Stamforddowntown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown Sun, 20 Jun 2021 05:33:55 -0400 HamletHub.com Enjoy Riot at Club London on June 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1014-enjoy-riot-at-club-london1014-enjoy-riot-at-club-london https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1014-enjoy-riot-at-club-london1014-enjoy-riot-at-club-london

Enjoy Riot at Club London Wine Bar on Saturday, June 26 from 7 to midnight featuring all original alt/metal/punk music featuring live performances by Wind Up, Hosemen & Rakefire, and DJ 4Skinzz. More info at https://www.clublondonstamford.com/

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norwalk@maxexposure.net (Club London Wine Bar) Events Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:06:34 -0400
Stamford Board of REALTORS® (SBOR) Awards Frank N. Green Scholarships to 10 Stamford Graduating Seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1015-stamford-board-of-realtors-sbor-awards-frank-n-green-scholarships-to-10-stamford-graduating-seniors1015-stamford-board-of-realtors-sbor-awards-frank-n-green-scholarships-to-10-stamford-graduating-seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1015-stamford-board-of-realtors-sbor-awards-frank-n-green-scholarships-to-10-stamford-graduating-seniors1015-stamford-board-of-realtors-sbor-awards-frank-n-green-scholarships-to-10-stamford-graduating-seniors

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Winners, Leyla Jordan, Caroline Klumac, Stephany Montoya, Kadiatou Konate, Shayna Finkel, Ella Devault, Jonathan Hoch, Cecelia Coleman, Rakshita Ramakrishna, and Jessica Nirschel. Leyla Jordan, Caroline Klumac, Stephany Montoya, Kadiatou Konate, Shayna Finkel, Ella Devault, Jonathan Hoch, Cecelia Coleman, Rakshita Ramakrishna, and Jessica Nirschel.

Each year SBOR scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who are Stamford residents that attend one of the city's public, private, parochial or state schools. The scholarships are based on service and leadership in the community and their school. These 10 students each received $1000 for their extraordinary commitment to giving back while in pursuit of a higher education.

The Stamford Board of REALTORS®(SBOR) established in 1919, is the local chapter of the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR), the largest professional trade association in the country serving over 1.4 million real estate professionals nationwide.

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stamfordrealtorsae@gmail.com (Stamford Board of REALTORS) Neighbors Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:05:03 -0400
FCBuzz Weekend: Juneteenth Events and Music Shines! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1016-fcbuzz-weekend-juneteenth-events-and-music-shines1016-fcbuzz-weekend-juneteenth-events-and-music-shines https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1016-fcbuzz-weekend-juneteenth-events-and-music-shines1016-fcbuzz-weekend-juneteenth-events-and-music-shines

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Tuesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

As many of you will know, Juneteenth, June 19th, was just officially created as a federal holiday. Commemorating the end of slavery, "Juneteenth" goes back to June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, issued General Order No. 3, which announced that in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, “all slaves are free.” Months later, the 13th Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the final four border states that had not been subjected to President Abraham Lincoln’s order.

Locally, Redding’s Mark Twain Library celebrated today on its lawn with a poetry reading and discussion led by Tom Kilbourn, ordained Episcopal priest and retired Joel Barlow High School English teacher. Celebrating in a more rousing fashion, in Bridgeport on Saturday, is the 29th annual Juneteenth Parade and Harambee Festival in Seaside Park. Live entertainment includes the Sage & City Shout Steelpan Orchestra, an African-inspired fashion show, children’s art projects, meet-the-author book signings, ethnic food trucks and much more.

Later on Saturday, Voices Café in Westport’s Unitarian Church is live streaming a benefit concert celebrating Juneteenth and raising funds for Bridgeport’s Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community. The concert features Goodnight Moonshine (learn more here) with Molly Venter, also of Red Molly, and Eben Pariser, who also performs with Roosevelt Dime.

Music shines all over next Monday. The summer solstice marks international Make Music Day, where amateur and professional musicians join together all around the world making music from dawn to dusk. Six towns in our region have developed some amazing programs: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford and Stratford. Fairfield’s celebration kicks off at noon with Talking Heads Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth ringing gongs exactly at noon to mark the incalculable loss of the year. See the programs of the other towns at the links above.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at here.

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kerry@ducey.org (David Green) Events Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:59:08 -0400
The Stamford Art Association presents: 21st Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1013-the-stamford-art-association-presents-21stannual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show-virtual-opening-reception-awards-ceremony-june-12th-4-pm1013-the-stamford-art-association-presents-21stannual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show-virtual-opening-reception-awards-ceremony-june-12th-4-pm https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1013-the-stamford-art-association-presents-21stannual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show-virtual-opening-reception-awards-ceremony-june-12th-4-pm1013-the-stamford-art-association-presents-21stannual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show-virtual-opening-reception-awards-ceremony-june-12th-4-pm

The Stamford Art Association presents: 21stAnnual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show Virtual Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony June 12th at 4 PM

Exhibit Dates: June 12-July 17, 2021

Location: Online

Opening: June 12 4pm

To help celebrate the Stamford Art Association's 50th year, we will select 50 artists to be in this virtual exhibit. This is a multimedia juried exhibit with cash prizes. We asked artists to submit 1-5 pieces of artwork on the theme of any subject depicting the sea, the seashore, boats and activity on or near the water. The exhibit is named after Vivian and Stanley Reed, two founding members of SAA and avid sailors. Winning artists will be asked to be part of a video. The juror is Mike Bagley, Director of Marine Operations for SoundWaters, and an artist.

CATEGORIES: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking

AWARDS: Up to $400 in awards will be given based on excellence and conformity to the theme.

Learn more: Stamfordartassn@optonline.net or call 203 325 1139 or visit www.stamfordartassociation.org

artwork by Gigi Barrett “Colorful Sales”

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esgordon@optonline.net (Christin Irvin) Events Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:51:00 -0400
Memorial Day Weekend BUZZ: Arts Festival, Music at MoCA, Enduring Wonder, and What the Heck is THIS? https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1012-memorial-day-weekend-buzz-arts-festival-music-at-moca-enduring-wonder-and-what-the-heck-is-this1012-memorial-day-weekend-buzz-arts-festival-music-at-moca-enduring-wonder-and-what-the-heck-is-this https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1012-memorial-day-weekend-buzz-arts-festival-music-at-moca-enduring-wonder-and-what-the-heck-is-this1012-memorial-day-weekend-buzz-arts-festival-music-at-moca-enduring-wonder-and-what-the-heck-is-this

Memorial Day Weekend and the art fairs begin! The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture in our region! This weekend the by-now internationally-known Westport Fine Arts Festival returns to downtown Westport, down by the Saugatuck River.

More than 170 national and international fine artists are exhibiting work in a wide variety of price ranges, subject matter and styles. The show is juried to assure high quality - and prizes will be awarded by a team of judges on the day. Bring the whole family - there will be plenty of fun activities for kids, and plenty of high end food and refreshments for all. Meet the folks from MoCA Westport, the Artists Collective and the One River School of Art.

Speaking of MoCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Westport) Friday night the “Music at MoCA” outdoor festival continues (but indoors Friday because of weather concerns) with “Lincoln Center Emerging Artist,” jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino and her quartet

Looking for some wonder - or just something intriguing and puzzling? Two in-person exhibitions open this weekend: in Stamford, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center celebrates its 85th Anniversary with “Enduring Wonder” an exhibiting showing how the Museum grew from a three-room “cabinet of curiosities” to its wide-ranging collection today ranging across the natural world, agricultural sciences, astronomy and history to important 19th- and 20th-century American Art and major sculpture.

On Sunday, down the road in Rowayton, the Historical Society opens on Sunday its “What the Heck is THIS?” exhibition of oddities from its archives. The challenge is on for you to guess what these objects were once used for - with colorful clues, a fun quiz for all ages - and prizes!

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page here.

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kerry@ducey.org (David Green) Events Fri, 28 May 2021 07:08:16 -0400
Stamford EMS Celebrates Crew Dedication During National EMS Week https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1010-stamford-ems-celebrates-crew-dedication-during-national-ems-week1010-stamford-ems-celebrates-crew-dedication-during-national-ems-week https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1010-stamford-ems-celebrates-crew-dedication-during-national-ems-week1010-stamford-ems-celebrates-crew-dedication-during-national-ems-week

Last week, Stamford EMS commemorated the 46th annual National EMS Week with a celebration of the important work and dedication of its EMS workers. The independent, nonprofit organization has been serving the emergency medical needs of the Stamford community for nearly 30 years.

“Especially in light of the challenges we faced throughout the pandemic, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the important contributions our EMS practitioners make each day in preserving the health, safety and well-being of the Stamford community,” said Patricia Squires, Chief and CEO of Stamford EMS.

Established in 1974 by then President Gerald Ford, EMS Week is a nationwide effort to acknowledge and thank paramedics, EMTs and the full EMS workforce for their dedicated service and sacrifices.

Stamford EMS held a special appreciation barbeque to celebrate its crew. In addition, Sunrise Assisted Living acknowledged Stamford EMS by providing a lunch, and the City of Stamford issued a proclamation recognizing the organization’s ‘leadership, excellence and dedication to life-saving on-scene medical care which makes the difference between life and death every day in our community.’

“This past year was unlike any other in our history. It was especially important that we show our appreciation for our team’s outstanding professionalism and to honor their selfless commitment to service,” said Squires.

The Stamford EMS annual mid-year appeal is currently underway. The independent nonprofit organization, which responds to over 15,000 calls for emergency care each year, is the only EMS provider in the state to receive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services–the gold standard in emergency medical care. To learn more, or to make a donation, please visit www.StamfordEMS.org or call (203) 968-1118.

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Neighbors Tue, 25 May 2021 05:44:19 -0400
Olympian from Princeton named Chelsea Piers Connecticut head swim coach https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1009-olympian-from-princeton-named-chelsea-piers-connecticut-head-swim-coach1009-olympian-from-princeton-named-chelsea-piers-connecticut-head-swim-coach https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1009-olympian-from-princeton-named-chelsea-piers-connecticut-head-swim-coach1009-olympian-from-princeton-named-chelsea-piers-connecticut-head-swim-coach

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Announces Doug Lennox as   Head Swim Coach for Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is thrilled to welcome Doug Lennox as Head Coach of the Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club.  Lennox, a 2008 Beijing Olympian, comes to Connecticut from Princeton University where he served his alma mater for the last four years as the Men’s Assistant Swim Coach & Recruiting Coordinator. 

 Lennox’s career in swimming began more than twenty years ago in Illinois as an accomplished club and high school athlete. In college, Lennox competed for the Princeton Tigers and represented Puerto Rico internationally. Upon retirement, Lennox earned his master’s degree in Education and worked as a kindergarten teacher with the Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn. Lennox then transferred his passion for education to coaching age group, senior level and masters swimming at Asphalt Green in New York City. From there, Lennox sharpened his skill set as a college coach at New York University, Kenyon College and Princeton University. 

“I am excited to join the staff at Chelsea Piers Connecticut and to lead the already accomplished Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club into a very bright future,” commented Lennox.  “After my experiences at Princeton, I feel it is time for me to return to my roots and work with younger athletes. I am eager to bring my knowledge, experience and passion to age group & senior level student-athletes who are striving to compete at the collegiate & international levels.”

“Our expansive search identified qualified candidates from across the country,” commented Kevin Burton, Athletic Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Doug emerged as the clear choice based not only on his background as an elite athlete and accomplished coach at multiple levels, but also his evident commitment to educating and mentoring young athletes through sport.”

“Doug is the first recruit by our new Athletic Director,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Chelsea Piers Connecticut is looking forward to expanding our outstanding coaching roster with talent like Doug.  Our club is committed to providing the best to our members and competitive athletes. More than ever, it is important to have talented coaches that are leaders and can not only coach but serve as mentors to our young athletes.”

Jamie Barone, who was the founding coach for the Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club, has known Lennox since 2012.  For the last 9 years, Barone & Lennox have developed a profound respect and a strong rapport on deck at national and junior national level meets. Over that span, Jamie has shared his evolving vision for Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club with Lennox. As a result, the program that Barone has designed and the facility that he helped build is now being passed onto one of his most trusted & respected coaching peers.

Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club is recognized as one of the top 20 programs in the United States with more than 35 swimmers headed onto collegiate careers since 2016.  The club was designated a “Silver Medal Club” in 2016 and climbed to “Gold Medal Club” status in 2020. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Erica Bates) Neighbors Fri, 14 May 2021 11:41:56 -0400
New Paradigm Theatre Company's Head Over Heels Ice Cream Social and Outdoor Concert on June 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1006-npt1006-npt https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1006-npt1006-npt

HEAD OVER HEELS - Ice Cream Social and Outdoor Concert

The New Paradigm Theatre Company will present Head Over Heels, a socially-distanced outdoor Gala and concert on the lawn of Emmanuel Church (285 Lyons Plain Rd) on Saturday, June 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a rain date of June 13th.   

The event is a themed fundraiser to support NPT’s summer production of Footloose and includes make-your-own ice cream sundaes, a silent auction and a benefit concert featuring songs about dancing and feet performed by Broadway and local “stars”.  Tickets are $35, available for purchase online or at the door. CDC safety guidelines will be followed and everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or portable lawn chair for comfort. 

“The pandemic forced us to cancel our production and Gala last year, but NPT was built to hover. We did everything we could to survive with online shows and educational offerings, and now we are excited to return to a live and innovative show. Footloose is about overcoming censorship and oppression—and as a community, our need to celebrate joy is greater than ever.” — Kristin Huffman, Producing Artistic Director, NPT.  

Hosted by Emmy Nominee Scott Bryce and Barbara Distinti, the concert features local star performers including, Maureen Hamill, Chris Coogan, Christian Cardozo, J. Clayton Winters, Michael Lepore, Katherine Griffin, Blanca Grande, and favorite NPT Broadway performers Janelle, Robinson, Jamie Karen, Randye Kaye, Kristin Huffman and Gwendolyn Jones.   NPT youth will provide a sneak-peak into this summer’s production by performing with Erika Spondike (“Rusty”) and Raul Calderon (“Willard”)  as they sing songs from Footloose.   

All CDC guidelines will be observed concerning masks, social distancing and other safety protocols.

The New Paradigm Theatre is a nonprofit organization (501c3) promoting social responsibility and fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through arts education and theatrical productions. New Paradigm Theatre, a company well-known for its inventive productions that are presented with multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-gendered casting. They also offer online and in-person classes, workshops and seminars that build bridges across diverse communities. www.nptheatre.org

BUY TICKETS HERE

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info@nptheatre.org (NPT) Events Mon, 10 May 2021 11:41:12 -0400
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1008-red-cross-blood-drive-at-ridgefield-park-recreation-center-on-may-261008-red-cross-blood-drive-at-ridgefield-park-recreation-center-on-may-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1008-red-cross-blood-drive-at-ridgefield-park-recreation-center-on-may-261008-red-cross-blood-drive-at-ridgefield-park-recreation-center-on-may-26

 

The American Red Cross along with actor James Der Beek and his wife Kimberly, are urging all Americans to schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets.

There are several opportunities to donate blood in Fairfield County (see below). 

As the nation transitions to a new, hopeful phase of this devastating pandemic and people begin to return to some of their favorite activities, the Red Cross is concerned about the impact this could have on blood donor turnout and the blood supply this summer. The need for lifesaving blood transfusions never takes a break. It’s critical to have blood ready to go when every second counts.

The Van Der Beek family knows firsthand how important blood donations are in a health crisis. In the past year, Kimberly Van Der Beek experienced back-to-back pregnancy losses. Each time she needed emergency hospital care and blood transfusions to save her life.

“Donating blood is something that I’ve always done throughout my life,” said James Van Der Beek. “It seemed important. But I never knew how important until the woman I love most was in a situation where that much blood made the difference between life and death. It just brought it home in a very real way.”

Hemorrhaging is the leading cause of pregnancy-related complications that can occur anytime during pregnancy. “In instances of severe bleeding, blood transfusions often play a lifesaving role,” said Dr. Ross Herron, divisional chief medical officer for the Red Cross. “For mothers with complicated pregnancies or deliveries, generous donors are the only source of the transfusions they may need to survive.”

“If you’ve never given blood before, allow this to be your formal invitation. Will you please give blood?,” added Kimberly Van Der Beek.

Individuals of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now to give blood, and in most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received is important in determining donation eligibility. Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.


Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 16-June 12 in Fairfield County

Bethel

6/11/2021: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Mary's Church, 24 Dodging Town Road

Bridgeport

5/20/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

5/26/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

5/27/2021: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

6/3/2021: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

6/3/2021: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

6/10/2021: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue

Brookfield

6/3/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Raymour & Flanigan - Brookfield, 14 Candlewood Lake Road

Danbury

5/17/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd.

5/21/2021: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd.

5/27/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd.

6/1/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

6/2/2021: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd.

6/8/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

Darien

6/1/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Darien VFW Post 6933, 205 Noroton Avenue

Fairfield

5/18/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

5/24/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

5/24/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

5/25/2021: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 300 North Benson Road

6/2/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

New Canaan

5/18/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Mark's Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road

New Fairfield

5/27/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road

Newtown

5/20/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

5/20/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

6/10/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

6/10/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

6/11/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

Norwalk

5/20/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

5/20/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

5/28/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/3/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/3/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/9/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

6/9/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

Old Greenwich

6/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd

Ridgefield

5/26/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Riverside

5/26/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Ave

Shelton

5/21/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

5/21/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

6/11/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

6/11/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

Stamford

5/17/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

5/19/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1 First Stamford Place

5/22/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue

5/26/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Temple Beth El Stamford, 350 Roxbury Road

5/28/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

5/28/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

6/2/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

6/5/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue

6/8/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Temple Beth El Stamford, 350 Roxbury Road

6/12/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 800 Long Ridge Road, 800 Long Ridge Road

Trumbull

5/19/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

6/3/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

6/3/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road

6/9/2021: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Westfield Trumbull, 5055 Main Street

6/10/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Trumbull YMCA, 20 Trefoil Drive

Westport

6/11/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Westport, 75 Church Lane


Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Don

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kerry@ducey.org (Red Cross) Charities Mon, 10 May 2021 10:37:41 -0400
Stamford Art Association Virtual Opening Reception 21st Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1007-stamford-art-association-virtual-opening-reception-21st-annual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show1007-stamford-art-association-virtual-opening-reception-21st-annual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1007-stamford-art-association-virtual-opening-reception-21st-annual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show1007-stamford-art-association-virtual-opening-reception-21st-annual-vivian-and-stanley-reed-marine-show

The Stamford Art Association presents the 21st Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show Virtual Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony June 12th 4 PM.

Exhibit Dates: June 12-July 17, 2021

To help celebrate the Stamford Art Association's 50th year, we will select 50 artists to be in this virtual exhibit. This is a multimedia juried exhibit with cash prizes. We asked artists to submit 1-5 pieces of artwork on the theme of any subject depicting the sea, the seashore, boats and activity on or near the water. The exhibit is named after Vivian and Stanley Reed, two founding members of SAA and avid sailors. Winning artists will be asked to be part of a video. The juror is Mike Bagley, Director of Marine Operations for SoundWaters, and an artist.

CATEGORIES: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking

AWARDS
Up to $400 in awards will be given based on excellence and conformity to the theme.

  203 325 1139   www.stamfordartassociation.or

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kerry@ducey.org (es gordon) Events Mon, 10 May 2021 10:24:52 -0400
Mother's Day Public Skate at Stamford Twin Rinks! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1004-mother-s-day-public-skate1004-mother-s-day-public-skate https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1004-mother-s-day-public-skate1004-mother-s-day-public-skate

Celebrate Mom this Sunday! Join us for our annual Mother's Day Skate. All Moms skate for just $1!
 
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s_waterbury@stamfordtwinrinks.com (Stamford Twin Rinks) Places Tue, 04 May 2021 10:06:17 -0400
Stamford Health Receives Grant to Fund Expansion of Vaccine Equity 'No Barriers' Program https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1003-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program1003-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1003-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program1003-stamford-health-receives-grant-to-fund-expansion-of-vaccine-equity-no-barriers-program

Stamford Health recently received a grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund the expansion of its ‘No Barriers’ Vaccination Equity Program, which began in mid-January. Stamford Health partnered with the City of Stamford and local community organizations to launch ‘No Barriers’, which reserves dedicated COVID-19 vaccination blocks for socially vulnerable groups. 

“This grant will allow us to continue the important work of growing vaccination efforts in our community with a focus on equitable distribution,” stated Kathleen Silard, President and CEO of Stamford Health. “Thank you to the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and to our many ‘No Barriers’ Program partners for helping the communities we are so proud to serve receive these life-saving vaccines.”

This newly funded expansion of the ‘No Barriers’ Program will focus on a ‘door to door’ approach to increase vaccination efforts and reduce vaccine hesitancy in the communities hit the hardest by COVID-19. The goal of this in-person approach is to dispel misinformation, further educate the community about the benefits of vaccination, and connect people to a vaccine clinic. These efforts are anticipated to begin as early as this week.

“The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is very proud to support Stamford Health in their expansive COVID-19 vaccination efforts,” stated Alex Cohen, President, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. “We are hopeful that this grant will expand the “No Barriers” program and help reduce COVID-19 cases in our community.”

Stamford Health’s vaccination efforts have been increasing rapidly with the recent vaccine ‘super site’ opening in Stamford’s Harbor Point area. To date, Stamford Health has administered over 117,000 vaccinations to the community with an additional 15,000+ appointments scheduled in the weeks ahead. As vaccine volumes increase, Stamford Health and its community partners will expand their equity efforts by going door to door in priority communities, an effort made possible by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

About Stamford Health:

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,600 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its comprehensive, person/centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County, CT to receive a grade of A from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Stamford Hospital is a Planetree Gold-Certified Person-Centered Hospital of Distinction, and one of only seven in the world to attain that distinction.

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, CT. Additionally, Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center recently announced an expanded collaboration with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

About the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation:

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service. We do this by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. Our grants support public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States that either help people in need or solve complex problems. We also spearhead grassroots campaigns to encourage others to give.

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jgaydos@stamhealth.org (Stamford Health) Places Tue, 04 May 2021 07:11:10 -0400
New Paradigm Theatre and Kids Helping Kids https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1002-new-paradigm-theatre-and-kids-helping-kids1002-new-paradigm-theatre-and-kids-helping-kids https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1002-new-paradigm-theatre-and-kids-helping-kids1002-new-paradigm-theatre-and-kids-helping-kids

New Paradigm Theatre and Kids Helping Kids

New Paradigm Theatre (NPT), has chosen nonprofit community partner, 

Kids Helping Kids in Stamford for their Live August production of FOOTLOOSE!

New Paradigm Theatre (NPT), a company well-known for its inventive productions that are presented with multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-gendered casting has chosen a community nonprofit that echoes the themes in their upcoming live production of FOOTLOOSE. 

Each summer The New Paradigm Theatre Company partners with another non-profit organization that reflects the theme of the summer production to raise money and awareness for issues and organizations surrounding the community. For FOOTLOOSE, NPT is proud to partner with Kids Helping Kids. 

Kids Helping Kids mission is to develop leadership skills among students through youth-led service projects. They empower students to have a proactive attitude toward change by taking their passion and turning it into action to benefit low-income children in the community. “Kids Helping Kids is so in alignment with the message provided by FOOTLOOSE, celebrating the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Kids Helping Kids has been focused on the power of youth and their voice for the past 10 years.” says executive director, Jennifer Bentley,  Over 5,000 kids from 132 local schools have been involved with KHK because KHK gives students a voice, the tools, the belief in themselves and a path to make a difference now

To kick things off, NPT youth volunteered at an annual Kids Helping Kids event called the “Handle with Care Dress Boutique”. (Learn more here).  This annual Handled with Care Dress Boutique project started in 2012 when Allison,16, went out shopping for a prom dress and realized how hard it must be for girls that could not afford to purchase a new dress.  

Watch our short partnership video on Youtube here.

“We think this will be a powerful partnership because it not only aligns with the show, FOOTLOOSE, but also with our own non profit’s mission of promoting social responsibility and fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions.”  NPT’s Artist Director and Broadway veteran, Kristin Huffman (Milford CT) says, “New Paradigm Theatre believes that we can produce shows and display a social justice conscience.  These shows not only entertain with Broadway pros on stage, but they also connect directly to our community.  During the rehearsals many youth from both organizations and college interns will participate side-by-side with Broadway pros to learn and to create this production of FOOTLOOSE.”

As partnerships between nonprofits continue to form in order to tackle social challenges from all sides, and as youth lead the way to a better world, this type of collective impact production has become increasingly relevant and a vital component of a community. 

For more info on the show which will be performed at Black Rock Church’s state of the art theatre please visit: www.nptheatre.org and for more info on Kids Helping Kids visit:  KidsHelpingKidsCT.org 

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info@nptheatre.org (NPT) Neighbors Mon, 03 May 2021 10:03:58 -0400
Artistic Celebration of Motherhood - A Creative Joint Venture- May 1 - May 30 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1001-artistic-celebration-of-motherhood-a-creative-joint-venture-may-1-may-30-2021-16190174911001-artistic-celebration-of-motherhood-a-creative-joint-venture-may-1-may-30-2021-1619017491 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1001-artistic-celebration-of-motherhood-a-creative-joint-venture-may-1-may-30-2021-16190174911001-artistic-celebration-of-motherhood-a-creative-joint-venture-may-1-may-30-2021-1619017491

Artistic Celebration of Motherhood  - A Creative Joint Venture- May 1-May 30, 2021                                     

 The creative collaboration between Christine Irvin, President of The Stamford Art Association (SAA) and Jeanine Careri Jackson President of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA) began several years ago when working together on ArtWalk, the yearly art gallery walk begun in 2012 by Christine and others with Jackie Wetenhall of Stamford Downtown to showcase local galleries and artists. Last November, Christine was looking to partner with other community art groups on joint exhibitions when SAA Board Member, Barbara Mathis - who also is a member of CSOPA - suggested that the two groups work together.  Since then, they have collaborated to create a unique art show called Artistic Celebration of Motherhood (ACM) with two concurrent virtual exhibits spanning a wide range of styles from classic representational portraits on  www.CSOPA.org to a variety of other styles on www.StamfordArtAssociation.org. "Motherhood means many things to many people," observes Ms. Jackson of CSOPA. "Working with SAA opened a creative portal for artists from both organizations that we know people will enjoy." The interactive virtual opening reception May 1 from 4- 6 pm co-hosted by CSOPA and SAA features artists and many of the mothers who inspired them. Pre-registration is required to get free Zoom invitation with links on both websites or by going to  http://www.csopa.camp8.org/event-4190020. In addition, Stamford Downtown has arranged a prominent storefront window display at 96 Bedford Street featuring selected works from both groups on view May 1-May 30. “It has been amazing to bring so many talented artists together through both organizations” says Ms. Irvin. 

21 Participating CSOPA Artists from 4 States

Stefani Allegretti

Ceighton, PA

Paige Bradley

Stamford CT

Eileen Brennan

Trumbull, CT

Linda Champanier

Olivebridge, NY

Angela Classi

Manhasset, NY

Polly Currie

Stratford, CT

Victoria Ghetu-Vuono

Norwalk, CT

Joan Elizabeth Goodman

New York, NY

Sonia Hale

Wellesley, MA

Deb Howland-Murray

Westport, CT

Jeanine Jackson

Riverside, CT

Barbara Mathis

Stamford, CT

Ashley MacLure

Milford, MA

Christine McBryan

New York, NY

Terence McManus

MT Sinai, NY

Lois Pluskey

Plains, PA

Nancy Stember

Norwalk, CT

Joseph Sundwall

Montgomery, NY

Nicole Troup

Greencastle, PA

ShawnaLee Waterbury-Kwashnak

Middlebury, CT

Yuko Ike

Darien, CT

26 Participating SAA Artists from 5 States

Tina Armando                                    Medford, NJ     

Gigi Barrett                                         Stamford, CT

Carol Battin                                         Stamford, CT     

Murray Beaver                                  New Rochelle, NY

Dawn Bisharat                                   Madison, CT

Linda Champanier                            Olivebridge, NY

Heidi Lewis Coleman                      Stamford, CT

Michael Connors                              Long Island City, NY

Grace Drake                                       Bedford, NY

Mary Ann Glass                                                Wappingers Falls, NY

Gayle Gleckler                                   North Salem, NY

Ellen Gordon                                      Stamford, CT

John Grieco                                        NY, NY

Carina Imbrogno                              Stamford, CT

Pam Ingalls                                         Vashon, WA

Sholeh Janati-Weinbaum             Westport, CT    

Sarah King                                           Stamford, CT

Linzie Long                                          Eagle, ID

Liz Jorg Masi                                       Garden City, NY

Susan McHale                                    Greenwich, CT

Lisa McLaughlin                                 Liverpool, NY

Cheryl Miller                                      Stamford, CT

Lina Morielli                                        Stamford, CT

Vivien Ponniah                                  Greenwich, CT

Kris Schnitzler                                    Stamford, CT

Richard Ventre                                  Norwalk, CT                                         

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esgordon@optonline.net (Ellen Gordon) Events Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:57:12 -0400
SilverSource Hosts Virtual Film & Awards Evening https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/994-silversource-hosts-virtual-film-awards-evening994-silversource-hosts-virtual-film-awards-evening https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/994-silversource-hosts-virtual-film-awards-evening994-silversource-hosts-virtual-film-awards-evening

“Coming of Age in Aging America: Challenges & Solutions”

The 2021 SilverSource Film & Awards event, “Coming of Age in Aging America: Challenges & Solutions,” will be held online on Wednesday, April 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This virtual event will feature a panel discussion on the compelling issues raised by the film Coming of Age in Aging America, as well as presentation of the 2021 SilverSource Awards. The SilverSource Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions made to improve and enrich the lives of older adults in Fairfield County by individuals, organizations and volunteers.

Admission is free but registration is required (https://silversource.org). Registrants will be sent a link to view the film in advance, as well as a Zoom invitation to the discussion and awards.

“As we consider the challenges and benefits of an aging society, we look forward to bringing the community together to explore ideas and celebrate longevity at our film and awards event,” said Kathleen Bordelon, CEO, SilverSource. “We are excited to engage the community in this vital conversation about the shifting demographics that are changing our generational landscape and presenting challenges we must begin to address today.”

Americans are living longer than at any time in history, a staggering transformation. Coming of Age in Aging America is a film aimed at creating conversation and action around an aging society. The documentary raises topics that demand fresh perspective, a rethink and redesign of social policies and institutions, and innovative planning around the new reality.

The film panel discussion will be led by Roni Lang, LCSW, Center for Healthy Aging, Greenwich Hospital, and include filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers; Marie Allen, Executive Director, Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA); Ellen Bromley, Director of Social Services, City of Stamford; and Ralph Blessing, Land Use Bureau Chief and Planning Director, City of Stamford.

 

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trenner@catalysmc.com (Catalyst Marketing Communications) Events Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:45:34 -0400