Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays to our Stamford Downtown followers!



Whatever you are celebrating this year, a very
 Happy Holidays from Stamford Downtown.
See everyone in 2012.
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Monday, December 19, 2011

A view of Stamford Downtown 2011...



Can you guess where?

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Holidays 2011 from Stamford Downtown!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.  Click here to view our Stamford Downtown Holiday Video.
And a happy new year too!  : )
Take a look:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Bedford Street...

Jump start your holiday spirit; A Holiday Salute on Bedford Street - It's Relevant Coverage.    Take a stroll and check it out for yourself. Vote online for your favorite.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Patrizia's of Stamford - Now open on Main Street in Stamford Downtown

Patrizia's of Stamford
Phone: 203-348-8000
$$ 249 Main Street Italian food.



Here's what patrons had to say about their Brooklyn location, and what we have to look forward to in Stamford Downtown:
  • best italian food
  • love brick oven pizza
  • favorite new place
  • best italian restaurant
  • love better pasta
  • enjoyed meal
  • great prices
  • great service
  • bright very
  • wonderful staff
  • creative touches
  • delicious families
  • terrific suggestions
  • authentic italian feast
  • superb homemade pasta
  • wonderful wine
  • flat bread
  • full hearts
  • excellent whole menu
  • quite nice brickoven stove
  • great assortment
  • mouthwatering neapolitian specalities
  • full fledged menu
  • comfortable environment
  • great chilean sea bass

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Yankees GM Brian Cashman challenges Bobby Valentine to join him next year for his now annual rappelling adventure  - NY Daily News

“I publicly challenge Bobby Valentine to join me on the building,” Cashman said Friday morning between his first two of three practices rappels before he will do it for real at Sunday’s “Heights of Lights” celebration in Stamford. “Landmark Square, first week of December. Be there. 2012.”

Yankees GM Brian Cashman challenges Bobby Valentine to join him next year for his now annual rappelling adventure - NY Daily News

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Avon Theatre - The Polar Express, Free Dec 3 at Noon

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brian Cashman is "tawkin" to AJ at 95.5 Fox--listen here to his phone interview

Listen to what Brian Cashman has to say......   

12/1/11 Brian Cashman - The Yanks GM talks 2012 and Heights & Lights and Baseball

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Holiday Salute in Stamford Downtown....

Come take a stroll on Bedford and see the Holiday Salute Display.  Vote for your favorite here.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stamford Downtown…and this year there’s something new.  Professional florists, nurseries, garden clubs and local organizations from the region have teamed with seven Bedford Street businesses to deck the halls with lights, wreaths and other festive trimmings as part of  "The Holiday Salute in Stamford Downtown" contest sponsored by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.
Please come Downtown to check out the Winter Wonderland they’ve created!  Then tell us which Bedford Street Holiday Storefront is your favorite by casting your vote. Voters (over 18yrs.) will be entered into a Stamford Downtown drawing making them eligible for a gift certificate at the 7 participating Bedford Street businesses listed above under “Storefronts”.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heights & Lights and Holiday Tree Lighting in Stamford Downtown - Sunday, December 4, 2011. 5 pm, Landmark Square & Latham Park

  HEIGHTS & LIGHTS, Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting Presented by First Niagara and Reckson, A Division of SL Green Realty Corp.
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 Stamford’s tallest office building, Landmark Square. starring guest rappellers Brian Cashman, GM, NY Yankees and Rick Reichmuth, Meteorologist, FOX News Channel.
Then follow Santa for an evening of holiday fun with the Activities for Kids Chorus directed by Jerry Pia and the annual holiday lighting ceremony.
http://www.stamford-downtown.com/ for more info.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Heights & Lights returns to Stamford Downtown on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm--STARRING GUEST RAPPELLERS BRIAN CASHMAN

 STAMFORD DOWNTOWN IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS & LIGHTS

STARRING GUEST RAPPELLERS BRIAN CASHMAN, GM NY YANKEES and

RICK REICHMUTH, METEOROLOGIST, FOX NEWS CHANNEL

and featuring the Activities for Kids Chorus Directed by Jerry Pia

Sunday, December 4, 2011  5:00pm

Heights & Lights returns to Stamford Downtown on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm, when Santa

and his friends will once again make their grand rappell down the 22 stories of Stamford’s Landmark

Building. Rappelling Santa is presented this year by First Niagara and Reckson, A Division of SL Green

Realty Corp.  Enjoy a spectacular Fireworks Display  and watch the exciting descent of Guest Rappellers,

Brian Cashman, GM NY Yankees and Rick Reichmuth, Meteorologist, FOX News Channel.


After the rappel, Santa’s busy holiday schedule will take him straight up Bedford Street to Latham Park
where he will join the Stamford Community at First Niagara’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with the
Activities for Kids Chorus Directed by Jerry Pia.  The Holiday Tree was donated by Bartlett Tree
Company.

Stamford Downtown is pleased to welcome First Niagara Bank as first-time presenting sponsor of Height
& Lights.  First Niagara entered the Connecticut market in April of 2011, and has three branch offices in
Stamford, with a fourth branch opening soon in Harbor Point.  “In every market we serve, First Niagara’s
goal is to be a welcomed neighbor and active contributor in the community,” said First Niagara Regional
President David Ring. “We are thrilled to be in Stamford, and to help continue this great tradition for city
residents.”

 In addition to First Niagara, Heights & Lights is also sponsored by Reckson, A Division of SL Green
Realty Corp., The Advocate, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9,  WEBE 108, Bartlett Tree Company and
Happyhaha.com and brought toyou by The City of Stamford and The Stamford Downtown Special
Services District. THIS EVENT IS FREE! 

And while you are in StamfordDowntown, don’t miss the “Holiday Salute on Bedford Street” and vote
online at www.stamford-downtown.com for your favorite holiday storefront presented by local nurseries
and florists.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tell us what you liked about the UBS Parade on Nov 20...

2011 Parade survey banner


Loved it?  Wanted more?  Have a favorite balloon or performer?  What did you think about the UBS Parade Spectacular on Sunday, Nov 20-----tell us here.
Scan the QR code to your smartphone, or click on the banner above to link to our quick survey. You could be a winner of bleacher seat tickets for next year.....Thanks for your input....
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Vote for your favorite parade balloon - UBS Parade Spectacular starts at Noon today, Nov 20!

Is this your favorite balloon in the Stamford Parade?  Vote for your favorite parade balloon - Stamford411 - The Advocate
For more info about the parade go to http://www.stamford-dowtown.com/

This one happens to be my favorite....

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

After the Parade, check out Young Choreographers Festival, Nov 20 6pm




Hang out downtown after the parade and check out the Young Choreographers Festival, 6pm. Call 203-325-4466 for more info.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stamford's hometown hero this week - Martha

Our own hometown hero - Martha.  See it here.
  

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UBS Parade Spectacular, Nov 20 , A Very Hungry Caterpillar Recipe


Here's a kid-friendly project.....

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad:

1 Apple
2 Pears
3 Plums
4 Strawberries
5 Oranges


Directions:
Wash your hands. Wash fruit. After a grown up cuts the fruit, put the pieces in a bowl. Mix. Eat and enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Smile if you like Derek Jeter...




Yolanda, our lucky winner of the Arts & Crafts on Bedford 2011 raffle. Sign up online anytime to get our email blasts here. Share your email with us next year at Arts and Crafts on Bedford, and you could be a lucky winner too!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

He ate and he ate....UBS Parade Spectacular, Nov 20, Noon



Come see "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" make it's debut along the UBS Parade Spectacular on Nov 20,2011 starting at Noon. For more info (map & directions) go to www.stamford-downtown.com

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
selections From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969, later published by Penguin Putnam.[1] The book follows a caterpillar as it eats its way through a wide variety of foodstuffs before pupating and emerging as a butterfly. The winner of many children's literature awards and a major graphic design award,[2] it has sold 30 million copies worldwide.[3] It has been described as having sold the equivalent of a copy per minute since its publication....

Watch the infamous storybook, "The Hungry Caterpillar"video

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Recycling in the downtown...

New recycle cans have arrived...   These new green cans now be found over the downtown--Let's all pitch in to help the recycle efforts.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sidewalks anew...

new bedford street sidewalks



New sidewalks on Bedford Street. Take a stroll...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Downtowner Event; Wed, 11/9, 5:30 - 7:30 - Meet and Mingle Free event




RSVP extended to 11/10 -- Free event; Meet and Mingle! For more info contact terri@franklinstreetworks.org

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Monday, November 7, 2011

For “those who live and work and play Downtown” - Downtowner event , Nov 9


Hi All: Franklin Street Works is a stylish new contemporary art gallery & venue hosting an Open House for The Downtowners on November 9th.

Hope to see you all on November 9th! Free event, but must rsvp  terri@franklinstreetworks.org

Spread the word - For “those who live and work and play Downtown”!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

UBS Parade Spectacular Press Conference and Balloon Handler Training - Watch a test SPIN....

SPIN SPIN SPIN  !!!
video
  Join us on Nov 20, and watch the Hungry Caterpillar and the other 20 balloons float Downtown.  How exciting!!!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

La Dolce Vita, Holiday Open HOuse on Nov 3 --Chocolates and more...

 La Dolce Vita Chocolates Open House Nov. 3

La Dolce Vita Chocolates and More
Phone: 203-359-1886
Chocolate 172 Bedford Street Handmade European-style chocolates produced on the premises. Gift baskets, corporate logos, wedding favors, custom designs and sugar-free chocolates are just a sampling of our world of sweet possibilities. New name; same wonderful chocolate--since 2003.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

UBS Parade Spectacular Press Conference and Balloon Handler Training in Stamford Downtown, Thursday, Nov 3 at Noon

UBS Parade Spectacular Press Conference and

Balloon Handler Training in Stamford Downtown




WHAT:
       The 2011 UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and 
                        The Advocate is officially kicking off this week with a balloon training session and press conference. Mayor Michael Pavia, representatives from Stamford Downtown Special Services District, Title Sponsor UBS and Volunteer Balloon handlers will gather under the brand new 35-foot long “The Very Hungry
Caterpillar” balloon to announce details of the parade set for
Sunday, November 20, 2011.
                        
WHEN:           Thursday, November 3, 2011
                        BALLOON TRAINING & PRESS CONFERENCE, 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:         LATHAM PARK, Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown

Sandy Goldstein of Stamford Downtown will inform the media of the various details surrounding the 2011 UBS Parade Spectacular, including event logistics and celebrity appearances.  Immediately following the press conference, the media will be presented with a photo opportunity as 100 volunteer balloon handlers learn to maneuver “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” balloon.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Friends of The Ferguson Author Series - Thriller Panel- Nov 2, 6pm

Friends of The Ferguson Author Series - Thriller Panel

Friends of the Ferguson Author Series: Thriller Panel
Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m.
Main Library Third Floor Auditorium
Authors Steve Berry (The Jefferson Key), Andrew Gross (Eyes Wide Open) and Peter Spiegelman (Thick as Thieves) talk about their work. Doors open for wine reception at 6 p.m. Appetizers courtesy of Napa & Co.
Program at 6:30, followed by book sale and signing. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the Library. 


Reserve online or call 203 351-8275.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Macys gets a wash...




Macys is nice and clean now....

Macy's
Phone: 203-964-1500
151 Broad Street
A full-line department store including furniture, bedding & area rugs.
Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-7pm

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stamford Downtown Directory 2011-12 arrival...




The newest edition of the Stamford Downtown Directory 2011-12 is almost here.... For a free copy, email me at cheryl@stamford-downtown.com

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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Stamford Wine-Opener to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of CT

The Stamford Wine-Opener to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of CT


The Stamford Wine-Opener to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of CT
Thursday, October 27 at 6:00pm, Palace Theater
 The Stamford Wine Opener to benefit the C.F.F. of CT, so it looks like there will be a lot more WINE than food! Come join me on 10/27/11 @ 6:00pm @ Stamford Center for the Arts - The Palace Theatre. For $100.00, you get to drink all the wine you want, blackout in a ditch with me and write off $51.00 next year! Let's make C.F. stand for CURE FOUND!!!!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Stamford Town Center Food Court: Ichiban Teriyaki

Stamford Town Center: Ichiban Teriyaki

Try one of the Stamford Town Center Food Court eateries during your holiday shopping downtown.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's all about men...sat, oct 22 @ saks



 Call Saks at 203-323-3100 X205 for more details.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

St. John's Lutheran Church - Pumpkin Patch 2011

St. John's Lutheran Church - Pumpkin Patch 2011

The front lawn at St. John's Luteran Church located at 884 Newfield Avenue will soon be transormed into a pumkin patch! The patch will be open daily for business from Oct 15 - Oct 13.
Here is the rest.
Mon-Fri 3-5 pm
Sat 10-8pm
Sun 11:30-8pm

Contact pumpkinpatch@stjohnelca.org for more info.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

"Debut’ party for Picante Fresh Mexican Grill in Stamford

On Friday, Oct 14th,
7-10PM
Picante Fresh Mexican Grill in Stamford…. is hosting a ‘debut’ party!
Small bites & tastings, beer & wine.  A la carte menu which will be available….No rsvp needed
Would love to see you there…

Picante Fresh Mexican Grill
Phone: 203-595-5490
148 Bedford Street Fast, casual, fresh Mexican food.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lunch at ZAZA's!

lobster fettucini
happy diners
balsamic  (and something else)  pizza
salmon salad
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ZAZA Italian Gastrobar
Phone: 203-348-2300
122 Broad Street Italian gastrobar serving Italian bar food in a cool social setting. Featuring an extensive wine bar a small plate menu. Lively and fun.
more happy ZAZA diners

cappucino as a finishing touch

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4th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cook-off, The Unitarian Universalist Society of Stamford, Oct 15, 2011

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Stamford
presents our 4th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cook-off

Come taste the best amateur chili in town and vote for your favorite!
Suggested donation of $10, or $5 if you bring a bag of food.

Saturday, October 15 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Author Series at the Ferguson Library, Oct 12 6-8pm

10/13
Last night was the Friends of  Ferguson Library Author Series, highlighting Gabrielle Hamilton, and Colman Andrew.  A few excerpts were read and it turned out to be an exciting event.  Wine and appetizers, book sale and signing. 
I wouldn't normally attend  book signing, after a long day, but I gave it a try.  It could have been a yawn fest, but not last night.  Very entertaining authors/speakers and the best complement of appetizers by ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.   (my fav--little hats pasta and broccoli rabe --yum.)
Gabrielle Hamilton is other chef/owner of the influential restaurant Prune in Manhattan's East Village.  Her best selling memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter was published in 2011.  She has also contributed articles and essays to the The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Food & Wine.
Colman Andrews was the co-founder and editor -in-chief of Saveur magazine, and a former restaurant columnist for Gourmet.  He is the co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks and the author of six books of his own.  His latest will be released next month. 

Both authors weren't crazy about the Food Network,   reality food related programing or event food Bloggers. However,  I think that any type of media that puts a spotlight on food in general, is good.  Bring it on...

On a totally different subject,

Next author series is slated for Nov 2, 6pm.  Wine reception at 6pm.  Steve Berry, author of  The Jefferson Key, Andrew Gross, author of Eyes Wide Open, and Peter Spiegelman, author of Thick as ThievesReserve online at fergusonlibrary.org or by calling 203-351-8275.

The Ferguson Library
Third Floor Auditorium
Bedford & Broad Street
Stamford, CT
http://www.fergusonlibrary.org/

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Friday, October 7, 2011

The french market bids au revoir for now...




Call David at 203-348-5285 for more info.

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