Tuesday, April 30, 2013

GHS CHOIRS TO PERFORM on May 1, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford Street

GHS CHOIRS TO PERFORM SONG CYCLE BY EMMY AND GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER ROB MATHES IN YEAR-END CONCERT
GHS Alum Pens Composed and Arranged Piece Designed to Capture
Experience of Senior Class – Including His Daughter, Emma

Greenwich High School’s Combined Choirs will celebrate the end of the school year with a very special concert on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, Conn., at 8:00 p.m.  Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated musician (and GHS parent) Rob Mathes has written a song cycle entitled “Far From Here,” that celebrates this year’s senior class and captures the unique mix of excitement and uncertainty that defines this landmark moment in their lives.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission and $10 for students, and are available at the door or from participating students. Mathes, a 1981 GHS graduate, has long discussed the idea of a commission with Patrick Taylor, the GHS director of choirs and program associate for music. Emma’s upcoming graduation, he said, “represented the perfect opportunity to make it happen.”

For more information on Rob Mathes, visit www.robmathes.com.
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Contact:          Jenifer Howard • 203-273-4246
                        jhoward@jhowardpr.com
                        Bonnie Bancroft • 203-979-6706
                        bonniebancroft@yahoo.com

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Meet Michael...




Michael; enjoying outdoor dining overlooking Columbus Park.   

Try it, you'll like it.
Don't forget to make your reservations for concert nights.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stamford Downtown's permanent art around town...check out our signal box art

Check out our updated Signal Box map....

 

Stamford Downtown
Special Services District (SDSSD)
5 Landmark Square, Suite 110
Stamford, CT 06901
 Phone (203) 348-5285   Fax (203) 348-6857




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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Help needed: Honey Locust Tree Relocation - May 4


 We Are Looking for Participants!

Honey Locust Tree Relocation

Saturday, May 4

Connecticut meet up 10:30 a.m. (Franklin Street Works)

New York meet up at approximately 12:30pm (Clocktower Gallery)

There are 55 Honey Locust trees growing in New York City’s Zuccoti Park, the central locale of the 2011 Occupy Walls Street protests. Artist David Horvitz collected the seeds from those trees in 2012 and is now germinating them in New York’s Clocktower Gallery. At the end of Horvitz’s Clocktower residency the seedlings will be carried to Connecticut, one tree per person, walking first to Zuccotti Park and then to Grand Central’s Metro North train to Stamford (a 40 - 60 minute ride). Trees will continue to germinate at Franklin Street Works during the Strange Invitation exhibition. To sign up for the event please email your RSVP to sandrine@franklinstreetworks.org by May 1, 2013.

Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 www.franklinstreetworks.org

In June, Horvitz and Franklin Street Works will find permanent homes for the trees, ideally at public institutions such as museums, libraries, and college campuses.
Clocktower Gallery is located at 108 Leonard Street, 13th Floor New York, NY 10013. For more on the artist and project visit http://artonair.org/residency/david-horvitz.

Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901 www.franklinstreetworks.org

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog share: Stamford Restaurants Paired with Acts from Alive @ Five 2013 | OmNomCT


OmNomCT is one of our favorite local bloggers, and their recent post about Alive@Five 2013  shouldn't be missed.  Read it here.  



Alive@Five on the Heineken Light Stage in Partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax
June 20, 27, (no concert July 4) July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2013 - Thursday Evenings
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
5:00pm, Columbus Park


Alive@Five
 is a concert series with live music from national headliners,

 which attracts after work crowds. Columbus Park is the place to be
 during the summer as Stamford Downtown produces great music, 
great dancing and great times!


Alive@Five 2013 Line-upJune 20 - Sponsored by Reckson
The Wallflowers

June 27
The Mavericks

No Concert July 4

July 11
Ryan Cabrera

July 18 - sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
Wynonna & The Big Noise

July 25
Bret Michaels Life Rocks 2013 

August 1
sponsored by Skytop Lodge
Matt Nathanson


August 8
sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel&Spa
Howie Day
 


 August 15
 sponsored by NBCUniversal*
 Michael McDonald


*NBCUniversal:
The Maury Show
The Jerry Springer Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Trisha Show 

Alive@Five, Rules for 2013
  • No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. 
  • You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm.  Hands will be marked for under 21.  Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter.
  • If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Photo I.D. is required.
  • Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older.  False statements will be subject to fines according to the laws of the State of Connecticut.
  • $15.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws.
  • Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine.
Restricted Items
Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders.  Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

Alive @ Five Map
Alive@Five on the Heineken Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town CenterReckson and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford.
Sponsored By Columbus Park Area Merchants
Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Chelsea Piers Connecticut, City of Stamford, Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Simply Signs, Skytop Lodge, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa,  and 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9 and 107.1 The Peak radio stations.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

STAMFORD DOWNTOWN ANNOUNCES LINE UP FOR JAZZ UP JULY


NEW! Jazz up July has been expanded to FIVE weeks this summer!
Columbus Park, Stamford, CT
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 2013

People's United Bank’s Jazz up July, presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Purdue Pharma on the Heineken Light Stage, a FIVE week long series beginning July 10 in Columbus Park at 6:30 pm.




·         $10.00 fee to attend Jazz up July. Children aged 12 and under are free.
·         Rain Venue – Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street Stamford
·         Single main entrance with multiple entry portals located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets.



People's United Bank’s Jazz up July is presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Purdue

Pharma on the Heineken Light Stage. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services

District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly,

BevMax, Crystal Rock, Happyhaha Photography, Hotel Zero Degrees, Simply Signs, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and WEBE 108.

High Resolution Photos and Biographies for Jazz Up July talent can be downloaded here

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Krishna - Sat, Apr 27 8pm @ Stamford's Palace theater



KRISHNA- A Dance TheaterApril 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

“The music and the brisk actions on the stage kept the audience hooked to their seats...”
- Kutcheri Buzz

    • Palace Theater
      61 Atlantic Street
      Stamford, CT 06901
      203.325.4466
     
    Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtXVW8-OCTk

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Earth Day/Week: 4/21-4/27

    GOV. MALLOY RELEASES EARTH DAY STATEMENT
    (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement on the 43rd celebration of Earth Day, April 22:
    “The 43rd annual Earth Day celebration is a great reminder that environmental preservation is key to creating healthy, livable, and viable communities. We’ve made good progress balancing sustainability with development, and we must continue to look for ways to protect our natural resources as we grow our economy.  Our efforts to reduce energy use and find cleaner, cheaper, more reliable ways to power Connecticut’s homes and businesses, our investments in brownfield remediation that will return formerly toxic land to viability, the work to upgrade infrastructure to ensure less pollution flows into Long Island Sound—these initiatives will make Connecticut a healthier and cleaner state now and for future generations. I applaud the work being done by stakeholders and advocates across the globe to reduce our impact on the planet.”
    ###

    For Immediate Release: April 22, 2013
    Contact: Juliet Manalan

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    OPEN STUDIOS EVENT Celebrating 35 years in the South End - - Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, 12- 6 pm


    Loft Artists Association

    "LAST OPEN STUDIOS at 845 CANAL ST."

    Celebrating 35 years in the South End
               
    Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28, from 12- 6 pm

    845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT

    Admission and parking are free. (A donation is suggested.)
     Handicapped access available.

    For directions and more information 
    visit www.loftartists.com or call 203-323-4153.
    Supported by The City Arts Partnership Program -City of Stamford, Michael A. Pavia, Mayor; Harbor Point; Kim Harris; The Louis J. Kuriansky Fund; Perdue Pharma; Wagner Instruments; WSTC 1400 & WNLK 1350.

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    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Summer Concert 2013 Line Up Announcement Released!




    Alive@Five on the Heineken Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center,
    Reckson and BevMax is produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford. Additional
    sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Chelsea Piers Connecticut,
     Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography
    Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Simply Signs, Skytop Lodge,
    Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, and 95.9 THE FOX, STAR 99.9, 107.1 The Peak radio stations and
    Columbus Park Merchants.

    Things you should know before you go! 
    • NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years  of age or older. False statements will be subject to fines according to the laws of the State of Connecticut.
    • No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. The alleys behind the restaurants will be closed to traffic. Everyone must enter through a single main entrance located on Main Street just East of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
    • 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. Under 21 may not leave and re-enter.
    • $15.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7:00pm.
    • Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,      containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape  recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to search. Please leave them at home.
              Alive@Five will take place rain or shine.



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    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    RFR Realty 5K Run - May 16

    RFR Realty 5K Run - May 16

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    Thursday, April 11, 2013

    A blog share: The Best Warm Weather Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Fairfield County | OmNomCT


    Some of our outdoor cafes in Stamford Downtown:
    Bar Q (Outdoor patio)
    Capriccio Cafe (Huge outdoor patio/sidewalk)
    Cotto (Outdoor sidewalk)
    EOS (Outdoor sidewalk)
    Fin II (Outdoor sidewalk)
    Plan B Burger (Outdoor patio)
    Quattro Pazzi (Outdoor sidewalk)
    Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza (Outdoor sidewalk)
    Station Eats (Outdoor beer garden)
    Volta:  plenty of outdoor seating!  Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or even some nice gelato.
    Zaza Italian Gastrobar: (Open air, outdoor sidewalk, and outdoor patio)
    To read more from the original post :
    <P>The Best Warm Weather Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Fairfield County |
    OmNomCT</P>


    Thanks OmNom!

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    Franklin Street Works – Reanimation Library: Check it out!

     

    Franklin St Works IMG_3460

    Let the reanimation library inspire your creative side. Read, scan and copy unique images and illustrations to use in your own art. Catch it by June 16!

     Franklin Street Works is a not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering place in Stamford, Connecticut. It produces original on-site and off-site exhibitions, artist projects, and related programming. Located in renovated row houses on Franklin Street, the two-story space includes three galleries and a café. Franklin Street Works embraces innovative art and exhibition practices, a DIY attitude, and a workshop approach to its programming, audiences, and organizational structure. The activities and attitudes of the café reflect and expand on the organization's mission as a contemporary art venue.For more information, please visit the Franklin Street Works website or call (203) 253-0404.

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    Saturday, April 6, 2013

    Franklin Street Works – April 6 event

    Franklin St Works 0406

    Franklin Street Works
    Phone: 203-595-5211
    41 Franklin Street
    A not-for-profit contemporary art space, café, and social gathering place showcasing original on-site and off-site exhibitions, artist projects, and innovative cultural programming.

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    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Top This Stamford, 117 Atlantic St.

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    Top This
    Phone: 203-348-0140
    $
    117 Atlantic Street
    Fast, fresh, healthy.

    Had lunch at TopThis today. This new lunch spot is right across from Vet's Park and short walk from the Stamford Town Center.  Super busy at lunchtime  After talking to Jesse, the owner and manager, he tells me that the lunch crowd is really a surprise to him.  He opened with the intention that he'd be more busy with his special frozen yogurt wall.  Now Top This is busy with both.....I had a #6 panini - turkey with bacon and avocado.  Hot and delish.  The bread was an awesome pizza dough roll of some sort.  Fresh and yummy.   Jesse tells me the #1 is the hottest ticket--gotta come back and try that one next time.  Didn't have the yogurt, but I'm told it's a rival to some of the others in town (we won't name names here). The French press coffee was a nice treat too. 
    Try it out; i bet you'll like.
    Top This Stamford | Food Delivery | GrubHub

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    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Come Draw with Us - April 6 & 13

    The LAA gallery located at 845 Canal Street in Stamford, CT 06902 and is open Friday, 
    from 6 to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm. Parking is conveniently 
    located adjacent to the building. 
    For more information, call 203-323-4153, or go to www.loftartists.com

    The Loft Artists Association invite people of all ages
    to join us in a “Draw On” workshop. This “hands on” event will take place on Saturday
    April 6th and Saturday April 13th from 12:00 noon until 3:30 pm, at 845 Canal Street in
    Stamford CT, 06902. LAA DRAWS IV is held in association with The Aldrich
    Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT to bring this event to the Fairfield
    County community. This drawing celebration is one of many in Connecticut, New York,
    New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. “Draw On!” events encourage entire
    communities to celebrate drawing and express themselves in new and imaginative ways.
    Admission is free. Children of all ages and their parents are encouraged to participate.
    Paper and all kinds of drawing supplies will be provided. Back by popular demand, the
    hallways of the LAA will be wrapped with paper so that anyone can creatively draw on
    the walls if they desire. LAA artists will also be on hand to answer questions and provide
    individual help. Drawings that remain with the LAA will be displayed in an exhibit
    called “The Drawing Show” opening May 10 and running until June16. Opening
    Reception will be on May 10 from 6-9pm. All participates and the public are invited.
    Prizes will be awarded at the reception.
    “Celebrating more than 30 Years in the South End”, the Loft Artists Association began in
    1978 as the vision of three artists living and working in the Yale & Towne factory
    building. Today, LAA is a growing and dynamic organization, with 50 studio and
    associate members. The association produces an "Open Studios" event every November,
    and five gallery shows per year. In addition, LAA members exhibit their work locally,
    nationally, and internationally. The mission of the LAA is to provide artists with a
    supportive environment, opportunities to exhibit their work, and networking
    opportunities while reaching out to the community at large with education and artistic
    expression.
    The LAA gallery located at 845 Canal Street in Stamford, CT 06902 and is open Friday,
    from 6 to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm. Parking is conveniently
    located adjacent to the building.
    For more information, call 203-323-4153, or go to www.loftartists.com

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    Monday, April 1, 2013

    Become a collector...April 19

     
    Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
    Phone: 888-861-6791
    Fax: n/a
    96 Bedford Street Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-8pm.

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