09/23/2014

It’s About to get a Little Spooky in Connecticut!

Halloween Fun

Looking for some Halloween fun this October while staying at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center? Check out some of the area's Halloween attractions listed below, ranging from haunted attractions and hayrides to graveyard tours and family Halloween events.
 
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Select dates October 3rd – 25th from 7 PM – 10 PM
Come for a spooktacular time!
One and a half miles hayride in the dark with creatures of the night waiting for you!
 
Beardsley Zoo Howl-O-Ween
October 17th, 24th & 25th from 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Enjoy an evening of Halloween Fun at the Beardsley Zoo featuring a Greek Mythology Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include free face painting and candy. 
 
Mill Hill Historic Park:  A Haunting at Mill Hill
October 24th &  25th  Tours: 6 PM, 7:30 PM & 9 PM
Take a lantern lit tour through the historic Mill Hill graveyard and hear stories about Anna Howard, the spirit that roams the Norwalk River.  Don’t forget your flash light!
 
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October 25th from 6 PM - 8:30 PM            
Dress up in your favorite costume and join in this family fun Halloween event and enjoy a costume party and parade.
 
Legends & Hauntings at Fairfield Museum and History Center
October 27th from  6pm - 8pm
Take part in a frightening Fairfield tradition during this bone chilling tour that explores haunting legends and folklore. 
 
All of us at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center wish you a happy and safe Halloween.  We're located just minutes away from these attractions and offers a cozy place to rest and unwind after an evening out and about Stamford.  Visit our website today to book your next Stamford fall weekend getaway.

09/16/2014

Curtain Call’s Boo-Tiful Night Costume and Cocktail Gala

Costume and Cocktail Gala

On Thursday, October 30th from 7 PM – 9 PM, the Curtain Call will host its first annual Boo-Tiful Night Costume and Cocktails Gala.  Guests are invited to don their best Halloween costumes and enjoy an evening of cocktails while participating in several silent auctions.  Some of the amazing featured items include:  Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go” sheet music and CD signed by composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and multi-Tony Award-winning musical “The Light in the Piazza” score and CD signed by composer Adam Guettel.   
 
Curtain Call is Stamford's longest-running nonprofit producing theatre company. Guest can enjoy year-round performances in The Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre conveniently located at Sterling Farms in Stamford.  For ticket sale information, please visit the Curtain Call website.

 
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Curtain Call’s Boo-Tiful Night Costume and Cocktail Gala
Royal Green at Sterling Farms
October 30, 2014 from 7 PM – 9 PM
 

All of us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center wish all the attendees a wonderful evening at the Curtain Call’s Boo-Tiful Night Costume and Cocktail Gala.  After a night of cocktails, Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is a short drive from Royal Green at Sterling Farms and offers luxury accommodations that are perfect to help you unwind.  Choose from one of our deluxe special packages we offer.  Visit our website to book your getaway today.

09/09/2014

Family fun Activities at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

If you are looking for things to do with the family while visiting Stamford this October, check out these fun fall activities at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center:

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Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

Scarecrow Making
Sunday, October 5th & 12th from 2PM - 4 PM
Families will create a life-size scarecrow that will be exhibited and entered in a scarecrow contest at Harvest Festival on October 18th and 19th.  After the festival, you will be able to pick up your scarecrow in time to decorate your home for Halloween.  Basic materials are provided by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center; however, families are encouraged to bring clothing and accessories to help make their scarecrow unique.  *One scarecrow per family.   Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-served.
 
Oktober Fest on the Meadow
Friday, October 17th from 7 PM to 10 PM – Adults Only
Enjoy a beautiful night out and celebrate the fall season with great Oktoberfest beers on tap, food, a S'mores Bar and live entertainment. 
 
Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm
Sunday, October 26th from 1 PM - 3 PM
Calling all goblins and ghouls.  Come head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends.  Make your first stop at the otter pond to collect a bag and get your first Clue.  Follow the clues to find the five "trick or treat" stations.  Stop by Overbrook for "Ick-Fest" to get slimy with our slime table, visit live reptiles and bugs, and create crafts around some of our favorite Halloween critters. Don't forget your treat bag!

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is just minutes away from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, making it easy to enjoy these family fun activities.  Make it a weekend getaway and enjoy shopping and dining in Stamford surrounded by the amazing views of the stunning fall foliage.  Visit our website to book you stay today.

09/02/2014

Get Ready to tee off for the Lyme Research Alliance Annual Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

On Thursday, October 9th the Lyme Research Alliance will host its Annual Golf Tournament.  Help raise funds and Lyme disease awareness at one of the area’s finest golf courses, The Stanwich Club.  Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of golf, plus lunch, amazing raffle and auction packages completed with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony.
 
The Lyme Research Alliance is commitment to the prevention, education, treatment and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  For event or ticket sale information, please visit the Lyme Research Alliance website.
 
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, CT          
 
Event Agenda
Registration, Practice & Lunch on the Terrace – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Shotgun Start - 12:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Awards - 5:00 p.m. 
 
The Stanwich Club in Greenwich is 20 minutes away from the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and is one of the most difficult courses in the New York metropolitan area, on a par with U.S. Open sites Winged Foot West and Bethpage Black, and features a 18-hole private course along with a swimming pool, paddle and tennis courts, and both casual and fine dining. 
 
All of us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center hope you enjoy the Lyme Research Alliance Annual Golf Tournament!  If you need overnight accommodations the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect choice to relax and unwind after a day on the green.  Take advantage of our luxury accommodations, Hilton Fitness by Precor® center, indoor heated pool and delectable dining options.  Visit our website to book your next stay.

08/26/2014

Enjoy a day of Family fun at the Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Dozens of artisans will take over and set-up shop in downtown Stamford’s popular Bedford Street Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st.  This popular arts and crafts event will feature more than 100 juried artisans from throughout the Northeast, who will display and sell their creations.  Shop and explore beautiful handcrafted works of ceramics and metal sculptures, fine art, original oil paintings and watercolors, photography, natural and organic body products, candles, fiber arts, wearable art, quilts and home decor.  Shoppers can enjoy live entertainment and an imagination station area for kids including arts & crafts, face painting and petting zoo. 
 
For more event information  please visit the Arts & Crafts on Bedford website. 
 

Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Arts & Crafts on Bedford
Bedford Street, Downtown Stamford
Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21st from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Looking for the perfect place to stay while attending the Arts & Crafts on Bedford?  The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center offers 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.

08/19/2014

Be Prepared to be Wined and Dined at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival

Greenwich Wine & Food Festival

Raise a glass to the fourth annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival presented by Serendipity.  The Greenwich Wine & Food Festival returns Thursday, September 25th through Saturday, September 27th and is bigger and better than ever.  Wineries and food artisans from all over will present their goods while everyone from oeneophiles and gourmands will enjoy wine tasting and food sampling as well as tasting and pairing classes and demonstrations by well-known chefs. 
 
Don’t miss the highly anticipated 2nd annual Burger Battle judged by a panel of celebrity chefs. Cheer on your favorite local restaurants while they cook and serve up their best burger.
 
The 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival supports Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp that is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping serious illnesses.  All proceeds from the festival’s Kick-Off Party, live and silent auctions and direct donations benefit this worthy cause.
 
For ticket sale and event information, please visit the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival website.
 

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Fourth Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival presented by Serendipity
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, Connecticut
September 25 – 27, 2014

All of us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center hope you enjoy the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival!  If you need overnight accommodations, the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is a great choice.  Visit our website to book your stay.
 
image source -Greenwich Wine & Food Festival website

08/12/2014

Looking to Lead a More Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle?

Living Green
The Live Green Connecticut Festival is back and will take place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th at the Taylor Farm Park.  This unique environmentally-focused event will feature over 200 exhibitors showcasing a full spectrum of sustainable green products, services and ideas from cutting edge renewable technologies to everyday solutions that can be implemented in the home and reduce one’s impact on natural resources.   During this free two day event, attendees will enjoy a variety of delicious food, great music, shopping, and tips on saving money and energy.
 
For more event information or how you can reduce your carbon footprint, please visit the Live Green Connecticut website.

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Live Green Connecticut Festival
Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk, CT
September 13th, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
September 14th, 2014
11:00am – 4:00pm
 

The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is only minutes away from the Live Green Connecticut Festival and has a variety of amenities the entire family can enjoy.  Come unwind in one of our luxurious accommodations or enjoy a delectable meal at our Senses restaurant.  Visit our website to book your stay.

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08/05/2014

The Ultimate Health Wellness & Sports Expo

Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014

The third annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 will take place Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st, from 9 am to 4 pm at Chelsea Piers.  This free expo will offer complimentary health screenings with over 80 exhibitors showcasing their services and products.  Come meet Sean Hyson, Men's Fitness Editor and Author of "101 Best Workouts of All Time," Saturday, September 20th from Noon - 4pm.
 
Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo will feature a 5K Run Walk for Health & Hunger and a 1-mile walk for families and children, starting and finishing at Chelsea Piers, on Saturday morning at 8:15 am.  Five dollars from each Run Walk entry fee will be donated to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
 
For more information, please visit the Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo website.
 
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Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo
Chelsea Piers 1 Blachley Road, Stamford. CT
Sat, Sept. 20th to Sun, Sept. 21st
9am to 4pm

The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is just minutes from Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo and offers guests of our hotel complimentary shuttle service to and from Chelsea Piers in Stamford.  Our hotel also offers spacious guest rooms, great amenities and delicious American-style cuisine at our on-site restaurant, Senses.  Visit our website to book you stay today.

image source - Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo website

07/29/2014

2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival

Oyster Festival

From Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, the Annual Oyster Festival is back in Norwalk.  This 3-day event promises to be the ultimate end-of-summer experience for oysters lovers along with live music, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show, Nerveless Nocks Thrill show, children's activities & amusements, and 100 art & craft vendors. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted to be brought onto the field however families with young children may bring diaper bags.
 
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Friday, September 5th - Scott Stapp of Creed
Saturday, September 6th - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Sunday, September 7th - US Army Band
 
2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival
Veteran's Park
Friday, September 5th from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 6th from 11:00 AM –11:00 PM
Sunday, September 7th from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 
Do not miss one of Connecticut’s most popular end-of-summer event!  For admission price and event information please visit the Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival website. 

All of us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center hope that all the attendees enjoy the Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival!  The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is only 15 minutes from the Norwalk Oyster Festival and offers a variety of amenities the entire family can enjoy.  Visit our website and book your weekend getaway in Stamford.

image source - Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival website

07/22/2014

FREE Movies in the Park at the Mill River Collaboration

Free Movie Screenings in Stamford

In partnership with the Avon Theatre Film Center, the Mill River Collaboration will host this summer’s Movies in the Park.  Come view cult classics like The Princess Bride and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  The Movies in the Park starts at 6:30 PM with live music and tasty food trucks followed by the outdoor movie screening around sunset.  For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair.

For more information, please visit the Mill River Collaboration website.  The Mill River Collaboration is a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain a world-class park in Downtown Stamford. 

ENTERTAINMENT_MOVIE_Movie-film-reel-comedytragedy-masksMovies Schedule:
7/25 The Avengers
8/1 Ghostbusters
8/8 1984’s The Karate Kid
8/15 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
8/22 Big
8/29 The Princess Bride

 

After a night of viewing movies under the stars, the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect place to help you unwind and relax.  Located just minutes away from the Mill River Collaboration, we offer deluxe overnight accommodations and a variety of amenities the entire family can enjoy.  Visit our website to book your stay.

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