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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…)

Chow Down at the Fall Food Truck Festival in Hamden this Friday

Posted On: Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The tastiest treats from forty-five outstanding local vendors will be filing into Hamden Town Center Park this Friday, Oct. 17, for the Fall Food Truck Festival scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents of the Seramonte apartments in Hamden can kick back after a long week of work and take a night off from cooking, instead opting to enjoy the crisp Connecticut weather while filling their stomachs full with amazing local flavors.

From classic favorites like barbecue and pizza to seafood and homemade soups, there is something to delight the taste buds of every attendee of the festival. (There will also be vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options from several of the vendors. See the full listing of participating vendors here.) Bring a friend or your whole family to this fun event and enjoy music, live entertainment and even children’s activities! Admission is FREE to Hamden residents and visitors. (more…)

Celebrate Fall at the Great Pumpkin Festival near Hamden

Posted On: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Costumes, concerts and pumpkins, oh my! If you’re a Halloween enthusiast or pumpkin carving pro, you won’t want to miss the Great Pumpkin Festival coming up October 18 in Stratford. Held at Boothe Memorial Park, residents of the Seramonte apartment community in Hamden are a quick 20 minute car or train ride away from this annual fall festival and all that it has to offer.

The fun will kick off at 1 p.m. and highlights include live music, bounce houses, horse-drawn hayrides, crafts, face painting and more! Bunnell High School STAGE theater group will be performing skits throughout the day and costumed actors from the Players at Putney Gardens will also be making appearances in the crowd. (more…)

Get in the Halloween Spirit at Connecticut’s Best Apartment Communities

Posted On: Friday, October 10th, 2014

CTBestApts Candy Corn Contest 2014Halloween is only a few weeks away and CTBest Apartments has some wonderfully ghoulish ideas already brewing to celebrate the holiday, starting with our annual candy guessing game and a spook-tacular night of arts and crafts at Morgan Manor in Stamford!

Be sure to mark your calendars to stop by the Community Room at Morgan Manor on Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show off your costume, enjoy tasty apple cider, festive treats and crafting fun for all ages! Parking will be available on Morgan Street and balloons will be outside the pedestrian gate to mark the way. Please send your RSVP to dligouri@ctbestapts.com.

Residents at any of our apartment communities in Stamford, Branford, Hamden or Norwalk can also get in the fall spirit by guessing the number of candy corns in the pictured jar for their chance to win a prize! Head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages and comment on our candy corn contest photo to tell us your best guess! The resident who either has the correct answer or has the closest guess will win a $25 VISA gift card! We’ll announce the winner at 5 p.m. on Halloween. (more…)

Branford Residents Fall for Montoya Condominiums

Posted On: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Branford Condominiums at MontoyaLocated just minutes from Branford Town Center, Yale University and the vibrant city of New Haven, the condominium rentals at Montoya are giving residents lots of reasons to fall in love this fall! In addition to its spacious floor plans and picturesque views of the changing seasons, this beautiful shoreline community has a variety of features that make the list of must-haves for renters.

Exteriors of Montoya highlight beautifully landscaped grounds and private entrances within a courtyard setting. Interiors include: (more…)

Take Home some Local Art from the Street Seats Auction in Stamford

Posted On: Friday, September 26th, 2014

If you enjoyed walking from your downtown Stamford apartment and seeing the Street Seats Art in Public Places exhibit throughout the city earlier this summer, you may be lucky enough to call one of this unique pieces of art your own! The 40 benches designed by local artists were used during one of Stamford’s most colorful outdoor exhibits and are slated to be auctioned off on Wednesday, October 8.

The auction will take place at Seven Landmark Square at 101 Broad Street in Stamford, just minutes away from downtown Stamford apartment rentals at Hoyt Bedford, Morgan Manor and The Townhouse. Tickets to this exciting event can be purchased for $40 per person and will be used to contribute to the community through the non-profit Stamford Downtown Special Services District (DSSD), with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Curtain Call and The Palace, two of the city’s most beloved theaters and production companies. (more…)

Chow Down at Chowder Challenge for a Cause near Hamden

Posted On: Friday, September 19th, 2014

What do the Guilford Green, the city’s best chefs, delicious homemade chowder and YOU have in common? They are all key ingredients to the Shoreline Chamber’s first annual Chowder for a Challenge event, located about 10 minutes away from the Hamden apartment rentals at Seramonte. During this walking tour/tasting, participants will serve as the judges and will ultimately decide which chef has earned the title of chowder king.

Slated for Sept. 27 from noon to 3 p.m., this fun event will bring together residents of the community and talented staff members from fantastic local restaurants, including Ballou’s, Whitfield’s, The Guilford Lobster Pound, Color’s Café, Cilantro’s, Centro Pizza, The Stone House, The Brownstone and KC’s pub.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person. (more…)

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…)