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 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:

RSVP by September 1, 2010 please


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


Tengda Asian Bistro

Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant

Stamford Tables


For details and menus go to (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


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:

 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


Friday, August 13, 2010

Stamford man finds his groove at Alive @ Five - StamfordAdvocate

Check this out----

Can you find him here?  Go to the Stamford Downtown Facebook page to find and tag yourself!

The Beach Boys crowd at Alive@5 in Columbus Park, Stamford CT, on Aug 5, 2010 (courtesy of Happyhaha Studios)


Monday, August 9, 2010

Dancing Girl at Old Town Hall on Tues, Aug 10 at 1pm

Dancing Girl returns to Atlantic Street
Mayor Michael Pavia and his wife Maureen will preside over a ceremony to welcome the Dancing Girl back to Stamford Downtown following nearly a decade of absence.

Dedication of the Dancing Girl. In 1987, local businessman Matthew Stacom and his wife Lesta, loaned to the City of Stamford the sculpture Dancing Girl, created by noted Stamford sculptor James Knowles. The sculpture was placed as the focal point in a fountain at the newly renovated Kiwanis Park, and for the next 14 years Dancing Girl graced Atlantic Street with its fluid lines and movement. But in 2001, the sculpture was removed for the remodel of the Palace Theatre and adjacent Kiwanis Park. For the next 9 years it languished in storage. Now, thanks to the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Stacom who have donated Dancing Girl to the city, Eastern Land Management that has created a beautiful garden surrounding the sculpture as a gift to the city and the Paramount Stone Company that has donated a granite block to hold the commemorative plaque, Dancing Girl has returned to the light of day. All of this was made possible through the leadership of Mayor Michael A. Pavia and the perseverance of the Old Town Hall Redevelopment Authority and the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.

Please join us for the dedication.
WHERE: Old Town Hall at the corner of Atlantic and Bank Streets
WHEN: Tuesday, August 10th at 1:00 PM


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cool Pool

Looking for a pool to cool off?  1/2 hour up High Ridge Road from Stamford Downtown is Dorothy Heroy Park. All you need is to do is get your season pass to park and you'll be good. Get your pass before you go-- Info here. . Hours of operation until Labor Day is M-F 12-1pm and, 4-5:45pm and Sat/Sun 10-5:45. Passes are good at Stamford Beaches as well.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Have you seen the The Old Leather Man?

Loft Artists Association Gallery
‘Susan McCaslin:
Recent Works Inspired by The Old Leather Man’
August 6 - September 12, 2010
Opening Reception, Sunday August 8, 2-5 pm

Lecture and Book Signing

Dan W. DeLuca, author of “The Old Leather Man, Historical Accounts of a Connecticut and New York Legend”

Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Loft Artists Association Gallery presents ‘Susan McCaslin: Recent Works Inspired by the Old Leather Man’, an installation and painting show by Susan McCaslin. The exhibit runs from August 6 through September 12, 2010. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, August 8 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is a free event open to the public.

On Sunday, September 12 at 2 pm, Dan W. DeLuca, author and leading expert on the Old Leather Man, will give a free lecture and will be available to sign his book, ‘The Old Leather Man, Historical Accounts of a Connecticut and New York Legend.’ Books will be available for sale in the gallery throughout the duration of the show. This is a free lecture open to the public.

McCaslin’s exhibit is inspired by an eccentric wanderer who, around 1883 and for almost six years, walked a circuitous route every 34 days between Ossining NY and Old Saybrook CT. McCaslin

Multiple styles and techniques that vary from nature paintings to photographic installations will be exhibited by McCaslin as she illustrates what she thinks the wanderer might have seen as he walked the countryside, and conversely, what others saw of him.

Included in the exhibit will be the ongoing project "1000 Postcards," an homage to anyone who travels and chooses to keep a record of their experiences, sending proof of their journey to family or friends. Visitors are welcome to handle the cards in the same way postcards are handled as they move from the sender, through the mail, and into the hands of the receiver.

"Recent Works Inspired by The Old Leather Man" will run from August 6 through September 12, with an opening reception that is free and open to the public on Sunday, August 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Loft Artists Gallery is located at 845 Canal Street in Stamford, CT. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-5 pm. Admission is free. Private appointments are available through the artist,

About Susan McCaslin

Susan McCaslin is a painter and printmaker whose style is eclectic. Her inspirations come from unexpected discoveries, usually acquired during explorations of junk stores and bookshops. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.

About Dan W. DeLuca

Dan W. DeLuca is a genealogist, a Connecticut historian, and a retired high school teacher. He has been researching the Leather Man for twenty years and is the leading expert on the subject.

About the Loft Artists Association

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.

Visit for more information.

Additional resources:

Susan McCaslin Web Site:

High Resolution Art from ‘Recent Works’:

Short Video Invite:


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Alive @ 5 - The Last one of the year: The Beach Boys

The region's hottest concert series, Alive @ Five finishes the summer concert season Thursday, August 5th in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown with THE BEACH BOYS!

RAIN OR SHINE in Columbus Park!
Alive @ Five, New Rules for 2010!

You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 and arrive before 6:30pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert. Passports require a Second Form of Photo I.D.

$10.00... fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm.

Single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.

Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, glass containers, alcohol, pets, dogs, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please leave them at home.
Go to for more info.


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