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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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You can celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50 years of music with friends and fans in Danbury on Friday, July 3, when Ives Concert Park offers a simulcast of that night’s concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The concert will be shown on a jumbo screen at the concert park, on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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GBS’ Eric Jacobsen to conduct free family pops concert at Seaside Park, fireworks to follow

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Here’s the latest: The Barnum Festival’s Greater Bridgeport Symphony outdoor free pops concert in Seaside Park Friday night will feature Maestro Eric Jacobsen (above) and a program that includes: Tchaikovsky’s movement 4 from Symphony No. 4 and “1812” Overture, Bernstein’s “Candide” Overture, movement 4 from Dvorak’s “New World,” as well as Sousa’s Washington Post March […] [Read More]
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The new Levitt Pavilion, following several years of planning and construction, inaugurated its $9 million venue in 2014. It comes back in 2015 with a new season that kicks off on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Westport’s Levitt Pavilion opens for season on June 28

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The Levitt Pavilion, which has been providing mostly free, outdoor summer entertainment from its perch alongside Westport’s Saugatuck River since the early 1970s, is once again rolling out a season of song, dance, film, comedy and the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series. However, it will start with one of its few ticketed evenings. The tickets […] [Read More]
Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art gallery and cafe in Stamford, Conn., will feature new menu items, including macaroons from Sweet Pistachio, a dessert company run by the cafe's chef Erin Emmett.

Stamford’s Franklin Street Works offers new brunch menu, lunch dishes

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You may come for the art, but Franklin Street Works Cafe hopes you will stay for the food. The contemporary art space, which opened in 2011 in downtown Stamford, recently expanded its cafe menu, which includes new selections for lunch and a weekend brunch menu. Look for locally sourced ingredients and some fresh vegetables and […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Historical Society to host Green Market dinner

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The Greenwich Historical Society will host a Green Market Supper at month’s end, inspired by and featuring meals made from the garden at its Bush-Holley House. The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 26, will start with cocktails and a stroll around the grounds, the same site that inspired the American […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Art Society puts out the call for intrepid travelers

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The Greenwich Art Society has teamed up with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to offer an eight-day tour to Cuba later this year. The trip is open to all those who are interested in learning more about this Caribbean nation’s artistic and cultural history. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, tour participants and their guides will […] [Read More]
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‘Sneaky Chef’ among speakers at ‘Conversations’ event in Danbury

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Celebrity chef Missy Chase Lapine, originator of the Sneaky Chef Method and series of books, including the New York Times best-seller, “The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals,” will be among the speakers at the annual “Conversations with Extraordinary Women” in Danbury. Organized by the Women’s Business Council, an […] [Read More]
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New Canaan chef Silvia Baldini gets a chance on ‘Chopped’

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Just when are chicken wings sweet and tomato soup and cake more than they appear? It’s when you happen to be a chef on Food Network‘s “Chopped,” and the episode is titled “Fake Cake, Real Stakes.” New Canaan chef Silvia Baldini navigated her way through such culinary trickery recently while competing on that particular episode, […] [Read More]