Stamford’s Harbor Point readies for a summer of fun, food and festivities

pl0531culture-005cAbove, Stamford Conn.’s Harbor Point residential and commercial neighborhood, located in the city’s South End, has announced a full slate of activities through the summer, including a car show, road races, art festival and paddleboard demonstrations.

It may still be spring, but Stamford’s Harbor Point area already has plans for the summer.

In June and July, alone, there are about six new events aimed at drawing all ages to Building and Land Technology’s residential and commercial development in the city’s South End.

It begins on Sunday, June 7, with a car show (rain date June 14), followed by a best bartender event on June 17. The Half Full Brewery 5K race sets off June 20, while the Young Mariners Waterfront Summer Festival arrives July 18 to 19. Those who appreciate fine arts may tarry at the Harbor Point Arts Festival July 24 to 25. Exhale Paddleboard & Outdoor Yoga will be at the Point July 18 and 24, August 8, 22 and 29.

The Farmer’s Market will soon offer up its bounty at Commons Park, and free outdoor movies will commence on Friday nights. First up is “Frozen.”

Ongoing programs include kayak and paddleboard rentals through the Young Mariners; public sails by SoundWaters; group bike rides by Pacific Swim Bike Run; and evening “Pub Runs” led by Fleet Feet Sports.

New restaurants also are opening up in the area, including the Italian restaurant Fortina and Bare Burger, which will joining several other restaurants, including chef Aaron Sánchez’s Paloma, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, World of Beer, The Hut in Commons Park and others.

If you are hoping to make Harbor Point your destination, there are several ways to get there. Of course, you can hop in the car, but there also is the Harbor Point Water Taxi which connects the Harbor Point Waterfront to   and Crab Shell. Boaters are welcome, too.  Transient slips are available on East and West branches of the Harbor.
A trolley also runs from the Stamford Train Station and Downtown Stamford to Harbor Point and can be tracked online or followed with a free smartphone app, according to a recent news release.

For information, visit here or Harbor Point’s Facebook p



Christina Hennessy