The Live Green Connecticut! Festival is Coming Soon

This is the event that brings together the best healthy living solutions in a family-fun festival.

The Live Green Connecticut! festival is the largest healthy living event all year in the Stamford area, so make your plans to enjoy this weekend of family-fun activities, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20 at Taylor Farm Park.  

Live Green ConnecticutLGCT also brings in a ton of fun for your dog, with a dog parade on both days. You and your faithful companion may even win a prize, but do make sure to bring a leash for attending the event with your dog. There will be vendors that have the latest in healthy pet food choices, so your beloved pets can enjoy a healthier lifestyle too.

You'll find an intriguing group of over 200 sustainable green products exhibits, which includes a special statewide children’s art exhibit. It consists of over 200 drawings from children on the theme of “My Favorite Tree.” There will be plenty more for children to explore and play with. The Kids’ Zone area will be packed with fun ways to learn about sustainable living.

This is the 6th annual production, and this festival has something to delight everyone, such as great music, fantastic foods, cool cars and plenty of shopping opportunities. You will even be able to dispose of mattresses in an environmentally friendly area this year.

The Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center welcomes all the visitors to this great event. We would like to extend an invitation to start your day by dining at our restaurant, Senses. Join us after a fun day at the festival to unwind, and enjoy a casual meal.

We also provide luxurious accommodations and a great location from which to explore all the fun attractions and events in the Stamford area. September, with the changing leaves, can be one of the most beautiful times of the whole year to visit.


Arts and Crafts on Bedford Is Coming Soon

Come out and enjoy autumn's craftiest block party.

Fall is the season for craft show lovers. As the leaves begin to change, crafters look for places to sell their wares. Enjoy the change in the seasons and be sure to join us for the Arts and Crafts on Bedford outdoor craft show September 19 and 20. The street will be blocked off for an entire weekend of good food, arts, crafts and family fun.

Arts and Crafts on BedfordThe annual Arts and Crafts on Bedford event is a great way to reconnect with family and friends while enjoying the creativity of the region's best crafters and artisans. Enjoy the start of a New England autumn as you take a leisurely stroll down Bedford Street admiring the festivities.

This outdoor craft show in downtown Stamford has plenty of family-friendly activities planned for the weekend. Your kids will have a blast at the exhibits and learning stations sponsored by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Plus, there will be plenty of hands-on activities presented by the Bartlett Arboretum as well as a petting zoo full of farm animals.

Craft shows are a great place to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. This year, the Stamford downtown outdoor craft show will feature over 100 vendors offering their creative wares for you to purchase. While you browse the vendors, take some time to enjoy some of the city's best sidewalk cafes and local musicians.

Because it is less than a 10-minute drive from Downtown Stamford, Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center would be the perfect place to stay while you take in all that the Arts and Crafts on Bedford street fair has to offer. Stay the weekend with us and be refreshed and ready for your Monday, whatever it may bring.


Attend the Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival Presented by Serendipity

Eat great food, help charity and see live musical performances.

If you're in the mood to take an early autumn getaway to a scenic New England spot, you should make it a point to attend the fifth annual Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival presented by Serendipity. This will be an exciting event for foodies and anyone who wants to experience some of the region's very best cuisine and wine. You can also have the satisfaction of supporting a worthy cause, as the festival will benefit Paul Newman's The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which provides a free camp experience for children with serious illnesses and their families.

Greenwich WINE & FOOD Festival presented by SerendipityThe Greenwich WINE & FOOD Festival to benefit Paul Newmans The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp will be hosted from September 24-26, 2015 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The following are just a few of the highlights on the schedule:

September 24 -Wine Under the Stars, a five-course dinner accompanied by award-winning wines.
September 25 – Most Innovative Chefs Gala, where Serendipity's 2015 Most Innovative Chefs prepare some of their signature dishes for guests.
September 26 – Grand Tasting Tent with more than 150 vendors; Burger Battle, hosted by Adam Richman of Food Fighters; the VIP Big Easy Dinner, featuring signature New Orleans style cooking; Live performance on the Main Stage by Grammy and CMA award-winner Little Big Town.

If you want to attend the many food and wine tastings, interact with celebrity chefs and enjoy live musical performances at Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, you can purchase tickets for the entire weekend or for individual events.

A comfortable and convenient place to stay if you attending the festival is the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, which provides a variety of luxurious guest rooms and suites. You will also be conveniently located in downtown Stamford, close to the Metro North commuter train to New York City and only five miles from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, where Serendipity Magazine's 5th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held.


Labor Day Getaway to Stamford

For a delightfully nautical holiday weekend, find out what to do and where to say in Stamford CT this Labor Day.

Labor Day embodies fun and relaxation, and this year is no exception. For a worry-free holiday weekend, plan ahead and start designing the perfect Labor Day getaway to Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center!

Labor Day Getaway to Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterWhen was the last time you spent your Labor Day weekend in a paradise of nautical notions, breathing in the sea air without the nuisance of large crowds and tourist traps? Downtown Stamford is a vibrant area that glows with nightlife and culture, from traditional Irish pubs and sleek modern restaurants to impromptu concerts and student art galleries.

The jewel of the city, Cove Island Park, is a natural haven perfect for outdoor fun and is one of the many things to do in Stamford CT. Visit the historic Norwalk Island Lighthouse at Sheffield Island in the neighboring villa of Norwalk. Your memories of the Sheffield Island Lighthouse and its mysterious allure are sure to linger long after the vacation ends.

Spend the last days of summer exploring the Stamford, Norwalk and Sheffield Island region, discovering the best-kept secrets of the area among the renowned restaurants and inviting lounges. Stamford's time-honored Connecticut charm will make this holiday one for the record books.

For details and to explore much more that Stamford has to offer, take a look at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center's all-access guide.

The dedicated staff members at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center are here to help plan your stay while you’re in Stamford. We have a variety of vacation packages and special rates available.

To learn more about Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and for additional travel ideas and promotions, visit our website.


Say “I Do” With Us

Wedding venues near NYC make that special day even better for excited couples!

When choosing where to get married in Stamford CT, many couples have their weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We don't just have one basic ballroom, but multiple spaces just waiting to be decorated and enjoyed in an elegant fashion. Each couple has a unique concept for their special day, so allow our professionals to guide you toward a wedding package that works for both families. We can accommodate a small, casual affair or formal affair with over 100 guests.

Weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterCustom-create your wedding day with various features including special room pricing for all your guests and the wedding party. We are one of the Connecticut weddings venues that offer both an indoor and outdoor setting. Our garden is delightful nearly any time of year because of our tented configuration. We'll drape the area in gorgeous decor down to the elegant chairs surrounding each table.

If your wedding celebration will include alcohol, be sure to peruse our open-bar packages. You can treat your guests to as little or as much party atmosphere as you like with a bar tended by our professional staff. We'll even top off your event with a luscious catering experience accenting cuisines you select personally.

At the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, you have the power to design the wedding of your dreams. Explore the event rooms and oversee any last minute decorating. Our staff is pleased to work directly with the wedding party to create the perfect event. When you're tired from all the planning and excitement, relax in your comfortable room, grab a bite at our restaurant or soak in our whirlpool. Visit our website for more information on our hotel and wedding packages.


Take a Trip Through History with the Bruce Museum

Madagascar and the Deadly Sins come to Stamford and the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum has been a one of the top museums in Stamford CT since it opened more than 100 years ago. Visitors to this popular attraction can revel in more 15,000 pieces of fine art, historical artifacts and scientific discoveries. While it can be fun to bring the whole family, this is one of the things to do in Stamford CT geared more towards adults. Spend a day out of the sun enjoying art, science and natural history with friends.

Bruce MuseumOn display from April 11 through November 8, 2015, the Madagascar Ghosts of the Past exhibit at the Bruce Museum brings you closer to the 88 million years of history locked onto Madagascar. Visitors will learn about three distinct periods of Madagascar history. The journey begins with the giant dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. Next on the Malagasy history tour, learn about a variety of extinct animals including the elephant bird, which laid eggs equivalent to the volume of 150 chicken eggs. Finally, the journey through time returns to the present. See the affect humankind has had on this mysterious island.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride is a new installation and will display from June 27 through October 18, 2015. It features art pieces, historical artifacts and video presentations. The central theme tying all of these pieces together is the pride of man as well as the inevitable fall that always follows. From May 2 through September 6, 2015, enjoy 7-foot tall oil studies at the Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann exhibit. Visit the Bruce Museum website to find more information about their current exhibits.

After a day at Bruce Museum, our Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is happy to invite visitors over for a nightcap in our lounge or a bite to eat in our fine dining restaurant. Find out more about our hotel by visiting our website.


Join Us for A Grand Summer Night Dine Around

Come Hungry for the Grand Summer Night at UConn Stamford Campus on August 12, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Stamford Downtown Grand Summer Night, as the area's best restaurants gear up to bring you a night of exquisite food and drink. This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday Aug. 12.

Stamford Downtown Grand Summer NightYour evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeurves and cocktails provided by fabulous restaurants like The Capital Grill, Villa Italia and Hudson Grille. At 7:30, you and your friends will be moved on to your restaurant of choice for dinner, dessert and coffee. We recommend the Macadamia Nut Chicken from Kona Grill, the tapas from Barcelona Wine Bar and the Mahi Mahi from F.I.S.H.

Hosted by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, your ticket will include your dinner, a cocktail party and three fantastic door prizes. Your ticket doubles as a raffle ticket, and you could win a 60-inch LG LCD HD television or one of two $250 Stamford Town Center gift cards.

This event offers more than just a salute to the local area's fine dining establishments. Participants also celebrate the rich art scene in the area. The proceeds of this year's event will be used to purchase and install outdoor art in the downtown area. After dinner, why not treat yourself to a stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center? Make a night of it in one of our well-appointed guestrooms or suites and enjoy our indoor pool. Our hotel is centrally located in Downtown Stamford, not far from the festivities of the Grand Summer Night. Join us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center for a night of food, fun and friends this August!


Tour the Amazing Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Visiting Museums is among the top things to do in Stamford CT.

The kids are off for the summer, and now that the “no school” honeymoon is over, they are clamoring for something to do. “I’m bored,” is the mantra of all school-aged children two weeks after school lets out. So, why not take a short break from your work to plan a family mini vacation? You can schedule a weekend of museum visits, with a special emphasis on the natural history collections of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Museums in Stamford CT feature history, art, nature and science displays that will fascinate and entertain. Plus, the memories you create while exploring the rich heritage of the Constitution State are sure to last a lifetime.

Stamford Museum & Nature CenterIn addition to the natural history collections, there are many family-oriented activities at the museum. You and your family can choose to celebrate International Mud Day, and learn all there is to know about soil and the ecological conditions required to create healthy earth. You can even stomp through the mud together and splash around in this amazing interactive exhibit.

You might decide to see what a day in the life of a Connecticut farmer is like. You can learn how to milk a cow, groom a horse and care for baby animals.

If weather permits, you and your family can choose to explore the night sky together at the museum’s observatory. While there, you will learn about the stars and trace out constellations as you view the heavens through a 22-inch research telescope.

To make your exciting weekend complete, we invite you to stay at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We are located only 5 miles from the Stamford Museum and within 10 miles of several other museums in CT, making us central to an unforgettable museum getaway weekend.


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.