Stamforddowntown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:28:52 -0400 HamletHub.com Stamford Art Association Presents 41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual

41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) September 25-October 31, 2021

Opening Virtual Awards Ceremony September 25th at 4 PM

Juror: Michael Neumeister, Assistant Curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York.

The Stamford Art Association has presented the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT since 1980. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. He wrote extensively on color and published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject. His color theory work was used by the Nave and the Walt Disney Company. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. The jurors for this exhibit are usually chosen from major NYC museums and organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and Southeby's.

Faber Birren, one of the most prominent scholars in the field of the theory of color, spent most of his career studying the influence of color on art, the workplace, and human psychology. His work, which was donated to Yale University’s Art and Architecture Library, is now referred to as Birren color theory.

In 1934 he established his own company and worked as an industrial color consultant, advising clients on the psychological effects of color on safety, employee morale, productivity and sales. His recommendations included changing wall and interior colors to reduce visual fatigue, and using bright colors on machinery to reduce accidents. DuPont, Monsanto, and General Electric were among his clients as well as the military.

The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit pulls in artists internationally and is held for 6 weeks in September and October annually. Artists are selected by the juror and their work is displayed virtually this year. Cash awards are funded by his family and friends to honor Diane Etienne Faxon, who helped create the exhibit.

view the exhibtion at www.stamfordartassociation.org

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esgordon@optonline.net (Christine Irvin) Events Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:07:24 -0400
The Village Appoints Duncan Edwards as Head of Social Impact https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-16322577401048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-1632257740 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-16322577401048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-1632257740

The Village, a new indoor/outdoor premium waterfront campus designed to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and creators, has announced the appointment of Duncan Edwards as Head of Social Impact. The Village Founder Brent Montgomery and his wife / Village Developer Courtney are committed to bridging the connection between community, impact and philanthropy, and Duncan will play an important role in driving this mission forward.

In this new position, Duncan will spearhead programming and partnerships to help deepen The Village’s roots in the community and give back. Duncan will forge meaningful collaborations with education at the forefront, similar to that of the recently announced initiative with Waterside School – a partnership that helps enrich the lives of students through hands-on immersions, scholarship support, internships and more. 

In addition, Duncan will oversee the launch of a social impact division for WHEELHOUSE, Montgomery’s multi-vertical media, marketing, and investment business platform headquartered at The Village. This new arm will also support WHEELHOUSE 360 - which directly invests in and incubates high-growth technology and consumer-facing businesses - in helping these brands build CSR initiatives and advance positive change.

Prior to joining The Village, Duncan served as Executive Director of Waterside School, leading the PK-5th Grade independent school through, first, a decade of stubborn struggle and, in reward, one following of genuine and most generous success. Waterside was founded on the belief that the one thing owed to every child is the opportunity for a proper education. The School, serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance, was purposefully designed to offer an alternative to the region’s public school experience and to provide for its graduates a path to the area’s finest independent schools and, in time, to lives of purpose and possibility. 

Duncan has long been a leader in education in Fairfield County. He began his career at Brunswick School in 1977 and served as Brunswick’s sixth Head of School from 1987-2001.  The hope in company to the appointment will be to engage those a part of his earlier chapters as well as many others in the shared and defining want in all of us to serve causes far greater than our own.

 

Brent Montgomery said, “In working closely with Duncan to establish our partnership with Waterside, it became clear that if we wanted to build a 1 of 1 place in The Village and company in WHEELHOUSE we needed someone who they broke the mold after, and in Duncan we found just that. He raised his network, how many people can say that!” 


Duncan Edwards added, “My working life has been blessed by two chapters of both purpose and reward - 24 years at Brunswick and 18 similar in import and impact at Waterside.  This new opportunity offers much of the same.  Good people, good hearts with only the selfless want to do great and lasting good - in many ways, a small slice of perfect in a decidedly imperfect world.  The Village and Wheelhouse are uniquely positioned to not just give but to actually transform lives and to be able to do so in a most real and meaningful fashion.   Impossible to not be excited about the people, the partnership and the possibilities inherent.”  

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michelle.calarco@gmail.com (Michelle Calarco) Neighbors Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:05:26 -0400
The Palace Theatre Offers Complementary Tickets to Healthcare Workers for Eli Young Band Show on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday

On Friday, September 17, multi-platinum country music hitmakers Eli Young Band will make their way to The Palace Theatre in Stamford. To celebrate reopening its doors for live performances, and to honor the healthcare heroes who made it possible, The Palace is giving away 200 complimentary tickets to healthcare workers.

“We are incredibly grateful to the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “No one is more deserving of a night out, taking in the joys of live entertainment close to home.”

With smash singles claiming Billboard's number one Country Song of the Year and ACM Awards Song of the Year, Eli Young Band has earned multiple nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA, and Teen Choice Awards. The group has sold out venues from coast to coast as strong headliners while also sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, and Dave Matthews Band.

The evening also features Connecticut singer-songwriter Jason Ingriselli of Cheshire, noted for his unique and powerful country sound, who will open for the band.

To redeem the complimentary ticket offer, healthcare workers may call the box office at 203-325-4466.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For the latest news and updates, visit www.palacestamford.org or follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

 

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subscriptions@cocommunications.com (Michelle Lauricella) Events Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:56:44 -0400
Stamford Art Association's 41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1044-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual-16316345421044-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual-1631634542 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1044-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual-16316345421044-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual-1631634542

41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) September 25-October 31, 2021

Opening Virtual Awards Ceremony September 25th at 4 PM

Juror: Michael Neumeister, Assistant Curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York.

The Stamford Art Association has presented the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT since 1980. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. He wrote extensively on color and published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject. His color theory work was used by the Nave and the Walt Disney Company. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. The jurors for this exhibit are usually chosen from major NYC museums and organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and Southeby's.

Faber Birren, one of the most prominent scholars in the field of the theory of color, spent most of his career studying the influence of color on art, the workplace, and human psychology. His work, which was donated to Yale University’s Art and Architecture Library, is now referred to as Birren color theory.

In 1934 he established his own company and worked as an industrial color consultant, advising clients on the psychological effects of color on safety, employee morale, productivity and sales. His recommendations included changing wall and interior colors to reduce visual fatigue, and using bright colors on machinery to reduce accidents. DuPont, Monsanto, and General Electric were among his clients as well as the military.

The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit pulls in artists internationally and is held for 6 weeks in September and October annually. Artists are selected by the juror and their work is displayed virtually this year. Cash awards are funded by his family and friends to honor Diane Etienne Faxon, who helped create the exhibit.

view the exhibtion at www.stamfordartassociation.org

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esgordon@optonline.net (Christine Irvin) Events Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:35:15 -0400
Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser to Benefit The Undies Project https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1042-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-16313022881042-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-1631302288 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1042-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-16313022881042-cocktails-comedy-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-undies-project-1631302288

SAVE THE DATE!

Cocktails & Comedy will take place virtually on Thursday, November 4th at 7:30pm.

Join us and Laugh for a Cause from the comfort of your own home with comics  Kelly MacFarland and Buddy Fitzpatrick.

As always there will be a fabulous online silent auction with something for everyone.

Aux Délices have again this year put together some delicious menu options. You don't want to miss ordering one of their fabulous meals to have while enjoying the entertainment. Aux Délices is generously donating 40% of every meal purchased. 

The money raised will be used to help us fulfill our mission to continue to serve those who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on low income.

Tiered sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact The Undies Project at info@theundiesproject.org.

Tickets and meals will go on sale in mid September. More details to follow.

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lucy@theundiesproject.org (L) Charities Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:34:00 -0400
The Mayor's Gallery Presents The ARI of Connecticut Artists Initiative Always Reaching for Independence through ART! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1041-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-the-ari-of-connecticut-artists-initiative-always-reaching-for-independence-through-art1041-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-the-ari-of-connecticut-artists-initiative-always-reaching-for-independence-through-art https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1041-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-the-ari-of-connecticut-artists-initiative-always-reaching-for-independence-through-art1041-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-the-ari-of-connecticut-artists-initiative-always-reaching-for-independence-through-art

The Mayor’s Gallery Presents The ARI of Connecticut Artists Initiative - ALWAYS REACHING FOR INDEPENDENCE THROUGH ART!

An exhibition showcasing the work of 15 participating artists September 10 – November 2, 2021 with a reception: Thursday, September 16 from 5:30 -7:30pm.

ARI of Connecticut, Inc. has enriched the lives of people with disabilities, enabling them to achieve their fullest potential, since 1952. ARI provides residential, day, employment and recreation services for over 100 adults with developmental disabilities in Stamford, CT. For nearly two decades, the ARI Artists' Initiative has provided individuals at ARI the opportunity to express themselves through art.

Founded by award winning artist Donald Axleroad, the ARI Artists' Initiative has showcased the artwork of nearly 30 artists in many shows throughout the State. Local accomplished artist, Carolyn Lyngholm currently teaches the weekly class at ARI.  She utilizes her skills to guide the fifteen current students. The class honors Donald Axleroad and past ARI artists' memories and proves that we are all artists at heart.  

Contact Gerard Gasparino at gasparinog@arict.org or 203 324 9258 ext. 3023 for information about ARI programs and services.

The Mayor’s Gallery is located on the 10th floor Government Center 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford and is open weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm by appointment by calling 203 858 3082.

On-site parking, handicap accessible, masks required

 

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esgordon@optonline.net (Lina Morielli) Events Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:30:43 -0400
Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration on October 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1040-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-211040-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1040-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-211040-pacific-house-20th-annual-celebration-on-october-21

Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, is proud to announce their largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration. On Thursday, October 21st the region’s most socially minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate the work that Pacific House does to transform lives and make a difference in our area.

The event promises to be an unforgettable evening, including a festive ‘live from the red carpet’ experience, followed by a dynamic program. Pacific House will share their extraordinary efforts throughout the pandemic to quickly house homeless individuals and divert others from descending into homelessness.

A variety of exciting silent auction items will be available for bidding, and a live paddle raise will allow participants the opportunity to name the affordable supportive housing units the organization has developed as a leader in the field.

Pacific House will recognize their 2021 Community Partnership Honorees for their overwhelming assistance during the year. They are: Sam Cingari, The Cingari Family, Grade A – ShopRite; Community Health Center, Inc.; First Congregational Church of Greenwich; New Covenant Center / Catholic Charities of Fairfield County; and Robert Morris, Founder and Managing Partner, Olympus Partners.

“Please join us as we celebrate the work that could not have been done without our partners, donors, volunteers and community leaders who stepped up during this challenging year. Funds raised will help those who have nowhere else to turn,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House.

The inspiring evening begins at 6pm with a pre-award celebration, and the official program begins at 7pm. Both will stream live on https://www.pacifichouse.org/ and a variety of high-profile sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Jennifer Broadbin at jbroadbin@pacifichouse.org for details.

Pacific House would like to thank its generous sponsors, including Title Sponsor: The Vranos Family Foundation, Platinum Sponsors: Alice Melly, Chris and Lauren Tate, and the Rogers Family Foundation, Gold Sponsors: Bob Phillips, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, First County Bank, Justin and Marie Maccarone, Bob and Jinny Rimmer, Rob & Holly Lockhart, Stamford Health, and Webster Bank, N.A., Silver Sponsors: Community Health Center, Inc., Eileen and Tom Hynes, Finn Family Foundation, and Sarita and Gregory Hanley.

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Events Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:27:38 -0400
Immigration Today – From the Border to D.C. & Fairfield County Building One Community’s 6th Annual Colloquium https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1039-immigration-today-from-the-border-to-d-c-fairfield-county-building-one-community-s-6th-annual-colloquium1039-immigration-today-from-the-border-to-d-c-fairfield-county-building-one-community-s-6th-annual-colloquium https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1039-immigration-today-from-the-border-to-d-c-fairfield-county-building-one-community-s-6th-annual-colloquium1039-immigration-today-from-the-border-to-d-c-fairfield-county-building-one-community-s-6th-annual-colloquium

Immigration Today – From the Border to D.C. & Fairfield County

Building One Community’s 6th Annual Colloquium

Building One Community —The Center for Immigrant Opportunity (B1C) is thrilled to host its 6th Annual Colloquium on September 9th at The Stamford Yacht Club.

This informative and enriching evening will feature three outstanding panelists to discuss immigration and its impact on immigrants in Fairfield County. We will discuss Immigration priorities, including what changes will have the most significant impact on Fairfield County. Our panel will also share personal stories.

Key Panel Participants:

  • Allen Orr, Jr. Founder of Orr Immigration Law Firm PC in DC, specializes in U.S. and global immigration. He is a speaker on emerging business immigration issues, a Sr. Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, and President of the AILA.

  • Douglas R. Penn, of Law Offices of Douglas R. Penn, LLC, practices Immigration and Naturalization Law. He frequently speaks at immigration law conferences at state and national levels.

  • Lucas Codognolla – At age nine, Mr. Codognolla and his family immigrated to the United States from Brazil. He is a recognized undocumented leader in the immigrant youth movement. Mr. Codognolla was Executive Director of CT Students for a Dream (C4D). Under his leadership, C4D won advocacy campaigns resulting in educational equity policy change at institutional and legislative levels.

The Details:

When: Thursday, September 9th, beginning at 6:00 pm. Cocktails & Hors D’oevres followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.
Where: The Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Drive West, Stamford CT
Cost: $125 per ticket

COVID-19 Protocols: Cocktails and Hors D’oevres outside and masks and spaced seats for the inside panel discussion.

For more information about becoming a sponsor or to buy a ticket, please visit our website www.B1C.org/colloquium or contact events@B1C.org or call 203.674.8585 x105. Limited seating. Don’t miss out!

About Building One Community

Building One Community (also known as B1C) is a nonprofit organization, established in 2011 that provides a comprehensive resource center for immigrants in the greater Stamford area. The mission of Building One Community is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families. Since its inception, the organization has served over 10,400 immigrants from 102 different countries. B1C provides free services that educate, employ, empower, and engage immigrants and the broader community. Programs offered include ELL (English Language) programs, family and individual support services, immigration legal services, and workforce development programs. Community volunteers, donors, and partnerships are an essential component of the growth of Building One Community. More information may be found at Building1Community.org.

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lizzy@lizzyzawypr.com (Lizzy Zawy) Events Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:07:14 -0400
The Palace Theatre Announces Health and Safety Guidelines for Upcoming Performances https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1038-the-palace-theatre-announces-health-and-safety-guidelines-for-upcoming-performances1038-the-palace-theatre-announces-health-and-safety-guidelines-for-upcoming-performances https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1038-the-palace-theatre-announces-health-and-safety-guidelines-for-upcoming-performances1038-the-palace-theatre-announces-health-and-safety-guidelines-for-upcoming-performances

 

The Palace Theatre has announced that, effective immediately, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test will be required for all patrons, staff, volunteers, performers and backstage crew entering the building. Masks are also required at all times while inside The Palace, regardless of vaccination status, except when eating or drinking in designated areas.

Under this policy, proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider who administered the vaccination. Patrons may display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. Fully vaccinated means the day of the performance is at least 14 days after the patron’s second dose of an FDA or WHO approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or at least 14 days after their single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (such as the J&J vaccine).

A negative COVID test administered by a health care provider must be either a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

“As excited as we are to welcome everyone back to live performances at The Palace, it is vital that we also think of the health and wellbeing of our patrons, staff and artists,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “We encourage everyone who is able to please get vaccinated and look forward to again presenting premier entertainment close to home with an exciting season of music, comedy and theatre.”

In addition to proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, must be shown for all patrons 18 years and older. Those younger than 18 may use a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID along with proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of a negative COVID test, but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult that meets the requirement for vaccination or a negative test.

Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings. If a patron does not have an acceptable mask, a mask will be provided.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. They can be reached at (203) 325-4466 or by visiting www.palacestamford.org. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

About The Palace Theatre

The 1,636-seat Palace Theatre is dedicated to performing arts of all genres – music, dance, theatre and comedy. In addition to hosting world-renowned performers in each of those fields, the Palace partners with arts organizations like the Stamford Symphony and Connecticut Ballet for their performances. The Theatre’s three floors encompass a deeper-than-typical Broadway-size stage, a café, a Learning Center, a theatre-long art gallery and a magnificent glass-walled promenade. The Palace is dedicated to providing exciting entertainment that enriches the cultural, educational, economic and social life of the community.

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subscriptions@cocommunications.com (Michelle Lauricella) Places Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:00:03 -0400
Stamford Experiences Heavy Rainfall, Reports of Flooding in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1037-stamford-experiences-heavy-rainfall-reports-of-flooding-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-ida1037-stamford-experiences-heavy-rainfall-reports-of-flooding-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-ida https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1037-stamford-experiences-heavy-rainfall-reports-of-flooding-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-ida1037-stamford-experiences-heavy-rainfall-reports-of-flooding-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-ida

Stamford experienced up to 8.5 inches of rain overnight into early Thursday morning, according to local weather officials. Mayor David Martin issued an emergency declaration for this event to ensure the swift allocation of emergency response resources as needed.

City Emergency Management Officials responded to a number of issues including motor vehicle accidents, building floods, power outages, and necessary water rescues. There are currently 75 accident incidents, most of which are attributed to vehicles that were damaged in the storm and need to be towed.

“Like other major weather events, The City and Public Safety and Operations Departments were prepared and have done an outstanding job,” said Mayor David Martin. “I want to offer my sincerest appreciation to the members of the Stamford Fire Department, Stamford Police Department, EMS, our 911 dispatchers, and our Operations Department for their successful response and effort in combatting the storm. Due to their efforts, there was no loss of life, and injuries were minor and kept to a minimum.”

The Public Safety and Operations Department recorded a large number of incidents in a short period of time with upwards of 1800 911 calls in a ten hour period. Many calls were a result of Greenwich and Darien’s 911 call centers being down.

As of approximately 10 a.m., there has been a reported 17 motor vehicle accidents, 18 water rescues, 43 vehicles towed, and upwards of 600 power outages in Stamford. Public Safety Departments have responded to more than 317 calls for service.

“During the height of the storm, we worked together Operations personnel utilizing front end loaders to readily assist and enact emergency response to any residents’ calls for assistance. We are currently working with Eversource to restore residents who are still out of power,” said Director of Public Safety, Health, and Welfare Ted Jankowski. 

Local tree and highway crews have been active since 11 p.m. Wednesday evening to respond to any incidents. The Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking are currently attending to a number of traffic lights which are out across the city.

An Emergency Shelter was opened at Stamford High School and assisted several Stamford families in need of immediate sheltering.

Farm Road is the only road deemed impassible or effectively closed in Stamford at this time. 

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Stamford) Neighbors Thu, 02 Sep 2021 14:12:05 -0400
Stamford HarborFest and Fireworks Show on Saturday, Dockside Boat Tours, Mini Golf, Family Fun! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1036-stamford-harborfest-and-fireworks-show-on-saturday-dockside-boat-tours-mini-golf-family-fun1036-stamford-harborfest-and-fireworks-show-on-saturday-dockside-boat-tours-mini-golf-family-fun https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1036-stamford-harborfest-and-fireworks-show-on-saturday-dockside-boat-tours-mini-golf-family-fun1036-stamford-harborfest-and-fireworks-show-on-saturday-dockside-boat-tours-mini-golf-family-fun

Stamford HarborFest and Fireworks Show will be this Saturday, August 28th. The waterfront festival will consist of mini-golf, dockside boat tours, the Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Race, and a celebratory fireworks display. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. from the 14 acre parcel in Harbor Point and will end at approximately 8:55 pm.

Residents are advised to adhere to CDC and City guidelines on mask/facial coverings in outdoor areas with over 100 persons present. Please practice reasonable social distancing when possible to help combat the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant.

“The SoundWaters HarborFest is an excellent opportunity for Stamford residents to come together safely and in compliance with CDC guidelines and enjoy all that our City’s stunning Waterfront district has to offer. I look forward to attending the event and once again crowing the victor of the Cardboard Kayak Race with the Mayor’s Trophy,” said Mayor David Martin.

Pet-owners are advised to be aware of the fireworks and take precautions with their animals.

The fireworks can be viewed from Kosciuszko Park located at 200 Elmcroft Rd, along the boardwalk on Southfield Avenue, along the waterfront boardwalk at Harbor Point, and Boccuzzi Park located at 200 Southfield Ave.

Free parking for the event will be available in a number of the parking structures in the Southend. The City strongly encourages people to park and walk to the fireworks to avoid traffic congestion and delay.

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Stamford) Events Thu, 26 Aug 2021 13:13:08 -0400
New COVID-19 Safety Plan for Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1035-new-covid-19-safety-plan-for-alive-five-and-wednesday-nite-live1035-new-covid-19-safety-plan-for-alive-five-and-wednesday-nite-live https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1035-new-covid-19-safety-plan-for-alive-five-and-wednesday-nite-live1035-new-covid-19-safety-plan-for-alive-five-and-wednesday-nite-live

New COVID Safety Plan for Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live

In accordance with City of Stamford regulations, all attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of attending the concert in order to enter the venue.

Proof of vaccination includes a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card or a photo of it (digital or printed) and an ID matching the name on your vaccine documentation.

Proof of a negative test (taken within 72 hours of entry) may be a printed or digital result from a PCR or Rapid test with the name that matches the patron’s ID.

Find a testing site here

For further information please email  concerts@stamford-downtown.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Stamford Downtown) Life Wed, 25 Aug 2021 12:08:45 -0400
The Mayor's Gallery presents Jay Petrow This Must Be The Place closing reception https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1034-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-jay-petrow-this-must-be-the-place-closing-reception1034-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-jay-petrow-this-must-be-the-place-closing-reception https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1034-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-jay-petrow-this-must-be-the-place-closing-reception1034-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-jay-petrow-this-must-be-the-place-closing-reception

The Mayor’s Gallery presents Jay Petrow “This Must Be The Place”

Emotionally charged abstract expressionist paintings

          NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

CLOSING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 8 FROM 5:30 – 7:30 pm

At long last, the Mayor’s Gallery has reopened. Artist Jay Petrow installed his exhibit days before the March 2020 lockdown began. Consequently, his art has been there ever since. Please stop by weekdays from, 9 am-4 pm to view this exciting collection of paintings. The exhibit will be held over through September 8th when we celebrate the long overdue reception.

A long time resident of Westport and a native New Yorker, Jay Petrow began his art path with classical beginnings, producing portraits of friends and painting landscapes of places traveled to. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont Jay rarely produced art of any kind for over thirty years. Working in New York City as a magazine art director for major consumer brands like Time, Sports Illustrated and BusinessWeek, Jay focused on his career and spending time with his wife, Nancy, and their two children. However, raising a son with autism created extreme day-to-day stresses for his family, which led to an art reawakening for Jay. Feelings of love, anger, joy, sadness, and loss were overwhelming at times.

Jay turned back to art as a conduit for his expression. Working in an abstract expressionist style allowed Jay to decipher and translate his emotions directly onto the canvas.“I approach painting from an explorer's point of view. Initially I may choose a few colors as a starting point to explore the tension and vibrancy between them. As the painting develops, it becomes more an exploration of my inner world and my emotional state in dealing with my son’s autism. My brush strokes and colors explode from within me as I process the different feelings I'm experiencing. The work depends on a subconscious level of interaction of my emotions and energy, and visualizing what's happening on the canvas as I layer on colors and textures. Maintaining a conversation from within and without, the work takes on a sense of place. I find joy in seeing the paint come to life, the colors dancing on the canvas and imagined images emerging. My paintings become a place that I inhabit, and if successful, a place that others can venture into as well.

"Besides starting to paint again, Jay also changed careers and is principal owner of Petrow Gardens Landscape Design (www.petrowgardens.com) in Westport, CT.  He designs gardens throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties. Petrow's professional background as a landscape designer is an underlying influence in his work. "Designing landscapes and painting abstract art have more similarities than one would expect. When you look carefully at nature there are so many details to observe. As a landscape designer I’m inspired by my natural surroundings, but I abstract it to its core essence in my designs. When a garden is designed, groups of plants are used to compose areas of color and texture that interplay with each other.”
 
Jay has shown his work locally in private galleries, libraries and arts centers and his work is in many private collections. Over the past year Jay has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center as well as being the artist in residence at Weir Farms in Wilton, CT.  Extended intensive work at these residencies has helped facilitate a change in Jay's style and a leap forward in his abilities as a painter. Most of the paintings in this exhibit were created during the last year of residencies.

10th floor Government Center 888 Washington Blvd Stamford, CT

Week days from 9 am - 4 pm  handicap accessible parking on site

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esgordon@optonline.net (Lina Morielli) Events Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:55:37 -0400
The Stamford Art Association presents exhibition of collages by Susan McHale and Dana McHale, Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1033-the-stamford-art-association-presents-1918-another-pandemic-almanac-collages-working-through-the-pandemic-time-zone-an-exhibition-of-collages-by-susan-mchale-and-dana-mchale1033-the-stamford-art-association-presents-1918-another-pandemic-almanac-collages-working-through-the-pandemic-time-zone-an-exhibition-of-collages-by-susan-mchale-and-dana-mchale https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1033-the-stamford-art-association-presents-1918-another-pandemic-almanac-collages-working-through-the-pandemic-time-zone-an-exhibition-of-collages-by-susan-mchale-and-dana-mchale1033-the-stamford-art-association-presents-1918-another-pandemic-almanac-collages-working-through-the-pandemic-time-zone-an-exhibition-of-collages-by-susan-mchale-and-dana-mchale

 The Stamford Art Association presents: 1918 Another Pandemic/Almanac Collages: Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone

An exhibition of collages by Susan McHale and Dana McHale

September 4th – 26th Saturdays and Sundays only from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM or by appointment
 
The Stamford Art Association is pleased to present, in person, “1918 / 2020 COLLAGES : Working Through the Pandemic Time Zone”, an exhibition of collages by members Susan McHale and Dana McHale, of Greenwich, CT. For Susan and her daughter Dana it started with the discovery of a load of old Farmer's Almanacs and daguerreotypes at a flea market in Maine. Susan and Dana had been making collages throughout the Covid 19 2020-21 shut downs and isolation for fun and entertainment. They started to make collages with the theme of The 1918 Pandemic, but with modern twists. It was a way for them to filter out the bad and bring in the fresh air, using images to bring together history and creativity.
 
The Farmer's Almanac became a way of imagining the past for them. “We tried to imagine the day to day lives of people during the period and to empathize with them.  Some images are from our own or family photos, others from Google, but repurposed or changed, cut and pasted, painted over and recycled. Making collages helped us through the darkest days of the pandemic.” according to Susan McHale. 
 
The exhibition can be view in person on Saturdays and Sundays from September 4th – 26th from noon to 3:00 PM at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery. For appointments at other times please call 203-912-6570. The Townhouse Gallery is located at 39 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901. To view the exhibition digitally

Dana McHale is a graduate of Greenwich High School and has over the past 6 years attended Silvermine School of Art.  She has been making jewelry and selling her work through the Holiday Shows at Silvermine New Canaan, CT and The Mew Greenwich where she is a volunteer. Most recently Dana had collage works online at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Past shows also include The Stamford Art Association, The Art Society of Old Greenwich, and The Greenwich Arts Council. 

Susan McHale, Dana's mom, has been exhibiting locally, also at The Silvermine School of Art Student Exhibits. She has been a member of various Art Societies: Ridgefield Guild, Rowayton Art Center, and The Arts to the Avenue Shows through The Greenwich Arts Council. She graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and attended both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The Royal College of Art in London extension courses. Susan has worked as a Graphic Designer and is a past employee of The Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library, CT.

Now in it’s 50th year established in 1971 in a circa 1874 historical townhouse*, the Stamford Art Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and multimedia artists. We host an international exhibit, the Faber Birren Color Award Show, and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford and the Kuriansky Foundation and generous donations from individual artists and friends.

Since its inception, the SAA continues to serve the community and has grown to include students from Fairfield County High Schools with an annual exhibition. The SAA gallery is used to exhibit local and national works, providing a richness that is reflected in the variety of mediums and backgrounds of the ever changing association. The gallery is open free to the general public.

*Due to the historical nature of the Townhouse Gallery, visitors and artists should be advised that some physical access may be limited.

Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery
39 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
203-325-1139
 
 
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esgordon@optonline.net (Christine Irvin) Events Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:53:32 -0400
City of Stamford 2022 Revaluation Project Set to Begin https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1030-city-of-stamford-2022-revaluation-project-set-to-begin1030-city-of-stamford-2022-revaluation-project-set-to-begin https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1030-city-of-stamford-2022-revaluation-project-set-to-begin1030-city-of-stamford-2022-revaluation-project-set-to-begin

The City of Stamford will soon commence the State mandated revaluation project of 2022 with the assistance of Municipal Valuations Services, LLC (Munival) of Fairfield, CT (the revaluation company hired to assist the City with the revaluation). The data collection phase will take place from August 2021 through September 2022.

Throughout this time-period, Municipal Valuation Services employees will be taking exterior photos of properties as well as inspecting the exterior and interior of residential and commercial properties throughout the City of Stamford. Company representatives will also be expected to knock on resident taxpayer’s doors to ask project-related questions.

In accordance with the most recent CDC Covid-19 guidelines, all employees will have daily health checks, wear proper face coverings at all times while outside their vehicle or speaking with taxpayers, and will adhere to proper social distancing protocols.

All Munival employees will have a City badge and a company badge. They will also have magnets on their vehicles and the company logo on their attire to better enable identification.

Please call Municipal Valuation Services at 203-292-5500 for any additional information or questions.

Thank you and we appreciate to your cooperation during this time.

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Stamford) Life Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:22:55 -0400