Food Court this year including: BUtterfield 8, Carvel Ice Cream, EOS Greek Cuisine, Maui Wowi, Rack n’ Roll, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza and Sundance Café and Bakery.
Alive @ Five is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening and “things to know before you go,” please log on to www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

1. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 6:30 pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 or want to bring your young family to the concert, you are most welcome to enter before 6:30pm and stay for the entire concert (No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in after 6:30 pm.) Passport requires second form of photo I.D.
2. There will now be a $5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. This fee is essential in order to produce a high quality festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter the concert area before 6:30 pm.
3. There will be a single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. This main gate is conveniently located near Bell Street, Summer Street and Stamford Town Center Garages.
4. Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, glass containers, alcohol, dogs, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please leave them at home. NO DOGS PLEASE.






August 6
Sugar Ray
Sponsored by NBC Universal Television Distribution
Fastball
Aimee Allen
Super Satellite

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Screening of Woodstock at the Avon- 3 Days of Peace and Music on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:00PM

We hope to spread "love and peace" throughout Bedford Street on the night of August 13.

The Avon is proud to announce a special screening of Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace and Music on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:00PM. Music, food and drinks will be offered prior to the screening.

Come dressed in your favorite 1969 "lovefest" outfit!


Reserve your tickets at Avon Theatre Film Center, lgreene@avontheatre.org 203-550-2697 cell or 203-661-0321 Greenwich Office

Spread the word among Stamford Downtown ...we want you all to share in this once-in-a-lifetime event! This event will be LOTS OF FUN, and we hope to spread "love and peace" throughout Bedford Street on the night of August 13.
Documentary Night at the Avon
presents
Woodstock
3 Days of Peace and Music


The Avon Theatre is proud to present the documentary, Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music, about the historic 1969 three-day music festival that was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement. This landmark concert film will be shown on August 13, 2009 at 6:00pm in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the festival. Music, food and drinks will be offered prior to the screening. The Avon will be showing the 40th Anniversary Director’s Cut that adds over 40 minutes to the film and includes performances by Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin that were omitted from the original release. Jimi Hendrix’s set at the end of the film was also extended with two additional numbers. Performances also include Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Arlo Guthrie, Ten Years After, Joan Baez, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana and many more. Some of the crowd scenes, reported to have been half a million strong, in the original film are replaced by previously unseen footage.

The film is the definitive record of a milestone in rock & roll history. It’s more than a chronicle of the hippie movement. Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of this time. Come celebrate the spirit of Woodstock. Patrons are encouraged to dress as if they were attending the original lovefest. Love beads, tie-dyed shirts, bell-bottom jeans, hip huggers, bead bands and sandals are just some of the attire that was popular at Woodstock. Run time is 228 minutes.

Tickets are: Non-Members: $15; Avon Members: $10; and Avon Carte Blanche members: free. To purchase tickets, please call the Avon Greenwich Office at 203-661-0321.

In April 1969 Michael Wadleigh, the film’s director, undertook the monumental task of documenting the rock music festival in Bethel, New York from August 15-18. He arrived in Bethel, New York with over a thousand reels of film and a crew of several camera operators. The concert was originally scheduled to take place in the 300-acre Mills Industrial Park in northeast Middletown, New York. Woodstock Ventures had leased the area for $100,000 in the Spring of 1969. Town officials were assured that no more than 50,000 people would attend. On July 15, 1969, the concert was officially banned on the basis that the planned portable toilets would not meet town codes. Following the ban, Elliot Tiber, who owned a local motel offered to host the event on his 15 acres. When it was clear that the site was too small, Tiber introduced the promoters to Max Yasgur, a dairy farmer. On July 20, 1969, Yasgur met with the organizers and agreed to rent 600 acres for $75,000. Yasgur’s land formed a natural bowl sloping down to Filippini Pond on the lands north side. The stage would be set at the bottom of the hill with the pond forming a backdrop. The name Woodstock is synonymous with the festival because of its original planned location.

Michael Wadleigh’s finished product was rumored to have consisted of about 120 miles of footage or over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225 minute director’s cut. Warner Brothers released the film on March 26, 1970. The film, which cost around $600,000 to produce, earned over $50 million in the United States and millions more from foreign rentals. Woodstock stands as a milestone in the documentary film field, receiving an Academy Award® for Best Documentary at the 1971 ceremony. Although the film was directed by Michael Wadleigh, it was edited by Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, along with several other editors. Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Film Editing. Woodstock also received an Academy Award® nominations for Best Sound. The film was screened at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition.

In 1996, Woodstock was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” Today a plaque has been placed at the original site in commemoration the festival. The field and stage area remain preserved in their rural setting. On the field are the remnants of a neon flower and bass from the original concert. In the middle of the field, there is a totem pole with wood carvings of Jimi Hendrix in the middle, Janis Joplin on Top, and Jerry Garcia on the bottom. A concert hall has been built on the hill, and fields of the old Yasgur farm are still vistied by people of all generations.

The Avon Theatre is a non-profit member-supported first run art house showcasing the best in independent, foreign, classic, documentary, and cult classic films. The Avon is a Bedford Street Landmark restored to its 1939 vintage appearance and just celebrated its 70th anniversary. For further information, call 203-661-0321 or lgreene@avontheatre.org.


Further information for a Calendar Listing:
AVON THEATRE FILM CENTER, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Box Office: 203-967-3660

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009 @ 6:000PM
Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music, the Director’s Cut, 40th Anniversary Edition. Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary for 1970. Run time 228 min.

Woodstock chronicles the original music festival in 1969 at Yasgur’s Farm in upstate NY. Performances include The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Santana and many more. Music, food and drinks prior to the screening.

Tickets: Avon Carte Blanche Members-FREE; Avon Members - $10, Non-Members - $15. For further information, call 203-661-0321 or email lgreene@avontheatre.org

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alive@Five, Bo Bice

ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, July 30, 2009
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

BO BICE
Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
American Idol Season 4 runner up, Bo Bice’s gold certified album The Real Thing was just a taste of the broad and deep spectrum of music Alabama born Bice has a passion to write and sing. www.bobice.com

Charlie Nice
Rousing, rollicking CT based Charlie Nice will perform the kind of spirited rock songs we love to hear.
www.charlienice.com


AND
Mass Distraction
Local bar favorite Mass Distraction blends a variety of classic rock, blues and soul that is sure to please all ages.
www.massdistractionband.com



August 6

Sugar Ray
Sponsored by NBC Universal Television Distribution
Fastball
Aimee Allen
Super Satellite


Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, El Sol News, Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Maui Wowi, 203 Media Group, Mill River Collaborative, NBC Universal Television Distribution, RBS Securities, Simply Signs, Stamford Athletic Club, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford Sports & Spine, United Realty of Connecticut, Inc., Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.
Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafal, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Twenty of Stamford. New Food Court this year including: BUtterfield 8, Carvel Ice Cream, EOS Greek Cuisine, Maui Wowi, Rack n’ Roll, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza and Sundance Café and Bakery.
Alive @ Five is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening and “things to know before you go,” please log on to www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

1. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 6:30 pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 or want to bring your young family to the concert, you are most welcome to enter before 6:30pm and stay for the entire concert (No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in after 6:30 pm.) Passport requires second form of photo I.D.
2. There will now be a $5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. This fee is essential in order to produce a high quality festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter the concert area before 6:30 pm.
3. There will be a single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. This main gate is conveniently located near Bell Street, Summer Street and Stamford Town Center Garages.
4. Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, glass containers, alcohol, dogs, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please leave them at home. NO DOGS PLEASE.


Stamford Downtown Special Services District
Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series 2009 Schedule
Thursday Evenings, June 25 through August 6
5:00pm in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

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Stamford Downtown Street Beat rescheduled due to Inclement Weather--July 29 performance has been cancelled

Stamford Downtown Launches New Event
Stamford Downtown Street Beat rescheduled due to Inclement Weather
Wednesdays, August 5 & 12, 2009, 6:30pm, Throughout Stamford Downtown
(July 29 performance has been cancelled)

Stamford Downtown Special Services District announces the launch of a new event, Stamford Downtown Street Beat on Wednesday, August 5 and 12, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm.

This new program will feature acoustic musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford Downtown. Stroll around Stamford Downtown and listen to some fabulous sidewalk concerts!
Musicians will include: Ario-Capo-'Vina Strings, The Bows, Claremont Strings & Ensembles, Tom Dobson, Andrew Duarte & Joseph Conti, Cindy Guaman Lozano, Infinite Roots, Pat McInnis, Keith Paine, Jon Slow, Swirl, Frank Tedesco and more!
Claremont Strings & Ensembles
(www.myspace.com/claremontstrings)
The Bows
Tom Dobson (www.myspace.com/tomdobsonrock)

Infinite Roots (www.infiniteroots.com)

Ario-Capo-'Vina Strings
Jon Slow
(myspace.com/jon.slow)

Cindy Guaman Lozano
Keith Paine (www.sonicbids.com/keithpaine)
Andrew Duarte

For a map of performance locations, or information on any of the performers, please contact Annette Einhorn at Stamford Downtown Special Services District at annette@stamford-downtown.com, 203 348 5285 or visit www.stamford-downtown.com

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Stamford Downtown Street Beat

Stamford Downtown Launches New Event
Wednesdays, July 29 & August 5, 2009, 6:30pm, Throughout Stamford Downtown

Stamford Downtown Special Services District announces the launch of a new event, Stamford Downtown Street Beat on Wednesday, July 29 and Wednesday, August 5, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm.

This new program will feature acoustic musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford Downtown. Stroll around Stamford Downtown and listen to some fabulous sidewalk concerts!
Musicians will include: Ario-Capo-'Vina Strings, The Bows, Claremont Strings & Ensembles, Tom Dobson, Andrew Duarte, Cindy Guaman Lozano, Infinite Roots, Pat McInnis, Keith Paine, Jon Slow, Swirl, Frank Tedesco and more!
Claremont Strings & Ensembles
(www.myspace.com/claremontstrings)

The Bows

Infinite Roots (www.infiniteroots.com)

Ario-Capo-'Vina Strings
Jon Slow
(myspace.com/jon.slow)

Tom Dobson (www.myspace.com/tomdobsonrock)
Keith Paine (www.sonicbids.com/keithpaine)
Andrew Duarte

For a map of performance locations, or information on any of the performers, please contact Annette Einhorn at Stamford Downtown Special Services District at annette@stamford-downtown.com, 203 348 5285 or visit www.stamford-downtown.com

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Stamford Downtown Street Beat- New Event

Stamford Downtown Street Beat
Wednesdays, July 29 & August 5, 2009, 6:30pm, Throughout Stamford Downtown

Stamford Downtown Special Services District announces the launch of a new event, Stamford Downtown Street Beat on Wednesday, July 29 and Wednesday, August 5, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm.

This new program will feature acoustic musicians performing on street corners throughout Stamford Downtown. Stroll around Stamford Downtown and listen to some fabulous sidewalk concerts!
Musicians will include: The Bows, Claremont Strings and Ensembles, Tom Dobson, Andrew Duarte, Cindy Guaman Lozano, Infinite Roots, Pat McInnis, Keith Paine, Jon Slow, Swirl, Frank Tedesco and more!
The Bows

Infinite Roots (www.infiniteroots.com)
Tom Dobson (www.myspace.com/tomdobsonrock)

Keith Paine (www.sonicbids.com/keithpaine)
Claremont Strings & Ensembles
(www.myspace.com/claremontstrings)

Andrew Duarte

For a map of performance locations, or information on any of the performers, please contact Stamford Downtown Special Services District at 203 348 5285 or visit www.stamford-downtown.com

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alive@5, Josh Gracin

ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, July 23, 2009
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

JOSH GRACIN
Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
2003 American Idol finalist, hunky former marine Josh Gracin, will have country music fans singing and stomping their feet with his top single hits “I Want to Live,” “Nothin’ to Lose” and “Stay With Me (Brass Bed.)” www.joshgracin.com


Laura Vecchione
Sponsored by El Sol News
A New York City native, Vecchione’s voice is an unearthly blend of emotion and melody with a pop appeal. www.lauravmusic.com


AND
Jonathan Marc Curri
J Marc has arrived and is on a mission to put the rhythm back in R&B. Mr. Curri, as he is known to his students, is the music teacher at Westhill High School.
www.myspace.com/jmarcmyspace

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, El Sol News, Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Maui Wowi, 203 Media Group, Mill River Collaborative, NBC Universal Television Distribution, RBS Securities, Simply Signs, Stamford Athletic Club, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford Sports & Spine, United Realty of Connecticut, Inc., Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.
Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafal, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Twenty of Stamford. New Food Court this year including: BUtterfield 8, Carvel Ice Cream, EOS Greek Cuisine, Maui Wowi, Rack n’ Roll, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza and Sundance Café and Bakery.
Alive @ Five is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening and “things to know before you go,” please log on to www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pops in the Park, The New York City Big Band



Free Concerts Return to Stamford Downtown
The New York City Big Band performs this week at “Pops in the Park”
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:30pm, Columbus Park


Pops in the Park on the Heineken Stage, a FREE series presented by Seaboard Properties, HSBC and United Realty of Connecticut, and produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford, will continue with The New York City Big Band on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm.

The New York City Big Band bridges the musical gap between yesterday and today. Founder and band leader Clem DeRosa, led the Glen Miller Orchestra on several major European concert tours, and produced two of their albums. Featuring Music from the American Songbook.
www.marksonderproductions.com/headline/
bigband_ny.html


Stamford Downtown Special Services President Sandra Goldstein commented, "We want Stamford families to enjoy top quality entertainment FREE of charge. Pops in the Park was designed with families in mind. It’s the perfect environment to spend time outdoors with your kids or for older couples to relax under the stars."

Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass or to make reservations at one of the many restaurants surrounding Columbus Park. The Park is located at Main Street and West Park Place in Stamford Downtown. For further information contact Stamford Downtown Special Services District at 203 348 5285 or Visit www.stamford-downtown.com.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Alive @ 5, Tonic

ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, July 16, 2009
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

TONIC
Sponsored by Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown
Six top ten singles, four million records sold, grammy nominations, platinum albums, plus the number one most played rock song of 1998, “If You Could Only See.” Tonic will once again prove, it just loves to play rock music.
www.tonic-online.com

The Honors
Sponsored by Stamford Sports & Spine
The Honors’ live performances are captivating, turning first-time listeners into loyal fans by the end of every show.
www.thehonorsmusic.com


AND
Kite
High energy band whose members consist of a multiplegrammy nominated guitarist, a pair of song writers and a world class drummer.
www.kitetune.com

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, El Sol News, Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Maui Wowi, 203 Media Group, Mill River Collaborative, NBC Universal Television Distribution, RBS Securities, Simply Signs, Stamford Athletic Club, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford Sports & Spine, United Realty of Connecticut, Inc., Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.
Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafal, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Twenty of Stamford. New Food Court this year including: BUtterfield 8, Carvel Ice Cream, EOS Greek Cuisine, Maui Wowi, Rack n’ Roll, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza and Sundance Café and Bakery.
Alive @ Five is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening and “things to know before you go,” please log on to www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

1. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 6:30 pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 or want to bring your young family to the concert, you are most welcome to enter before 6:30pm and stay for the entire concert (No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in after 6:30 pm.)
2. There will now be a $5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. This fee is essential in order to produce a high quality festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter the concert area before 6:30 pm.
3. There will be a single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. This main gate is conveniently located near Bell Street, Summer Street and Stamford Town Center Garages.
4. Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, glass containers, alcohol, dogs, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please leave them at home.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pops in the Park, The Stylistics

Free Concerts Return to Stamford Downtown
The Stylistics perform this week at “Pops in the Park”
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 6:30pm, Columbus Park

The Stylistics

The YesterDaze
Pops in the Park on the Heineken Stage, a FREE series presented by Seaboard Properties, HSBC and United Realty of Connecticut, and produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford, will open with The Stylistics concert on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 pm.

The Stylistics recorded a remarkable ten straight hits during the 1970s. What started as the innocent union of two ex-high school bands developed into one of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scen with such hits as “You Are Everything,” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” www.thestylistics.org

Opening the evening will be The YesterDaze performing the best music of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
www.theyesterdaze.com

GATEWAY CAR SHOW featuring cars from the 1930’s to 1970’s.

Stamford Downtown Special Services President Sandra Goldstein commented, "We want Stamford families to enjoy top quality entertainment FREE of charge. Pops in the Park was designed with families in mind. It’s the perfect environment to spend time outdoors with your kids or for older couples to relax under the stars."

Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass or to make reservations at one of the many restaurants surrounding Columbus Park. The Park is located at Main Street and West Park Place in Stamford Downtown. For further information contact Stamford Downtown Special Services District at 203 348 5285 or Visit www.stamford-downtown.com.

And don’t miss the Gateway Car Show in cooperation with the Gateway Antique Auto Club with Stock or Modified Era Cars from the 1930’s to 1970’s. Please bring a donation of canned food for Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For more information on the car show, please contact Contact: Jim Ferrara 203-329-8271 or Pete Cavanna 203-324-4783.

To request digital photos please email annette@stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

Pops in the Park 2009
FREE concerts Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Stamford Downtown’s Columbus Park

July 15 The Stylistics – YesterDaze – Gateway Car ShowJuly 22 The New York City Big Band -Featuring Music from the American Songbook with Founder and Band Leader Clem DeRosa.
(Rain venue: Palace Theatre, Atlantic Street)
Pops in the Park on the Heineken Stage is presented by Seaboard Properties, HSBC and United Realty of Connecticut, and produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Pops in the Park is also sponsored by Crystal Rock, Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, WSTC/WNLK, The Advocate, Fairfield County Weekly, Happyhaha Studio Photography and Simply Signs.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Alive@Five, Better than Ezra

Alive @ 5 on July 9, starting at 5pm, Columbus Park in Stamford,CT.
Better Than Ezra sponsored byWoodloch Pines
also, 16 Frames
and Chasing Something Better
Enjoy responsibly.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pops in the Park- Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:30pm, Columbus Park

Free Concerts Return to Stamford Downtown
Stamford Symphony to Open “Pops in the Park”
Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:30pm, Columbus Park

Stamford Symphony will bring the "Magic of Mancini" to music lovers at Columbus Park this summer. Pops in the Park on the Heineken Stage, a FREE series presented by Seaboard Properties, HSBC and United Realty of Connecticut, and produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford, will open with a Stamford Symphony concert on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm. Maestro Eckart Preu leads the orchestra in a program filled with love songs and movie magic. Families can bring a picnic or dine al fresco at a park-side restaurant.

"Everyone loves movie music,” said SSO Music Director Eckart Preu. "And no one wrote movie music better than Henry Mancini. Whether it’s the bouncing theme to ‘The Pink Panther’ or the wistful ‘Moon River’ you can’t help but smile when you hear his music." Whimsical pieces by Leroy Anderson and love songs from Cole Porter will also delight the audience. Stamford Downtown Special Services President Sandra Goldstein commented, "We want Stamford families to enjoy top quality entertainment FREE of charge. Pops in the Park was designed with families in mind. It’s the perfect environment to spend time outdoors with your kids or for older couples to relax under the stars."


Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy on the grass or to make reservations at one of the many restaurants surrounding Columbus Park. The Park is located at Main Street and West Park Place in Stamford Downtown. For further information contact Stamford Downtown Special Services District at 203 348 5285. Visit http://www.stamford-downtown.com/ or http://www.stamfordsymphony.org/.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Alive@Five, Gilby Clarke

Columbus Park, Stamford.

July 2

Gilby Clarke (of Guns N' Roses/Supernova)


Planeside


The Bonesmen

Rain or Shine!

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The Sundance Cafe & Wine Bar

The Sundance Cafe & Wine Bar

105 Broad St

203-252-2333

NOW SERVING DINNER
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY, JULY 3
Featuring ALVARO SANTOS

Please call in orders at 203-252-2333 or click here to order online!
NOW OPEN DINNER!!!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Panini Sandwiches & Wraps
Burrito Loco
$7.95
Cajun grilled chicken w/ cilantro lime seasoned rice, melted Cheddar, sweet baby corn, black beans and a bit of sour cream, rolled and grilled in a white wrap.
Dieters Delight
$7.95
Sundance's signature fat-free tuna salad w/ thinly sliced cucumber, sliced tomato and Alpine Lace Swiss, lightly roasted on a six grain flatbread
Turkey Reuben
$7.95
Fresh turkey breast, homemade coleslaw, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing grilled or our thick Rye bread.
Salads
San Diego Salad
$8.50
Organic mixed greens with avocado, corn, chick peas and grilled chicken, garnished with pita chips and tossed with cilantro lime vinaigrette.
Soups
Hungarian Mushroom
Potato Leek
Please call in orders at 203-252-2333 or click here to order online! NOW OPEN DINNER!!!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Alive@5 shots courtesy of HappyHaHa studios

Some happy Alive @ 5'ers on June 25.

Gilby Clarke on July 2. Come and join the crowd.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alive@Five Food Court Menu


Click to enlarge.
Eat and enjoy the concert.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Smash Mouth - June 25- ALIVE @ FIVE GOES ON RAIN OR SHINE!!

Alive @ Five is a Thursday night concert series with live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds and families. Columbus Park is the place to be during the summer as Stamford Downtown produces great music, great dancing and great times!

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford.
Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Happyhaha Studio, Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown, Maui Wowi, 203 Media Group, Mill River Collaborative, NBC Universal Television Distribution, RBS, Simply Signs, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK
Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafel, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Twenty of Stamford. NEW FOOD COURT featuring cuisine from: BUtterfield 8, Carvel Ice Cream, EOS Greek Cuisine, Maui Wowi Hawaaian, napa & co., Rack ‘N’ Roll, Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza and Sundance Café & Bakery.
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June 25

Smash Mouth sponsored by United Realty of Connecticut, Inc.


Mystic Bowie sponsored by vitaminwater sync


Jeff Tuohy

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family Night at napa & co.


Wow! We’ve got some really inventive restaurants here in Stamford. Yesterday I got an e-mail from napa & co. advertising their new “Family Meal” concept, based on the communal table, family-style meal the staff is served before the restaurant opens. I’ll admit I was skeptical at first, but took a chance and booked a reservation for two. What a very pleasant surprise. The food, the wine and the other guests all surpassed our expectations. We sat down at 6:30 and were greeted by Chef Bill Taibe who came to our table to describe the culinary creations to expect. Then a steady stream of remarkable food began flowing to the table. Not all regular napa & co. menu items, but equally as inventive and delicious. With the food came the wines, brilliantly paired with each course by napa & co. owner, Mary Schaffer. Mary and her friendly, efficient staff spent the evening bustling around the table to ensure no glass or plate was ever empty. We felt like the only guests in an otherwise very busy restaurant. Perhaps we all ate too much, but the meal was so spectacular we could not resist. Finally, to top off a perfect evening, there were the other guests at our table. Is it Stamford, is it napa & co. or is it both that combines to draw the most fascinating group of people imaginable? Our table for 10 spanned the globe, age brackets and career paths. We proved the world is both tiny and vast as we discovered old connections and forged new ones. From beginning to end the conversation was interesting, spirited and enlightening. Three hours just flew by and we all departed remarking that we hope napa continues this great concept. It transformed a mundane Wednesday evening into a memorable experience. Plus, at $50 per person all-inclusive, an unparalleled value. If you decide to try it in future months, we’ll probably see you there.




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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Transportation Center Kiosk --Buffalo Wild Wings Contest - Win Wings!




Win Wings for a year! You too can enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Contest. Just pick up information at the Transportation Center Kiosk located on both levels.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Roam Around Sculpture in Stamford Downtown



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12 Largo Dr S, Stamford - (203) 967-2253

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

i-Shop Card - Request it today!


Start saving in Stamford Downtown with our newest promotion, the free i-Shop Card.
Think local; Buy local; Act local; save local.
Request one today at i-Shop Card Request.





HOW DOES THE i-SHOP STAMFORD DOWNTOWN CARD WORK?
When the i-Shop Stamford Downtown Card is presented at any of the businesses listed below, the cardholder is entitled to an automatic 10% discount (some exceptions or alternate premiums may apply). The card discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. Every time you use your card you are saving money while also preserving the unique character of your Downtown.
FAQ's
Is there a cost to obtain a card? The i-Shop Stamford Downtown Card is FREE
How long is my card valid? Through October 31, 2009
How do I obtain a card? Pick one up in the DSSD office, at any of the businesses listed below, or simply click here to register and we'll send you one in the mail. (Allow 2 weeks for processing)
Brought to you by
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Special Services District (DSSD)
Five Landmark Square, Suite 110, Stamford, CT 06901
203-348-5285
Check out the long list of participating businesses below...
...then start shopping to enjoy your savings.





272 Bedford Street
10% Off at the concession stand
C3 Cigar Lounge
at Connecticut Cigar Company
43 Bank Street
10% Off on non-member lounge visits

SERVICES

Agora Spa
at Stamford Marriott Hotel243 Tresser Boulevard
10% Offany item or service
Courtyard by Marriott
Stamford Downtown
275 Summer Street
10% Off regular "rack" room rates
Edible Arrangements 300 Main Street
10% Off specializing in fruit arrangements for all occasions. Read More
Happyhaha Studio 125 Bedford Street
10% Off
Rapid Press 555 Summer Street
10% Off
Salon Shahin 66 Broad Street
10% for new customers only 10% on products for existing customers
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa 243 Tresser Boulevard
10% Off"rack" rate only
State Farm Insurance Co. 113 Broad Street
Special Gift


SHOPPING


All Things Floral/Rogerio's Gift Baskets 180 Beford Steet
10% Off
Artistic Hand Blown Glass 168 Bedford Street
10% Off
Body Shop 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
$5 off $30 purchase
$10 off $50 purchase. "Better than 10%"
Bridal Suite, The 95 Bedford Street
10% Off
Broadway Kitchens and Baths of CT 388 Summer Street
10% Off
Connecticut Cigar Company 43 Bank Street
10% Off premium name brand cigar, and cigar accessories
Downtown Golf 125 Bedford Street
10% Off
Engel's Furs 115 Bedford Street
10% Off
Janie Lee Decorators 151 Bedford Street
10% Off
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers36 Atlantic Street
20% Off
Naima Seamstress 13 Spring Street
10% Off
Pedigree Ski Shop 350 Bedford Street
10% Off, not valid on sale items, gift certificates, seasonal leases or any other offer
Perfumania 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off any single item.
Rainbow Too Toys 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off
Ross-Simons 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off
Safavieh Home & Carpet 230 Atlantic Street
Free Delivery
Schakolad Chocolate Factory 172 Bedford Street
10% Off
Serpe Brothers 167 Bedford Street
10% Off
U & I Deco
33 Spring Street
25% off
selected merchandise
UConn Co-op Campus Store 1 University Place
10% Off UConn clothing and gifts only
Who A.U. 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center

DINING

Allie's American Grille at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa 243 Tresser Boulevard
10% Off any item or service
Bennett's Steak & Fish House 24 Spring Street
10% Off, not to be combined with any other promotion or sale
Black Bear Saloon 261 Main Street
10% Off
Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Café 225 Main Street
10% Off
Bradford's Grill & Tavern 83 Bedford Street
10% Off on non discounted items
BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge 112 Bedford Street
10% Off
Capital Grille, The 230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center
complimentary crème brulee with entrée
Charley's Grilled Subs 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off
Columbus Park Trattoria 205 Main Street
10% Off
Duo 25 Bank Street
10% Off
Emme of Capri 227 Summer Street
10% Off for parties up to 8 people, cannot be combined with other offers
Esposito's Delicatessen 80 Atlantic Street
10% Off
Ferrante 191 Summer Street
10% Off
Fin II Japanese Restaurant 219 Main Street
10% Off regular dinner menu only
g/r/a/n/d 15 Bank Street
10% Off
Great Wraps 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off any combo
Ichiban Teriyaki House 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford Town Center
10% Off
Kona Grill 230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center
Buy one entree get one FREE
Valid in dining room only.
Kujaku Japanese Restaurant 84 West Park Place
10% Off
Lucky's Classic Burger & Malt Shop 209 Bedford Street
10% Off
Mitchell's Fish Market 230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center
10% Off
Mona Lisa Ristorante 133 Atlantic Street
10% Off
napa & co. 75 Broad Street
50% off featured wines of the month
Northern Lights at the Stamford Marriott Hotel 243 Tresser Boulevard
10% Off
Rack 'n' Roll Café 268 Atlantic Street
10% Off
Remo's Brick Oven Pizza Company 35 Bedford Street
10% Off
Republic Grill Asian Bistro 235 Bedford Street
10% Off
SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery 131 Summer Street
10% Off
Sundance Café and Bakery 105 Broad Street
10% Off
Tacos Guadalajara 217 Atlantic Street
10% Off
Telluride 245 Bedford Street
10% Off
Tigin Irish Pub 175 Bedford Street
10% Off lunch only, alcohol not included, Mon-Fri


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