Experience Outdoor Movies in Mill River Park

Outdoor entertainment equals summer fun for the whole family at Mill River Park.

Summer nights are surely meant to be spent outside. Outdoor movies sponsored by Avon Theatre Film Center are a perfect way to spend quality time with the family, snuggle with your sweetheart or even unwind after a long day of meetings.

Beginning in July, a whole slew of cinema favorites are being offered as outdoor movies at Mill River Park. You can enjoy a night at the movies without dealing with the hassle of long lines or high ticket prices. Head down to the park and just sit back and enjoy the film. The balmy breezes and starry skies of summer are here to be taken advantage of. Why not take in a great film in the great outdoors? This year's theme for the movies shown in Mill River Park is "Parks and Recreation," and all the movie events selected take place in a park and feature other outdoor activities.

Movies in Mill River Park

Upcoming outdoor movies include:
Jurassic Park - July 3
Kicking and Screaming - July 10
Heavyweights - July 17
Alloy Orchestra: The Black Pirate - July 24
The Great Outdoors - July 31
Bad News Bears - August 7
Peoples' Choice - August 14

Friday movie nights will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the Grand Steps and will include pre-show entertainment. The featured film will begin as soon as the sun sets.

If you're looking for a fun Friday activity, there's no better way to enhance your stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center than to unwind with a favorite film under the stars. Mill River Park is just minutes away and also offers a playground for the kids as well as a serene setting for all to enjoy. 


Celebrate 4th of July with New York City Fireworks

4th of July in NYC is even better when you have a stellar hotel package to immerse your family in luxury.

Every year, New York City fireworks take over the night sky. You may have seen them on television because they're some of the most well-planned and impressive displays you can see. There's even a musical score that accompanies the festivities. For those not living in the Manhattan area, perhaps it's time to book your vacation so you and your entire family can see this unforgettable event.

4th of July in NYCWhen booking your stay, take a look at our Getaway to Manhattan package for a convenient way to enjoy the event. You can expect free hotel parking as you arrive from home, but you can let the hotel do the rest of the driving for you. A complimentary shuttle can take you to the train station for an instant ride into NYC; train tickets are included in this package. You can take along two children and two adults for the July 4th celebrations in NYC. You'll be amazed at how spectacular the fireworks are up-close as compared to on TV.

When you choose a getaway package at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Macy's fireworks in NYC are easy to get to while you can enjoy premium amenities. The kids might be tired from your initial travel, but take advantage of your train tickets and enter the city early. Fireworks can't be set off until nighttime, so visit local attractions to fill the time. There's nothing like an NYC experience to tantalize the mind and taste buds. After your 4th of July experience, bask in the comforts of our hotel to come down from all the excitement. You can hop in the pool or enjoy our restaurant. It's your vacation getaway.


Fun Times at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Ease into summer 2015 with hotel packages in Norwalk to please the entire family.

Whether you're a kid or an adult, everyone enjoys seeing wild animals and their escapades. During summer of 2015, take advantage of our AAA discount hotel package while visiting the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Being a AAA member has never been more valuable. You'll be eligible for amazing accommodations while immersing yourself with exotic wild animals and underwater creatures. Grab your loved ones and head out to Connecticut!

Visiting the Stamford and Norwalk areas of Connecticut are wonderful ways to connect with your family. The Aquarium is open all summer long with various exhibits waiting for every guest. A favorite of many visitors and locals alike is the butterfly exhibit in Norwalk. These insects aren't pinned to a wall for inspection, but actually flutter around you in an enclosed exhibit. If you're lucky, they'll land on your arm for a closer inspection. With exotic species metamorphosing each day, you could visit multiple times and see different butterflies.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Don't forget about the seals, sharks and hundreds of fish housed inside the Aquarium itself. Spend all day under the sea with friends and family to truly understand the importance of this huge ecosystem. At the end of a long day, returning to the hotel will be an enticing idea.

Use your AAA member discount to book your stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. Visit our website to see even more details about this deal. You'll receive 5 percent off your entire room charge along with free breakfast each day for four people. If that isn't enough, we even provide you with free Internet access. Your vacation is complete as you rest and rejuvenate in our hotel with ample access to social media and other Internet needs. Our hotel and Maritime Aquarium are waiting for you this summer!


Stanford Summers Get Hotter With Alive@Five and Jazz Up July

Columbus Park will be hosting a vast array of Stamford Downtown summer concerts.

When you think of musical havens, Stamford, CT, might not be the first city that comes to mind. However, locals know that the summer concerts in Columbus Park are one of the city's most surprising secrets to outsiders. This year, the performances cover 10 days spread over the months of July and August, featuring a broad selection of genres and talents.

Stamford Downtown Summer ConcertsWednesday nights feature the Jazz Up July outdoor Stamford concerts. For four weeks, locals and visitors are serenaded by international stars like Gloria Gaynor, funk legend the Commodores, Tito Puentes, Jr., and ska-swing act the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Jazz Up July has been a Stamford tradition since 2011 and has recently expanded to include acts beyond the jazz genre. Local bands open for the international headliners, adding a regional flavor to the experience.

On Thursdays, Columbus Park fills up for the Alive @ Five Stamford outdoor concerts. This series runs through July and into August with a full list of hit-makers headlining. Guster, Boyz II Men and Sister Hazel fill out the 2015 line-up of nostalgic superstars. These concerts make the perfect cap for a day seeing the sights in Stamford. You can find full details for the line-up and sponsors at the Alive@Five event page.

Both concert series begin in the early evening, meaning they're the perfect refresher following a day of work or to top off a tour of the town. July sees concerts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, making it the ideal excuse for a two-day vacation in the middle of the week. We hope you decide to visit us and see what makes Stamford special. Visit Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center to book your stay and enjoy these exciting concerts this summer.


Celebrate Independence Day in NYC

39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Celebrate your patriotism and take in breathtaking display of fireworks exploding into the sky at the 39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show.  This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before with two locations instead of one, Midtown and South Street Seaport, making it visible to more parts of the city.  The 25-minute show will begin at 9:20 PM July 4th and fire an astounding 40,000 pyrotechnic shells into the night sky.
Independence Day Celebration in NYCPlanning to attend the 39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show?  Then you will want to book your stay with Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center’s Getaway to Manhattan special package!  Enjoy a two night minimum stay in any of our deluxe accommodations along with a one day round trip train tickets (off-peak) for two adults and two children to NYC, complimentary shuttle service to the train station from the Hilton Stamford, breakfast each morning, and free hotel parking!
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center offers luxury accommodations and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for re-energizing after a day out and about with family and friends in New York City.  Visit our website to learn more about our fabulous packages we offer and to book your next stay.   


Celebrate the Local Flavor of Stamford at the Downtown Farmers Market

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market

Shop for gourmet delights and fresh-picked fruits and vegetables at the Downtown Stamford Farmers Market every Saturday from June 20th through October 31st, 2015.  The Farmers Market offers shoppers a wide range of products produced by area farmers and artisans to choose from including beautiful plants, fruits and vegetables, soap and body products, baked goods, meats, eggs and handmade granola to name a few.
The Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is not just an opportunity to shop for local products but is also a social event too with live music and demonstrations.  For more information, please visit the Stamford Downtown website.

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market
 Downtown Stamford Farmers Market
Bedford Street at Forest Street
Saturdays, June 20 through October 31, 2015 from 9 PM-3 PM

Visiting Stamford for the summer?  Book your stay at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our hotel amenities including an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness facility, complimentary shuttle transportation and Senses Restaurant.  Visit our website to learn about our money saving packages we offer including our "Park & Stay to Watch your Team Play", Hilton's Bed & Breakfast and Book 3 - 3rd is Free packages.  


Celebrate Unique Films From Around the Globe at the Greenwich International Film Festival

Greenwich International Film Festival

From June 4th through June 7th, the 2015 Greenwich International Film Festival will showcase and promote the highest quality films from the independent film community from across the country and around the world.  This year’s festival will feature 25 socially conscious films and documentaries, an opening night reception, a staged script reading, panels, workshops, and an award banquet.  The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to honor filmmakers, writers, actors and artists from different countries, languages and cultures who have played an influential role in the growth of independent film making. 

Screenings and events will take place at several venues including the Greenwich Bow Tie Cinemas, Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, L'Escale Restaurant, Restoration Hardware, Massey Theater at Greenwich Academy, and Miller Motorcars.  For a complete list of movies, event information and ticket sales, please visit the Greenwich International Film Festival website.

This year a percentage of funds raised at the Greenwich International Film Festival will go to support UNICEF.

  Greenwich International Film Festival
Greenwich International Film Festival
Greenwich, Connecticut
June 4-7, 2015

Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is located just minutes outside of Greenwich perfect for attending the Greenwich International Film Festival.  We offer stylish and comfortable accommodations with a variety of amenities for all of our guests to enjoy including complimentary shuttle service to downtown Stamford, on-site business center, health club and our popular on-site restaurant and lounge, Senses.  Visit our website to book your overnight stay.


Immerse Yourself in the Unique art Experience at ARTWALK 2015


Kick off summer with a weekend of family fun and artistic exploration at ARTWALK 2015.  Artists and artisans will transform the beautiful streets of Downtown Stamford into an outdoor art display and marketplace with their unique and exceptional pieces art.  This event will spotlight talented local artists, photographers and sculptors who will be presenting their artwork in a range of styles and mediums.  Enjoy the weekend strolling through Downtown Stamford searching for the perfect piece of art to bring home while treating yourself to one of Stamford’s many shops and restaurants. 
The ARTWALK 2015 in Stamford Downtown is not just an art show but is a fun summer event for the whole family with outdoor art classes and live music.  Please visit the Stamford Downtown website for a list of scheduled events and route map.

June 26 and 27, 2015
Stamford Downtown

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is conveniently located to Downtown Stamford making it easy to enjoy the ARTWALK 2015.  Relax and unwind in one of our sophisticated guestrooms and treat yourself to a mouthwatering American-Style cuisine at our Senses Restaurant.  Visit our website to book your weekend getaway in Stamford.


Dinosaurs are About to Rule Stamford

Stamford Downtown Outdoor Exhibit

April showers, bring May flowers, and do you know what that brings to Stamford? Dinosaurs, lots of dinosaurs!  Each year, the Stamford Downtown Special Services District host an outdoor exhibit as part of its Art in Public Places.    Dinosaurs Rule in Stamford Downtown is where art meets dinosaurs.  This summer's exhibit will feature 40 originally designed and painted fiberglass dinosaurs.  From whimsical to recycled materials, fluorescent to comical, adults and children will marvel at magnificent dinosaur exhibits lining the sidewalks and parks of Downtown Stamford as well as the Stamford Town Center.

Dinosaurs Rule
Dinosaurs Rule in Stamford Downtown
Stamford Downtown
June – August 2015

Make your plans to visit Stamford this summer and take advantage of some of our discount packages we offer including our Book 3 - 3rd is Free, Double Your HHonors and Advance Purchase Rates.
Book 3 - 3rd is Free - Book and stay three consecutive nights and the last night is free. Package is available select weekends and holidays. Book at our best available rate, and upon departure your room charge for the third night will be adjusted off! Offer cannot be combined with any other rate, package or special offer.  Package rate must be selected. Package subject to availability.
Double Your HHonors - Sign up for the Double Your HHonors promotion and choose to earn Double HHonors Points or Double Miles with any of our airline partners at participating hotels.
Advance Purchase Rates - Plan ahead and save up to 20% off our best available rate.
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is minutes from Stamford Downtown and offers luxurious accommodations, terrific amenities and services sure to make your stay here memorable.  Visit our website today to make your reservation.


Now is the Time to Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway to Stamford

Memorial Day in Stamford, CT

Plan your visit to Stamford, Connecticut and kickoff the start of the summer season with a relaxing getaway.  Arrive and settle into Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center's cozy accommodations and enjoy our spectacular amenities, including our indoor heated pool and complimentary shuttle service, rain or shine.

Memorial Day in Stamford

There's plenty to do this Memorial Day weekend in Stamford, Connecticut including:
Rent a powerboat or sailboat and enjoy a day cruise on the Long Island Sound. 
Explore Stamford from the skies with a glider ride or hot air balloon ride from Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.
Hike one of Connecticut’s beautiful trails, including the Norwalk River Valley Trail, that run through high and low land, and across difficult and easy terrain. 
Spend the day at Cove Island Park and enjoy recreation facilities such as a 1-mile loop trail, children's play area, a roller blade and cycling path, expansive lawn areas for kite-flying and two sandy beaches.
Head into New York for Fleet Week, May 20th through May 26th, and you'll be able to see military band concerts, aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, search and rescue demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard, and tour the ships at Pier 92 in Manhattan.
There is nothing quite like spending a summer day in Stamford to help you get away from it all.  Why not extend your enjoyment with a stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  We offers a quiet retreat perfect relaxation.  Visit our website today to book your next stay.


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