Monday, September 24, 2012

Flowers of Love - Sept 29, 7pm

Jane Shelly
flute Tom Hudson cello Sara Kohane piano
Tobé Malawista soprano
Works by Handel, Wolf, Canteloube, Schumann, Kurt Weill and featuring Ravel's Chanson Madécasses

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 7:00 pm
To benefit
Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford
20 Forest Street, Stamford, CT 06901
(Main entrance is on Prospect Street)
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $15 gratefully accepted at the door.
For further information, please call 203-323-5834,


Sunday, September 23, 2012

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO, Sept 27, 2012 8:00 PM @ Palace Theater

You do not have be Mexican to experience this great culture and you do not have to go to Mexico.The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico is the successful creation of dancer, teacher and choreographer Amalia Hernández. After training at the Mexican Academy of Dance, Ms. Hernández began her own small company in 1952. Now, 60 years later, the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico is comprised of 76 folk dancers and has been applauded with over 200 awards.

You are about to witness the amazing culture of Mexico come alive when the dancers of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico take the stage in Stamford on Sept 27th. This event is being brought to you by the Namaskaar Foundation-World on Stage in a colorful, fast-paced, incredibly entertaining show that brings together the music, dance and costumes of rich Mexican folklore.

The dances and costumes are infused with the traditional culture of Mexico. “Folklorico” is a collective term for traditional Latin American dances that emphasize and combine local folk cultures with ballet characteristics. With Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, the costumes, music and choreography express the history and the great social, religious, and artistic traditions of various regions of Mexico.

The company features many dance styles in reflecting the lifestyles of the regions. Some of the styles include danza, a popular ballroom dance genre somewhat similar to the waltz; polka, flamenco, The Fans, The Coco song, The Bamba, The Woodpecker Bird, The Weeper, The Moor, and more.

The Ballet Folklorico de México has presented more than 100 international tours in over 80 countries for a total of over 15,000 performances.

Sept 27, 2012 8:00 PM Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St. Stamford, CT 06901
Box-office: 203-325-4466

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Welcome to Mill River Park & Greenway - Sept 22

Welcome to Mill River Park & Greenway

Come to Mill River Park this Saturday and check it out as construction nears completion. There will be fun for the whole family:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm visit the Family Fun Zone with pony rides, face painting and theatrical story telling! 

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm make animal crafts with The Best Time Ever and get a temporary tattoo! 

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm listen to the sounds of Fake ID Band recently voted Fairfield County's best cover band by Moffly Media

Meet the Architects 
Talk to the architects for the park, the carousel pavilion and the fountain and skating rink. Representatives from the Olin Studio will be on hand to discuss their landscape design. Gray Organschi Architects will bring images of the Carousel & Event Pavilion and the sculptural canopy. These structures will go into construction in 2013. River Architects is the provisional finalist of the fountain/ice rink designer selection process. They will bring images and coloring post cards for the children. 

Hear the Big News 
A multi-million dollar gift for the construction of the ice skating rink and fountain will be announced at 1:00. 

Help Choose the Carousel Animals 
Representatives of Carousel Works, the builder of the carousel will be on hand. The David & Marian Nissen Carousel will be hand carved and a Carousel Works carver will be here to demonstrate his craft. Bring the kids to help choose the 30 horses and animals that will be carved for Mill River Park's carousel. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride 
Rise ten stories over the park and view the entire landscape and how it fits in the heart of Stamford. Balloon rides are $10 per person. 

Join the Campaign 
As you probably know, Mill River Park is being developed by a public/private partnership, because the City could not afford to build it on its own. Mill River Collaborative is committed to raising $20 million of the estimated $60 million cost of building the entire park. So far we have raised $13 million including funding for the carousel, the carousel & event pavilion, the skating rink and fountain. The campaign is now open to the public for contributions of any amount. Contributions over $300 will be acknowledged with the donors' names permanently engraved in granite in the park. Contributions can be made for trees, benches, water fountains and other park features. 

If you have any questions please email Nia Rhodes Jackson, Director of Programs at


Monday, September 17, 2012

StamfordLights Festival Weekend - Sept 21-23

StamfordLights Festival Weekend
September 21-23
A weekend full of activities showcasing Stamford's neighborhoods, culminating with the lighting of the train station with a new illumination scheme developed by an award winning artist.
 For more info go to


Saturday, September 15, 2012

This weekend!!! Arts & Crafts on Bedford in Stamford Downtown

Arts & Crafts on Bedford in Stamford Downtown, Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT …September 13, 2012…..Stamford Downtown along Bedford Street will
come alive with color, flavor and sound for Arts & Crafts on Bedford on Saturday,
September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Over 100 juried artisans from throughout the Northeast will display and sell their
juried works including Stained Glass, Fine Art Batiks, Photography, Pottery, Pressed
Floral, Wood Burning, Natural and Organic Body Products, Original Oil Paintings and
Watercolors, Candles, Bee Hive Products, Dog Treats and Toys, Wood Inlays,
Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Bird Houses, WearableArt, Quilts, Home Decor and more.
A List of artisans is below...
Festival hours are Saturday from 12pm to 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Don't miss the Imagination Station with "hands on" activities for kids presented
by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum including
farm animals and crafts.
Arts & Crafts on Bedford is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission
 is free.  Directions: From Route 95 take Exit 8.
Arts & Crafts on Bedford is presented by Stamford Downtown Special Services
District and is sponsored by Vinylume, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Agora Spa,Hilton
Stamford Hotel, The Advocate, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Bartlett
Arboretum, Crystal Rock, The Care of Trees, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WEBE 108 radio
stations, Simply Signs and Happyhaha Photography.
For more information please visit or email or call
Annette Einhorn at 203-348-5285,

Calendar Listing
September 22 & 23, 2012
Arts & Crafts on Bedford takes place on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday,
September 23 along Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown, CT. Over 100 Juried
artisans from throughout the Northeast will display and sell their juried
works. Festival hours are Saturday from 12pm to 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am to
5pm.  Directions: From I-95 take Exit 8. Free Admission. Rain or Shine.
For more information call 203-348-5285 or visit
List of Artisans for 2012 Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Business NameArt/Craft
121 CollectionAccessories/watches
Barns of ConnecticutAcrylic paintings
Weihong LiuAcrylic paintings
Ruth Kole CargillAcrylic paintings on canvas & wood
Somrod CreativeDie-cut paper art
Swift FarmsBee Hive Products
Kindled Dreams Candles
Gail MarkiewiczCermaic art
Nans CreationsHandmade Childrens Items
Jean's ClosetCrochet apparel & accessories
Living StonesCrystal plants
Handcrafted by BrigitteDecoupage boxes
Hand Crafted Quality ProductDenim backpacks and wallets
The Paw Print BakeryDog treats and toys
LanniEnamal Jewelry
Kizmet YogawearFiber-wearable
Goldfarb-Contemporary BatikFine art batiks
C.L. Sherman & Co.Fine art jewelry
Bobs BoardsWooden Cutting Boards
Terri's TreasuresGemstone Jewelry
Providence Art GlassHand blown glass
JAMMUHandcrafted scarves
Quiggles KidswearHand painted Childrenswear
Marcelo Miranda HandbagsHandbags
Birdhouse AccentsHandcrafted birdhouses
Terry's BoutiqueHandcrafted scarves
Beth Russo JewelryHandwoven Beadwork
OMI by LiseHolographic Glass Jewelry
Ski Illustrations, LLCIllustrated Childrens Books
Accents in BloomJewelry
Artisan JewelryJewelry
Athalia OriginalsJewelry
Carli Bruno DBAJewelry
Create by AJewelry
eden rocks!Jewelry
Gemstones & Sterling by CarolJewelry
Kate Laine JewelryJewelry
Kif JewelryJewelry
KMC Jewelry DesignsJewelry
L'Harmonie Creative Jewelry Jewelry
Malka Ronen CreationsJewelry
NuArt Wire Work JewelryJewelry
Phyllis Lurie Urso Jewelry DesignJewelry
Serge ChengJewelry
Two Son JewelryJewelry
Typewriter JewelryJewelry
Wagman DesignsJewelry
Trezana JewelryJewelry
American Princess & AssociatesFine sterling silver jewelry
Mobius MetalsJewelry
Ami Nyitrdy DesignsJewelry and appreal
Lollipop KidsKids hair accessories
Chanin-Lubin PartnersMetal Sculpture
Aida VivoMosaic
Eir CreationsNatural and organic body products
R. Michael CarrOil paintings
David PollardPainting 
AQ CreationsPaintings and drawings
Family SignsPersonalized signs
ABC PhotoPhotography
DBA R. Larry Reitzphotography
Doug Hockman Photographyphotography
Lighthouse Portraitsphotography
Mosaic Imagesphotography
Peaceful Placesphotography
Bill ForbesPhotography and bird houses
Garden Grove PotteryPottery
Lakeside PotteryPottery
Rock Garden Potterypottery
Natures ArtPressed floral, seaglass
Hauserman QuiltsQuilts & Home Décor
Sumaq DesignSilver jewelry
d'marieSpecialty food
Flashback CreationsSports mosics
Dasken DesignsStained glass
Spiderweb GlassStained glass
Joy Hannan DesignsSterling silver jewelry
mimimade designsTie Dye Childrens clothes
Tug Hill CandlesCandles
Bob Callahan DesignWatercolor paintings
Sturtevant IllustrationsWatercolor/ink children's illustrations
Vintage TimesWatercolored historical town maps
Nectar of the VineWine Frappe
HareloomsWomens jackets and accessories
Jesus Rodriguez WoodcraftWooden bowls
Burnt Offerings ArtWood burning
Hudson River InlayWood Inlay


Friday, September 14, 2012

16 Handles is open - you need to go...

16 Handles Frozen Yogurt
Phone: 203-817-0707
Fax: 817-0708
$ 219 Bedford Street Flaunt your flavor.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

EOS for a Fall lunch hour...

 EOS started as an idea, a vision of how a contemporary Greek restaurant should look, taste and feel. Clean lines and simple architecture mixed with accents of blue to mimic the still waters of the Mediterranean.  The cuisine echoes our passion for the flavors and aromas we enjoy now and lovingly remember growing up.   Undiminished freshness and simplicity is our goal, paired with a cool, relaxed atmosphere to provide an authentic Greek experience.

What I had at lunch today.....
Lamb Souvlaki ....14

Lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki 

So good.  Great sauce. 

What John had at lunch today.....

Horiatiki Salata ....12 Vine tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives with olive oil and red vinegar 

Great salad.


EOS Greek Cuisine
Phone: 203-569-6250
490 Summer Street
Authentic Greek cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Outside seating, catering, delivery and private parties available. Reservations recommended.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A stroll around Columbus Park....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

An Evening of Classical Dance by Divya & Swathi Krishnan Saturday, September 15, 4:30 PM

"An Evening of Classical Dance" is to raise funds for the SMVA Trust to build a free school for tribal children in rural India.

With the help of generous donors, the SMVA Trust has brought hope, change and new outcomes to the lives of the villagers and children of this remote part of Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh in southern India. With a great deal of enthusiasm, dedication and hard work, the children and their teachers have shown that even those whose families have been illiterate for generations can shine and succeed, scoring the highest grades in the whole "mandal" or district. Education is bringing these children out of the cycle of child labor, starvation, and lack of opportunities. As they learn and grow, they are spreading their knowledge to all those around them, including their elders, thus uplifting others in the region as well.
For more information on the project, visit:

An Evening of Classical Dance by Divya & Swathi Krishnan
Saturday, September 15, 4:30 PM
Westover Magnet Elementary School
412 Stillwater Rd, Stamford, Connecticut 06902

Adults: $20 Online, $25 At the door
Children/Students: $15 Online, $20 At the door
Donations can also be made online at

 Information and advance purchase tickets are available online at


Monday, September 10, 2012

Stroll the Arts & Crafts on Bedford...Sept 22 & 23

Saturday, 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.                
Arts & Crafts on Bedford
Arts & Crafts on Bedford
  Arts & Crafts on Bedford
Arts & Crafts on Bedford is back for its eighth year in Stamford Downtown. Shop at our craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk cafes.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford is proud to be part of
StamfordLights Festival Weekend
September 21-23
A weekend full of activities showcasing Stamford's neighborhoods, culminating with the lighting of the train station with a new illumination scheme developed by an award winning artist.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

BAD PARTY, TONIGHT!: Johan Barrios 1st Solo U.S. Exhibition

 TONIGHT Johan Barrios Solo Show 6-9pm


R. Hollander: Master Goldsmith Inc.

R. Hollander: Master Goldsmith Inc.
R. Hollander crafts a handmade niche all its own. 


R. Hollander: Master Goldsmith Inc.
Phone: 888-746-4278
Fax: 203-363-2202
154 Bedford Street Jewelry and more.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Help our horse sculptures find a home....Auction--Sept 19, 5:30pm

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Stamford Downtown’s Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown featured forty
originally designed fiberglass horse sculptures.  The horses, painted and embellished by
29 accomplished artists from the region will be available for bidding at an auction on
September 19 at 5:30pm at Four Landmark Square in Stamford by auctioneers
Bill Evans, Senior Meteorologist at WABC-TV and Laurie Guzda. 
The party is open to the public for a $40 fee.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ferguson Library.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:30pm
Horsin’ Around Stamford Downtown Auction & Reception

Auctioneers: Bill Evans, Senior Meteorologist at WABC-TV and Laurie Guzda

Four Landmark Square, Lobby Level
Stamford, CT

Venue and Parking Courtesy of Reckson.  Auction Generously Sponsored by Conair.

$40 per person
Please call 203-348-5285 for invitation


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Saks event - Sept 6, 5pm - 7pm

Saks Fifth Avenue
Phone: 203-323-3100 
Department Store 140 Atlantic Street Luxury specialty store offering exclusive designer fashions for men and women as well as shoes, accessories, cosmetics and fragrances


Sunday, September 2, 2012

In the news...Charles Fazzino Adds Artistic Stamp to Stamford Lightbox | Fazzino

Charles Fazzino Adds Artistic Stamp to Stamford Lightbox | Fazzino

On the heels of his involvement with “Horsin’ Around Downtown,” the Stamford Downtown organization commissioned Charles Fazzino to further brighten up the landscape by painting one of the main lightboxes on the streets of Stamford, CT.  Over the course of several weeks, Fazzino turned what was previously a five-foot-tall eyesore to local business owners into a beautiful piece of public sculpture. Choosing the theme of “shop downtown,” Fazzino turned the lightbox into an oversized shopping bag, bursting with vibrant colors and exciting detail. You can see the Fazzino-painted lightbox for yourself at 20 Summer St. in Stamford, CT.
 “It was gratifying to be able to take a sterile, rather unsightly object and transform it into a beautiful piece of artwork while still maintaining it’s usefulness. It still functions as a lightbox, but now people enjoy looking at it and it conveys the message that Stamford is a shopping, dining, and recreating mecca. I’m proud to have been asked to do it,” Said Charles Fazzino


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