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Monday thru Friday Happenings Aug. 13-17th

We’re back with a new week of events for you Stamford! So much going on around the city this Monday thru Friday we had to stop ourselves from listing them all!
This is by no means is this a complete list of everything going on around town. Call it a “sampling of fun stuff.” Who knows, you may discover something new!
Let’s get to it…here’s what we’ve found for you and remember, weather can change some of these listings so be sure to call ahead. Btw, many are FREE!
Monday August 13th:
Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Hecksher Farm Animal Meet and Greet! 2:30-3pm. Weekly event that features a different animal group each week. Kid friendly. Click Here for Info
Roasted Sandwich Co.: Monday Night Fun Run with 6:30:pm start time. (Weekly event) 3, 4 And 5 mile options. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point: Revolution Fitness in Commons Park at 6:15pm. High intensity workout every Monday night. Click Here for Info
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Tuesday August 14th:
Government Center: Stamford Alive Morning Networking & Referral Group–weekly Tuesday business event hosted by BNI Alive. 7:45am, free event. B2B, B2C, sales and bus. professionals looking to meet like minded folks. See event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/173245019959936/
Ferguson Library Main Branch–Two events:
Mindfulness and Meditation (adults) Third floor, 1-2pm. Click Here for Info
Brunch Bunch Club (grades 2 & 3):  Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass, refreshments served, registration required. Click Here for Info
Crab Shell: Tiki Tuesday w/ Captain John’s Tiki Tours and Rentals. Take a tour of Stamford Harbor and see part of our coastline in a whole new way! $25 per person, 4:30pm. Please see event page for all the info and tickets: Click Here for Info
Harbor Point–Two events:
Zumba with Chelsea Piers on the Boardwalk. Join Christina Rabasco for this FREE weekly event at 7pm every Tuesday night. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Dog Park: Dog training w/Wagmore at 6:30pm. Free weekly event. Click Here for Info
Mill River Park: BollyFit w/Jayshree Srikanthr (FREE weekly event) at 7pm! Click Here for Info
 
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Wednesday August 15th:
Women’s Business Development Council: Preparing to Fund Your Start-up. 12:30pm, Free class with Financial Education Consultant Samantha Cross. Pre-register by Tuesday Aug. 14th and get a pre-recored webinar on how to be credit-ready. For registration and info on this and many other great events: Click Here for Info
 
Stamford Toys: FREE Make & Take Playdate Kid friendly event 4-6pm! Click Here for Info
 
Sign of the Whale: Wednesday Night Pub Run (FREE event) begins at 6:30pm. 3, 4 and 5 mile options and you can find the maps and more info here: Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Dog Park: Yappy Hour at 6:30pm! Bring your four legged family member to this FREE event sponsored by Bull’s Head Pet Hospital. For info: Click Here for Info
 
Mill River Park: Afro Flow Yoga on the grand steps. (weekly event) Free to join in the fun! 7pm. Click Here for Info
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Thursday August 16th:
Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market every Thursday thru October 12pm-6pm. http://fairgatefarm.com/events-calendar/
Women’s Business Development Council: Optiminzing Instagram for Your Small Business. Free class with Linda Kavanagh founder of MaxEX Public Relations, 5:30-7:30pm. Info and registration: Click Here for Info
Bartlett Arboretum: Yappy Hour at the “Barklett” Enjoy brews and bites with your four legged friends. ($10 donation welcome). See site for all the details: Click Here for Info
Avon Theater & Film Center: Cult Classics Presents OFFICE SPACE! 8:30pm (leave your red stapler at home) Click Here for Info
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Metropolitan Dance Center: Newcomer Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot class! $15 begins at 8pm. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Commons Park: Crossfit w/Carozza Fitness every Thursday thru Aug. 30th from 7-8pm. FREE! Click Here for Info
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Friday August 17th:
Harbor Point: Latin Dancing Commons Park at 5pm. FREE weekly event w/Vuk! Beginners to advanced, all welcome. Click Here for Info
Stamford Museum and Nature Center: Astronomy Nights: Introduction to Star Gazing. Begins at 7:30pm, presentation by Tony Faddoul going on rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting and you can call ahead for weather updates: 203-977-6537. http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/
Stamford Town Center: Music on the Plaza series presents Anthony Fuscaldo playing LIVE from 6-8pm! https://www.shopstamfordtowncenter.com/events/directory
Mill River Park: Movies in the Park Night presents Wonder Woman! Hosted by MC J Hype and music by our friend Dancin’ Mark, event begins at 6pm, is both free and family friendly! Click Here for Info
Metropolitan Dance Center: Learn to dance the Peabody! Beginner/Intermediate class only $15 per person, starts at 8pm. Click Here for Info
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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: http://stamfordhistory.org/the-hoyt-barnum-house/visit-a-stamford-home-built-in-1699/
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I hope this gives you some different ideas of how to enjoy our fair city. Right now, the plan is to do a list like this every week…continuing to mix it up a bit with finds for all ages from kids to adults and in between.
I post these lists every week, breaking them up into two posts:  Monday thru Friday and Saturday/Sunday. So make sure to sign up for our email list to get our posts as soon as we hit the magic “publish” button!
It takes a lot of time to put this together. If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.
I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!
#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo
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Stamford Weekend Happenings 8/11-12th

As promised we are here to give you some ideas of where to head out this weekend. Now, unfortunately there is a lot of rain in the forecast…so be sure to call ahead to your destination to make sure your event is still on. There’s something here for kids of ALL ages!
Here we go…

Saturday August 11th.:

Lorca: Saturday Morning Muffin Run 9am. 3, 4 And 5 mile options…free to join in. Click Here for Info

Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market 9am-12noon. Click Here for Info

Mill River Park–Two events: 

Bootcamp with Kelvin Smith at 8:30am.

Zumba w/ Christina Rabasca & Tristan Mongollon at 11:30am. Click Here for Info

PetSmart Stamford: Rescue Dog Adoption Event 9am-4pm. Go and find a new furry family member! #rescueisthebestbreed Click Here for Info

Latham Park—Stamford Downtown Farmers Market: Bedford Street from 9am-3pm. Click Here for Info

Stamford Museum & Nature Center: WILD! Feeding Drop-in Program. Kids 5 and up can go and learn how/what the Center feeds their exhibit animals and can even help make some of the goodies to be fed to them.  Click Here for Info

Stamford Toys: LOL Surprise Trading event 1-3pm! Click Here for Info

LaRocca’s Country Wine And Spirits: Gin and Tonic tasting from 2-4pm! Click Here for Info

Ferguson Library: Entrepreneur-in-Residence hours from 3-5pm (weekly). Looking for help to grow your business? This is a great program that can help you through the beginning stages from idea to legal matters and even bookkeeping. (also runs on Mondays from 10am-12pm.) Click Here for Info

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Sunday August 12th:

Mill River ParkThree events:

Sunrise Yoga w/Aimee & Tim Elsner at 8:30am.

Carousel Storytime goes on rain or shine at 10am and it’s free! Carousel Pavillion area.

Hula Hoop Fitness & Flow w/Sarah Murphy adult class) Free on the Grand Steps at 10:30am. Click Here for Info on All 3 Above Events

Harbor Point–Two events:

Sunday Farmers Market from 9am-2pm in Commons Park. Info on this and other events: Click Here for Info

Commons Park: Chelsea Piers Obstacle Course for kids 6 and up! 11:30am-12:30pm (weekly thru end of August) Click Here for Info


Stamford Museum & Nature CenterThree events:

Sunday Farmers Market 10am-2pm: Click Here for Info

Summer Stars Planetarium Show begins at 2pm! Weekly Sunday event. Click Here for Info

Celebrate National S’mores Day: From 12:30-2pm not only can you munch on a few but you’ll aslo get to learn a little science behind the s’more!! Kid friendly event. Click Here for Info

Half Full Brewery: Volunteer-Drink Beer! Volunteer event and fundraiser (monthly event). Once a month, Half Full Brewery welcomes you to gather and volunteer as a group at a local community organization. Then you’ll head back to the brewery to help raise funds  with $1 from every beer sold going to their charity of the month pick. Click Here for Info

Stamford Toys: Pokémon Trading & Learning Event 1-3pm every Sunday! Trade cards, learn the game and win the raffle! Ages 5-up. Click Here for Info

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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: Click Here for Info

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I hope this gives you some different ideas of how to enjoy our fair city. Right now, the plan is to do a list like this every week…continuing to mix it up a bit with finds for all ages from kids to adults and in between.

If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.

I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

Stamford Happenings: August 6-10th!

A new week is upon us and we are here to give you our latest finds of some different events happening around the city. Stamford is more than bars and restaurants (believe it or not) and we wanted to start sharing events that will give you some new ideas of what’s going on and maybe get you out there and exploring a little.
This is by no means is this a complete list of everything going on around town. Call it a “sampling of fun stuff.” Who knows, you may discover something new!
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the time involved in doing these lists, I’m going to start breaking the weekly lists into two posts: Monday thru Friday and then Saturday and Sunday.
Let’s get to it…here’s what we’ve found for you and remember, weather can change some of these listings. Oh and many are FREE!

Monday August 6th:

Stamford Marriott: LinkedIn Local networking event and Domus fundraiser! Speaker Paul Lewis will talk about Social Selling and Employee Advocacy. Take the LinkedIn experience offline and have some fun too. Click Here for Info
Roasted Sandwich Co.: Monday Night Fun Run with 6:30:pm start time. (Weekly event) 3, 4 and 5 mile options. Click Here for Info
Belltown Park–Wellness in the Park Festival: Family friendly event where you can learn about essential oils, get a free chair massage, grab a snack at the healthy snack station and the kids can play on the playground! 4-6pm.  Click Here for Info
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Tuesday August 7th:

Stamford Town Center (grand court): Hosted by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, kids ages 2-10 can go and learn all about Nocturnal Animals! This hour long program is FREE, runs from 9-10am and will feature some live creatures of the night.  Click Here for Info
Ferguson Library Weed/Hollander Branch: Sprinkler Shindig for the little guys 2 and under. Bring swimsuits and towels and get ready for a water themed story and sprinkler fun! Click Here for Info
Harbor Point: Zumba with Chelsea Piers on the Boardwalk. Join Christina Rabasco for this FREE weekly event at 7pm every Tuesday night. Click Here for Info
Mill River Park: BollyFit w/Jayshree Srikanthr (FREE weekly event) at 7pm! Click Here for Info
 
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Wednesday August 8th:

 
Stamford Toys: FREE Make & Take Playdate Kid friendly event 4-6pm! Click Here for Info

Lock City Brewery: Business at the Brewery w/BNI Alive. Business networking event, beer tasting–bring business cards and help grow your business while networking with local business folks like yourself. Held every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 5:30-7:30pm. $25 per person (online) $35 at the door. Click Here for Info
Brennans by the Beach: Wednesday Night Pub Run (FREE weekly event) begins at 6:30pm. 3, 4 and 5 mile options and you can find the maps and more: Click Here for Info
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Harbor Point Dog Park: Yappy Hour at 6:30pm! Bring your four legged family member to this FREE event sponsored by Bull’s Head Pet Hospital.  Click Here for Info
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Mill River Park: Afro Flow Yoga on the grand steps. (weekly event) Free to join in the fun! 7pm.  Click Here for Info
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Thursday August 9th:

Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market every Thursday thru October 12pm-6pm. Click Here for Info
Avon Theater & Film Center: Summer Screenings presents GREASE Sing-a-Long! Costume contest and pre-film reception presented by Lucky’s Burger & Malt Shop at 6:30pm!! Film shows at 7:30pm. For info: Click Here for Info
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Metropolitan Dance Center: Beginner/Intermediate Argentine Tango Class! $15 begins at 8pm. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Commons Park: Crossfit w/Carozza Fitness every Thursday thru Aug. 30th from 7-8pm. FREE!  Click Here for Info
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Friday August 10th:

Harbor Point: Latin Dancing Commons Park at 5pm. FREE weekly event w/Vuk! Beginners to advanced, all welcome.  Click Here for Info
Stamford Museum and Nature Center: Astronomy Nights: Introduction to Star Gazing. Begins at 7:30pm, presentation by Tony Faddoul going on rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting and you can call ahead for weather updates: 203-977-6537. Click Here for Info
Stamford Town Center: Music on the Plaza series presents Canyon playing LIVE from 6-8pm! Click Here for Info
Metropolitan Dance Center: Learn to dance the Peabody! Beginner/Intermediate class only $15 per person, starts at 8pm. Click Here for Info
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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: Click Here for Info
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I hope this gives you some different ideas of how to enjoy our fair city.  We tried to mix it up a bit with finds for all ages from kids to adults and in between.
Now having said that I’ll be honest…the list doesn’t write itself. It takes a lot of time to put this together. If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.
I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!
#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

Stamford Happenings: August 1st thru 5th!

A new month is upon us Stamford and we wanted to start doing weekly posts of some different events happening around the city that are different from our nightly happenings lists. Stamford is more than bars and restaurants (believe it or not) and we thought we’d put together a list of some dates that might get you out and about this month.

This is by no means is this a complete list of everything going, but wanted to give you some ideas on where to go. Call it a “sampling of fun stuff.” Who knows, you may discover something new!

Take note weather conditions can affect some of these and  hey, many listed here are FREE! Here’s what I found for you:

Wednesday August 1st:

Murphy’s Townhouse: Wednesday Night Pub Run with 6:30pm start time. (Weekly event) 3, 4 and 5 mile options. Click Here for Info

Stamford Downtown: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue closes out the Wednesday Night Live series downtown! Click Here for Info

Harbor Point: Free Movies in the Park presents Wonder Woman. Start time 8:30pm. Click Here for Info
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Thursday August 2nd:

Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market every Thursday thru October 12pm-6pm. Click Here for Info

The Beer Garden: Food Drive begins at 6pm. Because the holidays aren’t the only time to donate. 🙂 Click Here for Info

All American Athletes & Personal Training:  Free boot camp class from 6:30-7:30pm! Click Here for Info

Metropolitan Dance Center: Beginner/Intermediate Argentine Tango Class! $15 begins at 8pm. Click Here for Info

LaRocca’s Country Wine and Spirits: National IPA Tasting Day! Free event from 5-7pm. Click Here for Info
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Friday August 3rd:

My Gym: Kids play…Ice cream and Open Gym time with Mr. Colin! Click Here for Info

Stamford Museum and Nature Center: Astronomy Nights: Introduction to Star Gazing. Begins at 7:30pm, presentation by Tony Faddoul going on rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting and you can call ahead for weather updates: 203-977-6537.Click Here for Info

Stamford Town Center: Music on the Plaza series presents Canyon playing LIVE from 6-8pm! Click Here for Info
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Saturday August 4th:

Cove Island Sanctuary: Butterfly Walk fro 10am-12pm. Make sure to bring your cameras as you never know what you will see at one of my favorite places in Stamford. Click Here for Info

Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market 9am-12noon. Click Here for Info

Mill River Park: Two events—First at 8:30am it’s Bootcamp with Kelvin Smith and then at 11am it’s Zumba w/ Christina Rabasca & Tristan Mongollon. Click Here for Info

Latham ParkTwo events:

Chess Day! Free play and open to all ages. Learn, play and talk with the masters. Click Here for Info

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market: Bedford Street from 9am-3pm. Click Here for Info

LaRocca’s Country Wine And Spirits: Complimentary Wine and Cheese tasting from 3-6pm! Click Here for Info
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Sunday August 5th:

Mill River ParkThree events:

Sunrise Yoga w/Aimee & Tim Elsner at 8:30am.

Carousel Storytime goes on rain or shine at 10am and it’s free! Carousel Pavillion area.

Hula Hoop Fitness & Flow w/Sarah Murphy adult class) Free on the Grand Steps at 10:30am. Click Here for Info on All 3 Above Events

Harbor Point: Sunday Farmers Market from 9am-2pm in Commons Park. Info on this and other events: Click Here for Info

West Beach: CLEANUP Sunday at 12pm. Meet at the beach house (lifeguards area) and if you don’t have a beach pass, you can park across from the entrance. Click Here for Info

Stamford Museum & Nature CenterTwo events:

Sunday Farmers Market 10am-2pm: Click Here for Info

Summer Stars Planetarium Show begins at 2pm! Weekly Sunday event. Click Here for Info

Stamford Toys: Pokémon Trading & Learning Event 1-3pm every Sunday! Trade cards, learn the game and win the raffle! Ages 5-up. Click Here for Info

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens:  Herb Garden Tour at 4pm (weather permitting). 60 minute tour of the herb garden discussing specific herbs, their many uses from medicinal to culinary…native bees and beneficial insects…maintenance and design of the garden itself with Linda N Albanese and Master Gardners.  Click Here for Info

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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: Click Here for Info

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I hope this gives you some different ideas of how to enjoy our fair city. Right now, the plan is to do a list like this every week…continuing to mix it up a bit with finds for all ages from kids to adults and in between.

Now having said that I’ll be honest…the list doesn’t write itself. It takes a lot of time to put this together. If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.

I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo