Monday, June 30, 2014

BOSTON POPS to conduct a “POP UP POPS” EVENT | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

BOSTON POPS to conduct a “POP UP POPS” EVEN T| Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

BOSTON POPS to conduct a “POP UP POPS” EVENT IN
STAMFORD DOWNTOWN on JUNE 30!

 

WHAT:           Catch Keith Lockhart and members of the Boston Pops in a “Pop up Pops” event to get your ready for their live web stream of the July 4th concert on the
Charles River in Boston.

                      
“Pop up Pops” will perform on Bedford Street in Stamford Downtown.
                      
Conductor Keith Lockhart and members of the Boston Pops performing patriotic
and swing dance favorites live on Bedford Street for a free event.

                      
Don’t miss the BOSTON POPS FREE LIVE WEB STREAM ON

JULY 4th 8PM, Go to www.BostonPopsJuly4th.org

WHEN:         
Monday, June 30, 2014
                
5:45pm

WHERE:       
Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown
(Between Broad Street and Forest Street)


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tasty bite in Vets park...just a taste

Tasty bite was sampling some goodies  in Vet's Park a few days ago.  Have you tried Tasty Bite products yet? Yummy stuff.
Sold at Fairway markets.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Boston Pops Pop-up concert - Free concert on Bedford Street, June 30 5pm

Here's what going on...

Monday- June 30 at 5:45pm on Bedford Street!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Alive@Five Concert info for newbies...

 Are you a concert newbie?  Is this your first time at a Alive@Five concert in Stamford Downtown?  Well, here are a few helpful bits of info to answer some FAQ...


What is Alive@Five?
Alive @ Five is an outdoor concert series with live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds and families on Thursday Evenings, July 10-August 14, 2014 at 5:00pm, Columbus Park.   Columbus Park is the place to be during the summer as Stamford Downtown produces great music, great dancing and great times!  (Alive @ Five is presented on the Bud Light Stage is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. )

NEW THIS YEAR!  $5 @ 5!

Between 5pm-6pm: $5 Entrance Fee, $5 Beer & Wine.
Directions to Columbus Park can be found here.
For the schedule and more info visit  Alive@Five page on our website. 
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

$5@5

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blogshare: Stamford’s Azuca and Gastro Bar Host Grand Opening June 25

Stamford’s Azuca and Gastro Bar Host Grand Opening June 25 





Gastro Bar 
74 West Park Place
Phone: 203-817-0392 


Azuca Bistro Latino 
74 West Park Place
Phone: 203-817-0189 


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

dan adams and his bench creation...

Dan Adams, artist at Sculpture opening




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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Around town: can you guess where?

Do you know where to park when you are coming downtown?  This picture is at the entrance of one of our more popular parking destinations...have you parked there when you are grabbing a pizza, ordering a prescription, getting some frozen yogurt or otherwise?   
For more parking information click here.




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Friday, June 20, 2014

Get your "slice of Sonoma Lifestyle" at napa & co...June 27



napa & co 
75 Broad Street
Phone: 203-353-3319
Fax: 203-353-3319
www.napaandcompany.com  #stamforddowntown

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

TBT...2011 Alive@Five --Blogshare - It's relevant timelapse--

 TBT...Takin' you back to 2011 Alive@Five, from top of Old Town Hall, a view of the entry gates as a timelapse.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stamford Downtown 2014 Summer interns- Mahir's last blog post...

Mahir
Overall, my internship experience at DSSD has been great. I have learned how to become more responsible through completing many different types of tasks independently, and have been guided by very kind and fun people. I have gotten to see how many of the events in Stamford downtown are planned and have learned about the unique jobs that different people in the office have, and how they all contribute to the local area. One of the tasks that I completed here, giving tours on a van in which guests could see different art pieces around town, helped me become more comfortable speaking in public. Another task, helping with various decorations for different events, showed me how much organization and preparation is truly required in order to make plans go smoothly. Even small skills, such as working a copier or postage machine, were things that I had not done before coming here, and I learned just how important they are.

I think that much of my success and sense of fulfillment within this internship occurred because I was able to bring my determination from school into the tasks that I had to complete at the internship. I was eager to complete my jobs as efficiently as possible so that I could be very helpful to the staff in the office, and learn at the same time. Working and conversing with others in the office made the work that I had to complete feel more enjoyable, and was an important part of my internship experience. Through doing this, I realized that in the future I hope to have a career in which I can work regularly with others, as opposed to one in which I would be working alone all of the time. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to become a part of the DSSD family for some weeks.

(editor's note:  We'll miss you Mahir -- see you at the summer concerts!)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Artwalk 2-day event is coming.... June 27 kickoff

Here's what going on...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Stamford Downtown 2014 Summer Interns- Maddy's last blog post


It’s hard to believe that this is my last full week at DSSD.  We finally finished ripping all of the tickets for Alive @ Five and Jazz Up July – there must have been 20,000 tickets! With that task out of the way, the fun stuff really started. This would include Street Seats, which we just had a couple nights ago. The whole event was very enjoyable, especially given the fact that the weather, to everyone’s pleasant surprise, turned out to be perfect. Before the kickoff for Street Seats started, I got to do a practice ride on the tram which was definitely a unique experience. To be riding around an amusement park style tram in an urban city is whimsical to say the least. After doing a more important practice run with the van, Mahir and I went back inside the Stamford Marriott just in time for people to start arriving. There were kids coming in – such as the Flood Middle School artists who designed one of the first benches on the tour – and adults as well. It was a good mix of people which would hopefully provide a good mix of people between the van and tram tours. However, because of the weather, that was not the case. Everyone signed up for the tram tours, even if it meant waiting half an hour longer for the next open tram. Since the tram was getting so full though, there ended up being a little spillover with the van tours. I lead the first tour at 6:20, which turned out to be a whopping two people. One of those people was an artist – Daniel Adams, whose bench happened to be on the tour. It was definitely a relief to start off the tours with just two people although having one of the artists on the tour did add some pressure. Thankfully his name is easy to pronounce! As it got later, it was clear that the tram trend was not going to stop. This was fine and even understandable since, as mentioned before, the weather was beautiful. Overall, I found the event to be well put together and a good showcasing of the beautiful benches around Downtown Stamford.
 
Mahir, Maddy and Emily celebrating at Cotto
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zeppoles with nutella at Cotto
  Another event I enjoyed this week was going out to lunch with the office. We were there to celebrate some birthdays, as well as celebrating our last couple days as interns here at DSSD. I was definitely flattered to receive a gift and a card. Of course the gift ($50 gift card) was nice, but I mean it when I say that the card was the better gift. Everyone wrote little messages which were really sweet and hopefully proves that I made a positive impact at DSSD. Thank you to Sandy and Annette for the gift and card, and everyone else that not only signed the card but also made my experience at DSSD as sweet as all the desserts we had. We must have had 12 desserts that we were all sharing at the table which says a lot about the people here at DSSD. I hope to be visiting the office again soon, but most of all I definitely plan to be going to all the events I now know about in Stamford

Editors note:  It was our pleasure Maddy! See you at the summer concerts.
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cotto, cotto, cotto....

If you haven't been to Cotto, you have to go.
 Had a terrific lunch with a group of co-workers and couldn't have been more enjoyable.  An Italian restaurant at heart, Cotto had many pastas and signature Italian dishes on the menu, but I have to tell you that most of my coworkers usually dine on salad.  And, there were many salad choices to please.  The Cobb Salad was a big hit!  


We were celebrating a few birthdays at the table so we ordered a few desserts to pass around --super fun to share.  My fav was the zeppoles: lightly fried sweet dough sprinkled with confectioners sugar with a side of Nutella. Sound scrumptious?   It seriously was.

Coming soon is a M-F happy hour with a handful of wines to choose from and a special tapas menu.  You gotta go.

  



Cotto Wine Bar & Pizzeria 
51 Bank Street
Phone: 203-914-1400
Fax: 203-914-1400
www.cottowinebar.com #stamforddowntown

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup at Castle Bar... June 12

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Valencia Food Truck at Truck in the Park today!

Hi Tamara from Valencia Food Truck!
She's waiting for your order.
Come to Vets Park for some Venezuelan street food today!




Pernil Arepa & Spnach and Cheese Empanada Combo $10

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blogshare Stamford Advocate: Q&A with Michael Marchetti, owner of Columbus Park Trattoria

Q&A with Michael Marchetti, owner of Columbus Park Trattoria




Columbus Park Trattoria

ITALIAN 

205 Main Street
203-967-9191
Original, Italian home-style cooking in a beautiful setting.   #stamforddowntown

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Press Release: Summer Concerts 2014 Opening Bands

2014 Alive@Five


July 10

KC & The Sunshine Band

Wake Up Paradise sponsored by 75 Tresser

July 17 – Sponsored by Woodloch Pines

Barenaked Ladies

Elliott Brood sponsored by Canvas Eyewear

July 24 - Sponsored by Reckson

Under the Sun Tour: Blues Traveler,Smash Mouth & Sugar Ray

July 31 - Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Sheraton Stamford Hotel,

Hampton Inn & Suites Stamford & Hotel Zero Degrees

Ed Kowalczyk:Former Lead Singer of LIVE

August 7

Jake Miller

Beach Avenue sponsored by Chelsea Piers Connecticut

August 14 - Sponsored by NBCUniversal

The Beach Boys

Conversations sponsored by AFB Management

Press release:





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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wanna laugh? Comedy night at Castle Bar-- June 10


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Castle Bar & Grill

IRISH$$

488 Summer Street
203-357-9800

An Irish pub experience.

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Stamford Downtown 2014 Summer Intern update #2 - Mahir


As written by Mahir:
Mahir's selfie

During the past two weeks, I have learned a lot about the different events planned by DSSD, and how they affect the local community. I have had interesting experiences, such as purchasing fabric that we used to create tablecloths for the opening part for Street Seats in Stamford Downtown. Speaking of Street Seats, I have also spent a lot of time creating and assembling the scripts, directions and maps for the two different tours that will be running during the opening party. Recently, I was able to go around the and practice the tour that I will be giving during the opening party, and I got to see how all of the benches looked and where they were located. I am a fan of the Art in Public Places program because it allows artists to get a chance to contribute their talents and the works that they create are publicly available around the city for everyone to appreciate. This exhibit runs through the summer, and after it has ended the benches will be refurbished and auctioned off. A portion of the proceeds from this will be going to a theater group (Curtain Call) as well as The Palace theatre. .Here is the rest. During the past two weeks I have also been busy creating season passes and sorting tickets for two big summer concert series'--Alive@Five and Jazz Up July. These concerts attract thousands of fans and give the residents in the local area a fun way to enjoy live music during summer evenings with their friends and family. Another event that I have been hearing a lot about it Artwalk, in which locals can view art and participate in activities such as outdoor yoga and art classes. Something new that has begun this week is Truck in the Park, in which different food trucks come to Veteran's Park every weekday between 11am-3pm. There are tables, chairs, and umbrellas surrounding the trucks, and the trucks allow nearby employees or visitors in the area to eat a variety of delicious foods for lunch. I have enjoyed having different options from the few eateries near the office, and I can tell by the big lines that the local community is fond of the trucks as well. I am glad that I have gotten a chance to help out in many of these undertakings.#stamforddowntown

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Blogshare: Mayor Martin: “Fireworks Will Return To Stamford on July 3rd” - Hey Stamford!



Mayor Martin: “Fireworks Will Return To Stamford on July 3rd” - Hey Stamford!   

Mayor David Martin, joined by City officials, announced the details of the 2014 Independence Day Fireworks event, which was made possible as a result of generous corporate support. The City raised over $90,000 in donations from corporations including Garden Homes Management, RMS Companies, BLT, and F.D. Rich Company.
2014 SHOW INFORMATION
WHEN:    
Thursday, July 3, 2014 (Rain date of July 5, 2014)
6:00 p.m. entertainment begins
9:00 p.m. fireworks display
WHERE:    
Cummings Park
COST:    
Free


For more info go to: http://www.stamfordct.gov/home/news/city-of-stamford-fireworks-show-information

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stamford Downtown 2014 Summer Intern update #2 - Maddie and Mahir

As written by Maddie-

Maddie's selfie
As I’m approaching the end of the third week of internship, I’m definitely settling down and keeping up with the pace of the office. I just got back from doing a test run of the tours for the Street Seats event kickoff, which I, along with Mahir, will be leading.  It’s cool to think that even though we’re interns, Mahir and I are trusted enough to edit a script and read it to a large number of people participating in the tour. Just last week, I got to pick out a color scheme with the input of Mahir and Annette (DSSD Staffer) for the Downtowner event. These creative projects are the ones that I enjoy the most, so if any of the employees are reading this, please take note.
            One of the highlights of this week has been eating at the Valencia food truck. The Venezuelan beach food takes me back to when I was eating food on the beach in the Dominican Republic this past Christmas break.  The food was cheap, but well worth the money. I had a chicken arepa, which is almost like a corn grits tortilla, and fried plantains which are similar tasting to bananas. It was delicious!  If only I had a refreshing smoothie and a nice view of a beach to go with my meal, then it would be absolutely perfect.

          
    I look forward to going to the Downtowner event later and hopefully mix in with the adults despite the fact that I have yet to graduate high school. As for next week, the Street Seats kickoff will be nerve wracking but definitely an event I will remember. That’s all for now!  #stamforddowntown

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Dog Groomer in Latham Park on Saturday!

Come and check out our new dog groomer in the park during the French Market. 



Posh Spa Fur Dogs will be at the corner of Prospect and Forest on Saturdays! Call to reserve a spot or stop by!


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