Thursday, December 23, 2010

Have a safe holiday - please don't drink and drive.....





Safe Drinking
FACT SHEET 

·        In 2006, 42,642 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes.  Out of that number 13,470 people were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcyclists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.   

·        It is illegal in every state to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.

·        One half of all alcohol-involved drivers and
motorcyclists had BACs equal to or higher
than twice the illegal per se level in all States
and the District of Columbia.

·        In December of 2006, 1,076 people were killed in traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcyclists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.  

·        664 of those fatalities were drivers or motorcyclists whose BACs were .08 and above.   

·        This Holiday season, law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers with zero tolerance.
      
·         [Local Leader/Organization] are joining forces with the
National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration to spread the message that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
.


Drunk Driving Prevention

·        Following these easy steps, a driver can enjoy a safe and festive holiday without jeopardizing their life and the lives of the others who may be   on the road. 

§  Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
§  Before drinking,  please designate a sober driver and give that person your keys;
§  If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;
§  Use your community’s Sober Rides program
§  If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement;
§  And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

·        Since 1981, every President of the United States has demonstrated the commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month.

Impaired Driving Creates Serious Consequences

·        The tragedies and costs from driving impaired do not just end at the potential death and injury caused by impaired drivers.

·        Driving or riding a motorcycle while impaired is not worth the risk.  The consequences are serious and real.  Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be significant.

·        Drunk driving violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work.



·        Refusing to take a sobriety test in many jurisdictions may result in the loss of your license on the spot and the impoundment of your vehicle. Not to mention the added embarrassment, humiliation, and consequences after informing family, friends and employers.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

·        This holiday season, don’t let your year end in an arrest—or even worse, death. Make smart decisions. Plan ahead, so you can assure a safe way home. Whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk.

·        Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk. Don’t ever get behind a wheel of a vehicle when you are impaired.

·        For more information, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.



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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays once more...


From the staff at Stamford Downtown,
special wishes for the holiday season!

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Happy Holidays!

A very happy holiday season to all our Stamford Downtown Event Blog followers!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Southern Fairfield Food Bank donations - Roni Deutch Tax Center Dec 18.

  Call RD Roni Deutch Tax Center for more information 203-487-3970

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In the News...The Fez, in Stamford, Serves Middle Eastern and North African Food - NYTimes.com

The Fez, in Stamford, Serves Middle Eastern and North African Food - NYTimes.com

Check out the Patricia Book review in the New York Times. Go to stamford-downtown.com for a list of all the dining options in Stamford Downtown.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Looking for a holiday meal in the Downtown?--take a look at who is open for the holiday...

Restaurants open* this Holiday season; open Christmas Day or otherwise:


Atlantic Pizza House - open Christmas Eve
221 Atlantic Street
203-348-0729
Italian
$
Pizza, pasta, wraps, paninis. Fresh gourmet salads. Order online, eat in, take out & delivery. Italian and Greek specialties. Open seven days a week.

 http://www.atlanticpizza.com/


Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar - open Christmas Eve and New Year's Day
222 Summer Street
203-348-4800
Spanish
$$$
Offering Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine and catering for private parties.
http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/ 

Chez Jean-Pierre - will open at 5:30pm for dinner on Christmas Day
188 Bedford Street
 203-357-9526
French
 $$$
Finest French food in town. Authentic bistro atmosphere with a menu to match. "Paris - Provence." Zagat survey rated Excellent. Cocktail lounge open for parties. Lunch and dinner daily, except closed for Sunday lunch. Check the website for special even http://www.chezjeanpierre.com/ 

Curley's Diner - open Christmas Day
 62 West Park Place
203-348-2020
Diner
$
A classic American diner with 24-hour service.   

g/r/a/n/d - open 9pm Christmas Day
15 Bank Street
203-323-3232
New American
$$
This bi-level old department store in the heart of downtown boasts New American cuisine meets lounge in an innovative restaurant/bar. A first for Stamford, as well as Fairfield County. DJ entertainment Thurs - Sat. http://www.stamfordgrand.com/

Mitchell's Fish Market -open Christmas eve till 10pm
230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center The Plaza
203-323-3474
Seafood
$$$
Fresh seafood obsession is a commitment. Fish any fresher would still be in the ocean. http://www.mitchellsfishmarket.com/

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa :
243 Tresser Boulevard
203-357-9555
http://www.stamfordmarriott.com/

  • Northern Lights Lounge at the Stamford Marriott Hotel - open for dinner on Christmas
    for d
    inner
American
$$
Featuring BarArts™ Cocktails utilizing fresh fruit garnishes and fresh-squeezed fruit juices in our cocktails.
  • Sam's American Bistro at the Stamford Marriott Hotel - open on Christmas for breakfast and lunch.
$$
Serving American favorites in a casual atmosphere. Newly renovated.
 
*Hours and times of operation are subject to change.  Please call to confirm. 
Vist all the restaurants the rest of the year too!
American

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield 8 Every Saturday nite!- Dec 4


Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield 8 Every Saturday nite!
Saturday December 4th at 8:00
Headlining: Patrice O'Neal Star of his own Comedy Specials on Showtime, HBO and Comedy Central. Appeared regularly on "Opie and Anthony ", "Letterman" and "Conan".  Featured on NBC's "The Office" & "30 Rock", HBO'S "Arrested Development", FOX TV'S "The Jury" and the movies "25th Hour" directed by Spike Lee, "In the Cut" with Meg Ryan, "Head of State" with Chris Rock.
Opening Act: Harris Stanton
$20.00 Tickets
Dinner Prior to the show: Any Entre,  Appetizer $22


Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield 8 Every Saturday!

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Brian Cashman comments on his rappel down Landmark Square, Dec 3

video

Don't Miss Santa's Daredevil Descent!  Starring Elf Rappeller Brian Cashman, G.M. NY Yankees!


HEIGHTS & LIGHTS

Holiday Sing-along with Broadway Star Dan Micciche!

Presented by First County Bank and Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp


Rappelling Santa, Fireworks and Tree Lighting!

Featuring the King 4th Grade and Middle School Singers & the King Children's Orchestra

Sunday, 4:30pm

December 5, 2010

Landmark Square & Latham Park



PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

First County Bank - Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp - The Advocate - Happyhaha.com - Bartlett Tree Experts - Stamford Downtown Special Services District - 95.9 The Fox - 96.7 The Coast - Star 99.9 FM - WSTC 1400 WNLK 1350 - City of Stamford Mayor Michael A. Pavia
stamford-downtown.com

(203) 348-5285


 
Don't forget this special holiday treat!

The Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford and

The First Congregational Church of Stamford will be serving

Brian Cashman 2010
FREE hot chocolate to the crowd at Latham Park!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Heights and Lights in Stamford Downtown, Dec 5, 2010

Heights and Lights in Stamford Downtown.  See Santa and our very own Brian Cashman, from New York Yankee's fame, rappel Landmark Square, enjoy some holiday music and take stroll down Bedford Street with the crowd to see the Holiday Tree lighting at Latham Park.  Check out our Holiday Salute decorations along Bedford and vote for your favorite storefront.    You won't want to miss all the "special" excitment!!!
Dress warm and in layers!  For more info go to http://www.stamford-downtown.com/

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Loft Artists Holiday Show , Dec 3 – Jan 2


The Loft Artists Holiday Show
Gallery Show and Bazaar of small works and gifts
Dec 3 – Jan 2
Opening: Friday Dec 3, 6-9pm
Bazaar: Friday 6-9pm   Saturday 12-4pm
Regular hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5
845 Canal Street, Stamford Ct. 06902
203 323 4153
http://www.loftartists.com/


The Loft Artists Holiday Show is just around the corner and it promises to bring to you a variety of work that you can look over and choose from for gifts either for others or for yourself.  There will be a Gallery show of average size works and the Bazaar will be on tables filled with smaller items like cards, boxes, framed pictures, jewelry, clothing and other items.  The Opening will start on December 3 from 6-9pm with the Gallery show and the Bazaar. There will be an encore of this on Saturday from 12-4pm. Regular gallery showings through the holiday season will be on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 12-5pm. We will be closed Christmas weekend.


The loft Artists is a non-profit organization whose artists are dedicated to sharing the power of art with the community in which they work. We have events for the community and for children throughout the year and our efforts are partly funded by the City of Stamford. 20% of the proceeds will revert to the Loft Artists organization.


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

UBS Parade Spectacular 2010 - Nov 21 in Stamford Downtown----Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, the UBS Parade Spectacular- check out this video clip


Need to know about parking for the parade? Restaurants that are kid friendly? the route of the parade?  check it out here.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Kid Friendly Resto info for Parade day – plan ahead…


UBS Parade Spectacular – Nov 21, 2010--noon


Hungry?
Don't forget that Stamford Downtown is filled with
outstanding restaurants, and many of them are "kid friendly."
Restaurants below are open on parade day and those appearing
in gold offer Parade Day children's menus (KF=Kid Friendly).



Restaurants:
Aria Restaurant at 1033 Washington Boulevard (KF)
Atlantic Pizza House at 221 Atlantic Street (KF)
Barcelona Restaurant & ; Wine Bar at 222 Summer Street
Black Bear Saloon at 261 Main Street (KF)
Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Café at 225 Main Street (KF)
Bradford's Grill &  Tavern at 83 Bedford Street
Brick House Bar & Grill at 244 Bedford Street
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar at 208 Summer Street
BUtterfield 8 at 112 Bedford Street (KF)
California Pizza Kitchen, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd. (KF)
The Capital Grille, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd.
Capriccio Café at 189 Bedford Street (KF)
Chavin Restaurant at 23 Atlantic Street (KF)
Chinese Mirch at 35 Atlantic Street (KF)
Coromandel at 68 Broad Street (KF)
Cosi, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd. (KF)
Curley's Diner at 62 West Park Place (KF)
Dragonfly Restaurant &  Lounge at 488 Summer Street
Emme of Capri at 227 Summer Street
EOS Greek Cuisine at 490 Summer Street (patio w/ heaters) (KF)
Ferrante at 191 Summer Street (KF)
The Fezz at 227 Summer Street (KF)
Fiesta Restaurant at 83 Atlantic Street (KF)
Fin II Japanese Restaurant at 219 Main Street (KF)
Fu Ji at 94 Bedford Street (KF)
Great Wall Restaurant at 219 Atlantic Street (KF)
Kona Grill, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd. (KF)
Kujaku Sushi & Hibachi at 84 West Park Place (KF)
Layla's Falafel at 245 Main Street (KF)
Lucky's Classic Burger & Malt Shop at 209 Bedford Street (KF)
Market Restaurant at 249 Main Street (KF)
Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurant at 184 Summer Street (KF)
Mitchell's Fish Market, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd. (KF)
napa &  co. at 75 Broad Street (KF)
Navaratna at 133 Atlantic Street (KF)
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Stamford Town Center at 230 Tresser Blvd. (KF)
Quattro Pazzi at 269 Bedford Street (KF)
Remo's Brick Oven Pizza Company at 35 Bedford Street (KF)
Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant at 20 Summer Street (KF)
SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery at 131 Summer Street (KF)
Sandella's Flatbread Café at 148 Bedford Street (KF)
Siena Ristorante at 519 Summer Street (KF)
Sundance Café & Wine Bar at 105 Broad Street (KF)
Sushi X II at 109 Atlantic Street (KF)
Taco Guadalajara at 217 Atlantic Street (KF)
Tappo at 51 Bank Street (KF)
Tengda Asian Bistro at 235 Bedford Street (KF)
Telluride at 245 Bedford Street (KF)
Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant at 187 Main Street (KF)
Tigin Irish Pub &  Restaurant at 175 Bedford Street


Fast Food:
Bull's Head Market Express at 500 Summer Street(KF)

Dunkin Donuts at 450 Main Street(KF)

Jenna Marie's Deli at 459 Summer Street (KF)
Esposito's Delicatessen at 80 Atlantic Street (KF)
McDonald's Restaurant at 25 Bedford Street (KF)
Original Pappa's Pizza at 201 Main Street (KF)
Starbucks Coffee at 96 Broad Street
Subway Sandwiches at 116 Broad Street (KF)
Zayna's Metro Café at 80 Atlantic Street (KF)


Please visit www.stamford-downtown.com for locations,
phone numbers and a complete Downtown restaurant guide.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

St Lukes LifeWorks Holiday Gift Collection Event

St Lukes LifeWorks' Annual Holiday Gift Collection.  Sponsor, Contribute, Donate, or Volunteer this holiday!  A benefit in support of the children of Fairfield County  who are in need.    Collection Begins11/8.  Wrapping Party: 12/4 & 12/11.  See flyer for more details.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pictures around town...

Have you seen these pictures before? They reside in one of our wonderful downtown restaurants....


Can you name the restaurant where these "pictures" reside?  Email your guess to ops2@stamford-downtown and your name will be put in a drawing on Nov 12 to win a free item from their menu.  (last entry on November 11.) The winner will be contacted by email only on Nov. 12.
 Good luck. 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Loft Artists Association Annual Open Studios Event- Nov 5,6,&7

 Loft Artists Association annual Open Studios event
November 5, 6 & 7 is the Loft Artists Association annual Open Studios event- friday eve, 6-9pm, sat & sun 12-6pm. No f

Come to look, browse or buy, & talk with the artists- on display will be paintings, sculpture, jewelry, silkscreens, photography & more. I will have previously unshown work on display- come check it out!
The whole family is welcome- don't miss this fun event!!
Visit www.loftartists.com for more info & directions to 845 Canal.
Hope to see you there!



    

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Fairway--like no other market....Grand Opening Nov 3, 2010

 Come visit the world's greatest food store.  More than just a supermarket...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Fairway is coming...Nov 3.

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Fairway Market in the Stamford Community

Stamford in the news...
Fairway Market, WWE to throw Halloween bash for kids

October 29 at the Boys&Girls Club on Stillwater Ave. Have a safe and happy Halloween.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

napa & co - Happy Birthday! Nov. 2, 2010

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY!

Tuesday, November 2nd 5:30 to 7:30

Come raise a glass with us and celebrate four great years with the Napa & Co. family!


more info
napa&co facebook

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Friday, October 22, 2010

AFK Benefit Concert - Oct 24 at Route 22

JERRY PIA PRESENTS THE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT, 30TH ANNIVERSARY


Sunday, Oct 24 3:00p to 10:00p

At Route 22 Restaurant & Bar, Stamford, CT --203-323-2229

COME OUT FOR THE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARD THE GLENBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER OF STAMFORDS CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES PROGRAM, RUN BY JERRY PIA THAT HAS SERVED STAMFORD COMMUNITY FOR 30 PLUS YRS..FEATURING THE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN BAND, THE WOULDA COULDA SHOULDAS, THE JUICY GRAPES, IF BUT WHEN, DOUBLE DOWN, AND 3 TRACK MIND!







 
Price: DONATIONS TAKEN

Phone: (203) 323-2229

Age Suitability: All Ages

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coppelia and The Nutcracker - CT Ballet at The Palace, Stamford Downtown Oct 23 & 24, Dec 11 & 12



CT Ballet presents Coppelia, October 23 & 24. and The Nutcracker December 11 & 12 at The Palace.  Ticket information at Stamford Center for the Arts, The Palace. Click here or call 203-325-4466




Palace Theatre - Stamford Center for the Arts


Phone: 203-325-4466
Fax: 203-359-9108 61 Atlantic Street Box Offices: (203) 325-4466.
 
Order tickets online or by phone. The region's premier center for the performing arts. Offering world class theater, dance, music, comedy, and family entertainment, plus changing art exhibitions. Order tickets online at www.scalive.org Administrative Offices - 61 Atlantic Street Phone: 358-2305 Fax: 358-2313 The region's premier center for the performing arts offers world class theater, dance, music, comedy, and family entertainment, plus changing art exhibitions in our gallery. To keep up to date on all SCA events our website.
 
Connecticut Ballet


Phone: 964-1211
Fax: 961-1928
20 Acosta Street
 
Twice annual professional ballet seasons at the Stamford Center for the Arts and provision of educational dance programs in communities across the state. It's affiliated school, Connecticut Ballet Center, offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African dance, and ballroom.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Tappo - you can Bank on it...


Tappo, 51 Bank Street, held their grand opening celebration last night.  (It is right aside Old Town Hall.) The festivities began with Mayor Pavia making a cut to their ceremonial ribbon, and continued with some wine and antipasti for all.  Despite the rain, the colorful balloons and spirits were a float.  Joseph and Aldo Crisculo, with their executive Chef Massimo Stecchi, and along with their General Manager Gerarado Mascolo, have great food and a very special place in Tappo--it is a beautiful space.   Behind the bar is this awesome brick oven covered in stunning abalone tiles.  Just stunning. 

Tappo is an  Italian eatery, serving a classy lunch and dinner.  I sampled some of the delicious desserts at the grand opening and was swept away with gastronomical enjoyment. Wow.  The tiramisu was to die for. So was the cream puff. So was the pistachio panna cotta.  Having only a sample, it has left me hanging on to what else I need to discover on my return trip.  (which I hope is sooner than later). 

A warm welcome, and much luck,  to this new addition to the downtown area......as with each new restaurant is a new adventure.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Old Town Hall Opens 2 week Art Exhibit - All are welcome

First Art Exhibit at Old Town Hall - open to the public, no fee.


Old Town Hall, located at 175 Atlantic Street, is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday for the following two weeks, through Oct. 23 for the exhibit.  See article here.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN STAMFORD - Oct 16, 1:30 pm

STAMFORD, THE CITY AS A WORK OF ART

A WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN STAMFORD

Saturday, October 16 1:30 pm, rain date: Sunday,October 17

Meet at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street
 
Renee Kahn, noted artist and architectural historian, will be leading a tour of Stamford’s historic downtown as seen from an artist’s point of view. The tour will take approximately one hour and will cover the Downtown Stamford National Register Historic District. Afterwards participants are encouraged to return to the sites that interested them to photograph, sketch or paint. The resulting artwork may be submitted for inclusion in the upcoming SAA exhibit entitled “Facades,” scheduled to open in the new Ferguson Library Gallery on January 13, 2011. There is no fee for the tour but participants are asked to register in advance by phoning SAA at (203) 325-1139 or e-mailing: stamfordartassn@optonline.net



“FACADES”

Art at the Ferguson

The next exhibit at the Ferguson Library Gallery will be “Facades”. The receiving dates for the show are Thursday, January 6 5-7 and Saturday, January 8 10-12. The opening will be Thursday, January 13 6-8. The theme of the show is architectural facades and the artwork is not restricted to any location or type of building. This exhibit will be shown in conjunction with an exhibit at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St, entitled “Faces and Figures”.
Further information on exhibit requirements will be posted on the Stamford Art Association’s website: stamfordartassn@optonline.net

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dedication of Sea Odyssey Sculpture at Old Town Hall - Oct 10, 2pm

  After the Columbus Day Parade ends on Sunday, head over to Old Town Hall to partake in the Dedication Ceremony of the "Sea Odyssey" scuplture.   October 10 at 2pm in the back garden. 
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Friday, October 1, 2010

October Comedy Talent - Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield8 Stamford


Treehouse Comedy Productions Presents
TreehouseComedy.com

October Comedy Talent

For the Treehouse Comedy Club
at Butterfield8 LLC
in Stamford

Saturday, October 2nd

Headliner: Tina Giorgi as seen on "The Late Late Show", WOR's "Spotlight Café", NBC's "Night Shift", and Comedy Central

Featured Act: John Garrett as heard on Sirius and XM Satellite radio
Opening Act: Tim Gageas seen on Comedy Central


9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets
$39.95 Dinner&Show

               

Saturday, October 9th

Grand Comedy Celebration

Headliner: Gary Gulman star of his own half hour special on Showtime, as seen on "The Tonight Show" & "The Late Show"
Featured Act: John Iavarone Treehouse original as seen on "Spin City"
Opening Act: Jordan Ferber plays the major comedy clubs up and down the east coast

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets
$39.95 Dinner& Show



        

Saturday, October 16th

Headliner: Billy Winn longstanding radio personality as seen on A& E, VH1, &; Regis
Featured Act: Teddy Smith as seen on HBO, BET'S "Comic View", "Showtime at the Apollo"
Opening Act: Owen Bowness plays the major comedy clubs up and down the east coast

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets
$39.95 Dinner&; Show

                 

Saturday, October 23rd

Headliner: "The Area Code Guy" Mitchell Walters
as seen on "The Tonight Show", Showtime and MTV

Featured Act: Jackson
as seen on BET's "Showtime at the Apollo" & "Coming to the Stage" and Grand Prize Winner of the "Funniest Comic in Connecticut Contest 2"

Opening Act: Jonny Benson from Extreme Comedy

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets
$39.95 Dinner& Show



Saturday, October 30th

Headliner: Vince Dantona & George $10,000 winner on "America's Funniest People"
Featured Act: Vinny Pagano Finalist in the "Funniest Comic in Connecticut Contest 2"
Opening Act: Rick Allen contributing writer to "the David Letterman show"

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets
$39.95 Dinner& Show


Butterfield8 LLC is located at 112 Bedford St. in Stamford.

203.406.7112 for reservations or for tickets or more information

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

A wrap of Cans and Cocktails 2010



Last night was the first, of hopefully many, well attended fundraiser orchestrated by our local Stamford bloggers called Cans and Cocktails. Chinese Mirch, one of our newer Stamford Downtown restos, opened their doors to the many people offering cans to the benefit the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, and take part in some "blogger drinks".

http://www.chinesemirch.com/ct_stamford.htm


 




It was all about fighting hunger and I thought it was fabulous. All profits from last night's event went to the charity -- That's awesome. However, if you couldn't make it to the event, there is still time to get in on the donation. Chinese Mirch, located at 35 Atlantic Street, is donating 10% of ALL food sales from this past Monday till today. Today is the last day!!! Thank you to Chinese Mirch.


Chinese Mirch dining room

On a personal note, I have to admit that meeting some of the bloggers I've followed this past year was nice. Matching the blog to an actual blogger person was cool. This is a terrific and talented group of people, who write blogs in their own free time, about a place we all share and love--Stamford. Great job guys! I can't wait hear about the next event...... See info and invite: Cans and Cocktails 2010 or for more info on future events contact stamfordnotes@gmail.com



Pictures from the event:

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Her Lips: Women's Lips in Art at the Ferguson Library for HIspanic Heritage Month

Her Lips: Women's Lips in Art @ The Ferguson Library , Saturday, Oct. 2 at Noon--Free Lecture /presentation from Fernando Luis Alvarez. 


The Ferguson Library
Third Floor Auditorium
Bedford and Broad Streets

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Friday, September 24, 2010

iShop, uShop, we all need to Shop! -- Hurry and use before Oct 31 !

Our i-Shop card will be expiring soon -- how many times have you used yours?

Need more info?....HOW DO I GET ONE AND HOW DOES THE i-SHOP STAMFORD DOWNTOWN CARD WORK?

When the i-Shop Stamford Downtown Card is presented at any of the businesses signed up, the cardholder is entitled to an automatic 10-15% discount (some exceptions or alternate premiums may apply). The card discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. To see a list of merchants, get your own i-Shop card and activate your iShop cards by clicking here.

Remember, every time you use your card you are saving money while also preserving the unique character of Stamford 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, 2010

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 7 days  for processing)

More questions? Call 348-5285, retail@stamford-downtown.com  or go to http://www.stamford-downtown.com/

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Miss India Pageant 2010 - Oct 3

Miss India & Miss India Teen CT  
Pageant 2010
October 3, 2010
5-8pm
Palace Theater
203-358-2305
Get tickets now at 203-325-4466, http://www.scalive.org/

 For more info email abdiva@missindiact.org  

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Arts & Crafts on Bedford, September 25 & 26, 2010

Arts & Crafts on Bedford

September 25 & 26, 2010

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, September 25 from 11am to 8:30pm and Sunday, September 26 from 11am to 6pm.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pow Punch Zoom at LAA - Sept 19

Funky Garden
The Loft Artists Association Presents


Pow, Punch, Zoom!

An exhibit featuring bold, colorful works of pop art

September 19 - October 31, 2010

FREE Opening Reception: Sunday, September, 19, 2010 from 2-5pm

This will include a musical and visual “happening” in our gallery


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

Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-5pm. For more information please visit

www.loftartists.com or call (203) 323-4153.

The Loft Artists Association, a non-profit organization, is located in Stamford’s South

End. For over 30 years, the Loft Artists have been dedicated to sharing the power of art

with the community in which they work. Contact www.loftartists.com or (203) 323-4153.
  
The Loft Artists presents “Pow, Punch, Zoom!,” an art exhibit inspired


by the bright color schemes and popular images and icons of the Pop Art movement of

the late 1950’s through 1970’s, where artists featured simple everyday imagery marked

by bright colors. "Come in and experience our Pop Art for 2010. Art should be fun.

Remember concert posters and record covers of the 1960's and 70's? You don't ! We do,

and we invite you to experience this uplifting, visual exhibit with bold and colorful

artwork from the talented group of the Loft Artists.” Says Susan Frey, mixed media artist

and show chairwoman. “This show is a perfect fit for my humorous & whimsical art,

says Frey.”


Sharing her enthusiasm for this artistic style, loft artist Renee Kahn, says, “I missed the


entire sixties. While everyone else was partying and protesting, I was changing diapers


and carpooling. NOW is my psychedelic era!”

Pow, Punch, Zoom! runs from Sunday, September, 19 through October 31, 2010. There

will be a free opening reception on Sunday, September 19th from 2-5pm featuring

food, drinks, and musical entertainment in our groovy gallery. Make the scene with your

brothers and sisters! Peace.


Pow, Punch, Zoom! is presented with support from the Community Arts Partnership

Program. Made possible with public funds from the city of Stamford, Michael A. Pavia,

Mayor and “Stamford Gives Back”. Sponsored in part by Harbor Point, Kim Harris,

Louis J. Kuriansky Fund, The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Ivan Burns and Wagner

Instruments.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Downtowners - Meet and Mingle Event, September 22

Come to the next Downtowners' Meet and Mingle Event hosted by TrumpParc.  RSVP by September 17 to risehigh@trumpparcstamford.com

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Comedy comes back to the downtown - BUtterfield 8 - Starting Sept 18

BUTTERFIELD 8 & TREEHOUSE COMEDY CLUB

present:

LIVE Comedy Night!

Every Saturday Night

Starting- Saturday September 18, 2010

Show starts @ 9pm
For more information & tickets go to:

Treehousecomedy.com

For dinner reservations please call:

203.504.8123

(Reservations for Comedy Night Attendees

will only be taken @ 7, 7:15, and 7:30pm to

ensure prompt arrival for the show)

BUtterfield 8
112 BEDFORD STREET STAMFORD, CT 06901
203-504-8123
Visit the  Website at http://www.butterfield8stamford.com/

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celebrate 5 Years with Agora Spa!


Experience an exclusive gathering place in the heart of downtown Stamford, Connecticut.


Welcome to the Agora Spa at The Stamford Marriott Hotel. We've taken our name and inspiration from the Greek word, agora, meaning to gather. The ancient agoras of Greece were renowned as popular gathering places. The Agora Spa is destined to follow suit by offering our guests the perfect getaway, seven days a week.


HAPPY 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!



CELEBRATE WITH US!



Visit us September 13-17, 2010 and celebrate with us!



Purchase 4 Agora Spa Journey Packages and get the 5th Journey package free!



Purchase 5 Signature Spa Treatments (value $550 or more); get a free weekend night @ the Stamford Marriott Hotel. Great for Girl Friends Getaway!



Purchase a treatment during the week of 9/13/10-9/17/10; get to pull from our basket of prizes....Special discounts, Services or the Grand Prize....Executive Retreat Journey value $275! Limited supply-



Purchase one of our new DECLEOR Body Treatments and receive 20% off!



Upgrade from a 50 minute Signature Massage to an 80 minute Signature for only an additional $10!



Girlfriends Getaway


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00AM-8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM-7:00PM

Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs Auction Fundraiser - Sept 15

Stamford Downtown will be holding an auction on September 15, 2010 for the city’s summer-long public art project, It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs.

Stamford Downtown’s It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs features forty originally designed fiberglass cat and dog sculptures, painted and embellished by local artists. The pets, decorated by 34 accomplished artists from the region, include “Corn Dog,” a dog painted by Eddie Nino with corn kernels and husk; “Everyone’s Best Friend,” a dog by Suzan Waldinger decorated with customized hand prints; and the lovable “In the Dog House,” by Pamela Riley-Abear featuring its very own dog house, will be available for bidding at an auction on September 15 at 5:30pm at Seven Landmark Square in Stamford by auctioneers Bobby Valentine and Laurie Guzda McEvoy. The party is open to the public for a $40 fee. Please RSVP by September 1, 2010.

Come on, you know you want one...

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Friends of Felines, OPIN and the Stamford Dog Park.

To receive an invitation to this event, please visit the event page at www.stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs Auction & Reception: 5:30pm

Auctioneers: Bobby Valentine & Laurie Guzda McEvoy

Seven Landmark Square (101 Broad Street)

Stamford, CT

$40 per person

Please call 203-348-5285 for invitation

or visit events calendar at:

www.stamford-downtown.com

RSVP by September 1, 2010 please

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stamford Downtown Summer Restaurant Weeks-- Aug 22 - Sept 5

2010 Summer Restaurant Weeks are:  Sunday, August 22 - Sunday, Sept. 5th. 
Enjoy a new resto or an old favorite...

Participating Stamford Downtown restos are:
(Some restrictions may apply)

Aria Restaurant

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Black Bear Saloon

BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge

Capital Grille, The

Capriccio Café

Chez Jean-Pierre

Columbus Park Trattoria

Emme of Capri

EOS Greek Cuisine

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

Kujaku Japanese Restaurant

Market Restaurant

Mitchell’s Fish Market

Morton's, The Steakhouse

napa & co.

Quattro Pazzi

Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company

SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery

Siena Ristorante

Telluride

Tengda Asian Bistro

Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant

Stamford Tables

presents

For details and menus go to stamford-downtown.com (Reservations suggested)

Look for maritime paintings and photographs displayed at these restaurants from

the recent art show - “The Glories of the Sea at the Stamford Art Association Gallery” Stamford Tables

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tax free shopping Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2010

Tax Free Shopping Days are here!  Visit Stamford Town Center for all your shopping needs for back to school.  There is even a Staples Express Store!  Shop at over 40 stores.

Stamford Town Center Listings:

http://www.shopsstamfordtowncenter.com/

 2 Cute 601-6610


Abercrombie 325-8138

Abercrombie & Fitch 323-8729

Aeropostale 353-0028

Aldo 359-1954

Allen Edmonds 363-0743

American Eagle Outfitters 969-0581

Ann Taylor 359-1616

Apple 658-1801

at&t Mobility 425-9709

Bakers 353-8642

Banana Republic 324-6323

Barnes & Noble 323-1248

Bath and Body Works 961-1934

Bebe 977-8787

The Body Shop 353-1100

Brooks Brothers 359-2300

Brookstone 356-8900

Brow Art 23 969-2769

C&C Market Research 316-0054

Cache 325-8270

California Pizza Kitchen 406-0530

Charley's Grilled Subs 328-7566

Charlotte Russe 325-3584

Chicken Now 425-9759

The Children's Place 359-2298

Claire's Accessories 323-4483

Coach 965-0666

Cohen's Fashion Optical 359-9600

Coldwater Creek 325-8496

Cosi 324-8981

Crabtree and Evelyn 357-8881

Été Collections 602-5575

Express 327-5030

Foot Locker Superstore 328-7519

FYE - For Your Entertainment 353-0362

GameStop 325-0362

Gap Kids 975-1707

The Gap 323-2712

General Nutrition Center 324-7970

Godiva Chocolatier 357-8110

Great Wraps 323-2227

Gymboree 975-1004

H&M 357-0417

Hakky Instant Shoe Repair 348-7088

Hallmark Gold Crown 323-7723

Ichiban Teriyaki 327-8888

J. Crew 406-9673

Johnston & Murphy 964-1331

Journeys 541-8983

Justice 323-9652

Kay Jewelers 325-9625

Know Style, Inc 351-1101

Kona Grill 324-5700

Lady Foot Locker 325-0897

Lenscrafters 348-2080

The Limited 921-1670

LOFT 406-9544

MAC 348-7100

Macy's 964-1500

Maybee New York 961-8500

Mitchell's Fish Market 323-3474

Modern Art Gallery 357-1200

Nails Hollywood 323-6245

NailTique 327-3301

P.F. Chang's China Bistro 363-0434

Panda Express 965-8302

Pandora 965-0891

Papyrus 975-0046

Payless Shoesource 363-0195

Perfumania 326-7992

Pottery Barn 324-2035

Radio Shack 975-1538

Rainbow Too 973-0133

Regis Salon 969-7779

Rosetta Stone 358-4634

Ross Simons 351-1104

Saks Fifth Avenue 323-3100

Sole Mex 348-7653

Solstice Sunglass Boutique 353-8052

Spring 602-6632

Staples Back to School Express 674-7814

Starbucks 323-1152

Stride Rite 325-4883

Subway 359-3087

Sunglass Hut 348-2348

Swarovski 462-3357

T Mobile 425-9600

Talbots 324-3341

Temptation 356-9488

The Buzz 325-4800

The Capital Grille 967-0000

The Walking Company 324-9255

TimeZone 975-9095

Town Center Barber 964-0216

Town Center Dental P.C. 348-0300

Verizon Wireless 325-3282

Victoria's Secret 325-9955

Wetzel's Pretzels 324-1344

White House/Black Market 965-0559

Who.A.U. 357-0488

Williams-Sonoma 961-0977

XXI Forever 406-9805

Yankee Candle 356-9175

Yoga Studio 360-3858

Zales Jewelers - The Diamond Store 964-8111

Zara 353-1920

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