A spectacular summer fireworks display, home town parades along our Main Streets, blow-out sales on tens of thousands of books, gallery openings and artist receptions, musical events in historic venues such as one of the last standing Catskills resorts and an awe-inspiring former church building with perfect acoustics, theater, dance, comedy, film, writer’s evenings and open mic’s, golf tournaments on an 18-hole championship course, farm tours, farmer’s markets, historic re-enactments – and more!
From annual festivals celebrating horseshoes, our heritage, and scarecrows to one of the area’s largest antique car shows, our many events will keep you so busy you’ll need another vacation!
Below is the Calendar of Events brought to you by the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce. This Calendar includes non-chamber member events. You may view the events in either a Calendar View or an Agenda view by using the appropriately named buttons.
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We look forward to welcoming you to our area and we know you will have fun!
The 1941 movie How Green Was my Valley, portraying the struggles of a Welsh mining family, won five Academy Awards, but it almost did not get made. Producer Darryl Zanuck, who received the Oscar for best picture, threatened to fire screenwriter Philip Dunne, whose screenplay was nominated but did not win, several times in the months preceding production. In the years leading up to the Hollywood Blacklist, Zanuck was concerned that the minersâ€™ decision to unionize might be seen as a bit pink. You may find that hard to believe once you’ve see it. Dunneâ€™s daughter Philippa will introduce the movie, and discuss how the fears that almost kept How Green Was my Valley out of production later inflicted a blacklist of sorts within her elementary school, a kind of amateur hour reprise of the House of UnAmerican Activities.
When the great Bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis P. Suter sing, he was visibly impressed and said so after her opening set for him at BB Kings NYC. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked: “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.”