Thursday, December 23, 2010

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

Safe Drinking

·        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


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays once more...

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


Happy Holidays!

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


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


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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

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

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


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
Pizza, pasta, wraps, paninis. Fresh gourmet salads. Order online, eat in, take out & delivery. Italian and Greek specialties. Open seven days a week.

Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar - open Christmas Eve and New Year's Day
222 Summer Street
Offering Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine and catering for private parties. 

Chez Jean-Pierre - will open at 5:30pm for dinner on Christmas Day
188 Bedford Street
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 

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

g/r/a/n/d - open 9pm Christmas Day
15 Bank Street
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.

Mitchell's Fish Market -open Christmas eve till 10pm
230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center The Plaza
Fresh seafood obsession is a commitment. Fish any fresher would still be in the ocean.

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa :
243 Tresser Boulevard

  • Northern Lights Lounge at the Stamford Marriott Hotel - open for dinner on Christmas
    for d
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!


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!


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

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


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


First County Bank - Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp - The Advocate - - 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

(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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