Friday, June 28, 2013

City of Stamford’s 2013 Fireworks | Stamford CT

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City of Stamford’s 2013 Fireworks | Stamford CT



The City of Stamford’s 2013 Fireworks event will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 9:00 p.m. at Cummings Park. 

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Alive@five now in session...meet our lovely bartender

Come on down and have some fun..and meet our bartenders...
Enjoy the Mavericks.....no rain in sight!

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Mavericks!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Stamford KIC IT Triathlon - June 29 & 30, 2013



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THE 2013 STAMFORD KIC IT TRIATHLON IS NOW SOLD OUT. LIMITED CHARITY SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE; REGISTER TODAY.
Join us Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, 2013, for a weekend packed with family fun! On Saturday, children ages 6 - 13 get in on the action with the third annual KIC IT Kids Triathlon. On Sunday, adults take center stage in the sixth annual Stamford KIC IT Triathlon, our signature Olympic-distance, USAT sanctioned race. This exciting urban multi-sport event is comprised of a 1.5k (.9 mile) swim in Long Island Sound, a 40k (24.8 mile) bike ride into the countryside of scenic North Stamford, and a 10k (6.2 mile) run through the streets of downtown Stamford. After the race, enjoy the

Best of all, the weekend raises funds for Kids in Crisis, the areaʼs only temporary emergency shelter and counseling center for families and children of all ages. Since 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 112,000 parents and children struggling with abuse, neglect, homelessness and more. For more information on Kids in Crisis and how you can become a fundraiser, visit our

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Last Thursday at the Wallflowers concert...


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Free Personal Credit Workshop – June 25 | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!



Free Personal Credit Workshop – June 25 | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!



WBDC
184 Bedford Street

Some of the issues that will be discussed include:
·         Why credit and credit cards important.
·         How credit is used and how it affects your finances
·         How to obtain a copy of your credit report and score
·         The implications of “good” and “bad” credit scores.
·         How to correct errors on your credit report.
·         How to determine which credit card is best suited for you.
·         How to use a credit card responsibly.

Pre-register for the workshop at

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Jill Foster
Financial Education Specialist 
WBDC
184 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Office:203.353.1750    
Fax:203.353.1084 

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Lobstercraft.Lunchtime in the Park

LobstercraftHere's what going on...
LobsterCraft in Vet's Park  - grand opening this Wednesday.  Stay tuned for more dates...

Lobstercraft

(203) 956-5554

LobstercraftSandwiches/SubsSeafood

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer intern update #4 - A final farewell from Lauren, Erik, and Scott


Written on Wed, 6/19:
Today is a big day for all of us, as it is our last day on internship, but furthermore, our last day of being high school students.  Eric and I graduate on Friday, and Scott’s graduation is this Saturday.  We all have a few nerves about the upcoming months, but feel that we are more than ready.  This internship has prepared us for the “real world” in many ways.  It has taught us how to wake up (on time!), manage our schedules, behave in an office setting, exposed us to the world of business, and also taught us how to be successful.  We have formed many friendships, learned many lessons, and served as a big help around the office.  Interning at the DSSD was a great way to end our high school lives, and really has gotten us excited to start our own careers and independence.  We are going to miss everyone here at the DSSD, because they are what made this experience so memorable!  Luckily, we will all be around this summer to return to some of the many events occurring in Stamford Downtown.  We hope to see you there!  (editors note: it was our pleasure!)
-Lauren, Erik, and Scott  



Erik, Scott & Lauren


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Alive@Five BEGINS TONIGHT-- Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Alive@Five | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!


June 20Sponsored by Reckson

The Wallflowers


Things you should know before you go!
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. 
·        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. 

·        No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single mainentrance 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. Photo ID is required. Out of state IDs and Passports require a second form of photo ID.  Hands will be marked for under 21. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm you're welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • 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.
  • $15 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.  

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Intern Update #3



Scott, who is one of our summer interns, had a project to hand in as his final report on his Stamford Downtown internship project.  He created this fancy poster board about the ARTWALK that was this past weekend. He should get an "A" in my opinion...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Intern Update #2

Intern Update #2 (6/13/13)
               The past few days have been extremely busy for us here at the DSSD!  Scott has been working very hard to prepare for the ARTWALK, which is happening this Friday and Saturday.  He has been delivering water and wine to the restaurants, working on the logistics, and adding his finishing touches to make sure that everything runs smoothly.  Eric and I were mainly working on the Sculpture Opening Party, which took place on June 11.  We had fun writing the scripts for the trolley tours, picking out the décor, and finally working at the party.  Now, we have shifted our attention to getting ready for the first Alive@Five concert, which is happening next Thursday. 
At the end of each week of internship, our school asks us to answer a specific question in about 150 words.  This past week, the question was: “How does the work of professionals in your internship field contribute to the community (local, national and/or global)?”   I answered this prompt by saying “The DSSD is an organization in Stamford that is not affiliated with the government in any way. It is sponsored by the companies in Downtown Stamford and is purposed to keep Stamford "alive" and safe. The DSSD sends out eight "ambassadors" to assist pedestrians in the streets of downtown Stamford, and assure their safety. The DSSD runs events such as Alive@Five, the Art Walk, Restaurant Week, the French Market, and many other exciting events that keep people coming out to socialize and support the town of Stamford. The DSSD not only contributes to the community by making it a safer place to be, but it also contributes to the culture of the town. People from all over come to Alive@Five to see major artists, such as Hot Chelle Ray, Howie Day, or Matt Nathanson. The DSSD is a fantastic, privately run organization that contributes to the city of Stamford in many great ways.”  Eric, Scott, and I have all thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and are getting sad as the last few days are rolling in!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ARTWalk- June 14 & 15

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New at Stamford Town Center: Michael Kors

Come and visit the newest addition to Stamford Town Center: Michael Kors:




Phone Number:
(203) 302-4148
Store Location:
Level 4, Grand Court
Where to Park:
Level 3, South

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Triple burger trivia ...

 
Where  do you think you can order this burger?  Any idea...

(BTW, it was awesome.)


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Friday, June 7, 2013

Barrique opens on Bedford Street

 Happy Birthday Lunch outing at Barrique...

Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar
Phone: 203-357-9526
$$$ 188 Bedford Street Finest French food in town. Authentic bistro atmosphere and menu to match. Cocktail lounge open for parties. Lunch and dinner served daily with a weekend brunch. 

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blogshare: Hey Stamford! Take your Clothes Off! | Hey Stamford! - June 8

Hey Stamford! Take your Clothes Off! | Hey Stamford!:


Person-to-Person is hosting its second annual clothing drive, this year at Half Full Brewery, on Saturday, June 8th, 1pm to 4pm. Bring your donations of gently-used clothing and toss them into our clothing bin. Stay to learn more about this year’s event partners, and visit the tasting room at Half Full Brewery.  Give the shirt off our back to help those in need!

Items that can be donated include:

  • Clean, gently-used, seasonally-appropriate clothing and outerwear for men, women, teenagers, children and infants;
  • Accessories such as footwear, scarves, gloves, hats, ties, handbags, briefcases, backpacks and belts;
  • Socks and pajamas for children.
  • The Young Professionals Network will also be collecting business wear (Suits and Jackets)
clothesoff

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Garden Catering - Nugget Time Tuesdays


 
Garden Catering
Phone: 203-487-0333
 
$ 235 Main Street Hamburgers, nuggets, wraps, sandwiches and more. Corporate Catering available. Voted Fairfield County’s Best Lunch & Caterer 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Meet our Stamford Downtown Summer Interns

For the last few years, we have been blessed with a couple of high school summer interns,  that work for a few weeks, or for the whole summer at the Stamford Downtown office.   They are given school credit for participating and spend 30 hours a week on average engulfed in Stamford Downtown Summer Events.
Whether it's helping to run a
event, attending meetings, communicating with merchants or just dropping off the mail, our summer interns are more than helpful -- they are a welcome addition to the office.  We share ideas and work on projects side by side.   We've been super lucky to have some terrific interns, and this year is no different.  This year, we have three interns: Eric, Scott and Lauren.  (We expect one more at the end of June) Their home school asks them to document what they are learning/projects they work on-- all of which I plan to share here with you each week.

Most recently, they are working on our Sculpture and ArtWalk events.

Here's a short Summer Intern update...

This past week, we have been working on writing the scripts for the sculpture tours.  We have enjoyed reading the background information on the artists, viewing their sculptures, and creating the tour for next week’s “opening party”.  We have also enjoyed learning about all of the planning that goes into the creation of an event.  It has been really interesting to see how much work has to be done, and all that may be overlooked.  All of the effort that the staff puts into each and every event here at the DSSD is extremely apparent within the office.  We have also been working on The Art Walk, which is being held on June 14th and 15th. It has been great for us because we get to walk around the downtown talking to merchants about the event.  
 

Sculpture Exhibit info
ArtWalk Info

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Play - UUS in Stamford on June 2, 6pm

 

Unitarian Universalist Society
20 Forest Street
Phone: 348-0708

   A welcoming congregation that is a liberal religious community committed to freedom, reason and tolerance.  Services Sunday at 10am.

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