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Shop for Treasures at the Old Fashioned Flea Market in Norwalk

Posted On: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Old Fashioned Flea Market in NorwalkHome to the historic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Norwalk is a city with deep roots in culture and American history, showcasing unparalleled architectural style in many buildings that are beloved by the locals. This Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents of Norwalk are invited to shop for hidden treasures at the seventh annual Old Fashioned Flea Market at the historic and breathtaking Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.

Take a stroll down memory lane as you browse through items from more than 80 vendors in the area, including repurposed furniture, decorative accessories, collectibles, jewelry, household items, clothing and more. In addition to being a treasure hunter’s paradise, the event will also showcase classic and antique rides at a car show that is sure to delight the automobile enthusiasts in the group. Meanwhile, guests will be entertained by jazz, swing and contemporary live music from the Bob Button Big Band and the students from The Pop Music Academy of Stamford. (more…)

Enjoy a Bedtime Story and Pajama Party at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk

Posted On: Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Stepping Stones Museum in NorwalkThis Friday, Sept. 12, put on your pajamas and head over to Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s story time and a pajama party from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stepping Stones is located only minutes away from the Morningside Gardens apartment community and offers fun for all ages and Norwalk families.

Friday’s story will feature a favorite from the Berenstain Bears collection , following Sister Bear as she goes to school for her first day of kindergarten.  It will be shown on a large screen for all to see and afterward, will be brought to life as the storybook character comes to visit Stepping Stones! Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment when your little one meets the characters. (more…)

Travel Back in Time at The Way We Worked Exhibit at SMNC

Posted On: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Smart phones, iPads, laptops, and video conferencing are all staples in today’s fast-paced, highly digital workplace, but what was it like to work 100 years ago? This September, Stamford apartment residents can take their children to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center to explore the new exhibit, The Way We Worked, and discover firsthand some of the tools and methods that were used in the early 20th century.

Get ready to take a step back in time on Thursday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when you will have the chance to experience making apple cider and butter by hand, learn the art of processing fibers like wool and flax, grind corn and hear about Stamford’s milling history. Of course, visitors will also be able to create crafts to take home and enjoy a hayride around the farm. Finally, finish off the day with a lesson in campfire building and enjoy a special treat cooked over the open flame! (more…)

Arts and Crafts Festival to Take Over Bedford Street

Posted On: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Traffic will be slowing down to a stop on Bedford Street on Saturday, Sept. 20-21, 2014, but in this particular instance, residents of Stamford will be excited for the change of pace on the normally busy boulevard as they look forward to shopping at one of the year’s best festivals.

Arts and Crafts on Bedford is now celebrating its 14th year, held in the vibrant downtown Stamford area where shoppers from all over the city can browse, shop and play! Attendees of this free event will also be able to satisfy their appetites when dining at this year’s extended Sidewalk Café.

Saturday’s event will begin at 11 a.m. and wrap up at 8 p.m. and the family-friendly festival will reopen on Sunday, September 21 at 10 a.m. before ending at 5 p.m. (more…)

Montoya Condominiums Offer A+ Rental Opportunities in Branford

Posted On: Friday, August 29th, 2014

Branford Condominiums at MontoyaMany children along the Connecticut shoreline have started school this week, but we know that students aren’t the only ones who will be making great grades this year! The Montoya condominium rentals in Branford offer “A+” opportunities with a beautiful location and unparalleled access to the city’s best entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining.

When searching for a new rental in Branford, here are just a few of the ways the Montoya makes the grade: (more…)

Top 10 Things to Do at the Norwalk Oyster Festival

Posted On: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

What do you get when you combine fresh seafood, live music from Grammy award winning artists, an interactive pirate exhibit, an arts and crafts show and a carnival? Another exciting Oyster Festival in Norwalk, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year!  Mark your calendars to attend the festival Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7 in Veteran’s Park, just blocks away from the Morningside Gardens apartment community in Norwalk. (more…)

Enjoy Fall Fun at Lyman Orchards near Seramonte in Hamden

Posted On: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

If you live in the Hamden area and haven’t been through the stunning sunflower maze at Lyman Orchards this August, you still have a few more days to make the trip and take the tour before these beautiful blooms are replaced by a two-mile corn maze! Known as “Connecticut’s Sweet Spot,” Lyman Orchards is a popular destination for families and residents of Hamden and the surrounding areas, located about 20 minutes away from the apartment rentals at Seramonte. (more…)

Explore What’s Hiding in the Trees at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Posted On: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This month, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center invites YOU and your family to discover a different kind of “home” and get an up-close-and-personal look at the animals that live in… trees! From tiny crawling creatures to birds and mammals, this interactive exhibition encourages learning while providing plenty of family fun in downtown Stamford.

The exhibit will be open until Sept. 1, showcasing two interactive indoor tree houses and a scavenger hunt where children can act as investigators by following clues to spot animals in their natural habitats. For a closer look, your tiny scientist can even “climb” into the Crow’s Nest! Additional features of this exhibit include touch screen games and discovery drawers that demonstrate how loggers turn timber into items we use in our everyday lives. Finally, children can design their very own tree houses using wooden building toys and take them home as souvenirs from their memorable visit to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. (more…)

Celebrate the New School Year and Enter CTBestApts’ Backpack Giveaway

Posted On: Monday, August 18th, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Tax-free week is finally upon us and many students and parents are gearing up for the new school year ahead. To help offset the added costs of purchasing new school supplies, CTBestApts is excited to be giving away a backpack filled with many school essentials later this month.

To enter the back-to-school backpack contest, residents of the apartment rentals in Stamford, Norwalk, Hamden and Branford are invited to submit their entries by sending a private message to CTBestApts on Facebook that includes their name, building, and apartment number, along with the age and grade of their student. You can also stop by any of our leasing offices to enter in person. The deadline for participation is Tuesday, Aug. 26, and a winner will be announced on the CTBestApts Facebook page on Wednesday, Aug. 27. (more…)

Enjoy Scrumptious Dining at Stamford Restaurant Weeks: August 18-September 1

Posted On: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

stamford restaurant week 2014Foodies along the Connecticut shoreline have their forks and taste buds ready for a wow-worthy dining experience at one of the 30 eateries participating in this year’s Restaurant Weeks in Stamford. Mouths are already watering in anticipation of this exciting food extravaganza, featuring two weeks’ worth of special multi-course menus and amazing dining deals, beginning this Sunday, August 18 through Monday, September 1. (more…)