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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