Monday, April 30, 2012

Cinco De Mayo - Taco eating contest --Picante Fresh, May 5

CELEBARTE CINCO DE MAYO AT PICANTE FRESH

Taco eating contest, 10 contestants, winner is declared when his plate is empty.
Two different tacos, Grilled Chicken & Ground Beef.
1st Place $100 Gift Card,
2nd place $50 gift card.
3-5Pm on Saturday May 5th. 
  

Picante Fresh Mexican Grill
Phone: 203-595-5490
Fax: n/a
$ 148 Bedford Street Fast, casual, fresh Mexican food.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The new burger in town....Morelli Double Burger & Catering

So many burger places, so little time.  Can't let a good burger go unnoticed, so I jetted out of the office to try out Morelli Double Burger & Catering.  Not just burgers, as I found the menu expansive. You have to study it for awhile.  Many choices, such as salads, wings, hot dogs, fries, tacos - but burgers are their main squeeze now.  Mario the owner, known for his other former restaurant staples in the downtown, such as Morelli's Cafe and Morelli's Pizza, is a veteran of the restaurant business.  His burger concept seems to be all the rage.  I went during lunch time, so it was pretty packed.  In fact, I was lucky to get the only table left. There really isn't a view to be had inside, but you like you can sit by window bar and watch the pedestrians go by.  That's usually fun to do.  On warmer days, there's outdoor seating.

double burger (cheese, lettuce and tomato)  and fries

I had a "signature" double burger, topped with blue cheese and a side order of fries.  Tasty burger.  Reminded me of the burgers I'd make for myself when I came home from school.  It's a burger with an old fashion taste, and more.


Morelli Double Burger & Catering
Phone:
203-324-4911
$ 114 Broad Street Burgers, wings, quesadilla, nuggets, pizza, pasta, salad, soups and more.
Catering available.
Dine in or take out. Delivery available.


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Friday, April 27, 2012

LINA MORIELLI -SKETCHBOOK: A Look Inside, May 4 - June 10


LINA MORIELLI
SKETCHBOOK: A Look Inside
May 4 – June 10, 2012
Reception: Opening night, Friday May 4th form 6 – 9pm
Artist Walk and Talk: Sunday, June 10th at 2pm

Loft Artist Gallery
845 Canal Street
Stamford, CT
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday NOON – 5pm
Closed Memorial Day weekend
Free parking on site


THE LOFT ARTISTS GALLERY presents
LINA MORIELLI
SKETCHBOOK: A Look Inside

A comprehensive solo show, featuring pages from many sketchbooks, the journey to completed paintings, sculptures and etchings, as well as an installation display for viewers to experience a variety of sketchbook styles from the 1970’s to present. May 4 – June 10, 2012 at the Loft Artists Gallery, 845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT. Reception: Opening night, Friday, May 4th from 6- 9pm.  Artist Walk and Talk, Sunday, June 10th  at  2pm. Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, noon- 5pm. Gallery closed Memorial Day weekend.

Lina Morielli was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Darien, CT.  She has been drawing, making collages and building things since childhood and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design.  The inspiration for this exhibit stems from her love of process and she believes that keeping a sketchbook, whether thematic in nature, or as a repository for her doodles, is key to the development of her work.

 “Sketchbooks are very personal visual diaries and serve many purposes. They can be a repository for ideas or thematic and focused or just a vehicle to create freely.  There’s no right or wrong about what goes into a book; it’s all about how you feel and think at the moment”.

 The sketchbooks on display range in time from the 1970’s to the present  and when shown in this context one can clearly see the thread that carries through all of Morielli’s work; from drawings to collages, sculptures and paintings. Many paintings and sculptures will be on view alongside the sketch from which it was created.  Loft Artist Gallery director, Mark Macrides, said, “I was intrigued with this idea because it gives a personal glimpse into the process of the artist at work which is an added educational component for the viewer.  This is a unique opportunity to see a very impressive expanse of work”.  Also on display will be an installation of sketchbooks that will enable guests to view books in their entirety.
Framed sketchbook pages will be for sale, as well as drawings, paintings, sculpture and etchings.

Morielli is a former Loft Artist president and received three City Arts Partnership Program grants to produce their Annual Open Studios and Performance Series. Over the years she has also received grants to create and teach after school and summer camp art enrichment programs for the I Have a Dream Foundation and Yerwood Center in Stamford and has also offered TV/Video workshops for high school students.  She has staged art workshops for corporations and art organizations as well as private sessions in her studio.  Also, for the past seven years she has curated art exhibits for the Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford, featuring the work of area artists and community organizations.

Morielli is known for her signature heart sculptures that she began creating in 1987 after moving to Stamford.  She created wood and metal assemblages, but it is her wrapped metal pieces that caught the attention of art lovers and they are in over 100 private collections across the country.  This award winning work has been exhibited in many local venues with solo exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, and in Hartford at the State Capitol. She has exhibited at 22 Haviland Street Gallery in Norwalk, The Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NY and at the Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  You can see her work on permanent display at the State Superior Court House in the jury selection office, the Heart Institute offices at the Tully Center and most recently in the public rooms of the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tag Sale - First United Medthodist Church - May 4 & 5



The monies go back to the Stamford community and other non-profit organizations to help those in need.   Donate your unwanted spring clean-up items and then join us on Tag Sale day.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Stamford Downtown Alive@Five Summer Concert Schedule


STAMFORD DOWNTOWN
ANNOUNCES ITS ALIVE @ FIVE SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP

Thursdays starting June 21 through August 2, 2012

The region’s hottest concert series,
Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax kicks off Thursday, June 21st in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.  This year’s star-studded series opens with Los Lonely Boys and closes with Foreigner (“Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision” and includes G. Love & Special Sauce, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Matisyahu, Hot Chelle Rae and Javier Colon. 
The concerts begin at 5pm and run seven Thursdays, June 21 – August 2, 2012.
The year’s awesome line-up is shown below.

June 21Los Lonely Boys (http://www.loslonelyboys.com/)

June 28G. Love & Special Sauce (www.philadelphonic.com)
                    

July 5Creedence Clearwater Revisited (www.creedence-revisited.com)
   Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons    

July 12Matisyahu  (http://www.matisyahuworld.com/)
July 19Hot Chelle Rae (www.hotchellerae.com)
             Sponsored by Reckson
July 26Javier Colon (http://www.javiercolon.com/)
August 2Foreigner  (http://www.foreigneronline.com/)
             Sponsored by NBCUniversal & Skytop Lodge

Reckson and BevMax is produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford.

Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, Skytop Lodge, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, and 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, 107.1 The Peak radio stations and Columbus Park Merchants including: 84 Park, Bar Q BBQ, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery CafĂ©, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II Japanese Restaurant, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafel, Patrizia’s of Stamford, The Palms, Riviera Maya Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.

 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.
$10.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. 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, chairs, bicycles, weapons, containers,
liquids, alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to
police search. Please leave them at home.

Alive @ Five is a seven week series.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be a COOL BOSS - Agora Spa offering for Adminstrative day, Wed 4/25


Be a COOL BOSS

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Psst. I have some secret news to share...Alive@Five news....

Psst.  I've been sworn to secrecy, but no more.... Wondering who's playing this summer for the Alive@Five series?   Here is the rest. Stay tuned.  The information is coming sooner than you think....

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Monday, April 23, 2012

At Morton's Steakhouse --Administrative Professional's Day, April 25

Administrative Professional's Day
Happening on April 25 (Wednesday)

In celebration of Administrative Professional's Day, we're open for lunch.
Wednesday, April 25

11:30am - 2:30pm

$29 Morton's Three-Course Prime Lunch
Choice of Soup or Salad
Lobster Bisque
Baked Five Onion Soup
Morton's Salad
Caesar Salad
Mixed Field Greens Salad

Choice of Entree
6 oz Filet Mignon and Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Colossal Shrimp & Sea Scallops with Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Northwest King Salmon with Rice Pilaf
Chicken Christopher with Garlic Beurre Blanc Sauce and Mashed Potatoes

Choice of Dessert
Double Chocolate Mousse
or
Key Lime Pie

Or join us in the bar starting at 2:30pm for specially priced bar bites starting at $6 per plate. Featuring Mini Prime Cheeseburgers, Petite Filet Sandwiches, Salmon Pizza and more!

Contact Jackie Kosiba at 203-324-3939 or jackie_kosiba@ldry.com for more information.
  Make A Reservation

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Latham park in bloom...


Visit Stamford Downtown parks, and enjoy the views.

Courtesy of Happyhaha photography

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Join us for A Novel Affair at The Ferguson Library- May 3

Where:The Ferguson Library, Bedford & Broad Streets  Stamford
Thursday, April 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. 
An evening of food, spirits and fun to benefit  The Ferguson Library.
Honoring George B. Harvey, past chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pitney Bowes, and former chair of 
The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees.
Live auction including Yankees Legends Suite seats
and a Dinner for Six in your home prepared by
food critic Colman Andrews!
'Celebrity' bartenders
Open bar
Jazz by Cookie Thomas and his band
Silent auction
Giving tree
Wine tastings courtesy of BevMax, who will donate 
        100% of net wine sales to the Library.  
Tickets are $125.00.
For more information call 203 351-8205.                                                 
*Free parking at Landmark Square provided by
SL Green Realty Corp.
Register Now!
Sponsors
Shakespeare $25,000
Friends of The Ferguson Library; 
Pitney Bowes Inc.; Purdue Pharma L.P.; 
SL Green Realty Corp   
Dickinson   $5,000
Kathryn Emmett & David Golub
Thomson Reuters
Fitzgerald $2,500
The Advocate; Building and Land Technology; Moffly Media; Laurence C. Morse/Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.; Eileen Rosner
Faulkner $1,000
Neva Bennett; Gladys & Morton Cohen; Susan & Ernest DiMattia; Juanita James & Dudley Williams; Alex & Ricki Miller  
Angelou $500
Ernest Abate; Jack Alexander; A.P. Construction; 
Barbara Aronica & Peter Buck; Christine Begole & Judson Saviskas; William & Melvina Callion, Jr.; Thomas M. Cassone; Saul & Mimi Cohen; First County Bank; Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gambino; The Learning Center at Piper's Hill; KPMG; Jon McKeon & Johnna Torsone; Betsy & Arthur Selkowitz; Signcrafters, Inc.; Jacqueline Tooter; William W. Warrick
Sponsorships available by calling 203 351-8208.
Featured Restaurants and Caterers
Barcelona Greenwich
Coromandel
David's Soundview Catering
DiMare Pastry Shop
La Dolce Vita Chocolates & More
Napa & Co.
New Wave Seafood
Remo's Brick Oven Pizza Company
Susan Kane Catering
Tabouli Grill
The Fez
Join us for A Novel Affair at The Ferguson Library

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Food Bank at Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa - April 26

 



 The Food Bank Benefit Event
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
April 26,  6-9pm
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Springtime Sunset over Stamford Downtown...


Taken by our very own Ambassador Bob - a beautiful sight!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

PFChang new lunch offerings….

PFChang 

P.F. Changs China Bistro
Phone: 203-363-0434
$$$ 230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center A stylish, high-energy restaurant combining traditional Chinese cuisine, attentive service and one-of-a-kind decor to create a unique dining experience. Award-winning wine list.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

19th Annual RFR 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Thursday, May 17th

19th Annual RFR 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Thursday, May 17th  
This incredibly popular event had more than 1,800 runners participating last year...and has raised more than 1.3 million dollars for the Boys & Girls Club since its inception.  Last year the RFR Run raised a net profit of $142,000 for The Club's Boys & Girls Programs...and this year's goal is $160,000. Please see attached sponsor information and also check out our website at http://www.rfr5krun.com/  for event details.  Deadline for sponsorships is April 16. 

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors Jane Green, Julie Otsuka and Charlotte Rogan at The Ferguson Library


Author Series at the Ferguson Library:
DATE: Wednesday, April 11
TIME: 6 - 8 p.m.
LOCATION: The Ferguson Library,
Bedford & Broad Streets
Wine reception at 6 p.m. 
Program at 6:30 p.m.
Book sale and signing.
Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the Library.
Register Here
Authors Jane Green, Julie Otsuka and Charlotte Rogan at The Ferguson Library

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Get a good feeling....


Vet's Park Flash Mob!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

STATION EATS - Beer garden opens

 

STATION EATS STAMFORD BEER GARDEN OPENS
Enjoy draft beers, wine and alcoholic milkshakes on our outdoor terrace. Overlooking Atlantic street but away from the street noise, this little oasis is a convivial place to share a drink and burgers with friends after work or on a movie night.


Station Eats
Phone: 203-588-0960
 
$$ 3 Landmark Square - BalconyCentrally located. Great prices. Good fun. Watch your burger, veggie burger or hot dog grilled to perfection in 90 seconds, then pick from 30 toppings to make your own delicious creation.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Capital Grille -- Easter Brunch, Sunday April 8

Easter 
Easter Brunch, Sunday April 8.  Reservations required.
230 Tresser Boulevard | Stamford, CT | 203 967 0000
image capital grille

Click here for menu and more about The Capital Grille.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '12 - July 9 - 15, 2012, 9am-3pm

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic in partnership with Jazz Up July presents
Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '12
in Stamford Downtown
July 9 - 15, 2012, 9am-3pm
Jazz Workshop All-Star Performance at Jazz up July
 and Pop-up Downtown Studio Spaces

Summer Jazz Workshop '12 Concert - Sunday Evening, July 15, 7pm

Tri-State Area's Longest-Running Summer Jazz Program
To register, contact Joyce DiCamillo (joycedimcamillo1@gmail.com) or John Mastroianni (mastymusic@cox.net)  .  To download materials, please visit http://www.syap.org/
Renowned Faculty of Jazz Educators/Recording Artists
Guest Artists - Interactive Seminars
Ensembles, Theory & Improvisation, Master Classes

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