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Discover How ART ROCKS! Camp will be Rocking Hamden this Summer

Posted On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

ART ROCKS Summer Camp in StamfordThe countdown to the end of the school year has begun, and if you are looking for some fun activities for your artsy child this summer, ART ROCKS! Summer Camp may be a great solution for you. Campers thrive in the arts-centered environment where they can express their creativity, explore new ideas, develop skills and build self-esteem— all while doing what they love!  With new themes for campers every week (on the farm, geography, under the sea, at the zoo, etc.) ART ROCKS! Summer Camp is great for both crafty children and parents alike. (more…)

Celebrate Earth Day: ‘Party for the Planet’ at Beardsley Zoo

Posted On: Monday, April 21st, 2014

Earth Day near Hamden ApartmentsLooking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate Earth Day this year?  We know just the place! Beardsley Zoo will be hosting a variety of unique, environmentally-friendly vendors at its ‘Party for the Planet’ event this Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. and YOU are invited!

Conveniently located near the New Haven area, the event will be perfect for a day trip with friends or a family outing.  Aside from the zoo’s regular display of over 300 animals representing North and South American species, vendors will be displaying their own ‘green’ products for guests to peruse. From recycled jewelry to cleaning products to lawn care items, you are sure to see something exceptional. Come learn about how you can do your part to keep our Earth healthy and thriving while taking in the beauty of nature and its animals, all in one stop! (more…)

Share your Easter Photos; WIN a $50 VISA Card

Posted On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Easter near Connecticut ApartmentsHow do you plan on celebrating the upcoming holiday weekend? Whether you are searching for eggs, taking photos with the Easter Bunny and attending a spring festival, CTBestApts invites you to take photos and share them with us on social media. Individuals that enter the Easter Holiday Contest will go into a drawing for a $50 VISA card. One resident from apartments in Stamford, Norwalk, Hamden and Branford will win.

Residents have two different ways to share their Easter photos: Facebook and Instagram. (more…)

Start a Tradition with the Easter Apple Hunt at Lyman Orchards

Posted On: Friday, April 11th, 2014

Easter Apple Hunt near Hamden ApartmentsAre you looking to start a unique Easter tradition with your kids, just minutes from Hamden apartments? Lyman Orchards is hosting its annual Easter Apple Hunt on Saturday, April 12 at the Apple Barrel for kids ages one to 10.

Located in a hay maze, kids will have the fun opportunity to hunt for some delicious apples instead of eggs! Along with the Apple Hunt, kids can meet the Easter Bunny, get their face painted and even watch a free magic show. The family can also enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides for children and delicious food. The Outdoor Grill will be open for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (more…)

Enjoy a Stamford Staycation this Spring Break

Posted On: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Cove Island Park in StamfordSpring break for Stamford Public Schools is just around the corner (April 14 through18) and if your family has opted not to hit the road that week, there are still plenty of options for spring break-style fun right here in Stamford. 

Why not turn your Stamford spring break into a staycation? Staying close to home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on vacation-like fun. Here are just a few of the many fun things you should add to your Stamford staycation Itinerary:   (more…)

Summer Camp Opportunities at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Posted On: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Summer Camp near Stamford ApartmentsSend your little ones on an adventure this summer! Registration is now open for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Summer Scene 2014 Summer Camp Programs. These day camps feature outdoor and educational experiences for children of almost all ages. The best part is, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is just minutes from apartments at Hoyt Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse.

For children 4 years old to Kindergarten, the Creative Kids Nature Camps are three hour programs that will have them visiting Heckscher Farm and exploring the outdoors. Arts and crafts will also be on the agenda. Program leaders are experienced teachers who have taught at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center previously. Themes for the Creative Kids Nature Camps will change on a weekly basis. (more…)

Branford’s Weekend Forecast Calls for Chili

Posted On: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Branford Chili for a CauseWhen was the last time you had a delicious bowl of chili? Sunday, March 29, the second annual Chili Challenge for a Cause will be held at the Branford Green Merchant District. From noon to 3 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to walk down Main Street and sample 16 different chili recipes from local restaurants.

What is good chili without a friendly competition?  Vote for your favorite chili to help determine a winner. Each participating restaurant and caterer will choose a charity of their choice, and a donation will be made to the winning chef’s charity. The winner will also receive a “Branford’s Best Chili 2014” trophy. (more…)

10 Reasons Why Stamford is the Perfect Place to Rent

Posted On: Friday, March 21st, 2014

Downtown StamfordWhy do so many Stamford residents love their city? From delicious restaurants to quick access to the ocean, there are plenty of reasons why Stamford is a popular choice among apartment renters.

Here are 10 of our favorite reasons Stamford is a great place to live:

1. The great outdoors.  Hike, bike or run around Mianus Maze’s 14-mile loop. Experience the outdoors without having to stray too far from the city.

2. A shopper’s paradise. With 130 stores at Stamford Town Center, residents can find what they are looking for without going far. They can also enjoy some great restaurants such as California Pizza Kitchen, Cosi and more.

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Stamford Residents Invited to Draw with the Artists at LAA

Posted On: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

DrawOn at LAA near Stamford ApartmentsThe Loft Artists Association (LAA) invites students and the public to join them this Saturday, March 22, 2014 for a FREE Draw On workshop. From noon until 2:30 p.m., Stamford residents will have the opportunity to draw alongside LAA artists with paper and a variety of drawing supplies available. Located at 575 Pacific Street, this is a great opportunity for residents of apartments at Hoyt Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse to showcase their creative side.

Whether you are an art newbie or a creative genius, Draw On will give you an opportunity to pick the brains of LAA’s talented artists. In addition to the opportunities to create a masterpiece, there will be a musical still life set-up from the Stamford Young Artists, as well as live models from The Ballet School of Stamford and Curtain Call. (more…)

New Haven Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Parade THIS Sunday

Posted On: Friday, March 14th, 2014

New Haven St Patricks Day ParadeSince March 17, 1842, the town of New Haven has hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year, the parade will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Located just a short drive from Branford and Hamden apartments, the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the perfect way for residents to have a wee bit of fun this holiday.

This year’s parade route will differ slightly. Due to construction on Chapel Street, the parade will begin on Edgewood at the corner of Sherman Avenue and march down Howe Street before turning right onto Chapel Street for the traditional final stretch.

The parade lasts approximately three hours and features bagpipers, local marching bands, traditional Irish dancers and much more. The 2014 Grand Marshal of the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Kelly Canning Ruickholt. (more…)