Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alive @ Five - Uncle Kracker


ALIVE @ FIVE
CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown



UNCLE KRACKER
Though many know him from his early years as the DJ in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band, Uncle Kracker has had impressive success as a songwriter, racking up co-writing credits on Kid Rock's blockbuster hits "Bawitdaba," "Cowboy," "Forever," "Only God Knows Why," and 2008's No. 1 "All Summer Long," as well as his own Adult Top 40 No. 1 "Follow Me."
www.unclekracker.com




SAINT BERNADETTE
Saint Bernadette
Led by husband and wife songwriting team, Meredith DiMenna and Keith Saunders, Saint Bernadette mixes a fiery cocktail of femme fatale vocals and below-the-belt rock 'n roll.
www.saintbernadettemusic.com


THE MERCURY SEED
The Mercury Seed
The Mercury Seed is a local rock band which has been described as "real," "dynamic" and "passionate" by Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Its new album, "Remains" is available on iTunes now.
www.themercuryseed.com


Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Hob Nob Wine, Patch Block Wine 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, Event Management, Inc., Fairfield County Weekly, FreshDirect, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Indeed.com, NBC Universal Television Distribution, Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp., RBS, Simply Signs, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, The Lodge at Woodloch and 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 Japanese Restaurant, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla's Falafal, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Riviera Maya Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant.
Food Court including: Maryann's Mexican Restaurant, Maui Wowi, Remo's Brick Oven Pizza, Sandella's Flatbread Café, Sundance Café and Wine Bar and Yumnuts.


Things you should know before you go!
You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7:00pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7:00pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert.
$5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival ($10 on August 5). Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7:00pm.
Single main entrance located on Main Street just East of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
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.

Stamford Downtown Special Services District

Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series 2010 Schedule
Thursday Evenings, June 24 through August 5
5:00pm in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

June 24 
Gin Blossoms and Soul Asylum
    Sponsored by Reckson,
    A Division of SL Green Realty Corp.
Ten Feet Deep
July 1 Seven Mary Three
    Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa     and Hilton Stamford Hotel

Marcy Playground
Superband
July 8Rusted Root
    Sponsored by Indeed.com
Nick Howard
The Woulda Coulda Shouldas
July 15George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
    Sponsored by The Lodge at Woodloch
Heylady
I Anbassa
July 22Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
Ten Year Vamp
Frank Enea Band
July 29Uncle Kracker
Saint Bernadette
The Mercury Seed
August 5

 
The Beach Boys
    Sponsored by NBC Universal
    Television Distribution

The Wanderers
    Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
Sharkey & The Unknowns

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BOWZER’S ROCK ‘N‘ ROLL PARTY on July 28

Pops in the Park 2010 Concludes with Bowzer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6:30pm

Purdue Pharma presents Pops in the Park in partnership with [ yellow tail ] Reserve, Seaboard Properties and HSBC on the Heineken Stage, a four week long series this July in Columbus Park at 6:30 pm. Admission charge is $5.


July 28 BOWZER’S ROCK ‘N‘ ROLL PARTY

Don’t miss Bowzer’s Rock ‘n Roll Party starring Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Bowzer & The Stingrays, Rocky & The Rollers and special guest Lynn DiMenna. Jon Bauman’s portrayal of Bowzer, leader of Sha Na Na for fourteen years, was so convincing that the casual observer was certain this hilarious, gangly greaser actually stalked the streets of Brooklyn when he wasn’t appearing with the group. Bowzer has resurfaced as one of the most multi-dimensional performers in show business today, with his Rock ‘n Roll Party. Joining Bowzer will be over fifty antique cars from the fifties and sixties exhibited around the park courtesy of the Gateway Antique Auto Club of Stamford. www.bowzerparty.com

Please bring a donation of canned food for Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County



 Purdue Pharma presents Pops in the Park in partnership with [ yellow tail ] Reserve, Seaboard Properties and HSBC on the Heineken Stage

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Originally in the Sunday paper: Goldstein, Queen of downtown - StamfordAdvocate

Originally in the Sunday paper: Goldstein, Queen of downtown - StamfordAdvocate

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Party on the Plaza, Stamford Town Center


2nd Annual Party on the Plaza
Presented by Stamford Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:00 pm


Stamford Town Center


Restaurant tastings, prizes and more!


Tickets: $45 in advance ($55 at the door)


For Tickets, call Stamford Chamber of Commerce


203-359-4761 or visit www.stamfordchamber.com

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Enter to win 2 passes to the Alive@5 Festival on July 22 starring Uncle Kracker!

Enter here to win 2 passes to the Alive@5 Festival on July 29 starring Uncle Kracker....

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Hob Nob Wine, Patch Block Wine and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford.

ENTER HERE.


This contest is open to everyone. Contest ends Tuesday, July 27, 12 noon. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email before 5pm on Wednesday, July 28.


Winners must be able to pick up the passes in person before 3pm on Thursday, July 29.



Good Luck!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hot Dog!


Trying to beat the heat?  "This weather is for the dogs" someone famous once said.  But, if you are looking for a good "dog" to bite into, here's a list of where you can find 'em:

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill 

Bull's Head Market Express

Canterbury Café

Columbus Park Trattoria  (sausages here!)

Curley's Diner

Garden Catering

Jenna Marie's Deli

Katie's Gourmet

Zayna's Metro Café

 Here is more "dog"  info.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill
208 Summer Street Stamford CT 06901
324-9453
http://www.buffalowildwings.com/
A casual dining, sports-themed grill & bar and winner of numerous "best chicken wing" awards. Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and all your favorite sporting events, including free ppv UFC and boxing events, on 40 large hdtv's. Come play our interact

Bull's Head Market Express
500 Summer Street Stamford CT 06901
984-3199
http://www.bullsheadmarket.com/
Fresh salad bar, panini's, coffee, morning pastries, cappuccino, and grab &; go food. Outside seating available. Eat in or take out.

Canterbury Café
1 Surburban Avenue Stamford CT 06901
961-1165
American Deli food. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am to 3pm

Columbus Park Trattoria
 205 Main Street Stamford CT 06901
967-9191,
http://www.columbusparktrattoria.com/
Original, Italian home-style cooking in a beautiful setting. New upstairs private dining room and expanded catering facility for corporate events, weddings and everything else! Rated 2008 Zagat's "Top Italian Restaurants"

Curley's Diner
62 West Park Place Stamford CT 06901
348-2020
With 24-hour service; it's a classic American diner!

Garden Catering
235 Main Street Stamford CT 06901
487-0333
http://www.gardencatering.net/
Hamburgers, nuggets, wraps, sandwiches and more. Corporate Catering available. Voted Fairfield County's Best Lunch & Caterer 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.

Jenna Marie's Deli
459 Summer Street Stamford CT 06901
977-0652
Open Mon - Thurs, 8am to 3:30pm, Fri 8am to 2pm breakfast, lunch & catering available 7 days a week. Corporate catering is our specialty. Great food and fast service.

Katie's Gourmet
29 Bank Street Stamford CT 06901
324-2583
Experience the best. Specialty foods for dine-in, take-out or catered delivery. Check out our gourmet take-out dinners, ready to heat and enjoy. Delivery available.

Zayna's Metro Café
80 Atlantic Street Stamford CT 06901
883-8208 
http://www.zaynasmetrocafe.com/
 Breakfast and Lunch. Soups, salads, wraps, paninis and deli sandwiches. Hot Dogs too. Catering available.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Grand Summer Night - Wednesday, August 11, 2010--Deadline to rsvp July 29



5:30pm Hors D’oeuvres at UConn Stamford

7:30pm Dinner at Downtown Restaurants

*RSVP online now!
Initiated by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, A Grand Summer Night was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine that makes Stamford Downtown the dining capital of the region. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits.



Tickets - $80 per person

Please RSVP by July 29, 2010

Ticketed event, please click the link below for online invitation.

Click Here!

or call 203-348-5285 to request a mailed invitation.





Dinner Destinations Include:

ARIA RESTAURANT

BARCELONA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

BENNETT’S RESTAURANT

BUTTERFIELD 8 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

THE CAPITAL GRILLE (Sorry, SOLD OUT)

CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE

COLUMBUS PARK TRATTORIA

EMME OF CAPRI

EOS GREEK CUISINE

FERRANTE

MARKET RESTAURANT

MITCHELL'S FISH MARKET

NAPA & CO.

QUATTRO PAZZI

TELLURIDE

Hors D’oeuvres, Cocktails & Dessert provided by:

84 PARK

BLACK BEAR SALOON

BOBBY VALENTINE'S SPORTS GALLERY CAFE

BUTTERFIELD 8 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

CABOT CREAMERY

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

DIMARE PASTRY SHOP

KUJAKU JAPENESE RESTAURANT

MITCHELL'S FISH MARKET

MYRNA'S MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO

NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA

SBC DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT & BREWERY

STAMFORD WINE & LIQUOR



Raffle Prizes:

Grand Prize:

42" LG Flat Panel Plasma TV

Courtesy of County TV & Appliance

Second Prize:

$250 Stamford Town Center Gift Card

Third Prize:

$250 Stamford Town Center Gift Card



Gift Bag Donations

Avon Theatre Film Center

Conair

Frank Mercede & Sons

Saks Fifth Avenue

Stamford Symphony

Stamford Town Center

Yumnuts



Many thanks to:

City of Stamford

County TV & Appliance

Cox Media Group

Happyhaha Studio

Printech

Simply Signs

Stamford Town Center

University of Connecticut


Friends of Stamford Downtown:

Joan Fields, Chairperson

Karen Denker

Lynne Fife

Ginny Fox

Eileen Heckerling

Elayne Jassey

Phyllis Kapiloff

Nancy Kucera

Alice Lyons

Gail Malloy

Pamela Mullender

Shae Rosenthal

Maddy Shapiro

Jami Sherwood

Claudia Silver

Camille Tomasello



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This evening is dedicated to Betsy Levinson, in loving memory.



Please RSVP by July 29, 2010

Ticketed event, please click the link below for online invitation.

Click Here!

or call 203-348-5285 to request a mailed invitation.



www.stamford-downtown.com

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY at ALIVE @ FIVE


CONTINUES THIS THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown







BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
"America's favorite little big band" will perform a fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland, big-band music and original dance tunes. BBVD adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.
www.bbvd.com


TEN YEAR VAMP
Ten Year Vamp
This female fronted, high-energy, modern radio rock band is a local favorite. This band is No Doubt meets the Foo Fighters with full pints of personality, charm and sex appeal.
www.tenyearvamp.com


FRANK ENEA BAND
Frank Enea Band
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, Frank Enea performs classic post-modern rock and has just released a new album, "The Morning Show."
www.myspace.com/frankeneaband


Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Hob Nob Wine, Patch Block Wine 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, Event Management, Inc., Fairfield County Weekly, FreshDirect, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Indeed.com, NBC Universal Television Distribution, Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp., RBS, Simply Signs, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, The Lodge at Woodloch and 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 Japanese Restaurant, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla's Falafal, Market, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Riviera Maya Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant.
Food Court including: Maryann's Mexican Restaurant, Maui Wowi, Remo's Brick Oven Pizza, Sandella's Flatbread Café, Sundance Café and Wine Bar and Yumnuts.


Things you should know before you go!
You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7:00pm. Photo I.D. is required. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7:00pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert.
$5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival ($10 on August 5). Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7:00pm.
Single main entrance located on Main Street just East of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
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.


Stamford Downtown Special Services District

Alive @ 5 Summer Concert Series 2010 Schedule
Thursday Evenings, June 24 through August 5
5:00pm in Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown

 
June 24 
Gin Blossoms and Soul Asylum
    Sponsored by Reckson,
    A Division of SL Green Realty Corp.
Ten Feet Deep
July 1 Seven Mary Three
    Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa     and Hilton Stamford Hotel

Marcy Playground
Superband
July 8Rusted Root
    Sponsored by Indeed.com
Nick Howard
The Woulda Coulda Shouldas
July 15George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
    Sponsored by The Lodge at Woodloch
Heylady
I Anbassa
July 22Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
Ten Year Vamp
Frank Enea Band
July 29Uncle Kracker
Saint Bernadette
The Mercury Seed
August 5

 
The Beach Boys
    Sponsored by NBC Universal
    Television Distribution

The Wanderers
    Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
Sharkey & The Unknowns

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CVS on Forest Street

Opening this Sunday-- September 5!  How exciting!

 
It looks like it's about to open.......CVS Pharmacy is coming soon on Forest Street!

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pops in the Park Continues with Steve March Tormé



 

Pops in the Park Continues with Steve March Tormé
Columbus Park, Stamford, CT
Wednesdays, July 31, 2010, 6:30pm
Purdue Pharma presents Pops in the Park in partnership with [ yellow tail ] Reserve, Seaboard Properties and HSBC on the Heineken Stage, a four week long series this July in Columbus Park at 6:30 pm. Admission charge is $5.



 
July 21 STEVE MARCH TORMÉ
A Tribute to the Life and Music of Mel Tormé


Totally Tormé is a son's remarkable homage to his legendary father,
Mel Tormé. This performance features classic music beloved by Mel's
fans, including "Lulu's Back In Town," "Lover Come Back to Me," "The
Way You Look Tonight," and Mel's own "Born to be Blue." Interspersed
with engaging stories, this lively and loving tribute is thoroughly
entertaining from the first measure to the last note.
Bill Harris, Don Harris, Wally Barrett, Tim Herman, and Joe Meo,
members of the Billy and the Showmen Band will be joining Mr. Torme,
adding some "local" flavor.
www.stevemarchtorme.com www.billyandtheshowmen.com


 
July 28 BOWZER'S ROCK 'N' ROLL PARTY
Don't miss Bowzer's Rock 'n Roll Party starring Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Bowzer & The Stingrays, Rocky & The Rollers and special guest Lynn DiMenna. Jon Bauman's portrayal of Bowzer, leader of Sha Na Na for fourteen years, was so convincing that the casual observer was certain this hilarious, gangly greaser actually stalked the streets of Brooklyn when he wasn't appearing with the group. Bowzer has resurfaced as one of the most multi-dimensional performers in show business today, with his Rock 'n Roll Party. Joining Bowzer will be over fifty antique cars from the fifties and sixties exhibited around the park courtesy of the Gateway Antique Auto Club of Stamford. www.bowzerparty.com


Purdue Pharma presents Pops in the Park in partnership with [ yellow tail ] Reserve, Seaboard Properties and HSBC on the Heineken Stage. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, BevMax, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Happyhaha Studio, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Simply Signs, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.

Pops in the park is a four week series. For more information on each evening please email Annette Einhorn at annette@stamford-downtown.com or call 203-348-5285.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Win 2 free festival admission passes to Alive @ 5 on July 22 starring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Enter to win 2 passes to the Alive@5 Festival on July 22 starring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!


Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Hob Nob Wine, Patch Block Wine and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford.

ENTER HERE.


This contest is open to everyone.   Contest ends Tuesday, July 20, 12 noon. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email before 5pm on Wednesday, July 21.

Winners must be able to pick up the passes in person before 3pm on July 22.

 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.
 
Good Luck!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Faraway Places, Both Real and Imaginary

Faraway Places, Both Real and Imaginary,

at the Stamford Art Association Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 18, 4 – 6 p.m.

Show Dates: Sunday, July 18 – Thursday August 26, 2010




Some 50 pieces of art inspired by exotic places both real and imaginary will be showcased in a new exhibit at the Stamford Art Association Gallery entitled “Faraway Places.”



“The works are all by contemporary artists who drew their inspiration from foreign locations, intriguing destinations, and even daydreams,” said Christine Irvin, Co-President of the Stamford Art Association. “It was the encounter with different cultures, and with unconscious places in their own minds, that shaped these artists’ dramatic imagery.”



The juror for the show is Camilla Cook, art consultant., who will select the winners from among the entries in the show, including paintings, photographs, mixed media, and sculpture. Awards for first, second, and third place and two honorable mentions will be announced at the opening reception on Sunday, July 18, 4 – 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.



The exhibit continues through Thursday, August 26, 2010.



Established in 1971, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. Its mission is to provide a forum where artists can exhibit their work to the community and compete in juried shows. Annual competitions are judged by prominent jurors from art institutions in New York and surrounding areas, including the Whitney Museum, Bruce Museum, and Museum of Modern Art.



The Stamford Art Association is located at 39 Franklin Street (off Broad Street). Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and weekends (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.). Admission is free. For more information, call 203.325.1139 or visit www.stamfordartassociation.org.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Win 2 free festival admission passes to Alive @ 5 on July 15 starring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Enter to win!
 2 festival admission passes to Alive @ 5 to see George Clinton &  Parliament Funkadelic
sponsored by The Lodge at Woodloch 

Enter now.  Winner will be selected at random and notified by email before 5pm on July 14 (Wed).

Enter here.  (Contest ends July 13 noon)

MUST:
Winner must be able to pick up the passes in person before 3pm on 7/15 from the DSSD office at 5 Landmark Square, Suite 110 (literally right down the hall from the Landmark Movie theater).

Email only--No phone calls please.
http://www.stamford-downtown.com/ for a full schedule of events. 

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Where's Waldo?

Where's Waldo? Are you a Stamford Downtown Friend on Facebook?  Click here.  If you were one of the many people who came out to hear Rusted Root you may see yourself here - Make us a friend so you can find and tag yourself... 
(photo courtesy of HappyHaHa Studios)

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Friday, July 9, 2010

A Peak up the Big Top

A view from the ground up:  a glimpse from inside the newly erected Big Apple Circus Big Top tent, as it gets ready to for tonight's performance.  Want to purchase tickets for the show?  Click here.    
A peek inside during set up.  Let the show begin.....

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Are you a "Concert Newbie"? Here are some FAQ for Alive@5 concert goers...

Are you a concert newbie?  Is this your first time at a Alive@5 concert in Stamford Downtown?  Well, here are a few helpful bits of info to answer some FAQ...

 

What is Alive@Five?
Alive @ Five is an outdoor concert series with live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds and families on Thursday Evenings, June 24-August 5, 2010 at 5:00pm, Columbus Park.   Columbus Park is the place to be during the summer as Stamford Downtown produces great music, great dancing and great times!  (Alive @ Five is presented on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Hob Nob Wine, Patch Block Wine and  Bev Max is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. )

Directions:
Directions to Columbus Park can be found here.

Where can I enter the festival area?
There is one entrance to the festival area, located at Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.

Who can enter?
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.


Is there are charge to enter the Festival area?
There is $5.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. ($10 on August 5) Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm. CASH ONLY.

What is a 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

 Are there seats?
Seats are not provided.

Can I buy food?
Yes.  There is a food court available.  (Limited seating  in the food court area.)  To buy food, you will need to purchase food tickets from a Ticket Booth.  CASH ONLY.  You will need to purchase tickets to buy beverages as well - Soda, water, beer and wine.  Menu items include your usual pizza, hamburger, and more. A full menu is available to view at each ticket tent. If you want to sit at an Columbus Park outdoor restaurant or dine there, it would be wise to make reservations in advance.  Click here for a list of restaurants in the downtown.

Where do I buy Tickets for Beverages and Food?
There are two ticket tents within the concert area.  One is located right as you enter the area and other one is at the entrance of the Food Court .
Tickets can be used  at any time during the 2010 season.  CASH ONLY.  You will need to have an ID bracelet in order to purchase Beer/Wine Tickets.  ID bracelets are obtained when you enter the front. 
Beer/Wine is $7 each
Food prices vary, but a slice of pizza is $3 and a burger is $4.  Menus are available to view at the ticket tents.
(prices are subject to change)

Can I buy tickets in advance?
No. 

Where do I Park?
Parking information here

What time should I come?
The concert starts at 5pm.   If you are a fan of a particular band and want to be close to the stage, you should plan on being there when the concert starts.   

When does the headliner go on?
The concert starts at 5pm sharp.  There are usually 2 warm up bands, but the order in which they perform may change up to the very last minute. 

How long does the whole concert last?
An average concert lasts 41/2 hours. 

Is it rain or shine? 
Yes, it is rain or shine.  However, feel free to call 348-5285 or log on to our main website for the most up to date info should you have a question about the weather. 

For additional info, visit our events page. 
Please enjoy the concert responsibly and the respect others around you.  See you there!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pops in the Park - Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010, 6:30pm

Pops in the Park tonight! Neil Sedaka!


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Pops in the Park - Columbus Park

Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010, 6:30pm

Purdue Pharma presents

Pops in the Park

on the Heineken Stage

in Partnership with [ yellow tail ] Reserve, Seaboard Properties and HSBC






2010 Performers:

July 7 Neil Sedaka

July 14 Stamford Symphony Pops

July 21 Steve March Tormé

July 28 Bowzers Rock 'n' Roll Party


NEW THIS YEAR

$5 fee to attend the Pops in the Park Festival.

Children aged 12 and under are free.

Single main entrance with multiple entry portals located

on Main Street just East of Clark and Lower Summer Streets


July 7 – Rain or shine
Rain Venue for July 14, 21, 28 - Palace Theatre

Click here if more events info.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Mayor’s Art Gallery “Recent Work” Oil Paintings of water scenes, still life and South African animals-by Fay M. Curtin -July 1 – September 3, 2010



The Mayor's Gallery presents
Fay M. Curtin

"Recent Work"
Oil Paintings of water scenes, still life and South African animals
July 1 – September 3, 2010
Reception, Thursday, July 8 from 5 – 7pm

10th floor Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT
Monday-Friday 9 – 5pm               
more information: 203 858 3082




Fay Curtin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Manhattanville College.  She has also studied at George Washington University in Washington, DC and the University of Connecticut.  Her works have been shown at various locations in New Jersey, at Gallery 333 in North Falmouth, MA, the New Canaan Art Barn and the Mayor's Gallery in Stamford.
She was employed as an Assistant Instructor of Art at Manhattanville and has exhibited in the College's Gallery.  She was represented by Gallery Three in Greenwich for a number of years and her paintings have been acquired by corporations, including the New York Telephone Company, McKinsey & Company and SSS Gears Ltd in London, England, as well as by private collectors.
Her marine paintings are influenced by observations of Long Island Sound over the years as a resident of Shippan Point, as well as time spent on Cape Cod and in Maine.
Though primarily a contemporary painter, this exhibit in the Mayor's Gallery at Stamford Government Center represents a return to realism stressing contours and utilizing primarily light and dark oils on canvas.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Random Tree




Funny thing--Everytime I pass this tree, I think it's puckering up to kiss me. Email me your funny pics, should you notice around Stamford Downtown, and I'll post 'em here.

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