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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…)

A Guide to a Wee Bit of St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Fairfield County

Posted On: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Tigin Irish Pub near Stamford ApartmentsThe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stamford may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are over in Fairfield County. From scavenger hunts to road races, there are plenty of opportunities for residents of Connecticut apartments in Fairfield County to have a wee bit of fun this St. Patrick’s Day.

Tigin Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (Stamford): On Monday, March 17, Tigin Irish Pub will open its doors at 9 a.m. for an all day St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Live entertainment, from music to Irish dancers, will be available throughout the day. Children are invited to attend the celebration in the morning, but at 1 p.m. it becomes 21 and older with a $10 cover charge. Prior to Monday’s event, Tigin’s will host several lead up events including the Leary Foundation Guest Bartender event on Friday, March 14 where guest firefighters will be behind the bar pouring pints to benefit the Leary Foundation. Advance tickets are available for the event on March 17. Click here for more information. (more…)

Connecticut Dance Center Offers Summer Camp Opportunities

Posted On: Friday, March 7th, 2014

Although it’s still cold outside, it’s not too early to check out some of this summer’s great camp options located near your Stamford apartment.

Keep your little princes and princesses entertained this summer with the Connecticut Dance Center Summer Camps. These fun summer dance camps will keep your children entertained while learning about dance and being active. (more…)