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Put Your Imagination in Gear at SMNC’s “A Billion Bricks” LEGO® Exhibit

Posted On: Friday, November 21st, 2014

things to do near apartments in Stamford, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, lego, A Billion BricksAt the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, families can always find plenty of activities to do, lots to explore and innovate ways to put their imaginations to work! Beginning November 22, the museum will open its “A Billion Bricks” LEGO® exhibit for the sixth year, conveniently located near the apartment rentals at Morgan Manor in Stamford.

Most adults can recall fond childhood memories using LEGOs® or building blocks to create their own unique worlds—capturing the heart of what the exhibit showcases. The sculpture-like display will have custom designed LEGO® vehicles that move through the imaginary world where any kind of travel is possible!

Aside from the exhibit, SMNC will also host interactive family workshops beginning in January. These workshops include: (more…)

CTBestApts Residents Give Back at Annual Community Food Drive

Posted On: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Annual Food Drive near Stamford apartmentsThe Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to give back to those in need this month? CTBestApts would like to invite residents, staff and visitors of its Stamford and Hamden apartment communities to give back this holiday season by donating canned goods during its annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Taking place from now through Dec. 31, 2014, residents can drop off their non-perishable food items at the Leasing Center located at 112 Hoyt Street in Stamford or at 1 Kaye Plaza in Hamden. Be sure to look for the burgundy box labeled “Food Drive” to drop off your donations. Examples of acceptable donation items include: (more…)

Visit the 13th Annual Festival of Lighthouses in Norwalk

Posted On: Monday, November 17th, 2014

Living only minutes from the Maritime Aquarium is just one of the many perks of renting an apartment at Morningside Gardens in Norwalk! The aquarium’s special events and new and exciting exhibits continue to draw in thousands of visitors every year. On Nov. 22, 2014, visitors can enjoy much more than the marine life of the Long Island Sound by stopping by the 13th annual Festival of Lighthouses exhibition. (more…)

See the UBS Parade Spectacular from Your Stamford Apartment

Posted On: Monday, November 10th, 2014

UBS Parade Spectacular, Stamford apartment rentalsOne of the largest helium balloon parades in the country is coming to Stamford this November, bringing with it enormous versions of your children’s favorite friends! The UBS Parade Spectacular will star the larger-than-life characters of Sesame Street, Scooby Doo, Shrek, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many more! Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 23 at noon to enjoy all the fun that is only footsteps away from CTBest apartment rentals in downtown Stamford.

Last year, the magnificent display drew more than 100,000 spectators from the area and the surrounding states. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger and better! (more…)

Honor Hamden Veterans at Special Events near Seramonte

Posted On: Friday, November 7th, 2014

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This month as you reflect on the things and people in your life that you are most thankful for, don’t forget to pay tribute to the service men and women who have served our nation proudly! Join the residents of the city of Hamden as they celebrate American Veterans at these upcoming events near Seramonte apartments.

On Friday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Davenport-Dunbar Senior Residence located at 225 Putnam Avenue, where 45 veterans currently reside. According to a recent article in the CT Post Chronicle, former Legislative Councilman Henry Candido (also a resident of Davenport-Dunbar) organized the event upon finding out that there had never been a veteran’s ceremony.  Highlights of the ceremony will include a photo wall of all the servicemen, musical presentations, several speakers and Mayor Scott Jackson as the Master of Ceremonies. (more…)

Experience the “Treat” of Easy Living at Montoya Condos in Branford

Posted On: Friday, October 31st, 2014

A beautiful seaside town nestled near the shores of Long Island Sound, Branford has so much to offer those who are searching for the perfect place to live, work and play! If you feel like you’ve been going apartment or condominium “trick or treating” by going door to door searching for a great place to rent, you’ll be relieved to learn that the community of Montoya offers lots of treats that make it an ideal choice for laid back living in Branford.

Here are just a few of the perks you can enjoy when you rent a condo at Montoya: (more…)

Enjoy a Chili Cook-off for a Cause in Stamford this Sunday

Posted On: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The temperatures in Fairfield County may be dropping this weekend, potentially bringing in the first snow flurries of the season, but things will be heating up at Stamford Museum and Nature Center during the seventh annual charity chili cook-off. Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stamford residents are invited to get warm and fill up on delicious chili from a variety of local vendors, then cast their vote for their favorite.

Non-members of SM&NC can purchase regular admission tickets for $10 per person (children ages 10 and over) and will have access to explore all of the museum’s trails, animals and exhibits, including the larger than life vehicles at Touch-a-Truck, also being held on Sunday.  A suggested donation for the chili cook-off is $10 per person, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting a fantastic cause— The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. You can also opt to bring a bag of non-perishable food items to donate and enjoy tasting and voting at no additional cost. (more…)

What’s Happening in Stamford this Weekend?

Posted On: Friday, October 24th, 2014

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While you’ve been busy working or attending classes all week, we’ve been hard at work finding cool Stamford events for you to attend this weekend so you can relax, unwind, or just have fun with family! With a “Walker’s Paradise” Score of 97, The Townhouse apartment rentals offer quick and convenient access to all of Stamford’s best amenities, perfect for couples, families or roommates who enjoy a downtown lifestyle.

Here are the events you don’t want to miss this weekend: (more…)

Step into Your Superhero Costume for a Party at the BOO-seum in Norwalk

Posted On: Monday, October 20th, 2014

Stepping Stones Museum in NorwalkIf you could be any superhero for the day, who would it be? This month, you have the chance to dress up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or another favorite hero at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. The museum is celebrating its 10th annual Monster Mash, themed “Heroes and Heroines,” on Saturday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and your whole family is invited!

Located just minutes away from the apartment rentals at Morningside Gardens, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a beloved treasure for many Norwalk families, hosting many exciting events for all ages, all year long. Known for offering hands-on learning and mind-boggling interactive exhibits, children are always delighted for the chance to visit and will love celebrating Halloween in style! Aside from the costume party, the Monster Mash will be filled with tricks and treats, a scavenger hunt, hero-themed games, as well as a festive parade! (more…)

Learn the History Behind the Witch Hat at Fairfield Museum near Norwalk

Posted On: Friday, October 17th, 2014

During the Halloween season, we often associate witches with broomsticks, black hats, pointy noses, green faces and a cackling laughter. On Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be hosting “Museum After Dark,” exposing the true story behind witches at one of its new exhibits, Accused: Fairfield’s Witchcraft Trials.

Visitors will be guided through the early history of witch trials all over Connecticut, including those held on the historic Fairfield Town Green in 1653, 1654 and 1692. While the Salem trials are more well-known, the trials in Fairfield during the same time period are representative of how 17th century New Englanders often responded to their fears about the unknown. (more…)