Monday, January 28, 2013

Stormy in Stamford Downtown...

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It snowed at lunch time today in Stamford Downtown. I know it doesn't look like snow,  but believe me, it was snowing.  At the moment it's not sticking, so that's a good thing.  Hoping everyone a safe journey in the inclement weather.

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Avon Theatre- AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL this February


Avon Theatre

Every year around Oscar time, the Avon Theatre hosts movies that will hopefully take home the trophy.  If you haven't had a chance to catch them before, check out the schedule below.  A personal favorite category is animated shorts, which I can't catch anywhere else except the Avon.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL in February 2013

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Oscar® Nominated Shorts – Live Action
11:00 a.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Avon 007 Red Carpet Gala
6:30 – 11:30 p.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Oscar® Nominated Shorts – Animated
11:00 a.m.

Documentary Night
Co-Presented by The Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness at Stamford Hospital
Escape Fire
Post-film Q&A with:
Marc Brodsky, MD Medical Director
Joseph Feuerstein, MD Director Integrative Medicine
Kathleen Sanders, APRN, Program Director, Mind-Body Medicine
Ashley Maltz, MD Fellow, & Katherine Takayasu, MD Fellow
7:30 p.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Oscar® Nominated Shorts – Documentary
11:00 a.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Chasing Ice
11:00 a.m.



AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Oscar® Nominated Shorts – Animated
6:30 p.m.

Oscar® Nominated Shorts – Live Action
8:00 p.m.

Cult Classics
Vampyres
9:00


AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Paranorman
11:00 a.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
11:00 a.m.


French Cinematheque Co-promoted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
The Big Picture
7:30 p.m.
AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Prometheus
11:00 a.m.


AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
Searching For Sugar Man
11:00 a.m.

AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
THE OSCARS AT THE AVON
Cocktail Party at 7:00 p.m.
Oscar® Telecast at 8:30 p.m.


Shelley Archives Presents Legends of Rock Live
The Moody Blues
Rare Clips
(1970-1980s)
Hosted by music archivist Bill Shelley
7:30 p.m.


Avon Theatre Film Center
Phone: 203-661-0321
Fax: 203-661-0320
272 Bedford Street A non-profit, member supported cinema restored to its 1939 glory, featuring first-run independent, foreign and documentary films, classics, cult favorites and educational programming.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tigin on Bedford Street - with a bow...


Again, did you notice the nice gold bow, hung on the light post, at the front of Tigin? These golden bows, 134 in all,  help decorate the downtown area all season.  They are attached on a wreath sway and located all around town.  And in our effort to be “green”, you’ll see these bows make another appearance next year as we recycle them! They add to the beautiful seasonal display in Stamford Downtown. Check it out during the holiday season as they are all cleaned up and packed away for next year.
 
Tigin Irish Pub
Phone: 203-353-8444
Fax: 203-406-0392
$$ 175 Bedford Street Enter the world of Joyce & Yeats as Tigin Irish Pub transports you to an Ireland of yesteryear.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Straight 'A' Students Dine for Free!@ Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

Straight 'A' Students Dine for Free!

The end of the marking period is drawing near for many Fairfield County Schools, and Rodizio Grill Stamford is offering local students an additional incentive to strive for great grades – a free meal at the restaurant!

“We are very excited to introduce our new educational program, ‘Making the Grade,’ to the local community,” said James Layfield, owner of Rodizio Grill Stamford. “The next time your child earns a stellar report card, please bring it to our restaurant and we’ll reward your straight 'A' student with a “Full Rodizio” lunch or dinner.”
   The restaurant’s Making the Grade program will be available to all students who are currently enrolled in any of the Fairfield County elementary, secondary or high schools.  Each qualifying student will receive a free meal when accompanied by the purchase of an adult entree and upon the presentation of a report card from the current school year. For more information about the program, click here - http://www.rodiziogrill.com/stamford-connecticut

Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
Phone: 203-964-9177
$$$ 5 Broad Street Brazilian Steakhouse. Over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Authentic Brazilian appetizers, salads, homemade desserts and our very own made-to-order Rodizio Limeades make this an unforgettable dining experience.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Top This...

Adding to 16 Handles, there's a new yogurt in town.... check out Top This:

Wall of Frozen Yogurt choices

Top This
Phone: 203-348-0150/40
Fax: 203-348-0150
$ 117 Atlantic Street Fast, fresh, healthy. Choose from the frozen yogurt wall or the display of organic, and all natural bakery items. New York Style bagels. Free Wifi, free TV, Free Delivery--Eat in or take out. Smoothies, pannini and fresh salad choices. Conveniently located across from Old Town Hall.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In the news: Homer Wise - Thehour.com: Home

Our new addition to Vet's Park in Stamford Downtown...Check it out.


 Learn more about Homer Wise:
A soldier during World War II, Homer Lee Wise was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, The Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts and ten other decorations.
One of the most honored soldiers of all time, he made it a quiet point of honor to never mention them to anyone. His own son only found out when he was twelve, from a friend.
In not mentioning-for almost a quarter of a century, that he was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, when doing so would almost certainly have been to his material benefit, he teaches us a lesson worth sharing, and that is exactly what we plan to do by erecting a statue of Homer with a plaque explaining what he did, and why after the war he never mentioned it to anyone, leading the life of an ordinary citizen of Stamford, when of course he was anything but ordinary. Learn more about Homer Wise click here.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Lorca - now open in Stamford Downtown....

 

Lorca
Phone: 203-504-2847
$ 125 Bedford Street Coffee. Churros. Donuts. Pastries



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Friday, January 18, 2013

Tired of the cold weather?

Don McClean in 2009
Alive @ Five
Thursdays, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 2013  5pm (No Concert July 4)
Columbus Park


Tired of this cold weather....just think- we are only a few months away from our Alive @ 5 summer concerts series.     Stay tuned here for the summer line up schedule. Posted by Picasa

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Stamford Transportation Center Light show - sandy garnett art :: Public Art

sandy garnett art :: Public Art

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Check this out....The Stamford Transportation Center Light show-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bilnU8brhb4&feature=player_embedded

Sandy Garnett was the Lead Artist who assembled the winning team that created a permanent fine art lighting installation on the northern façade of the Stamford Train Station--Stamford Luminata.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happenings at the Avon…

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(By the way, did you notice the nice gold bow, hung on the light post, on the right side of the theater? These golden bows, 134 in all,  help decorate the downtown area all season.  They are attached on a wreath sway and located all around town.  And in our effort to be “green”, you’ll see these bows make another appearance next year as we recycle them! They add to the beautiful seasonal display in Stamford Downtown. Check it out during the holiday season as they are all cleaned up and packed away for next year.)
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A Member Supported Not-for-Profit272 Bedford Street, Stamford | Box Office (203) 967-3660
Special Events and Guest Speakers
Cult Classics
CREEPSHOW
Thursday, January 17 at 9:00 p.m.
French Cinemateque Co-promoted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
MAX AND THE JUNKMEN
Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Shelley Archives presents Legends of Rock Live
THE MONKEES RARE CLIPS (1966-1970)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
AVON 007 RED CARPET GALA
Celebrating 50 years of James Bond!
Saturday, February 2 from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Documentary Night Co-Presented by The Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness at Stamford Hospital ESCAPE FIRE Post-film Q&A with:
Marc Brodsky, MD Medical Director
Joseph Feuerstein, MD Director Integrative Medicine
Kathleen Sanders, APRN, Program Director, Mind-Body Medicine
Ashley Maltz, MD Fellow, & Katherine Takayasu, MD Fellow
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Cult Classics
VAMPYRES (1974)
Thursday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m.
French Cinemateque Co-promoted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
THE BIG PICTURE
Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
AVON 007 RED CARPET FESTIVAL
THE OSCARS AT THE AVON
Sunday, February 24 from 7:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Shelley Archives presents Legends of Rock Live
THE MOODY BLUES RARE CLIPS (1960-1980s)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Documentary Night
KOCH
Post-film Q&A with Director Neil Barsky
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Special Event Co-presented by the Stamford Cricket Club & NETAM (Network of Asian Moms)
ENGLISH VINGLISH
Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Cult Classics
GYMKATA (1985)
Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 p.m.
French Cinemateque Co-promoted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
HOLY MOTORS
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Shelley Archives presents Legends of Rock Live
DOO WOP: THE DAWN OF ROCK
Rare Clips (1950s-1960s)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Cult Classics
THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
Thursday, April 11at 9:00 p.m.
French Cinemateque Co-promoted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
MARYSE CONDE: A SINGULAR VOICE
Post-film Q&A with Maryse Conde
Moderated by Ronnie Scharfman, Profesor Emerita of French and Literature,
Suny Purchase College
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Shelley Archives presents Legends of Rock Live
SANTANA
Rare Clips (1968-1990)
Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The next Downtowner event at Old Town Hall –Jan 17

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For the first time in 2013, Stamford Downtown would like to welcome all residents and employees in the downtown and their friends to the Downtowners!  This time around, Old Town Hall and the Lora Eberly Ballou art exhibit is the location being highlighted.  On January 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, come explore the beautifully renovated Old Town Hall and the art on display from this renowned artist.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided by eleven downtown restaurants including Bartaco, Columbus Park Trattoria, BUtterfield8, Hudson Grille, Lola’s Mexican Kitchen, Napa and Co., Patrizia’s, Picanté, Rodizio Grill, SBC, and Bobby Valentine’s.  Gift bags will be given to the first 100 guests through the doors and door prizes are available from the Avon Theatre Film Center, Dance With Me, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Hotel Zero Degrees, LA Boxing Stamford and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Take this opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow downtowners as well as get acquainted with the wonderful things happening downtown.  Old Town Hall is a splendid example of the life continually being breathed into Stamford Downtown and we hope you will join us in celebrating.  Please RSVP by January 11 to Jackie Wetenhall at retail@stamford-downtown.com.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

UBS Parade Spectacular Calendar 2013...

UBS Parade Spectacular Calendar 2013 Calendar . If you would like a free hard copy of this calendar, please email me at cheryl@stamford-downtown.com  I have a few extra; first come, first serve.  : )

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Are you a fan of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center?

Check their 2013 schedule, mark your calendar and make the trip....

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203)977-6521
 

Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3
Maple Sugar Festival Weekend

April 16, 17 & 18
Family Take-A-Hike Week

Saturday, May 4 (rain date: May 5)
10th Annual Model Ts to Mustangs (Antique & Classic Car Show)

Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19
Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend

Friday, June 7
16th Annual Wine Tasting

Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21
Annual Summer Family Campout

Friday, October 18
Octoberfest On The Meadow

Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
Harvest Festival Weekend

Sunday, November 3
Touch A Truck

 
It's fun for the whole family, at any age...www.stamfordmuseum.org

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Black Bear




Black Bear Saloon
Phone: 203-324-4448
Fax: 203-325-2505
$$ 261 Main Street Classic American style pub with an outdoor patio boasts a moderately priced menu featuring the best burger and happy hour in Stamford
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lunch at napa....super burger

 
napa & co
Phone: 203-353-3319
Fax: 203-353-9133
$$$ 75 Broad Street Farm to table California cuisine in an elegant and warm wine bar setting. Rated excellent by The NY Times and listed among the Best Restaurant in America by Zagat.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bobby V's




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Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Café
Phone: 203-348-0010
Fax: 203-359-9395
$$ 225 Main Street Voted Connecticut's #1 Sports Bar for over 30 years. Over 40 HDTV's. All major sports packages available. Outdoor patio. Happy hour. Full menu available all day

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Looking for a fun place to work? We have an opening for a Marketing and Signature Events Coordinator

Marketing and Signature Events Coordinator

Busy, interesting downtown business improvement district looking for a creative, detail-oriented, organized multi-tasker.  Team player to assist in the production and marketing of eight signature events including outdoor summer concerts and one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country.  This position works closely with sponsors, city personnel, and talent.

College degree preferred, minimum of two years event production experience. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access and Vectorworks. Outstanding writing and social media skills are a must.

Special requirements: Must be in good physical condition and able to perform manual event labor i.e.: setup and breakdown of tents, fences and rental equipment.

Salary: low 30’s and benefits.

Email resume and cover letter to the Manager of Marketing and Signature Events events@stamford-downtown.com. No phone calls please.

 
About the DSSD--The District, established in 1993, is responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.  The Downtown offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education and events.  If you work here, live here or visit here, we invite you to browse our website and then come downtown often to be a part of the scene. This is the Place!
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2/25/13 Update:
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS OF FEBRUARY 25.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

First County Bank



First County Bank
Phone: 203-462-4401
Fax: 203-462-4446
Banking 160 Atlantic Street A community bank serving Stamford since 1851.

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