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.

07/15/2014

Taste the Best of Stamford at the Stamford Tables of Summer

Stamford Tables Of Summer

Downtown Stamford will host its popular Annual Stamford Tables of Summer from August 18th – September 1st.  There’s no better way to wrap up the final days of summer than with al fresco dining during the Stamford Tables of Summer event.  With 30 restaurants to choose from, all with tantalizing pre-selected menus, you and your family will have plenty of opportunities to tryout a new restaurant or return to one of your favorites. 
 
Don’t miss a morsel!  For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit the Stamford Tables of Summer website.  Downtown Stamford offers a broad array of restaurants, shops, arts exhibits and events for the entire family to enjoy. 

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End the perfect evening at the Stamford Tables of Summer with an overnight stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is just minutes from Downtown Stamford and has a variety of amenities the entire family can enjoy.  Visit our website to book your stay.

07/08/2014

Looking for the Hottest way to Cool Down in Stamford?

Day Cruises In Stamford

Why not a day cruise on the Long Island Sound?   Enjoy a quiet, leisurely afternoon on the water off the coast of Stamford.  Get to know the majestic birds that call the Long Island Sound their home or enjoy breath taking views of the Connecticut shoreline with a sunset cruise. 

Come sail along with some of these local cruise lines:

SPORTS_BOATING_Boat-bow-overlooking-oceanSkyline Princess Cruises features cruises from the Connecticut ports of Stamford and Norwalk.  Sail aboard a 120-foot private yacht through the Long Island Sound for up to four hours.

Connecticut Harbor Cruises offers cruises from Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford. This cruise line features three-hour sightseeing excursions through Connecticut's harbors and the Long Island Sound.

DownEast Lighthouse Cruises embarks from the Pine Island Marina in Groton and offers three daily cruises and one sunset cruise.

Excitement awaits you aboard one of these cruises.  Visit their website today to book your adventure. 

There is nothing quite like a day cruise to help you get away from it all.  Why not extend your enjoyment with a stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is the perfect haven for refined relaxation after a day on the water.  Visit our website today to book your next stay.

07/01/2014

Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct Tour is Taking Stamford by Storm!

Jeff Dunham

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will be performing at the Stamford Center for Arts on Wednesday, August 13th at 8 PM.  Jeff Dunham and his hilarious cast of characters will have your sides splitting from laughing during this jam-packed performance.  Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, José Jalapeño and Little Jeff.
 
Come see why Time Magazine named Jeff Dunham the most popular comedian in the United States.  For ticket sales visit the Stamford Center for the Arts website.  Stamford Center for the Arts (SCA), a not-for-profit cultural arts organization, is dedicated to serving as the regions premier center for the performing arts. 


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Stamford Center for the Arts
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT

After a night of highly energize comedy, unwind in one of our luxurious accommodations at the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  Our hotel offers a quiet retreat after an exciting night out on the town.  Visit our website to book your next stay.

06/24/2014

Calling All Collectors - The American Philatelic Society Stamp Show Is Back!

Stamp Collecting

Did you know that Great Britain issued the first stamp known as the “Penny Black” which featured Queen Victoria?  Since the mid-1800’s, millions of postage stamps have been issued by countries around the world.  At the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show, over 100 stamp collector dealers will be on hand to exchange, swap, trade, buy or sell stamps during this four day event.  From August 21st – August 24th, stamp collectors will enjoy stamp exhibits, live auctions, informative seminars, club meetings and more.  Whether you are a novice stamp collector or a true philatelist, there is something for everyone.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1886, the American Philatelic Society is a non-profit organization that serves stamp collectors, educators and postal historians by providing a wide variety of programs and services.  Please visit the American Philatelic Society website for more event information.

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American Philatelic Society Stamp Show
Thurs. Aug. 21st thru Sat. Aug. 23rd from 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday. Aug. 24th from 10 AM - 4 PM
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103

The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center offers guests the chance to relax and unwind before or after the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show at our on-site restaurant Senses.  Visit our website and book your next stay.

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06/17/2014

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Avon Theatre & The Wizard Of Oz!

75th Anniversary of the Avon Theatre & The Wizard Of Oz!

Somewhere over the rainbow, a magical celebration awaits for you in Stamford.  This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Avon Theatre.  To commemorate this special occasion, on Tuesday, August 12th the Avon Theatre will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the movie The Wizard Of Oz.   What better way to celebrate this timeless movie than with a night filled with family fun events?  Be sure to come dressed as your favorite Wizard Of Oz character as there will be a costume contest too!

The Avon Theater is a non-profit, member-supported cultural hub located in downtown Stamford.  Theatergoers can enjoy movies, lectures and special events that are geared toward educating and preserving the role of art on our society. 
 
Please visit the Avon Theatre site for a complete list of events or activities.

Avon thEvents and Activities:
Land of Oz Reception – 6 PM
Oz Costume Contest  – 7 PM
The Wizard Of Oz Movie – 7:30 PM

The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is located just minutes away from the Avon Theatre.  Relax and unwind in one of our guest rooms or enjoy a meal in our Senses Restaurant and Lounge.  Visit our website to book your next stay.

 

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06/10/2014

Make The Most Of Your Weekend With Our Fun Family Getaway Package

Hilton Stamford Packages

Looking for a family weekend getaway that won’t break the bank?  Why not take advantage of the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Aquarium Family Getaway Package.  The Aquarium Family Getaway Package includes accommodations for (2) adults and (2) children which includes a two night minimum stay, breakfast each morning and one day passes* to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. *Includes admission and a classic IMAX movie.   

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Visitors at the Maritime Aquarium can explore amazing underwater sea creatures, come nose-to-nose with sharks and experience the thrill of their newest attractions:  Jiggle a Jelly and Lorikeets exhibits. 

Jiggle_a_jelly_headerAt the Jiggle a Jelly exhibit; visitors can gently touch the tops of these beautiful jellyfish.  But don’t worry about being stung; the stinging cells hang from the underside of their bodies.  

LorikeetsLogo_just-wordsMaritime Aquarium isn’t just about sea creatures.  Come explore the Lorikeet exhibit.  Visitors will be amazed by this open-air aviary set within the aquarium with lorikeets flying about.  For a nominal fee, visitors can purchase nectar cups for the lorikeets to sip from.

For more information please visit the Maritime Aquarium website. 

Summer is the best time to head out for a getaway and Stamford is the perfect place to visit for a weekend of culture and fun!  The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is centrally located, making it easy to enjoy Stamford.  After a day out in the summer heat, cool down in our sparkling pool or dine in at our restaurant, Senses.   

Images provided by - Maritime Aquarium Website

06/03/2014

Stamford Downtown 2nd Annual ARTWALK

ARTWALK

Stamford Downtown will host its 2nd Annual ARTWALK on Friday, June 27th from 6 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, June 28th from Noon – 8 PM.  This event will spotlight 95 talented local artists, photographers and sculptors who will be presenting their artwork in a range of styles and mediums.  Visitors and residents of Stamford are invited to stroll through town and enjoy this outdoor art exhibit.  There will also be events for the whole family to enjoy including outdoor art classes, yoga in the park and Kids Draw Free program.  All artwork will be available for purchase. 

Please visit the Stamford Downtown website for a list of scheduled events and route map. 

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The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is only minutes away from Downtown Stamford.  Our central location makes it easy to enjoy the ARTWALK and then relax and unwind in our guestrooms or suites.  Visit our website and book your weekend getaway in Stamford.

05/27/2014

Jazz Up July Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

The Stamford Town Center in partnership with Purdue Pharma, will host its annual Jazz Up July outdoor summer concerts series.   The concerts take place on the Bud Light Stage in Columbus Park on Wednesday nights from July 9 through July 30 starting at 6:30 pm.  This year's concert will not only feature jazz, but several different genres of music.  All children 12 and under are FREE.

Please visit the Stamford Downtown website for more details.

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  • $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July
  • Children aged 12 and under are free
  • Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
  • Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street
  • Bags & coolers are subject to search

The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is just a quick 5 minute drive from Columbus Park and the outdoor summer Jazz Up July  concert series in Stamford, plus we offer stylish and affordable accommodations for your stay in the area.  Visit the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center website to reserve your stay or to learn more about our hotel.

 

05/20/2014

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 17th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Wine Tasting

On Friday, June 7th from 6 – 10 PM, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT, will host its 17th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction.  Come explore the latest wines from bold reds to vintage whites.  A new feature of this year’s silent auction; Wine glassesattendees will be able to use our Mobile Bidding system for easy and paperless bidding.  Whether you're new to wine or an experienced wine drinker, here's a chance to learn about and try some new wines. 

Please visit the Stamford Museum & Nature Center website for information on ticket sales and wine vendors.  The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers children and families a place to learn about the natural world, the agricultural sciences, astronomy, art, and history. 

We hope you enjoy the Stamford Museum & Nature Center 17th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction!  If you need overnight accommodations, the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is a great choice.  Visit our website to book your stay.

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